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
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!!
So maybe a couple of months ago I started a rough draft version and posted it on the gram:
Had all intentions of finishing it, but didn’t know how deep i would go with it.
I really just wanted that voice solo’d out with an easy rhythm riding that shxt real smooth. The alternate version that I didn’t record but improv’d for hours (may do live or something) is playing the keys with it.
The results was sounding kinda dope but a lil too monotonous as a stand alone track. I’m ok on the keys but not comfortable enough to hold attention like i’d like, so give it in doses. I understand my limits and ride a fine line.
The results is a smooth and sexy riddim that will keep the ladies swaying till the early morning…
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I can’t get enough of Alicia’s direction with this banger of a track!
I just saw the video, dope… it’s exactly the flow i was envisioning
I think I was listening to Luna and it came on afterwards. So i’m listening nodding the fuxk out my head already producing the foundation in my head.
I look and got mad happy when I saw that it was the oh so fly Alicia Keys. She always embraced a dope sense of culture and identity of self, so not totally surprising.
She took it further by being natural… no face beat… no make up (or light make up, u get the point).
I like he she continues redefining the commercial standard of beauty and that’s dope. The African rhythm and sound is straight on some ole Naija/Ghanaian energy mixed with light moving electronic synths that carry you through the journey of her love tale, embracing u with a warmth and relatable track.
This music stylist predicts it to be one of the Summer’s biggest tracks, I won’t be surprised if some out of the norm super Emcee’s jump on board to expand their musical reach and demographic. Who knows, maybe i’m reaching with that or maybe not…
It would be smart as Alicia’s “In Common” is a universal song with global appeal. I bet the majority of her sales will be international and have a steady flow over the years.
All in all, i’m just proud to hear her being her and staying true to her self.
As for my remix hmmmm…
Free Download: http://bandcamp.com/track/alicia-keys-in-common-brooklyn-deep-house-remix
I had some medically prescribed Kush in the system (Dr’s orders), a lil 151 and pretty much went in a zone. As usual, I wanted to keep the foundation of this version and let it rock.
Only riding the beat with a sound direction that wasn’t to conflicting but complementary. Will prob do about 3 more but they’ll be just for me and if good enough will rock while spinning at a party/event or something.
My African roots are always present in production but I particularly like to induce that Deep House + Afro House sound that’s soulful.
I’m a Brooklyn dude and we rock to real house music that moves the soul. Think Shelter, 667, Franks Lounge, Libation, Dance Ritual, Body & Soul, Soul Summit in Fort Greene Park…
So I understand house very well as it’s a Spiritual thang, a Body thang, a Soul thang.
Now I’m still a pretty dope house dancer when not playing daddy duties (think Shelter getting it in on the floor with or without powder type of dude). This understanding of timing and whether or not a track moves a street dancer or trained enables me to be authentic and real when saying… It’s a dope dance track, because I could dance to it.
With that to say, share with fellow dj’s and music lovers. I’d love to see people dance to the remix, tag me if ya do.
Lastly, support ya girl Alicia Keys as she is winning right now and in a lane of her own.
Bless up! – Gibril
Day 2 + Day 3 was an interesting journey. I’m recalling the cherished memories of tracks as they play. Family gatherings, cook outs, parties and my heart is not sad but empowered by Prince’s incredible spirit.
As a creator of sound, he was a genius at manipulating it and a prodigy of it’s mechanics. I was actually sick yesterday, pretty bad too. It wasn’t till late at night where there was time to tweak it, but out of all that, these 2 works emerge.
The Brooklyn Remix is an Afro Drum induced classic thats pretty straight forward.
The Mandinka Remix is where the mind started to explore the world of sound and that’s where it went. – Gibril