with DJ Scribe, The Twilite Tone, Jon Oliver, OP!, Amir & Ge-ology
Sat February 23rd, 2013
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 10:00PM
Show Time: 10:00PM
Event Ticket: $10
$5 before 11pm w/ RSVP online at www.ilovevinyl.org
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
I Love Vinyl
I Love Vinyl was founded in 2009 by six resident djs hailing from NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, and beyond, with a 100 years of deejaying between them. Because of the focus on vinyl, some have assumed them to be a Hip-Hop or Funk/Soul throwback party. But this misses the mark by long shot. I Love Vinyl is a true freeform dance party, in that anything goes, and it usually does. The musical center of the party lies somewhere in the House-Disco spectrum, usually, including tastefully selected contemporary dance music. But that doesn’t stop these guys from cohesively mixing in everything from Jazz-Funk to Detroit Techno, Boogie to New Jack Swing, No Wave, New Wave, and yes, Hip-Hop, Funk and Soul. Mostly on the deeper, and darker side of things. And all played with the driving intention of turning out the dancefloor, a dancefloor which is usually perfectly sweaty and filled with one of the most truly diverse, unpretentious, and downright nice crowds in NYC nightlife.
I Love Vinyl Founder DJ Scribe spins dynamic sets from the heart, ranging from deep soul to dancefloor killers, acoustic jazz to glitch-hop and techno. But a list of genres doesn’t do justice to describing his repertoire because, for Scribe, it’s all about the right feeling.
Spinning full-time since 2002, he taught himself how to mix on live radio on WOBC FM at Oberlin College in Ohio, where he then began to cut his teeth as a dj at house parties and campus events, eventually opening for A Tribe Called Quest in front of 3,000 people. It was the first show of their groundbreaking Low End Theory Tour.
Scribe has developed numerous acclaimed residencies: Love Revolution at Joe’s Pub; Tag, in partnership with Wax Poetics Magazine; Stone Soup in conjunction with BBE Records; Soulnado, at the world-famous Knitting Factory, a joint effort with DJ Busquelo; and one of the most respected parties at Miami’s annual Winter Music Conference since 2006: the Raw Fusion Miami party. In 2006, Scribe and partner OP! (Suite 903) founded Nu-iSh, a multifaceted venture dedicated to representing, supporting, and exposing the best new music. In 2008, Scribe and OP!, under the Nu-iSh umbrella, launched the monthly instant smash Raw Fusion NYC, the New York arm of the Raw Fusion franchise, at APT, one of NYC’s top dj venues.
He has also shared the marquee at live music venues like the Highline Ballroom, Le Poisson Rouge, SOB’s and Joe’s Pub with Floetry, Roy Ayers, Black Eyed Peas, Scratch of The Roots, Omar, Eve, Dwele, Les Nubians, Stephanie McKay, Antibalas, Little Dragon, Chin Chin and others; moved the crowd all over Western and Eastern Europe; and traveled extensively within the US and Canada, including multiple appearances at the annual Candela Art and Music Festival in Puerto Rico, Winter Music Conference, and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival.
The Twilite Tone
Anthony Khan aka The Twilite Tone has been electrifying dancefloors since the early 90’s in Chicago where he walked the well-defined lines between House Music and Hip Hop. Khan’s first release was the house 12-inch single “Under the Cherry Tree” b/w “Just Like Heaven” under the name 3:26 (taken from the alias and address of the legendary club The Music Box in Chicago). He is credited with bringing a wide variety of music, including Hip-Hop, to the mainstream Chicago club scene, which was dominated by House and Techno. Also known as Ynot, he produced and performed on Common’s first three albums, including the classic “Resurrection” LP, and is currently in the studio with Common working on material for his upcoming album.
In 2005, Khan and friend Lee Douglas (Rong Music) teamed up under the moniker Great Weekend to produce the critically acclaimed “How Do You Feel” single, which was featured on the BBE release “Prince Language presents Real Music For Real People”.
In 2008, Khan relocated to New York where he hosted his Great Weekend event at the now defunct APT in the meatpacking district of Manhattan on a monthly basis. In 2009, he joined forces with DJ Duane (Other Music/Bimmark/NegroClash) to produce Tha Get Up Great Weekend event every first Friday at APT. In addition, Khan was a founding weekly resident at the Mister Saturday Night party at Santos Party House.
