Giant Step Logo Named Amongst ’22 Most Iconic’ by RBMA

 

Having just wrapped last week, the Red Bull Music Academy has amassed tons of interesting memories and content to dig into.

Earlier in May, we shared the story on Giant Step’s logo in the RBMA Daily Note; Today, the Daily Note has compiled 22 different stories on iconic logos and Giant Step’s logo is once again featured on the site.

Also featured are logos from Public Enemy, Fool’s Gold, Fania, Studio54, Def Jam, Wu Tang, and Run DMC, amongst others. Check out the stories on the RBMA website.

NYC: Fania Armada Club & Pop-Up Store – May 22-25 @ The 1986

 

Starting next month, the legendary Fania Records will be hosting a Fania Armada club and pop-up store at The 1986 in Brooklyn. The happenings will run from May 22-25, and will bring together an array of Fania music and merchandise for sale along with an all-star lineup of DJs showcasing sounds ranging from Latin soul, funk, boogaloo, salsa, and more.

Headlining DJs will include Louie Vega, Tony Touch, Que Bajo (Gecko Jones and Uproot Andy), and D’Marquesina. And if that weren’t already enough, know that the party definitely doesn’t stop there. View the flyer above for a few more details, and head over to the individual event pages below for even more of the low-down.

Armada Fania Club & Pop-Up Store Line Up:
May 22: D’Marquesina, Whiskey Barons, DJ Turmix
May 23: Tony Touch, Rice & Beans Sound System
May 24: Louie Vega, DJ Wasabi, DNGR GRDN
May 25: Que Bajo, Foglia, DJ Canyon Cody

Miami: ‘Elements Of Life – Eclipse’ Release Party – March 19 @ PAX

 

March 19 will see the release of Elements Of Life – Eclipse, a 2-disc live orchestral album by Louie Vega. The historic Fania Records will be hosting a release party in Miami on the same night, which will feature a performance with the complete Elements of Life band as well as DJ sets from Louie Vega and Joe Claussell. Definitely not a night to miss!

Event Details
Elements of Life – Eclipse Release Party
Tuesday, March 19
8PM-3AM
Free with RSVP

PAX: Performing Arts Exchange
337 S.W. 8 St.
Miami, FL

Fania on Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

New Release: ‘Hammock House – Lower East Side’

 

Hammock House – Lower East Side is the result of four DJ/producers being allowed access to the original multitrack master tapes of some highly coveted vintage Fania tracks. The products are a Latin electronica rebirth of these classics in the form of “funky rhythms, cumbia grooves, sensuous electronic textures and remixed Héctor Lavoe vocal lines.”

Toy Selectah, The Whiskey Barons, DJ Isa GT, and Twin Shadow have created memorable masterpieces from the timeless work of Fania greats Ray Barretto, Justo Betancourt, Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera

Be sure to check The Whiskey Barons at our Mondo events in Boston, too! Keep checking back for the next date they play.

Purchase Hammock House – Lower East Side on iTunes | Amazon

Fania on Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

Worldwide event flyers after the jump

Puerto Rico: Album Release Party for Hammock House: Africa Caribe – June 22

 

Fania Records is hosting an album release party for Joe Claussell’s latest work, Hammock House: Africa Caribe. The event will be held on June 22nd at El Barril in Condado, Puerto Rico.

Purchase Hammock House: Africa Caribe on iTunes | Amazon

Joe Claussell on Facebook

Fania on Facebook | Twitter | Official Site