Things you might not know about Sammy Bananas: he has a rather large collection of 90s independent rap vinyl (L Da Head Toucha!) and composes for jazz flute. Things you already know (and love) about Sammy Bananas: he is one damn clever DJ!
The young lad is headed down to Australia for a few shows next month and put together an enjoyably funky new tour mix that leans heavy on tracks from the red continent. Listen close for the surprises!
This Friday (1.23) I’m psyched for the latest edition of FLASHING LIGHTS, my party with DJ Ayres and Jubilee. We took December off and people kept asking when the next one would be. The answer is Friday, duh. It’s also my born day, Louisahhh! is in town from Turntable Lab LA to guest with us, and Ayres bought hella glowsticks. We recorded a new promo mix for the occasion!
Killahbeez just posted a quick Q&A with Treasure Fingers, check it out for info on his studio setup, upcoming plans and more. You can also find Mr Fingers on a mini Canadian rampage with Jokers Of The Scene this week, teaming up for shows at Celebrities in Vancouver on Friday (1.23) and Pawn Shop in Edmonton on Saturday (1.24).
Our bros in Chromeo have a giant show (real talk there’s a billboard!) this week in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for doz that slept, it is SOLD OUT. But dry your tears funkateers and chromettes, there’s an afterparty at the Roxy! If you’re in town you owe it to yourself to get groovy Thursday night, cop advance tickets while you can.
Check out LA Riots back in North Carolina (Raise up! Yes Petey Pablo and college basketball are the only things we know about your state!) for two shows this weekend, first tonight (1.16) at Greene Street and then Saturday at Kiss Lounge in Charlotte.
The Ottawa reign of terror continues to burn Hollywood burn like Flavor Flav on nitrus. Check Jokers Of The Scene tonight (1.15) guesting at Dance Right at La Cita and listen in Saturday for their set on Indie 103.1’s Neon Noise show at Midnight. Then on Tuesday they rock the Dance party (truth in advertising!) at Arena. Flyer for that one after the jump.
UPDATE: Since 103.1 stopped broadcasting on Friday (PS: FUUUUUUCK!), the JOTS mix will only be available on the station’s online stream. But the airwaves loss is your gain, since the guys are using the night to play Trust in the OC. Whoo! Read More
Sometimes when I’m zoning out after hours of staring at the computer, I daydream about how Maggie Horn and I will one day have a group called “Telephones” in which we cover current pop hits. In reality, we already do this it just doesn’t have a name yet! The promo photo will be the two of us sitting next to each other, Maggie with a ram’s horn up to hear ear and me with a banana up to mine.
Until that happens, you’ll just have to make due with Maggie’s solo material, namely her BRAND NEW Siren mixtape. It features tracks by yours truly, Blaqstarr, Curses!, Ninjasonik and more. You can download it right here. All you NYCers best come check us out the release party tomorrow night at Webster Hall (full flyer after the jump). Don’t forget to RSVP to get in free. Then you can swing by and catch me at The Player’s Club afterward. Read More
This Friday (1.16) at Smart Bar in Chicago, check out the “Juke What Yo Mamma Gave You” party with DJ Gant-Man alongside fellow juke/ghetto house heroes Nehpets, Houz’mon and new school Chi party starter Willy Joy. Full flyer and info after the jump, and stay tuned for info on Gant’s first Fool’s Gold single “Juke Dat Girl” coming soon, backed with some crazy remixes. Read More
This Wednesday (1.14) check Congorock at the Pump This party in Bologne, followed by a gig on Saturday (1.17) at Sorry Ghettoblaster in Warsaw (which you might remember from when they brought out Jokers Of The Scene and Nick Catchdubs, flicks here).