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NYC: The OKAYSUMMER Pop-Up Party!


Okayplayer and Okayafrica present: The OKAYSUMMER Pop-Up Party!

+ A late-summer chance to get your DRINK + DANCE + SWIM on +

Set at the brand-new, tropical-infused, paradise-like, art oasis – an ode to the Boca Raton resorts of the 1940's - come swag out with us at The Palms this Saturday for a day and night of DJs, performances, swimming, theatrics, acts of fire, coconut cocktails, and lobster rolls.

{also: THE OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY FOR JUST A BAND's PHENOMENAL EXHIBIT "Kudishnyao!"}

There will be the infamous dumpster pools (yes, you can swim!). There will be a massive fire performance. There will be a vintage bathing suit fashion show. There will be strip bocce and bubble gun battles. There will be synchronized swim performers. There will be liquor, dance-floors, and thoughtful hedonism. There will be MUSIC.

{also: THE OFFICIAL "WELCOME BACK DRY EYE CREW" EXTRAVAGANZA}

Can you believe this ish? We can't.

Performances/DJ sets from:

+ Just A Band (Kenya)

+ Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew (Sierra Leone)

+ DJ Gravy (LargeUp / Rice and Peas)

+ MOMA

+ Jaleel Bunton (TV On The Radio)

+ Little Shalimar (Chin Chin / Reverend Vince / Big Mono)

+ Sinkane (Yeasayer)

+ Saarid (Throne of Blood)

This Saturday : Noon through 4am

$10 before 7pm : $20 after

Strictly 21+

*

The Palms

26-01 Jackson Ave.

@ the corner of 44th Dr.

Click here for a map

3 blocks from PS1

Steps from the 7, E, G, M, N, Q, R trains

...and a cheap cab ride from Manhattan.

 

Interview
Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

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Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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