Excited to be returning to St. Petersburg Russia next month to spin rare Funk 45s with the homie Mr. C. His Fun City Shingaling party is a long standing event and he has recently started Northern City Soul Club which will be equally as much the sure shot!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Next week I'll be returning to Heerlen, The Netherlands to be apart of the IBE Hip Hop festival. Along with DJ various events that weekend I have the honor of being host to the official after party for the event known as Legends. Legends has been a long running party in Amsterdam and by the title alone, you know musically exactly what your info. Resident DJ Rob Manga and VJ Supreme Cuisine with special guest DJ, Crazy Legs while I'm on Mic control.
In a few weeks I'll be heading back to Helsinki Finland to DJ a few nights including a couple of Clubs, a Cosmopolitan Fashion event and also the UK Bboy Championships North Europe Eliminations. Finland has always been one of my favorite places to travel to so I'm excited to make my return.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Had a great time yesterday on the Enjoy and Be Educated radio show with DJ Unexpected, Monk San Te pose and DJ Prestige. Got to talk a little bit about collecting, Philly Hip Hop history and of course dropped a few 45's into the mix!
Here's the link, Enjoy and Be Educated!
Here's the link, Enjoy and Be Educated!
Friday, July 26, 2013
Next month I'll be back in Holland DJing at the IBE Hip Hop Festival in Heerlan. During the course of the week I will be DJing many events including the Return of The Bboy block jam, BBQ and concrete battle.
Had a great time spinning Funk & Soul 45s last weekend in Chicago at the Soul Summit party. Man, I gotta tell you that this is what makes my job a-o-k. The packed house of dance and music lovers got it in the entire night, 9p-3a non stop. It was great to spin this party with the rest of the guys, they know exactly how a party should go down and they've really built this to something special. Looking forward to a return visit sometime in the near future.
Earlier this week I debuted my new mix "New Library Sounds" which is a representation of my love of Library music of the 60's and 70's. But this mix is filled with "New Library Sounds" from artists creating that same feel, vibe and sound environment today.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Last month I had the pleasure of rocking at The Boom Bap in Nashville with the homies Case Bloom, Rates and Bowls and damn was it an amazing (and hot) night at The 5 Spot!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Just a quick heads up, I'll be making a return trip to St. Petersburg Russia to spin some good ol' Funk & Soul 45's at Northern City Soul Club. Stay tuned for details and dates.
Finally a preview of the poster for 2014's Godzilla movie. I actually have faith in them doing this new movie the right way unlike most of the other remakes and reboots that have come out.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Really wish I could've made it out to Comic Con this weekend as I'm sure that it will be a mad house as always. If anyone I know is going scoop me up this exclusive Godzilla poster promoting the new Gareth Edwards directed film coming soon!
This past weekend in Seoul Korea was bonkers to say the least. As always, JohnJay and Charlie know how to put on an event and do it right. Much respects to you guys at R16 for keeping things going over there on a high level. Closing out the weekend was the after party at Club Able spun by myself, J-Smoke (NYC) and DJ Light (Japan), man oh man was it crazy! To top it off the fam Dumbfounded performed and homie J Parks came through and dropped an impromptu performance, the club went bananas!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
There's seems to be a few documentaries coming out based around the history, impact and collectibility of the VHS. A few weeks back I caught the screening for Rewind This! here in Philly, there's also another called Be Kind Rewind and I've just caught wind of yet another from my homie Milk Crate Kid. You know Hot Peas & Butta and myself is all about this type of stuff so we're looking forward to checking it upon it's release.
Here it is world! The official 2013 R16 Mixtape done by DJ J-Smoke and myself. We also have physical CD's available for those of you that still love holding something.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Things have finally been sorted out for this years Hot Peas & Butta BBQ on July 27th @ Macri Park Bar in Brooklyn. We've got proper line up of 45 slingers from Philly to New York dropping gems with special guest grill master Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest handling the grub! Unlike with previous years where we've done one BBQ a month for the entire Summer, this will be the ONLY BBQ that we do this year so don't miss out!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Out of all the Marvel super hero movies Captain America was probably my favorite for many reasons, one being that they started it in it's correct era and not in a present time. So I'm definitely interested in seeing what they do when the next installment drops in April of next year. Here's the debut of the new teaser poster.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Looks like Artist Rory Smith and writer Keith Foster are underway with getting issue #4 of our Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown comic book ready. If you haven't done so already then you need to head out to your local comic shop or catch us at a Comic Con near you to pick up issues 1-3 or contact us at http://kodoja.com to get yourself caught up!
I'll be in Helsinki Finland once again next month working with Flow Mo Crew and DJing at the UK Champs Nordic Eliminations.
Now you maybe asking yourself why do you have 3 VCR's stacked with VHS tapes right? Well here's the answer. Next week I'll be DJing and spinning Funk & Soul 45s at Chicago's Soul Summit Party, and in addition to blessing you with musical gems for your dancing pleasure, the resident DJ's asked if I would curate the visuals for the evening as well. If you've ever been to a Hot Peas & Butta party then you know we show the rarest and finest visuals all shown from my personal stash. I love getting records together for a party but I have equally as much fun going through my 3000+ archive of videotapes of rare footage, concert performance, shows, trailers and other goodies and pulling then splicing them together to create visuals that would complete the vibe of the party. While many parties I see pulling visuals from Youtube, I go the extra mile and dig from my own collection, it's the difference of spinning Serato or reissued records versus spinning vinyl and original pressings. Yes it takes hours to complete one master tape that is then edited down to DVD but it's well worth it and fun to do.
Looking forward to celebrating this years Rock Steady Crew Anniversary with my fam. A lot going on this year and the free concert is back in NYC again!
Friday, July 5, 2013
Heading out to Minneapolis in a couple of weeks to DJ at The Good Thing. I'm always looking forward to spinning on a Sunday afternoon outdoors enjoy beers and thangs of that nature. It's been a couple of years since I've ventured out to those parts to rock so I'm definitely excited.
Looking forward to heading back to Seoul Korea for R16. Should be another amazing year and it's always fun to catch up with my fam over there that I only get to see once or maybe twice a year. Also be on the look out for the 2013 R16 official mixtape done by DJ J-Smoke and myself dropping next week as well.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
One of my favorite parties to rock in Switzerland! They get it in extra heavy, extra sweaty and all night long.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Looking forward to heading to Chicago in a few weeks to DJ the legendary Soul Summit party.
18x24 Silk Screen 2 color print.
18x24 Silk Screen 2 color print.