Red Bull Music Academy DUBAI: DUST, Benji B, Nickodemus + Wriggly Scott (Another Music), Mr Yeti (Ten Thousand Yen), James Locksmith (JembeMusic) and Megadon Betamax (Voyeurhythm)

Just caught this bit of goodness… Our good mate & Local DJ, Radio Host & Wax Collector James Locksmith  is holding it down overseas and flying the flag for real music around the work at this Red Bull Music showcase in Duabi.Great to see local talent doing their thing overseas…from what I am hearing, building a bit of a following of ‘funk’ loving locals too.



Exclusive Mix: DUST DJ’s Benji B, Nickodemus and Red Bull Music Academy NuJazz (654 of 2)

Tonight sees the next instalment essential new beats and bass night from some of Dubai‘s premiere music taste-makers

DUST is the new Dubai night that is spearheading a dope mix of left-leaning heavy bass and beats and worldwide riddims. The core DUST DJs are Wriggly Scott (Another Music), Mr Yeti (Ten Thousand Yen), James Locksmith (JembeMusic) and Megadon Betamax (Voyeurhythm). “Each brings their own flavour to the parties, spinning everything from hip hop to disco to future beats and back again,” they explain. Tonight, March 23, DUST have teamed up with Red Bull Music Academy to bring out Benji B and Nickodemus to the UAE. There’s even the Info Sessions that feature individual talks and Q&A sessions with Benji B ad Nickodemus, followed by a studio session. Dubai’s music essentiality – check the DUST mix below too!

Satellite Voices: Can you introduce DUST the night and the vibe you bring to Dubai’s music scene?
DUST DJs: DUST is a monthly party focused on bringing fun people and great left of field music together; where you can hear all manner of music styles, both spun and live, that are rarely represented in Dubai’s commercial entertainment environment. So far we’ve hosted DJ Sotusura form Jordan, The Beirut Groove Collective form Lebanon and for our next party tonight March 23rd we’ve teamed up with Redbull Music Academy to bring out Benji B and Nickodemus.

SV: Can you introduce the DUST resident DJs?
DUST DJs: The core DUST DJs are Wriggly Scott (Another Music), Mr Yeti (Ten Thousand Yen), James Locksmith (JembeMusic) and Megadon Betamax (Voyeurhythm).  Each brings their own flavour to the parties, spinning everything from hip hop to disco to future beats and back again. Megadon Betamax will actually be in London on the night of the 23rd – he’s playing at The Queen of Hoxton alongside his labelmates from Voyerhythm.

SV: What do you most admire with a Benji selection?
DUST DJs: The eclectic, unpredictable depth and variety of music he plays; very much how we all like to keep our own selections. We play a lot of different sounds but some of the artists and labels based in London we follow are xxxy, Mickey Pearce, Hudson Mohawke, Mystro, Royalty, Young Turks, Eglo, Oneman, JusLikeMusic, Earnest Endeavours, Ill Move Sporadic, Dubbledge…

SV: And when it comes to Turntables on the Hudson – it’s a legendary NYC heritage night – were you inspired by Nickodemus and Giant Step from back in the day?
DUST DJs: Yes definitely, any long-running night with an eclectic music policy is an inspiration, and also Giant Step is an excellent model to learn from.

SV: What about NYC music producers and vibe, what are you listening to from New York right now?
DUST DJs: Falty Dl, DFA, Oddissee, Machinedrum, Cubic Zirconia, On The Prowl, Lewis Parker, again our tastes are quite diverse and there are too many to mention.

SV: As an insight into the Dubai music scene how does the city and the artists in the city inspire you? 
DUST DJs: The big inspiration we get from Dubai is the real lack of an established music scene and the opportunity that presents for us all to build and promote quality events and music. In addition, we’re constantly inspired by our friends, and people in general here; many of whom are equal parts passionate, talented and supportive.

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Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Gilles Peterson & James Locksmith (Jembe Music) , Thursday March 4 @ Manning Bar Sydney Uni

Niche Presents:

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra & Gilles Peterson

Thur March 4th

Manning Bar Sydney Uni

Supported by: James Locksmith (Jembe Music)



  1. Gilles P on ‘The Soul Show‘1994 Sydney,2RES
  2. Gilles P dance-floor jazz set for Brownswood Records

Niche Productions Presents: This 11 piece live afrobeat/funk/soul/latin band is simply one of the best live bands in the world and features eleven of the hottest and baddest musicians New York has to offer.

This is high energy, rhythmic, contagious and political music that turns your shoes into dancing machines and your hips into a frenzy. Antibalas has been a fixture at the crossroads of international music since their humble Brooklyn beginnings in 1998. As a group entity, they are largely responsible for reviving and innovating an obscure but dynamic style of music known as afrobeat, tirelessly spreading its gospel to over thirty countries around the world, from New York’s Rikers Island Prison to the stage of Carnegie Hall, from Tokyo to Turkey.

