Sunrise Over Kalamazoo: A Tribute to Kalamazoo Soul Legend Dwight Sykes Feat. Dezert Eez | Santino Jones | Krelboynes | Katy Needs A Life | Carribean Health | Saan Solo + More
Dwight Sykes wrote some of the greatest Funk songs that no one has heard. And he did it right here in Kalamazoo. Criminally under appreciated at the time, his music has since developed an international cult following with reissues and previously unreleased material coming out on the People Potential Unlimited label. The few records he pressed in the 80s now sell for hundreds of dollars. Though Dwight may not be a household name (yet), his influence can still be felt. His visionary DIY spirit and maverick lo-fi home recording techniques are now defining features of the current Kalamazoo music community.
On Friday, February 23rd Dwight will be back in his hometown while a selection of Kalamazoo's finest musicians gather to pay tribute to a true Soul legend. Each artist will be performing their own interpretation of Dwight's songs. The man himself will be there signing autographs, giving away copies of his music and telling his story. This will be a night to remember.
Satellite Records and Green Light Music will both be on site selling records.
Katy Needs A Life
Aaron Llewlelyn feat. G. Suite
Soul Groove DJs