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THA PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND: STRANGE FRUIT – THE LAST HEARTBEAT EDITION ON THE 1ST OF JUNE by Noggy
June 1, 2012, 2:26 pm
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Hmmm … it’s almost time to say goodbye Rotterdam, but as you may have heard … Strange Fruit most definitely plans to go out with a bang!! So for the last Rotterdam gig we invited UK based DJ Mosca and to ease you into it (cause this is not for the fainthearted) here’s his “5000 followers EP”. A bangin Freebie he released when he hit 5000 follower mark on twitter over 8 months ago and since his twitter follower count is up to 11.310 now …. That should tell you sumthin!!

I guess we’ll see yah tonight!!

When: Friday 1st of  June 2012

 Time: 23.00 uur

Where: BIRD, Raampoortstraat 29, Rotterdam

Damage  € 12,-

Info & Tickets  here

Download: 5000 followers EP

 



STRANGE FRUIT LIVE PRESENTS DÂM FUNK!!!!! (27TH OF MAY) by Noggy
May 23, 2012, 11:16 pm
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For Rotterdam natives and people in the vicinity thereof, Bird is without a doubt tha place to be on the 27th of May. Simply cause Damon G. Riddick a.k.a. Dâm Funk is about to raise tha motherf*ckin roof!!

Known as Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie Funk,” Dam-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-’80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.

It was never hard to feel tha flevah of Mr. Funk’s 80’s groove, but I was officially hooked when he hit us up with the visuals for “Mirrors”, taken from his album Toeachizown.

Needless to say that after that everything Dam Funk was a good reason for a blog post. By then most fans were aware of Dam Funk’s keyboard, production and mixing skills. But I think he definitely left us speechless when he decided to do his rendition of Human League’s “Things that dreams are made of” for Dr. Martens 50th anniversary … like it or not he sure as hell nailed the spirit of the 80’s with that one.

I can go on and on about past productions, but I think it’s better when you actually experience the genius of Damon G. Riddick. The best way to go about that would be to repost something that demonstrates  his production, keyboard as well as his vocal skills… and of all the freebies the most recent, the Innafocuseddaze EP, pretty much showcases all of his talents. The best part is that you can still download the all of tracks to hold you down till upcoming Sunday!!

Even though his first release dates back to 2008, the abovementioned does not even begin to cover his body of work (just type his name in our search box and you’ll see what I’m talking about).  Since this is shaping up to be an event that should not be missed … here are the details …

What: Strange Fruit Live presents Dam Funk

When: Sunday  27th May 2012

Where: Bird, Raamspoorstraat 26 -29, Rotterdam

Time: 21.30 – 23.00

Damage: € 16,00

Tickets

Guess I’ll see you on Sunday!!



THA PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND 7 JAAR STRANGE FRUIT: MARCELLUS PITMAN (DETROIT USA) by Noggy
May 3, 2012, 6:46 pm
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Strange Fruit 7th Anniversary ft. Marcellus Pittman (Detroit USA) …

Rotterdam – Strange Fruit staat al jaren garant voor zeer dansbare avonden vol boogie, electronica, house, dubstep, UK Funky en vooruitstrevende soul en hiphop. Met andere woorden: de allerbeste soulvolle electronica, waarbij DJ’s en live-acts uitstekend blijken samen te gaan. Voor de verjaardag van Strange Fruit op 4 mei hebben DJ’s Thelonious en Lucky Dubz wederom een legende naar BIRD gehaald: Marcellus Pittman.

Marcellus Pittman is geboren en getogen in Detroit, waar hij zijn jonge jaren doorbracht luisterend naar de radio, naar de geluiden van The Wizzard en Electrifying Mojo. In de jaren negentig begon hij met draaien op schoolfeesten en bruiloften en niet lang daarna bracht hij Essential Selections, Vol. 1 uit bij Sound Signature, het label van Theo Parrish. Met hem, Rick Wilhite en Kenny ‘Moodymann’ Dixon vormde hij eind jaren negentig de 3 Chairs, een samenwerking die Detroit House verder heeft helpen ontwikkelen.

