The big day is so close: Q-Tip, Chester French, Little Dragon, DJ Benji B, Central Park and the sun! Or rain. Either way, the show is free so get yourself there by any means necessary!
Here’s another unreleased bonus track from Joy Jones, whose debut album Godchild was just released on Future Soul Records. This song – done with Jones’ inimitable touch – is a cover of the spiritual “Go Down Moses,” which was popularized by civil rights activist Paul Robeson.
Benji B of Deviation set it off Monday night at the Hudson; check out the photos above. Come party with us again on the 27th, with special guest DJ Vikter Duplaix.
Giant Step’s biweekly series at Hudson Hotel presents Vikter Duplaix, the heavyweight DJ who closed out our final Hudson of 2008.
Vikter Duplaix, a Philadelphia native, honed his DJ skills with Philly legends Jazzy Jeff and King Britt. His introduction to the global music scene came in 2000 with his installment of K7!’s DJ Kicks series, which showcased his vocal stylings and musical taste. In 2002, Vikter released his first full-length artist project titled “International Affairs” on Hollywood Records. Vikter formed a joint venture with BBE Records, which led to the “Stimulation” EP and 2006′s full-length “Bold and Beautiful” with appearances and collaborative production work by James Poyser, Esthero, Tye Tribbett & GA , Rapheal Saadiq, Karsh Kale, Suphala and house music pioneer Louie Vega. His production work continues to defy genre as he creates soundscapes for artists as diverse as Earth, Wind and Fire, Jazzanova, Nitin Sawhney, King Britt, N’Dea Davevenport (Brand New Heavies), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets) and Spacek.
356 W 58th St.
New York, NY 10019
7PM – 11PM
Recorded in Cali, Colombia, Tradition In Transition is the brand new album from Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro, the fantastic music ensemble created and directed by UK born producer, Quantic. Will ‘Quantic’ Holland mines the lesser-tapped musical sources from the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa, fusing those rediscovered psychedelic, experimental and rhythmically rich sounds of the past with deep funk, soul elements and folkloric vocal styles.
The stellar array of musicians at the core of the Combo Bárbaro are: pianist Alfredo Linares, who wowed the sell-out crowds with his virtuoso performances on The Quantic Soul Orchestra’s 2008 tour; Freddy Colorado, the energetic, charismatic cornerstone of the Cali music circuit, on congas; Fernando Silva on baby bass; William Holland himself on electric guitar; and London-based drummer and long time Quantic collaborator Malcolm Catto, also well known for his own band The Heliocentrics, in fine form. Tradition In Transition also benefits incalculably from the talents of veteran Brazilian writer, arranger and musical innovator Arthur Verocai, Legendary Panamanian soul singer Kabir, Indian-born singer Falu and Pacific folklore singer and award-winning songwriter Nidia Góngora, who contributes on the beautiful “Un Canto A Mi Tierra.” The result is a multi-cultural patchwork – a record bathed but not exclusively rooted in Colombian musical culture, embracing the musical range of all the American continent – honoring and using its contributors’ individual backgrounds, while conjuring up a unique brand of contemporary music that is a joy to celebrate, and a live experience that defies comparison.