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Questlove’s ‘Shuffle Culture’ at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

An eclectic two nights of music

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“The idea is to re-create the experience of someone flipping through their collection of music,” Ahmir Thompson, a.k.a. the Roots’ drummer and bandleader Questlove, told the New York Daily News about his two-night residency, Shuffle Culture, held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Thursday and Friday night.

Thompson brought along a lot of talented friends to Shuffle Culture, such as comedian and musician Reggie Watts, the legendary human drum machine Rahzel, porn star and artist Sasha Gray, and avant-rock mainstays Deerhoof, all trying to create in a live setting the quick-switch listening of our daily, ear-budded lives.

“Steve Jobs’ iPod invention basically redefined the word shuffle by allowing us to carry an entire record collection inside a small digital box,” Thompson told the Daily News. Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to his analog iPod.




Rahzel and D.D. Jackson
Rahzel and D.D. Jackson – gingerlynn ‏ (@gingerlynn)


Saying goodbye @ Shuffle Culture
“@questlove, deerhoof, @jeremyellislive, metropolis ensemble, et al.” – albert ocampo ‏ (@smoovebert)





Brooklyn Acadamy of Music
Brooklyn Academy of Music – Jess Z | Jonny H ‏ (@ouraugust)



Shuffle Culture
“Questlove’s ‘Shuffle Culture’ – never smiled so much in my life. Best show ever; Questlove foreverrrr.” – Jennifer W. Fife ‏ (@jwfife)





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