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Boom For Real

Boom For Real:The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a look at Jean-Michel’s life pre-fame, and how the city, the times, the people and the movements around him formed the artist he became. In Theaters May 11th

Why not kick back and listen to the soundtrack to 'Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child'? Right here on Spotify .. Jonny Sender Shannon Dawson Albert Diaz Scott Gillis Richard Edson Geordie Gillespie Liquid Liquid APB..

A playlist featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa, and others
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Listen back 🤸‍♀️ 4th world sound, bizarre post-punk, Japanese ambient, early electronic etc. from Midori Takada, Mort Garson, Haruomi Hosono, Maximum Joy, KONK and more in a regular show Marauder Disco.
https://www.mixcloud.com/…/marauder-disco-27th-october-2017/

4th world sound, bizarre post-punk, Japanese ambient etc. in a regular show Marauder Disco, Ohama Meets Dania - Don't Be Afraid Midori Takada & Masahiko Sato - In 'D' Mort Garson - Deja Vu Haruomi Hosono & Tadanori Yokoo - Hum Ghar Sajan Ryuichi Sakamoto & Robin Scott - Once in a Lifetime Miles Davi...
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Thank you Bill Coleman for including us in your "Reasons To
Be Cheerful" playlist on Spotify... XXX

Looking forward to seeing this on Sunday New York Film Festival new Basquiat documentary. (we hear there's some great music in it..)

New documentary “Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat” retells the story of the late artist who died at age 27.
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Hey Konk enthusiasts around the world.
This is Jonny, the bass player from Konk.
If you'd like to hear some of my music and DJ sets from the last year They're here:
https://soundcloud.com/…/sets/jonny-sender-music-and-remixes

I make music and DJ. I played bass and guitar in the band Konk in NYC in the 1980s. My first DJ gig was at the Pyramid on Avenue A.there's some free WAV downloads through out this page.Send me a m
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Up from the depths comes this poster thanks to our friend and sound expert Alan Thompson.

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Umberto Massimiliano Lampasona added 5 new photos — with Robert Shawn and 44 others.

Konk - Your Life ( Sleeping Bag Records 1984 ) New York
( RGH Record Mfg. Corp. Test Pressing 1984 ) New York

Hey Fellas, what's up ?? hope you all had a great ...weekend! It's Monday, so back to business ! So let's start the week with a Classic! Wot you see here is the original Test Pressing of "Your Life" by "Konk". The official Release came out in 1984 on "Sleeping Bag Records". Amazing Electro Disco Fusion with a touch of early House! At this time a real Dancefloor filler!!!
"Konk" are: "Dana Vlcek", "Shannon Dawson", "Angel Quinones", "Scott Gillis", "Geordie Gillespie", "Richard Edson" & "Johnny Sender". This cool Combo appeared on the Scene in 1981 and was known for their very special fusion Sound! In 1981 they released their first Single "Soka-Loka-Moki" which came out on their own Label "Konk Organization Records". In 1982 they released their second Single "Konk Party" which came out on "Celluloid Records". In 1983 they released their first Album "Yo!" which came out on "Les Disques Du Crepuscule", it was released in Belgium & Italiy only. In 1984 they released the one you see here, "Your life" which was also their greatest Hit! After a little Break in 1986 they released "Love Attack" on "Dog Brothers Records". One year later they released another fresh Single on "Dog Brothers Records", "Machine". In 1988 they released their second & last Album (Mini-Album) "Jams". And in 1989 they released their last Single "Blast" which came out on "4th & Broadway Records". Ok, I keep it short today ....in my first 3 comments you find 3 different Versions of "Your Life", so check em' out for a good start in the new week .....Peace

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The inspirational soundtrack that my dear Johnny Dynell Johnny Dynell II Johnny Dynell created for last month's Howl! Arts Pride Float just went up on Soundclo...ud in two parts. No one can describe the feeling of rolling across Christopher Street to these anthems from Jayne Rogers Jayne County, Pulsallama, KONK, Blondie , Paul E Alexander and so many more. It was an incredible beginning to Summer - thanks to all at Howl Happening and The Jackie Factory NYC who helped and all who rode and Second Lined. Enjoy - each downloadable one-hour section is tagged with the local and EV artists.
Photo thanks to Load Rezenhand

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The first HOWL! ARTS float in the NYC PRIDE MARCH 2017 paid homage to the EAST VILLAGE as a cradle of LGBTQ culture and music including ALLEN GINSBERG and The Beats, the Warhol superstars, punk icons
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Thanks @benjiespinoza!

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Benji Espinoza is at DJ Records.

80'S NEW YORK DANCE MUSIC!!!
KONK-YOUR LIFE!!!!
RARE PROMO 12" OF THIS MONSTER SELLING 1984 N.Y. DANCE MUSIC ANTHEM DAT TOOK A FEW MONTHS 2 TAKE OFF IN CHICAGO,... BUT WHEN IT FINALLY TOOK OFF IT COULDN'T B STOPPED WITH MUCH THANX 2 DA LEGENDARY HOT MIX 5 DJ TEAM ON WBMX RADIO!!!

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Stream it all here -

Konk, an artist on Spotify
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It's the return of Radio Wednesday with a brand spanking new episode of The Vinyl District's Play Something Good, hosted by Captain Knucklehead (hey, that's me!...) Kicking things off with some double trouble via The Moles Richard Davies (Cardinal/Moles/Cosmos) and Guided By Voices into my ace mix of Noveller into Wilco into Wooden Wand (I'm not saying that my segues are money, but I feel like Scrooge McDuck by the end of each show...) Brilliant new Lower Plenty, Spacin', chris cohen, Kim Gordon and Sneaks along with classics from The Fall, Disco Inferno, Mark Eitzel and American Music Club, Green on Red, The Clash, The Cramps, Suicide, and Joy Division plus wild card selections from The Durutti Column, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, KONK and Reet Maff'l and a super deep cut via Andrew Beaujon and soooo much more before Unrest makes everything right in the world all over again. Take a listen cats and kittens!

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The Vinyl District’s Play Something Good is a weekly radio show broadcast from Washington, DC. Featuring a mix of songs from today to the 00s/90s/80s/70s/60s and giving you liberal doses of indie, psych, dub, post punk, americana, shoegaze, and a few genres we haven’t even thought up clever names fo...
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Check out this panel discussion from Oct. 13, 2016 at MOMA celebrating TIM LAWRENCE's new book
Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983.
A pretty comprehensive overview of New York City during the time KONK was happening. I thought Fred Brathwaite's (Fab 5 Freddy) comments really capture this moment in New York.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D818wg1gVCk

Please join us for a discussion about music, art, and film in 1980s downtown New York, moderated by Tim Lawrence, with “Queen of The Downtown Screen” Patti A...
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It's not the weekend yet, but it's always time for a party..

Konk rocked the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 80's, playing with greats such as ESG, Liquid Liquid, Bad Brains, Bush Tetras, Sonic Youth and many more....
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This new track by Sahib Muhammad reminds me of a Liquid Liquid track.
It's a jam!

https://www.traxsource.com/track/3081993/dream-of-u

Check it out on Traxsource - Currently being charted by: Damond Ramsey, Sahib Muhammad
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Soul Jazz reissues NY Noise with an additional KONK track!

https://thump.vice.com/…/a-big-bang-new-york-noise-and-the-…

We spoke to Soul Jazz boss Stuart Baker about NYC's heyday and the recently re-issued New York Noise compilation.
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The first Konk video!
https://youtu.be/nrqEalVON2Y

From the interview.
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