WHERE: Bardot, Downtown Miami
WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2011
Incredible night in the name of Fela in Miami. 10:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. we brought them an uncompromising gumbo of Fela Kuti, new school afrobeat, tropicalia, soul, afro house, samba, bossa, and whatever else felt right in the moment. Mark was in rare form on the video tools, too. Insane. Our footage is being edited as I type, and it'll be available in the next week or so on jumpnfunk.com and on Jump N Funks Facebook page. Salute to my man Djinji Brown for bringing that afro tech thing that he does like no other. I remember vividly knowing Dinji's production history throughout the '90s, random run-ins at hip-hop shows and such, and then him becoming the in-house sound man at Shine about three months into JNF opening in 2001. Ran our sound for the better part of the next four years or so before finishing his LP, Sirround Sound, flexing his house production skills on Yoruba Soul, and then defecting to Miami. Since then, he's spun alongside me at our annual Jump N Funk Winter Music Conference celebrations for the just about the last five years or so. One of my favorite dudes in the game, without a doubt.