Posts Tagged ‘DJ 2-Tone Jones’

DC Jazz Festival: The Lofty Ambitions of CapitalBop’s MegaFest

Saturday was the day of CapitalBop's 11-hour MegaFest at 629 New York Ave. NW. Unable to attend the full event, I instead stopped in every couple of hours to get a sense of it and enjoy the goings-on. Here are my impressions of each visit.
3:49 p.m. The setup here is pretty neat. It's a huge [...]

The Wu Meets Gil on Tribute EP

This past spring, D.C.-based DJ 2-Tone Jones and his business partner Gerald Watson released Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber, an effective mashup of classic Wu-Tang verses and abstract jazz loops. On "Baby I Got Yo' Love," for instance, 2-Tone mixed the vocals of Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Got Yo' Money" atop Lonnie Liston Smith's "Love Beams." "The Brew Out" blended [...]

Shaolin Jazz Ain’t Nuthin ta Fuck Wit

If you were like me in the 1990s, you idolized the members of Wu-Tang Clan, bicycling to the record store every time they dropped a cassette (ask any Wu fan about the vaunted "purple tape.")
DMVers Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones must feel the same way, if Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber is an indication. [...]