Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Yes just wanna post that marvellous little vid' that my partner in crime Lefto did when we were in da US last week, San Francisco was indeeeeeed a great vibe, its dfntly one of my favorite cities in the world ... So cali yet so dffrnt yet so diverse... Love it.
Massive shouts to all my Oakland fam who crossed the bridge especially for that nite, was good to see you all !!
Thanx to : Julio & the boys for the crib hook-up , Carolyn our dopest US agent, Jeremy, Wiseacre & Jonathan, Papa Marques (yooo we wont come back 2 that italian restaurant nxt to Som no more !!! Where's my fish LOL) , Amy, Cali, Damian & co., Oakland WF ladies, Cecile, Hakobo & Nu, Michelle, Ugo and all the peeps who came to dance... ! :-)
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Mad journey and lack of sleeeeeep dis week, after Sacramento we went to San Francisco, Lefto had a gig @ Eve's Lounge and i went to play Foxy (strictly house music !) in San Jose (90 min train ride, south bay area) which was cool, then back to San Fran b4 flying to Los Angeles. Ok. Let me say this... As a dj i'd say that It doesnt get much better then when ur able to play the music that u want in an open air space, with a great sound-system and lovely people who came here to dance and have a good time... 'til the early morning hours...
And thats exactly what The Lift party in LA was about friday nite !!! Our hosts (and friends!!) Wiseacre and Jeremy Sole (both dope djs !!) really created their party in a true spirit, being all about the vibes & the people... The legendary Marcus Wyatt brought the deep house orishas before Lefto & i played and maaaaaaan, we mad fun behind the decks ! Thanx to everyone who came and made it a very special event...!
Massive shouts and blessings to : Jeremy & Eric, Carolyn, Jonathan, Marcus da papa, Josh aka Dj Expo, Anthony Valadez (gr8 spot in Venice beach!), Rick & Cara, Eduardo & Mystie, Alex (tu sabes !!!), Cracka Dawn (the sexiest cali b-girl), Novena & Derek, Reggae Pops the one and only...
Saturday, 10 September 2011
7.15 am just got back from da insaaaaaaane outdoor party in LA !!!! in a few hours back to SF for another Lift party with Jeremy Sole, Wiseacre, Marcus Wyatt & my brother Lefto of course, in da meantime here's da link for the Sacramento video, we had mad times @ the Press Club, such a gr8 crowd and lovely peeps, i even found some amazing 45's @ Records On Broadway there, ridiculous vinyl store... !! Big shout to Dan , Dj Whores crew, Jimmy, Carolyn, TIm from the UK (how random lol!!), Marshall for the dope brunch @ his Vegan Cafe & all the girls for dancin...!
More pix here : http://lefto.be/post/9999825248/dem-fools-worldwidefamily-sacramento
Friday, 9 September 2011
Aaaaaaaah its so good to be back in da US !!!!!! Was a good gig wid Lefto @ Cielo (best sound system in town), gr8 set by Wiseacre too & the place was packed... Not the friendliest crowd for a Turntables On The Hudson party (+ resident & brother Nickodemus was away) but we still had fun, thnx to the extended fam & friends who passed by :-) The meatpacking district has sooooo changed in da last 2-3 years its insane... Very 'posh' & 'jeans & shirt' type of style, which obviously doesnt make the parties better, especially when cats come to you and ask for some Madonna or Nicky Menage shhh but hey..!! Saturday was nuts as well, da party was @ the Plazza Hotel in Long Island City, basically one huge outdoor party and 2 other inside the buiding (with Djs Dhundee, Op Miller, Bobbito...), and rockin da sweaty basement was Stretch Armstrong (he killed it !!), even had time to dip in da pool outside, just perfect thing to do in them hooooot nites :-) Was kindly taken to the Bronx and its huuuuuuuge for real... This place feels like
i went back in time in a way... Totally authentic like in the Scorcese films and stuck in its own time... I'll be back there...
Was also honored to be taken to the legendary Lobster Pound in the Red Hook district (Brooklyn) and had truly the best eveeeeeeeer lobster roll in my liiiiiiife !!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmh just thinkin about it makes me hungry ! !!!! Expensive ($15) but totally worth it...! Had nuff time to hook up wid a few friends while there and Monday was totalluy craaaaaaazy in Brooklyn, as for the Labor Day the Afro-Carribean community celebrates also a carnival for the whole 24 hours... Like @ the Notting Hill Carnival there's a parade, sound-systems all over (playin mainly Soca & Dancehall / Reggae) and milliiiiiiiions of peeps in the streets... Sadly they were a few shootings and deaths due to the madness this year... I didnt hang out too long as i've done it couple times in da past ...
Love to all my peeps in NY, Op Miller & Akila, Yesenia, Eric Wiseacre, Amon & Mona, Nickodemus, Tara Rose, Eric, Nicole from DC, Tamara, Mae, Jose, Jordana, Keila & co., Chris & Imani, my music brothers Jay Locke & Fred P, Scribe & Amir, Nat & Zara
Despite a long journey & wait @ the airport for our visas to get sorted, i wanna thanx Rustam Ospanoff for having us play in Almaty outdoors (the main Square was nuts !!) & indoors, few intense gigs but still fantastic times out there and many laughs & good times shared wid my fellow djs Seiji, Mad Mats from Sweden & Eddy Ramich from Croatia, food was ace, we stayed @ a great hotel (bless the SPA !!) , basically we all had a blast in Kazakhstan :-) Massive thanx as well to Alma, Darren and all the people who made the parties happened...
P.S (Im writing this from California, just remembered i didnt blog about Kazakhstan like i was supposed to when i got back...)
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Yes yes another Rinse Fm show, we goin back to back with Mosca the bad boy !! Download here :
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Quiet Carnival Aug Chart Part 2
1. Hudson Mohawke VS Busta (Lefto Mashuo) CDR
2. Actual Proof The Grit EP Local Talk
3. Daz-I-Kue Various Nu CDR
4. Guy Andrews Unita Discobelle
5. Champion Lighter VIP Formula
6. Wbeeza Bagwag EP 3rd Ear
7. Aardvarck Anti-Concept LP Eat
8. Trevino Chip 3024
9. 123Mrk No Name EP IM
10. Jook 10 Hazard We R Bass
11. Bonobo Various Nu CDR
12. Bok Bok Various Nu CDR
13. Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band Rubber Orchestras LP H Sweetness
14. Funky Stepz John Wayne Hyperdub
15. Radiohead Bloom (Blawan Remix) Tick
16. Distal Angry Acid EP Tectonic
17. Youthman The Gate CDR
18. Jack Dixon Low TIde CDR
19. Klic Dachshund Skank Remixes Hit & Hope
20. Cooly G & Simbad Landscapes Hyperdub