This Saturday August 20, 2016… Dj’s SnowBklyn, Cary Grant & Mr. Kuyateh are coming together on behalf of Brooklyn Let’s Move to bring you a global soundscape of sonic sounds.
We are calling all dancers (bboys, bgirls, house dancers, african dancers, breakers, reggae dancers, modern)…. to get it in.
Music includes Afrobeat, Afro House, Latin, World, Eclectic, Funk, Soulful House, Deep House, RnB Flips, Hip Hop, Jazz, Breakbeats, Rare exclusive cuts, on the spot remixes and more with creative trio.
Live Painting will be done by Brooklyn Artist KITO…
The free AFTER PARTY will be at 622 Marcy Ave, BKLYN from 11pm – till @ Cary’s Grants beautiful Bedstuy home. Come through peacefully and with good vibes.
The park is located across the street from the Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art on Washington and Eastern Parkway.
Powered by The Brooklyn Word, SnowBklyn & All True Men Org
Flier Artwork by Mr Kuyateh
RnB meets Afro melanin vibes…
Young Paris Feat. Ben Bronfman – Best of Me
For those not familiar with Young Paris, he’s the Congolese Brother whose following is growing in NYC and Worldwide. His proud demeanor might be taken as cocky to some, but very typical for an African man.
That paired with the commercial flair of Ben Bronfman, leads to this downtempo lounge banger. Ben is an activist/entrepreneur whose Billionaire family is rooted in entertainment. Being a child of the former CEO of Warner Music has it’s privileges.
I see that Roc Nation is attached to the project, t
hat would have to be off of Ben’s network. If Roc Nation took on Young Paris, his branding would be kicked up more than what I’ve seen. That’s coming though as he continues to mesmerize crowds with an exhilarating performance. (update… I’d like to correct myself, Young Paris is officially signed to Roc Nation
I’m a little surprised that the video is under budgeted given the tone of the track. It lacked the feminine energy and playa vibe that it was creating. Surely some fly shorties would have stepped this video up, something both individuals are no strangers to.
Regardless, i’m curious to see the direction that Young P takes as he continues developing as an African artist.
Ben is on some Pharrel/Kanye type vibes. I actually didn’t know that he was an artist, I know he has his hands in mad entertainment projects but this was interesting nonetheless. Not mad at him for embracing African energy as this opening let’s many more follow in the footsteps.
I’m thinking about remixing it what an Afrobeat vibe, maybe get creative and add melanin females in the visuals….
Classic Hip Hop vibes…
Sadat X – Industry Outcast’s (feat. R.A. the Rugged Man & Thirstin Howl III)
Salute Sadat X (Brand Nubians), I miss hearing his iconic voice. He teamed up with R.A. the Rugged Man and Thirstin Howl III for rapid fire, lyrically induced track filled with Polo aka Lo’ analogies, mental gems and an energy I haven’t heard in awhile. Mainly because tracks like this don’t get the commercial air play it deserves.
It’s reminiscent of the underground tracks they’d play back in the day on the Stretch and Bobbito show here in NYC, but in 2016. I haven’t seen R.A. the Rugged Man in a minute but I know he’s very active in music and working with that kid A.F.R.O who spits/rhymes like an alphabetic beast.
Vibe out and let us know what you think. I never really thought of Sadat X and R.A. being Industry Outcast but thinking about what they could mean, I guess I get it. The challenge of releasing solo projects minus the team (Grand Puba, Lord Jamar, Alamo) is always there, but they’ve been doing it for years. Some of the albums worked others didn’t do as expected but they are still here.
To Hip Hop lovers, they’ll always be embraced. To hear Sadat X go in even deeper, check out his recent album Agua with production from Pete Rock, Diamond D, DJ Scratch and more.
Listen to full track of “Aint That Easy” – MR. KUYATEH edit.
This is a funky joint, thats just nasty and sweaty… If you are having problems with the above audio, lemme know. Below is a snippet.
I’m an old soul and D’Angelo is a respected classic in my home. I know it took alot for the brother to get back into the spotlight, being that he’s a more reclusive soul, but his last album was Fiyah!!!
In an age where digital programmers are revered as new age musical gods, the release of Black Messiah was a dagger in the soul commercial sounds. The musicality alone surpassed the mass radio blast. His sonic soul reverberated through the musical spectrum and imprinted it’s own legacy that will be embraced for future generations.
My edit is intended to embody the dance floor energy, to this all ready funky as hell track. The NabaKuFunk sound, which is in all of the production that’s created, was a good blend. The dancer in me was able to get in a nice little dance zone, so i know it’s club ready.
Enjoy the experience!
To that I say, dance to my soul my peoples… – Mr. Kuyateh | dat Brooklyn African
Listen to “Don’t” – MR. KUYATEH edit
I’ve been feeling real musical lately and edits/remixes have been flowing out at an accelerated. Don’t by Tiller is one of those new tracks that I fux wit. His flow and demeanor is very chill and low key yet powerfully stated.
I wanted to rock with the already sexy vibe and create a track for the dancers that like to move a lil quicker. The AfroTrap Edit is a mixture of my original NabaKuFunk sound, latin vibes and the original Trap Soul foundation.
