Donuts Are Forever 12

Rare Form Proudly Presents

Donuts Are Forever 12

Sounds by Donwill, Khalil, DJ Parler, Twelve45, DJ Nyah, GETLIVE!, The Whooligan, Hosted by Mike Baker

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

All Donuts Are Forever donation tiers are of equal access for the event. There is no difference in tickets aside from donation amount.

Donuts Are Forever 12
Donuts Are Forever™ (established in 2007) is Rare Form's annual fundraiser and tribute inspired by the life and music of late producer James "J Dilla" Yancey. The name Donuts Are Forever™ (DAF) pays homage to J Dilla's last album, Donuts, released posthumously in February 2006, when J Dilla succumbed to complications from Lupus. Donuts Are Forever™ began as a celebration of life and the acknowledgement of a prolific music career from fans and music lovers. Now entering its ninth year, DAF continues to grow organically, while remaining rooted in paying tribute to one of our musical heroes.
Sounds by Donwill
Sounds by Donwill
Donwill’s interest in DJing goes all the way back to making pause tapes as a kid in his Cincinnati, Ohio bedroom but he didn’t fully activate that interest until 2012. Before getting behind the decks he spent his time in front of them performing internationally with his group Tanya Morgan alongside the likes of The Roots, Souls of Mischief, RJD2 and a host of others. Since making his entry onto the DJ scene he has become the go to DJ for the New York comedy scene providing music for Wyatt Cenac, Micheal Che, Jessica Williams and played alongside Cipha Sounds, Young Guru, Cosmo Baker and many more. When he's not keeping dance floors packed or providing music at comedy shows you can find Donwill in the studio writing and producing new music.
Khalil
Khalil
Khalil is co-founder and DJ at London’s seminal Hip Hop party Livin’ Proof. He's played Boiler Room sets, NTSshows and mixtapes for trend setting publications Highsnobiety, I-D, Noisey, Serato, Mixmag and radio mixes for Rinse Fm, BBC Radio 1xtra and Kiss Fm, played Livin’ Proof shows and club sets in London’s finest venues including XOYO, Village Underground, Fabric and Plastic People, to the trendsetting clubs of East London, and upmarket venues Nobu, Bungalow 8, Shoreditch House and The Arts Club Mayfair. He’s DJ’ed across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Prague, Oslo, New York, Glasgow, Budapest, Belarus, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and festivals including Hip Hop Kemp (Czech Republic), Lovebox, Pleasure Principle, Outlook(Croatia) and Secret Garden Party.

Khalil has shared the stage with many global acts including Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Macklemore, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Ferg, Hudson Mohawke, Kelis, J Rocc, Just Blaze, De La Soul, A Trak, Massive Attack, Danny Brown, Joey Bada$$, Lil Kim and Pusha T, and is tour DJ for UK rapper Shystie.

Having relocated to New York City in 2015, Khalil started the monthly Back to Life party alongside Pauli Lovejoyand Move Forward Music, bringing London vibes to NYC, and has featured guests including Sampha, NAO, Dj Moma, Just Blaze, Idris Elba, Kindness, Donae'o, Stretch Armstrong, Daz-I-Kue, Roska & Dj Spinna, and put on shows with DJ EZ at Output, Little Simz at Rough Trade and an Afropunk After Dark Party with Kojey Radical. Khalil also played weekly at the 1992 Party at Webster Hall alongside Vashtie, Deemehlow as part of the weekly House Party event (ended march '16), and has played venues and events including Everyday People, Art After Dark at the Guggenheim, Output, Le Bain, Baby's All Right, Blur's after party, The Freedom Party, Red Rooster, Kinfolk 94, BB Kings, Soho House and Paul's Baby Grand.
DJ Parler
DJ Parler
New York City-based DJ Parler (par-lé) has rocked audiences and tastemakers across the U.S., South Africa, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico and beyond. His eclectic style and ability to move a crowd allows party goers to experience a musical journey that ranges from Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Breaks & Rare Grooves, Reggae, Electro, Rock, 80′s & 90′s, International Sounds and more.

