Uzimon's Holiday Danse
The Far East, DJ Grace of Spades
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 10:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
When UZIMON first appeared onto the New York City Reggae scene in 2010, collective eyebrows were raised, lines divided, and panties twisted. Here was a non-jamaican reggae artist ouright obliterating any prescribed dogma that the local non-jamaican reggae artists had convinced themselves them must strictly adhere to. UZIMON has proven that his eccentricity, megalomania, abrasive humor and outlandish antics onstage and off, are more than a welcome boon in entertainment, because of his inexorable dedication to capturing the true sound of the dancehall, rub-a-dub, and rocksteady revival. His love and respect for the source material is undeniable. Also, It is rumoured that he can kill a man with lyrical bullets. This has yet to be documented.
Straight out of his homeland of Bermuda and into the heart of Brooklyn, UZIMON has a reputation for spinning even the most jaded of audiences around in a 180, whipping them up into a Dionysian frenzy anywhere he goes. He has sold out shows at NYC's top venues, international festivals, and continues to build a fan base in the college market and East Coast Reggae scene.
He has toured, billed and shared the stage with such international artists as Beres Hammond, Collie Buddz, Ziggy Marley, Maxi Priest, Raekwon, Cam'ron, The Slackers, Rubblebucket, Langhorne Slim, and Milton Henry to name a few. His record "Pussy Weapon" (2011) was produced by Grammy-Award Nominated Producer Joe Ferry (The Skatalites"). His most recent record "Showdown" is produced by Brett Tubin of Channel Tubes Records and features production work and music by member of John Brown's Body, and Victor "Ticklah" Axelrod (Dub Side of The Moon, Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings) He is currently working with the two of them on his next release at Victor Axelrod's "Don't Trip Studios" in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
"Bermuda, Stand up! Or not...either way, I love this (UZIMON)"
- Walshy Fire, Major Lazer
"Uzimon—a white deejay who looks like Yellowman, sounds like Collie Buddz and perpetrates like Snow...A masterstoke...Genius"
- Large Up Magazine
"You may not understand what he is talking about, but this guy can rap and sing with the best of them" -
- Stephen Hager, Editor-in-Chief, High Times Magazine
- Carter Van Pelt, WKCR
The Far East
Brooklyn's THE FAR EAST appeared in 2013 with their single "Youthman" immediately propelling them into vinyl rotation amongst well known selectors like BBC's David Rodigan. The Far East pull inspiration from foundation rhythm and a youth spent in Punk Rock; bringing new, heavy magic to an old sound. Disillusioned with modern life and digital noise, The Far East immerse themselves completely in the often forgotten beauty of Rocksteady, Roots, and classic Dancehall.
In 2013, The Far East formed label Tea Factory Sounds to host their first single, "Youthman", produced by Brett Tubin of Channel Tubes productions.
Maddie Ruthless, vocals, guitar
Chris Philippone, vocals, bass
Mike Sarason, vocals, organ
Matt Burdi, drums, percussion
Matt Kursmark, guitar
DJ Grace of Spades
Grace of Spades is a born and raised New Yorker with a genetic affliction for vinyl collecting, specializing in vintage Jamaican sounds spanning the 1960s through 1990s.
$12.00 - $15.00
Cult-favorite UZIMON, self proclaimed "world's biggest celebrity", and the one and only "human-gun", returns with his hyperactive blend of adsurdity and classic Jamaican dancehall, backed by an all-star ensemble of NYC finest reggae musicians. This special Holiday Edition with guests The Far East and Grace of Spades.
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