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#TBT: Kele From Bloc Party

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If you’ve been a fan of Dim Mak for awhile now, the name Kele Okereke probably rings a bell. If it doesn’t, the name Bloc Party definitely should. Kele is the frontman for award-winning British rock band Bloc Party who released their self-titled EP on Dim Mak back in 2004! Bloc Party also performed at our beloved #DimMakTuesdays at Cinespace and we’ll always consider them to be a special part of the Dim Mak family.

Bloc Party “Banquet”

 

Bloc Party “Tulip” (filmed at Cinespace and The Knitting Factory in 2007)

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Kele is currently touring North America in support of his “Heartbreaker” EP, out now on Crosstown Rebels and available on Beatport. The album features four tracks that display Kele’s love for underground electronic dance music. Here’s a quote from Kele about the EP:

“I’ve always loved the inclusive and spiritual nature of house music, so the opportunity to make music for the most iconic and influential house music label in the UK is a dream come true for me.”

On Monday, February 10th, we are honored to be hosting this talented musician at Sound Nightclub where Kele will be performing a special dj set. The event is FREE with RSVP – head to dimmakevents.com to get on the guest list!

Peep Kele’s “Heartbreaker” EP:

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6th Grade Heavy Metal band ‘Unlocking The Truth’ will rock your socks off!

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Today’s lesson:

Be a bully,
wind up homeless.
Even if you’ve already seen sixth-grade metal band Unlocking The Truth rocking out in New York’s Times Square(See Below) or Apollo Theater, it’s worth watching this beautiful new video, in which they open up about their private lives.

“Since I wear nail polish, which is not normal … people bother me about it,” says band member Malcolm Brickhouse, who hails from the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. “At times it offends me, at times it doesn’t. So I just write songs about it.”

Jarad Dawkins, of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood, who has been playing with Brickhouse since the two were just 5 years old, says he’s writing a book about people “who are being bullied in school.” His characters find wealth and fame after forming a band, while those who judged them “have become homeless.”

“It’s based on a true story,” Dawkins explains in the video.

Despite the teasing at school, these two are quickly gaining the fame (though perhaps not the cash) envisioned in Dawkins’ book.

Brickhouse may have summed up the irony best in an interview with The Village Voice in September: “You can hate all you want, but at least you’re talking about me.”
(via HUFFPOST)