DWMS 8 – Dark0, Lotic , Bryell the Great, Copout

The last few¬†DWMS events¬†¬†have cemented the series’ place in New York underground nightlife. ¬†The eighth¬†iteration returns to Palisades in Brooklyn featuring a formidable new lineup. Hailing from North West London Dark0¬†has a strong series of releases under his belt¬†including the 2014’s¬†Fate EP and the new Solice¬†EP on Rinse.¬†Lotic¬†(Tri Angle Records) was a force of nature … Read more

DWMS 6 x Third Looks

While copping gear is one of my favorite things to do, there‚Äôs nothing like witnessing a fantastic DJ set accompanied by powerful visuals and a worthy soundsystem.¬† In that regard, the DWMS series has always stood tall as a highlight in New York City‚Äôs underground music scene. Veteran UK Funky/Grime don Champion (Formula/Hyperdub), by way … Read more

DWMS4 Event and Giveaway

This Saturday DWMS4 hits Palisades in Bushwick. Those who have been to past events know to expect an awesome crowd and high quality audio and visual output all night.¬†Included in the lineup is PTP’s own Celestial Trax (who dropped the previously covered “Verticals” track) making his first proper on-stage debut in the US. Jubilee (Mixpak) … Read more

DWMS2 w/ Tommy Kruise, Yung Gleesh & Grandemarshall

For a quick recap of the night, the good folks at Sundree TV and Farrington G put together this lil clip recapping the performances. Some very good times were had by those in attendance and without a doubt watching the wait for the next DWMS that much more painful. Stay tuned here we’ll be sure to let you know soon as the next event comes together.

Yung Gleesh

If you were at DWMS2 on Saturday this will all be familiar to you. It was a night of raw, underground rap. No radio friendly joints here, just straight street anthems and the type of noise most people in your liberal arts college wouldn’t approve of. Mista Whoa got the night started with some strong genre-crossing sounds.

GrandeMarshall

Afterward Young Gleesh laced us with a very rare, high energy performance with the audience reaction for Skrong being one of the highlights. GrandeMarshall (Fool’s Gold) continued on the high energy rap theme delivering a 20 minute set before Farrington G set things up for Tommy Kruise. Seeing Ghost in the Shell visuals flashing as Tommy Kruise put together a seamless trap opus almost brought a tear to my eye. Geng Grizzly closed out the night with an incredible set himself that I can only describe as post-apocalyptic bunker music (Gucci deservedly got alot of shine)

Salute to everyone I saw there and to all the new people I met.  Shoutout Mista Whoa and Tommy for being fantastic human beings , Note D for the trippy visuals and  Geng Grizzly for putting it all together.

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Jonathan Mannion ‘Rough Around the Edges’ Opening at Milk Studios

Last night was the opening reception for photographer Jonathan Mannion’s exhibition at Milk Studios ‘Rough around the Edges’. The photos from the show were all shot on the now discontinued Poloroid 665 Film and Poloroid 195 land camera.¬†Printing with the Polaroid 665 film includes the a negative which gives off the the appearances of “rough edges” on each shot. This was¬†aesthetic that Jonathan¬†loved and the collection of street photography and portraits of some of the biggest names in hip-hop of the last twenty years.

RROUGH AROUND THE EDGES: the 665 Polaroid Work of Jonathan Mannion runs at Milk Studios Gallery through to July 7th. 

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