Live recording of my set on the Shanty Town Show (4/25/13) on Brooklyn Community Radio (www.bboxradio.com/shanty-town/). The first hour is DJ Conquerrah throwing down some reggae and yours truly holds down the second hour with some Dubwize, Ragga Dnb and Ragga Jungle. We also discussed my history as a DJ / Producer and the scene as a whole, past and present. Enjoy! (Tracklist on Soundcloud)
Featured on the “All You Need Is Bass” Podcast! Big shouts to Scott for posting this. Check it out here: http://allyouneedisbass.com/village-sessions-ep4-amadeus/
“All You Need is Bass and PK Sound are proud to present The Village Sessions. This ongoing podcast will feature the best performances from The Village stage, recorded live at Shambhala 2012.
Session four comes direct from Brooklyn’s Dubwize champion, Amadeus. Skillfully blending a warm selection of dubwize and ragga drum and bass, this set was spun during a perfect sunny Friday afternoon.
Amadeus is no stranger to dubwize and ragga drum and bass, from one of his first acclaimed mix cd’s “Midsummer Night Sessions” in 2001 to producing hit “The Brooklyn Dubwize EP” last year. His mixes and podcasts feature the best of dubwize and ragga drum and bass.
Experiencing Amadeus at The Village stage was a dream come true for many happy souls. Definetly one of my personal Shambhala highlights. This set has the power to change any mood for the best. May it bring a huge smile to your face just like the girl in the pic!”
9/16/12 – This Sunday in NYC
Jungle / Drum & Bass, House ‘n’ Dub + on a Proper Sound System.
5 hours of D & B, 8 hours of dope music.
AMADEUS Jungle Expeditions (Germany/NYC) www.fb.com/amadeusinc
ADRED Natural Selection (NYC/USA) www.fb.com/Adam.Baker.Adred
PAUL C Funked Dub (Ireland/NYC) www.fb.com/djpaulcnyc
MEFISTOU Dubstep (Puerto Rico/NYC) www.fb.com/mr.Mefistou
SALVADOR Natural Selection (NYC/USA) www.fb.com/djsalvador
MC REDDA BLACK Jalions (NYC/USA) www.fb.com/reddablack
Yorkville Sound w 4 x 18″ Bassbins.
Visuals, Laser lighting & Flame.
2-4-1 well drinks 8 – 11pm.
Fetish party on roof.
FREE before 9pm. $5 b4 10pm, $10 after. $5 All night in costume. 21 + I.D.
The Delancey (168 Delancey St NY, NY 10002)
Trains F, J, M, Z to Delancey – Essex Sts.
100% Drum & Bass & then some!
Check the event on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/420777481302289/
Here is a first glimpse of the Euro Tour 2010 that went down in september. The blog will be updated soon and more videos and pics featured. In the meantime, here is a glimpse of the craziness that went down. Awesome times!
This was a show i went to on April 13th, and i was excited for weeks prior. The legendary Skatalites! Here in NYC! It was of course an amazing show. This group has carried the tradition of the original Skatalites through the decades, with ever changing line-ups but never decreasing quality. Hearing the old riddims and tunes in perfect clarity and volume was incredible! I took some video and a bunch of pics. Enjoy!
I have always wanted to check out a show at the Bandshell in Prospect Park, so when i saw that Burning Spear is playing i obviously got really excited. It’s a nice outdoor setup they have going on there, a lot of it seating area, that you’d have to come really early for, but the entry fee is only 3 bucks so who can complain. It was a warm summer night, the place was packed and the vibes were amazing. Burning Spear is an incredible performer who still has a huge deal of energy, he dances and jumps around, sings, plays drums and whips the crowd into excitement. He played his classics and some newer stuff, some really dubbed tings and some roots reggae. The sound there is great as well, i can only highly recommend it. I took a few photos and some video footage, but also linked up some much nicer videos that i found, which highlight the event much better since i was a bit far from the stage (not view wise, but far enough for my little digicam to struggle a bit). Enjoy! As did i! Maximum Respect to Burning Spear, the living legend!
This is a really chill event i went to in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. It had a killer line up, and a “secret” special guest who turned out to be LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY! i was stoked! The “venue” itself is pretty chill, alcohol a bit overpriced, but that’s nyc for ya. I like that it’s outside, and there are a bunch of trees in the space but i think they could clean it up a bit more and maybe put up some public art or cool benches and chill areas. it’s just a bunch of folding chairs placed everywhere. Either way, still a fun spot, maybe they’ll develop it over time. All the performers were good, i got there a bit later so i didn’t see everybody. Treasure Don and Jahdan killed it! Amazing “young” talent right here in Brooklyn. It’s really cool to see them develop their careers, as they are excellent deejays (jamaican terminology deejays i mean, not the record spinners) and a treat to see them live every time. Lee Perry’s “new” band is a group from Austria called Dubblestandart, with which he just released his latest album. I have not heard it yet, so i can’t say much about it, but the band is incredible live. They got the dub ‘ting wrapped up…amazing full dub sound, with clean riddims..just great all around. Lee Perry himself was amazing to see of course. His legacy is so immense it’s almost hard to believe i’m seeing this guy live. Even though he’s better off behind the controls, because his singing is pretty bad. You can’t deny that he’s one of the all time great producers, and the man who pretty much shaped dub as we now it today, but singing is definitely not something he should showcase. The days of locking himself into the Black Arc Studio and getting lost in his mind (or losing his mind ?) are pretty clear in his out there style: pink hair, pink beard, tons of jewelry, a crystal pyramid on a hat that’s overloaded with strange items and what looks like police badges all over. One strange cat! Anyways, it was incredible to see him live and direct. All in all a really dope event. Much respect to emch and subatomic sound (and whoever else was involved) for putting this one. Can’t wait for the next one! Here are some pics and a video:
VENUE IS RIGHT BY THE CANAL:
INSPIRING PUBLIC ART:
TREASURE DON & JAHDAN:
THE UPSETTER – LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY:
BIG UP SUBATOMIC SOUND & DUBSPOT FOR PUTTING ON THIS EVENT!
I added two mixes to this post and to the “Mixes” section: one is the tour promo mix from my Euro Tour 2008, that was exclusive to the cd’s given out during the tour, which also featured free copies of some of my tunes (the cd, not the mix). This mix was previously unreleased, so i decided to post it up and spread it around for everyone to download. The other mix is a live set recorded at my old weekly “Plan B Dnb Sundays” in NYC which i co-hosted from 2006-2008. Even though i was somewhat distracted (yeah yeah, excuses lol) it turned out pretty decent so i decided to link it up here. I hope you enjoy both of these likkle mixes. Rinse out!
RAGGA DNB & DUBWISE
Download the mix
OLD SCHOOL JUNGLE & RAGGA JUNGLE
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Make sure to roll out for the King City Rockaz (Amadeus & I-Cue) bringing the party vibes to Konkrete Jungle in NYC, this monday coming up (June 15th). We are planned to be on from 11pm-1am. You know how we gets down so make sure to bring yer dancing shoes. Support by: Hellfire Machina, Kamillion, MC Diggadee and your host Human?.