GiKu Music Live Stream w/ Mr. Kuyateh | DeepHouse + AfroHouse + AfroBeat + AfroFunk

After a session with my man SnowBklyn and the Groove Room , I came home to rock on the my personal decks.  I had a few technical difficulties that were light but it’s my fault.  I should have gotten to Snow’s spot earlier to test his deck and see what’s up.

With that, I had to come home and rock with what I’m comfortable with.  I didnt have the CDJ’s connected yet but that will come in due time.  For now I’m rocking on the Pioneer DDJ-SX, my second favorite choice of rocking… I love CDJ’s.

Enjoy the first set as I test sound out and the whole FB Live process…

Press play, let that shxt rock and enjoy the session… It’s not much to watch for an hour, it’s more listening and vibing.  So do that!  – Mr. Kuyateh

P. S. for the heads I had to rock a classic Lo-Piece… u already Lo!!

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“Zhigge” – Toss It Up 2016 Lo-Life Remix by Mr Kuyateh (HAPPY ROTATION PRANCE-LO)

Around 5am I couldn’t sleep, fuxking Monster drinks are my life.  It’s not until I start thinking, “shouldn’t I be tired, oh yea I head an energy drink”… smh

I was thinking about OG Prance-Lo’s Birthday party on Sunday (later in the day).  I know I want to bring the camera, but I’m feeling a remix.  Prance-Lo is an original Lo-Life’s member, dancer, father and official street soul that’s respected everywhere he goes.  His dedication to the art of the culture cannot be tested.

Prance-Lo has represented and more not only in the states but Worldwide.  In particular, his impact and image has been embraced by the Japanese culture with open arms.  It’s Prance’s personality and loyalty that single’s out this Flatbush native.

I first hand have seen and experienced the heart of this enigmatic soul.

Every year around this time, I think about how he inspired me to grow my Locs, rock Lo (POLO) and kick up my dancing skills.  For that, I’ll be eternally grateful.

With that I hope you enjoy this light remix, I didn’t have the time to go all deep and really get creative but the light subtleties were just as time consuming in creation.  Bless up !! – Mr. Kuyateh 2L’s 4Life



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New Music: “Brooklyn My Ninja” ft. MR. Kuyateh & GRA$E

So here’s the deal.  I have alot on the dome with all these shootings, politics and the everyday bullshit that is fed to us through the media.

I wasn’t sure how to express my feelings, but I knew music would be involved.  At first it was just gonna be a track or two.  Then I wanted some spitters on it or basically a dope lyricist that would understand the energy.

Here’s the problem with that…  People aren’t as available or willing to support like one would think.  Regardless of status, all artist these days are in their own world.  One could say i’m the same, though I’d like to think i really reach out and support all movements.

I didn’t want to go through the hassle of asking anyone for shxt cause it would only end in delays.  Not only that, I now understand that my production takes a moment to understand.  Some of it hits on the standard beats that’s easily identifiable, but other rhythms people just don’t seem to understand.

So with that, I figured why not just set the mic up and spit some poetry.  I’m very careful not to call myself an emcee because i’m not and don’t want to be.  I just want my production to be heard, colloborate with dope artist and produce for budget having clients.

Can’t I live lol… regardless, i had fun with this.  And will continue as my opinion matters to my circle so there.  Salute – Mr. Kuyateh

Salute to all the fallen men and women, raise up! #blacklivesmatter #allivesmatter #wemustvibratehigher

iamnobodi – Found You (Gibril Remix)


iamnobodi is a smooth brother down with the Soulection crew.  Heard this track and was pretty much like yo, I gotta extend that intro… it’s the perfect smooth club banger.

So maybe a couple of months ago I started a rough draft version and posted it on the gram:

In the studio remixing tracks in #logicpro for Friday night. I want the sound to be unique and sexy… Just heard this dope track by @iamnobodi, I believe he fux wit @soulection, either way its dope AF. This is my remix of it, that brother is special, check em'. And that's #thebrooklynword DJ Gibril #alwaysanexperience Fridays #SoulintheHorn #Hornysouls #musicislove. #aquariusseason This week we welcome the one and only @ianfriday on the decks with #SoulintheHorn family @mrkuyateh_brooklyn x bday girl @djrimarkable alongside resident Dj @natashadiggs + live performances by @manchildblack x @monstahblack aka the illustrious Blacks x @christurnerlc x @thesynead this will be another epic night. #bedstuy #fortgreene #crownheights #harley #williamsburg #housemusic #afrohousedancer #afrobeats #melanin #soulfulhousemusic #afrohousemusic #housedancer #brooklynhousemusic #southafricanhouse #breakdancer #bboys

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Had all intentions of finishing it, but didn’t know how deep i would go with it.

