This is the ultimate funk discovery of this year for me.
I love Slave and I bloody love Maze.
One evening after I first moved in Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn sometime in July I was walking around the hood after a recording session with a good friend’s band ( See sneak footage of the sesh here – The Saturators – Check out their stuff too – My good friend Misha is the head Saturator and is THE guy for knowing what’s up in the city ), seeing what food was about and what drinks were flowing and what a saturday night looked like in my new area.
I stumbled upon an amphitheatre that was hosting one of the free outdoor parties…
This is where I was first introduced to the legendary Maze song above, and since then I haven’t stopped playing it!
So I am going to choose my favourite song from ‘Dave Chapelle’s Block Party’ to accompany my post for part 1 of memorial day weekend.
There is a fab part of the documentary where a guy states that you can’t come to Brooklyn without going on a roof!
Mission accomplished. 😀
Next I am going to find the Broken Angel house before I leave.
If you haven’t seen Dave Chapelle’s block party, you better cop that ASAP because it is one of the BEST music documentaries PERIOD!
A couple of Saturdays ago I visited Vodou.
From the outside it looks like a boarded up bar that had seen better days. Having been past it a few times, I had always wondered what was inside so when a friend said to meet them there, I jumped in a cab and off I went.
When I arrived, there was no sign outside (definitely a trend in Brooklyn to make the customers guess the name of a place by having the signs in weird and wonderful settings out front), so after checking with the bouncer I was in the right place I went right in.
Immediately I saw how busy it was, it was about 12 on a Saturday night so no surprise there, and it sure was turnt up! Continue reading “Vodou, Bed-stuy”