Check out this super awesome fusion of Shimmy Shimmy Ya by Ol’ Dirty Bastard mixed with Jelly Roll by Donald Byrd. Not many people can pull off a super cool mix including a Jazz legend and a Wu-Tang member but Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones the founders of Shaolin Jazz can. They’ve been able to do this with the second single from Byrd Over Staten, a tribute EP dedicated to the late Donald Byrd. If you like what you hear feel free to download the full EP here.
Music is something that’s essential to everyone’s soul. It can make you feel things you never knew you could feel, make you do things you never thought you’d do, but most importantly allow you to vibe for just a brief second to enjoy a moment in time. That’s what this EP has allowed me to remember while listening to the creativity to blend classic hip-hop tracks with one of the most notable jazz musicians. As you vibe out to this project definitely let me know what you think about it by commenting below.
After recently launching their new endeavor Can I Kick It?, which is a free event that takes place every fourth Tuesday night at Song Byrd located at 2477 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C. At this event, you can expect to see a film experience catered to the lovers of Kung-Fu flicks infused with cool hip-hop and jazz fused music while enjoying a bite or a beer. At each event cult classic martial art films are screened while being scored by a blend of hip-hop, soul, funk, and jazz music mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. This is tremendously special considering you’re witnessing a live remixed soundtrack to the movies that feature select music and DJ techniques to accentuate elements of specific scenes and fighting sequences throughout the screening.
Now if that’s not the best way to kick it on a Tuesday night in the Chocolate City I don’t know what is. For the next event coming up on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, they’ll be showcasing the great film IP Man featuring Donnie Yen the mentor of the iconic legend Bruce Lee .from 6p-9p. Stay tuned as we continue to share more details of the event as the date gets closer.