Ushka Interview and Mix in Open City

Check out the February 2014 full length feature on Ushka in the Asian American Writers Workshop Open City Mag– a discussion on global bass, gentrification, and race in Brooklyn.

And her latest mixtape here!

Ushka describes her Open City mix as “music my South Asian father would refer to as noise, but I am quite drawn to noise as intervention and sounds, drum beats and cacophany that make up spaces (globally, locally,and digitally), and inspires movement on dancefloors.” Differing from mixes she put out last year, she experiments with harder electronic and future bass weaving through picks of R&B, club,dominican dembow, trinidadian soca, angolan kuduro, venezuelan tuki, and south african house, a presentation of her electic taste and interest in club culture(s). The tracks weave through producers from L.A, Brooklyn, Chicago, Jersey, Paris, Caracas, Luanda, and Johannesburg. You can follow her on soundcloud at: @djushka.

Tracklist:

Nguzunguzu – Skycell
Future Brown – Wanna Party (feat. Tink)
Nicki Pla – Tu Si Grita (Banginclude remix)
Dubbel Dutch – Deepa (vocal mix)
M.I.A – Y.A.L.A (Mike Q remix)
French Fries – Coconut (feat. Bambounou)
Kerwin Du Bois- Press a Button (Coconut Shell Riddim)
Dj Yirvin & Dj Cypress – Huaynoquenhio
Familia Tm- Sá Mátimba
DJ Sbu feat. Zahara – Lengoma

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