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Qool Marv LIVE at Dumbo House - 1 September 2018 - Black In The 80s V1
September 02, 2018 11:03 AM PDT
Qool Marv LIVE at Dumbo House - 1 September 2018 - Black In The 80s V1
Photo credit: Jamel Shabbazz https://www.collater.al/en/jamel-shabbazz-sights-the-city-new-york-street-photographs/Minding Michael Parts 1-5 - Qool Marv Recorded Live at Tillmans - June 27 2009
August 29, 2018 02:22 PM PDT
Minding Michael Parts 1-5 - Qool Marv Recorded Live at Tillmans - June 27 2009
This was 5 different uploads back in 2009 when I didn't have the space on my podcast site to upload a file this large - now, when you're in the mood for a MJ marathon, you only have to click play once.
Here are words from the original post:
"Blessed with 48 hours before I’d get my chance to go public with my mix of MJ (actually, not even because I spent all Friday evening at my son’s uncle’s “bye high school/off to Princeton party), I had my mind on Michael. Roughly 75% of these songs, I’ve never played in public. This is my translation of Michael as a fan and DJ, as a boy who grew up with stronger together black family vibes and Black is Beautiful all up in my head, and as a man who still embraces that exuberant idealism by perpetuating it and sustaining it through the magic of the music in the mix. This is one of those ‘can’t remember what I did last night’ sets, although, my first and only glass of red wine didn’t happen until after 3:30am. Dressed in a white shirt, black necktie, black dress slacks, black shoes, & white socks – I was dress to thrill and did so with rhythmic reverence.
Reverence describes the approach to laying out all of these songs over the course of a late night at Tillman’s. I wanted to be neat in the mix keeping in mind that I wanted most of these songs to play in their entirety. I’m not racing through these songs because I have five hours to work with in a lounge with a plush sound system. The atmosphere and design of Tillman’s wraps around you like a mahogany gold soul blanket. There are many instances where I nab the very last beat or vocal to bridge the song playing with the next up. Suspending my love for the pleasure center pleasing tease of the sonic subtleties of long blends to showcase Michael’s songs, and not so much of my style or technique, I guess that this would be the long form/long attention span tribute approach: blended for relaxed listening and appreciation."Qool Marv LIVE at Ludlow House Sunday Brunch - 26 August 2018 | MatriculatinRhythm | Say Cheeeeeeeeese
August 26, 2018 05:20 PM PDT
Qool Marv LIVE at Ludlow House Sunday Brunch - 26 August 2018 | MatriculatinRhythm | Say Cheeeeeeeeese
My son moved into his dorm room, at Yale, on August 24 2018.
Feelin' how I'm feelin'
= Qool Marv livin' life like it is golden, Low Profile Style.
Always with the realest smiles.Qool Marv LIVE at Dumbo House Brooklyn NYC - 20 August 2018 - And Still I Rise | Still Believe
August 21, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
Qool Marv LIVE at Dumbo House Brooklyn NYC - 20 August 2018 - And Still I Rise | Still Believe
Many styles, blended smooth.
Picture by David Burk
August 12, 2018 08:21 AM PDT
Qool DJ Marv LIVE at NYC DOPE Day Party at Harlem Beer Garden - August 11 2018
Great to DJ with Jon Quick and Marc Smooth, both of whom I go back with to my earliest days in New York. Quick and me, brothers in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, reminisced about DJing together at the Brooklyn Y way back in 1993. Marc Smooth & Cosi are legends in New York as they carry forward, the music and energy of a brilliant era that many refer to as Golden. Well known for their foundation and growth of a party called Freedom, in 2017, they began a new groove called NYC Dope.Qool DJ Marv at ENSE Launch Party - July 31 2018 - Rooftop of Paypal HQ NYC
August 09, 2018 09:39 AM PDT
Qool DJ Marv at ENSE Launch Party - July 31 2018 - Rooftop of Paypal HQ NYC
Ense - like insta for voice. Co-created by co-creator of Venmo, Iqram A. Iqram is also a musician and on this night, he was also host, technician, performer, set it up and break it down man...the last pic in this set (see IG link) is him, on the left, rolling up a carpet. Enriched and humble, amazing combination of attributes. Special bonus at the end of this set, a little bit of an impromptu jam session with Mamadou Ba and Marlon Saunders…with Iqram on supporting vocals.QoolDJMarv live at Imprint - A Literary Celebration - July 11 2018 at Littlefield in Brooklyn NYC
August 09, 2018 08:42 AM PDT
QoolDJMarv live at Imprint - A Literary Celebration - July 11 2018 at Littlefield in Brooklyn NYC
Qool DJ Marv loves playing (to) the smart set. Great people, well read and well-intended.
Celebrating Words Without Borders, Literary Freedom Project, We Need Diverse Books, NYC Books through Bars, 826NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company! Thank you Katie from Riverhead Books!Qool Marv LIVE at Dumbo House - 21 May 2018 // Because Monday Nights Are Meant For... // Overlooking Money Makin
May 22, 2018 01:20 PM PDT
Qool Marv LIVE at Dumbo House - 21 May 2018 // Because Monday Nights Are Meant For... // Overlooking Money Makin
Dumbo House is a legendarily uniquely beautiful oasis that sits on the East River, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges
1st of many Buttamilk Worldwide // Low Profile international sets because Qool DJ Marv is at Dumbo House Every Monday evening from golden hour to high moon.
May 10, 2018 02:36 PM PDT
Qool Marv Plays at HBO Films Premiere of Fahrenheit 451 at TAO Downtown New York City on May 8 2018
Hear this mix, see the film, then listen again and see how I braid the aural atmosphere of the party with plot, themes and visuals of the film. The audience re-experiences the film, unwittingly, while immersed in revelry at the celebration.
Gotta Get Up (Another Day) (Featuring 4Hero) - Jill Scott
@qooldjmarv x @hbo
Thank you HBO for having me conduct the musical atmosphere at events for series, films and documentaries. I can't say I imagined 20 years of getting that call. At the Fahrenheit 451 party last night (May 8 '18) you all could hear how concept meets execution and you could see how the party went from warm glow to blazing hot.
"Your events should not sound like any other network's party, your parties should be as unique as your programming." (Paraphrasing)
From there, I asked for the 1st 90mins of that Sopranos party to show what I had in mind. At some point Little Steven from Bruce Springsteen's band looked at me and gave me the thumbs up (I'd pitched doing a Classic Rock set to open the party) and the events folks noticed and also gave me thumbs up. Highlight of that night was having David Chase - creator of the Sopranos, come up on stage with his wife and they both told me how they noticed and enjoyed what I was doing with the music.
Side note to that story is that the Sopranos party was on a Sunday...the night before, I was in Paris and the night before that, I was in Ireland... BTW, friends in Ireland have offered me space for my 1st lecture that will weave DJ culture with sociology and a bit of history.
Happening in 2018!
May 10, 2018 11:48 AM PDT
Qool Marv High On The Verve at Soho House NYC - 32nd Re-Vision - May 5 2018 - When It Is Warm Inside // So Marvelous
There is a method to the magic in the way Qool DJ Marv presents and plays music. He tunes into the atmosphere of the venue and the energy of the people, and then he blends what he sees with what he hears. Intertwining many styles for many faces from many places, Qool DJ Marv captivates you with his blend. The fluid flow and continuously ascending momentum of his wide-ranging sets is inviting, hypnotic, and breathtaking. Qool DJ Marv crafts an unforgettable feel good, get down party where everyone in the room will hear something that they enjoy. It’s as if he knew you were coming.
Cool calm collected and mellow kind of fellow.
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