GET TOGETHER NYC W/ DJ AFRO & MANCHILDBLACK
Date(s) - 05/11/2017
Free w/ RSVP Before 11:30pm
Doors at 10pm
Residing in this bustling city that never stops moving, neither slumbers nor rests. Beneath its concrete jungle exterior and magnificent skyscrapers, this city pulsates with a vibrant energy and a heartbeat – a life force of its own. Here is where we celebrate with good music, good friends and good vibes! On Thursday, May 11th, let’s GET TOGETHER NYC at Meatpacking District hotspot SUBROSA!!! MANCHILDBLACK (The Illustrious Blacks) & DJ AFRO (Los Amigos Invisibles) will spin the best in Funk, Soul, Disco, Afro and Latin influenced dance music to keep you on the floor all night long. RU & CHUN will be on hand to host the nights festivities, plus dance trio INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR will give an electrifying live performance.
Born in Caracas, Dj Afro (aka José Luis Pardo) is a Brooklyn based Guitarist, DJ, composer and producer renowned as a founder of the Latin American band Los Amigos Invisibles.
Grammy award winner and 6 times nominee, including song of the year in 2013 (La que me gusta), Dj Afro has made his mark in Latin American dance music. Through his studio recordings, remixes, compilation albums, mixtapes, podcasts, and live performances, he has amassed a stellar body of work rich with soul and flavor.
Pardo began his DJ career in Caracas in 1995, warming up for his band Los Amigos Invisibles. Club owners quickly took notice of his eclectic musical tastes and natural ability to move any dance floor, booking him in the hottest spots all over town.
Soon after Los Amigos finished their second album “The New Sound of the Venezuelan Gozadera”, Dj Afro discovered his passion for remixing. His first assignment was a highly acclaimed remix for the NY-based alternative rock band Soul Coughing. From that day forward, his reputation as a remixer exploded. He now has over 50 remixes under his belt, for a wide variety of musicians including The Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, Julieta Venegas, Natalia Lafourcade, and Basement Jaxx.
As a recording artist, producer, media personality, tastemaker and DJ, Manchildblack is a true renaissance man. He has released four acclaimed EP’s: Awake In A Dream, My Mind’s I, Far Away/Dance With Me (under the name The Copasetic) and Love Reigns Vol. 1. The music video for his soulful single “To The Sky,” received heavy rotation on BET J/Centric. Manchildblack is the Creative Director of Hype Life Music, which co-produces the long running dance party Libation, as well as his own DJ residencies: Astro Beat and Get Together, the latter alongside DJ Afro (Los Amigos Invisibles). These popular nightlife events are inspired by Manchild’s fascination with 70s and 80s New York nightlife, where people of different races, sexual orientations and backgrounds came together to dance and fellowship to the sounds of Disco, House, Funk, Punk, New Wave, Jazz and early Hip-Hop.
Manchildblack recently launched the annual Hype Life Music Fest, dedicated to showcasing and celebrating black and brown artists in dance and electronic music. The 2016 festival garnered press coverage from news source NBCBLK. Manchild and HLM have curated and produced events for the Apollo Theater, SOB’s, AFROPUNK, Webster Hall, The Studio Museum In Harlem and has featured acclaimed DJs like Louie Vega, Black Coffee, Osunlade, Rich Medina and many more. As one half of The Illustrious Blacks, Manchildblack and his husband, Monstah Black, co-host the weekly radio show On Air w/The Blacks for WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC. Known for their electrifying live performances, the dynamic duo have released the singles “Black Like Jesus” on Hype Life Music, “Take Me Ovah” on Get Up Recordings and “Delusions of Grandeur” on Royal Advisor Records. In recent years, Manchild has become an in-demand DJ spinning a seamless mix of eclectic sounds alongside legendary spinners: Kerri Chandler, Francois K., Hot Chip, Derrick Carter and Dimitri From Paris. He’s also provided opening sets for concerts by musical artists: Meshell Ndegeocello, Seun Kuti, Jesse Boykins III, Tortured Soul & the incomparable Roy Ayers. In 2014, he was selected to be one of the faces of l’oreal’s Magic Shave print campaign, shot by famed photographer Jamel Shabazz. 2017 is already a busy year for Manchildblack as he readies brand new releases from The Illustrious Blacks, a new collaboration with DJ Afro and another solo EP.