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Sonic Goodies: Africa Undone

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!

Selamawit

Sonic Goodies: Maverick’s The First Step

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.

Selamawit

Sonic Goodies: Africa Africa Africa pt. 4

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…

[LISTEN HERE]

Hope you enjoy the mixtape and make sure to check out their website to learn more about their events!

Selamawit

EVENT: Afrobeat 4Ya Soul feat. Blitz the Ambassasdor

In just under 2 weeks on Thursday, September 30th the great folks behind Lunchbox Theory , along with Bernos, Okay Africa and Fusicology are throwing their monthly Afrobeat 4Ya Soul party but with a nice twist! This time it will be featuring Blitz the Ambassador, notable Ghanian-American hip-hop artist and his live band in a different venue just for this special night, at LIV (11th & Ust). DJ Underdog will be spinning nothing but records as usual for all you Afrobeat fiends. Advance tickets are only $10 and at the door it’ll still be an affordable $15. Matter of fact while you are here, take a second now and get your tickets here.

Mark your calendars. Don’t miss out!

Hope to see ya there,

Selamawit

P.S. Wondering what is Afrobeat? How do you dance to this? What should you expect when you go to this dope event? Well take a listen to their new mixtape, AFRICA AFRICA AFRICA 3

DOWNLOAD HERE.

Sonic Goodies!

MIXTAPES

Here are a few mixtapes worth checking out this holiday season to help you end 2009 the right way:

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Following their successful event last week, Lunchbox theory Productions and DURKL present their EAT YOUR VEGETABLES mixtape. Mastered by DJ Underdog himself. Audible goodies you don’t want to miss out on hearing! Click  here to download.

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Badomedia presents Cerumentalism Volume 01.  This is what you need to listen to when you are deep into the holiday spirit and want a nice eclectic mix to ring in the new year. Click here to download.

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Monday Jazz brings us a deliciously syrupy mixtape, Waiting for the Winter, that will help ease us into and through this frigid winter. I came across this while surfing Blind I, which itself has an extensive collection of music, but this one mixtape really stood out to me. Click here to download.

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Hope you enjoyed these mixtapes! Let me know what you think!

-Selamawit