with DJ Scribe, Jon Oliver, Amir, OP!, Shawn Dub & special guest Lil’dave (illvibe collective)
Sat July 25th, 2015
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 10:00PM
Show Time: 10:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
On July 25th, I Love Vinyl will be bidding a fond farewell to its longtime, and original, home at the Gallery at LPR, and they plan to go out with a bang. It definitely will not be the LAST PARTY EVER for I Love Vinyl. But it is the end of an era (I Love Vinyl began at LPR in 2009), and that is worthy of a celebration!
$5 before 11pm and $10 after w/ RSVP online at 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.
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.
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.”
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.
The newest addition to the I Love Vinyl family, Shawn Dub hails from Long Beach, California and made his way to NYC via a long stint in the Bay Area scene. Shawn brings a new dimension to the party with a repertoire ranging from West Coast Hip-Hop to Detroit Techno.
special guest Lil’dave (illvibe collective)
Say the name ‘lil’dave’ and an ingenue of class and aural distinction comes to mind. lil’dave channels the far reaches of the soul, all the while effortlessly combining taste, groove, and appeal with today’s technology. Although his roots are in hip-hop, lil’dave is most widely known for his electronic escapades through house, broken beat, brazilia, acid jazz, funk and UK-inspired soul and rare groove. Through these genres, lil’dave defines his signature sound.
On any given day, lil’dave can be found behind the boards producing, in the crates digging, at the beats grinding, at the turntables creating. With demeanor calm and levels tuned, lil’dave brings crowds to a fever pitch, leaving them parched for more. He takes great delight in pleasing his treasured following and making them happy through the power of DJing.
Whether it be through showcasing rarefied gems on his legendary radio program (Eavesdrop Radio) or providing sonic leaflets as 1/6 of the multifaceted Illvibe Collective, lil’dave has the talent, drive, and the penchant for the art of moving butts.
Simply stated, lil’dave is the future of the funk!