UCLA JAZZ REGGAE FESTIVAL RECAP

UCLA JAZZ REGGAE FESTIVAL RECAP

Wheeew! What a Sunday it was at UCLA for the Jazz Reggae Fest. The temperature was just right as folks began to enter for the long haul of great artists such as Grouch and Eligh, Jhene Aiko, Common, Santigold and has. I kicked things off with an obvious Roy Ayers classic to kick off the festival. My man Thurz held down mic duties. This is one of my favorites spots to play records at. Folks seriously move to just about anything! Peep the pics!

SATURDAY NIGHT RECAP

SATURDAY NIGHT RECAP

Sayers was super super cracking last night! Met some new folks, hung with some old ones. Big love to Apl De Ap for swinging through and getting his fist pumping on. At one point I thought the stage was going to collapse. It was absolute bonkers. Hope to see you next Saturday night!

GRAMMY CAMP BASIC TRAINING | DORSEY HIGH

GRAMMY CAMP BASIC TRAINING | DORSEY HIGH

I had a great morning hanging at Dorsey High School as part of The Grammy Foundations Grammy Camp/Basic Training. It was also awesome to be joined by the amazing and talented producer Mike Elizondo known for his production work with Dre, Eminem, Tegan And Sara, Fiona Apple and many others. Also joining us was Dolly who helps with coordination and booking of talent for award shows such as The Espy’s and various other programs.

CHERRYPOPPIN’ RECAP

CHERRYPOPPIN’ RECAP

A big Happy Birthday to KG Superstar! Right after my set at Pattern Bar I headed over to The Room in Hollywood and held down a set alongside Dj’s B-hen and Tendaji Lathan who threw down some mean sets! It’s been a year or so since I dropped a set so I wasnt sure wether to go deep soul or dancefloor madness.

UCLA JAZZ REGGAE FESTIVAL

UCLA JAZZ REGGAE FESTIVAL

Im stoked to be a part of this year’s UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival this Sunday! This is my third year and this line up is super fly! Super stoked to see Jhene Aiko on this bill. Bring the sunscreen, beach towels and enjoy an all day concert. Thurz will be holding down the hosting duties and I’ll be on the turntables all day as well. Make sure to say hello!

KCRW PLAYLIST | MAY 21 2013

KCRW PLAYLIST | MAY 21 2013

Back after a nice vacation and stepped into the basement super amped laced with a fat record bag full of new gems. Lots of young producers and artists getting shine on this past Monday’s program including IAMNOBODY,Lakim, Def Sound, Zach Sekoff, King Most, Chance The Rapper, Abjo and more. Also cool gems from Miguel, Mobb Deep, Warp’s Jono McCleery and Irma Thomas on the throwback tip. On the fresh out of the record bag tip, new Daft Punk, Mayer Hawthorne teams up with Jessie Ware and Japan’s Budamonk and Mistu The Beats from the Jazzy Sport camp.

CONVERSATION IN A CAB WITH LARRY CLARK

CONVERSATION IN A CAB WITH LARRY CLARK

He’s been labeled a visionary, masterful director, photographer, pervert, artist etc etc. I have always respect this man. Sometimes I take pictures around the city and catch something Im not sure I should share out of fear of feedback. But looking at his photo’s has only pushed me to share those intimate shots because of Larry’s perspective that this is reality. This is what’s really going on. To hide it is to deny it. His photo book Tulsa is a must see documenting drug use, junkies and dealers. Peep the video.

DOG WALK (PICS)

DOG WALK (PICS)

Every time I walk my Smedley Butler III Esq. aka Lord Smed of Valashire I get to see some interesting stuff along the Venice boardwalk. Having a pet has allowed me to get out of the house more and more and see things that inspire me to make music or take pictures. I took these this evening. Hope you dig!

KG SUPERSTAR BDAY BASH!

KG SUPERSTAR BDAY BASH!

History in the making! The Supreme Team unite on a special Wednesday night. Too much sexy and love in the room might make the Earth explode but we are willing to take that risk! They said it could never be done! The doctors advised us against it! The pundits dismissed us in 2012! News analysts predicted our demise on a week night! Club owners said our energy was too much for venues! And we are doing it! Making it happen! Positive energy! YESSSSSSSSS!!!

TONIGHT | THE GOODS | ZANZIBAR

TONIGHT | THE GOODS | ZANZIBAR

Last night was a reminder to rock shorts at The Goods. I got home full of sweat but it felt good! Big ups to all the folks from the KCRW events department for getting down with us after hosting an intimate night w/ Quadron. I got to catch the first set then had to fly over to soundcheck and all systems were set. Also big love to Dj Daz in the building. Peep the pics and hope to see you next Friday night as we proceed! Salsa classics, 808’s, classic gems new gems, anthems and heat rocks!

WEEKEND RECAP (PICS)

WEEKEND RECAP (PICS)

Taking off for vacation early Sunday morning but wanted to share with you some pics from Cana Rum Bar and The Goods at Zanzibar! Tonight I’ll be at The Sayers Club ducking from ice cubes, watching folks go ape nuts hanging from the the chandeliers and the usual madness.

24 HOURS IN LA

24 HOURS IN LA

This week has been crazy for me personally. My perspective on life changed a bit due to a sudden health scare and the entire time I walked more, sat in the shower more, thought more and restricted myself from more work. But the camera was still in hand. Peep the pics!

KCRW PLAYLIST | 30 APRIL 2013

KCRW PLAYLIST | 30 APRIL 2013

New gems from Joy Orbinson reworking one of my favorite Donell Jones cuts + James Blake, The XX on the Jaime XX re edit tip, De La Soul, Nickodeums, Baths, Rudimental, Extra Medium + some disco boogie via The Time, Kid Creole and First Choice. Peep the Bird cut! Fresh out of Toronto and one of my favorite artists at the moment! Hope you enjoy!