The Internets has definitely introduced me to some very talented individuals. Moving to NYC has allowed me to meet said individuals in person so I could personally experience just how cool they are in person. The Internets never lets me down.
That being said, it is my pleasure to tell you about two awesome people I have come to know in my time here in the Big Apple: Allan Cole and Darien Victor Birks. These two could merit their own posts of awesomeness, but the purpose of this post in particular is to tell you about a new project Allan and Darien have launched together called The Stuyvesants:
“The Stuyvesants” is a collaborative effort between music producer Allan Cole (Algorythm), and record collector Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt). Both reside in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. The two wanted to work together on a project where they could incorporate several of their talents, related to music and design. They wanted to do this under a moniker that would pay homage to the ’70s. The collaboration allowed them to do four major things, design, beat dig, produce amazing music, and simply have fun.
It just launched today, so get it while it’s hot. The music is nice and funky, and I’ve been enjoying it (quietly) for the past few days. These tracks are definitely great for the summertime. I tend to get lost on my way to and from Brooklyn (every time!), and I suppose this will be some good getting-lost-in-BK music for my iPod. Download, cop a t-shirt, and learn more over at The Stuyvesants.
Shouts to BK (another awesome friend via the Internets) for his lovely photography work.