Jon Oliver is a true DJ commando. His resume counts over 35 venues played just in the 5 boroughs and good deal more sprinkled across the globe from Houston and LA to Sweden and Estonia. On his spare time he hosts a weekly show on eastvillageradio.com and blogs tales from the trenches at jonolivermusic.com.
Known in NYC and around the globe as a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! is a talented DJ and tastemaker who can hang on just about any dance floor. From Hip-Hop, House, and Classics to Future Soul, OP! can finesse them all, adopting musical diversity and focusing it into a beautifully cohesive vibe. Through his work with Decon, Cornerstone Promotion, Suite903, Heineken Red Star Soul and The Fader, Raw Fusion NYC, I Love Vinyl, Haven Loft Party, OkayAfrica.com, and Party People South Africa, OP! has helped shine a light on underground, global soul and continues to push for its relevance on the world stage.
Like legendary treasure-hunters, Amir has spent the past twenty-five years excavating record bins finding gems to pierce ears with. Fortunately, everyone gets to share in the riches of his labor; long-forgotten musicians are now getting their proper dues and appreciative audiences are being turned on to some amazing music.
Since first putting it down with partner Kon in 1997, Amir has co-released a total of eight albums; six On Track installments of critical acclaim, another album called The Cleaning, and most recently, an album appropriately titled, The Kings of Diggin’ along with DJ Muro from Japan.
As a child, Amir’s sonic environment included his father’s jazz collection, his mother’s gospel and his older siblings’ disco. Later, when he listened to hip-hop, he came to fully appreciate the soundtrack of his youth. In early Run-DMC and The Treacherous Three songs he recognized many of the samples used on the beats from his family’s music library. When he heard samples he couldn’t identify, he would investigate until he found the original source. This came to be his passion: to map the sonic lineage of hip-hop.
Thousands of hours, dollars, and record stores later, Kon & Amir are ready to bring five more expertly compiled double-albums to the forefront for us to enjoy. They have managed to salvage some of the greatest music you’ve never heard. Audiences who are tired of being force fed subpar music will thank them for providing an alternative. As Amir puts it, “We made this for the neglected audience, for people who are looking for mature music. Simply put, these treasures are food for the soul.”
In today’s burgeoning culture of opportunism and ambition, you seldom meet an individual with exceptional abilities and a history of great achievement without it being worn on their sleeve. Thus, the enigmatic virtuoso known as GE-OLOGY is a rare find indeed; “he walks quietly but carries a big stick.” Just when you think you’ve figured him out, you come to realize that the task of connecting all of his anomalous dots is an intricate one that hasn’t yet begun. This masterful music producer, proficiently skilled DJ, and equally gifted visual artist has been acclaimed internationally for two decades. Now after a 3 year hiatus, he is on course to, once again, take us beyond our expectations with his arsenal of forthcoming new music.
Throughout the career of this Baltimore born, 80’s New York City bred Renaissance man, he has produced songs for a top-notch list of famed recording artists including Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, De La Soul, Yukimi Nagano (from the group Little Dragon…including the sultry “Blues Alley” which appears in the award winning film “The Kids Are All Right”), Vinia Mojica, Jem (including the hit “They,” which peaked at #6 on the Billboard UK singles chart from her platinum LP) and even a young Tupac Shakur. And like his music, his extensive ability as a visual artist is no less extraordinary. Although widely recognized for his classic 90’s hip-hop record cover art (including the legendary Mos Def “Body Rock” single) and a multitude of illustrations for a variety of publications such as Vibe, the Source and Russell Simmon’s One World Magazine….the vast range of his work as a visual artist is a conversation of it’s own, with a world-class resumé to boot.
This multi-dimensional talent, and renowned member of New York City’s “I LOVE VINYL” DJ collective, is also known world-wide for rocking dance floors across London, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Tokyo, Osaka, Morioka, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ghent, Oslo, Tromso, Vienna, Budapest, Reykjavik, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and the list continues. As an avid collector and vinyl enthusiast, he digs deep, weaving diverse music genres that coalesce to inspire movement on the dance floor. When asked to define his style, he responded, “DJing for a dance audience is a form of telepathic conversation. I’d even say it’s similar to experiencing a well-written novel that takes us on a seamless journey of unforeseen change. Each chapter leads us somewhere unexpected that’s intrinsically related to where we first began…yet at the same time, uniquely alien to it. For me, that’s the thrill of the ride.”