Nov 10th @ LeBain with Jus-Ed / New York
Sundays in August @ The Woods / Brooklyn
July 18th @ The Woods / Brooklyn
June 15th @ Cameo / Brooklyn
May 17th @ Cameo / Brooklyn
April 21st @ Le Bain / New York
April 19th @ The Counting Room / Brooklyn
March 15th @ The Counting Room / Brooklyn
Feb 15th @ The Counting Room / Brooklyn
Jan 18th @ The Counting Room / Brooklyn
Mention Henry Maldonado as a contributor to the early New York House scene and the statement is sure to be met with both acknowledgment and inquiry. However a quick Discog search will immediately associate him with his House 2 House, Urban Rhythm, Rhythm Section and various other aliases during House Music's run in the 1990s.
Releases on seminal House labels Strictly Rhythm, King Street, Henry Street and MAW Records would set the stage for his imprint Speak Recordings. Speak boasts a catalog of releases that includes Nu-disco and House royalty In Flagranti, Nick Chacona, Michoacan, Drrtyhaze, Stevie Kotey, Dean Meredith and his own Son of Sound releases. His recent pop / nu-disco venture under Native Underground enlists the talents of singer & partner Javi (Javi Silva).
Together as Native Underground, the duo creates an aesthetic that's best described as a modernized, pop-disco nod to proto-freestyle and post-disco era song writers such as John Rocca, Chaz Jenkal, Arthur Baker, Peter Brown, John Robbie, Tee Scott and others. Native Undergound's first EP entitled 'Till It Hurts was released in late 2010 on Roy Dank's The Wurst Music Co., and continues to break ground, setting the stage for more quality releases from this seasoned veteran of dance-floor music.