Blind Contour and OKNF Team Up to Throw a Killer Rooftop Vibe #LocalStuff
Whenever I we have #LocalStuff in the title, you have to know where I live. I’ve said it before, but I live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, United States, Planet Earth. There is a vibrant music scene in Brooklyn, and I’m here to explore it.
On Saturday, I witnessed the magic of collaboration between two budding music collectives in the industry, OKNF and Blind Contour Collective. What’s great about the music scene in New York is the openness to collaborate. Event curators in the city are simply looking to put on a good show and build a loyal community of music lovers looking to have a good time. Collaboration between music curators is essential for bringing something different to the table and giving party goers a unique experience. The New York independent music scene is not something to be underestimated.
The event was hosted by Blind Contour co-founder DeModa’s rooftop in Palmetto St. in Ridgewood, New York. OKNF founder, Clem Lee, supplied tech, booty, and bass house DJs to up the tempo and get the groove flowing. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, the drinks were flowing, and there was even a drone appearance.
Check out the cut done by the OKNF team…highlights were the DRONE and FREE PIZZA. Aside from the dope performances from Evening Darling, Warung, Deezy & Embee, Clem Lee, Westend, RIFFA, Afrodile Trane, Foxtails Brigade, and DeModa.
Photo of Clem Lee and the gang taken by OKNF Photographer, Scott Hoffmann.
One of the first acts that I had the pleasure of witnessing was the acoustic set by Nick and Erica aka Evening Darling. They played off of each other wonderfully as their dynamics were infectious. They harmonized beautifully off one another. One of my favorite sets they did was a cover of Abba’s Dancing Queen. Check it out for yourself below 🙂
Afrodile Trane played around 6:00. Coming off 3 hours of upbeat sets from the OKNF squad, it was refreshing to turn the tempo down and the soul up. Afrodile was accompanied by a percussionist, Hunter, and keys/sax player, Wes, all of which have attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Afrodile’s vocals did not disappoint, Hunter’s percussion kept a sultry vibe throughout, and when the sax came out, it was of course a fan favorite. Check out a little snipped of their newer and one of their favorite songs, Miss You (No Boundaries) below.
DeModa had his live setup going and people were feeeeeeelin it. His unique setup intrigued the crowd, and the sunset behind him only made the moment more surreal. Overall beautiful set from the host. Glad he ended the day portion on such a positive note. Check him out playing Blind Contour live featuring Foxtail Brigade, who played the set before.
Overall, everyone put on a good show and the good vibes were flowing. After DeModa’s set Clem and the OKNF crew took over for the end of the party. Hoola hoops were out and dancing was highly encouraged.
If you’re in New York City, look out for the hashtag #LocalStuff – we won’t stray you the wrong way.