In celebration of their 2 year anniversary party tomorrow, the Lunchboxtheory crew have released a new mix called, Africa Undone, and did a revamp of their site. I have to say it is definitely my favorite mix thus far. I couldn’t help but dance in my chair as I sat listening late into the night. Take a listen for yourself here:
So make sure you listen to the mix and prep real good for the party tomorrow night at Bossa Lounge in Adams Morgan. Also, be prepared to listen to the delicatable sounds of Heturu and the hypnotizing mixes of Dj Underdog and Dj Camjus. Also word is, there will be delicious homemade treats for everyone!
See you there!
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Tagged 2011, Adams Morgan, Africa Undone, BOSSA LOUNGE, Dj Camjus, DJ UNDERDOG, DMV, EVENTS, Heturu, Lunchbox Theory Productions, March, Mixtapes, MUSIC, SIGHTS & SOUNDS, Sonic Goodies, SOUND, Spring 2011
WHAT: “Handkerchiefs, Heels, & Hangovers… A Night At The Cotton Club”
WHERE: |201 Lounge| 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE Washington D.C. 20002
WHEN: February 19, 2011 (9PM-3AM) Happy Hour (9PM-11PM)
Why: To unite the new tastemakers, trendsetters, and socialites of the DMV and neighboring cities around an evening full of drinking, dancing, and music for a great cause. We’ll also raise money for our teacher’s scholarship at the Cape Mount Association; helping to pay tuition for future teachers in Liberia, West Africa.
Video- Cotton Club Prerequisite
Mark your calendars and please do make sure to make out to this great event and support YEBIES !
Posted in EVENTS, Uncategorized
Tagged & Hangovers... A Night At The Cotton Club, 201 Lounge, 2011, Africa, Black History Month, Cape Mount Association, Cotton Club, DMV, EVENTS, February, February 2011, Handkerchiefs, Heels, Yebies
Meet Maverick. He is a DMV-based, Baton Rouge raised, music producer. He recently released an instrumental album called, The First Step and I instantly loved it. My personal faves being Chocolate City Shuffle, Road to Perdition, and Popular Passion. Actually when I think about it I like parts of almost each track on the release. They seem simple but have little nuances, weaving in various samples to make this a solid first effort. Take a listen for yourself here.
Posted in SOUND, Uncategorized
Tagged Album Release, DMV, February, February 2011, Hip-Hop, Instrumentals, Maverick, Producer, Producers, Sonic Goodies, SOUND, The First Step
In the past I have often talked about the greatness that is Afrobeat and the monthly parties hosted by the Lunchboxtheory duo and even posted few of their previous mixtapes. Well coupled with last month’s party, they finally have blessed us with yet another one to kick off 2011 right. Here’s a little description to go with the mixtape:
DJ Underdog lives up to every promise his fans request, “Africa Africa Africa 4” mixes Afrobeat, Soulful House, worldly percussion, rock, funk, oddball sound effects, a touch of African lounge, Latin Jazz, and some hints of tropicalia with moombahton. DJ Underdog chose to collaborate with long time friend and acclaimed moombahton producer DJ Cam Jus, on a guest mix toward the end.
“This is Africa Africa Africa 4! A Musical collage of many peoples. . .it comes from Africa and all walks in between, from the South Seas and from Asia.”
“This mixtape is personal because I am genre less when it comes to moving the crowd” says Underdog. Indeed, conceptual continuity is the order of the day! Vibe with these musical treats – and please don’t tell the children that no known species of reindeer can fly!! DJ Underdog cooked this tight to get you in the right mind, and should be back quite soon with some African psybeat delicatessens.
We’ve been asked for some smooth mixes, here’s a part of our answer…
Hope you enjoy the mixtape and make sure to check out their website to learn more about their events!
Please join Artists For Charity on Saturday, December 4th, 2010, for the 4th Annual AFC Holiday Benefit at the WVSA’s Articulate Gallery to raise funds for the non-profit organization, Artists for Charity (AFC). The organization operates a children’s home for HIV-positive orphans in Ethiopia. For more information on this organization and the great work they do, please visit www.artistsforcharity.org.
The Holiday Benefit is being held at WVSA’s Articulate Gallery located at 1100 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 from 7pm-11pm. There will be an art auction, featuring the work of emerging and established artists. The benefit will also include a taste of the Ethiopian culture, with music performances by Maritu Legesse “The Queen of Bati” and Setegn Atenaw.
***Advanced tickets are $20 and at the door is $25. There will be drinks and Ethiopian hors d’oeuvres catered by Enat Restaurant in Virginia. ***
Please spread the word and be sure to use #AFCBenefit when tweeting before and during the beneft (follow Artists For Charity here). ***If you’d like to volunteer, need a press pass or have questions please contact Hanna Tadesse or Bethel Tsegaye **
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See you there!
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Tagged 1100 16th St., 2010, 4th Annual AFC Holiday Benefit, Artists for Charity, DECEMBER 2010, DMV, Enat Restaurant, EVENTS, Fundraiser, Maritu Legesse, NW, Setegn Atenaw, WVSA Articulate Gallery
ANIEKAN presents CAN U DIG IT? a solo exhibition featuring all new and affordable works . This new body of work will take you back, all the way back to the 70’s. Drawings, paintings, prints, t-shirts and more!!!
This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event so please dont miss out. Come and witness the visual growth of the artist known as ANIEKAN UDOFIA
WHERE: CRE8 SPACE STUDIO GALLERY
WHEN: FRIDAY, DEC 3RD 2010
TIME: 7PM TILL 11PM
DAMAGE: ABSOLUTELY FREEEEEE!!!!!!!
The world famous COOL DJ UNCLE Q will be providing the best of the grooves for your listening pleasure!!!
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Undercult Relaunch & Anniverary Party
When: 9pm-12am, Wednesday-December 15th, 2010
Where: 1939 12th St NW, Washington, D.C.
Featuring: Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw/O.J. Simpson/Random Axe), Karriem Riggins (Yesterday’s New Quintet/The Supreme Team w/ Madlib), DTMD (Dunc& Toine)
*All Performing and Spinning all new and unreleased material
Free Refreshments courtesy of Heineken!!
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Mark your calendars and make sure you come out and support this great event!
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Tagged 1939 12th St NW, DMV, DTMD, Guilty Simpson, Heineken, Karriem Riggins, Madlib Medicine Show, O.J. Simpson, Random Axe, Stones Throw, The Supreme Team, Undercult, Yesterday's New Quintet
Posted in SIGHT, Uncategorized
Tagged 2010, Art, Art Picks, Artists, DMV, GEORGE H. SMITH-SHOMARI, Glenn Fry, Hannah Naomi Kim, NOVEMBER 2010, Regina Miele, Robert T. Cole, Scott G. Brooks, SIGHT, Visual Arts