Earlier in the year, a small party consisting of three minds from different beats of the NYC underground was born; THREE-FOR-ALL is an amalgamation of the finest NYC scene-specific DJs coming together to bring the ruckus, usually for free and for FUN. Initially launched in January with a special Berlin-specific set from the legendary Machinedrum, the party took a hiatus…until now. It looks like THREE-FOR-ALL is back, with a massive lineup to boot. Filled with local talent from the likes of Hippos in Tanks producer maven Physical Therapy and TURRBOTAX’s DJ heroine Space Jam will open up the night for the likes of Houndstooth’s man-of-action, Throwing Snow, who is fresh off taking in the lessons learned during the first term of Red Bull Music Academy here in New York City. He’ll bring his signature stylings to the decks as the residents will appear with vibes surrounding him throughout the night. It’s also FREE (with RSVP)! Check out some preview vibes down below, along with the RSVP link.
The legend that is John Digweed is prepping yet another mix of his live legacy with the forthcoming release of his newest CD/4xLP; Live In Slovenia. Simply put, Digweed recorded a tantalizing set in the city of Izola and is sharing with fanatics and newcomers worldwide. What’s interesting about the mix isn’t the volume of if all, but the actual balance that Digweed displays; pairing a lot of the tunes and artists you’d think he’d play (Booka Shade, The Chemical Brothers, Josh Wink, etc.) with producers who have just made their mark or even more so, on the up-and up (Boys Noize, Deetron, George FitzGerald). Surely worth an in-depth listen, Live In Slovenia is a journey that takes you through the mind of a mixing veteran who’s dipping his toes into unforeseen territory and opening the ears of eager fanatics who are willing to listen. John Digweed will be coming to a tour near you for a very limited run of tour dates near the summer. Check out the tracklist for the mix, as well as the tour dates, post-jump.
The JazzReggae Festival at UCLA is celebrating its 27th year this Memorial Day Weekend! The amazing music from performers Santigold, Common, Ziggy Marley, Barrington Levy, and Mr. Vegas are just one of many brilliant aspects of the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA. JazzReggae proudly hosts a diverse array of 30 food vendors ranging from coastal Jamaican to fresh Vegetarian and Vegan, and a unique display of 33 craft vendors selling apparel, jewelry, and beyond. The art showcased in the art exhibit will come from the X is the Weapon collective, Sole bike shop, Canlove: A Graffiti Recycling Program, and installations designed by UCLA students. With an awesome music lineup, distinguished art displays and a diverse selection of delicious food from all over LA, the festival provides an enriching experience that can …
This week’s podcast comes from the dark soldier from the 313, MGUN. The alias of Manuel Gonzales has already put out a sizable discography since his 2010 debut on Wild Oats, the imprint run by fellow Detroit producer Kyle Hell. Gonzales has kept busy with stirring releases for the UK-based Don’t be Afraid label and the ever-evolving collective of releases that make up Will Bankhead’s label, The Trilogy Tapes; evoking a classic sense of Detroit whilst keeping his foot towards the futurism that made it a staple of electronic music. The sounds of MGUN are a certain blend of sonics that don’t warrant thoughts, just vibes. If you’re thinking about it, you’re doing it wrong. And considering that we here at URB are always trying to do it right, we implore you to check out his newest EP on Don’t Be Afraid “If You’re Reading This”, while at the same time checking out his amazing entry for this week’s podcast series. Tracklist below.
As Strange Famous Records celebrates the release of Prolyphic & Buddy Peace’s Working Man LP, Sage Francis has rallied the troops for a three-show northeast run at month’s end. Sage and Prolyphic will be joined by SFR labelmates B. Dolan and Metermaids for shows in Brooklyn (5/24 @ Knitting Factory), Providence, RI (5/25 @ Fete Ballroom) and Portland, ME (5/26 @ Space Gallery). Catch Prolyphic & Buddy Peace’s video for “Drug Dealer” below and visit Strange Famous for additional tour details.