Audio

Ikebe Shakedown Debut Now Available Digitally + Tour Dates


Ikebe Shakedown, the self-titled album from the Brooklyn-based band, plays with elements of cinematic soul, afro-funk, deep disco, and boogaloo in all the right ways.  After spending a few years together the group, named after a favorite Nigerian boogie record (and pronounced “ee-KAY-bay,”) delivers a driving set of tunes featuring a mighty horn section anchored by tight, deep-pocketed grooves. Their self-titled debut is now available digitally in their web store and other digital outlets. Digital and CD versions include 4 bonus tracks!  Also, check out Ikebe Shakedown's tour schedule after the jump.

Ubiquity Records - Web Store / iTunes / Amazon

CD and vinyl will be available June 21, 2011

Pre-Order available here.

Tour Dates

June 9 - Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY

June 10 - The Camel, Richmond, VA

June 11 - Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC

July 1 - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

July 2 - Keegan Ales, Kingston, NY

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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