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My latest labor of love (I’m so excited about this, you have no idea):


Sound Liberation Front presents …

[[ SOUND LIBERATION FESTIVAL 2009 ]]

SATDAY | 15 AUGUST 2009

@ littlefield
622 DeGraw St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.855.3388
www.littlefieldnyc.com

Sound Liberation Front announces the first annual Sound Liberation Front Festival at Littlefield Performance and Art Space in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood. The festival will feature a daytime family-friendly event and an evening music and culture party:

/// SOUND LIBERATION PARTY /// 7p-2a | 21+ | $15 advance / $18 at the door
An evening full of music featuring music legends, upcoming artists and DJs from some of New York’s hottest parties. Schedule + more info:
soundliberation.org/2009/07/sound-liberation-festival-2009-party/

/// SOUND LIBERATION FAMILY JAM /// 2p-7p | free for kids | donation requested for adults
5 hours of hands-on activities, arts offerings, and music specifically geared towards the festival’s younger fans and their parents. Schedule + more info:
soundliberation.org/2009/07/sound-liberation-festival-2009-family-jam/

::: The SOUND LIBERATION PARTY will feature performances by:

[[ BRAND NUBIAN ]]
wiki: Brand Nubian

[[ COSMO BAKER ]]
( The Rub )
www.cosmobaker.com/

[[ IAN FRIDAY ]]
( Libation/Tea Party Music )
www.myspace.com/teapartymusic

[[ KENNY PARKER ]]
( BDP )
www.myspace.com/kennyparker66

[[ CHICO MANN ]]
( feat. members of Antibalas )
www.myspace.com/chicomann

[[ TICKLAH ]]
( Easy Star )
www.myspace.com/ticklah

[[ DJ LIL TIGER ]]
( –=(] buhbOmp [)=–, touch&feel:radio, Music Nerd All-Stars, Soular Grooves )
www.buhbomp.com

[[ Q MASTAH ]]
( Music Nerd All-Stars )
Music Nerd Club facebook page

with live art by:

[[ SHELTON WALKER ]]

[[ THE INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED METAMORPHOSIS ]]

::: The SOUND LIBERATION FAMILY JAM will feature kids activities and workshops:

[[ AFRO MOSAIC SOUL DANCE WORKSHOP w/ GIBRIL KUYATEH and DJ SPECIAL ]]
Dance workshop teaching the Mosaic Soul style of house dancing
www.myspace.com/afromosaicsoul

[[ DUBSPOT DJ WORKSHOP w/ DJ SHIFTEE ]]
DJ workshop hosted by one of the world’s top DJ schools
www.dubspot.com/

more info:
+ www.buhbomp.com/updates/?p=3486
+ facebook event page
+ ical/outlook

map:
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+ google
+ hopstop

It’s about that time…

Smooth Move July 2009

Smooth Move July 2009

This Saturday afternoon we’re hattin’ down dem batches, no, no… batten down the hatches aboard this brothership with DJs empanadamn, Sailsmore and Soul Korea. It’s another installment of your favorite afternoon outing of as much seat grooving as a pair of butt-cheeks pressed in white linen trousers can take – Smooth Move.

Smooth Move is the perfect post-brunch / pre-party springboard to celebrate summer, with DJs mixing a throwback soundtrack that encompasses yacht rock, soft rock, AM gold, quiet storm cuts and everything in between. Expect food on the grill, drinks at the bar, and basking in the outdoor courtyard.

FREE! No cover.

Saturday July 25th, 3-9PM at littlefield
622 Degraw St. b/w 3rd & 4th Ave.
in The Gowanus, Brooklyn
M/R to Union (closest route)
or F/G to Carroll (12 minute walk)

Big shouts to the homies at Yacht Rock (creators of the online documentary series covering  your favorite yacht rock artists) for their previous support on the Twitter hotline.

The GiKu Experience

I had the pleasure of meeting Gibril Kuyateh, aka The GiKu Experience, last week in Brooklyn and immediately caught good vibes. Gibril is a member of AfroMosaicSoul, the Brooklyn-based dance and music collective that hosts the infamous Libation parties at the Sullivan Room in the Village.

A few days after I met him, Gibril sent me a mix he did recently for Soulkomplex Radio in Germany, and I really wanted to share it here. It’s rich with deep, soulful African-inspired compositions that made for a perfect soundtrack to my weekend:

Here’s how he describes the mix:

The goal with this mix was to create a visceral connection that transported the listener to Africa. Talks with DJ Sosue out of Germany were the inspiration. She produced this dope track along with Dele Sosimi (Fela‘s keyboard player) called Wahala Identity Mix … that set the tone when i re-mixed (aka re-experienced) the Wahala track blending it with “Angel Song” ft. Josh from Blaze. At that time, she asked me to do a guest mix for Soulkomplex. My shows can be heard on Giant Step and will be on SmoothTraxx in the next couple of weeks.

