45 Sessions Friday, March 22

Written by DJ Enki on March 20, 2013 – 2:36 pm -

OK, so we went a little off-calendar with this one due to SXSW, but we’re making up for it by going big! As the best damn party in the East Bay relocates to the brand-new Legionnaire Saloon (2272 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland, corner of Telegraph and Grand), we’re bringing a lot of our friends to the kick-off party. Besides your residents, DJ Platurn, E Da Boss, and DJ Enki, we’ve got Mr. E, Proof, Rascue, J-Boogie, and Centipede putting it down. So don’t miss out.

Programming note: Yes, this is the 4th Friday of the month, but after this installment, the 45 Sessions goes back to happening on the 3rd Friday of the month. Got it? Good. See you there!

DJ Z-Trip in Oakland March 1

Written by DJ Enki on February 17, 2013 – 1:59 am -

This is major, y’all. M’man Z-Trip is finally coming to do a show in Oakland! And the homies Platurn, Goldenchyld, and Saurus–along with yours truly–are doing the warm-up. Gonna be a fantastic show. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets here.

Just Blaze + 45 Sessions

Written by DJ Enki on November 13, 2012 – 3:45 pm -

Oh yeah, we’re closing out the year with a big one. Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to introduce to you the man behind a boatload of hit records from Jay-Z to Kendrick Lamar: DJ Just Blaze! We’re throwing a special edition of the 45 Sessions to let Just get busy and flex his crazy record collection. And this show is for ages 18 and up, so feel free to bring your little cousin and his crew to witness the fitness.

Friday, December 7

The New Parish (579 18th Street at San Pablo, Oakland)
DJ Platurn
E Da Boss
DJ Enki

Opening set by DJ Saurus

Hosted by Jern Eye and Fran Boogie

Spinning all 45s all night.

Discounted presale tickets are available now from The New Parish.

Large Professor. Strictly 45s. May 25.

Written by DJ Enki on May 7, 2012 – 7:31 am -

I am beyond excited for this. If you know me, you know that Large Professor is pretty much my hero when it comes to hip-hop, so to get the chance to share a billing with him–spinning all 45s, no less–is an incredible honor for me. This is gonna be serious business, y’all. Do NOT miss out!

Friday, May 25

Mighty (119 Utah St. San Francisco)
DJ Platurn
DJ Enki

Spinning all 45s all night.
Plus: Free BBQ!

Get your tickets at eventbrite.com

Friday, April 20: The 45 Sessions featuring DJ B-Cause

Written by DJ Enki on April 17, 2012 – 3:03 am -

This is gonna be great. We’ve got my favorite Bay Area DJ, the one and only DJ B-Cause, coming through for the 45 Sessions this month. B’s got a seriously deep collection and phenomenal skills when it comes to playing them. You really don’t want to miss out on this one.

Friday, April 20

Disco Volante (347 14th St., Oakland)
E Da Boss, DJ Platurn, DJ Enki, and special guest DJ B-Cause spin funk, disco, hip-hop, rock, breaks, boogie, and all sorts of great tunes on nothing but 45s

Friday, March 16: The 45 Sessions f/ DJ Doc Fu

Written by DJ Enki on March 10, 2012 – 5:42 pm -

The 45 Sessions with DJ Doc Fu

If you’ve been sleeping on the best party in the East Bay, it’s time to wake up. What we have here is big things: The homie DJ Doc Fu coming through to bless us with a set. Doc’s a San Francisco legend — an institution, even. He’s been slaying crowds for years with his killer record crates and top-notch skills. We’re excited he’s finally able to come bless the 45 Sessions with a set, and you should be, too, because much like Poor Righteous Teachers, he’s gonna rock this funky joint.

Friday, March 16

Disco Volante (347 14th St., Oakland)
Doc Fu and DJ Enki spin funk, disco, hip-hop, rock, breaks, boogie, and all sorts of great tunes on nothing but 45s

Here’s the Facebook event page.

First 45 Session of 2012!

Written by DJ Enki on January 19, 2012 – 7:11 am -

Big dudes. Little records. Massive fun. And it don’t stop, y’all.

Track the Movement (Sat. Nov. 5)

Written by DJ Enki on November 2, 2011 – 4:03 am -

Don't lose it!

Hey, you guys remember rap records, don’t you? Hip-hop DJs used to spin them before Serato took over the game.

Jerry Nice remembers rap records, so he started this dope party called Track the Movement that gave us DJs who still keep shelves full of dope rap wax a place to spin those records. I did this party last year and had a real good time revisiting my collection–I have some records I had forgotten about!–and now it’s time for me to invade again and get busy with it. If you love that good ol’ rap music, then this is definitely the party for you. Better yet, it’s free, and there are plenty of drink specials, so come kick it and get down to some great tunes.

Saturday, November 5

The Showdown (6th & Market, SF)
Jerry Nice and DJ Enki spin top-quality rap strictly off wax. No computers allowed!
No cover!

Ottawa, October 29: Grind!

Written by DJ Enki on October 18, 2011 – 5:53 am -

Back in 2009, I did some gigs up in Ottawa and Montreal, Canada, and I had a great time. In particular, the Grind party in Ottawa was one of the best times I’ve ever had DJing. It’s taken a couple years, but I’m back for another round at Grind! The homie Jon Deck hit me up, and as an added bonus, he said the Halloween edition of Grind is always one of the best ones of the year. How could I resist? I couldn’t, that’s how. I’m seriously excited for this one, and if you’re in Ottawa on October 29, I very highly recommend that you come through, because it’s gonna be an insanely good time.

Saturday, October 29

Babylon Nightclub (317 Bank St., Ottawa)
Jon Deck
Selectah Shellz
DJ Enki

Doors at 11
$7 cover before 12, $10 after

July 21-22: 45 Session and dirty bass/club jam

Written by DJ Enki on July 14, 2011 – 3:29 am -

Oh yeah, it’s back-to-back parties July 21-22. First, the funky-fresh 45 Session in Oakland. Then, the bass-heavy, grimy Greasetrap party in San Francisco. No matter which side of the Bay you’re on, I’ve got a dope party for you. And if food is an extra enticement for you, know that Disco Volante (where we’re doing the 45 Sessions) has quality grub, while the Greasetrap happens right next door to the homie Christian Ciscle’s amazing new chicken wings spot, Wing Wings (you really need to holler at the Jamaican jerk wings–they’re ridiculously good), which will be open late to cater to your post-party needs. You can’t front on deals like these! Check the facts below, and come get your groove on.

Thursday, July 21

Disco Volante (347 14th St., Oakland)
DJ Platurn, E Da Boss, and DJ Enki, spin funk, disco, hip-hop, rock, breaks, boogie, and all sorts of great tunes on nothing but 45s

Friday, July 22

Underground SF (424 Haight St., San Francisco)
Doc Fu, Cutso, Mr. Lucky, and DJ Enki rock the spot with B-more club, low-down bass jams, and other hard-hitting, high-energy rawness.