Breakout Sessions II@House of Yes with Aputumpu, Rooftop Shouts and Brooklyn Wildlife!!
Thu, May 10
Fri, May 11
DJ Dirty Fingers, Osekre and The Lucky Bastards, Twi the Humble Feather
Inky Skulls, Honey, DJ Keith Edward
342 Mayer St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
Doors 8:00PM / Show 8:00PM
DJ Dirty Finger (Black Label, Dance! Attack!), Brooklyn's "Ass motivator extraordinaire" has been rocking parties of every possible size in NYC for the last 8 years. Dirty Finger spins Booty Bass-Bass-Bass of all origins and was voted "Favorite Brooklyn DJ" in the NYpress "best of New York" readers poll. He spins his genre-bending styles from Brooklyn warehouse parties to The Natural History Museum to BIKE KILL.
Osekre and the Lucky Bastards
"This Afro-indie band can’t be pinned to any one genre but instead transcends all, with lyrical and reflective beats. The band “turns local sounds global and brings global sounds local” with its clear African influence, but its sound goes beyond this, creating a universal funk that anyone would want to jam to.
Twi the Humble Feather
Rarely is the title of an album such a pointed indicator of the record's sound as it is in the case of Twi the Humble Feather's debut, Music For Spaceships and Forests. This New York trio makes epic music that readily conjures a journey through a mysterious and surprising land. According to guitarist and vocalist Anthony Lebron, the songs on the album are "a soundtrack to the adventures of this character, 'TWI." Originally conceived by Lebron as "a derivative of twilight," the word "Twi," (rhymes with "why") is specifically defined as an "interstellar traveler, adventurer, or forest maker."
Instead of an artistic rendering of Twi's fantastical world, a mini creation/adventure story decorates the album and provides some background on Twi's travels and the sights and sounds he encounters. According to Lebron, the band consciously chose not to include any images on the album because the text "gives the listener the chance to create their own idea of what Twi sees and what worlds are depicted in the music."
Music For Spaceships and Forests is largely an instrumental work—Lebron, a classically trained guitarist, cites Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and J. S. Bach for inspiratio—-but unique vocal stylings that resemble rhythmic and melodic chanting accompany the intricate acoustic guitar interludes, electronic elements, and light percussion. Though occasionally, words like""spaceship""""lights"" or""star"" stand out, the vocals are often indecipherable and are""meant to appear alien or foreign"" reports Lebron. With its mysterious vocals about far away lands and beautiful instrumentation, Music For Spaceships and Forests is delightfully otherworldly.