‘ETCetera,’ a new NYC party with Ge-Ology and Mark de Clive-Lowe

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Words by Korby Benoit

Since my days as a child I’ve always embraced new friendships. As an adult I’m more keen of my innate need to connect with people and exchange ideas. Commonalities usually bring us all together, yet it is through our differences we can evolve and have a rich exchange of information and perspectives.

I enjoy discovering the musical tastes of my friends. And yes, at times I may develop a genuine connection with a  person who simply doesn’t appreciate the same music I do. In those instances all is not lost…or is it? (Remember, music is everything!)

If I’m just getting to know a person and they mention their appreciation for the sounds of Ge-Ology and Mark de Clive-Lowe, I’ll likely have an emotive response to this information. More specifically, an internal signal alerts me that I’m around my artistic kinfolk. We’ll probably enjoy the same events and we might offer each other chunks of musical perspective that we each yearn for, but have yet to discover.

Ge-ology and Mark de Clive-Lowe are both well versed in appealing to an audience through sound. I attended their first installment of ETCetera, a new quarterly event at The303 at Louie and Chan in New York’s Lower East Side.

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Tour + Downloads: Lotus’ Luke Miller Launches DJ Project- Luke the Knife

 

Lotus’ Luke Miller is turning his musical skills to the DJ booth. Using the moniker Luke the Knife, Miller brings funk and disco to the dance floor with multiple mixes, remixes and edits available as free downloads on SoundCloud. You can catch him on the road in April (dates below) opening for Future Rock including a stop at Brooklyn Bowl on April 18th.

April
6 – Boulder, CO – Denver Disco Presents at The Lazy Dog [official Lotus after-party]
12 – Avon, CO – Agave [w/ Chuck Morris (Lotus) on drums]
18 – Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn Bowl * [w/ Mike Greenfield (Lotus) on drums]
19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * [w/ Mike Greenfield (Lotus) on drums]
20 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *
25 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern * [w/ Rob Chafin (The Werks) on drums]
26 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection *
27 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues *

* w/ Future Rock

Luke the Knife Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Chris Read – “Classic Material” Hip Hop Mix Series

Classic Material is a movement. Boasting seventeen contributors with some of the UK’s finest DJ talent, Classic Material celebrates “30+ years of recorded rap music through a series of events, exhibitions, mixtape releases and more.” Each month focuses on paying tribute to a defining era or year in hip hop’s history via “music, design, photography and film.”

Record collector, former BBC 1Xtra resident DJ, and hip hop historian of sorts, Chris Read functions as the curator of the Classic Material mix series. All the mixes are streamable online and free for download. June saw the 8th edition of the series, focusing on the hip hop of 1994. Stream and download below.

Download Classic Material, Edition #8: 1994 [MP3]

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GPWW 4/6/11: Instra:mental Mix

GPWW this week features a mix from the UK-based production duo Instra:mental, with a handful of their own tracks and a few collaborations by Boddika. Sandwiching the Instra:mental mix, Gilles has brand new songs by Asa, Raphael Saadiq, and Little Dragon – you don’t wanna miss it!

Part 1
 

Part 2
 

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Ben Watt at Cielo (NYC) – Tonight

Ben Watt returns to spin at Cielo tonight, for the first time in over a year. The other half of Everything But the Girl will be joined by Sleepy & Boo, the New York DJ team behind Basic NYC parties. Advanced ticket sales are closed, but tickets will be available at the door starting at 10pm.