Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sound Liberation Front (SLF), a Brooklyn-based arts and music organization, is kicking off a new monthly party this Saturday night at Rose, The Afro-Dub Sessions.
The party will feature a different guest DJ the last Saturday of each month, beginning Jan. 30, with Ticklah, founding member of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Easy Star All-Stars and world-renowned afrobeat band Antibalas. Ticklah will also man the soundboard to create live electronic dub remixes during sets by house band Super Hi-Fi, which features members of Aphrodesia, Slavic Soul Party, The Superpowers, and the Blue Man Group.
The Afro-Dub Sessions is dedicated to the idea that dub, born in Jamaica, and African musical styles like afrobeat, afropop and afrofunk are natural partners in the origins of global dance music. The production techniques of dub have served as the foundation for much of today’s electronic music — from hip-hop to techno — while the African rhythms that form the backbone of styles like afrobeat are the basis for much of the world’s dance music. “It’s natural that these two forms of music mix together,” says SLF co-founder Quoc Pham.
This is going to be a party you should not miss. World-class music brought to you by the people who know more about multi-medium cross-genre events than anyone on the scene. If you don't have plans this Saturday night, you do now.
Posted by Marc Amigone at 7:27 PM