Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dutty Artz presents: Brunch Gozón

TODAY! Come celebrate my birthday and eat delicious food with me and my crew!

Dutty Artz has always been into multisensory experiences, especially ones that help us link across and through borders, making conscious links across the globe and celebrating flavors that don’t get enough love. A few years back at Beyond the Block in Sunset Park, we made sure food trucks with Chinese and Mexican food kept people fed. This month we bring it in-house with BRUNCH GOZÓN, the first of a series of daytime (into early evening) music-and-food experiences, kicking off Sunday, August 30th from 12pm-7pm at TBA Brooklyn (395 Wythe Ave on the corner of South 6th Street).
Venezuela holds a special place in our hearts for many reasons, for one: it is the home of the fabulous Dutty Artz member MPeach! But also its location on Latin America’s coast: sharing a Caribbean connection across the sea, especially to Trinidad has led to its own take on soundsystem culture, and in recent years a booming electronic music scene. In the food and music we can taste the indigenous, colonial, African, and immigrant flavors and honor the way people not only survive tremendous upheaval and displacement, but make survival beautiful, expressive, and delicious.
Our Brunch Gozón chefs Luis Guayaba y Los Mangan will be serving a variety of Venezuelan food specialties: cachapas, empanadas, cachito de jamón, ceviches, desayuno criollo, and more! Luis Herrera is a Venezuelan chef based in NYC, currently working as Sous Chef at Cosme, Michelin Star chef Enrique Olvera’s first restaurant in New York, and he’ll be teaming up with Chef Jose Ignacio Useche.
Dutty Artz will frame this taste experience with music highlighting the sounds of Venezuela, Latin America, and the Caribbean: DJs RiobambaUproot AndyRipleyTalachaUshka and Selecta K7will charm your ears and get your bodies shaking. There will be plenty of space to eat, drink and dance in the last weeks of summer!
Entrance is free, and food tickets will be available for purchase. See below for an idea of the deliciousness on offer!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dortmund Global Player with Kosta Kostov and Dj Ali

Such a great beginning to the tour.

Domicil club, in Dortmund, is a pretty famous jazz club, but they have had the GlobalPlayer party hosted by the amazing Kosta Kostov and DJ Ali for seven years. Beautiful spot, friendly staff, nice dancefloor, great sound... and the crowd was lovely - people jumped on the dancefloor right away and didn't leave until we turned on the lights!

Such a privilege to play with these guys - the deepest musical selections for hours and hours. Incredible sounds and the audience was pretty much up for everything.

Here's a few shots - It was pretty dark, but you get an idea!


And some happy dancing onstage too!


Thursday, June 04, 2015

Azucar 4 year anniversary & kickoff to Ripley on the Road..

Super-honored to be on deck(s) for this incredible lineup celebrating Brooklyn's best queer latin/tropical/caribbean bass party: AZUCAR - this time presenting HARD CANDY.

The night starts at Brooklyn Museum First Saturdays where Azucar founder DJ Izla plays with amazing radical punk band Malportado Kids!

Then we move to a Williamsburg location where I will be playing alongside SO MUCH GREATNESS.

and that's my last NY show for a month. Stay tuned for details on my European tour!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

We'll warm up april somehow!

Friday, April 10

K2 Friday Nights at

The Rubin Museum of Art

6 pm - FREE

During K2 Friday Nights, Café Serai at The Rubin Museum of Art becomes the K2 Lounge, serving tasty small plates and delicious drinks to an arts minded crowd. DJ Ripley spins predominantly Central and South Asian pop music every K2 Friday Night from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Museum admission is free.

Saturday, April 18
The Athena Collective East Coast Kick-Off Showcase at


Noon to 9:00 pm - FREE

On Saturday, April 18th, The Athena Collective will be laying on the heat with a showcase of their east coast talent. This collective was formed to connect, inspire, and empower women in the music industry. Come out for a great brunch and stay for the music and the company.

Also featuring Jay Hill, Darelectric, Dollparts, REsy, Illexxandra, Tanja, K|REX, Shisaa, V, Teknacolor Ninja, The Beat Kitty, MAMBISA, Elecctro-Cute, Hydrah and Ms. DJ Lotus.

12-6p, enjoy Unlimited $1 mimosas with your brunch entree. 6p-close, enjoy a FREE beer with your delicious burger.

Wednesday, April 29
Dutty Artz Night at
The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn
8pm Doors - $8 adv / $10 at door

Friday, May 1
Hop Garage at Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire


The Hopkins Center, designed by Wallace Harrison, the architect of Lincoln Center and the United Nations Building in New York City, has served as the cultural hub of the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH, since it first opened in November 1962. In 1988 the "Hop" was named by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the nation's exemplary performing arts centers.