Tag Archives: Brooklyn

in the know…

29 Jan

There’s a secret location in Brooklyn. Well, not exactly a secret, but an undisclosed cathedral caged door that opens into a divinely lit dancing sanctuary.  Finding this treasure is far from hard, but to add to its ambiance there’s no sign on the door, so I tell you, it’s called Deity.

On the border of Downtown Brooklyn and Cobble Hill, this 2 story gem is worth the trip because it holds the sounds of some of the best DJs in the world.  This weekend in particular, DJ Dummy rocks the Underground; I really can’t wait!

Dummy truly understands how to communicate ‘have a good time’ to any crowd.  And have a good time I will! No pretentious clubs, two-stepping & profiling to choppy DJ transitions, but instead just really dancing and vibing out; remembering what good Hip-Hop and music in general sounds like. It’s a perfect way to warm up on a cold night, no fuss. It’s an experience that leaves a smile on your face.

Come out and experience a DJ Dummy party.  Saturday. Deity. Brooklyn. Don’t say i didn’t tell you…

if a woodchuck could chuck wood…

26 Nov

I went to the opening of Coup d’etat Brooklyn’s Live to Change Something Through Art exhibit this past weekend.  There’s nothing like being on the streets of Bed Stuy, which sometimes feels creatively arid, and finding an awe-inspiring gem.

The mission of Coup d’etat Brooklyn, which is Live to Change Something, resonates in the form of paintings, photography, and sculpture. The exhibit explores cultural conditions and iconic influences who have contributed to the New York City’s Art scene.

Above is my favorite piece, Everything of Nothing & Nothing of Everything When I Talk to You; the picture gives the tangible version no justice.  This is a slab of wood, where the picture is etched in, not painted on.  The way that the artist, Taganyahu Swaby, is able to create depth is amazing, it’s the minutia that brings everything together and makes the piece so sick!  Go check it out in person.

The show features artists that live or have been impacted by Brooklyn.  All this is happening in BK at Skylight Gallery in Restoration Plaza until February 20, 2010, so head over there…and pieces are for sale.

– J