Public Records proudly presents an all night musical journey by music historian, sample excavator, and globally renowned DJ, Amir Abdullah, at heart a “crate digger” who is adamant about preserving the history of Black American music. From 1996-2016 he was one half of the legendary mixtape and DJ duo Kon & Amir while also concurrently holding high-ranking positions at Wax Poetics and Fat Beats. He started his 180 Proof Record label in 2011 as a way to release the back catalog and unreleased sessions from Strata Records. Founded by the late Blue Note Artist Kenny Cox, this Detroit imprint not only cut Jazz records during the early to mid-1970s, they also distributed food to the community, provided educational services for children in the neighborhood and would hold events in the small café called the Strata Gallery. Expect rare unearthed grooves and unmatched energy all driven by a passion of music and community.
Saturday May 18, 2019
10:00 pm - 4:00 am
Amir Abdullah, Brooklyn, Public Records