You ever heard of Ultimate Beats & Breaks? If so, you already know Breakbeat Lou as the hub of those records and edits. Monster collector, and a pioneer in the record collecting game, to say the least. If you don’t know him yet, check out @breakbeatlou on Twitter, check the UBB site, and get involved, fam. This will be one for the books!
The Miami installment of the 10-Year Anniversary Tour of Jump N Funk! The Original American Afrobeat Dance Party brings the sounds of Fela Kuti and the Global Afro soul sound back to Miami once again at Bardot, celebrating its second anniversary with music by this DJ and visuals by Mark Hines. Come celebrate 10 years of pioneering the Afrobeat and global soul sound in Miami on October 7 at Bardot!
October 8 (9 p.m.—2 a.m.)
JUMP N FUNK
The New Gabah
4916 Hollywood Blvd.
$10 before 11:30 p.m.
The day after Miami, Mark and I fly to Los Angeles for our L.A. installment of the 10 Year Anniversary Tour of Jump N Funk! The Original American Afrobeat Dance Party brings the sounds of Fela Kuti and the Global Afro soul sound back to LA once again, with Footlong Development & Frolab, and of course music by yours truly and visuals by Mark Hines. Come celebrate 10 years of pioneering the Afrobeat and global soul sound in LA on October 8th at The New Gabah!
Here, we are entering a new relationship and kicking it off with Jump N Funk presenting a different twist on our usual Afrobeat sound. On this night, it's all about that same old Jump N Funk feeling but with a house, Tropicalia and dance twist in the beautiful, open aired Cabanas at The Maritime Hotel. Come join us and watch Jump N Funk pay homage to Afro house, Tropicalia, and the soils dance spectrum at the Cabanas!
Atlanta is one of my favorite cities to play. One of the main reasons that’s a fact is due to my long standing brotherhood with DJ Kemit. We've been celebrating Fela together since long before the latest Fela craze. This month, we celebrate Fela! On Broadway's Atlanta run (www.felaonbraodway.com), Jump N Funk's 10 Year Anniversary (www.jumpnfunk.com), Spreadlove's 4th annual Felabration (www.facebook.com/experiencespreadlove.com), and of course the born day of the one and only Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Jump N Funk has been right there with Spreadlove for practically their entire existence, and prior to that, Kemit and I have recorded "Minstrel Speak" (Diaspora) back in 2002, as well as "Music" and "Official" together on my first LP, Connecting The Dots (Kindred Spirits USA, 2005), played at Jump N Funk in NYC, and Miami together, as well as rocking an ocean of other parties around the country. Definitely one of the most underappreciated DJs in the United States, if not the world in my opinion. My man Mark Hines will be there to beat the video screens up like only he can as well. If you don't know, now you know…I am expecting fireworks. Love Afro Life!
October 21 (9 p.m.—2 a.m.)
JUMP N FUNK
500 North 14th St.
St Louis and Midwest fam, come join us for our St. Louis installment of the 10-Year Anniversary Tour of Jump N Funk! The Original American Afrobeat Dance Party brings the sounds of Fela Kuti and the Global Afro soul sound to St. Louis for the very first time! Your selector for the evening will be none other than myself, with visuals by Mark Hines aka The Marksmen. Come celebrate 10 years of pioneering the Afrobeat and global soul sound in St. Louis on October 21 at Lola!