If you ever listen to an interview with Jim Jones, Damon Dash, or any elder statesman of Harlem World, they’ll puff their chest out to say how Harlem is like the epicenter of the universe. Believe them or not for inventing fashion styles, and pioneering rap dynasties, there’s truth to it. Everything converges in their uptown area of Manhattan. Who are we to argue when we listen to Gobby, a product of that lineage. He’s a producer, also from Harlem who just put out his record “Seagate” from the New Hat EP. “Seagate” is interesting because it represents Harlem’s magnetism, in his case though, attracting the sounds of juke and house music (pay attention to the cadence of the track’s hi-hats). Then whatever other sounds that come about, let your ears be the judge. The album which dropped yesterday on UNO NYC gears up a weekend of festivities this Saturday at Tammany Hall as part of the BPM152 series. In this edition, some of the DJ lineup from the first event returns: NiRE, Old Money, Mess Kid, and Knifeshow. Newcomers this week are Physical Therapy, Don Froth, and the guest of honor Gobby.
The video is our way of cordially inviting you out this Saturday night, and follow this link to their Facebook page to RSVP.