Sunday, October 11, 2009
(SF's dubstep master Sam Supa!)
A few choice links for your listening pleasure:
KUSF: WAKE THE TOWN
The streaming audio link for last Thursday night's Wake The Town program on KUSF. Featuring rocksteady, ska and early reggae from the likes of the Melodians, the Dynamites, I-Roy, Prince Buster, John Holt and Soul Vendors.
SAM SUPA: DUBSTEP MIX
Check out this great dubstep mix from S.F. DJ Sam Supa (Brap Dem!). The mix features Skream, Kutz, Eskmo, Kozee, Djunya, Zed Bias and more.
AFROBEAT KING: FELABRATIONS
Fela Kuti "Zombie"
Knitting Factory Records, in association with New York-based music and lifestyle marketing company Giant Step, is excited to announce that over 15 official “Felabrations” have been confirmed to take place in more than 15 cities across the country throughout the month of October. The events have been created to celebrate the re-mastering and reissue of the entirety of the legendary Fela Kuti catalogue, beginning on October 27 with the CD and CD-Deluxe with DVD release of the compilation The Best Of The Black President, as well as the musical FELA! beginning previews at the Eu gene O’Neill Theatre on Broadway on October 19 and the musician’s birthday. Fela would have been 71 on October 15.
Select Felabration Dates:
10/12/2009 - HOUSTON: Rocksteady Mondays presents: Felabration! w/ DJ Sun & DJ Chicken George @ The Flat
10/12/2009 - PORTLAND: Felabration! w/ Rev. Shines, DJ Santo & more @ Someday Lounge
10/14/2009 – NEW YORK (Brooklyn): Voodoo Funk & Giant Step present: Felabration! w/ DJ Frank Gossner and Ikebe Shakedown @ The Knitting Factory
10/14/2009 - OAKLAND: Soul.Profess presents: RECESS / Felabration! w/ special guest DJ Cecil & live performance by Delina Brooks @ AIR Lounge
10/15/2009 – NEW YORK (Downtown): Jump'n'Funk, Libation, FELA! & S.O.B.'s present: Felabration! w/ DJ's Rich Medina & Ian Friday @ S.O.B.'s
10/15/2009 – LOS ANGELES: Afro Funke' presents Felabration! w/ DJ Nu-Mark, Amon (on percussion), resident DJs Jeremy Sole & Glenn Red, host Rocky Dawuni + special guests @ Zanzibar
10/15/2009 - SEATTLE: SunTzu & Giant Step present: Blueprint / Felabration! w/ SunTzu Sound DJs, special guest Ohmega Watts, & more @ Grey Gallery & Lounge
10/16/2009 – LOS ANGELES: Footlong Development & Frolab present: Jump'n'Funk w/ DJ Rich Medina + opening set by DJ Marvski @ Tantra
10/16/2009 - CHICAGO: Listen:Up presents Felabration! w/ DJ Ron Trent & DJ Spinna @ The Shrine
10/17/2009 – SAN FRANCISCO: Giant Step presents: Jump'n'Funk w/ DJ Rich Medina
10/24/2009 - ATLANTA: Spread Love + Jump'n'Funk present Felabration! w/ Roy Ayers, Rich Medina, DJ Kemit, Mausiki Scales & Common Ground Collective, DJ Ausuar @ 595 North
10/31/2009 – NEW YORK (Harlem): Uhuru Afrika + Soul Funktion present: Fela Lives! w/ DJs: Adam Gibbons, Offbeat, DJ OBah, live percussion by Sidy Maiga, and live performance by Amayo's Fu-Arkestra @ The Shrine
Fela Kuti's Best of The Black President (2xCD/DVD) will be released on October 27th on Knitting Factory Records.