Rare Form and Building Beats proudly present
Donuts Are Forever 13
An Annual Tribute to a Detroit Legend, Hosted by P.U.D.G.E
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Donuts Are Forever 13
Donuts Are Foreverâ„˘ (established in 2007) is Rare Form's annual fundraiser and tribute inspired by the life and music of late producer James "J Dilla" Yancey. The name Donuts Are Foreverâ„˘ (DAF) pays homage to J Dilla's last album, Donuts, released posthumously in February 2006, when J Dilla succumbed to complications from Lupus. Donuts Are Foreverâ„˘ began as a celebration of life and the acknowledgement of a prolific music career from fans and music lovers. Now entering its thirteenth year, DAF continues to grow organically, while remaining rooted in paying tribute to one of our musical heroes.
Redefining the word "remix", Detroit Native, Rimarkable is a renaissance woman indeed. A vocalist, lyricist, drummer, producer and DJ, she is a well respected force. She has been a crowd-reading master and rocker of international dance floors for nearly two decades, which has allowed her to share the bill with a host of superstars from George Clinton to Madonna to wowing notable colleagues and crowds on Boiler Room TV. Her unique sound becomes ceremony, with a witches' brew of House and Techno, in a Soul, Funk, and Disco cauldron, built on the fire behind her Detroit and Chicago upbringing.
The first signed artist to Detroit label, Dirt Tech Reck, Rimarkable is the curator & resident DJ for the global event, Everybody Random, and hosts a monthly radio broadcast of the same name on Londonâ€™s Balamii.com radio station. She resides in Brooklyn, where she owns and operates her creative production company, Rimarkable Things.
DJ Perly is a Bronx-born Puerto Rican Russian American DJ who plays music genres from hip-hop, breaks, and house music, and practices the art of turntablism with passion.
In 2015 Perly entered her first battle in the DMC NYC Regional battle, where she battled against 27 other male competitors. Perly didn't win but her determination and focus never lost hope. Her success began in 2016 where she was one of only few females to compete in a Freestyle Mondays battle where she became a three-time champion. She then went on to the New York City DMC DJ battles, becoming the first ever lady DJ to win a regional US DMC DJ battle, and then winning the 2016 DMC USA title. Unfortunately the next day, 12 hours later, an announcement was made in which there a mix up in score calculations that officially placed Perly in second not first place - becoming the first female Vice Champion. Thankfully, she was given a pass to compete in the 2017 DMC USA finals by the DMC President Tony Prince Sr. after the confusion and mix up that had occurred. As devastated and heartbroken as she was by this mix-up, Perly never lost her hope for winning.
On August 2017, she became the first ever female to win the National USA DMC DJ Championship. No woman had ever achieved that title since the start of the battle in 1985. As the USA champion, DJ Perly went on to compete in the 2017 international DMC World Championships in London, where she placed fourth in the world, thus cementing her name in DMC history as the first American female and only the second female ever to compete at the world level in the 32-year history of DMC DJ battle competition. On August 2018, Perly became the first female to defend her 2017 DMC USA title and placed third cementing her in DMC history as the first female to consecutively place in a DMC National battle.
Perly has also recently collaborated and done brand work with Levi's for their Live In Levi's '18 Spring/Summer Music-style campaign, celebrating diversity and community alongside fellow artists and DJs Janette Beckman, B Plus, Cee Adams, Stretch and Bobbito, and others. Perly has been seen and featured on The Heavy Hitters, Sirius XM Radio, Numark, Serato, Honor 6C Pro, and Levi's Fall/Winter'18 market launch event.
DJ Perly has played along side and or opened for Africa Bambambaataa, INVISIBL SKRATCH PIKLZ, The X-Ecutioners, De La Soul, Grandwizzard Theodore, Lord Finesse, Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito, DJ Tony Touch and more.
Most recently Perly was nominated for a Global Spin Award 2017 'Turntablist of the Year'. Perly was also nominated and won DJane Mag 2018 Best Scratch DJ Award.
DJ Kool Flash
Niara Sterling is a 24 year-old, Brooklyn-based DJ originating from the DMV area. Although Niara is an open format DJ, her personal style embodies underground hip-hop, jazz, soul, house, afro and anything funky. She's notable for her seamless blends and knowledge of music. As Niara blossoms in her craft, she's been getting her feet wet with all vinyl sets accompanied by her growing vinyl collection. Niara has a monthly radio show called "Nature of a Sista" on Balamii where she drops gems of all genres. If you want to ever catch a set by Niara, follow her social media to stay up to speed!
As a child of military parents, Stro Elliot traveled the world marinating in a record collection that spanned from jazz greats like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, to funk/soul luminaries like Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, and Prince.
Studying trumpet, piano, drums and guitar in his teens, Stro became a skilled multi-instrumentalist, even as he began to explore the world of hip-hop, drawn to the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, and Ice Cube.
In recent years, Stro has become a go-to musical collaborator both in the studio and on stage for Grammy-winning artists including The Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more, and is one of the founding members of The Playlist Retreat, a next-generation musical collective of award-winning producers, DJs and artists. His production is currently featured on the Billboard #1 album, The Hamilton Mixtape.
Hosted by P.U.D.G.E
P.U.D.G.E. started out DJing in the mid 90â€˛s in his hometown of Jamaica, Queens. Studying local DJ legends and Jamaican Sound Systems, all the while honing his skills in the â€śblend-tapeâ€ť era, he focused on perfecting the art of live â€śblendsâ€ť and remixes. After graduating SJU in NY and joining the VJC (Vinyl Junkie Clique), he relocated to Los Angeles in 2004 to jump-start his musical career. There, he acted as tour DJ for L.A. Hip-Hop legends Fat Lip (Pharcyde) and Myka Nyne (Freestyle Fellowship). He has worked with and performed alongside famed LA beatsmiths Flying Lotus, Computer Jay, Dibiase, and Ras G. He has also released various instrumental projects as part of the then burgeoning LA â€śBeat Scene.â€ť His release, â€śIdiot Boxâ€ť (Ramp Recordings) along with a feature on the All City LA series 10 x 10 series, were both released in 2010.
P.U.D.G.E has had the honor of showcasing his unique DJ style and passion for music to world-famous parties and venues. He has performed at Do-Over (LA), Low-End Theory (LA), and various UK/EU festivals and nightclubs. He also performed in various performance spaces, art galleries, and pop-up parties in NY (including DAF 9).
Currently, P.U.D.G.E is a resident DJ and one of the founders of a monthly event called â€śRITUALâ€ť in Brooklyn. His DJ and production sets draw from a broad range of influences; you can catch him spinning anything from Reggae to Rock, Hip-Hop, and Afrobeat, back to Jazz and Funk. P.U.D.G.E. continues to drop independent remixes and Beat projects via pudge222.bandcamp.com. He is often seen having a great time playing music for the masses.
P.U.D.G.E. recently released Beat Tape "M O V E S", & is currently finishing an uptempo album entitled â€śIâ€™m Dancingâ€ť, as well as projects he's produced for Los Angeles rapper Malkovich Music, & Vienna based Singer Soia. Stay tuned... for as P.U.D.G.E states, heâ€™s â€śjust getting started.â€ť
$7.00 - $18.00
All Donuts Are Forever donation tiers are of equal access for the event. There is no difference in tickets aside from donation amount.
Tier 1 - $7 (sold out!)
Tier 2 - $10 (sold out!)
Tier 3 - $12 (sold out!)
Tier 4 - $15 (still on sale!)
$18 tickets day of show!