LISTEN – CityFM – From The Islands To The Streets

August 21st, 2019

Mixpak Crew @ Red Bull Culture Clash at The O2, London’

??ICYMI Last week on CityFM! Get to know Brooklyn’s own Mixpak Records, as @navaniknows and @jessfromcosign dig into Caribbean music here in NYC ??

Few influences on New York’s cultural life are as overt and glorious as the traditions brought here by people from the Caribbean. New York’s connection to the West Indies can be found in every part of the city’s Black and social life, but it’s most noticeable in the wealth of its sounds — reggae and dancehall, calypso and soca, kompa and zouk — many of which have ingrained themselves into the local flavors of jazz, disco, hip-hop, house and creative music. The artistic output brims with a rich history; but make no mistake, the cultural conversation between the islands, its immigrants and the streets of New York is a fully current global exchange, offering a daily push towards what’s next. One simply needs to stop by any good summertime dance-party for proof of where the heat is coming from. Which is why CityFM’s episode dedicated to the Caribbean explores both, what happens around the big West Indian Day parade, and what happens all year long.

Special guests this episode = Suze Webb from Brooklyn label Mixpak (pictured), Regg Rocc and Epic B, Aaron Talbert from VP Records and Eddie “Stats” Houghton.

Brought to you with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.