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yes, its true, its really TRUE!! Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12-piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show that is the stuff of legend.
The group has performed everywhere from Central Park to Carnegie Hall to Rikers Island Prison, and that’s just in New York. On the heels of the hit musical FELA!, which several members collaborated on, Antibalas has reunited with former member and producer Gabe Roth, who was at the helm for their first three albums. The world famous Daptone Records released the band’s first album in five years, self-titled, in late 2012.
Inspired by economic meltdowns and global uprisings, Antibalas piled into two rooms at Daptone’s House of Soul Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn to cut an explosive new set of afrobeat classics. “Dirty Money” launches the propulsive six-song LP with deep, pulsating rhythms, monstrous horns and tight funk. Lead singer Amayo – a native of Lagos, Nigeria and senior Kung Fu master – guides the band through cathartic workouts of call and response, dynamic instrumentals and eruptive solos.
Members of Antibalas served as musical directors and the house band in the Broadway hit FELA! and penned original music for the show. Members have also recently collaborated/performed with Iron and Wine, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Mark Ronson, TV on the Radio and The Roots.
Scatter Scatter #6 is going to explode at the Grace Darling on June 1. Featuring special guest: Ray Lugo (Koloko, Jazz & Milk Recordings, Record Kicks…) alongside Melbourne’s most-studied afro selectahs, DJ Manchild and DJ Jumps, plus the dynamic Public Opinion Sound System, Scatter Scatter #6 is set to be MASSIVE!
If you’re tuning into the Northside website you probably already know Ray Lugo’s credentials…. Direct from NYC, singer, songwriter, Koloko frontman, LES Express leader and more… a true heavyweight of the underground world music scene. If you wanna check ‘what time it is’, don’t miss this very special show, and remember it’s a 150 dancer capacity at the Grace Darling…. so get your (expensive) shit together and get down to the Grace Darling early. If you’re not a dancer… stay at home and listen to Ray’s latest offerings on Soundcloud or check his expansive discography at raylugo.org
We can probably also expect to hear from Ray on Manchild’s radio show, The Breakdown on Friday June 1, 3pm-5pm on PBS106.7FM.
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The weekend is loaded with goodness! Friday night is BROWN SUGAR at the Lounge and Saturday night is another SCATTER SCATTER in the Grace Darling Basement. It’s great to see the funk back at the Lounge after such a long hiatus, and it’s coming back full force with the likes of Ennio Styles (RRR), Manchild (PBS, POAO + Northside) , Zack Rampage (PBS) and DJ Geezey (Wax Museum + The Dojo) – it’s gonna be an all-city party!
Saturday night is looking large as well… Beat Suite is on at the Melbourne Recital Centre (featuring Aloe Blacc, Lance Ferguson and many more), and when you’re done with sitting down there’s relief – non-stop dancing with afro, cumbia and tropical disco action at the Grace Darling. Scatter Scatter #5 features the mysterious ‘Scatter Scatter House Band’, with DJs Future Roots and Manchild. This Scatter Scatter is highly anticipated after the disappointment of the last event being cancelled, so get in early. And a heads up to all the Afro-beat lovers – Scatter Scatter #6 coming up on June 1 will feature NYC’s Ray Lugo (Koloko). Watch this space… or check the Scatter Scatter facebook thing. Scatter Scatter!!
This Friday is Scatter Scatter time again. Guests for Scatter Scatter #3 are Saca La Mois DJ!! (Cumbia Cosmonauts),
The Public Opinion Sound System (LIVE), DJ Mel (Uruguay) and DJ Manchild (POAO + The Breakdown, PBS).
Afro Funk, Island Disco, Cumbia and more. Til late! Let the rhythms take you to the truth ~ Mother Africa!
This night looks great! Not just because I’m there, but the great local talent again! Electric Empire with a new album really close and just after they slayed them at Glastonbury, I can’t wait to hear them. Then there’s the Melodics and the Cumbia Cosmonauts who have just released their debut LP. Not to mention the rest, I’ve banged on about them before! But flying in from Detroit is ELZHI from Slum Village here alone, hopefully to rep his new awesome album Elmatic, a tribute to Nas’ “Ilmatic” only Detroit styles with the WILL SESSIONS band behind him, on the shelf at Northside now! HURRY!