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[DBR-V006] AFRIKAN SCIENCES – Means and Ways 2xLP (Reissue)

Afrikan Sciences

Afrikan Sciences universally celebrated 1st LP “Means and Ways” gets a 2xLP reboot.

DEEPBLAK | Off The Grid [ 02 ] AFRIKAN SCIENCES

Welcome to DEEPBLAK’s podcast series “Off The Grid”. OTG was created to feature the LIVE side of performance via sets from the DEEPBLAK cast, and cohorts. No rules just the artist, their gear, and whatever trajectory they decide to explore. The expectation is to have no expectation simply ride.

OTG [02] is provided by DEEPBLAK Rhythm Czar Eric Porter aka Afrikan Sciences. With his 2nd LP “Theta Wave Brain Sync” slated for Oct. 2013 he provides us with triumphant travel piloted by his unique metronome. If you are new to Afrikan Sciences then welcome. If you are already initiated then you know the score. Hold tight as we visit the distant lands that reside deep within your mind.

DEEPBLAK | OFF The Grid 02 | AFRIKAN SCIENCES by Deepblak on Mixcloud

Deepblak | Summer Releases and Movementz…

Much to cover so i will get right to it. We are half way through Deepblak’s 10th year, and i have had little time to breathe. Here’s what we have upcoming. June 7th the “AYBEE – 11:11 EP (DBR-V007)” hits stores on vinyl. I just received the Testpress from the “o1o – A Futurespective EP (FUR009)” coming on Further Records realease date (tba). July brings Afrikan Sciences much heralded project to vinyl with the “Means and Way’s EP (DBR-V008) “ with additional remixes. In August Malena Perez and AYBEE debut as the group “Traveling Phoenix” to drop the “The Ascenion EP (DBR-D030)”. As i type i am finalizing a project with Miles Sagnia for his Atmospheric Existence Label which should be hitting stores mid-summer.

September brings Damon Bell with his “Kush Musik Wax EP (DBR-V009)” also with additional remixes. Rounding out September is the “10 Years of Deepblak CD (DBR-CD001)” celebrating some of Deepblak’s pivotal releases along with a few new gems. Deep breath…also be on the lookout for an AYBEE remix coming on Tsuba for Ethyl & Huxley ‘Reflexions’, and the long awaited Blak Punk Soundsystem (Ron Trent & AYBEE) EP on Future Vision. Ok now that i got that all out…back to work. Blessings to ALL

~AYBEE

AYBEE VLOG | 7898 | Afrikan Sciences LIVE @ thePeople (Oakland)


Live Painting By Yasushi Matsui

Saturday 3.26.11 Afrikan Sciences took the helm of Oakland’s trailblazing party thePeople. Bringing to close a beautiful month that celebrated the arrival of Afrikan Sciences heralded 1st album “Means and Ways“. To see this performance in front of the home crowd further elevated the drumbeat that many are starting to catch wind to. Oakland is mapping a new territory onto it’s self in regards to all things Deep/Electric and Soul. Something Indigenous, something Beautiful, something Other. Massive love to ALL that participated in this evening. We are Deeply moved… A Historic night indeed.

Afrikan Sciences Album Release Party | 3.19.11

Please join us Saturday, March 19, 2011 as we celebrate Afrikan Sciences and the release of his album, “Means and Ways.” This event is intended to give all an opportunity to preview the album as well as meet the artist. In addition, there will be live vocal renderings performed by Tata Salah Kongo and DJ sets served by Afrikan Sciences and guests. Light refreshments, beer and wine also available for donation. To obtain more information, please contact 415-678-6064.

