NYC: RBMA ‘Culture Clash’ @ Roseland Ballroom – May 9

 

It’s going down tomorrow night at the Roseland Ballroom! The seemingly unstoppable Red Bull Music Academy is keeping up the month’s momentum with yet another dose of their incomparable programming; The May 9 Culture Clash event (originally launched in London in 2010) will feature heavyweights spanning genres and generations to bring guests the ultimate live music battle with mashups sure to induce the ill screw-face.

Performing are Federation Sound, Trouble & Bass, Just Blaze & Young Guru, as well as Que Bajo?! Sound system culture is the unifying force, but there will only be one winner. Prepare for these guys to fully bring it, as contestants have been known to bring in secret weapons (aka special guests) not to be missed. The evening will be hosted by none other than the venerable Miss Info.

Event Details
Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash
May 9, 2013
8P-1A

Tickets: $10 (All Ages)
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Roseland Ballroom
239 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

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

Blaqstarr Video: “Rider Girl”

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Check out Blaqstarr‘s new video for “Rider Girl” from the Divine EP. As if the music isn’t catchy enough, Blaqstarr also seems determined to stick in our heads visually, with his glistening muscles and fauxhawk. The motorcycle-riding girl of the song is present but only as a psychedelic silhouette, constantly in motion.

Don’t forget Blaqstarr‘s Divine EP is out this week [iTunes]. He is performing a special showcase at Qué Bajo?! at Santos Party House, NYC on Thursday, 1/27 at 10 pm and an additional live show at MeanRed’s Dark Disco at Good Units, NYC on Saturday, 1/29.

GPWW 8/23/10: Uproot Andy Mix

Gilles Peterson starts off this week with a tribute to legendary jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, who just passed away a few weeks ago. Gilles plays her track with Max Roach and the appropriately titled “Long As You’re Living.” Later he gets into other acts like Systema Solar, Oriol, Moonstarr, Leatherette, Finn Peters and of course, more music you’ve never heard before.

Gilles also has a special guest mix from Uproot Andy (pictured above) of Brooklyn, a resident DJ at the weekly ‘Que Bajo’ party at Santos Party House (NYC). His mix involves lots of globally-influenced remixes of Los Rakas, Amadou and Mariam, Chief Boimba and more.

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