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Best 4th of July party ever! Big love to all the folks who came out to Grand Park’s very 1st of July Party!  The weather was on point and so was the energy. I started off the day with some soul vibes w/ some Stevie edits and brasilian breaks then Get Lit hit the stage showcasing some poetry. These were LAUSD high schoolers dropping knowledge on the crowd. Ethio Cali and Jungle Fire followed with some world flavor and the crowd began to build and build.  During my breaks I ventured through the crowd with my camera and took some great shots of the water fountain and all the kiddos running around. It was back to the turntables and the crowd began to move a little more and I just had to drop Cube’s “Today Was A Good Day” somewhere in my next set followed by some Mana which really got a great reception pre La Santa Cecilia!  LSC took it home and then it was time to intro Grand Park director Lucas Rivera and Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina who thanked the crowd then came the pyro! Whoop!  Then the ride home was an adventure too!









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You know it’s Summer time when folks come to the clubs wearing less and less. And what better way to kick off the season then with some new wheels! The residencies were fun this weekend. Thanks to all who came out to Cana Rum Bar, Zanzibar, Sayers and at Sunday Sessions at Grand Park! Fun times all around. Hope to see you back at Grand Park for our 4th of July jump off! Info here.

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Truly excited to team up with Grand Park once again for this awesome occasion celebrating MLK and the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. I’ll be on the turntables with some live music. The last time we got down at Grand Park it was one hell of a city party! Peep the pics. You got the day off!  Come out and lets do it again under the sun! Hope to see you LA!


Grand Park’s Event Lawn (between N Broadway and Spring St.)

Oye Los Angeles! Let’s meet up at Grand Park this Inauguration / MLK Jr Day.

HAIL TO THE CHIEFS is a musical shout out to commemorate hopes of past, present and future.

Bring picnics, blankets, friends, family, dogs, frisbees, board games, bikes, and your beautiful selves.

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Easy public transport: Metro Red Line to Civic Center, take Temple Street exit to come up right in the middle of the park!

What a night! So great to rock the party with the Dublab fam, Votolatino, the amazing staff at Grand Park and of course my fellow Angeleno’s who gathered, camped, broke out blankets and enjoyed the coverage of the 2012 elections. Every time CNN had breaking results you could hear the unison of gasps across the park. Every time President Obama picked up states you could hear a gigantic roar! It reminded me of a homerun roar at Dodger Stadium! If you came out I hope you had a ball!  Wether you voted R or D, we were all family!  So great to see so many friends and fam hanging out!

(Holla at cha boy on CNN)

The last time I played Grand Park the Mayor showed up! Jeremy Sole and I rocked for the CivicLA bike riders and this time we unite LA during election night to observe results complete w/ big screen monitors, food trucks and all in the comfort of DTLA’s Grand Park!  I’m excited to play records alongside my Dublab fam under the LA sky. And it’s free!! More info on the GrandPark FB page or Grand Park’s official site.

Last year I went into the city with the camera and discovered CicLAvia, a tradition started in Bogota Columbia over 30 years ago. I was really amazed at how the LA and bike community came together on a Sunday and just rode a stretch of LA streets. It was tranquil and peaceful. This year Im excited to partner up with LA’s Grand Park and creating some more excitement as myself and Jeremy Sole hold down turntable duties alongside some live music from Love In The Circus and Ozo Kids.  This is free to community!  I’ll bring my camera so stop by and strike a pose!  Hope to see you!

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Today I got to chop it up with Lucas Rivera, Park Director of Grand Park in DTLA. 13 acres of land in the heart of Downtown LA!  Im excited about some of the events they are presenting to our city that incorporate so many different cultures and elements and that coincide with what Los Angeles is all about!  It was great to hear the excitement in Lucas Rivera’s voice as he explained to me the sound technology implanted into the land and some of the forthcoming projects Angelenos can expect!  Brother Rivera brings with him lots of culture and experience having been involved in the Dj culture/ Boricua / House music scene in Philly and the east coast. If you see him on the street make sure to show him some LA love!