Motown on Mondays (Monday, August 31)

Written by DJ Enki on August 30, 2015 – 6:48 pm -

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!

Mobile Mondays NYC 9/29

Written by DJ Enki on September 26, 2014 – 1:52 am -

Mobile Mondays NYC 9/29

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)
10:00-?

New mixtape: Blendapella 2 is here!

Written by DJ Enki on July 9, 2013 – 4:28 am -

Blendapella 2

Back in 2006, the homie DJ Platurn and I put out Blendapella, a mixtape that was meant to showcase the craft of blending, which we worried was become a lost DJ skill. The mix was quite successful for us, and we kept talking about doing a sequel, but it took us several years to be able to actually get to work on it. Well, we finally did get to work on it, and even though it took us a full year to complete (damn, real life really gets in the way when you’re trying to coordinate schedules!), we think it was worth the wait.

But don’t take my word for it–judge for yourself:

In 2006, we made Blendapella as a reaction to the then-burgeoning concept of the “mash-up DJ.” Seven years later, DJing has moved even further in the direction of hype over ability. DJ-in-a-box has become not just real, but commonplace. New technology keeps pushing DJs further away from the craft of DJing, and it’s almost to the point that a DJ actually DJing live is the exception and not the rule. So we felt it was time to revisit the Blendapella concept and get back to basics. Every sound on this mix comes from original-pressing vinyl, and the blending was done live by DJs instead of in post-production by software. Enjoy!
— DJs Enki & Platurn PKA The Blend Kings

Blendapella 2 is only available as a stream for the moment, but we’ve posted it up at Bandcamp, where we’re asking a $7 download charge. This money will help us press up some physical copies (i.e. CDs), which we would really like to do.

And thank you as always for your support! Without y’all, none of this stuff happens in the first place.