NaoisNow “Tuesday Tunes” | DJ 2-Tone Jones - High Priestess of Chessboxin’ | 03.08.2011
This week for “Tuesday Tunes”, we bring you a exclusive premiere of a joint off the upcoming Shaolin Jazz - The 37th Chamber project. For those unfamiliar with the project, check out this anecdote from one of the project’s co-creators, Gerald Watson:
For each of The Classics exhibitions I enlisted the services of DJ 2-Tone Jones who created a mixtape that features music from that genre.
The idea stemmed from my interview of graphic designer Logan Walters who created a series of jazz inspired Wu-Tang album covers, dubbed Wu-Note. One of my questions references the Beatles x Wu-Tang mixtape, which he created the album cover art for, and my line of questioning sorta asks him about a jazz x Wu-Tang mix project, which he goes to say that he’d be down to create the cover art for if one exists.
After receiving that info I hit up 2-Tone – he’s down, then I go back to Logan – he’s down, and SHAOLIN JAZZ is born.
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The full length project will be available on 04.11.2011. If you are in the DC area be sure to check “The 37th Chamber - DC Listening Party” on Saturday March 26th at Palace 5ive (2216 & 2220 14th St. NW) from 9pm-11pm. There will be live art by Aniekan Udofia & complimentary beverages courtesy of vitamin water and Heineken (21 & Over).