All of the beautiful people were out last night was the opening of the Round Zero art exhibit at the Art Directors Club in New York.
Round Zero consists the boxing inspired art of Joseph Adolphe, Taha Clayton, Jerome Lagarrigue and Tim Okamura and was curated by Dexter Wembley.
The art was gorgeous, the music (provided by DJs Tony Touch & Questlove) was live and that line was long to get in.
I had a super time.
For more pics of the exhibit, click here.
And it’s said on the flyer, “The dancefloor you’ve been missing.” Damn it if it wasn’t right.
Every Tuesday, only for the month of May, legendary MC Q-Tip tests the waters with his Boogie Back party at NY hotspot, Cielo. I have to say this, because I NEVER seen him play a DJ set before, but I was impressed. His selections were from Slave to Chic to every funk and disco classic known to man. Everytime you are about to leave or go the ladies room, he always know what to play to reel you back and hold it in a little bit longer.
The opening DJ, Lord Sear wasn’t bad to hear, himself, playing all the dope R&B jams I used to hear in my youth such as Monifah, Faith Evans, Brandy and Intro. Them two sets were perfect for anyone who appreciates real music and I’m glad that I made the choice to go. Oh, AND I had the honor of meeting one of the biggest legends in hip hop, Kool DJ Red Alert.
Funk, fun and fried chicken: All the things a growing person needs. Only two more Tuesdays left to check out this event. You will have a great time, I guarantee it.
See you on the dancefloor!!!!
NuLu Music is excited to feature Soul Varti’s (Thabo Matebesi) Infected Natives, a powerful tribal afrolyptic track with a touch of ancestral soul elements.
Soul Varti is a young DJ/producer from Welkom, Free State, situated in central South Africa, and hailing from The Basotho Clan. Soul Varti fell in love with house music at the tender age of 16 in early 2009 and from that point he has never looked back. Flash-forward to 2013 and this young talent finds himself being mentored by Nulu Music’s own heavyweight tag team, Monocles & Slezz, he proving how capable he is of holding his own. He began producing house music in early 2010 during the tribal era where his biggest influence was Culoe Du Song.
The Infected Natives package includes eight hot mixes from some of best underground producers all scattered from different areas all over the Motherland. Likes of Betasweet, Deepconsoul, Echo Deep & Mizz just to name a few.
Get Infected Natives – available now on Traxsource
Vega Records deftly cuts a path through the upper echelons of dance music with its latest production, Angels Are Watching Me, featuring Bucie, the beloved “Princess of House.” Something magical takes flight under Louie Vega’s watchful direction as the multi-talented, award-winning DJ/producer unleashes another supernova for the club set with this original arrangement and remix package. The stars came into alignment for a new release properly reflecting the meteoric rise of South African sensation Bucie on lead vocals here. Her presence illuminates every inch of this track, full of conviction and joy. Soulful House ambassador Josh Milan steps in and pens the uplifting lyrics behind Angels, while Vega’s curatorial ear diversifies a hot selection of mixes best suited for the track’s modern edge and smooth grooves. Sounding more like a gift from above, a collaborative triple threat in the studio promises to break some new ground and prove unstoppable on the dance floor. “The song was written by Josh Milan and he is a brilliant writer, produced by Louie Vega, The Legend. It meant so much to me to be on it because it has always been a dream of mine to work with such legends,” Bucie says of her experience on the project. “I approached it in an Afro-soulful way because of the message behind it and I know it is going to inspire a lot of people out there and I really wanted to do a great job.” Bucie (whose full name is Busisiwe Nolubablo Nqwiliso) promptly secured her place in underground dance culture via the sultry 2007 hit, Turn Me On, followed by what became an international club anthem, Superman, alongside South Africa’s revered DJ Black Coffee. Bringing flawless style and vibrancy, she continues to earn high praise and win over fans worldwide. Teaming with Vega Records on Angels builds the momentum. Make no mistake, Angels Roots Mix, the Dance Ritual Dub, Radio Edit and Vega Old School UN Mix are massive in their own right, each channeling classic bass lines, slick production and emotive chords very differently. Deep house and funky beats dominate the Old School UN Mix, taking you back to those warm, big room sounds of the 90s. An atmospheric intro quickly changes up on the Dance Ritual Dub, where you can almost envision Vega perfecting drum loops and spacious piano riffs to complement Bucie’s pitch perfect range. The Radio Edit and Roots Mix equally satisfy with more than enough soul to make anyone a true believer in the spirit of House.
Director Jay Roach & Actor/comedian Ben Stiller exchange words in one of the funniest discussion panels I ever went to. Held at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center @ BMCC – 4/21/13
Akoo teamed up with some of the cast members of Black Ink Crew to shoot their Summer I collection. Sassy, Puma, and OhShit and Walt brought a lot of energy to the shoot. Make sure to catch them in the next season of Black Ink Crew on VH1.
Visit www.Akooclothingbrand.com to shop the Rags To Riches collection
If you are a die hard fan of the French electronic duo Daft Punk, then you should know that their 4th studio album, Random Access Memories, will be released on May 21st.
Random Access Memories contains collaborations with some of music’s hottest producers and legendary music makers, such as Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards (who collaborated with them before on Face to Face on their Discovery album) and the Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams.
I already saw the iTunes comments for the pre-order and these people are going bonkers over it, so be sure to reserve your copy before its release!
A look into Random Access Memories with collaborator Nile Rodgers
Pre-order Random Access Memories on iTunes
Brand spanking new from the NULU clan comes 21 year old DJ/producer Man-K (Khutso Ramela) from South Africa, who has been producing music since the tender age of 15.
The release, African Vision, is Man K’s view of his country expressed through drums, through beats, through music, the ultimate tool of expression. “African Vision is how I see through sound, and what I feel for my home, Africa” Man-K says. The track inspired the people at NULU Music and felt the great passion and spirit within the sound. That being said, they couldn’t wait to get it out to the masses.
African Vision releases this month on NULU
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