This week at Beat Research — now every TUESDAY at Good Life in downtown Boston — we’re enthused to host none other than NYC-based Dutty bredrin (and local alumnus!), Atropolis. Hailing from / representing Queens, Atropolis co-hosts regular parties (and expeditions) as part of Cumba Mela while pumping out remixes that get to the essence of the “New York tropical” sound — to my ears and hips, a contemporary reckoning with the city’s always-already Afrodiasporic soundscape, and as such, a beacon for “tropical” scenes in other transcolonial cities around the world.
Here are a few, if you missed em:
Atropolis’s Remix’s by Atropolis
In our redoubtable opinion here at W&W, Atropolis released one of the best albums of the year with his eponymous effort on Dutty Artz this spring. His tracks have been seeping into my sets for a minute now, so I’m really looking forward to hearing a full set of Adam’s distinct approach to world party music. For a taste, check his mix for Cluster Mag from earlier in the year:
Atropolis – Mix 001 by Cluster Mag
Oh yeah, dude teaches at Dubspot too, so you know he’s a Beat Researcher at heart. Proof in pudding, here’s one of his latest (ft. Brooklyn Shanti), h/t to the boys at Gen Bass:
Thornato-Barcelona ft. Brooklyn Shanti (Atropolis RMX) by Atropolis
We’re thrilled to have the open-eared & big-hearted beats of Atropolis in our underground dance lab this week. Hope u can join us!
Good Life Bar
28 Kingston Street
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Hey Wayne, I just looked you up while trying to find something good on transnationalism and music to assign my Caribbean history students–so thrilled to find the awesomeness here at Wayne&Wax! I’m having them read the dembow and the bling bling articles, will report back. Hope all’s well with you–L.
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