Pittmans geluid is inmiddels overal bekend: in Detroit, maar ook in Canada, Engeland, Duitsland, Japan en Parijs. Momenteel is hij bezig met zijn eigen projecten op zijn label Unirhythm. En vanavond is hij in BIRD om het zevenjarig bestaan van Strange Fruit te vieren met veel dansbare disco, soul, funk en natuurlijk Detroit house.

Wanneer: vrijdag 4 mei 2012 Aanvang: 23.00 uur
Waar: BIRD, Raampoortstraat 29, Rotterdam
Toegang: € 12,- (tickets)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Tracklist: Scott Grooves – ?
Larry Heard – Washing Machine
KC Flight- Planet E(loop)
Marcellus Pittman – Loneliness Leave Me Alone
An-2 – Lazy Sun
Louie Vega ft. Arnold Jarvis – Life Goes On
Daniel Wang – Like Some Dream I Can’t Stop Dreaming
Chez & Trent – KMS054
Marcellus Pittman – Razz 09
ESG – Moody
John Consemulder ft. Lex Express (Piranhahead remix)
Marshall Jefferson- Step By Step (Ron Trent remix)
Lil Louis – ?
Theo Parrish – Space Station


STRANGE FRUIT PRESENTS BENJI IN CANVAS OP 7 APRIL 2012!! by Noggy
March 31, 2012, 10:48 am
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Britse Benji B vereert Canvas wederom met bezoek

Funky soul electronica met hiphop tintje bij Strange Fruit

 

Benji B, één van meest invloedrijke underground DJ’s van de laatste jaren, vereert deze maand Canvas wederom met een bezoek. Degenen die bij de uitverkochte editie waren vorig jaar, weten hoe deze Brit kan rocken. Benji, die al jaren zijn eigen radioshow ‘Deviation’ op de BBC heeft, heeft er eigenhandig voor gezorgd dat artiesten als Flying Lotus, Floating Points, Thundercat, Dorian Concept en The Gaslamp Killer bekend werden bij een groter publiek. De organisatie van Strange Fruit is dan ook beretrots dat zij Benji B weer naar Nederland hebben kunnen halen voor de nieuwe editie op zaterdag 7 april a.s. in Amsterdam.

Met Benji’s verrassende mix van hiphop, latin, broken beats, nu soul, dubstep, boogie, afro-beat en een vleugje soulful house kan het niet anders dat er zich een lachende, dansende, dampende menigte aan mensen zal manifesteren in Canvas op de 7e. De Britse funkbox zal zonder twijfel de dansvloer tot het kookpunt laten komen met zijn meesterlijke mix van artiesten als J Dilla, Joy Orbinson, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu & Floating Points. De vaste Strange Fruit residents Thelonious en LuckyDubz brengen de crowd voorafgaand alvast in de juiste sfeer met hun dansbare en explosieve sounds.

De avond wordt georganiseerd door Strange Fruit, bekend om haar muzikaal kwalitatief hoogstaande avonden. Zo brachten zij eerder al artiesten als Dimlite, Flying Lotus en Theo Parrish naar Nederland. De rode draad bij de clubavonden en concerten is soulful funky music, een goede sfeer en een relaxte crowd.
De avond met Benji B zal zich ook kenmerken door deze aspecten. De vorige editie was al rond enen uitverkocht, dus koop je kaarten op tijd voor deze editie op tijd hier.

Amsterdam:

Canvas, Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam (22.00 – 03.00)

Schade: 12 Euro

Voorverkoop online: via Ticket Script (klik hier)

Voorverkoop: Free Record Shop, Van Leest

 

Voor meer informatie, kijk op:


http://www.canvas7.nl/canvas.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0071st2



STRANGE FRUIT LIVE: SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA ON THE 29TH OF FEBRUARY by Noggy
February 28, 2012, 10:56 pm
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On the 29th of February the time has come to get acquainted with UK’s Submotion Orchestra.

Submotion Orchestra is a  live 7-piece project from Leeds-based dubstep label Ranking Records, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in their progressive live dubstep sound.  Needless to say that this is a performance you can’t miss.

WHAT: Submotion Orchestra

WHERE: Bird, Raampoortstraat 26, Rotterdam

DAMAGE: € 12,-

FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE



GET READY FOR JESSE BOYKINS III !! 7 DECEMBER@BIRD by Noggy
December 6, 2011, 12:02 am
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On the regular … all Strange Fruit Music events are dope!! But this one … is the one I have been waiting for. Jesse Boykins!!

