Thursday night November 17th, DJ Prestige (Flea Market Funk) will be guest DJing an all 45 RPM set at South House in Jersey City. South House describes themselves like this:
“SOUTH HOUSE (Bar and Restaurant) brings “SIMPLE SOUTHERN” to Jersey City; fusing Austin, Texas flavor with the gritty soul of the south. Located in the heart of Pedestrian Plaza of the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District in Jersey City, NJ.
The SOUTH HOUSE destination experience is a perfect mix of the best of the south; serving ‘farm to glass’ specialty crafted cocktails made with brown spirits, tequilas’ and mezcals’… ice cold brew, Texas-style southern eats and targeted weekly and monthly LIVE music; dedicated to bringing local and national, new and established artists of today, who have been inspired and influenced by the iconic Delta Blues greats.
The 3-tier multi-level open floor-plan design and music-inspired decor, will give each patron an individual taste of a “SIMPLE SOUTHERN” setting with a twist.”
Expect everything from James Brown to Muddy Waters to new funk from the Colemine, Daptone, and Big Crown families. Here are the details:
Live at South House Jersey City:
DJ Prestige spins funky 45s!
Pedestrian Plaza on Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ
End your summer on a high note (literally), as DJ Prestige joins forces with Ford’s Gin and Salvation Taco to bring his vibe to the rooftop of The Pod Hotel in NYC and April Bloomfield’s Salvation Taco on Sunday September 4th.
DJ Prestige x Salvation Taco
145 East 39th Street
2pm-6pm set | FREE
Friday July 8th DJ Prestige returns to one of the best venue in Jersey City, Fox & Crow to get funky with Pat Van Dyke and his full band in the Parlour. We have been doing this gig for almost a year, and every time it gets bigger and bigger. Pat enlists some of the best players and a horn section to keep it funky, while DJ Prestige digs deep into his crates for nothing butt he best funky 45’s. This is an intimate room, and the food and drink are top notch. Hope to see you all out! #FREE
DJ Prestige x Pat Van Dyke w/ full band
Fox & Crow
594 Palisade Ave | Jersey City
21+ w/ ID | FREE
This Wednesday July 6th I will be getting down with my brother from another, Pat Van Dyke and his rotating cast of NYC musicians at the newly rebranded Bar Bell (formerly The Leadbelly) in the Lower East Side/ Chinatown section of Manhattan in NYC. Pat is known for getting funky and I will be too with and exclusive set of funky 45s at 9:30 PM. Music starts at 8 PM. FREE. Come through.
Along with vinyl records, my other interest is football aka soccer. A fan of the New York Red Bulls for over 10 years, I was recently contacted to be a part of Heineken Soccer’s #RivalryWeek with Major League Soccer. Along with a group of New York Redbulls supporters as well as supporters from NYCFC, we were photographed in our own environment speaking on our club, and what the rivalry meant to us. It was a great time working with MLS again, and a huge shout out to the team and photographer Erin Glover for coming through the Greenville Studios to take photos and interview me for this prestigious event. I’m a proud supporter of the club, and am honored they chose me to give my thoughts on the Hudson River Derby. New York is definitely RED. Check out the story here.
