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Music: DJ

Props @ The Gallery


Wednesday Nov 21, 2012 (10pm)



(Le) Poisson Rouge (Venue Partner)

158 Bleecker St



$10 / FREE before 11pm

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Decades before house music got Westerners all loose-limbed and wiry on the dance floor, Nigeria's polyrhythmic Afrobeat sound was doing the same thing for its listeners. In addition to being a master jock in the worlds of both hip-hop and house, Philly/NYC DJ, producer, and poet Rich Medina is an expert on the stuff and can be found digging into his deep libraries at the various tribute parties he throws to Afrobeat pioneer and world-music icon Fela Kuti.

Jason Jeffers, Flavorpill

(Le) Poisson Rouge says…

Rich Medina (Jump N Funk) and Akalepse (Truth & Soul) are obsessed with records and playing them for people. When they DJ they bring you that raw, outside the Top 40, heavy, fun, sexy, soulful and honest music they are both known and respected for. These guys are avid record collectors, each with a heavyweight stash of over 20,000+ records, so of course you're going to hear things you don't know... that is the point. But not the whole point, they play classic tunes right next to obscurities, always pushing the listening audience a little in a sincere effort to break new records and reintroduce slept on tunes simultaneously. The party they do together is called PROPS, it is a soulful music lover's paradise.