Monday, December 27, 2010

Teena Marie (R.I.P.)

Teena Marie passed away yesterday, Sunday December 26th at the age of 54. This song was one of my favorites, rest in peace Teena!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Live Mix Pt2 10 Year Anniversary

On Thursday Dec 30th all original musicians from the Breakestra's Live Mix Pt2 will performing live at the Root Down to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of it's release on Stones Throw. So join us at the new Gabah (4916 Hollywood Blvd 90027) $10 Cover all night; 21+

Arise at Root Down

Last Thursday Night LA's reggae roots band, Arise blessed the stage at Root Down. If you we're there, then you know the band did not disappoint, it was HEAT! Check out the photo's & join us this week for the 10 year anniversary of Breakestra's Live Mix Pt2

*Photography by Ervin Arana

Monday, December 13, 2010

Arise Performs live at Root Down

This Thursday Night, join us for a night of live Reggae Roots music along with the sounds of the Root Down Sound System. The venue just had some major upgrades, providing a classy setting and improving to the sound system. Free before 11pm, $5 after. Hope to see some familiar faces!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Take Me With You" by DJ Nu-Mark

Recognized for his pioneering work with Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark is best known for his production on the anthem “What’s Golden”. Nu is putting the finishing touches on his debut solo release Broken Sunlight to be released in early 2011.

But in the meantime VTech and Mochilla present an exclusive look inside his forthcoming mix CD “Take Me With You…” with this exclusive 20 minute download. Click the link to download.

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Blue Note Jazz Photography

I've known about this book for years and always forget to pick it up. I think this Christmas I'll buy myself a present. If you know anyone into jazz or photography this might be a great gift!

From 1941-1965 Francis Wolff took thousands of photographs during the rehearsals and recording sessions that made Blue Note Records the world's most famous jazz label. This book presents over 200 of those intimate photographs and the text details the history of the label and the fascinating stories behind some of its most legendary recordings. A valuable reference section includes biographies of the artists and the names and dates of the sessions at which the photos were taken. (Synopsis taken from;