HARD NYC: Crookers, Major Lazer, Rusko, Jack Beats & Destructo

hardnyc1The Bowery Presents HARD NYC: Crookers, Major Lazer, Rusko, Jack Beats & Destructo at Terminal 5, October 10th.

Crookers are DJ Phra and Bot, two Italian DJ’s/producers who met in 2003. Drawing from influences of house, hip hop and beyond, Crookers blend their beats with fidget house finesse. Crookers have sleazed out dance floors with a catalogue of original tracks that startle and surprise, but it’s their work as remixers that have made them one of the most sought out in the business. The duo has reworked tracks for the likes of Kid Cudi, The Chemical Brothers, Armand Van Helden, Bonde do Role, Brodinski and Chromeo. The result is a twisted blend of glitch, tech and distortion.

Major Lazer are uber-producers Diplo and Switch, who are out to subdue the forces of evil with a batch of futuristic dancehall bangers. Recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica, the product of this collaboration, Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do (out now on Downtown Records), runs global pop culture through the filter of Major Lazer’s particular brand of 80′s-inspired digital dancehall – at once an homage to a bygone era and a look to the future of dance music.

Advance Tickets are available at Ticketmaster:

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9 PM – 2 AM
All Ages

$30 Pre-Sale Tickets, $35 Limited Advance Tickets, $40 Advance Tickets / $125 Advance VIP Tickets, $135 Day of Show VIP Tickets: includes special VIP area & top shelf open bar. All VIP priveleges are strictly 21+, will call only.

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Giant Step Presents Miguel Migs at Hudson

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Giant Step’s biweekly DJ series at Hudson welcomes back world-renowned Bay Area DJ/producer Miguel Migs on Monday, September 21 to celebrate the release of Get Salted Vol. 2. Hudson #13 will also feature a live performance by special guest Lisa Shaw.

Free Download: Lisa Shaw – Like I Want To (Dutchican Soul Vocal Rub)

Hudson
356 W 58th St.
New York, NY

7PM – 11PM
21+ w/ID.

Entry is free with RSVP

The Messengers: Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan

cc-thumbJ Period and K’NAAN collaborate to form The Messengers mixtape.  The Messengers is a project dedicated to three different music legends: Fela Kuti, Nigeria’s eminent musical activist; Bob Marley, Jamaica’s emissary of struggle and unity; and Bob Dylan, America’s reluctant Civil Rights song leader.

Weaving afro-beat, reggae, ska, folk music and rock into this genre-bending musical experience, The Messengers stretches the boundaries of hip hop—and the mixtape genre itself. Remixing the classic work of Fela, Marley and Dylan, The Messengers captures the timelessness of their sounds and the continued urgency of their messages.

J.Period & K’NAAN will pay tribute to each of “The Messengers” individually with a new release every Tuesday in September:

Fela Kuti (September 1)

Bob Marley (September 8 )

Bob Dylan (September 15)

The Messengers in its entirety (including additional bonus tracks and artwork) on September 22.

Download “The Messenger” (Digi EP), a 3-song sneak preview of The Messengers

Common “I Want You” – !llmind Remix

illmind!llmind’s rework of Common’s “I Want U” smoothes the original stutter by injecting a little more lounge, more R&B, flickering it into a warm Saturday night jam.

Common -”I Want You” !llmind Remix (right-click to download)

Thanks to RCRDLBL for the MP3. From !llmind’s new remix album, mixed by DJ Icewater of The Pharcyde.

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