IN CONVERSATION – J ROCC w/ PEANUT BUTTER WOLF

IN CONVERSATION – J ROCC w/ PEANUT BUTTER WOLF

The Funky President J Rocc swings through for a chat about his journey as a club dj in the OC. But then in came Peanut Butter Wolf to start the party and break down the history of the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series and it’s inspiration of sample/rap culture. Tales of digging, serving the homies at Mcdonalds are all told

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!

RIP DARONDO

RIP DARONDO

I had the pleasure of watching this man record some sessions one day with The Park. The way I shoot is I just simply feel out the artist’s energy. Derek said “just shoot” but I was never sure if Darondo was down for a camera in his face. Darondo became more welcoming with his one liners and laugh. Every laugh exposed a few missing teeth but a warm and loving heart. I just found out Darondo passed and it made me want to unearth this session.

MILES BONNY “LIVE ON THE VENICE BOARDWALK”

MILES BONNY “LIVE ON THE VENICE BOARDWALK”

Out last minute/secret show off the Boardwalk in Venice California. Fans were notified 10 minutes before the performance and were given secret wrist bands to enter the must see show of 2013. The band consisted of Miles Bonny on vocals and horn, Nick Rosen on percussion, Anthony Valadez on tambourine and Smedley the Frenchie providing the good energy.

PATTERN BAR RECAP | 27 FEB 2013

PATTERN BAR RECAP | 27 FEB 2013

Good times at Lis-Uh-N last night. Managed to grab a quick bite with friends at Umami Burger then warm things up on the turntables. Lots of special friends in the building. My friend Yash shot some great video while I was up playing something a little different and special. The new Kwabs is the first track which is really cool and mellow followed by a Waajeed beat. Anyways, further proof we like to experiment with sounds on Wednesday nights.

SAYERS | 5 JAN 2013

SAYERS | 5 JAN 2013

Saturday nights at Sayers is where folks either end up in the air, thrashing into the drum kit, hanging from some elevated place, on the dance floor, head bobbing on the couch or on the deck. Last night we managed to witness 2 out of the previously mentioned. Derek Taylor and I raged through the soundsystem last night inside one of LA’s mysterious and fun spots hidden on the corner of Hollywood and Wilcox.

TONIGHT | THE GOODS | ZANZIBAR

TONIGHT | THE GOODS | ZANZIBAR

Our final Goods jump off of 2012 in the books! I think it’s fair to say that we gave Zanzibar a pre taste of New Years Eve with all the incredible dancers, friends and family in the building! We are humbled. Thank you to all our patrons through out the years who made every single Friday night special! Peep last night’s pics and our special video including KG and yours truly sneaking into the Ice skating rink during after hours!

SAYERS

SAYERS

Last night after soundcheck Derek Taylor and I roamed Hollywood Blvd. We bumped into some energetic youth, got crunk for a bit then proceeded over to Sayers for an amazing night! Seriously incredible on so many levels! Thanks to all the friends who made it out and all the new ones! Watch the video!

DR. JEKYLL | LIVE FROM MY LIVING ROOM (EXCLUSIVE)

DR. JEKYLL | LIVE FROM MY LIVING ROOM (EXCLUSIVE)

I guess its fair to say Hiatus Kaiyote in a sense hijacked my blog theese past couple weeks. But when your praised by The Roots, Erykah Badu, Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective and Gilles Peterson, then by all means go ahead! Watch an exclusive live version of a forthcoming song and listen to our chat recorded last week during Nai Palm’s stay at the Vala HQ!

L.E.S (VIDEO)

L.E.S (VIDEO)

I shot this while getting lost around the L.E.S and Brooklyn. It was nice to get away from the usual visuals in Los Angeles and put my boots to the pavement and capture what I saw. This is the wrap up video. Hope you enjoy! Watch!

RAINY MILO

RAINY MILO

Im so grateful to live in an era where soul music is spanning into a thousand different directions. One of them being in the 80 bpms with soft snares and 808’s accompanied by minimal keys and bass. Rainy Milo exemplifies this great production. It makes me want more from her. Check out her sounds!

HOMEBOY SANDMAN

HOMEBOY SANDMAN

I caught Homeboy Sandman at SXSW in 2010. I was hooked. By 2011 we linked up at the following SXSW and lots of great things had happened since. Now working on releases for Stonesthrow, this brother gets to showcase his unique rhyme patterns to a new audience. Peep these great videos!