XANADU: Mariano Rubin de Celis

Mariano Rubin de Celis has been a friend since 2017 when we met working together at Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming in the East Village, NYC. Mariano is Go-Go Dancing Royalty in NYC, and has performed as Solo Performer, and in many Ensembles and Productions. He is a true Artist using his ability to bring his Spirit and Vibration to every thing he does to Express and Uplift. Mariano’s family from Argentina have been to our Drum & Flow classes in Brooklyn when they’ve visited NYC, and there is never a dull moment when he’s around.

Tribal House Mix features Mariano Rubin on Vocals and Poetry
DJ jojoSOUL Mixing All Vinyl & Playing Additional Percussion
Interview at End of Mix

Grateful for the Visit from Dear Friend and Fellow Performer, Independent Artist Mariano Rubin de Celis for Dinner, Music, Creation, and Connection. Catch Mariano Sweating, Dancing, and Inspiring Across the World!
Mariano! Thanks for your continued inspiration and spirit!

Short clip from Creative Session at the Loft

MarianoRubin.com– Freelancer Production Designer providing Set Design, Prop Styling and costumed fabricated Sets and Props for Advertising, Fashion Photography, Music Videos, Events Decor and film industries in the greater NY area and LA. Check out Mariano’s Interview on VICE!

Follow us all on IG! Pictures by Mariano Rubin de Celis, first six by jojoSOUL, dinner by Agave L’amour

Mix Conception Performance + Interview at Main Drag Music

Great to get back to playing out, recording, and meeting new people. Before the show, we enjoyed some sunset sips, and I captured a great “cheers” shot of Navé and RG on the shore rocks of the East River… Beautiful night in New York.

Thanks to Main Drag Music staff for being great hosts and having a fun night of music together. Stop by their new space at 50 South 1st in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for all guitar and keys needs!

Full video and interview coming soon!

Mix Conception at FirstLive- #30daystorock Support Local Music Venues in NYC!

Watch Full Video Here!

FirstLive has been brewing their own skills and expertise for years, and they just simply do not do anything half-assed, be it their coffees, espressos, drinks, vibes, AND their ultra-high sound engineering skills. I met the owners Danny and Emily a few years back when I lived around the block on DeKalb in Bushwick. I would get amazing coffee and great conversation with them in the mornings, always hoped to work with them somehow in the future, but then I saw the building close for a while, then I moved some blocks down. I figured we’d cross paths again someday…

When my old friend RG reached out about putting together a band for a live streaming gig, I was excited to get back into collaborating and returning to physically playing with others again after a long quarantine. RG had also recruited Frankie Rathbone, and introduced me to a new MC friend Navé. After a month of rehearsals, we showed up ready for the event. It was great to see how FirstLive had evolved and grown its space with various new upgrades, ideas and offerings, but to now get to be a part of a project with them made me very grateful to be included.

SO much fun playing, great vibe in the room, excellent gear, but we were not ready for that playback… Minds blown, we stood there like, “holy shit. That’s us…”

Multiple HD video angles, effects, lights, smoke, and the SOUND! We were all so impressed with the finished edit, we couldn’t believe our month of work bloomed into this! The skill and expertise of the FirstLive crew inspired me deeply, and left a beautiful effect on the artists, especially when we have all been missing the magic, they really made us shine.

Mix Conception & FirstLive Crew

Thank you to FirstLive and crew! Folks- SUPPORT THIS! Please donate to FirstLive here and help keep the best venues in NYC alive!

Check out more artists as 30daystorock continues!

7/26/20- MIX CONCEPTION Upcoming Debut Performance + New Video

Mix Conception: Eclectic Music Fusion, infused in Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, and Storytelling

Streaming LIVE at 7pm EST Sunday 7/26/20 —–> https://30daystorock.us/

The new Brooklyn-based quartet features MC’s RG & Navé delivering poetry and storyline atop the smooth grooves of guitarist Frank Rathbone and drummer jojoSOUL. The band members fuse their talents in a live hip-hop storytelling performance celebrating roots, culture, and art.

Rehearsing at Shorty’s Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Reprogramming.

Deeper we grow…

Below is a gallery of recent beauty through my eyes from this past week. Grateful to reunite with friends and family as new conversations unfold and new ideas begin to bloom. Drum & Flow Daily Zoom Class has been a beautiful new daily ritual brightening my days and connecting me with my partner. I’ve been back to surfing and biking every morning, continuing to eat clean, and taking more action to implement more contentment to my mornings. Being back in nature everyday is the Grounding I have been subconsciously seeking. Awaking for an early morning workout in nature before drumming and creating soundscape for Drum & Flow gives me a deep sense of comfort and gratitude that I get to enjoy the contents of my days, gather my inspirations, and shine my light.

Jimmy Lopez: “Rhythmic Salvation” Episode 6 featuring Dj Jojo Soul

From Jimmy Lopez: “Playing live percussion to the global dance music mix by the incredible Dj Jojo Soul, for the “Rhythmic Salvation” online dance parties created by Jimmy Lopez Percussionist.”

Check Jimmy out and catch him live all over NYC performing-

Thanks so much for making me a part of Rhythmic Salvation, Jimmy!

Listen to the extended full DJ mix by jojoSOUL entitled “SOUL’s House” posted on Mixcloud without additional live percussion.

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