Saturday, March 19 at 10:00pm – March 20 at 1:00am

@

Siete Potencias Africanas Gallery
777 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155989957792268

[DBR-D029] Afrikan Sciences – Means and Ways LP

We are proud to play host to the mighty Afrikan Sciences debut album “Means and Ways”. After producing some of the most cosmic soul juggling tracks of the last decade Afrikan Sciences has finally woven together a full length. Already receiving early run from likes of Gilles Peterson Means and Ways is a watermark of rhythmic freedom. True to previous Afrikan Sciences escapades rhythmic rules are re-programmed, and tuned to cosmic frequencies. These are sounds that you need not attempt to control. Ease yourself open your mind, and let the imagination take the wheel. We hope you Enjoy.

Vinyl 12″ EP – DBR-V008 ]

*Written and produced by Eric Porter (ASCAP) for Deepblak Music.

What a disgussssssstingly good release !!!! People arent ready 4 this 1 LOL !!!! FCKIN SICK been waitin 4 some Afrikan Sciences to hit my box 4 nearly a decade !!! WELLL DONE
~ Simbad


Douglass’ preoccupation with rhythm, however, fixates on the oddities—the mutations, the dualities and instances of bare collision. His hoarded beats are gleaned from a whirlwind of origins—west London broken beat, the east coast’s ’90s house, ’40s jazz, indigenous African and Latin rhythms—but they’re deployed concurrently and unexpectedly, with cross-beats and displacement used as accents in his own pidgin dialect. ~ Resident Advisor

Afrikan Sciences – NanoRock SKANK from Deepblak on Vimeo.

AFRIKAN SCIENCES


Antenna : Transistor : picture sound motion : emotion content under pressure : The Camelwalk Slang : Crossroads Theme : Sound painter : Ancestor Transistor : Traveller Rhythm Czar : A Dub Bizzare

Afrikan Sciences (Eric Porter Douglass) stands solidly as one of the most innovative producers to surface on the west coast in near time. The Deepblak Co-Head affectionately titled the Rhythm Czar has steadily become one of the most well respected creators in Electronic music. Ever the artist Eric maintains a low profile staying true to his craftsmanship. Along with his releases on Deepblak his music has found it’s way on to other labels such as UK based Bitasweet (Bugz In The Attic), Puerto Rico based Amalgama, German based Rubaiyat, and Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint. As a student of the rhythmic arts, Eric is also an accomplished DJ/Live Performer having opened shows for acts like Outkast, Rakim, Dead Prez, played in the Band of nu soul icon Julie Dexter, appeared in clubs like the BlueNote/New York & Jazzcafe/London. His project Student Body Presents recently caught a lot of attention with the “afro punk” track “boxes” which was released on the “Black Rock Coaltion” CD (New York), and as a 7inch on Rubaiyat.

– “ This is not your usual electronica album: it’s fresh,exciting & brave enough to follow a different way; deepness galore!” Georgia Ann Muldrow (Los Angeles – Stones Throw)

In 2011 Porter released his benchmark album “Means and Ways” LP which brought him universal praise as one of the ground breaking artists/albums of the year.

Douglass’ preoccupation with rhythm, however, fixates on the oddities—the mutations, the dualities and instances of bare collision. His hoarded beats are gleaned from a whirlwind of origins—west London broken beat, the east coast’s ’90s house, ’40s jazz, indigenous African and Latin rhythms—but they’re deployed concurrently and unexpectedly, with cross-beats and displacement used as accents in his own pidgin dialect. ~ Resident Advisor

Releases:

[DBR-D010] Afrikan Sciences – Wadada Music Pt.1
[DBR-D020] Deepblak presents BLAKTROPOLIS vol.01
[DBR-D027] Deepblak presents BLAKTROPOLIS vol.02
[DBR-D026] The Nibiru Projekt EP
[DBR-D029] Afrikan Sciences – Means and Ways LP
[DBR-V013] Afrikan Sciences – Boss Nova’s Second Pass
[DBR-V018] Theta Wave Brain Sync LP
[DBR-V022] AYBEE/Afrikan Sciences – Sketches Of Space 2xLP
[DBR-V032] Afrikan Sciences – Reciprocity EP

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