Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Billie Jean by Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc was always one of my favorite guest performers at Root Down, but this performances here gives me the chills! Check it out & if you like what you hear, pick up his new album Good Things

Quantic Interview

Digging for breakbeats is definitely what exposed me to other genres of music. Quantic says it best, "There comes a time when you stop looking for break beats.... there's not a funk beat there, but I love it. You're taste deepens." Much respect to Quantic. If you haven't heard his music, you're missing out! Check out this interview he did a few years back.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Low Key Every Wednesday Night

Going on our forth week! Come vibe & lounge with us, we're spinning rare groove, early 90's r&b, neo soul, soulful hip hop and anything else that makes us feel good! Free all night.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Funky Sole

Tomorrow Night, I'm spinning an all vinyl set with Music Man Miles & DJ Soft Touch aka Clifton at the LA's legendary Funky Sole. So bring you're dancing shoes cause we're gonna get FUNKY! ...And it's free all night; The Echo 1822 Sunset Blvd LA 90026

Easy Roc's Halloween Decor

Yes, I know Halloween was a month ago, but a couple days after Easy Roc's Halloween house party, I stopped by his house to shoot all the incredible decor that was still up. Chatting it up with Easy, he was already mapping out his decorations for next year. So again, don't make any plans for Halloween weekend in 2011, lol. His parties truly capture the Halloween spirit!

*Photography by Ervin Arana

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Last night was definitely a night to be grateful for. My night started with my weekly residency "Low Key" at Carbon in Culver City. Lots of folks came to vibe & groove with us. Special thanks to DJ Bennett (Amoeba Music) for coming thru as well.

Then I headed out to the 12th Annual Thanks Givends event to rock with all my LA peeps. Spinning 45's after Japan's DJ Muro & Stone Throws' Peanut Butter Wolf is no easy task, but your boy did it. After seeing those two rock, it's inspired me to hit the lab & sharpen up my skills! Much respect to both of them!

I didn't get say hello to too many folks, but I hope everyone had a great night! And don't forget, be thankful everyday, not just once a year. We're very fortunate to be living the life that we do :D

*Photo by Ervin Arana

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanks Givends 12 Year Anniversary

Every year LA comes together for the Annual Thanks Givends Benefit fundraiser. This year's event will be benefiting Mar Vista Family Center & Peace 4 Kids/Watts Boys & Girls Club Arts. I hope everyone will come out to support this great cause. Music will be provided by just about all your favorite LA DJ's, including yours truly! Here's the info....

Club Seven Forty
753 S Spring St (Corner of 8th in Downtown LA, Enter Alley)
9pm-3am | 21+ | $10 Suggested Donation

Mar Vista Family Center -
The mission is to provide low-income families with quality preschool education, youth enrichment, and educational tools to create positive change in their lives and in their communities. Every program adheres to the basic premise that it is critical to empower children, teens and adults to play vital and responsible roles – as decision makers, community leaders, mentors, classroom volunteers, and fundraisers – at MVFC

Peace 4 Kids/Watts Boys & Girls Club Arts -
Provides programs and services for foster and at-risk youth from ages 5-18, and after emancipation until age 24. Peace4Kids is truly on the front lines in addressing the needs of foster and at-risk youth in the South Los Angeles neighborhoods of Watts,
Willowbrook and Compton. They create a strong foundation
through programs focused on creative expression and life
skills, allowing our kids to discover their unique voice and
limitless potential for success.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Root Down Sound System

The Root Down Sound System doing what we do best. Check us out tonight at the New Gabba 4916 Hollywood Blvd CA 90027; $5 Cover or Free before 11pm with password "The Meters" so tell all your your friends!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Low Key

In the mid to late 90's I discovered what the media labeled, neo soul. Artist like Amel Larrieux, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu & more. As a DJ, this was a sound that interested me the most. However, most DJ gigs required me to play more uptempo music.

Don't get me wrong, I love all types of music. But every Wednesday Night at Carbon, I'll be exploring all the r&b and soul music that moves me the most. I hope you'll stop by and join me sometime...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Breakestra live at the Root Down

The Root Down's back for it's second week with a special live performance by The Breakestra! Join us at the New Gabah 4916 Hollywood Blvd LA 90027. $10 all night!