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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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SHAOLIN JAZZ Interview on Know Your Scene

Today, at 6 PM, Know Your Scene, presented by music magazine DC Music Download, will be interviewing SHAOLIN JAZZ about our upcoming CAN I KICK IT? outdoor screenings at Freedom Plaza and our other projects and multimedia engagements.  Listen live at 6 PM by clicking here.

Know Your Scene spotlights some of the most influential and interesting people who shape D.C.’s music scene. Each episode offers an in-depth look into what’s happening inside the nation’s capital through topical discussions and interviews, spotlighting the music community’s unique DIY ethos and independent spirit.

Maurice Woods / WHAT’S GOOD(?)

In our 5th edition of WHAT’S GOOD(?), which drops on 5.30.18, we highlight Maurice Woods, a graphic designer who uses different mediums to capture his vision including the use of jazz and hip-hop.  Woods, who’s clients include Nike, established a nonprofit in 2004 called @InneractProject which brings graphic design education to under-served communities.

Visit shaolinjazz.com for the full read which drops on 5.30.18.

All the Fly Kids – Interview

Check out our All The Fly Kids interview.  Shouts to Geronimo on the look.  Listen here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ Interview via Geek Soul Brother

Salute to Lakita at Geek Soul Brother for the coverage and props to Ja’Mon for the connect!  To read the interview click here.