New York Derby: Fans in Blue and Red
Check the mix I did for NY Redbulls this year entitled As Long As We’re Breathing:
This Saturday night I’ll be guesting at Steady Sound System’s Musical Stampede reggae night in Harrison, NJ. It will be an evening along side Greene Goblin, Judge Knotte, and Kellvoyant spinning vintage reggae on all 45s. Steady Sound System has been holding it down for well over a decade, and it’s an honor to get a chance to drop some of the reggae 7″s we have amassed over the years. Here is the info on the night:
Steady Sound System presents:
Musical Stampede w/ Selectors:
Greene Goblin, Judge Knotte, Kellvoyant
Special Guest Selector:
DJ Prestige (FleaMarket Funk)
The Green Room
203 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. East
We’re back this Friday at The Leadbelly in the LES of New York City. We will be pulling a Grand Puba and celebrating 360 degrees of music, what goes around comes around, from 10PM until late. We just lost Prince and Billy Paul, so we’ll be spinning a good helping of raw funk and soul, quality hip hop, vintage reggae, greasy jazz, R&B, as well as funky drum breaks all night. It’s FREE, so there is no excuse to come shake it at one of NYC’s best spots to take a date and to throw a party. Here are the details:
360 Degrees of Music
14B Orchard Street
New York City
Since my son was born four years ago, I’ve played him music. When we first brought him home from the hospital, I sat him in his carrier and played Curtis Mayfield and Donnie Hathaway for him. As he’s grown, he has been listening to everything I do. From the everyday FleaMarketFunk content to Blue Note jazz, psych rock and beyond. When we drive in the car, I try to mix it up for him all the time. He tells me exactly what he likes and what he doesn’t like. When I first started playing Dilla instrumentals for him last year, he kept asking who it was. I would say Dilla or Jay Dee. Then I started playing the House Shoes King James Version mix as well that contained all original samples. He said he liked it. A friend passed me a mix almost ten years ago labeled Proper Dilla Shit that was in with a bunch of CDs and after we moved to Jersey City, I put it in the car. My son fell in love with it. He loved all the samples, the scratching, and especially got excited when it would say “Dilla Dilla!” or his signature Mantronix horn sample would ring out. From then on, he was always asking: Dad, is this Dilla?” when it played. Now it’s all he wants to listen to in the car.
He loved all the samples, the scratching, and especially got excited when it would say “Dilla Dilla!” or his signature Mantronix horn sample would ring out.
Dilla. Five letters that represent one of the greatest producers of our lifetime. I’m not a Dilla expert, merely a fan of his work. So since my son is obsessed with some of his music, I decided to do an all live, improptu, off the cuff mix of original Dilla tracks, Dilla produced tracks, artist tribute tracks, posthumous songs, and original samples the talented producer chopped and flipped. This is in no way a retrospective or an all encompassing mix, just an idea I had inspired by my four year old’s reaction to the music. On a side note, we don’t listen to the rap songs (with curses), mostly the instrumentals, as he really gets excited at what he hears. I tried to include as many of them as I could. The others are some I really dig and also spin out at gigs. Dilla has touched so many people, I thought that the way he got through to my youngest was really special. He was coming in and out of the studio while I was recording it and gave the double thumbs up, so that’s cool. I hope you dig it, and if you do, feel free to pass it on.
Dad Is This Dilla? Track List:
J Dilla – Love Jones
Flying Lotus – Fall In Love (Dilla Tribute)
J Dilla – 1 For The Treble 2 For The Bass
J Dilla – Take Notice
Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me
J Dilla – Stop
Madlib – The Mystery (Dilla’s Still Here)
Stereolab – Come and Play In The Milky Night
Busta Rhymes – Show Me What You Got
J Dilla- Body Movin’
J Dilla – Coming Home
Illa J & Cue D – See That Boy Fly
Dilla – Airworks
Common & D’Angelo – So Far To Go
DOOM – Firewood Drum Stix
Mobb Deep & Havoc – 24K Rap
Daryl Reeves – Donut Man
Dilla – Time; The Donut of The Heart
Dilla – Brazillian Groove
Phife feat. No Name – Four Horseman
The Impressions – We Must Be In Love
Pharoah Monch – Love
Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto (Jay Dee Remix)
Jaylib – The Jam
Mos Def feat. Talib Kweli – History (Instrumental)
The As Long As We’re Breathing Mix by DJ Prestige was featured on the New York Red Bulls site. Check out the article below:
“To me, all of these tunes represent a day at Red Bull Arena with good mates, having a beer, screaming your head off and going mental for 90 minutes or more, then hopping on the PATH back home to get back to life. It’s an atmosphere that’s very unique. As long as we’re breathing, we’ll cheer for the Metro.”