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NYC Recap at Ritual Movement

Another dope night in Brooklyn thanks to the homie @pudgemental and his Ritual Movement monthly / @dj2tonejones blessed the crowd at @basquiatsbottle, along with @sabineblaizin and pudge.
If you’ve never been to a Ritual Movement party, you won’t be disappointed and stay tuned for more recap of our #NYC trip.
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SOUND PATTERNS / The Warriors Art Exhibition / 12.7.18

In celebration of our CAN I KICK IT? screening of “The Warriors” (on 12.8.18 at The Kennedy Center) we’re excited to announce that we’ll be conducting our SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition, on 12.7.18, featuring a range of works inspired by the movie – capturing the essence of the classic film.

This special edition of SOUND PATTERNS will take place on Friday December 7th at the Victor L. Selman Gallery (3305 8th St NE – Brookland), from 7 – 11 PM, and will include music by SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones.  For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / 12.8.18 / at The Kennedy Center

The Furies or Baseball Furies – the most iconic of the gangs featured in The Warriors.
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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / Saturday December 8th, 2018 / The Kennedy Center / For tickets/info click here.

“Scalp ‘Em”

“Scalp ‘Em” feat/fusing Method Man, Ghostface, and Raekwon with “Kasalefkut-Hulu” by Mulatu Astatke / from our first album entitled SHAOLIN JAZZ The 37th Chamber (2011).  Video by @soulcinematic

The Gangs of the Warriors

Check out a rendition of a 1979 New York subway map, designed by New Y’shua, based on the location of the gangs featured in the movie “The Warriors.”

CAN I KICK IT? / feat “The Warriors” / 12.8.18 / The Kennedy Center / For tickets and additional info click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ – “Influences 2.0”

Check out our “Influences 2.0” design which takes stylistic cues from pop art and graffiti and fuses them with SHAOLIN JAZZ’s more specific cultural influences of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts.

To customize this design on a range of apparel and or home goods click here.

Sweet Nancy from Shaolin / Media-Only Recap

A few months ago we decided to conduct a media-only listening session for our Sweet Nancy from Shaolin album, with goals of creating a platform for 2-Tone to wax-poetic about the making of the project while at the same time giving attendees a true (hip-hop) heads experience.

We brought in notable music journalist Marcus K Dowling (Complex, Pitchfork, VICE) who expertly led the conversation between he and 2-Tone allowing 2-Tone to delve deep into the stories and various nuances of the making of specific tracks which culminated into the making of our best SHAOLIN JAZZ album to date.

Thanks to Marcus K Dowling for setting the conversation and tone, props to Chuck Levin’s for allowing us to use their studio for the session – the sound design helped to punctuate the experience, much appreciated to Calabash Tea & Tonic, Stella’s PopKern, Bjorn’s Bakes, Hero Heads Clothing, and Red Bull for providing beverages, bites, and apparel to fuel the vibe, and, of course, big shouts to everyone who attended.

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“Sweet Nancy from Shaolin”

Check out our “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” design which is inspired by our album of the same name where we fused the vocals and instrumentals from jazz great Nancy Wilson with the acappellas from the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

You can fit a curated selection of apparel and home-goods by clicking here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Born Invincible / 8.28.18

This month join us on Tues August 28th at Songbyrd, for our next CAN I KICK IT? as we screen a the martial arts cult classic Born Invincible starring Carter Wong.  And you can now enjoy CAN I KICK IT? in all three rooms (upstairs and downstairs) of Songbyrd.

To RSVP/more info click here.