Line-up /Rich Medina
"PROPS", Wednesday nights at LPR's Gallery Bar is the continuation of Rich Medina's infamous Li'l Ricky's Rib Shack parties on Wednesdays at the now defunct APT (RIP). Back at APT, Akalepse would rock the upstairs space, while Rich rocked the basement. For 8+ years NYC couldn't front...the combo was unbeatable. When it was time to move on, they chose to do it together.
New venue, new name for the party, new dynamic, same vinyl junkie DJs. Rich Medina and Akalepse continue to bring you that raw, outside the Top 40, heavy, fun, sexy, soulful and honest music they are both known and respected for. The music selection weekly runs the full spectrum of soul music, minus the conventional program director bottle poppers fare.
Both Rich & Lepse are avid record collectors, each with a heavyweight collection of over 20,000+ records a piecce, so of course you're going to hear things you don't know... that is the point. But not the whole point, they play classic tunes right next to obscurities, always pushing the listening audience a little, in a sincere effort to break new records and reintroduce slept on heaters simultaneously.
PROPS is not an event sold through flashy ads, industry relations and posturing....You can keep that... Props is a music lover's paradise, designed for those who like to groove... Everyone is welcome, but everyone should also know that we are all about pushing music forward and promoting culture. We play for the open minded and the dancers first and foremost. Expect to be surprised, sweaty, and telling your friends how badly they need to join you the following week. PROPS is where you go to hear veteran DJs smash up a party with incredible records and that's the facts jack...hope to see you soon!