Wednesday, July 14, 2010
All right, the time has come to shamelessly promote myself/my event. I'm extremely pleased to present to NYC and the world (live webcast!?): iBomba.
The lineup came together better than I could have imagined and if you're in New York, Brooklyn, or just feel like being gangster and making the trip, COME! It's free so put in some work from 10 - 11 w Free Red Stripe, and then rock the rest of the eve with what is certain to be an action packed affair.
Do I even have to tell you who's who!?
I mean Uproot Andy just destroyed Europa, and he's dropping some crazy stuff that does not lend itself to being sedentary so MUEVELO!
Zakee is fresh off opening for The Roots at Prospect Park where the Huffington Post said, "his unique blend of Afro-beats, hip-hop and punk, all with electronica overlays... (had the) crowd thrilled when he was joined by members of The Roots, who helped take the set to the next level, setting a high bar for the remainder of the evening's acts."
& sealing the deal will be:
DJ Reaganomics who regularly puts it down at the famed Rubulad parties in Brooklyn, Krts who manages to bridge heavy hitting beats with slick, spacey keys, Cumba Mela, the globe trotting trio who never disappoint (complete w live percussion), and Mios Dio doing double duty alongside Shiz Le Roq - touching on everything from cumbia to mambo, ghetto house to kuduro, and maybe some of that new Big Boi album!
Here's the FB invite: RSVP for your free entry & beer
Check this video shot in the heart of Brooklyn, New York: the ladies, the guy at the bodega, the salon owner, and the kid in the hydrant...they're all goin to come out so in the words of one of my favorite multinational corporations, "Just Do It!"
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Monday, July 5, 2010
DAMN freedom feels good! July 5th people, take note: M.I.A. & Zakee are set to go to WAR. WOW!! Zakee just sent me this KUKU Bass remix of Stepping Up, which Rusko produced for her new album, "/ / / Y /" (yes, that' what it's called). The original was chaotic; other leaked tracks have people muttering things like, "schizo", "punk", and "industrial"...but wait until you hear this. I'm about to get on the horn and ask her people, "How was this not on the album!?"
Follow the link for a free download:
M.I.A. - Stepping Up (Zakee KUKU Bass Remix) by mdhernan
Zakee stays producing hits for some of the most unique, fwd thinking chicks in the game - MIA, Rye Rye, Anbuley (pictured above), Zuzuka, etc - so this comes as no surprise.
What will surprise most is his forthcoming album for Green Owl titled, "Assimilations". Check okayplayer for some unmastered leaked tracks showcasing a completely different side. Indie + electronica + smoked out vibes with Zakee singing like he's the missing link in TV On The Radio. Stay tuned, Zakee will be in Brooklyn on July 16th at the official Damn Zun fiesta, iBomba.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
THIS is what I've been waiting for! Erick Rincon has been at the forefront of this tribal guarachero scene in Monterrey, so of course he's going to take it to the next level. This is tribal but not nearly as abrasive - the melodies are there, it's feel good & upbeat, but still DUUURO. The drop in this one is big:
you must now click on the link to visit the soundcloud page to hear the song. TRUST ME, it's worth it.
Erick Rincon - Loituma (3ball Experimented) by Erick Rincon
OH and the dude is 17!? Rincon, the tribal prodigy, is said to be putting out some of his tropical rave music on Pollinate this year. México's not far though, so I think we'll be seeing Erick Rincon pronto.