July 11, 2008

JDub Records 5th anniversary party at Denver’s Walnut Room

The innovative not-for-profit New York record label JDub Records (started in Dec 2002 by two NYU students) is celebrating their fifth anniversary with a party on July 23rd @ Denver’s Walnut Room. The shindig will bring a performance by Tel-Aviv based DJ crew Soulico, joined by special guests including the godfather of Israeli hip-hop Sagol 59 and Ethiopian-Israeli MCs Axum.

7/23 – 9:00 PM / 3101 Walnut Street
$8 / Fifty cent PBRs and $2 Wells / 21 + [

Although I can’t say I’ve listened to much Israeli hip-hop, this should be an enticingly global & fun evening. As prep we’ve got a 60-minute mixtape from Soulico here to bring you up to speed.

In a fabulously-titled blog post (“Hasidic Juice”) Diplo wrote about the mix: “This is the result of a decade of digging in Tel-Aviv’s record shops & flea markets by the Soulico Crew. An hour full of Hasidic Disco, Spiritual Soul, Yamanite Funk, Turkish Acid Rock, Arabic Jazz & much more, all recorded & released in Israel by local musicians & artists in the ’70s and early ’80s. 31 songs in all, and they passed on the tracklist which would probably mean nothing to anyone that can’t read the crazy script that is their language.” [view tracklist here]

Archaeology Mixtape – Soulico

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