#Offline w/ Q-Tip + DJ Square Biz & Natasha Diggs
This week, Q-Tip keeps the party going in The Panther Room with special guests DJ Square Biz, co-founder of the Grits & Biscuits party, and Natasha Diggs of the Mobile Monday's Crew. Last week, #Offline took a turn to the dark side with a full blown Masquerade. Masked guests included Busta Rhymes, Sanford Biggers, The Beatnuts, Stuart Matthewman from Sade, and many more beautiful creatures of the night. Join us this week for another brilliant night in Brooklyn!
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"The concept of Offline is a party that brings all elements of New York club culture together with great music, diverse people and no bottle service,” states Q-Tip. “I started the party last year as a monthly at Irving Plaza with great success, but now I'm happy to have found a home at Output in Williamsburg and can't wait to play my music on their house sound system." Maurice Bernstein, President/CEO of Giant Step adds, “This is the first weekly we have done since the original Giant Step parties over a decade ago, and only Q-Tip could have persuaded me to do it. I'm really excited to see it grow and flourish.”
Legendary hip-hop innovator Q-Tip first rose to prominence in 1988 as one of the founders of the trailblazing hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, whose cerebral wordplay, socially conscious themes, and intricate fusion of jazz and other genre-bending influences changed hip-hop’s lexicon forever. After disbanding, Q-Tip launched his solo career with Amplified soon after. In 2008, he released his sophomore album, The Renaissance, which garnered widespread critical acclaim and the 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. The long-awaited album Kamaal the Abstract was released in 2009 and was further proof of Q-Tip’s jazz sensibilities and skilled musicianship. Q-Tip has recently become the newest addition to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings, and fans are eagerly awaiting the next chapter of the Q-Tip story leading up to the release of his fourth solo album, The Last Zulu.
For over a decade Natasha Diggs has been digging deeper to provide the soundscape for events across the globe in cities such as Berlin, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Prague, Los Angeles and New York.As resident of New York City's premiere all-vinyl 45 party, Mobile Mondays, Diggs has become a force to be reckoned with and one of the most sought-after DJs in the 45 game. She's played alongside artists such as Kenny Dope, Dam Funk, DJ Spinna, Cut Chemist, Spinderella, DJ Scratch, Just Blaze, DJ Muro, Da Beatminerz, Break Beat Lou, Prince Paul, Boogie Blind, and many more.
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