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What a great piece on DJ Ushka, activist and DJ extraordinaire based out of NYC. Her mixtape was one of Mishthi Music’s most retumbled blogs, and how great is this interview on Thanu Yakupitiyage on the show ZirZameen? Work it. Thanks Sahar Sarshar for collecting these amazing stories an follow Zir Zameen on YouTube for more.

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HELP the Sylvia Rivera Law Project RAISE $15,000 BY NOVEMBER 8TH!

The SRLP 10 Indiegogo Campaignis a month-long fund-raising drive leading up to our 10th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, November 8 @ 1199 SEIU, NYC. This is your opportunity to support the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s important work of increasing the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming

(todays studio playlist) ► My girl puttin in work on her 1st mixtape FOREIGN BROWN

"Ushka’s Dutty Artz Mixtape Monday release - Foreign Brown - weaves through hard hitting bass for the dancefloor meets good tunes meets message best felt through your hips. The 37 min mix weaves themes of migration - Lido Pimienta sings of la migra and Copia Doble Sistema remixes Sonido Guay’s tune of a person migrating north. With shout outs to women of color, #idlenomore (Tribe Called Red’s track in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence), Ana Tijoux’s Shock in support of Chile’s student protest movement, Zuzuka Poderosa’s Pisicodelia with it’s themes of anti-violence. The mix journeys through latin, hip hop, electric powwow, samba, bhangra, african (kuduro, azonto, naija), soca, champeta, house, electronica and carioca bass."


Fire Eyes ft. Lido Pimienta & Javier Alerta - Acido Azteca
Mami Moh (Chief Boima Dub)
Bayalibuza - Thornato remix
Africana - Los Rakas
Moner Alo - Brooklyn Shanti ft. Anoura
Jatt Pagal Karte ft. Jeeti - Lehmber Hussainpuri
Siempre Mas Pesa’o feat. Boogat & Madhi - Poirier
É da Nossa Cor feat. Mestre Camaleão (Sabo Remix) - Maga Bo
Let Me Love You (DJ Gregory Remix) - Bunny Mack
Oliver- D’Banj
Bum Bum -Timaya
Puto Prata Feat Bodytalk - Daniel Santos bootleg
Move to da Gyal Dem - Donae O Ft. Sarkodie
Sokode - Keche
Work - Lil Rick
Funketa (Douster remix) - Isa GT
Percolater - Cajmere
Ca Ca Ye (2melo & Thornato remix)
The Road- Tribe Called Red
Pisicodelia (Nego Mozambique Remix) - Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora
Shock (Captain Planet remix) - Ana Tijoux
Galope feat. Robertinho Barreto- Maga Bo
Cape Verdeans in Paris - Chief Boima
Bad Girls (Milangeles remix) - M.I.A.
Fisketorvet Riddim (Milangeles remix) - Copia Doble Sistema
Oye Mi Negra (Copia Doble Sistema remix) - Sonido Guay

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(Live Performance w/DJ Set- Etoro Records- London-Colombia)

Official Album Release After-Party for: Alsarah & The Nubatones

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DJ USHKA’s BIRTHDAY BASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Celebrate on the dance-floor!!!

DJ BETO (iBomba)
DJ USHKA (iBomba / Dutty Artz)

81 South 6th Street.

near Bedford (L) or Marcy (JMZ)


is a Colombian music-centric artist working out of East London’s electronic music scene. Drawing her influences from Cumbia, house, Baltimore, Champeta, Baile funk, Kuduro- and everything in between.
Isa has become a go-to in London for Latin music, as well as world artists in the EU/UK. She has done guest vocals and co-productions in conjunction with musicians such as: Toy Selectah, Joao Brasil, Dutch Rhythm Combo, Crookers, to name a few.

Alsarah, is a Sudanese born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. Born in the capital city of Khartoum, where she spent the first 8 years of her life, she relocated to Taez, Yemen with her family to escape the ever stifling regime in her native country. 
Now residing in Brooklyn, NY, she is a self-proclaimed practitioner of East-African retro-pop. Working on various projects, she most recently has been working with The Nile Project and was featured on their debut release, Aswan (named 1 of the top 5 must hear International albums of 2013 by NPR). She has also collaborated with French producer Débruit on the album Aljwal, released this past November via Soundway Records.
She will be releasing her debut album with her band Alsarah & the Nubatones in the spring of 2014.