Recommended Watching / NYC Events
Very excited about this NYC screening of Downtown Calling. As some of you may recall, Austin housed the world premiere of the film maybe two years ago now at the Austin Film Festival. I was lucky enough to catch the flick and DJ the after party with director Shan Nicholson. My pay for the night was a copy of the DVD, which I think is still unreleased, so it was well worth it. Also, getting to play my FAVORITE music that night to an attentive people was a blast.
Coming off the high of seeing the recently reunited Gray at The New Museum last week, this is is the icing on the cake.
If you are a fan of the original No Wave/Post Punk/Hip Hop scene that came from the streets of Downtown NYC, then you MUST see this film. Narrated by Debbie Harry + a ton of original super 8 footage shot by Gray’s Michael Holman gives us a new look into one of the most original times in musical/artistic history.
Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid) + Johnny Dynell will be performing after the screening. Thanks to Remezcla, New York International Latino Film Festival, and everyone involved for bringing the film back to NY.
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Recommended Listening / Mixtape
Urb Magazine just sent out their newest email update and I am glad I opened it. Their latest podcast is from none other than one of my biggest influences, Liquid Liquid’s Sal Principato, and new partner Dennis Kane. Collectively they are now known as The Visitors and are taking NYC back to the way it used to be.
The mix shows a nice percussive mix of Disco, Ethiopian Jazz, and Sweaty Funk. To me this shows Principato’s influences as clear as day.
This is also a nice interview to go along with the mix that has them reminiscing about their careers up til this point, their new project as The Visitors, and my favorite time period in music ever.
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