François K. tours worldwide for not only his soulful house dj sets, but also for his techno and dub mixes. He is revered as the co-creator of New York City’s legendary dance party Body & SOUL. Over the years he performed regularly at Paradise Garage, The Loft, Studio 54, Ministry of Sound, Sound Factory Bar, Twilo, Roxy, Fabric, Berghain, and Tresor, to name a few. In great demand, François has gone into the studio to produce/remix recordings by Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Jimmy Cliff, Underworld, Eurythmics, Bunny Wailer, U2, Ashford & Simpson with Maya Angelou, the Smiths, Dido, Finley Quaye, Diana Ross, Cure, Mick Jagger, Fishbone, Talvin Singh, D Train, Erasure, Yazoo, Black Uhuru, Thomas Dolby, and Jah Wobble. In 2005 François was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
Based in Philadelphia, King Britt has been breaking the traditional boundaries and forging a unique path as a producer, musician, DJ, label boss and media revolutionary for over 20 years. King has always found a way to escape the strictures of any single category of music by working across genres such as deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, funk and afro-tech. King toured worldwide with Digable Planets – the Grammy award winning hip-hop fusion band. He produced Sylk130’s first album (ʻWhen The Funk Hits The Fanʼ) which sold half a million units through his own Ovum label. He has remixed for a diverse range of artists from Miles Davis, The OʼJays and Curtis Mayfield through to Macy Gray, Solange, Femi Kuti and Everything But The Girl and recently for Preservation Hall Jazz Ensemble feat. Mos Def, Glitch Mobb, Jay Haze and Dilouya.
The breakthrough with Brooklyn-based Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL’s tracks came when he dropped the tempo and allowed his beats to breathe, which found him a natural home on the British label Planet Mu, immersed in the possibilities of the dubstep underground. Centering on the rhythms of UK garage provided the key which unlocked Drew’s natural sense of the interconnectedness of electronic funk styles, the limber beat patterns allowing him to forward from UKG into dubstep space, back into NYC’s original garage and further back still towards disco. His the ‘Love Is A Liability’ album and ‘Bravery’ EP came just as the post-dubstep underground was becoming far more fluid, and his easy stylistic shifts provided the perfect bridge between the new garage of artists like Brackles and Geiom, the cosmic hip hop of LA and Glasgow, and those people who were falling in love with house music all over again.
ASTRO DISCO w/The Blakz gets set to blast off in Brooklyn for a Friday night cookout!!!
On Friday, June 22nd, Astro Disco will come to Brooklyn for a night of music and mayhem! DJ/recording artist Manchildblack will spin the best in Electro, Funk, Boogie and beyond, while notorious performance artist Monstah Black presides over the revelry.
The grill will be going in the backyard while supplies last, so arrive early! Drink specials all night!!! No cover!!!
Friday, June 22nd
10:30pm - 4am
Hype Life Music
(An Intergelectrodiscosoul Soiree)
w/Manchildblack & Monstah Black aka The Blakz
One Last Shag
348 Franklin Ave (between Lexington & Greene)
C to Franklin, A/C to Nostrand, G to Bedford/Nostrand
Subatomic Sound is at work in NYC on every level, as a record label, DJ & production crew, live band, event promoters, and radio hosts on Brooklyn Radio. Founded at the turn of the millennium, New York City based Subatomic Sound System has built a reputation worldwide through forward thinking production, explosive shows, legendary collaborations, and breaking down barriers with a conscious adaptation of 1970’s Jamaican sound system culture and dub reggae studio principles to a wide variety of current bass music genres, technology, and live performances.