JEWISH HIP HOP with Modular Moods at Jewish Music Cafe

Leaders of the Jew School Hip Hop Showcase
Saturday February 10th
@ The Jewish Music Cafe
Doors @ 8:30pm – $12
The Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
Subway: Take the (F) Train to 7th Avenue or the (R) train to 9th Street

Y-Love (born Yitz Jordan) is an MC unlike any other. He is a black
convert into the Bostener sect of chassidus (a mystical branch of
Orthodox Judaism). He is among the most innovative freestylers on
the scene, weaving seamless polyglot rhymes in English, Arabic,
Yiddish, and Hebrew. Most unique is Y Love’s revival of Aramaic,
the ancient language used to discuss Jewish Law. With each word he
spits in the tongue of the Talmud, Y-Love breathes new life into
Hasidism, and hip-hop one beat at a time.

Nosson Zand (a.k.a. N.I.Z.) is a 25 year-old rapper from Boston,
Massachusetts. N.I.Z. was raised as a Conservative Jew; however,
he currently lives a Chabad lifestyle, which is in large being a follower
of Lubavitcher Rebbe, a prominent Jewish spiritual leader. N.I.Z.
is looking to bring positivity and intelligence to a hip-hop
industry which he feels is in desperate need of spiritual
uplifting. N.I.Z. has been rapping for over 10 years and has
performed with artists such as Matisyahu, The Last Poets, and Toots and the Maytals.

dj handler
The brains behind Modular Moods and many of the hyped parties in
and around NYC, dj handler’s music defies stereotypes. He
frequently includes collaborations with non-electronic musicians,
creating textural fusions of live and recorded sound. He references
Ashkenazic cantorial music, traditional Yemenite melodies and hip
hop. dj handler is a multi cultural maestro that spins a mix of
Baile Funk and Afro Beat blended with 80’s free style and hip hop,
which gets the most famous US clubs to resemble the craziest
festivals abroad.

Erez (dj handler) currently runs Modular Mood Records, an
independent record label that produces a variety of hip-hop, rock
and klezmer-jazz bands. Modular Moods began in Washington, D.C.,
but has since moved to New York City where it continues to thrive
and collaborate with other artists and organizations all across the
board, such as The Workmen’s Circle, DJ Rekha, MC Paul Barman,
Daniel Carter, and Heeb magazine to promote the arts, and
specifically a variety of cultures fused with a modern edge.
London Radio’s 104.4 FM called him, “One of New York’s hottest
Jewish musicians” and Heeb Magazine listed him in their “Top
Hundred Heeb”. He resides and maintains his label, Modular Moods,
within the auditory heart of Brooklyn.

Erez a.k.a. dj handler