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Time: 
19:00
Band name: 
Kawika Alfiche
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1508815352567549/
Venue name: 
Gibney Dance
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ShiShi drops latest track “Damelo”

Global dembow seems to be a recurring theme in NYC producer ShiShi’s work. A cursory scan of ShiShi’s Soundcloud page shows the “Global Dembow” tag occurring often alongside other internationally-minded fusion genres (“Bollywood House,” “Eastern Trap”). ShiShi’s work itself — joining, melding, mashing musical styles — is fascinating and exciting.

Both undeniably of the moment and yet steeped in traditional beats and rhythms, his latest track “Damelo” shows how societal globalization has brought the sonic commonalities in international rhythms & genres (reggaeton, bhangra, soca, for example) to a convergence in modern music production. The result is a club-ready banger with deep traditional music roots. Other ShiShi tracks explore similar concepts in perhaps even more daring (and rewarding?) ways. “Aarti” is buoyed by house production with bhangra-esque vocals. The result is a stunning, A.R. Rahman worthy work. -juan leon

 

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Record of the Month: Sandcatchers - See them at Berlin on Mondays in December

If, when faced with the prospect of listening to world music, you can't help but going "meh" (it's a shared prejudice!) you owe it to yourself to check out Brooklyn's Sandcatchers, both live (they are currently holding a Monday residency at Berlin) and on record. In sophomore LP "What We Found Along the Way" this quartet manage to effortlessly assemble tracks that blend middle eastern influences with Americana, post rock and noise rock as well. Based on an impossible time signature (what's that, a 9/4 tempo?), streamiing single Flees Fast Singing is groovy, tense and unpredictable. A lot of their repertoire is softer, like opening track Sky Stirs (which betrays folky pasts) or favorite Drop Stars Like Memories, but the band seems to catch fire whenever the BPM revs up, like in Washed and Wild, where a twangy distorted lap steel and an oud compete for attention on top of a breakneck fast paced rhythm section. The group is composed of veteran musicians, and you can hear it in the top notch execution, which - as so rarely happens - is matched by a sound that is as original as it's entertaining. Don't miss the next performance at Berlin on Monday 12.11. - PDG

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New Black Zone Myth Chant Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

Feng Shen (which is Chinese for "wind spirit") is the newest release by Maxime Primault, under his moniker Black Zone Myth Chant. Primault has released music over the years under a variety of projects such as High Wolf and Enfer Boreal; his repertoire has expanded from psychedelic drone to synth-laden dance tracks. The album’s transcendental nature is revealed through seamless transitions, from fluorescent rhythmic barrages to serene ambience. Feng Shen is out on vinyl via French label Editions Gravats, and will be made into a limited batch of cassettes by Hospital Productions. - Josh Kelly





World

Time: 
06:30pm
Band name: 
Falu's Karyshma
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/FaluMusic/
Venue name: 
Drom
Band email: 
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