Deep Space is beyond honored to have DJ Kool Herc, credited as originating hip-hop in the 70's in NYC. He'll be playing an all-vinyl, Deep Space set. Along with SpazeCraft One, who represents all that is creative, vibrant, cutting edge and positive in today's hip hop scene, we are in for an exceptional night. While Deep Space is ever exploring connections between dub culture and all forms of music, it is worth mentioning that Herc's roots were grown in Jamaica.
Free admission and complimentary vodka cocktails before 9 pm with eflyer. $12 with eflyer. Doors at 8 pm.
DJ Kool Herc, is a Jamaican American DJ who is credited for originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, New York City. His playing of hard funk records of the sort typified by James Brown was an alternative both to the violent gang culture of the Bronx and to the nascent popularity of disco in the 1970s. Campbell began to isolate the instrumental portion of the record, which emphasized the drum beat—the "break"—and switch from one break to another. Using the same two turntable set-up of disco DJs, Campbell used two copies of the same record to elongate the break. This "breakbeat" DJing, using hard funk and records with Latin percussion, formed the basis of hip hop music.
A staple of the NYC underground art & music scenes for over 2 decades, DJ SpazeCraft One has toured & performed extensively internationally as an experimental electronic & hip-hop producer/DJ sharing the stage & recordings with a wide spectrum of artists ranging from: Y-Love, Diwon & DeScribe (Bancs Media), Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox), Otomo Yoshihide (Japan), Rob Swift (Xecutioners), P.U.D.G.E., DJ Kiva, MC Afra (Japan's premier beatboxer), DJ Spooky, Prince Paul (De La Soul), DJ Logic, Graham Haynes (son of Jazz legend, Roy Haynes), Bill Laswell (Axiom), We(tm), as well as pioneering artists such as Pauline Olivaros, Gil Scott Heron, Yoko Ono & countless others. As an interactive Hip-Hop Arts & Media Educator, through his boutique agency, Soh Nup Ink/EDU, SpazeCraft founded the groundbreaking programs, The Living Remix Project, the Organic Orchestra & Level Up Media Arts. SpazeCraft has worked with & inspired literally over 360,000 youth in his 20+ year career.
Deep Space, is an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes, and abstract grooves featuring resident DJ François K. live on the mixing board with special guests.
Since the party’s launch in 2003, Deep Space has featured a who’s who of well known and then emerging artists from around the world representing a stunning array of musical styles that Deep Space is known for integrating into its open minded aesthetic. While the mission of Deep Space remains committed to sharing a love of dub, a vast, under-appreciated musical direction, the party has invited a great range of guest artists to share their creative dub mixing approaches to all things spacey, psychedelic and mind-bending.
From dubstep pioneers such as Mala, Kode9 and Digital Mystikz, to house, techno & disco icons such as Giorgio Moroder, Dimitri from Paris, Theo Parrish, Rhythm & Sound, Ron Trent, Carl Craig, Scuba, Joe Claussell, Derrick May, to cutting edge producers and tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Jamie xx, Mary Anne Hobbs, Mr. Scruff, DJ Spooky and dub legends such as Adrian Sherwood with Pinch, Mad Professor, Mutabaruka and U-Roy, and Brazilian icons Otto with Carlinhos Brown and plenty of live musical and dance performers, Deep Space continues to be a magnet for attracting many of electronic dance music’s most innovative artists. Almost all of the guest artists who play at Deep Space create truly one-of-kind, crate-digging "Deep Space sets."
Deep Space has been presented abroad at the Big Chill Festival (UK), Plastic People (UK), TDK Cross Central Festival (UK), Space Lab Yellow (Japan), Café Jamaica (Japan), Precious Hall (Japan), Phase (Japan), throughout France, in Berlin, Denmark, SONAR Festival in Barcelona and across the U.S. In 2010 Deep Space received a dedicated night at Burning Man’s Disorient camp. In 2004 Deep Space was nominated for “Best Club Night” by the internationally televised “DanceStar USA” awards. In 2005 & 2006 François K. won “Best Resident DJ Award” at the Club World Awards held in Miami. Deep Space was named “Best Party 2004” in Time Out New York. Deep Space was nominated for “Best Party,” at the Club World Awards 2006 and 2007. New York Magazine featured Deep Space in the “Best of New York 2006” issue. In 2013 Do Androids Dance lauded Deep Space as one of “The 10 Best Club Nights in the US.” Francois K. was named "Best Resident DJ" by the 2015 Nightclub Awards. Also in 2015 Time Out New York listed Deep Space as "one of the top 20 parties in NYC right now." In 2005 Deep Space NYC Vol. 1, a compilation mixed by François K., was released on Wave Music’s imprint Deep Space Media to critical acclaim.
FRANCOIS K. BIO
François K. is revered as the co-creator of New York City’s legendary dance party Body&SOUL. He is also the creator and resident dj of Deep Space. He tours worldwide for not only his soulful house dj sets, but also for his techno and dub mixes. Over the years he performed regularly at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, The Loft, Ministry of Sound, Sound Factory Bar, Twilo, Roxy and Club Yellow in Japan, to name a few. In great demand, François has gone into the studio to produce/remix recordings by Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Jimmy Cliff, Underworld, Eurythmics, Bunny Wailer, U2, Ashford & Simpson with Maya Angelou, the Smiths, Dido, Finley Quaye, Diana Ross, Cure, Mick Jagger, Fishbone, Talvin Singh, D Train, Erasure, Yazoo, Black Uhuru, Thomas Dolby, and Jah Wobble. In 2005 François was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
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No dress code - just an open mind.
Starting Sunday, April 10....Deep Space will move to every Sunday at 8 pm - 2 am