DJ François K., King Britt, FaltyDL and dub poet Infinity Dekalb Market Wednesday, July 4, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm 138 Willoughby Street (at Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, NY
Advance tickets $12 & $15 at www.residentadvisor.net/deepspacenyc $20 cash at the door/all ages/children under 10 years free For additional information: www.deepspacenyc.com
Dekalb Market is a multi-purpose cultural destination featuring a new outdoor event space with a full season of curated music, art, food, film and eclectic experiences in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. Situated over an entire square block – voted best New York Architecture of 2011 by New York Observer – Dekalb Market is built from recycled shipping containers converted into over 60 food & retail shops which frame a distinct space for this year’s outdoor events and programs.
François K. tours worldwide for not only his soulful house DJ sets, but also for his techno and dub mixes. He is revered as the co-creator of New York City’s legendary dance party Body&SOUL. Over the years he performed regularly at Paradise Garage, The Loft, Studio 54, Ministry of Sound, Sound Factory Bar, Twilo, Roxy, Fabric, Berghain, and Tresor, to name a few. In great demand, François has gone into the studio to produce/remix recordings by Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Jimmy Cliff, Underworld, Eurythmics, Bunny Wailer, U2, Ashford & Simpson with Maya Angelou, the Smiths, Dido, Finley Quaye, Diana Ross, Cure, Mick Jagger, Fishbone, Talvin Singh, D Train, Erasure, Yazoo, Black Uhuru, Thomas Dolby, and Jah Wobble. In 2005 François was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
The breakthrough with Brooklyn-based Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL’s tracks came when he dropped the tempo and allowed his beats to breathe, which found him a natural home on the British label Planet Mu, immersed in the possibilities of the dubstep underground. Centering on the rhythms of UK garage provided the key which unlocked Drew’s natural sense of the interconnectedness of electronic funk styles, the limber beat patterns allowing him to forward from UKG into dubstep space, back into NYC’s original garage and further back still towards disco. His the ‘Love Is A Liability’ album and ‘Bravery’ EP came just as the post- dubstep underground was becoming far more fluid, and his easy stylistic shifts provided the perfect bridge between the new garage of artists like Brackles and Geiom, the cosmic hip hop of LA and Glasgow, and those people who were falling in love with house music all over again.
Since Deep Space’s launch guest artists at the party have included Jamaica’s legendary international poet, Mutabaruka performing a piece created for Deep Space with François K.; dub pioneer U-Roy; the NY debut of Rhythm & Sound with vocalists from Wackie’s; NY debut of Germany’s ÂME; guest DJ Meshell Ndegeocello with legendary saxophonist Oliver Lake; Derrick May; Stacey Pullen; Pearson Sound; Danny Krivit; Joaquin “Joe” Claussell; Dimitri from Paris; Gilles Peterson; Juan Atkins; Carl Craig; Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe); Theo Parrish; dubstep innovators DMZ, D1, Loefah and Kode 9; Mangue Beat innovator OTTO with Afro Brazilian icon Carlinhos Brown; Sweden’s Aril Brikha; Ron Trent; UK dubstep pioneer Digital Mystiks; Quiet Village; Rekid; BBC’s Mary Anne Hobbs; hip hop poet Ursula Rucker; Big Chill founder Pete Lawrence; DJ Olive; DJ Spooky; Mr. Scruff; dZihan & Kamien; Boozoo Bajou; John Daly; Dub Gabriel with Last Poets legend Umar Bin Hassan; dj Harvey; Cosmo; Latin dub producer Sidestepper; Ras Kush and Black Redemption Soundsystem; Liquid Sound Lounge’s Jeannie Hopper; DJ Rekha; Jamaican folkloric group Ancient Vibrations; MKL, UK Dubwise innovators Keety Roots and Ras Muffet.