Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Saturday, August 10th 2013

Jewfro Records Summer Jam


Zongo Junction
New York Ska Jazz Ensemble
Queen Majesty
and resident DJs Spinach & Earthian

The Paper Box
17 Meadow Street

$10 advance
$20 door

ZONGO JUNCTION ( Private Records )

Generating a well-deserved buzz in NYC’s exploding afrobeat scene, Zongo Junction electrifies dance floors wherever they perform. The Village Voice describes their live show as “Sheer energy with the force of a tractor-trailer that roars with power and noise.” With five horns, and a six-piece rhythm section, audiences can’t help but move no matter where the band is playing.
If the Talking Heads produced a Fela Kuti record of Sun Ra’s music, the product would probably sound something like Brooklyn’s Zongo Junction, and in an industry where it has become commonplace to watch bands perform with laptops & backing tracks instead of live musicians, Zongo Junction takes the stage 11 strong. “The only thing Zongo Junction has to do to start a legitimate dance party is show up and plug in – anyone within a square block earshot of this Ford-tough funk factory would be hard pressed not to join in the hoopla” says the Bay Area’s SF Station.


The New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble (NYSJE) is an internationally renowned recording and touring group. Since the bands inception in 1994, they have released ten CDs and they have performed regularly throughout Europe, Canada, USA, and South America.

NYSJEs recordings and performances have garnered them critical acclaim for their high energy, creative originals, kinetic ska interpretations of jazz standards, as well as their potent mix of dance hall, reggae, rock steady and jazz. Performance highlights include: The North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Quebec Festival de Musique, Musiques en Ete (Geneva), The Bob Marley Reggae Festival with Israel Vibration and Sister Carol, and The Discover and Bell Atlantic Jazz festivals in the U.S. In addition, NYSJE has the singular distinction of being the first American Ska band to play in Poland after the wall came down.

The band had been featured in Downbeat, Reggae Nucleus, The Beat, Ragga and Jazziz magazines. NYSJE s music can be heard regularly on television– on the Nickelodeon network, MTVs Road Rules, as well as two nationally airing Campbells Soup Commercials. In Italy, their video, Properly, airs on MTV.

08.08.13 - DTR with SCREECHY DAN and BOBBY IRISH

Deadly Dragon Sound Presents

++ DownTown Top Ranking++

With selectors:

Scratch Famous, Queen Majesty,
MR. K and JD playing the finest in Foundation Sounds inna strictly vinyl style!

This week we're celebrating the Earthstrong of our good friend and mega-talent

Plus we have a very special guest selector, Manchester's own BOBBY IRISH!

Yes, our good friend Eoin aka Bobby Irish is a recent NYC transplant, and he will be bringing some of his favorite 45s to the party. Eoin is a founding member, selector and art director of the infamous Hot Milk bashments in Manchester, England. Deadly Dragon was lucky enough to be a part of the fun a few times and it was great music, hospitality and vibes all night. Looking forward to having him!

Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome St. NYC
10pm to 4am

Guys, sorry about this but try to bring a girl after 1am or say you are with DEADLY DRAGON...

Downstairs every week is the Brand New Machine NYC party 
with Max Glazer, Dj Autograph, DJ Mountain Doo & more!



A Jamaican Independence Day Celebration

Saturday | August 3rd, 2013 | 9pm to 3am

@ The Paper Box
17 Meadow Street, Williamsburg

/// Dub-Stuy Records and Deadly Dragon Sound are teaming up to present The Roots of Sound System, a Jamaican Independence Day celebration of Ska, Rocksteady, and Early Reggae. The event will feature Tony Screw (Downbeat the Ruler), Tommy Far East, and Jah Wise (Tippatone Sound), a group of selectors whose knowledge of Jamaican Music and collections of original Jamaican 45s are unparalleled.

They will be digging deep into their vaults, playing some of their most vital and rare records through the “Tower of Sound”, Dub-Stuy’s custom-built hi-fidelity sound system - making The Roots of Sound System the first-ever proper Revive Dance to be held in New York City. ///


+ Tony Screw, a.k.a. Downbeat the Ruler
+ Tommy Far East (Solid Rock)
+ Jah Wise (Tippatone Sound)
+ Deadly Dragon Sound System

$15 advance / $20 door

L Train to Grand

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07.22.13 - TheGoodLife! x Queen Majesty present: Slow Burn

via TheGoodLife! blog:

NYC has been hotter and wetter than the tropics this summer, so rather then fight it, we’re joining it with the release of Slow Burnby Queen Majesty. A deep roots reggae mix perfect for no shoes and slow motion, Slow Burn will bring back your irie summer vibes, trust us. To accompany the mix, we’re also releasing a super limited edition hot sauce collaboration with Queen Majesty (yes she’s not only NYC’s 45″ Vinyl Queen but also a hot sauce impresario with her own Brooklyn-based brand.) TheGoodLife! x Queen Majesty hot sauce is handmade by Queen Majesty in Brooklyn, NY and carries a refreshing yet spicy taste that is the perfect finisher for margaritas, micheladas and Bloody Mary’s. A special tasting event and listening party at Family Dinner x Domino Tuesday is coming soon so stay tuned and keep burning slow. Check out the hot sauce label after the jump.