#SampleSaleMusic (#SSM)

Great conversation about this video and song on IG. A blooper turned into a fun and energy fill tune: Senor Blues…

#SampleSaleMusic (#SSM) is a 60 to 120 minute immersive run of music: It is difficult to enjoy a modern music without pointing out the influence of its jazz & soul beginnings. We want to examine this connection when we perform! #SampleSaleMusic

The show explores samples that are central to Black culture and beyond. We rock samples in their original context. Sometimes, we transform them into the banging tracks a modern audience knows & loves.

Other moments include crowds journeying through a jazz, blues and soul piece with us. Classics. Obscure B-Side. Original tunes.

#SampleSaleMusic continues the tradition of re-interpretation — by further spinning these samples into new art and new experiences.

Do you know what song this is? What jawn it became? LOL

#SampleSaleMusic can also be a party with a band.

The fun journey is co-piloted by a DJ and multi-piece band. The DJ and band will play off each other. The DJ leads the way with the band playing with the tunes; taking over a tune, to play it live; the band and the DJ going tune for tune.

We craft shows that execute the musical and cultural legacy of modern music. The obvious influence of jazz and soul on Common, Lauryn Hill & Mos Def. Bad Boy and The Roc pushing edgy and exciting R&B, Soul & Funk. The West Coast & GFunk traditions the slide us from Stax to P-Funk.

We build vibes

And original music, too.

Our ability to play MUSIC is our advantage. It is our birthright. Jazz and blues are our foundations. Soul is found in the cells. And, hip-hop is our childhood. We play music out of ove.

Places we have rocked, with love: Brooklyn Museum (First Saturdays) | BAMCafe – Brooklyn | Art of Cool – Durham, NC | Miller Theater – Columbia Univ | Beyu Caffe – NC | The Nash – Arizona | Lincoln Center Atrium – NYC | American Jazz Museum – KC | Charles Wright Museum – Detroit | Apollo Theater – Music Cafe/SoundStage | Clement’s Place – NJ/Rutgers Univ | The Nile River – Springfield, MA | Nublu – NYC | The B-Side – Miami | SoHo House – NYC | Vocab – Indianapolis | and more…

or flip remakes into our own…

#SSM – DJ Reg NY Shhh by Tai Allen

And, we like to educate our people with our workshops: The Sample Sale Workshop is a group conversation of (1) the influences of jazz, soul and classic samples; (2) a dive into the future of the culture — gender, styles, equity, control & MUSIC. No story can be only old tales and foggy memories!

And, (3) we bring to life a story that is local and important to the first fifty years. All are welcome but we wish for options with schools and youth organizations.

– UConn | New Jersey City University | UNC- Chapel Hill | New York City High Schools | NC Climate Conference | Mariners – Detroit | and more

We craft shows that execute the musical and cultural legacy of modern music.

– The obvious influence of jazz and soul on Common, Lauryn Hill & Mos Def
– Bad Boy vs The Roc using edgy R&B, Soul & Funk
– West Coast & GFunk traditions that took us from Stax to P-Funk to vocoders

We want folks to moooove. Jazz, according to my momma, is also about moving feet and butts. This leads to a chair dance or a foot-slide across the floor; on the grass; atop the wide stage; gravel for a block party; or, inside a dim lit club.

below was so much fun to produce!

from Mckoy tyner to tribe called quest to nirvana!

The team looks forward to talking to you about the future now and classic today of music.

(e) – tai@vicelounge.com

Bonus… I am a published, awarded, book having, agent repped poet… #ShamelessPlug