For over a decade, DJ Resinthol has been
supplying Austin with the finest in Funk, Soul, Boogie, Disco, HipHop
and all around Get-Down vibes as part of Hump! Family (A Classic Funk,
Disco and Boogie Jam!), Afrofreque (Live HipHop Soul) and Future Light
Soundsystem. Guaranteed party rocker. Peep this quik mix sampling some of the flavor!
Nappy Riddem are the Original Rastars. Rex Riddem, Mustafa Akbar, and
Ashish “Hash” Vyas formed this ragga-soul electro-funk super group. The
trio is a unique combination of longtime collaborators with independent
music industry stalwarts Afrika Bambaataa, Thievery Corporation,
Thunderball, Fort Knox Five and Gogogo Airheart. The three cherry picked
an all-star cast of D.C. artists to record with for their debut album
“One World Sovereignty”. Edgy guitar riffs by Rob Myers (Thievery
Corporation, Fort Knox Five, Thunderball), funky saxophone from Frank
Mitchell jr. (Thievery Corporation See-I), and Rhymes from Asheru
(Unspoken Heard, “Boondocks” theme song) are all included. Something
special is created when the contributions of these superstars are
blended with the sultry soul of Akbar’s voice, Hash’s dubby basslines,
and Rex’s funky afro-Latin percussion.
Nappy Riddem was
recently nominated for a Washington Area Music Association award as 2010
best performance artist in electronica. The Nappy crew just finished
2010 playing several sold out shows, headlining the Night Fever Wax
Poetics party at the Scoot Inn Austin, opening for Bassnectar at the
9:30 Club in DC, and playing the CD release party for their label mates
Los Empresarios at U St. Music Hall in DC.
Fresh from playing 3
showcases during SXSW, Rex Riddem recently finished mixing down Nappy
Riddem’s debut album, due to be released September 2011 on Fort Knox
Recordings. Their recent releases, deemed “groovy” and “awesome” by
Steve Aoki, are featured on Fort Knox Recordings “The New Gold Standard
2″ compilation featuring a guest appearance by Asheru. Nappy Riddem’s
sound, which is affectionately called “the Riddem Method” has even
traveled as far as Budapest, receiving regular airplay on Hungary’s FM
90.3 as well as nationally on KEXP in NYC and Seattle. http://soundcloud.com/nappyriddem
ESL Musics URSULA 1000 is the alter ego of Brooklyn, New York based producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist
Alex Gimeno. His albums and mix sessions have taken on a broad scope of
retro tinged spy grooves, bumping latin disco funk, hints of post punk,
electro, go go, sleazy glam rock...and he never stops evolving.
You can hear it in his remixes for the likes of Quincy Jones, Felix Da
Housecat, The Faint, Fort Knox Five to a slew of television remodels for
themes to Sesame Street, The Powerpuff Girls, The Incredibles and Yo
Gabba Gabba. Scenes and promos for Sex And The City, Greys Anatomy and
How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family popped even more with a helping
of a little Ursula as have campaigns for AT&T, Samsung, Adidas and
His collaborations with Dr.Luke, Shag, Cristina,
Los Amigos Invisibles, Misty Roses, Federico Aubele to name a few
brought forth sheer magic on the four albums, The Now Sound of Ursula
1000, Kinda Kinky, Here Comes Tomorrow and Mystics. All Systems Are Go
Go and Ursadelica showed the world his dj skills and ear for the best in
hip shaking groovers. Undressed had it all re-imagined by electronics
finest like Deekline, Ladytron, Product.01, Malente and more.
You can find him traveling the world dj-ing at places like Fabric, The
Big Chill Festival, Shambhala or even at his hometown funspots like
Trophy Bar and The Commodore. For a more obscure selection of songs that
make him tick, check out his radio show, Guilty Pleasures on
Ursula has just recently set his time
machine controls towards primitive garage punk for his new E.P., FUZZ,
featuring the inimitable Fred Schneider from The B-52s on the opening
song, "Hey You!".
