A lot has changed since I started this blog. I was much more active but with dj gigs and shooting dates with Crate Diggers/Live Alive on FUSE, my time is very much limited. Yet I still love sharing my adventures with you. I always make it a point to carry a camera or keep my I phone close for these snapshots.
The past few week’s have been a cooler coaster. Getting re tweeted and grammes by Rosario Dawson was kind of cool but attending Manifest Justice and hearing Trayvon Martin’s mother speak was tough. Also tough was the vigil for Brendon Glenn who was shot and killed by LAPD. Following all this was our KCRW Pledge drive and hanging out with mother was kind of cool. Hope you dig! Follow me on instagram!
Here are this week’s snapshots from last week’s adventures. From dog walks to sleepless nights at airports, the I Phone 6+ and Nikon were in hand do document. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for all the visuals. Hope you dig these!
It’s been quite the adventure venturing out to Vegas every week and reworking new sets w/ my partner in crime King Most out of SF. It’s an interesting concept conceived by Jason Scoppa and when we hit, it’s pretty darn magical! We are joined by a drummer each Thursday night at the SLS Sayers Club and its almost jazz like in a sense we basically perform an improv variety of scratches, acapellas, breaks and club cuts that take us to that peak of the night. I’m also holding down the turntables as part of the Sessions party on Friday night as well so if you are ever out this way, swing through, say hi! Get info here!
Just landed into LA and ready to bring the party to The Sayers Club in Hollywood tonight. Brian Collier (Lauryn Hill/Too Short) and Nick Suhr (K Flay) join me on drums and Dj Syrehn is on the turntables. Big love to King Most for holding down the duties last night.
Davis Fetter joins me this week for a chat on my podcast. We discuss his obsession with collecting 45’s and conveying his love for music. I first came across his music while opening for him at my Saturday night residency at Sayers and was instantly drawn to his live show. His appreciation for music is evident. Hope you enjoy! To hear more of my “In Conversation” series, click here.
LobsterFest, The Goods at Zanzibar, Saturday at Sayers! It’s been a fun and crazy weekend. Jaz and I caught some cool snapshots from Friday but I also snapped took some random snapshots along the way capturing the adventure. Hope you dig!
Saturday nights are kinda hard to put into words. You just have to experience it. Musical wizardry at its best w/ The No Vacancy Orchestra in the house tonight. Ill be warming things up and closing out the night on the turntables. Hope to see you!
Sayers was super super cracking last night! Met some new folks, hung with some old ones. Big love to Apl De Ap for swinging through and getting his fist pumping on. At one point I thought the stage was going to collapse. It was absolute bonkers. Hope to see you next Saturday night!
What a weekend! LATIDO at Cana! First Fridays at the Natural History Museum! The Goods at Zanzibar! Sayers! Whooop! Here is a photo recap of what went down. One of the wonderful things I love about deejaying is playing to different crowds and venues. Something new every time. Hope to see you next weekend!
It’s the end of Valachella. Where everyone that did not make it out to Indio ends up at the weekend residencies. LATIDO at Cana Rum Bar is always a great way to kick off the weekend. Chill with the Salsero’s doing their thing. Friday was nice at The Goods at Zanzibar. Not like our usual “rah rah” vibes but nice to switch up the pace of things. The wrap up at Sayers was the climax. Panties exposed, folks falling to the deck, ladies dancing on couche. Typical Saturday night and most importantly saw lots of fam in the building. Hope to see you next weekend! Get some rest!
Big ups to Iahji Hampden for swinging through on the drum kit! Cool to see so many friends in the building this past Saturday night. We do it again this Saturday night w/ Derek Taylor on the drum kit. Whoop!
It’s hard for me to put the camera down. If you follow my blog you might see that. From my work to travels, simple drives across town to just random roaming, I love bringing my Nikon. The past 72 hours have been an example of that. From walking my dog along the boardwalk, Saturday night’s madness at Sayers and a Sunday night adventure in Echo Park. Its all captured below. Hope you dig!
Sayers knows how to throw a Halloween party! It was madness inside and outside of the venue all night long! It was great to see friends and new friends while playing records and getting the party going! I mean REALLY GOING!! On of my highlights was blending the Michael Myers “Halloween” theme song into Madness’sGhost Town then perfectly blending into Kanye’s “Mercy”! Huge roar! Thanks to all who came out! Back at Sayers next Saturday!
This past Saturday at Sayers we welcomed back Derek Taylor on the kicks and snares. It was an incredible night over all. So great to see so many friends come out and get down with us in Hollywood. Do not sleep on the magic that takes place every Saturday night on the corner of Wilcox! Enjoy this short clip!
Truly looking forward to wrapping up the Summer at Sayers in Hollywood! This week we welcome Yael on the drum kit. She and I use to play with RES while on tour w/ Talib Kweli and Jean Grae. Im excited to have her on board rocking out while I try out new ideas on the turntables and keeping the energy up! Should be lots of fun! I hope to see you Saturday night! Info below!
Last week was super fun w/ Yael on the drum kit. This week we welcome back Derek Taylor for another incredible dj x drum kit session at Sayers in Hollywood. This is truly one of the most magical places in LA. I’ll be on the turntables all night. DT joins me around midnight. Break out your dancing shoes and get your freak on with us! Hope to see you tonight!
A big humble thank you to all the folks who came out to Sayers this past Saturday night! It was huge on so many levels. It was great being with so many friends in the building and I got to see lots of folks who use to come out to our old shindig at Little Temple/The Virgil and when ever I see these folks in the crowd at my current gigs it makes me want to just dj that much harder! It was also great meeting new folks who listen to the radio show. I am thankful to all of you who made it out! You are all AMAZING!!
Okay, back to the show! The madness began during our soundcheck. I was a bit skeptical of playing with a drummer cause I love to hear music the way it was originally recorded. Derek Taylor made it to the venue after recently landing in LA from a show with WallPaper in Canada and laid down the breaks on the drum kit and I just scratched and layered samples on the Midi pad and I cant quite explain how awesome it all came together. Our set began around 12:30 am and man! It was pure energy and madness that ensued at Sayers! I remember wiping my brow of sweat and out of the corner of my eye seeing people on top of furniture, boxes just going buckwild! Sayers was so packed we had overflow of people on the stage. I normally dont talk about gigs (I sometimes just take pics) but this is one of those moments that has been replaying over and over in my head. Hopefully venting this on my blog will make it stop!
Thanks to Itai for capturing this moment in time of epicness!
This past Saturday night Capital Cities played at Sayers with Davis Fetter opening up. What an incredible night for music at this hidden Hollywood gem! I remember hearing about Capital Cities 2 years ago at SXSW and then bam! Here they were knocking out these musical gems. But how about this Sinead O’Connor cover originally written by Prince!? These guys make breaking up sound like fun! Kudos to Capital Cities for this great cover. Saturday night’s are the place at Sayers! Come see why!