Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Light Of The Sun

Jill Scott's new album drops June 28th. I've been a fan of her's since the beginning of her career, when I discovered she wrote the hook for The Root's "You Got Me." & first heard her singing it on "The Roots Come Alive."

I'm already feeling the first single "So In Love" featuring Anthony Hamilton. Peep the video

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Escapism is a monthly party that goes down every 4th Saturday of the month at the Blu Monkey. Hip Hop, funk, soul, reggae, latin & much more. Tonight, I'm honored to be playing along side Escapism residents DJ Expo, Phoreyz & Ezentric.

Join me, it's sure to be a good time. FREE All Night, street parking is available in the area & there is also valet service available behind the venue for $5 (entrance is on Western)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"I Was Missing" Listening Party

Low Key is hosting Artson's new album, I Was Missing listening party. Plus, special guest DJ Dynamix (IF2) will be in the house along with yours truly. Rumor has it, we might have some special surprise guest coming by as well!

So I hope you'll join us this Wed May 25th at Carbon, always FREE! $3 dollar drink specials 9pm-10:30pm; 9300 Venice Blvd in Culver City. Follow us on twitter for more info.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stone Rollin'

Raphael Saadiq's new album, Stone Rollin' in stores now. Please go out & support, you know you can't go wrong with Saadiq! I'm especially feeling "Good Man" Peep the video featuring Yaya DaCosta.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DJ Kaistar at Low Key

For a fresh new face on the scene, Kaistar has quickly emerged onto the Los Angeles DJ landscape in the last year with unprecedented power. Already establishing a reputation as a DJ that keeps dance floors packed and moving. Borrowing from his knowledge and experience as an accomplished streetdancer, Kaistar utilizes a vast and unorthodox selection of music paired with a strict work ethic to converted listeners, showing skill and experience beyond his years. With countless scheduled appearances both nationally & internationally, Kaistar is trailblazing throughout this year and intends to take you for a ride!

This Wednesday Night, you can catch him at Low Key!

Low Key goes down every 2nd & 4th Wednesday in Culver City with yours truly spinning 80's soul, 90's r&b & feel good hip hop. Always free, always a good time at Carbon (9300 Venice Blvd). Follow us on twitter for more info & updates.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Way I See It

*Photo by Ervin Arana 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Way I See It

A little bit about myself that you may not know. Over the years, I've falling deeply in love with music, djayin & everything about hip hop culture. I'm grateful for every experience & look forward to having more. But deep in my heart, I always knew I was meant to do photography. I never neglected that feeling, but I never talked about it much.

Lately, I've had the itch to shoot more than ever & I decided not to keep everything to myself anymore. With that being said, I'd like to share my perspective of life, The Way I See It...

*Photo by Ervin Arana 2011

Cinco de Mayo!!!

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with me at Little Temple!!! My set is at midnight, hope to see everyone there! Here's the info...

Nu-Soul Magazine & WestBay Music present Nu-Thursday Cinco de Mayo! Join Nu-Soul, Westbay & friends as we celebrate celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Nu-Thursdays style! Two rooms of sound exploring multiple genres of music with a Latin twist! Set's by Atlantic Collective + Special guest, DJ Brazilia, Ervin Arana, DJ Destroyer, Monalisa & DJ Seano. Going down at Little Temple 4519 Santa Monica Blvd. For more info visit nu-soulmag.com