Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Live at Soulelujah!

Last month I made an appearance at one of the best Funk / Soul dance parties in the states, Soulelujah.  They recorded the mix for all those that couldn't make it out and of course for your listening pleasure.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Skeme Richards Featured on Colectivo Futuro

This past weekend I was interviewed and featured on Colectivo Futuro to discuss a bit of my DJ history, collecting and other cool things.  In addition to the interview and to make things complete, I put together an hour long mix featuring some great new and unreleased music that I've gotten over the last few months from some of my favorite labels and artists.

To read the interview go here:


Friday, November 13, 2015

Skeme Richards at Soulelujah!

Last weekend I made a return trip to Cambridge to DJ at one of the most fun and exciting parties going on in the states, Soulelujah! The night is dedicated to funk & soul gems played for an audience that loves to dance, drink and have fun and my second appearance was just as much of a pleasure as the first.  Thank you to everyone that came through on a beautiful spring like night in November.

Tokyo Vintage Americana Shops

The Japanese love of vintage Americana and especially denim is always next level.

Hinoya and Sunhouse - Tokyo's American Casual Specialists from Heddels on Vimeo.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Skeme Richards at Soulelujah!

This Saturday night I'll be making a return appearance at the hippest place in Cambridge, Soulelujah! After playing a set earlier this year, I was asked to pack a deep bag a raw funk 45's and return to play alongside the residents for the always packed house of music lovers.  If you're in the area and have never been to Soulelujah! then you need to do yourself some good a attend!

Second Sundae at Silk City

This Sunday it's back to Bboy business for Second Sundae at Silk City.  Great music, dancing, drinks and good people.

The Voice Behind The Film

With the Red Bull BC One finals in Italy just a bit away I was hired to do the intro dialog for the trailer that shows these "gladiators" preparing for battle.

Monday, October 26, 2015

OG Street Photographer Ricky Powell at The Compound

Two of my favorites, OG street photographer Ricky Powell and The Compound, the place that creates culture.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Christmas is gonna be a heavy movie viewing season to say the least!  Definitely can't wait for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens to premier.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Skeme Richards Live Recording at Tokyo Soul Drive

Afternoon listening for your ears.  A mix from close to two years ago recorded live in Japan at Tokyo Soul Drive.  Short but sweet.

Still On That Burger Quest

With already being in Europe for the last three weeks you would've thought that I have had my fair share of burgers but surprisingly not.  But last night that all changed after trying a new spot that I had never been to before here in Amsterdam called Cannibale Royale which is listed in the top burgers spots to trying here in the Dam.  After reading all of the comments I have to say that it definitely lived up to its ratings and very well might now be in my top 5 burgers in the world that I've tried so far.  The menu in general was on point serving up a nice selection from burgers to ribs with nice local beers on tap.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Set Free and The Compound

Shout outs to the homie Set Free from The Compound and this feature on breaking down the creation and workings of this amazing workspace.  Free is a heavy collector, lover of art, music and culture and has great vision.

As We Continue On...

As we continue on with the Hot Peas & Butta Germany 5 year anniversary tour this weekend we'll be hitting Berlin on Friday for Wedding Soul Weekender with an incredible lineup including a DJ set from Jazzanova then on Saturday it's off to Munich for Funk Related with Florian Keller.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Early Influence In Hip Hop. The Kung Fu Connection.

This Sunday evening while in Amsterdam we will be presenting a Kung Fu double feature / lecture Q&A on the early influence that Kung Fu films had on Hip Hop.  The double feature will consist of the Shaw Brothers classics 5 Fingers of Death (starring Lo Lieh) and Five Deadly Venoms.  Afterwards I will be spinning Funk, Soul and Hip Hop for your drinking, dancing and socializing pleasure.

For more information on tickets https://www.facebook.com/events/142274892789224/

Night Shift with Skeme Richards at SugarFactory in Amsterdam

This Wednesday night I'll be playing a set at Night Shift no.74 in Amsterdam at SugarFactory.  Disco, House and Hip Hop are on the menu for this mid-week party that makes you forget what happened earlier on in the week and helps to get you through to the weekend.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Hot Peas & Butta at Mojo Club

Looking forward to once again playing that the legendary Mojo Club in Hamburg Germany on Oct 10th as part of the Hot Peas & Butta Germany 5 year anniversary tour.  Mojo Club is a beautiful venue with an amazing sound system so it's definitely an honor.

The Hateful Eight - French One Sheet Poster'

Making it's debut is the beautiful French one sheet poster for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, featuring Samuel L. Jackson.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hot Peas & Butta at Mudd Club, Strasbourg France

Looking forward to bringing Hot Peas & Butta to Strasbourg France next month an playing at Mudd Club as part of their 3 day festival of parties.  We'll be taking over the club on Oct 30th and taking you on a a funk, soul, reggae, rare groove 45 excursion.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Trapped Inside Late Night TV

Ahhh the Fall time, brisk cool air, back to school for the youngsters and of course the start of the new TV season.  There's more than a handful of shows that'll be keeping my attention this season and I'm sure the same for you guys as well.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Nigel Sylvester 'GO'

One of the most creative and 'do his own thing' guys in the world of BMX is hands down Nigel Sylvester.  He recently shot this first person look video of him riding the streets and wilding out in NYC.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

From Here To Funk

Once again this year during the Hot Peas & Butta Germany 5 year anniversary tour we will be making a stop in Kiel and rocking at From Here To Funk.  Kiel is always a great time with people that love to party well into the a.m. rush hour time spot.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651721948432107/

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Arcade Legends

As kids without a care in the world, hanging out with friends is the easiest and most enjoyable thing to do when passing the day away.  As adults there's a bit more planning that needs to go into scheduling meet ups with fellow big kids.  Everyone is on the clock and have busy work schedules, weather it be the 9 to 5, the endless hours spent in the studio or crazy travel schedules.  But once a month a few friends get together for boys night out to drink a few beers, talk life, drop a few case quarters in the machines and just relax.  Our usual hangout is of course, Barcade.  It's what each of us grew up on so it's the perfect place to reflect on the past while enjoying the present time.

