It felt surreal af to be back home @bembebrooklyn last night after beginning Sunday morning on the other side of the planet literally but mad 💗 to everybody who made it out last night for @rhythmsectionsundays. Vibes were right all night but especially late. As the jetlag really started to hit me yall carried me thru big time. See yall same time, same place as always next Sunday with live #salsa 🔥 by the fam @descarrilao + special guest DJ @eduardobrecho_ from 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷. 🔊🚨🌪🚨🔊
It’s gonna take me a few days to properly put into perspective what I just experienced in Almaty & how beautiful it all was but I’m forever indebted to the homie @ospanoff for inviting me to be a small part of @jazzystanfest as well as to the wonderfully hospitable & loving people of Almaty for welcoming & lettin all of us do our respective NYC thing in your city. There’s so much more I wanna say and a whole lot more I want to post but I’m happy to be back home in Brooklyn rockin later tonight @bembebrooklyn. @rhythmsectionsundays kicks off at 10 featuring the Afro/Caribbean Brass led 🔥 of @nosmallmoney @ 1130&1 + moi in the booth before n after til 4am. Let’s get it. #nosleeptilbrooklyn
Tonight @bembebrooklyn! #rhythmsectionsundays goin down all the way live w/ @nosmallmoney doin their Afro-Caribbean Brass thing + @djmickeyperez back from Kazakhstan rockin the wheels before and after from 10-4am! 🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊
✌🏽& much ❤️ to everyone who braved the 🌧 last night to get down w/@zapotenyc & I @bembebrooklyn. My apologies to everyone for not being my usual self last night, I woke up yesterday w/a gnarly sore throat that was beatin me down all day & night but big props to @zapotenyc for killin both their sets and also to @coldiehawn & @sigi602 for keepin the vibe ☀️ amidst the ☔️. Callin all the #bachata lovers to Bembe next Sun for some tasty live Bachata 🔥 by #bachataexclusive goin down at the usual times of 1130&1. Last time these cats rocked a Sunday at Bembe in the spring it was truly epic. See you on the floor my fam! 🔊💦💦💦🔊
On the 2 year anniversary of My Pops’ passing, I began a brand new chapter in my life by deciding to establish roots in New York City. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made but really it was my mother who first gave me the nudge. She saw Miami had become this black hole of sadness for me and truth be told, I wasn’t doing jack shit down there either. I needed a new start in a place where nobody knew me. NYC provided all that and then some. Moving here 16 years ago today was my intentional way of adding some semblance of light to an otherwise dark day. Now I look at Sept 9 as the not only the day I lost my Pops forever but also the day I began to find out who I really was. I originally moved here with visions of being the Latino Filmmaking version of Spike Lee but wound up working in TV and Commercials instead lol. I did however make a series of short films with 3 of my best friends satirizing the #hipster scene here back in 2006 that one day I’ll post for #tbt but without that happening I probably don’t teach myself to DJ 2 years later. I owe so much to this city, its people & the culture i’m truly forever indebted. To celebrate my 16th NYC birthday & my Father’s life, I’ll be doing what I ❤️ in a place I ❤️ tonight @bembebrooklyn w/the homies @zapotenyc doing their Afro/Brazilian, Afro/Cuban thing live. Sundays at Bembe all spring & summer but really since I’ve started playing there 5+ years back has always been my sanctuary so it makes sense these 2 anniversaries fell on a Sunday. I apologize for the past 2 very lengthy posts about my past today. I hope to see as many of you as possible later tonight gettin down with me. I ❤️❤️❤️ you all and thank you for hearing me out.
Sisterwomanfire Studios Basement jam in preparation for Sunday #kompajam#rhythmsectionsundays @bembebrooklyn with @djmickeyperez and @zapotenyc @onepaulagreen @gebre.beza @elianeamherd @gebre.beza @mara.rosenbloom @notesdubsharp @drakedawn . #dancedancedance