Drenched in snarling fuzz guitars, savage
drums and spooky organs, this new collection of tracks unleashes his
technicolor take on this sound.....and is a tempting taster for the next
new album adventure...MONDO BEYONDO! (where our hero gets back in touch
with his roots but channeling it through a new set of kaleidoscopic
"Mundo Beyondo" Austin Album Release! Ursula's new album out August 8th on ESL Music.
Peep the funky video for the the title track, "Mondo Beyondo"
Live Set by: *Starlynx(DJ Manny, DJ Bigface & MC Tigre Liu)
Night Fever! Vol XVII : J Boogie Album Release Party!
*J-Boogie(Om Records/SF CA) The man, the myth, the Kangol. Known for
his signature choice of headgear as well as a prolific career which has
spanned two decades, San Francisco DJ legend J Boogie is back with
Undercover, his fourth album with his live band, J Boogie’s Dubtronic
Science. A decade after the first Dubtronic Science album,
which fused electronic music with live band sound to create a
genre-blending model, the musical landscape has become cluttered with
more sub- and microgenres than you can shake a stick at. Luckily, J
Boogie’s background as a radio and club DJ in the eclectic SF music
scene has afforded him the ability “to roll with any situation and rock
it,” he says. Rather than concentrate on a particular style, J
Boogie’s strength has always been his adaptability; he’s created and
refined a sound which can travel from the Bay Area to Bollywood to East
London to Kingston to Chicago to Mexico City, and back. Live, the
Dubtronic sound takes on added value, becoming a DJ set enhanced by
real musicians. Undercover marks a shift in musical methodology
for the veteran producer and club jock. “I started sampling less and
started recording live instruments more, and treating the live
instruments as samples,” he says. “That was a huge move for me. 90% of
my material before then was sample-based.” http://www.soundcloud.com/jboogiedubtronic
"Undercover" Austin Album Release! Boogie's 4th album due out October 4th on Om Records.
Peep the dope video for the 1st single, Undercover featuring Chrys-Anthony! This New wave Nu Disco Soul sounds like a lost Cee-Lo Green jam session.
Afrolicious is Pleasuremaker aka Joe
McGuire’s foray into African music. Formerly a radio dj at University of
Kansas, he relocated to SF where he created and cultivated with his
brother Oz McGuire San Francisco’s legendary weekly
party at the Elbo Room called Afrolicious. Working with musicians from
all over Africa and the diaspora, this project explores his deep
admiration and respect for the rhythms, sounds and musicians from
Africa. During one of his gigs he passed a demo to Thievery
Corporation’s SF transplant Rob Garza, Garza who really vibed the music
and thought the project had potential soon decided to produce the
project, the 1st EP entitled a “Dub for Mali” was released August 16th on ESL music.
ESL Music's newest signing, The Funk Ark is a world funk ensemble based in Washington DC. The band's debut album was released on ESL Music on June 14, 2011.
Recorded at ESL Music Studios in Washington DC by Thievery Corporation’s sound engineer Christopher “Stone” Garret, From the Rooftops is the funk-tastic debut album from ESL Music’s newest artist signing The Funk Ark! Fronted by keyboard savant and long-time ESL Music session player Will Rast, the album delivers a healthy dose of vintage afrobeat, Latin, and funk stylings. Recalling the best of Afrika 70, the JB’s and the Fania Allstars all at once, The Funk Ark is your new one-stop shop for booty-shaking vintage grooves. Shout it from the rooftops!
If ever a band could boast having a complex genealogical tree, that band is Brownout. The eight-piece, Latin funk ensemble based in Austin, Texas, is both offspring and germinating seed to Grammy-Winner Grupo Fantasma.