¬ CLICK HERE TO STREAM THE GIKU EXPERIENCE MIX ON SOULKOMPLEX RADIO

Here’s the playlist:

01. Dwight Trible / Africa / Main / Ninja Tune
02. Dele Sosimi / Wahala Identity Mix / Sosue Soulkomplex Main Mix / Raw Artistic Records
03. Meitz / (Mayibuye I) Africa / Main / Airdrops
04. Osibisa / Jumbo / Main / Calibre
05. Blackcoffee Feat. Bucie / Turn Me On / Raw Artistic Soul Vocal Dub / Gogo Music
06. Johanna Saint Pierre / En Jaguar Beige / MKL Dub / Lion1 Music
07. Björk / Desired Constellation / Main / Polydor Universal
08. Jose Burgos / Dirty French Horns / Main / Deepa Grooves
09. Stevie Wonder / You And I / Main / Motown
10. Anto Vitale / Broken Wings / Orig. Instrumental / Tea Party Music
11. Josh From Blaze Ft. Chieko Kinbara / Angel Song / Main / Grand Gallery Japan
12. Dele Sosimi / Wahala Identity Mix / Sosue Soulkomplex Dub / Raw Artistic Records
13. Pacific Express / The Way It Used To Be / Main / Gull
14. Letta Mbulu / Whats Wrong With Groovin / GiKu Funk Box Mix / Random Records

In addition to DJing and producing music, Gibril also hosts dance workshops that teach kids what the AfroMosaicSoul crew refers to as the Mosaic Soul style of house dancing:

Mosaic Soul is the next evolution of dance. The newest form of African American social dance has risen from the underground. It carries the genetic traits of its forbears: African dance, Latin dance, tap, modern, popping & locking, break dancing(b-boying), hip hop, house dance, lofting and capoiera to name a few.

Here’s some video of the AfroMosaicSoul dancers demonstrating some of that style at Libation‘s three-year anniversary back in April:

I first experienced the energy of AfroMosaicSoul at the Winter Music Conference in Miami a few years ago, and it left such a strong impression on me that I vouch for just about anything they get involved with. The vibe is right every time. Check out the stream of Gibril’s Soulkomplex mix that I mentioned above. And keep The GiKu Experience on your radar.

touch&feel:radio

Took me a little longer to get this out than I had hoped, but it is finally here: the latest edition of my touch&feel:radio podcast. It’s another hourlong Funky House (aka UK Funky) slammer showing off the many splendors of this emerging sound. Check it out and let me know what you think:

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(if the preview doesn’t work, you can listen to the mix here.)

¬ DOWNLOAD IT HERE (right-click and save as)

Full playlist and more info available at www.touchandfeel.org:

touch&feel:radio is a podcast founded by MR. VISH and DJ LIL TIGER that features a dirty-style blend of various types of soulful urban music from around the world. Genres include: Funky House/UK Funky, UK Garage, 2-Step, Broken Beat, Dancehall, Reggae, Soul, Grime, Jungle/Drum and Bass, Hip-Hop, House, Soca and whatever else suits our souls.

We began this little project in L.A. back in August of 2005, but life put the brakes on things a year later when Lil Tiger moved to NY to start a new life, and Mr. Vish moved back to Houston to attend to his family.

After a long break, though, it’s time to bring this baby back and get the music flowing once more. Thanks for sticking with us. Much more to come.

Join the touch&feel:radio facebook page to keep track of updates on the show.

This monumental event reunited one of hip-hop’s illest collaborative mixtape efforts of the 1990s – DJ Tony Touch presents The 5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn (1997) featuring DJs PF Cuttin (as The Lizard), Mister Cee (The Toad), Premier (The Scorpion), Evil Dee (The Centipede) & Tony Touch (The Snake). The title is based on a Shaw Brothers classic The 5 Deadly Venoms which refers to 5 characters who exemplify kung fu fighting styles of said creatures. The theme has been utilized in various hip-hop contexts from Wu-Tang albums to Sprite commercials.

The night’s celebration of Tony Toca‘s birthday also paid homage to the late Michael Jackson, classic hip-hop joints and good music, period. Special thanks to Squincy Jones, who was in attendance with me. Check Toca Tuesdays at Sutra on 1st & 1st in the East Village. One of NYC’s only parties poppin’ on a Tuesday night.

Photos of the night with awesome captions courtesy of me.

