Really looking forward to seeing everyone and mixin’ it up the way we used to. This is an early one, come drop in and say hello, cut the rug a little, and relive those days of yore!
Check out this new track from Jean-Michel Jarre & Armin van Buuren – “Stardust” [ASOT724]. It’s Tune of the Week on A State of Trance. At :48 seconds, the bull whip sound effect is one of the preset patches I created for Steve Duda’s fantastic Serum synth! It’s an honor to be in such company.
Got a nice write up in DNA about the MOMENT NYC visiting music program. You can read the whole article here.
There will be a presentation and live performance of some of the music that New York is famous for. Everyone is expected to sing along and maybe even dance a little!
We live in a city where so much amazing music has been created. There is just no place in the world that has the kind of music history we have here in New York. Music from New York has reached and influenced every corner of the globe and is one of the defining characteristics of our city and it’s communities.
The mission of MOMENT NYC is to celebrate and support through education and performance the diversity and heritage of musical communities throughout New York City. Our goal is to bring the incredibly rich history of music in New York to schools throughout the City in the form of presentations, performances and events, to preserve this history and inspire future generations. Additionally, we are creating an educational website as a teaching resource available to all.
The first program we are bringing to PS110 is an introduction to some of the major musical contributions created in New York. It will include a live performance geared toward interactive participation with the students. Subsequent editions of the program will cover the entire history of music and musical entertainment in New York City, from the Lenape Indians to Tin Pan Ally, Be Bop and Broadway. From Salsa and Punk Rock to Hip Hop and Opera. From the Brill Building, The Apollo and Lincoln Center to Folk music, the present day and everything in between.
The curriculum will be broken into four age-appropriate program levels.
This program’s benefits and areas of study include:
Community pride, participation, musical education, local history, exposure to the arts, social studies, collaboration, creative process, social interaction.
A special thanks goes out to: Karen Feuer, PS110, Eyeball, Jun Oshima and The New School, Alice Arnold and all the musicians, parents and local merchants that have made this possible. We thanks you for your continued support!
Visit us at www.moment.nyc
We’re really happy to play at Nublu again this month to help celebrate their 12 years of openness! Nublu is one of the few remaining places in NY that supports all kinds of music from dance to pop to jazz and way beyond.
What a blast!!…and we don’t stop!..
We played this fundraising benefit for our friend Ray Archie the founder of Music Is My First Language whose goal is to bring music education to children everywhere. Great cause and a great night!
A video diary of someone “changing worlds”, set to the my song “Calling”.
Starring and co-written by my son Desmond.
WE’RE BACK TO SCHOOL!!
Groove Collective is back with the 8th installment of their late night Jam series. Cutting scores, hitting the books and honing their back to school grooves for those inclined to get down.
Staying up late and cramming for exciting new things to come…
With special guests:
Malik Work (The Real Live Show),
Borahm Lee (Break Science, Kanye West)
Frank Lacy (Henry Threadgill, Dizzy Gillespie and Abdullah Ibrahim, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Bobby Watson)
Clark Gayton (McCoy Tyner, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, Prince, Rihanna, Brazilian Girls, Steel Pulse, Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Santana, Maxwell, The Skatalites, and Bad Brains)
The All Star Dubplate Sessions
Fri Aug 30th 2013
midnight & 2am sets
with DJ Y-Gun
2 Ave C BTW 4th/5th STREETS NYC