Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mamas love...BETA BANGER

I'm exhibiting a few new pieces at the BETA BANGER party...come through!

Harriet’s Alter Ego, Society HAE & metroPCS presents

Celebrating the beta launch of & the Birthday of Ngozi of Harriet’s Alter Ego

Beta Banger is presented in association with:

The Minority Report, The Stylistics Agency, Alador & Smith and FREE like 'frei

Friday, July 31st
9pm to 4am


Featured DJs:
The Ahficionados
DJ Trauma
Jasmine Solano

Fashion Installation By Harriet’s Alter Ego

Monday, July 27, 2009


This week is a good week. Two new singles on the loose, and both FREE. So no excuses, just download it!
The first track, is something I've been sitting on for a while and I'm so excited to let it out into the world. Blog it, Forward it, RT it, Play it, Feel it! As we celebrate our 2 year anniversary of moving to Bed Stuy from Minneapolis, we have decided to let our buzzed about single, C TRAIN, out on the streets for FREE! In times like these, chasing the dollar and trying to find the balance between living your dream and making ends meet, is a feeling all too real for many artist. I wrote this song in a moment like this. Feeling very inspired by the music culture on our streets, Rico aka Dj Don Cuco dug deep into his spirit and chose a sound/frequency that became the root and foundation of this track. The lyrics were easy. Anyone who has to make the journey daily through the grind to make ends meet, can understand. Say word?!!!!
Best part is, LICHIBAN, the other half of WRONGLIPS (of course!) and also a long time supporter of this song, stepped in for the collabo and made the cover art for this peice as a part of her new series.. So this is all love~!
Ok, so yeah... download it HERE(ZSHARE mp3's) or HERE(Bandcamp wav files).
1. C Train (Original)-- Produced by Dj Don Cuco
2. Bed Stuy Remix -- Produced by Heinrich Zwahlen
**All mixing and mastering by Heinrich Zwahlen (Basscut)**
More on Heinrich:
Heinrich Zwahlen, multi-instrumentalist, artist engineer, swiss native and New York resident, has had a long history in electronic music and
mostly recorded under the name of 'Basscut' (Ten/Virgin}. Among his many collaborators and clients are Oliver Stumm(Touch of Class)Sam
Sever (Def Jam/Mowax),Groove Theory, SupaDJ Dimitry (Dee-lite), and longtime vocalist partner Elisa Burchett (Ultra Rec) to name a few.
Cultivating a mostly downtempo style of electro-acoustic composition he is incorporating elements ranging from minimal to dub and broken
beat. After a 4 year stay in Berlin he has recently been working at Dubspot NYC.

OK, so next, a project i've been working on for a while is finally beginning to come towards the home stretch. S & M present: LOSING MY RELIGION! Sarah White + M.anifest (Ghanaian born, Minneapolis resident). The project is of a soulful disposition, has futurefunk aspirations, and owes its foundation to african diasporic rhythms. Its sound is unraveling as a synergy between what we've both been doing musically in our solo careers: Soul, Hip-Hop, Electronica, etc. Recording has been sporadic so far. We plan on finishing the many pieces we've laid down and present an EP later this year.
So grab that HERE(ZSHARE) and pass it around!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

FOR THE TRUESOUNDAFICIONADOS :: I <3 VINYL! party this Saturday July 25, 2009

Coming up this weekend, the party I've been hearing a lot about..I LOVE VINYL is taking NYC back to the good ol' days:
Wax Poetics, Raw Fusion, Great Weekend, Fusicology, and Halcyon, present I Love Vinyl, an all-vinyl oasis at the Gallery Bar at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC, featuring a dream team of resident romantics.

Sharing deck duties are djs Amir (bbe), one half of the internationally known rare record digger mixtape duo, Kon & Amir; prolific beatsmith Ge-Ology (Female Fun), boasting remix credits from Pete Rock to PPP; Anthony Khan The Twilite Tone (Great Weekend), both a key player in the seminal 90's Chicago house scene, and long-time producer and dj for Common; New York veterans OP! and Scribe (Raw Fusion NYC), and Jon Oliver (The Main Ingredient/EVR), the baby of the bunch.

With these heavy hitters butting music heads, expect sonic sparks, and stellar unannounced guests. the sounds will be mind-wide, foot-friendly, and snap crackle popping. no laptops allowed.For more info, check their blog
and link them on facebook at and


check out my girl, multitalented renaissance artista AMANDA DIVA on VIMBY! I can hardly keep up with find out more, check our earlier post on her and the link to her FREE mixtape!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mama wants..

I want one of everything...

Little Dragon back in NY

I'm back from a month in Barcelona (will post pics soon), and just in time! One of my favorite foursomes, Little Dragon, will be taking over NY this weekend, but this trip with an even heavier buzz. I've been jocking/blogging/loving Little Dragon since 2007, and it seems like the fever has spread fast and furious. They play Friday @ LPR and then again Saturday @ the Giantstep Summerstage w/ Q-tip, Chester French and Benji B. Better make sure to get there early...
Details below! Also look out for their new release dropping Aug 19th!

Freedom Party
w/ DJ's Herbert Holler, Cosi, & Marc Smooth
+ performance by Little Dragon

Classic Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Soul & more...

@ Le Poisson Rouge
(158 Bleeker St. btw/ Thompson St. and Sullivan St.)
A, C, E, B, D, F, V Train to West 4th St.

Reduced admission=
Ladies $0 b4 midnight, $10 after
Guys $10 b4 midnight, $15 after

and then SAT>>>>>

21 MC // Watch for new moves

I ran into Mec and Yego of 21 Maroons @ the Afropunk Block Party last Sunday (right in time to see John Forte), and I have to say, I'm very excited to see whats coming next. Their booth was stacked with freshly screen printed T's w/fly colors and designs that were very experimental and eye catching. The story behind the design is what makes 21MC different than the booth next door, so its worth taking a moment to pick the brains of the minds behind the prize. Ill be sure to keep you updated on whats next, but keep the website bookmarked. The shirts that were for sale @ the block party are not on the site as of yet, but dont sleep.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Gravity fills the space at Santos every Wednesday

A New York DJ is truly excelling when he surpasses simply mixing tunes and successfully reveals the soul of the city. Multi-talents Dhundee and Stimulus can each boast this measure of musical ability. Both producers, composers and crowd-movers with eclectic tendencies, they undeniably feel the pulse of their environment and enhance it with their sounds. GRAVITY, their new Wednesday night weekly residency at Santos, will shatter categorizations of underground dance music making for a night that is as much an exploration as it is a celebration.

Fusing sub-genres into a cohesive whole, Gravity is the sexiest party NY is aching for, bringing the summer sounds of the street and filling both floors of santos with everything electronic from dubstep to grime, electro, dirty disco, drum and bass, blacktronica ghetto tech, broken beat, house and hip hop. .

Their Brooklyn Bounce weekly party has been heralded for this same mentality, blessing dance warriors with a mix of ghetto tech, grime, drum and bass, baile funk, broken beat, hip-hop, afrobeat, pretty much anything one could ask for.
Join the movement at the bounce


YOUR GRAVITY Resident rotating Dj's:
Dhundee (The Bounce)
Stimulus (The Bounce)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009