I really just wanted that voice solo’d out with an easy rhythm riding that shxt real smooth.  The alternate version that I didn’t record but improv’d for hours (may do live or something) is playing the keys with it.

The results was sounding kinda dope but a lil too monotonous as a stand alone track.  I’m ok on the keys but not comfortable enough to hold attention like i’d like, so give it in doses. I understand my limits and ride a fine line.

The results is a smooth and sexy riddim that will keep the ladies swaying till the early morning…

 Support iamnobodi and check out Soulection Radio….

Here’s a sample of their chill ass show… think 90’s throwback, r&b soul with an electronic boost of energy.  Ginuwine in 2016 meets experimental Cali dance and ambient vibes….

Yea that’s them… trust dopeness and the sound of tomorrow!

And that’s The Brooklyn Word…..  – Gibril



Video: Alicia Keys – In Common (GIBRIL REMIX) + FREE DL

So I been in my creative feelings this week and just finished creating this video for the remix… enjoy! – Gibril

Alicia Keys – In Common | Brooklyn Deep House Remix

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Alicia Keys – In Common | Brooklyn Deep House Remix

I can’t get enough of Alicia’s direction with this banger of a track!

I just saw the video, dope… it’s exactly the flow i was envisioning

I think I was listening to Luna and it came on afterwards.  So i’m listening nodding the fuxk out my head already producing the foundation in my head.

I look and got mad happy when I saw that it was the oh so fly Alicia Keys.  She always embraced a dope sense of culture and identity of self, so not totally surprising.

She took it further by being natural… no face beat… no make up (or light make up, u get the point).

I like he she continues redefining the commercial standard of beauty and that’s dope.  The African rhythm and sound is straight on some ole Naija/Ghanaian energy mixed with light moving electronic synths that carry you through the journey of her love tale, embracing u with a warmth and relatable track.

This music stylist predicts it to be one of the Summer’s biggest tracks, I won’t be surprised if some out of the norm super Emcee’s jump on board to expand their musical reach and demographic.  Who knows, maybe i’m reaching with that or maybe not…

It would be smart as Alicia’s “In Common” is a universal song with global appeal.  I bet the majority of her sales will be international and have a steady flow over the years.

All in all, i’m just proud to hear her being her and staying true to her self.

As for my remix hmmmm…

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I had some medically prescribed Kush in the system (Dr’s orders), a lil 151 and pretty much went in a zone.  As usual, I wanted to keep the foundation of this version and let it rock.

Only riding the beat with a sound direction that wasn’t to conflicting but complementary.  Will prob do about 3 more but they’ll be just for me and if good enough will rock while spinning at a party/event or something.

My African roots are always present in production but I particularly like to induce that Deep House + Afro House sound that’s soulful.

I’m a Brooklyn dude and we rock to real house music that moves the soul.  Think Shelter, 667, Franks Lounge, Libation, Dance Ritual, Body & Soul, Soul Summit in Fort Greene Park

So I understand house very well as it’s a Spiritual thang, a Body thang, a Soul thang.

Now I’m still a pretty dope house dancer when not playing daddy duties (think Shelter getting it in on the floor with or without powder type of dude).  This understanding of timing and whether or not a track moves a street dancer or trained enables me to be authentic and real when saying… It’s a dope dance track, because I could dance to it.

With that to say, share with fellow dj’s and music lovers.  I’d love to see people dance to the remix, tag me if ya do.

Lastly, support ya girl Alicia Keys as she is winning right now and in a lane of her own.

Bless up! – Gibril



Bubble Bobble Flashback + Links 2 Play Vintage NES Game Online

I just had a Bubble Bobble Flashback.  I freaking loved that my game.  I remember heading to the arcade (aka video store) on Kingston Ave. and St. Johns (Brooklyn, New York) to waste precious quarters meant for laundry, food or anything other than games to battle cats.  This was the typical go to game when Street Fighter was occupied and you waited for your turn.

The video store was my hood’s go to spot for the latest arcade games.  I was a Street Fighter pro who won plenty of dollars which was only wasted on more Street Fighter.

At home, I kept a journal of every game I’ve beaten.  Sadly that journal has been lost, but let’s just say every game owned and borrowed was beaten and I didn’t use cheat codes to do it.

I thought I’d be a video game champ one day, but those dreams were dismissed once I missed the 1st Super Mario Bros competition at the Jacob Javits Center…. tsk tsk

Fast forward to tonight…

I stumble upon a link that has NES video game emulators and bubble bobble is on it.  How dope is that, figured I’d share.

Emulators are a tricky thing as they are glitchy and have to be restarted and such.  Sometimes they work other times they don’t.  Kind like old Nintendo cartridge so the frustration is understood.  Enjoy…

Bubble Bobble



Kid Icarus

Life Force

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out

Super Mario Brothers (the original)