Friday, August 04, 2017

Heavydubs and Heavy Birthday!



After a summer of travel, I'm back to the East Coast! You can catch me at just a couple of spots the rest of this summer, but keep and eye out for the fall..

August 13, Sunday, in the afternoon I drop an all vinyl set of heavy and experimental dub sounds at the Halcyon shop alongside the homie Mite and DJ Woof at the Youngbloods "Extended Sessions" series. Event is free, 4pm - 8pm.
FB RSVP HERE 

August 22, Tuesday, the inimitable Dj (and producer) Anna Morgan and myself bring you a special birthday edition of HEAVY!!  We are back at The Keep in the basement with our special Stampede sub sound system.
Lineup: Elosi // Raqita - Pico Picante/ Zanj Radio // (MC) Harocaz - BOS/Rare Footage // Vermilion Bird  - Wile Out / Sister // Quest?on Marc - Qween Beat // Playplay - Party Illegal/ Transit FM
Event is $5 before 11:00 with password -email heavysoundsnyc@gmail.com- $10 after (a 9pm-4am party)
We are both celebrating our birthdays, and there may be surprises on deck so come early and stay late :)

Monday, July 31, 2017

A new mix!

I've had several mixes on different themes percolating for some time. Traveling plays havoc with turning them around - but this one will help me clear the decks, and hopefully get everyone's feet in ship-shape for the coming year, when nimbleness and ferocity are called for.

Footwork, jungle, drumnbass, halftime, gongs, clangs, many languages echoing in this mix! Have a listen, leave a comment, share and enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/ripley/keep-feet-fit-for-street-fights

Holler from London, where great music lurks on every corner, local and from out of town, including Flint-Michagin's own Tunde Olaniran (who had plenty of actual family in London for their gorgeous set), got to big up Batida for another inspiring antidj set, and the legendary Newton "Ace" Dunbar now holding it down on Thursdays at London Fields Radio!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PHILLY AND DETROIT in April

A few things coming up, but they're hot ones!

Throwing down with longtime homie Dev79 my sister-in-bass Anna Morgan and all the philly footwork fiends:


And then off to Detroit at the end of the month with fellow Dutty Artz hermana MPEACH for the amazing and inspiring MOTHER CYBORG's record release party!





Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Continuing the theme

Pleased to dj, for at least the third time, the Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJNYC) Annual PurimShpil! This great organization pulls together a tremendous spectacle, featuring song, dance, puppets, costumes, and the retelling of Queen Esther's heroism and cleverness with a spin that links it to current issues of the day, from police brutality to water rights to gentrification. The play is followed by bands, hip-hop and finally a set from DJ Ripley until 3am! Here's a write-up of the past few (although they neglect to mention I dj'd many of them): http://jewcy.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/radical-queer-purim-spiel-must-attend



And the next day, another Party With A Purpose, courtesy of a new brooklyn based family-centered progressive group called B-FREE, plus music and dancing from City Stomp, ballet foklorico, and DJ Ripley all support Mixteca, a local immigrants rights organization.


We raised 6,000 for Mixteca!

More music and action to come in 2017.