Parler is the producer of the acclaimed SAMPLOLOGY Mixtape Series as well as resident DJ of The Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and Donuts Are Forever tribute party. Parler’s work has been featured in such outlets as MTV, Okayplayer, URB, Fader, HipHopDX, 2DopeBoyz, Rap Radar, East Village Radio, and Sirius XM Radio.

Highly sought-after, Parler has performed branded events for Nike, Heineken, Foot Locker, Diageo, Uber, Spotify, Sony Music and more. He has also collaborated with Questlove of The Roots, Jazzy Jeff, Just Blaze, Kid Capri, Bobbito Garcia, Clark Kent, Nick Cannon, Q-Tip, Rich Medina, and many accomplished artists and DJs in a variety of radio, event and performance settings.

“BROOKLYN'S HIDDEN HIP HOP GEM" - SPIN MAGAZINE
Twelve45
Twelve45
Twelve45 is DJ, Producer, and Educator from New York. Known for her smooth transitions and blends, she believes a great mix reveals a special space where artists share the same musical frequency. Her talents have taken her to NYC staples like Friends & Lovers, Kinfolk, House of Yes, The Highline Ballroom and Joe's Pub as well as being a featured DJ at Essence's Street Style Block Party.

From playing the drums in high school to sequencing them in Ableton, Scratch DJ Academy alum Twelve45 has personally benefited from music education and aims to share her knowledge with future generations. Through Building Beats she has been able to support students through their creative process to further their skills both in music and life.

Using music as her medium, Twelve45 aims to share a body of work that is both entertaining and edifying.
GETLIVE!
GETLIVE!
DJ GETLIVE! is the Queens DJ, who has been rockin’ crowds all over New York City with a distinct style of mixing -taking the crowd on a journey from beginning to end, each time he djs. His ability to captivate any type of crowdby flowing through multiple genres of music has helped him in winning Red Bull Thre3style NYC & East Coasttitles, as well as being selected to spin at some of the country’s most notable parties including Everyday People, The Rub, Boiler Room’s 5th Anniversary, Ice Cream Sundays in LA, and overseas at Cargo in London and Club Harlem in Tokyo. His reputation has also given him opportunities to provide the soundtrack for a number of brands including Nike, G-Shock, and Ray-Ban. Currently, you can find GETLIVE! at one of his resident parties -New York New York, Pepper Seed, or Cuffin, consistently providing the energy that he is known for.
The Whooligan
The Whooligan
Julio Galvez aka “The Whooligan” is the Director of Worldwide Bookings and Partnerships for Soulection. The Whooligan is also a DJ on the roster with over 15 years of performance experience. A global citizen – with previous residencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles, now currently residing in Brooklyn, New York – the seasoned artist, lover of music and event curator brings a unique perspective to the label through passion, open-mindedness and inherent positivity. Since joining Soulection in the summer of 2013, Julio has executed and managed 20+ domestic and international tours, as well as countless one-off events, reaching 6 continents and over 150+ cities, for over 15 artists and DJs. Julio’s relentless work ethic, insatiable curiosity for travel and undeniable love of bringing people together has added not only to the team’s increasing growth and visibility, but more importantly, fostered a community in celebration of progressive Soul music - The Sound Of Tomorrow™ (TSOT).  

As a trusted source of insight and ground breaking music for venues, brands, music outlets, and businesses across the globe, Julio’s zest for life, ability to identify new music and creative culture first, has led him to collaborations with brands including MTV, VICE, Def Jam, Brooklyn Circus, Daily Paper, PUMA and more. As a multifaceted and genre-bending DJ, he has also shared the stage with Mac Miller, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Craze, J. Rocc, The Internet, Little Dragon, De La Soul, Pete Rock and more, as well as every artist and DJ under the Soulection umbrella. Whether blending two records in a unique fashion or working closely to help develop next-level music creators, the common thread is his ability to see beauty in all things.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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