Chicago Born Jesse Boykins entered the mainstream music scene back in 2008 but his career started way before that. Jesse’s own musical creations began in the 4th grade. He developed a talent for hearing sounds in his environment and using them as a guide to create melodies that he would record on his karaoke machine.

Jesse ‘s influences are not just artists like Marvin Gaye, Sade and Björk but he is also influenced by writers like Shakespeare and Langston Hughes. Which pretty much explains why he is on point musically as well as lyrically.

At 16 Jesse was selected out of the nation to be 1 of 13 singers in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble, where he was discovered and later recruited by The New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music. While studying at The New School University, Jesse crafted his skills as a writer, performer, arranger, producer and vocalist. He studied with classical trainer Kenneth Kamal Scott and soul artist Bilal.

Al that work paid of cause in 2008 Jesse released his debut Dopamine: My Life On My Back.  His first single from that album, Tabloids peaked at #2 on the Billboard Video Monitor.

His follow up “The Beauty Created” was at least as impressing for he got noticed by and collaborated with contemporaries such as The Foreign Exchange, Theophilus London, MeLo-X, Machine Drum, and Phantom Lover.

Somewhere in July Jesse Boykins surprised me by dropping a free download by the name of  “Way of a Wayfarer” . It’s basically Jesse Boykins’ sexy voice and slick lyrics over perfectly composed electronic beats that add instead of take away from the tracks.

I guess it’s obvious this is a performance you would not want to miss out on. To get you warmed up you can download “The beauty created remixed” here and “Way of a Wayfarer here.

Line up:
Jesse Boykins III: vocals
Dennis Turner: bas
Robbie McDonald: guitare
Basil Wajowicz: keys

When: Wednessday 7 December
Time: 20.30 (doors open: 20.00)
Where: BIRD, Raampoortstraat 29, Rotterdam
Damage: € 12,-

TICKETS

 JESSE BOYKINS III – WAY OF A WAYFARER EP (FREE DOWNLOAD

JESSE BOYKINS III – COME TO MY ROOM (MUSIC VIDEO)

JESSE BOYKINS III – CLOSER (CORINNE BAILEY RAE COVER & FREE DOWNLOAD)

THEOPHILUS LONDON FEAT. JESSE BOYKINS III – SORRY TO INTERRUPT (HARD FEST NYC VIDEO)

JESSE BOYKINS III – AMOROUS (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

JESSE BOYKINS III – THE BEAUTY CREATED REMIXED (FREE DOWNLOAD)

THEOPHILIS LONDON – ACCEPT THE NEW (MUSICVIDEO)

JESSE BOYKINS III DEBUTS NEW TRACK

Theophilus London & Jesse Boykins

 



SPACE BETWEEN 2 & 3 DECEMBER @ BIRD by Noggy
December 1, 2011, 10:50 pm
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Get ready for the first edition of the new electronic soul festival SPACE BETWEEN.

Space Between brings Rotterdam comtemporary and future sound of electronic, soul and detroit haouse music. Apart from the music there will be cinema and art. Needless to say that the aformentioned is  the recipe for an exciting event you don’t want to miss. For more inf on Space Between click here (info in Dutch)

Vrijdag
20:30 – Deur Open
21:00 – 22:30 Film: High Tech Soul
22:30 – 23:00 T!M / Khalil (dj)
23:00 – 24:00 Magic Mountain High (live)
24:00 – 02:00 T!M / Khalil (dj)
02:00 – 04:00 Rick Wilhite (dj)
04:00 – 05:00 T!M / Khalil (dj)
Analogue visuals by Noorderlicht010

Zaterdag
20:30 – Deur Open
21:00 -21:30 Tanya Auclair (live)
22:00 – 23:00 Quadron (live)
23:30 -00:30 Dorian concept (live)
00:30 – 02:00 Strange Fruit (dj)
02:00 – 04:00 Benji B (dj)
04:00 – 05:00 Strange Fruit (dj)
Analogue visuals by Noorderlicht010

Entrance fee: 2 december: € 11,- / earlybirds (voor 23.00 uur): € 9,-.
3 december: € 15,- / earlybirds (voor 23.00 uur): € 13,-.
Passepartout: € 22,-

TICKETS