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Live Music: Bassment Beats/New World Show Presents !¡YAKI PA’YAH!¡

Live Music: Bassment Beats/New World Show Presents !¡YAKI PA’YAH!¡

“…uniting musicians, visual artists, and dancers from around the world to bridge the gaps between movements ‘from here to there’ through bass.”

Bassment Beats and New World Show from WESU 88.1FM will host a new monthly series: !¡YAKI PA’YAH!¡ (pronunciation guide = de aquí para allá, but faster) an event that unites musicians, visual artists, and dancers from around the world to bridge the gaps between the various movements ‘from here to there’ through bass.

From the barrios to the burbs; the condos to the conjuntos; the high-rises to the hilltops- there is one thing all people have in common: a desire to dance to the sounds of bass rhythms. It’s what makes us undulate while it modulates.

This first installment of !¡YAKI PA’YAH!¡ stars Geko Jones from Brooklyn, NY. The Puertolombian (Puerto Rican & Colombian) tropical bass specialist is a seminal member of the Dutty Artz crew. He is also one of the co-founders of the world-famous “Qué Bajo?!” party in New York City.

DJ LOKASH, your resident yaki, will be making his last public Connecticut performance of 2012 with an eclectic set of bass-heavy transnational sounds featuring a very special appearance by Lady Elizabeth.

Kilbourne from New Jersey will also be dropping his latest Philly Bass creations as well as supporting his Faye Reagan EP on Rebel Records from earlier this year.

There will be additional special guests along with visuals by You B (the Stepkids),, Geoff Rasco, Channel1 and others. Plus, giveaways by SkateShopSwap and Redscroll Records (that’s us).

Blackout Sale Day 1

Blackout At Sunrise Sale Day 1
Good day today.  Lots of friendly faces.  Thanks everyone. Looking forward to seeing many more faces tomorrow.  
(Rick (left) and Josh (right) ready to get things started)
We put all the dollar records out front; we’ll do the same for the rest of the weekend too.
6AM brought a rush of people we had not yet seen on Black Friday before.  The Record Store Day releases went rather quickly and we have very little of that left.
After we dealt with the initial flood of people we got DJs going at about 11AM with our friend Tim Daltrey (bottom right of above picture; below looking at a record):
DJ Lokash picked it up from there for a couple.
  Always an enjoyable and varied set.  Love it.
Shopping continued to happen:

Our friend Anthony of The Needle Drop stopped by and played some records:

Some more shopping:

Charles/Fresh Cut laid down a hip-hop set of some classic jams:

And then Maroje finished the night in style with deep bass dubbed out sounds:

And the night finished off with a fun bunch of rowdiness in a not so far off not so secret spot:


(Living Laser)

(Bust It!)

Sold a few more things and called it a night.

Fun times. And the sale does indeed continue for another 2 days! Our racks are still fairly full!