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Funk It’s Forecastle Music Festival 2014 Highlight Video and other clips

Spanish Gold

It’s great to have a top notch music festival in my own back yard. Louisville, Kentucky’s Waterfront Park is the perfect venue for such an event and Forecastle Festival has grown into it perfectly. Below you’ll find my video recap/review of the festival and several other clips I captured last weekend.

Funk It’s Forecastle Festival 2014 Highlight Video:
Featuring: Soul Rebels Brass Band, Jalin Roze, Spanish Gold, Dwight Yoakam, Band of Horses, TUnE-yArDs, Glitter Titz DJs, KYGO, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Flume, Outkast, Slint, Jack White & Beck:

Jack White – Icky Thump (inc. 99 Problems [Jay-Z lyrics] and Misirlou [Dick Dale cover]):

Jack White – Seven Nation Army:

Jalin Roze

Jalin Roze – Spottieottiedopaliscious / That’s Just How We Do,
In The House (ft. JD Green):

Jalin Roze – KY Get The Money:

Spanish Gold – Day Drinkin’, There Is Something In My Heart (Ghetto Brothers cover):

Spanish Gold – Don’t Leave Me Dry:

Slint – Darlene, Pam:

Slint – Washer:

Slint – Ron, Good Morning Captain:

Soul Rebels Brass Band:

Dwight Yoakam:

Outkast – Gasoline Dreams > ATLiens:

And a few more clips can be found here.

CrossFiya featuring Talib Kweli, Rahzel, Chali 2na, Break Science, Soul Rebels & Fyre Dept

CrossFiya

The Soul Rebels 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Testify [Kanye West cover] (with Eric Krasno), Thank You [Jay-Z Medley] (inc. Ain’t No Love & Hard Knock Life), My Time, I Made It, Show Me What You Got [Jay-Z cover]

Soul Rebels with Rahzel

The Soul Rebels with Razhel 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Rahzel solo set > Rock The Bells [LL Cool J cover]

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Talib Kweli & Jesus Coomes

Words by Bee Getz:

Again, Fiyawerx Productions provided a break from the norm as it pertains to Jazz Fest, and this eclectic booking on the hip-hop side of the tracks provided a thrilling look at one of the best kept secrets in the game: Fyre Dept. This NYC- based production squad includes drummer Adam Deitch (clad appropriately in a NAS Illmatic t-shirt and his ubiquitous headphones), Eric Krasno on guitar, and the brothers Coomes, bassist E.D. “Jesus” and older brother (and Fyre Dept. OG) Tyler “TYCOON Beats.” Break Science keyboardist Borahm Lee rounded out the team, and they took the stage after De La SOUL REBELS and proceeded to destroy the packed house with authoritative, meditative beats, samples and classic loops. Beginning with some Ghostface Killah and J Dilla instrumentals, soon the Fyre Dept was fully ablaze. Deitch held down the head snapping breaks, and the brothers Coomes’ tasteful, minimalist approach had people marveling at how this here hip-hop sounded so alive, present, yet sacrificing absolutely no integrity in the name of dopeness.

Fyre Dept 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
??? > ??? > Body Movin’ [J Dilla cover], Fever, ?That’s The Way It’s Got To Be?, Flankenstein > ???, ???

Within a few songs, Rahzel grabbed a microphone and stormed the stage. After some beatboxing workouts to get warm, “The Godfather of Noize” blessed the people with a distinctive medley of Whole Darn Family’s “7 Minutes of Funk” break, interspersed with verses and portions of its two most popular children – EPMD’s “It’s My Thang” and Jay-Z/Foxy Brown’s classic “Ain’t No N*gg*.” The Fyre Dept. then flawlessly worked into NAS’ “NY State of Mind” instrumental while Rahzel delivered original lyrics, along with a version of Bob Marley’s “Jammin’” for a refrain.

Fyre Dept with Rahzel 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
???, Ain’t No Nigga [Jay-Z cover], NY State of Mind [Nas cover], Jammin’ [Bob Marley cover] / Voice Box

Fyre Dept with Talib Kweli

At this point in the show, things were wild on the dancefloor, yet extremely focused on the stage. The band brought out legendary Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli and the posse brought forth a medley of songs old and new. Beginning with “Cold Rain,” Kweli showed everyone just why he’s revered as a lyricist and performer. They brilliantly segued into his seminal anthem “The Blast” from the Reflection Eternal project of the Rawkus era; this slice of heat had damn-near everybody correctly pronouncing his name, with not a single thing left to question. “Hot Thing” was dedicated to all the lovers, and Kweli made sure to shout out Babyface as he dipped into this summertime park jam for the boo’d up set.

Fyre Dept with Talib Kweli 5/3/14 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Cold Rain, The Blast, What’s Real, Hot Thing, State of Grace, I Try, Get By

The Fyre Dept/Kweli collaboration reached fevered pitches as the BK MC and the veritable NY/LA dream team laced up a victorious version of “I Try” before spicing up things with a samba-influenced take on Kweli’s uplifting mantra “Get By.” This conclusion of the set had an army of heads chanting the chorus “Just to Get By” at the top of their one-hundred strong lungs; Fiyawerx Productions and the Fyre Dept. could agree on one thing, there was no putting out this CrossFiya.

Eric Krasno & Talib Kweli

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Break Science 5/3/14 New Orleans @ Howlin’ Wolf
Now You Want More, ???, Owner of a Lonely Heart [Yes cover], Brain Reaction, ???

Break Science with Chali 2na 5/3/14 New Orleans @ Howlin’ Wolf
Guns Drawn, Comin’ Thru, International

VIDEOS: Dumpstaphunk with Freekbass 10/24/13 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners

Dumpstaphunk in Louisville

Dumpstaphunk – October 24, 2013
Louisville, KY @ Headliners (Part 1 of 3)

Fight The Power [Isley Bros. cover] (with Freekbass), Funk With A Capital “G” [Quazar cover], My Freedom, Put It In The Dumpsta

Dumpstaphunk – October 24, 2013
Louisville, KY @ Headliners (Part 2 of 3)

Lt. Dan > Drum solo > Money Maker [Ludacris] > Public Service Announcement [Jay-Z] > Vivrant Thing [Q-tip] > Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin]

Dumpstaphunk – October 24, 2013
Louisville, KY @ Headliners (Part 3 of 3)

Paper Chasing Britney (inc. Shine It On > You Can Make It If You Try [Sly Stone cover])

VIDEO 1: Canon G20
VIDEO 2: Canon Vixia HF21
VIDEO 3: Canon T3i Rebel
VIDEO 4: iPhone 5 (Put It In The Dumpsta)
AUDIO: Sony ECM-MS908C > Canon Vixia HF21

Full Setlist:
01. Water [Graham Central Station cover]
02. Dirty Word
03. Funk With A Capital “G” [Quazar cover]
04. They Don’t Care
05. Everybody Want Sum
06. Paper Chasing Britney (inc. Shine It On > You Can Make It If You Try [Sly Stone cover])
07. Blueswave
08. Put It In The Dumpsta
09. Reality of the Situation
10. Lt. Dan > Drum solo > Money Maker [Ludacris] > Public Service Announcement [Jay-Z] > Vivrant Thing [Q-tip] > Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin]
11. My Freedom
12. Dancing To The Truth
Encore:
13. Fight The Power [Isley Bros. cover] (with Freekbass)

MoJoFlo – October 24, 2013
Louisville, KY @ Headliners

Sho Would:

Tony Hall - Bass In Your Face