Kulture Klash 8, like the previous ones, was a total blast! There was so much great artwork, music, performances and just all around a great vibe! One of the best things about this Kulture Klash was that it gave me the opportunity to catch up with a lot of friends that I haven’t seen in a while and even spin some jams with some friends that I haven’t spun with in a while.
For starters, I got to share a DJ tent with Rocky Horror. A DJ/producer who I’ve known for quite a while. He’s gone through name changes and genre shifts in projects much like I have. On top of it, he’s a top notch DJ and it’s always a pleasure listening to him. After his set, I hounded him for not recording it. But he saved the track list, so I’ll see if I can get that from him and post it up.
Another person that is always a pleasure to hang around is Marcus Amaker. He’s just the most approachable guy that I’ve ever met. I don’t believe I’ve seen him in about 2 or 3 years but when hanging out with his fiance and him, it was like we never missed a beat. He actually finished a new book of poetry Mantra: An Interactive Poetry Book and just gave it to me at Kulture Klash. The great thing is, it’s available as a “pay what you feel like” book, has an interactive app, and an album to go with it. I’ve read through it and it’s Marcus at his finest. Just great poetry and great vibes all around. Scroll a little more for the video and music.
Mantra: An Interactive Poetry Book – Video
Mantra: The Album
If you ever get the opportunity to hear Marcus do his spoken word out and about Charleston, then your really need to do so. Matter of fact, that’s where I first met him. He was doing spoken word at an open mic night at a coffee shop.
I recorded my set for those that missed it or couldn’t attend Kulture Klash 8 this passed weekend. Due to the 100% chance of rain that Charleston was supposed to get, the organizers of the art show condensed both outside areas into one tent. I had to go on earlier than my original scheduled time, so I adapted my set to get people’s heads nodding as they were showing up and walking into the event area. No need to blast everyone in the face with dance jams as they were trying to get their grub on at the food trucks that Rocky Horror and I were set up at.
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Overall I’m happy with the set and it’s got a lot of good groovers and smooth cookers in it.
Big thanks to Avita’s MedExpress Pharmacy as well as Belk, Alliance Medical Group, Holy City Brewing, Duff Fitness, Big Hair Productions, and The Event Cooperative for helping bring back Kulture Klash! I hope we get to do it again next year!
Listen to or download Cool Hand J – Live @ Kulture Klash 8 on SoundCloud!