DJ Chris Annibell in the mix + Amon on percussion 1st & 3rd Saturdays in Brooklyn. 2 floors, 2 sound systems, live musicians, art exhibitions and dance performances all under one roof... all winter long!!!
11.04.06 OPENING LINE-UP
DJ's Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire and Mad Mats (raw fusion, jugglin, ubiquity) upstairs / dance performance by Vissi Dance Theater at 2am / Afrokinetic photo exhibit by Amanda Adams-Louis in the gallerie
1st & 3rd Saturdays
11:00 PM – 4:00 AM
id required, 21+
SPUTNIK, 262 Taaffe Place
bet. DeKalb + Willoughby, BKLYN
trains: G to Classon Avenue
(from Manhattan: Take L to Metropolitan + transfer to G headed toward Smith and 9th)
((( FEATURED ARTISTS )))
FREDDIE CRUGER aka RED ASTAIRE
Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire entered the hiphop game as break dancer in the early 80's. During the golden age of hiphop he worked at record shop in Stockhom and soon after bought his first pair of decks and began honing his skills. In the early 90's he made the next logical step, he bought a sampler and started producing tracks and hasn't let up since. He’s worked with numerous artists: China Moses (DeDe Bridgewater’s daughter), Bob Powers (A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots), Rappadon, Baz Baz, La Nata (France), ADL, Desmond Foster, Linn, Swing Fly, Anthony David, Bas-1 just to name a few. He rocked dancefloors worldwide with his remix of D'Angelo's "Follow Me" under the alias Red Astaire (GAMM) and continues to pump out dance floor rockers with each release. Combining funk, hiphop, soul, latin, reggae and disco Freddie keeps hiphop dancefloors alive.
more info about Freddie and his new album @ myspace.com/redastaire
DJ MAD MATS (RAW FUSION RECORDS)
Raw Fusion began as a club founded by DJ Mad Mats in 1996 in Stockholm. The club was an instant success and soon spawned 2 record labels, the now world renowned Raw Fusion & Jugglin’. Acting as A+R for both labels, Mats musical vision has helped shape and redefine the black soul and hiphop movement in Europe. "In everything we do, quality and musical integrity have been our main goal," says Mats. "We're a music company, not a corporate business company!"
“When I go shopping, the first (and sometimes only, when I’m crunched for time) labels I check for are Raw Fusion & Jugglin. That whole swedish crew must be eating some hearty soul and latin food, cuz they shitting out some fucking amazing records consistently!!!” - Bobbito
"I really love the label as a whole, and I always ask for their joints at the stores when I'm digging. I wish there were more American labels that were as adventurous as these guys..." - Rich Medina (Kindred Spirits)
"Well, what can i say. Fantastic forward thinking music in a quality package from one of the best labels in the world. Loving the scandinavian vibes for sure and definately big in my box and already igniting any dancefloor where i play. More of this music please. Note to other pretend labels: watch Raw Fusion and see how it should be done." - Charlie Dark (Attica Blues)
"Both labels are putting out heat, hands down...fighting musical mediocrity takes balls. Y'all got big ones." - Garth Trinidad (KCRW/Chocolate City)
more info @ rawfusionrec.com
VISSI DANCE THEATER
The VISSI Dance Theater is committed to art and artists that use the gift of dance and drama to explore social and moral issues. Through art, the VISSI Dance Theater seeks to speak to the human condition, lift the spirit, ask questions, celebrate the joy of life and reflect the truths of human nature.
Founded in 1997 by dancer/choreographer Courtney Ffrench, Vissi dancers hale from all over the world and bring with them their cultural diversity and unique perspective on artistry. There is a special interest in bringing out the actor in the dancer as well as the dancer in the actor. The style of dance can be described as Urban Contemporary; a spirited combination of all forms including but not limited to Jazz, Modern (Dunham), West African, Funk, and Ballet.
more info @ vissidancetheater.com
Amanda Adams-Louis aka LaFotographeurese, Afrokinetic Photographer and visual artist officially joined the Afrokinetic family in January 2006. Her first day on the job was opening night of BROOKLYN BRIDGES (season one) @ Gallerie in DUMBO. It only seemed appropriate for one of our own to be represented in the gallery on opening night and to see all the memories we have shared, for the very first time. All captured, night after night by Miss Adams-Louis.
more info @ myspace.com/mandala_lafotographeurese
Official Website: http://afrokinetic.com
Added by afrokinetic on November 1, 2006