Where I Swarm: Sammy Bananas on Brooklyn
SAMMY BANANAS wants to show you around Brooklyn. We’re totally down with that, thanks to the team at JACK DANIEL’S HONEY.
We here at Purple Sneakers have made absolutely no secret of our love for Brooklyn disco powerhouse and Fool’s Gold OG Sammy Bananas. We’ve analysed his tracks from every conceivable angle only to come up with the conclusion that they’re shameless funk the ilk of which so few are able to match. We’ve played him on FBi Click during our thrice-weekly takeover (Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays). We even had him spin a massive guest mix infused with more synth and high-hat than a late-Eighties aerobic exercise tape. We’ve tried (and probably failed) to avoid puns about bananas and myriad other fruits.
It only seemed right – given our mad love for Sammy and his recent collaboration with fellow Jack Daniels Honey town guides, Antony & Cleopatra – that we ask Sammy to tell us about his favourite places in New York’s hippest borough.
WHERE I DRINK:
Hotel Delmano (Williamsburg)
“There are innumerable watering holes throughout the borough, but Hotel Delmano is still my favorite place to get a fancy cocktail.”
WHERE I EAT:
Anchored Inn (Bushwick)
“My favorite burger in NYC is at this small Metal bar in a random part of Bushwick near my studio. Anchored Inn is the name of the spot, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.”
WHERE I RELAX:
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
“When I need to reboot I head to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and walk around for a while.”
WHERE I PARTY:
Cameo Gallery (Williamsburg)
“There’s been a lot of buzz about the new big dance clubs popping up in the borough, but my fav. spot is still the back room at Cameo. Small, loud, lasers, ’nuff said.”
WHERE I IMPRESS A DATE:
Momo Sushi Shack (East Williamsburg)
“I’m married, so ‘impress’ maybe isn’t the right word, but dates are a vital part of married life. Momo Sushi Shack is our special place. Amazing menu, and for a little extra dough you can eat fish that woke up in Tokyo.”
WHERE I CREATE:
“Just walking the streets and taking the subway. I always come up with ideas mid-transit and need to take out my phone to discreetly record a voice memo in a crowded space.”
To celebrate what draws a crowd, Jack Daniel’s Honey is giving you the chance to win a weekend away for you and your mates. All you have to do is tell us in 25 words or less, where you and your mates like to swarm to and our favourite answer will be sipping their next Jack Honey & Dry in a beach house at Byron Bay!
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Check out more from SAMMY BANANAS via his SOUNDCLOUD.
Words by Cheryl Billman.