DIGITAL DISPLAY

DIGITAL DISPLAY

It’s amazing what a little photoshop and i phone app madness can do to our pictures. Every Tuesday or Wednesday I tune into East Village radio and peep Bobbito’s show or Chillin’ Island and just geek out on photoshop working on my weekly email blasts.

SAMPHA “INDECISION” (VIA YOURS TRULY)

SAMPHA “INDECISION” (VIA YOURS TRULY)

Seriously tho’. How beautiful is this track? SBTRKT dropped a wonderful album in 2011 and I Sampha’s vocals were a huge part of the albums success. I am excited to hear the rest of the album forthcoming on Young Turks. This song has not only been on rotation during my radio sets but also in the car. I came across this wonderful live performance via Yours Truly! Peep!

KCRW PLAYLIST | 30 JULY 2013

KCRW PLAYLIST | 30 JULY 2013

Somehow I managed to pack the record bag nice and tight and fit all these new records into the fold. New sounds from When Saints Go Machine remixed by Hannibal of Quadron/Rhye, Peter Gabriel flipped by Sweatson Klank, Jessy Lanza on the Hyperdub label, Dirg Gerner, Tony Allen X Theo Parrish, Seven Davis Jr., Drums Of Death, Tall Black Guy, The Stepkids, Jameszoo + mas!

STYLE WARS RECAP

STYLE WARS RECAP

Thank you LA! 30 years of celebrating Style Wars KCRW style complete with the assistance of Mear One, Risk One, Decypher, Hit+Run, the staff at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science and Pam/Taryn/Brian at the events dept at the station! Peep the pics!

“EVERYBODY STREET” | CHERYL DUNN

“EVERYBODY STREET” | CHERYL DUNN

Can’t wait to see this movie! I have raved about it and the filmmaker Cheryl Dunn for months on this blog. I had the honor of chatting with her about her songs of inspirations a couple of years ago. And now it seems as if the movie is out. Well if your on the East coast. Im sure once I get word that it will be playing here on the West coast I will let you know.

SANGO “NORTH”

SANGO “NORTH”

10 years from now this cat will be on everyone’s radar. Scratch that. 5 years from now possibly. Maybe 2? This album is easily in my top 3 of this year thus far. Beautiful textures, sounds and vocals. It’s been a minute since I could listen to an album start to finish and let it take me to another place.

GLENN O’BRIEN

GLENN O’BRIEN

I found a dvd of his TV Party series about 4 years ago. A collection of clips from his cable access show in NY during the hey day of punk/New Wave and birth of Rap. Basquiat, Blondie and countless other characters in the NY art scene would stop by and it was low budget dialogue at its best. I was surprised to see him still in the light of fashion and art with the a series of Youtube clips. Get to Glenn!

THE GOODS RECAP | 19 JULY 2013

THE GOODS RECAP | 19 JULY 2013

Sometimes after a Friday night at Zanzibar I head home, hit the shower and let out the longest WHOOOOOOOOAAAA in homage to Ric Flair and also the awesomeness that takes place at THE GOODS! Last night was a reminder of how amazing this place is with folks from all kinds backgrounds, sexual preference, walks of life and come together on the dance floor getting down!

RANT # 5 | FRUITVALE STATION REVIEW

RANT # 5 | FRUITVALE STATION REVIEW

This movie brings to light the life of Oscar Grant. It provides the humanity behind a man who has become a symbol. I enjoyed it although I was not as moved as I thought I might be possibly because this type of story is common where I come from. The bad guys always get away with a slap on the wrist. I would love to hear your thoughts! Let me know what you thought of the movie.

LOS GIRLS EP

LOS GIRLS EP

It’s out! This project took months and months to make but it was also the easiest project to created with Nick Rosen. This project began as I started work on my second album for Plug Research and I would have these incredible sessions with Nick. We would record 2-3 songs a day then we would have downtime. We began starting songs from scratch, go grab coffee, return and hit record. Take a listen!

MEAR ONE | KCRW GUEST DJ PROJECT

MEAR ONE | KCRW GUEST DJ PROJECT

Legendary LA artist Mear One stopped by KCRW to record a set for the Guest Dj Project. Ever since I was a kid taking the bus from North Hollywood to Melrose I would see his tags all over the place. Walls, Heavens, bus stops and the whole 9! This is one of my favorite sets I have done and really enjoyed Mear’s insights into his song selections. Take a listen! Hope you dig!

RANT #3 | THE VERDICT

RANT #3 | THE VERDICT

Wow! Todays rant was suppose to be my thoughts on my very first photo exhibit at Gabba Gallery but en route to the show I found out the verdict in the Zimmerman trial and well, that just messed up my day. Rather than share my 2 cents in 140 characters or less I figure Id just record a rant while driving home after a dj gig. Hit play and I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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RANT #2 | OPINIONS AND SPECULATION | THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL

RANT #2 | OPINIONS AND SPECULATION | THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL

I have always wrestled with ways of sharing views on current and community affairs. I thought about writing blog posts but I thought I’d take it one step further thanks to my Soundcloud app on my I Phone. From here on out I will voice my thoughts on things that are happening in the news and might even record some discussions on topics that affect our community.

KCRW PLAYLIST | 9 JULY 2013

KCRW PLAYLIST | 9 JULY 2013

Fresh off a plane from this up north and right into the basement. Whoop. Tons of remixes and re-edits plus a few hand picked selections from one of my favorite producers in the game, Sir Tall Black Guy! While at the airport (Shout outs to San Jose Airport for the fast free wifi) I was able to unearth some albums sitting in my inbox which made it on air! Take a listen. Hope you dig!

SF SNAPSHOTS

SF SNAPSHOTS

I am back up in the bay. Thanks to the kind folks behind the Fiesta Frida party at the Women’s Center for bringing me up to play. Traveling to get there was a bit of a challenge due to cancelled flights into the bay but I made it! The minute I got to the room I hit the sack. Hope you enjoy!

4TH OF JULY | THE STREETS EDITION (PHOTOS)

4TH OF JULY | THE STREETS EDITION (PHOTOS)

It was an incredible day at Grand Park! While en route home I managed to snap some shots of some folks West of the 110 Freeway firing off fireworks on the streets. It reminded me of my days as a youngster and staying out past my bed time to watch fireworks illuminate the San Fernando sky. Peep the blog tomorrow for Grand Park pics! Hope these pics make you rewind in your mind!