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Lefto & Kutmah – Symbiosis Mix CD + T-shirt (101 Apparel)


Lefto: As one the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, and affiliated with Brownswood Recordings, Blue Note, !K7 Records, Jazzy Sport in Japan and Do-Over parties, this bearded early riser is consistently a couple steps ahead of your average early adopter. He doesn’t wait for the next thing to land on his lap, he actively seeks it out, therefore just take a peek at his playlists on Belgium’s foremost national radio station Studio Brussel which received compliments from Rough Trade Shops, Gilles Peterson and featured on MTV Hive. However, don’t assume that he’s only working futuristic angles – no sir. Firmly rooted in jazz and hip hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in hometown Brussels. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix album for Blue Note which was well received by the community. LeFtO is forever moving forwards but always got an ear in the past. Famed for his gloriously eclectic dj sets, he switches effortlessly between hip hop, funk breaks, neck-snapping beats, future bass, south-american influences, bruk riddims and some wild african rhythms. In his country, which voted him 5th best DJ of all-time, he’s not only a deejay and producer but also curates his own stage at the Dour Festival and his successful awarded nights in Gent, Belgium. World renowned, LeFtO regularly blesses sound systems around the globe. The travel resulted in a compilation on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings with partner in crime DJ Simbad and another one for Universal.

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iCrates Interview With Amir Abdullah

“Stay humble and know your history”: An Interview with Amir Abdullah

Posted by Emily Brinkworth on Oktober 20, 2013
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One half of the legendary duo Kon & Amir, digger and producer Amir Abdullah is all about keeping it real. He met partner-in-crime Kon (Christian “Kon” Taylor) in the record bins of Boston in 1996 over a shared love for rare deep funk, soul, boogie and disco and a few months later they had recorded their first “On Track” mixtape on a Fisher Price tape deck. Now based in New York, Amir has acquired the exclusive licence and master tapes for the entire back-catalogue of iconic Detroit jazz and funk label Strata Records, the best of which he intends to rerelease in the coming months. Know your history indeed.

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