This right here is something incredible. We’ve got the one and only DJ Z-Trip coming to the 45 Sessions at the Uptown in Oakland on November 10. It’s been a minute since anybody has seen Z-Trip do an all-45s set, but we’ve got him coming to throw down a special treat in a slightly smaller club setting so you can really get the vibe. We’re getting a special opening set from local legend DJ Doc Fu, the homie DJ Platurn and I will be rocking the set, and we’ll have a whole separate lounge area with vendors, giveaways, and sounds courtesy of DJ Delgado and DJ Saurus. But the space is limited, and tickets are already flying out the door! Visit djztrip45sessions.eventbrite.com for presales, and be quick about it!
It’s here, y’all! The esteemed Motown on Mondays crew has released the latest in its series of Motown remixes. There’s a whole bunch of really cool stuff on here–including a little touchup of the Jacksons’ version of “Little Bitty Pretty One” by yours truly. Check out the whole album!
This right here is some serious business. On December 5, the world famous DJ Jazzy Jeff is playing at Mighty in SF. That alone is a great thing, but check out who’s playing with him: Shortkut and Scratch Bastid. That’s a ridiculous amount of talent in just three guys. And then, we’ve got the 45 Sessions crew rocking the side room all night. You can’t possibly go wrong!
Well, there’s one way you can go wrong: Not going to this jam! And if you want to go, you’re definitely going to want to cop some presale tickets. Get ’em right here while they’re hot!
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!