Entries tagged with: Lamin Fofana
by Andrew Sacher
Two hip hop producers, House Shoes and Dabrye, are teaming up for some shows together this month. They've got two shows in California this week, and then they'll come to NYC for a Bandshell-presented show on February 28 at Le Poisson Rouge with Lamin Fofana. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. At the moment, those are the only three shows announced for the two producers, and you can see them all in list format below.
House Shoes has been a mainstay as a producer in the Detroit hip hop scene for years, but it wasn't until 2012 that he released his "official" debut album, Let It Go, which features guest spots from Danny Brown, Roc Marciano, The Alchemist, Oh No, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Chali 2na and more. Like collaborator The Alchemist's 2012 album, Russian Roulette, Let It Go is a great showcase of the current indie rap scene, but it also works as its own cohesive album of retro-futuristic boom bap. You can stream the entire album and watch the video for the song with Danny Brown, "Sweet," below.
Dabrye hasn't released anything too recently, but like House Shoes, his albums feature a variety of great indie rappers (his 2006 release, Two/Three featured DOOM, Vast Aire, Beans, Guilty Simpson, and others), and his material has been taken on by some pretty great remixers like Kode9 and Flying Lotus. A stream of the instrumental version of his Two/Three LP is below.
All streams and a list of all dates below...
by Andrew Sacher
It's not really news anymore that artists have been emerging all over the world who stylistically fit the description of "UK bass," even if they don't hail from the location that the genre implies. We've heard great interpretations of the music from NYC's FaltyDL and Montreal's Jacques Greene (just to name a couple), and with his Stay Forever EP that came out this past June, San Francisco producer Barrett Richards, aka Kastle, continues to offer his spin on it from his home out west. Stay Forever follows two equally impressive EPs from 2011 (Time Traveler and So You) and some various singles, all of which fit nicely into the post-dubstep niche of atmospheric bass, clunking garage beats, and chopped vocal manipulations. You can stream some songs from those EPs and Kastle's remix of Frank Ocean's "Pyramids," below.
Kastle, who you may have seen with Kingdom, Dunes, and Sleepyhead at Drom this past July, will be supporting Stay Forever with a tour of North America and Australia/New Zealand which kicks off this Friday (9/28) in Barrett's hometown of San Francisco. The tour brings him back to NYC on October 6 at Glasslands for a show with Sleepyhead, Lamin Fofana (who just played a Weird Magic party), and Sonkin. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A list of all tour dates, the tour flier, and those song streams are below...
photos by Erik Erikson
Blondes at 110 Troutman - 9/15/12
The day after the secret show at 285 Kent (9/14), which Ariel Pink didn't play, a Weird Magic-presented show went down at 110 Troutman (9/15) in Brooklyn with Blondes, Huerco S., Lamin Fofana, and Slava, plus DJ sets by Jan Woo, Irradiance Cache, //API//, and Terekke (who was a last-minute addition). Pictures from the show are in this post.
Teengirl Fantasy were on the bill too but the party was shut down by cops before they could take the stage. To make up for that, the band tweeted that they'll do a "secret set somewhere in bk this fri try 2 guess." There's a guest this Friday (9/21) at the Glasslands show with Nicholas, Jacques Renault, and Down + Out, but the guest is "from down under," so we can assume that's someone from Australia and not Teengirl Fantasy. There's also a special guest at the 285 Kent show with Laurel Halo, Ital, M. Geddes Gengras and Magic Touch. Any guesses on where it will be?
More pics from Saturday's show are below.
Teengirl Fantasy on a boat last month (more by Leia Jospe)
Teengirl Fantasy recently wrapped up their tour in support of their solid new record, Tracer. Now that they're home in Brooklyn and have some time to kill before Seattle's Decibel Festival (9/29), they're teaming up with old local pals Blondes for a Weird Magic-presented show on Saturday (9/15) at 110 Troutman in Bushwick with Huerco S., Lamin Fofana, and Slava. All five of those artists will be playing live and there will be DJ sets by Jan Woo, Ircache, and //API//. The flier for this show is below.
Meanwhile, Blondes have other upcoming shows including a Night Spa party on Sunday at Body by Brooklyn (275 Park Ave), where they'll DJ along with DJ sets by Jordan Lawlor (guitarist/bassist/keyboardist in M83), Physical Therapy and Jubilee. Tickets for that party are available. Blondes (live) were also added as an opener to the upcoming John Talabot show at Le Poisson Rouge on September 27, where he'll be playing live with Pional, who sings on his album. Tickets for show are still available.
All lists of dates, the flier for Saturday's show, and a stream of Teengirl Fantasy's remix of Blondes' "Wine" are below...