As collaborators, they have worked with artists such as Paul Simon, TV on the Radio, Baaba Maal, Burning Spear, Public Enemy, The Roots, Angelique Kidjo, Sinead O’Connor, and Medeski, Martin and Wood. In addition, members of Antibalas have made their imprint on recordings by Mark Ronson, Ornette Coleman, Amy Winehouse, Beck, The Foals, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and countless other bands from underground to multi-platinum, spanning the genres of funk, jazz, soul, rock, and experimental music

In 2009, members of Antibalas have arranged the music for, and are also performing on Broadway in FELA! a musical about the African icon and afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

Antibalas – War is a Crime

Antibalas – Big Man Live at The Yerba Buena Center Gardens, San Francisco, CA. June 29, 2004

Gilles Peterson is one of BBC1’s favourite presenters, with his blessing deeming an artist worldwide success. From humble beginnings as an acid jazz DJ to hosting one of the most popular radio shows worldwide, Gilles has been responsible for aiding the careers of many of the musicians around today.

In 2006 Gilles launched his most recent record labal ‘Brownswood Recordings’ after the street he used to live on. To date the label has released records by British singer/songwriter Ben Westbeech, 45 piece live act The Heritage Orchestra, Japanese punk jazz band Soil & “Pimp” Sessions, Brooklyn based pianist Elan Mehler, jazz vocalist José James, and two volumes of a soulful compilation album series called Brownswood Bubblers.

Releasing over 30 mixtape albums to date, Gilles Peterson is perhaps one of the most famous DJs on the planet, and is a regular feature at festivals all over the world.

Check out this rare live recording of Gilles in Sydney on The Soul Show, 2RES, 1994

Also check this wicked dancefloor jazz set he played for Brownswood Records @ iLL Communications 9th April

Check out Gilles Peterson Interview @ SubSub

Talks about some great interview’s, music sources and internet radio

Thursday 4 March, a night not to be missed as the finest live and DJ acts take to the stage for a party the likes of the Manning Bar has never seen! Tickets on sale Wednesday 3 February from, and all moshtix outlets.

Special guest DJ, James Locksmith (Jembe Music).

Nickodemus (Turntables On The Hudson) @ JembeMusic 3rd Bday + Oz Tour Promo Mix &; Departure Lounge Mix


Friday January 15

@ Melt (12 Kellet St Kings Cross)

Nickodemus (Turntables On The Hudson & Wonderwheel NYC)

Karsten John (Vinyl Vibes Ger)

Huwston (Knowfool)

James Locksmith

Grant Naylor on percussion


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JembeMusic Website


  1. Nickodemus On Departure Lounge Radio (Sat 9th Jan 2010)
  2. Nickodemus Australian Tour Promo


After 3 years of specialist music services, unique events, album launches, soundsystems, and now also a resourceful blog. The independent JembeMusic is turning a big 3 years old. Celebrating in style, we have two special globe trotters coming to the party. From Brooklyn NYC, legendary DJ Nickodemus returns to the heat of the Australian summer for his “Sun People” tour (how appropriate).

Come along, dance and enjoy a unique intimate show, bringing his funk, soul, hip hop, house, disco, and global beats signature, together with the eclectic dancefloor jazz selector, direct from Germany’s Vinyl Vibes party and label, Karsten John. Also spinning, are music addicts and pushers, James Locksmith and Huwston and we have one of Australia’s most sought after percussionists, Grant Naylor hitting the skins (no pun intended). This is a birthday party that everyone is invited to and certainly one not to be missed!

Limited capacity, $15 on the door, no presales!

Doors open 10pm, close 5am, no lockout

12 Kellet St Kings Cross

Nickodemus Mixes

#1 Nickodemus Australian Promo Mix

  1. “Gimme the Sunshine” by Sunshipp

  2. “Nao Posso Demorar (Dubben Remix) JuJu Orchestra by Solaris
  3. “Son Montuno” Una Mas Trio
  4. “Brookarest” by Nickodemus feat Taraf de Haidouks (The Pimps of Joytime Remix)
  5. “Gosalo” by The Pimps of Joytime
  6. “Disco Trippin” by Amplified Orchestra
  7. “N’Dini” by NIckodemus (Tal M Klein Remix)
  8. “Jennaty” by The Spy from Cairo feat Ghalia Benali
  9. “Tropical Treats Cumbia Re-edit”
  10. “Conmigo” by Nickodemus feat Sammy Ayala
  11. “Soy Del Valle” by Quantic y Su Combo Barbaro feat by Shantel
  12. “Sun Children” by Nickodemus feat The Real Live Show (Pablo Sanchez Remix)
  13. “Ala Shan” by The Spy from Cairo

#2 Nickodemus On Departure Lounge Radio, Flight #9010

Radio 2SER (107.3) Saturday, 9th January, 2010

Flight Over the Hudson with Nickodemus

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Check out Departure Lounge on Radio 2ser 107.3 or streamed @ Saturdays 3-5pm with El Chino for weekly Nu-Jazz, Funk, & Soul

Facebook fan page Here & previous show podcasts/tracklisting Here

Sun Children by Nickodemus feat The Real Live Show

Nickodemus – Funky In The Middle