If y’all don’t know about Lookwright, you need to get up on it. Super ill custom crates for both 7″ and 12″ wax, not to mention all sorts of custom projects, including furniture and DJ accessories. So when Mitch Manchild, the brains and the talent behind Lookwright, hit me up for a mix for his radio station, it was a definite honor. Plus, Mitch is the homie, so I had to do it up right. And here it is: 40 minutes of breaks and all sorts of funky stuff. Check it out!
What up, everybody? I know it’s been a minute, but I’ve been steadily working on new material, and now I can finally share some of it with y’all. I teamed up with the wonderfully talented J Ross Parrelli to create this EP/mixtape, “The Scenic Route,” a fun and funky voyage from SoCal all the way up to Sacramento. Good tunes and good vibes–and a sign of things to come. You can check it out below, and you can download it for free (or for however much money you feel like dropping) via BandCamp. Hope y’all dig it!
If you know me at all, you know how much I love this flyer. We’re gonna make sure the music is equally great, too. Motown on Mondays, Oakland-style at the Legionnaire (2272 Telegraph Ave.) 9pm-2am. Don’t sleep!
This is serious business right here. For the Winter Sessions, we’ve got two of the heaviest of heavyweights coming to town: Diamond D, who is by far one of the best 45 spinners in the world (seriously, last time we had him out, he blew my mind), and 45 King, whose name speaks for itself. And these guys are gonna rock 45s for 3 full hours for y’all. That’s on top of goodness from your 45 Sessions residents. Don’t sleep! Cop presale tickets while you still can!
I’m very excited to have the honor of remixing “Hard Work,” the lead single off my man Yameen’s new album. The OG version is a hip-house tune, but for my remix, I took it in a boom-bap direction because that’s just how I do. I got to have the song mixed by the great Matt Kelley (Hieroglyphics, Digital Underground, The Coup, etc.), so I really dialed in on the sound that I want. I feel like this is the best joint I’ve done in a hot minute. Check it out!
To get the entire single, head over to Yameen’s site for the OG version, my remix, instrumentals of both, and a bonus cut!
I’ve been rocking little records at the 45 Sessions for years now, but oddly enough, I’ve never gone to the east, my brother, to the east to rock little records at Mobile Mondays, NYC’s premier all-45s party. Well, finally that situation is being rectified. Monday the 29th, it’s on! The 45 Sessions invades Mobile Mondays as DJ Platurn and I join Natasha Diggs and the MM crew to throw down. NY peoples, come party with us!
Monday, Sept. 29th
The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery at Joey Ramone Pl.
New York, New York (East Village)
Got a nice new old tune for y’all! It’s my very own edit of First Choice’s disco classic “Love Thang,” gently remolded. I didn’t add anything to it (not my usual M.O., I know), but instead took things away and redid the arrangement to bring the funk out and emphasize the parts DJs know and love. You can cop it at my brand spanking new Bandcamp page–hope you dig it!
Shout out to Bryan at TheBeeShine for doing this interview. Always fun to talk about inspiration and motivation!
Shout out to the fine folks at Clusterfunk Collective for including me in their Take Five interview series. If you’ve ever wondered where I got my DJ name from, this interview covers that. It also covers my general DJing philosophy, the wonder of mixtapes, and, perhaps most importantly, what burrito to check for when you’re in New Orleans. You can read the whole interview right here.
Can you believe we’re already on the 45th installment of the 45 Sessions? Amazing but true. And what a great party it’s been–great crowds, great guests, great fun. So of course we’re gonna go big for #45 and bring in the capos of other 45s parties: Danny Holloway of LA’s Blazing 45s, and Natasha Diggs, the visionary behind NYC’s Mobile Mondays (and who you should also remember from the Valentine’s Day edition of the 45 Sessions last year). Gonna be big things with little records–you know we’ll turn it out right. So come celebrate with us on Friday the 20th!