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The Curators of Hip Hop set to turn up the volume at the 2014 Pan-African Film Festival
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The Curators of Hip Hop set to turn up the volume at the 2014 Pan-African Film Festival

In just a couple hours, Jimmie Thomas and Jermaine Fletcher (founding members of The Curators of Hip Hop) will show their documentary film, The Curator’s Volume 1: A Story of Independence in front of a public audience at the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival. I believe the event will mark the doc’s festival and … Continue reading

Watch AWKWORD – “Throw Away The Key (on Police Violence, Prisons)” + a bonus
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Watch AWKWORD – “Throw Away The Key (on Police Violence, Prisons)” + a bonus

NYC Emcee/activist/sociologist Awkword has a new video for his song “Throw Away The Key (on Police Violence, Prisons)”, which is meant to inspire people to take a critical look at the entire law enforcement and criminal “justice” system and realize that it amounts to what he (and many, many others) describe as modern day slavery. … Continue reading

B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)
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B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)

The InStereo crew (Engine, Yellowtail, and Jun Bug) are back at Brooklyn Stable in Williamsburg for the open format, “funk fusion” party we call B-Wave. Tonight we’re blessed to host special guests Zero Chaser (Bagbak Records), DJ Critical (Surreal Soundscapes), and Zona Tapes (Paxico Records). The soundtrack will span genres, cultures, time zones, and time … Continue reading

InStereo is Back at Brooklyn Stable TONIGHT and Sh*t Will Be Wavy
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InStereo is Back at Brooklyn Stable TONIGHT and Sh*t Will Be Wavy

YELLOWTAIL, ENGINE, and JUN BUG are back at BROOKLYN STABLE TONIGHT spinning all that inter-genre/inter-generational/international Funk and Soul they know you love so much. We’ll also be introducing a brand new production-oriented artist showcase featuring a few of the city’s talented music-makers. We’re extremely pleased to have Andrew Edward Brown, Jermaine “Maineframe” Fletcher, Kev Brrk … Continue reading

(Ridiculous) NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”, Plus Audio Stream
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(Ridiculous) NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”, Plus Audio Stream

The song isn’t new but the video is a fresh release. Action Bronson‘s visuals for his soon-to-be Summer smasher “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” presents the outlandish, hyper-ratchet aesthetic we’ve come to expect from the Queens emcee. Riff Raff contributes with an appearance as do some eye-catching female talent, including the impressive lady seen in the above … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: MeLo-X – “Mojitos and Little Dragon” (Prod. by Abjo)
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NEW MUSIC: MeLo-X – “Mojitos and Little Dragon” (Prod. by Abjo)

Here are new sounds from Brooklyn, NY’s MeLo-X, laid down over a beat by Cali producer Abjo. Me thinks you’ll like the sound of this. You may even take extra delight from knowing that MeLo not only dropped verse, but also recorded, mixed, and mastered this joint. “Mojitos and Little Dragon” will be coming out … Continue reading

We’re doin’ it #INSTEREO… TONIGHT!!! at BROOKLYN STABLE
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We’re doin’ it #INSTEREO… TONIGHT!!! at BROOKLYN STABLE

TurnTables Talk, in association with Bagpak Records and Surreal Soundscapes (yeah, that’s us!) present “In Stereo”: a Friday night affair featuring an open format audio experience designed by DJs Engine, Yellowtail, and Jun Bug. All night we’re dishing out multi-genre sounds focused on ‘Funk Fusion’ (new + classic + rare + jazzy + electro x … Continue reading

Red Baraat dropped a new Bhangra (Funk?) album – “Shruggy Ji”, Plays the Bowery Ballroom Feb 1st
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Red Baraat dropped a new Bhangra (Funk?) album – “Shruggy Ji”, Plays the Bowery Ballroom Feb 1st

Red Baraat is an eight-piece Brooklyn-based band that performs music that is technically classified as Bhangra, though boxing this outfit into a genre is almost an excercise in futility. It’s led by Sunny Jain on the dhol (a double-headed drum originating from southwest Asia… if you ain’t know already). Elements of Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, … Continue reading

TODAY (Jan 19th) in DC!! > The Curators of Hip Hop presents second “Sneak Peek” Hip Hop showcase [corrected]
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TODAY (Jan 19th) in DC!! > The Curators of Hip Hop presents second “Sneak Peek” Hip Hop showcase [corrected]

If you’re among those who’ve converged on Washington, DC for our president’s re-inauguration or anyone else who’s around the capital, we recommended you start your evening off at 1920 DC. Curators of Hip Hop present the second edition of their Sneak Peak showcase series. The lineup is stacked with talented hip hop artists from the … Continue reading