Merging it all was not intended as I never really know what direction it’s going to go in. Originally I had a more latin/brazilian vibe going but it didn’t seem as natural to my spirit though it sounded dope.
Then I did a more minimalistic version thats just sexy, subtle and quiet. It was dope but I still wanted to do something a bit more special and unique to my abilities. That version was something that could be easily replicated, but me going a bit deeper in the production created a new and different experience that’s reflective of my internal spirit.
This is the version that I want the public to hear, the others can be heard if i’m spinning or once all my edits are introduced on The Brooklyn Word Radio 2016. I’m working on that, it’s on the back burner as bigger things are happening behind the scenes.
To that I say, dance to my soul my peoples… – Mr. Kuyateh | dat Brooklyn African
PRESS the PLAY button Above: Joy Jones “Over” – Afro Funk Edit prod. by Mr Kuyateh
The original version of “Over” (see above video), is one of those delicious tracks that I could listen to all day.
It was featured on her Album “Godchild” in 2009 and had quite a few bangers. Salute Daz-I-Kue (Bugz in the Attic) for assisting in her musical growth. His musical spirit and attention to sound details is a tribute the fine musicians that were apart of the albums inception.
Now that I think about it, when I saw her at SOB’s awhile back she was with Daz and I believe Mark de Clive Lowe. That same night I fell in love with the ease in which notes fluttered from out of her.
I voice stalked for awhile aka checked other material and followed on Facebook/Twitter. My love of beautiful voices often leaves me in this predicament. I know that out of respect for the art and knowing that i’ll be supporting in the future some how, the trail is like a mental Stickie.
Now let’s get back to “Over”. The approach to process her voice was brilliant. The Daft Punk filter/tuning effect, whether her’s or producer decision, enhanced the potency and story effect of the words.
I know her live voice first hand. Of course the processing wasn’t needed to improve her vocals like other musicians that need that “musical crutch“. It was an experiential improvement. That end result is a beautiful piece of sound that will be eternally vibrating in Universal Space.
Joy Jones’s voice reminds me of a soulful Disney experience, wtf right. It makes sense though think a jazzier Minnie Ripperton, down one register and there you have it.
I swear I feel like I see butterflies and shxt. It’s just so sweet and composed of good energy, I guess that’s what happens when one’s internal spirit is projected sonically.
With that I say, enjoy my remix/edit which is a sexy in the club rhythm. I wanted to keep the vocals in front and have a subtle thump to enhance Joy’s words. The build is smooth and not over powering. Dancing to it can get real sexy when with a partner. If solo, it’s a dope track to get in a zone to… trust this dancer!
UPDATE | “OVER” as a soundtrack to the Korryn Gaines incident
It was around 9am and I peep a story about a young woman named Korryn Gaines who was killed in Baltimore by a SWAT team. Her son was also hit in the chest and all this as a result of a warrant for unpaid tickets.
What was extremely compelling about the situation was that she was live streaming (or recording) the SWAT raid. After she was killed, her public posting of the videos and her social media accounts were deleted. It’s highly suspected that the Baltimore Police dept. did that to keep the national spotlight away from them.
The entire story is not only compelling but touched me deeply. A black child and young woman were shot for ticket infractions. Her confrontational and militant attitude reminds me of me when confronted by the Police. I might be a little smoother than her, but I can recall actions that if I did now, is likely to get me shot.
Korryn Gaine’s remind me of sisters/cousins/friends, she’s feisty and has a low tolerance for the brutality of our people, particularly Police. I get it, as many in the real hood (aka home) would. Today it’s still on the news, tomorrow, it’s in our homes and the following day us on the ground.
Think about that for a minute….
I couldn’t get it out of my head and as i’m reading about her, the “Over” remix is playing. Ironically, the words were almost playing out to the video I was watching. At that moment, I knew what I would do… create a promo video to create awareness of Korryn’s death.
What is the purpose of creating the video?
Well all I can do is use my creative voice to take responsibility for social issue that effect my culture. I know that if left up to the few media outlets that control the airwaves, our cultures message would be lost in confusing truths and interpretations. Facts would be left out, things would be altered and the overall history be deleted like a Facebook post or Tweet.
We are living in a new age, the awakening is here… with that I made this video and plan on extending it. Archiving my own truths to teach without outside influence.
Bless up my peoples and keep that 3rd open! Salute
Rest in Love Korryn | Soldier
– Mr. Kuyateh | Always African
Proud Freetown, Sierra Leone Mandingo Man
After a session with my man SnowBklyn and the Groove Room , I came home to rock on the my personal decks. I had a few technical difficulties that were light but it’s my fault. I should have gotten to Snow’s spot earlier to test his deck and see what’s up.
With that, I had to come home and rock with what I’m comfortable with. I didnt have the CDJ’s connected yet but that will come in due time. For now I’m rocking on the Pioneer DDJ-SX, my second favorite choice of rocking… I love CDJ’s.
Enjoy the first set as I test sound out and the whole FB Live process…
Press play, let that shxt rock and enjoy the session… It’s not much to watch for an hour, it’s more listening and vibing. So do that! – Mr. Kuyateh
P. S. for the heads I had to rock a classic Lo-Piece… u already Lo!!