Throughout the month of February, Dub-Stuy will host a series of free weekly events celebrating the many facets and evolutions of sound system music and culture in NYC. Titled Wheel It Up!, this month-long celebration will be held every Thursday at the Black Flamingo in Williamsburg.
From global bass to dancehall, roots to dub, steppers to bass music, each event will feature live DJ sets and music from local and international artists alongside screenings and panel discussions. Expect a month of exciting sounds and ideas as we move to the pulse of a truly global culture.
All EVENTS ARE FREE AND TAKE PLACE AT THE BLACK FLAMINGO. RSVP IS REQUIRED DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY.
Week 3: DIGITAL EXPLOSION
For “Digital Explosion” on February 15th, we’ll dance to the beat of early digital reggae, dancehall and its modern evolutions with Taiwan MC from France and Bony Fly from Geneva alongside Bent Backs Sound, JonnyGo Figure, and Dub-Stuy Sound. The night kicks off with the NYC premiere of “X-Tra Wicked: A History of the Digital B Label”.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15TH @ BLACK FLAMINGO / FREE WITH RSVP
[Culture] 9PM – 10PM: NYC Documentary Premier X-Tra Wicked: A History of Digital B Label (Sherkan, 2018). The history of influential producer and label head Bobby Digital
[Vibe] 10PM – Late: DJ sets from Bony Fly & Taiwan MC (FR/CH), Bent Backs Sound ft. JonnyGo Figure, Dub-Stuy Sound
WEEK 4: ROOTS OF NYC
It all culminates on February 22nd for the “Roots of NYC” closing party where local legend Massive B will be repping the past, present and future of NYC’s dancehall culture with help from local historian Digikiller. Before taking to the decks, Bobby Konders, Digikiller and legendary producer Clive Chin will sit down for a discussion on the evolution of the music in the city.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22TH @ BLACK FLAMINGO / FREE WITH RSVP
[Culture] 9PM – 10PM: A discussion with legendary record producer Bobby Konders of Massive B, Clive Chin of Impact!/VP Records and Digikiller
[Vibe] 10PM – Late: DJ sets from Massive B, Digikiller, Dub-Stuy Sound