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

The 45 Session (Saturday, September 18)

Written by DJ Enki on September 14, 2010 – 5:54 pm -

The 45 Session--it's on and poppin'

Once again it’s on!

I’m not kidding when I say this is my favorite ongoing party: The 45 Sessions that happen every third Saturday at the Layover in Oakland. It just reminds me of what’s fun about DJing: Anything goes as far as selection is concerned (as long as it’s on a 45, of course), and the crowd at this cool little spot is totally down to boogie to whatever you throw at ’em. Funk, disco, rock, breaks, classic, unknown, whatever–if it’s good, it’s good. Plus, in this Serato age, it really is nice to put all the bells and whistles aside and just spin real records. (And of course there’s the show-and-prove aspect: If you don’t have a good collection and good skills, you can’t hang.) I know I’m pulling out some special gems for this outing, and I’m betting the homie Platurn is as well. It’s gonna be just Platurn and me rocking the decks all night long, so you know you need to bust out your dancing shoes and get ready for some quality DJing! Here is the Facebook event page with all the details, but for those who would rather not deal with the evil that is Facebook, here’s the rundown:

Saturday, September 18

The Layover (1517 Franklin St. Oakland)
The 45 Session: DJ Platurn and DJ Enki spin funk, disco, hip-hop, rock, breaks, boogie, and all sorts of great tunes on nothing but 45s
$3-$5 donation

The best damn New Year’s Eve party in the Bay!

Written by DJ Enki on December 15, 2009 – 9:16 pm -

So check this out: Come New Year’s Eve, instead of my usual schtick of staying home and avoiding the craziness, I’ve got something much more fun planned: Opening up for the godfather himself, Afrika Bambaataa, at Club 6! Oh, it’s going down like that! This party is no joke–all three rooms at the club are gonna be crackin’. Besides Bam, you’ve also got Zion I in the house, Radioactive, K-Flay, Distortion 2 Static, and all sorts of heavy hitters. This is serious business right here, and if you’re in the Bay for NYE, you really need to be at this party. You can catch all the details and buy tickets right here at this page.