Monday, May 28, 2012

Reconstrvct - Outlook Festival Launch NYC June 2nd

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With things as they are, this one might surely sell out... !!!


Line-up:

Secret Guest - London [Deep Medi Musik]
Pinch - Bristol [Tectonic Recordings]
Author Live PA - Leeds [Tectonic Recording/ Deep Medi Musik]
Jack Sparrow - Leeds [Tectonic Recordings]
JoeNice [Dubwar/DataSet/Gourmet Beats]
Truenature [Reconstrvct]
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Planet Reggae - Friday May 25th, 2012





Consciousnyc.com presents...

An ABSOLUTELY *FREE* monthly party in a Super loft with 2 floors, a Backyard, Food and more...
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This month's Reggae & Dancehall international line up:
 
Rockers International (HAITI)
da Vinci (BROOKLYN/ITALY)
DJ Mystery (JAMAICA)
King Jam (JAPAN)

* FREE ONLY with RSVP at Reggae@consciousnyc.com or
text your name and number of guest to Bintou 347.249.6594


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

5.17.12 - Lee "Scratch" Perry dubs NYC



Last year we were overly pleased to see the Dub Invasion festival kick-off with events around the city and connecting the many points of the dub constellation in NYC. This may we see the return of Lee "Scratch" Perry aka The Black Pope aka Pipecock Jackson aka Super Ape, musical papa, words mama, originator and dub creator. He will be appearing alongside Emch of Subatomic Sound and members of Dubblestandart and Dub Is a Weapon and blessing the United States with his magical tongue. The music itself will span Dub and Dubstep and feature original Black Ark cuts remixed/remastered as never before. The tour will also feature visuals from myself (echovision) creating a multi-sensory, Perry experience on the stage. Most highly recommended. Music is a must!

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Chestplate Bizness this Thursday May 17th NYC

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This one is sure to be dope... Gotta see Distance this time around!!!

I'm hoping he definitely drops this one!! A serious fav!!!






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Friday, May 4, 2012

It's good to be mad ...


Absolutely massive essential watching for any and all dubstep, reggae, roots, dub listeners, lovers and club-goers. Dub Gabriel over on Destroy All Concepts posted this video early last month so a big big respect to him! Mad professor, Ras Muffet, Fatman and an untold number of soundman drop knowledge on this gem from 2008 expounding on sound systems, pre-amps, dubplates, and the state of roots music and DJ culture in the UK today. Dubstep heads especially should really take this stuff to heart and appreciate, if they have not already, the immeasurable influence of 70's, 80's reggae to UK dance music on the subsequent bass-heavy mutations and UK party culture in general. Even if you aren't a reggae or dubstep fan, you can apply much of what's said by the individuals in this doc to other musics and a wider cultural context. Obviously, there's a lot of myths and spirituality surrounding roots music and sound system and the film does it's bit in passing on this vision. From another angle, this film made think about how much we rely on the internet as a kind of cultural arc (in both the timeline and archival sense). The irony of writing that last comment in a post about a film posted in it's entirety on the web is not lost on me, but it's just worth recognizing that the JA->UK sound system created an alternative telling/recording of the history of diaspora. Many in the film are conscious of the sounds system as a culture in crisis and at odds with DJ culture, venue regulations and corporate sponsored festivals. On the other hand, the film's oral history of UK sound system paints a picture of a community focused on longevity and history rather than the ever shorter cycle of pop-cultural trend. Nuff respect.

Update, 05/15/12 - As with any good documentary, the above film - which I failed to mention was directed by Swedish filmmaker Karl Folke - uses plenty of music and archival footage created by other makers and now belonging to "numerous third party sources". As such it's life on youtube was very short lived. It's a little bit sad to see the legal traditions of media industry grabbing at straws on the internet, but so it goes. You can catch a trailer of the film here: http://www.myspace.com/video/karl/musically-mad-trailer/5965541 and if you are truly interested in distributing, screening, seeing this film you can right to folkefilm@gmail.com there is also the films website musicallymad.com with more info and proper reviews.
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