Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Review: DJ DS 'Vibes'

On June 10th, Louisville turntablist DJ DS (aka DJ Divine Struggle, aka Derrick Smith) released a full length album of instrumentals titled Vibes. Despite being a mainstay in the Louisville electronic scene, and working with numerous Kr8vN8vs artists including Rmllw2llz and Ralph Blacc, Vibes is his first full length release.  From the first track, Late Night Expedition, the album flows effortlessly from track to track, mixing numerous sounds from the 90s electronic world including the mischievousness of Slick Rick, the noir trip hop of Portishead, and the auditory illusion of DJ Shadow, while creating a sound that is current and all his own; which crescendos on From The Shadows, the 1st single from Vibes.  Dedicated to the memory of his nana, Gladys Warnell, who also shares a writing credit, undoubtedly in the way that the people in our lives shape how we interpret the world, the instrumental album paints a story of family and personal history; as well as personal struggle. In speaking about the construction of the album, DS explained to 37FLOOD "I ran from music out of spite for how music affected my childhood but like all things we are destined for, it called me back in many ways." And we are glad it did.


Monday, June 24, 2019

6/29: Hawks Album Release Show At Care Less

Louisville Heartland rockers, HAWKS, will be playing an album release show this Saturday, June 29th, at Care Less for their Truth Will Out LP. Kentucky Cowhands will be opening. Event info here.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

6/19 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration with Kr8vN8vs & Louisville Is For Lovers

We are proud to co-host the 2nd annual Juneteenth Celebration with Kr8vN8vs & Louisville Is For Lovers!

Starting at 8pm at Butchertown Social artists from Kr8vN8vs & Louisville Is For Lovers will perform all night in a family atmosphere with both food and drink specials. The celebration is free and open to all.

About Juneteenth:
Known as 'Juneteenth', 'Emancipation Day', or 'Freedom Day', this annual holiday originated out of Texas and has been celebrated for 150 years commemorating the end of slavery following the Civil War, and continues to be an important, if underreported, holiday in America and is celebrated every June 19th.

Event Info Here.