September 17 (12 p.m.—9 p.m.)
BEATS 4 EATS (w/DJ Smoke, Frenchspotting Production, Benjamin Deffe & Reda Briki)
61 North 6th Street
Partial proceeds benefit Fight Against Hunger in Somalia
$5 before 4 p.m.; $10 after
Got pulled into this one by my good brother Selwyn Hinds. Whenever Sel calls, I listen a little more, so I'm expecting big things at this one, especially considering the cause and folks involved.
September 17 (12:30 a.m.—4 a.m.)
TOTH ANNIVERSARY BOAT CRUISE (w/Nickodemus, Cato, and more)
Queen of Hearts
Pier 40 at West Houston and the Hudson River.
I always love rocking alongside my man Nickodemus and his turntables on the Hudson crew. They are one of the most important branded DJ events in the US, and I take great pride in our relationship. Nick is also a fucking animal on the turntables! Come join us on the Hudson, for the TOTH Anniversary Boat Cruise on September 17! Midnight to 4 a.m.!
Installment number two of my new Philadelphia quarterly residency, aptly named Home Base, because it's literally three blocks from the crib. KFN is a great live rock venue that has opened their doors to me to come do my thing from 11 to 2 a.m. after their live band showcase on certain nights, quarterly. I completely adore the idea of walking 3 blocks from home, rocking a good party, and strolling on home to wake up in my own bed. With all the time I spend on the road and in the air, walking home after a gig is a priceless thing, not to be taken lightly. Five beans at the gate. Come rock with us, Philly!
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!
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!