Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Sofrito Compilation

Sofrito is at it again.  The international coalition of dj's and producers committed to making people dance across several continents are set to release their second compilation, International Soundclash, July 24th in conjunction with Strut Records.  Sofrito take an approach that I love: taking the best danceable music from all over the world and mixing it together to create a consistent, funky vibe.  Funk is universal, and Sofrito is your interpreter.  Dig a free track in advance of the album's release next month.  For those across the pond in the UK, check out their record release party in London July 20th.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Afrobeat for Ya Soul BK Edition

Afrobeat for Ya Soul, D.C.'s hottest Afrocentric dance party is coming to Planet Brooklyn June 28th courtesy of The Lunchbox TheoryMickey Perez will be on the 1's and 2's along with Girl vs. Machine at One Last Shag starting at 8pm.  Best of all, admission is free.  Just bring your positivity and energy to share.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Afro Disco Track

Many of you know, I have a deep love for all musics afro-disco associated.  This remix of The Bank's track from Frank Agrario touches my afro-disco soul. Dig it.

New Video from SL Refugee All-Stars

The World Food Program USA and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have joined forces to bring attention to the urgent issue of global hunger. Their new video Big Fat Dog, off their seriously nasty new album Radio Salone (produced by Ticklah) was filmed in Freetown, Sierra Leone and addresses an issue that's all too familiar to Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars: the divide between those who have plenty and those who have little. 

For the third time in a decade, drought in the Sahel region of Africa is threatening millions of people with hunger. Meanwhile, conflict in Mali has forced at least 300,000 people to flee their homes, adding to the hunger crisis both in Mali and neighboring countries. The UN World Food Program and its partners have launched a regional response to bring food assistance to more than 9 million people in eight countries.  Dig the album, join the fight against global hunger and support World Food Program USA. Text AID to 27722 to make a $10 donation. 

Catch The All-Stars in Concert on their World Tour:

Thu Jun 21   Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA
Fri Jun 22   Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square PA  
Sat Jun 23   Iron Horse, Northampton MA  
Sun Jun 24   Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA  
Tue Jun 26   The Hamilton, Washington DC  
Thu Jun 28   Bearsville Theater, Woodstock NY  
Fri Jun 29   Highline Ballroom, New York NY  
Sat Jun 30   Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester NY  
Sun Jul 01   TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto ON   
Tue Jul 03   The Beachcomber, Wellfleet MA  
Thu Jul 05   Bridge Street Live, Collinsville CT  
Fri Jul 06   West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY  
Sat Jul 07   Higher Ground, South Burlington VT  
Sun Jul 08   RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa ON   
Tue Jul 10   Festival Nuits d'Afrique, Montreal QC   
Wed Jul 11   Festival D'été International De Quebec, Quebec QC   
Fri Jul 13   Masala Festival, Hannover Germany  
Mon Jul 23   Mar de Musicas, Cartagena Spain  
Sun Jul 29   Festival Du Labyrinthe De La Voix, Saint-Junien France  
Thu Aug 02   Pickathon, Happy Valley OR   

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Dopeness from Nickodemus

One of the dopest dj's NY has ever seen is spinning this weekend in BK.  Nickodemus will be on the 1's and 2's this Sunday at the DeKalb Market (for free!) to celebrate the release of his new album Moon People, out June 19th on ESL Records.  Dig the link to a live mix from the master blaster below to get a taste of what he's all about.  

Nickodemus LIVE @ theLIFT / 1 year anniversary Jan. 2011

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Single to Benefit AIDS Research

Red Hot is back at it again.  The first single featuring ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, tUnE-yArDs, and Akua Naru from their forthcoming album, (RED) Hot + Fela, out this fall on Knitting Factory Records, is out today via Itunes and Soundcloud.  All proceeds from the album go towards AIDS research via (RED) and The Red Hot Organization.  Dig the track below, buy it for a good cause, and keep an ear out for the full album later this year.