As we get older and time slowly ticks away, there's nothing like kicking it with friends who you value most in your life.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ophelia's - A Unique Denver Experience

Over the years I've DJ'd at a lot of venues of varying types.  From the high end to the underground, from the worn out let it run as it is to the "we took great care in how we wanted to design our business" venues.  This past Saturday while in Denver I got to spin at what definitely has to be a very unique and now one of my favorite places to not only work, but enjoy.  Ophelia's is a new venue (only open 5-6 months) and located in the only section of the city that black Jazz musicians were allowed to play.  The venue itself was a former brothel, peep show and porn book store and the owners kept it historically and visually correct when designing it.  After 3 years of excavations and renovations Ophelia's opened and now serves as an intimate venue with a unique dining and musical experience.  From what I've been told by the managers, the owner is a big collector of many of the things that I'm into and collect which is why the venue features original nude black light velvet curtains, framed sexploitation posters and vintage pinball backglass artwork used to decorate the bar top.  The first thing I thought of when taking a walk around was classic NYC Time Square 42nd Street where anything goes and they definitely captured that vibe perfectly!

With a full dining experience, amazing food, great drinks, musical entertainment and one of the friendliest staffs I've ever worked with all under one roof, there's no wonder why Ophelia's is quickly making a name for itself in the city and is definitely something I've yet to see anywhere else here in the states. Definitely looking forward to making a return to soak in even more.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

R16 2015 Seoul Korea

Looking forward to heading back to Seoul Korea next week for R16.  Always a great time when visiting there and will be great to catch up with a few friends I haven't seen in a minute, enjoy tons of Korean BBQ and of course, find records.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hot Peas & Butta Germany 5 Year Anniversary Tour

Super excited to announce that one month from today we'll be kicking off the Hot Peas & Butta Germany 5 year anniversary tour.  During the month, Scarce One, Selecta M and myself along with special guest DJs will be dropping a heavy dosage of funk, soul, rare groove and reggae 45s in 7 different cities.  To kick things off, we've got something very special in the works so stay tuned for details!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Motown on Sunday

Next Sunday I'll be special guest DJ along with the homie Ian St. Laurant for a special Motown on Monday Labor Day edition at Silk City.

Art & Soul

Looking forward to heading out to Denver once again to play joints and enjoy beautiful art.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Second Sundae

This Sunday I'll be DJ'ing at Silk City for one of my favorite local events, Second Sundae.

Friday, July 31, 2015

#45Friday #FuFriday

Going through some photos from recent gigs and here's one from the cineSPEAK screening of Shaking The Dust which is a documentary that Nas executive produced.  Photo (c) Shotsfired215

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

IBE 15 Year Anniversary

Heading out to Heerlen, The Netherlands tomorrow to take part in the IBE 15 Year Anniversary Festival.  One of the many portions of the festival that I'll be involved in is the Wax On, Wax Off vinyl DJ tent.  Looking forward to to great time this weekend.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Shifting Gears Release Event at Brewerytown Beats

Tomorrow afternoon I'll be spinning an assortment of 45s, some of which are featured on my new cassette mixtape 'Shifting Gears' at Brewerytown Beats.  I'll be playing a mix of things from samples to drum breaks and other weirdness all on 45 so join us from 1pm-3pm to hear some tunes, buy a few records from the shop and just hang out.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sunshower Happy Hour

This afternoon I'll be playing a few tunes for the afterwork crowd alongside the homie Craig Dash at Marathon Grill.  This is a great outdoor / indoor spot and it's definitely the perfect day to be outside listening to music and enjoying drinks.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

'Shifting Gears' a breaks and sample mix at 45rpm

By now hopefully you're already in the know about my new release dropping on July 21st via Record Breakin Music.  My new mix is a 200 limited edition cassette only mix done in the stylings and pays homage to the legendary diggers and 'cratestorians' that defined the genre.  DJ's like DJ Muro (King of Diggin'), Soulman, Kon & Amir, The Conmen, Paul Nice and more dug deep into the crates to deliver these timeless and now sought after gems via cassette in the 90's and early 2000's.

In keeping within the standards of those who defined the genre, this mix was done 100% analog.  Recorded live from original 45s to cassette 4 track to your home, car tape deck and boombox.  As a limited edition of 200, pre orders are available now and most have already been sold don't wait to order yours.

The 45 Sessions Finale

This Friday I'm bouncing over to Oakland with my Butta Brother Supreme La Rock to close out The 45 Sessions 5 Year Anniversary Finale.  This will be the last night of this amazing party which we rocked back in 2011 so it's an honor to help them end it in a major way!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

All Vinyl Set Recorded Live at Silk City

Last Sunday I packed a record back and made my way to Silk City to spin an afternoon party with the WKDU DJ's out back in The Garden.  All vinyl, beers in hand, beautiful people and now you can slightly experience the day as well with this live recording.  Enjoy

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Break Free 2015

This weekend I'll be taking the short flight to Houston to rock with the fam at Break Free 2015.  This has definitely become one of the must attend Bboy / Bgirl events in the states.