Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tambor Party PRESENTS Djeff Afrozilla (Kazukuta, Nulu, Tribe)

Let me just say this: If you missed this man on the decks last night, I really do not know what to tell you.

REWIND TO WMC 2012 - Tribe Records Party at The Vagabond: So my brother, Carlos Mena is like, 'Yo, this kid is the truth! You might wanna stay for his set for a second...'. Ausar also informs me that this dude is the TRUTH and is to not be slept on. I go to greet him and he says hello and then HANDS ME A SHIRT and CD! He thanks me for dancing and I thank him for keeping the tunes going. Jose Marquez is finishing up his set and did the damn thing as well. Big ups Jose! We gotta get him to the A soon! His sound is amazing and so raw. Okay, I digress.

He steps on the decks and the SPEAKERS are RIGHT there in front of me. I am in a complete trance when he is on. I could care less if no one was dancing around me. I felt my ancestors the entire night while I was there. However, it was a warmth that covered his sound, along with the Angolan beats that kept me on the floor until Carlos tells me it is time to bounce. Such a humble and warm being. His set was INCREDIBLE!!!

DJ BE warms the crowd up with some dope bangers to get people AWAY from the walls and onto the floor in order to get Djeff nice and right for all to feel whom he is as a being on the decks. Stan Zeff closes out the night with some goodies I have not heard. A sista needs to know where she can her download from of the tracks you played. I WILL pay and dance even more.

Suffice to say when he played last night at 595 North, he did not disappoint. I am still on a high. I am a big fan of Kuduro and still learning more about it. The scene in itself is taking Angola by storm. Stadiums are filled with the sound. Reminds me a little bit of Soca with a little bit more of deepness intertwined. If you do not know about Kuduro, do your RESEARCH, folks!!! I am thankful that we as a city have the wonderful opportunity to experience sounds that other major cities do not have the opportunity to experience. It says a lot about our scene and the music overall. Atlanta is bringing the heat, folks!

Now onto the pictures and quick interview I did with him:

DISTINCTIVE Presents DEEPER SHADES 10 Year Anniversary at The SoundTable

HANDS DOWN: Lars Behrenroth never disappoints when he is on the decks. I remember at the South African Party when he was on and I could not stop dancing. As the ay rolled on, Liquideep just finished performing and we peek into the back of the stage. This fool is dancing and getting it in! Talk about a cool ass individual and being.

Nonetheless, he brought his A game to the Sound Table for the 10 year Anniversary of his Website/Label, Deeper Shades Recordings. Kai Alce opened up with gems that many DJ's would never rock. It takes me back to the time I was at Satellite Records and I bought on vinyl CeCe Penniston's 'He Loves me 2' and I could not stop jamming. Kai blazed that track through some speakers and I knew it was about to be an amazing night. Lars got on the decks and before you knew it, the crowd was moving and sweating the ENTIRE night. I completely lost it when Omar's 'Lay It Down', remmixed by Andre Lodermann was on. Screaming left and right, hollering 'til I could not holler anymore. Oooh! On top of that, the shirt is fab! Orange is my colour.

Thank You Lars and Kai for an amazing night! Until then, my brother! Keep it 100%!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Three years wiser...

It has really been THREE YEARS since I have been updating the blog?!
Thank You ALL so much for the love and continued support!

I started the blog with the purpose of getting the word out about the House Music scene from a younger perspective. I feel as if many (especially in my age range) do not understand the genre itself and confuse it with other foolishness. I am still learning myself and it shall continue to be a process that is ongoing. I remember the first entry I wrote: Very simple and to the point about Atlanta. From there, pictures, interviews, video and so much more surfaced and I can truly say it has been a whirlwind of awesomeness! 

Some of my favourite interviews thus far (big ups to Kevin Latham for the suggestion):
- Josh Milan from Blaze
- Ian Friday
- Osunlade
- Boddhi Satva
- Carlos Mena

 I appreciate these warm individuals taking time out of their schedules to let me interview them so that all can get a deeper insight as to whom they are. Nonetheless, the interviews will continue. The videos and pictures, too!

As for HDA: We have been on a bit of HIATUS, but catch us back soon! If you do not know who we are, look us up on or under 'House Dancers of Atlanta'.  As Atlanta spreads its wings to bigger and better things, this is for US ALL!

To the naysayers: STOP coming into my city with that foolishness THINKING that we are some country ass bumpkins who do not know squat about House Music. We have so many imports that it makes no sense for the division. People hear about us far and wide and want to come here. Regardless of what sound of 'House' you prefer, we are ALL in this together. Family stays together and sticks up for one another when others have bullshit to spew. Just sit back, have a seat and eat a damn cookie... IT IS OUR TURN!!!!

<3 - Deborah (deephouseATL.)