If you are in New York and interested at all in underground club music you might be familiar with the series of parties under the DWMS moniker. The good squad at Purple Tape Pedigree (PTP) has been once again assembled an A team of selectors with a heavy emphasis on UK flavor this time around. The set list also includes Rushmore from Trax Couture and two heavy hitters (Fraxinus and Kid Antoine) from the Her Records squad doing a back to back set. Progressive grime sounds by Murlo (Mixpak) will make their mark on what should be a very epic night at Palisades. New York footwork representers Tripletrain will be on hand to ignite the proceedings in typical frenetic fashion.
This all goes down this Saturday, May 23. Hit this link for all the event info you need.
While copping gear is one of my favorite things to do, there’s 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’s underground music scene.
Veteran UK Funky/Grime don Champion (Formula/Hyperdub), by way of London, will make his long-awaited appearance in NYC a reality. Rap upstarts Gorgeous Children (VASE/PTP) also return to the city for their second-ever live show here – 1/2 of GC, Gila Monsta, will also play a DJ set. R3LL (Brick Bandits) will cover any thirst for Jersey Club, while Joey Labeija (House of LaBeija) and False Witness (Lit City Trax) will kill with their patented dancefloor mutations in rare B2B fashion.
Third Looks is giving you a chance to get in for FREE:
2. Type “DWMS6” in the Notes section of the Paypal check-out
You will be put on a special list for Friday.
Come through and mob heavy with some of New York’s finest.”
Geng Grizzly and Mista Whoa
Ill Visuals in the DJ Booth
I took a couple snaps from the Devil Want My Soul Party DJed by none other than Geng Grizzly and Mista Whoa. Really incredible vibe and it was nice to get a room full of people who really knew rap, instead of people who just pretend to (you know who you are). It was one of the most memorable nights for me thus far this year. The ESPN Highlight of the Night was the performance by Atlanta’s own ‘Beautiful Pimp’ Rome Fortune.
Look out for another party with the camp soon. In other news I’ll be appearing on-air tomorrow night (Thursday, Mar 21) on Fresh Out the Box Radio. You can tune in on BBOX Radio. The show goes from 7:30 to 9:30PM and as always expect hijinks and great new rap.
Photos by Rocky Li