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Brooklyn’s Shadwbw came through the show back in June for a guest set, but producer Icky Doome (1/2 of the group) has a new live set he’s been working on, and will be joining me on Thursday for a live radio debut. Sounds like he’ll be bringing some friends, likely including vocalist / namesake Shadowbox, and who knows who else, so it should be a great time. You can preview the live set via a masked YouTube clip below.
Longtime listeners to the show will remember when Canblaster dropped an exclusive set about a year ago while in town for a gig w/ Trouble & Bass. His set remains one of the best live DJ sets we’ve had, but the four-man tag team set we have for you this week courtesy of his Club Cheval crew ups the ante even more. As a team, Canblaster, Sam Tiba, Myd & Panteros666 deliver a full on tear-out assault of house, hip-hop, Jersey club, bass music, and anything else they can get their filthy hands on. Take a deep breath before getting into this one, because it goes DEEP. Check out the exclusive set + interview Thursday night February 2nd at midnight on East Village Radio. Continue reading
If you’ve been following bass music or hip-hop (or fuck it, fashion or photography) in NY, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across MeLo X‘s work. An affiliate of the Cassette NYC crew (who are kindof on hiatus right now due to the total BLOWING UP of just about all of them), I first me MeLo when he came by the EVR studio w/ the Sonnymoon guys for an interview. Since then I’ve seen him perform a 1-man beat assault at Le Poisson Rouge, release an excellent 12″ single w/ Machinedrum on Innovative Leisure, and continue to knock out some serious heat on regular beat tapes. This week he’ll be coming by Worldwide Smash to preview his new album Fewture, which you can pre-order here. Tune in at midnight EST on Thurs 1/26 for the jams.
Tonight it’s my pleasure to welcome, for the first time in New York, a double helping of UK dub & reggae culture. Mungo’s Hi Fi are the founders of the Scotch Bonnet label, and purveyors of some of the heaviest sound system style reggae and dub you’re likely to hear on any continent. They’ll be joined by Soom T, known for her work on the excellent Jahtari label. Both artists will be performing on Friday 10/7 along with Subatomic Soundsystem, Liondub & Dub War’s Dave Q at Dominion in the East Village, but you can get a preview when you tune in to the show.
DJ Ayres is a Brooklyn don. The Rub, his monthly party with with DJ Eleven & Cosmo Baker, is an institution. He’s one of the most versatile and in-demand DJs in the city, and his debut single of solo productions, I’d Fuck Me, is coming out this week on T&A Records, which he runs with DC DJ/Producer Tittsworth. I’ve been playing tracks from the single for the last couple of weeks, and it’s super solid. And if you know like I know, expect nothing but a top-notch DJ set to rock your party, your automobile, or even your iPhone.
Representing Queens & the Cumba Mela collective, Atropolis is a natural addition to the Dutty Artz crew. His production aesthetic is clean and catholic, and he’s no stranger to seeking out new sounds by heading straight to the source. The Dutty gang is releasing his debut self-titled LP this week, and naturally it features stellar production and a peerless percussion palate. It should come as no surprise that he cut his teeth in the high volume, high production value field of commercial music. Atropolis and some of his Dutty brethren will be stopping in to Worldwide Smash this week to play a taste of the new album, and show us how his crew gets down at their weekly party at Bembe, and other engagements throughout the five boroughs. Grab the track “Asi Asi Asi” featuring Noelia Fernandez below, and look for more jams on his Soundcloud.
Brooklyn’s Jahdan Blakkamoore gets a lot of love, but not half as much as he deserves. Simply put, he’s one of the most talented and versatile performers in the game, and he’s a long way from getting his true due. I had the pleasure of working with JD & his Dutty Artz crew on pushing his debut solo album Buzzrock Warrior, and was constantly taken aback by his constant creativity & humility. He constantly gives his all, coming up with creative ways to master everything from dancehall chatter to hip-hop boasts (see this clip w. Smiff N Wessun, filmed by your truly) to classic reggae to R&B crooning. (video after the jump…) Continue reading