Brownout may well be Grupo Fantasma's psychedelic Latin funk little brother, an offshoot of the collective that regularly backs Prince, its latest incarnation, or even its alter ego. What they are not is the sprawling conjunto's side project. Brownout has taken Grupo Fantasma's funk roots and blown them up. In the process they've taken on a life and developed a unique sound all their own. Aguilas and Cobras, the group's new album on Six Degrees Records (9/15/09), stands as testament to their one of a kind evolution.
***Manolo Black*** Before and After Live Sets (Inside)
ATX based party rocker and hustler of culture, Trey Lopez, specializies in all sounds Latino: Cumbia, Latin Funk, Salsa, Chicha, Meregue, Baile Funk. Part of the DJ collective that holds down the largest monthly Latin dance party in the South ... Peligrosa.
Ready to get down with the Night Fever! family on a two-story party barge on Lake Travis? Hope so ... cause here it is!!!!
We welcome Captain Tony Skratchere (NOLA/Yacht Bounce) to the Night Fever roster! Our Captain energetically fuses the 70's & 80's soft rock/pop standards with the pulsating bounce rhythms of our beloved New Orleans. Also joining Captain Tony on our first nautical journey are two of Austin's finest tastemakers; DJ Mel (Rock the Casbah/SWOLL) and DJ Orion (Peligrosa/Raw Word Records).
Buy a ticket and be set for the night! Purchase includes admission, adult beverages and dinner (vegetarian option available). So get your fly Yacht Bounce attire ready and board the party of the summer! We bring you ... Night Fever! VOL XIV Yacht Bounce Edition. You are guaranteed to be gliding across the dance floor while bouncing that moneymaker - Nola Style! It's a brand new dance and it's coming your way!
The story of Kon begins in the record bins of Boston. Like the vinyl he collects, Kon is a rare breed. He consistently shakes up dance floors all the world over, and his popularity is so high that fans actually offer up their own dusty singles and LPs as a gift to this beloved collector. His working command of music history makes him a breathing tome of wax knowledge; to that effect, Shady Records, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Diamond D, and Capitol Records (to name but a few) have called upon his expertise. Kon has gained legendary status oversees while achieving domestic recognition from some of the most beloved beat-diggers, DJs, and producers in the game.
"One of the most extraordinary beat diggers in the game." Lord Finesse
"His compilations and mixtapes are underground DJ classics." A-Trak
HAPPY NEW YEAR! JOIN US ON SAT JAN 22ND AS WE LAUNCH OUR 2011 NIGHT FEVER MONTHLY SERIES! EVERY 2011 EVENT WILL HAVE A NONPROFIT BENEFICIARY. HELP US HELP THE COMMUNITY BY COMING OUT TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS, SPREADING THE WORD AND BRINGING MUCH NEEDED DONATIONS. SAFEPLACE EXISTS TO END SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THROUGH SAFETY, HEALING, PREVENTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE. CHECK OUT THE LINEUP!!!
(NYC/TURNTABLES ON THE HUDSON/WONDERWHEEL RECORDINGS/ESL MUSIC)
Nickodemus' sound is like a traveling circus that gets everyone's hips & feet moving! It will stop off in the Middle East & Africa, over to Brazil, Colombia & the Caribbean, up to New Orleans & landing in his hometown, Brooklyn NYC! Nickodemus been touring as a DJ & collaborating with musicians all over the World since 1996! He has two albums & remix albums called "Engangered Species" and "Sun People" as well as seven Turntables on the Hudson compilations to date. His songs can also be found on 100's of compilations as well as several movies & TV shows including: Battle in Seattle, Sex in the City, Dancing With the Stars, True Blood & commercials such as iTUNES, Revlon, Heineken & Michelobe.
Afrofreque includes Tigre Liu, Claude9, DJ Resinthol, John Siebenthaler, Fumi Sugawara and Mike Hale. Described as live soulful hip-hop, with elements of electronica, Afrobeat and reggae, Afrofreque’s lyrics are positive and conscious, reflecting hip-hop culture and social issues. Afrofreque is known not only for their for their tightly arranged hip hop and soul compositions, but also for their high energy live performances and and ultra funky live improvs.