DJ Tony Touch presents The 5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn

PS. Sorry for the lacking title; I didn’t ask him his age. Plus a lady never tells. (Just kiddin’, Tony!) Peace to the piece maker!

4th of July Rooftop BBQ Party

For all my NY peoples that are in town for the holiday weekend, I’ll be spinning at a rooftop party in Brooklyn Heights on the 4th of July (Saturday). Come through and enjoy the food and music, and then head over to The Rub afterward to check out JD and Mel at The Rub’s 7th Anniversary party. It’s gonna be a big night all around. Here’s the info on the rooftop party:

Music Nerd Club presents …

[[ 4TH OF JULY ROOFTOP BBQ PARTY ]]

SATURDAY | 04 JULY 2009

Mackenzie’s Rooftop in Brooklyn Heights
32 Joralemon Street #115D
Brooklyn, NY 11201
206.819.8383 / 718.404.4588

/// description ///

If you’re looking to avoid crowds, get away from cheesy parties, and are not that much into watching fireworks, come spend Independence day with BBQ, mojitos and good tunes on Mackenzie’s sweet Brooklyn Heights rooftop. Q and Lil Tiger will bring the vibes with a blend of House, Hip-Hop, Soul, Afrobeat and Reggae. The rooftop is located one block from the waterfront and has a full, unobstructed view of the city. It’s a remarkable view!

It’s BYOB, or you can bring cash for the bar.

Hope to see y’all there and feel free to invite friends.

/// featuring ///

[[ DJ LIL TIGER ]] :: QUEENS
( –=(] buhbOmp [)=–, Touch and Feel Radio, Sound Liberation Front, Music Nerd Club, Soular Grooves, Haterzville )
www.buhbomp.com

[[ Q MASTAH ]] :: BROOKLYN
( Music Nerd Club, Sound Liberation Front )
bit.ly/musicnerdclub

7p-2a | FREE | BYOB + Cash Bar

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View from Mackenzie's roof

Mixtape Exchange is a platform for music lovers to talk, share and trade music of all kinds. Patrons are encouraged to bring a CD or two of their favorite jams, mixes, or self-made tunes to exchange with others.

Music by empanadamn & Choimatic.

FREE! No cover.

Sunday June 28th, 3-9PM at littlefield
622 Degraw St. b/w 3rd & 4th Ave.
in The Gowanus, Brooklyn
M/R to Union (closest route)
or F/G to Carroll (12 minute walk)

We’re back at it again. Come join us this Saturday afternoon as DJs empanadamn, Sailsmore and Soul Korea set sail for the wide, blue yonder. We’ll be grillin’ and chillin’ with an array of classic smooth jams, and there might possibly be frozen margaritas. Yeah, I said it.

Smooth Move is the perfect post-brunch / pre-party springboard to celebrate summer, with DJs mixing a throwback soundtrack that encompasses yacht rock, soft rock, AM gold, quiet storm cuts and everything in between.

FREE! No cover.

Saturday June 27th, 3-9PM at littlefield
622 Degraw St. b/w 3rd & 4th Ave.
in The Gowanus, Brooklyn
M/R to Union (closest route)
or F/G to Carroll (12 minute walk)

Fourth of July weekend in Brooklyn is gonna be MAJOR this year, with buhbOmp‘s own JD teaming up with DJ Mel to bring some of that old Nasty’s magic to The Rub‘s 7th Anniversary party:

Saturday, July 4
The Rub 7 Year Anniversary
DJ Ayres, Cosmo Baker and DJ Eleven
Special Guests JD and DJ Mel (Texas)
Door by Rahnon
@ Southpaw
125 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn

21+ w/ ID

Moe Choi in the middle. Where he at? In the middle.

Moe Choi in the middle. Where he at? In the middle.

For the rainy day (or any day).

Choimatic “20 Minutes Of Mahogany”

This is a mix by the homie Moe Choi aka Choimatic. A blend of good, soulful music from a dude who loves Morrissey as much as he loves M.O.P. I mean look at dude: he’s got gold fronts and has lines shaved in his head and he hangs out with Large Professor, Rob Swift and DJ Lomang (Ghostface’s DJ in China) while wearing a Depeche Mode lambswool knit sweater. Mind blasting.

You should listen on the strength of that alone.

Catch him spinning with me (Empanadamn) next Sunday, June 28, at Littlefield for the mixtape exchange party that I have yet to create a clever name for.

Podcast:

EPISODE 13. DJ LIL TIGER
and EMPANADAMN

DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.

» Download mp3 (62.7MB)
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» Archive of previous episodes

EPISODE 221. 02 AUG 2016.

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