AYBEE | On Sun Ra, Improvisation , and the Musicians mission.

AYBEE sits down with esteemed Chicago-based music writer and curator John Corbett to explore the deeper meaning behind Sun Ra’s work and examine the roles that improvisation and experimentation serve in times of political and social upheaval. Corbett is well placed to discuss such issues, as he’s the acclaimed author of books such as Travelling …

AYBEE | RA Podcast 550

In the mix for RA’s 550 Podacast | Interview here. Tracklist / San Juan Pueblo (Tewa) Butterfly Dance Gael Segalen – Ascension Billy Cobham – Inner Conflicts DFLN – Signs Captian P. – Escapism Pied Plat – Ode To Ede The Bazile Republic – Brotherhood Smoke Damon Bell – Land Of Merowe AYBEE – We …

[DBR-V030] AYBEE – THE ODYSSEY LP

Deepblak’s Chief Alchemist AYBEE will release his fourth full-length studio album, The Odyssey, in November 2016. As befitting its grand title, this newest long-player finds him concerned with personal journeys: both the personal one that has brought him to this point – living in Berlin, 15 years since founding Deepblak in his native Oakland – …

A MESSAGE | A Film by AYBEE

AYBEE has unveiled his second short film, ‘A Message’ – the follow-up to his directorial debut, ‘The Gift’, which premiered at Washington DC’s Forward electronic creative culture & new media festival in 2015 and featured appearances by Levon Vincent, Fred P and Christopher Rau. As with the prior film, ‘A Message’ is directed and scored …

DFLN aka Derrick Curtis (Remembering)

I did not want to have to write this… We should never want to write these type of things. Because in writing I felt that somehow i was letting go, and that is something I am not prepared to do. A little more than 48hrs ago i was laughing at Derrick. Last week we had …

[DBR-V027] DFLN – The Way I Feel EP

The multi-talented North Carolina native Derrick Curtis known as DFLN (Dreams From Last Night) makes his debut on Deepblak. Brought to our attention a few years back DFLN has been a consistent source of inspiration with the freshness of his perspective, and sonic tapestry. Isolated from club/dance culture in N.C. lends to an authenticity of …

[DBR-V024] Orion 70 (aka AYBEE) – BOOK OF RHYTHM EP

Title – BOOK OF RHYTHM EP Cat# – DBR-V024 Artist – Orion 70 (aka AYBEE) Label – Deepblak Format – 12” Style – Techno Release Date – March 2016 Distributor – Crosstalk Intl. http://www.crosstalkintl.com/ Tracklisting A1. BOOK 01 B1. BOOK 02 B2. BOOK 03 AYBEE reboots his Orion 70 moniker after several years dormancy following …

[DBR-V026] Octo Octa – Further Trips EP

Brooklyn based producer Octo Octa aka Michael Morrison comes to Deepblak after releasing some of most stunning House tunes of the last few years. His “Further Trips” EP shows off his knack for lush rich grooves, and melodies that are intoxicating in nature. The drive, and atmosphere of Morrison’s productions are what led Deepblak’s AYBEE …

THE G I F T | A Film by AYBEE

Title – THE GIFT Cat# – DBR-FLM01 Artist – AYBEE Label – Deepblak Format – Film Release Date – May 2015 “THE GIFT” is the story of a mysterious Radio, and its journey through intersecting lives. Shot in Berlin we follow the radio across the city as we learn of its power, and influence on …