MIKE GIANT

MIKE GIANT

Surfing the blogosphere and bumped into the really cool video of legendary graff/tattoo artist Mike Giant. Watching him execute this giant piece on a company wall was inspiring considering the limited amount of tools he had. His utilization of space is really cool as well. I think I watched this clip 4 times in a row. Hope you dig!

IN CONVERSATION – WIL DOG OF OZOMATLI AKA EL GAVACHILLO

IN CONVERSATION – WIL DOG OF OZOMATLI AKA EL GAVACHILLO

This week’s guest is Wil Dog! I’ve heard about his side project El Gavachillo for a minute now and we discuss his exploration into the Bandas world of sound as well as his journey as a kid growing up in Los Angeles during such a pivotal time for the hip hop generation of b boying, community activism and the merging of so many cultures that would later become the sound of Ozomatli

YOUNG GURU X GOOGLE GLASS

YOUNG GURU X GOOGLE GLASS

This is something special! Technology is changing super fast. So fast that It’s a bit hard to stay with the times. Being a stubborn Aries I like to stick what works and what I master but this Google Glass just shook up the game! This video demonstrates how the young, music generation can benefit with the product. Young Guru is a fine ambassador for the brand and displays the many usages of the Google Glass. Let me know what you think!

IN CONVERSATION | OKAYPLAYER

IN CONVERSATION | OKAYPLAYER

A few weeks back, right after the Sonos Listening party for Yuna I linked with Kevin from Okayplayer.com. We had a great conversation and I knew right away I wanted to drag this guy into the basement for a chat about the wonderful site and his involvement with OKP. OKP has been this hub/community for folks who share ideas, links, debates and content in relation to artists or culture. Hope you dig!

THE GOODS RECAP | 16 NOV 2013

THE GOODS RECAP | 16 NOV 2013

Great night this past Friday at THE GOODS at Zanzibar It’s been more than 5 + years of holding down this residency with KG Superstar and it just never seems to slow in terms of the love and energy we feel. Big love to all the friends and fam who came out. Energy was turnt up X 100! Hope to see you next Friday night! Big thanks to my broski Jazz for the pics!

RANDOM SNAPSHOTS

RANDOM SNAPSHOTS

After djing at Cana Rum Bar last night I had this urge to take some snapshots. The night felt right and I had this new Blood Orange cd on repeat. I wish I had brought my camera but instead settled for these I phone snapshots. Hope you dig.

DEBARGE ” RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT”

DEBARGE ” RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT”

Real talk! I’ve been on this Debarge trip for the past 2 days. This sound brings back memories in ways I can not explain. I remember being a kiddo in the back of my mothers car and hearing “All This Love” and the melodies would freak me out. Then I saw the Last Dragon and this video for Rhythm of The Night came on smack in the middle of the movie and my spirits were lifted.

IN CONVERSATION – OSCAR KEY SUNG

IN CONVERSATION – OSCAR KEY SUNG

I first heard his music and I must confess it, it was a little strong on the sexy side of things. Cool in terms of sonic texture but this distinct vocal that kinda kicked in assuring the listener that everything was cool and turn down the lights. But the more I began to listen the more I started to appreciate the sonic textures of all the sounds. And then it all clicked. And then I heard the Miguel cover of “Sure Thing” and then I fell in love!

KCRW PLAYLIST | NOV 10 | SITTING IN FOR ANNE LITT

KCRW PLAYLIST | NOV 10 | SITTING IN FOR ANNE LITT

No Monday show this week however I sat in for the amazing musical selector/hug giver Anne Litt this past Sunday and played a lot of my favorite tracks from 2013 including new cuts from David Bowie, Yuna, King Krule, Arcade Fire, Chromeo and much more. Hope you dig this show! Catch you all next Monday night back in the basement!

ZACKS’S THESIS | BEHIND THE SCENES

ZACKS’S THESIS | BEHIND THE SCENES

Almost there! November 19th is the date for on my first single set to drop on Plug Research. The forthcoming LP features some of my favorite artist and musicians from around the world who collaberated on this project which I am excited to share in early 2014. The first single features LA emcee/producer/musician Zack Sekoff who kills the track “Zack’s Thesis”.

KCRW PLAYLIST | 5 NOV 2013

KCRW PLAYLIST | 5 NOV 2013

New newness from all over! Im digging this new Joey Bada$$ that dropped a few weeks back. Also big love to Kae (Italy), Christoff El Truento (New Zealand), Jazzy Sport (Japan) and GDNA out of LA for sending me some great work directly into my inbox. Also this new Skin Town record just dropped and played a couple cuts off the amazing album from the LA duo. Hope you enjoy!