The 45 Sessions with DJ Z-Trip (Thursday, Nov. 10)

Written by DJ Enki on October 3, 2016 – 12:59 am -

Z-Trip at the 45 Sessions in Oakland

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!

Friday, Dec. 19: The Winter Sessions w/ Diamond D and 45 King

Written by DJ Enki on December 16, 2014 – 3:23 pm -

Winter Sessions flyer

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!

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-?

Summer fun with the 45 Sessions

Written by DJ Enki on May 15, 2013 – 3:30 am -

So here’s what’s in store for the 45 Sessions this lovely Bay Area summer. All shows happen the third Friday of the month at the Legionnaire Saloon (2272 Telegraph at Grand in Oakland) starting at 10pm. And all shows promise to be a funky good time, so don’t miss out!

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!

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)
9pm-2am
JUST BLAZE
Shortkut
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)
9pm-2am
LARGE PROFESSOR
Shortkut
DJ Platurn
DJ Enki

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

Get your tickets at eventbrite.com

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)
10pm-2am
Doc Fu and DJ Enki spin funk, disco, hip-hop, rock, breaks, boogie, and all sorts of great tunes on nothing but 45s
$5

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)
10pm-2am
Jerry Nice and DJ Enki spin top-quality rap strictly off wax. No computers allowed!
No cover!