Friday, January 31, 2014

Kareem Is The Blueprint

If you know me or have been following my blog here then you know that the original Kareem Abdul Jabbar Adidas are in my top 5 all time favorite kicks.  Looks like Adidas is set to release an updated version of these classics.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Strike When The Iron Is Cold

Seems that this blistery and snowy cold season is the perfect time for writers to bomb trains.  A local Philadelphia Septa rail train was spotted recently with a bit of "destruction" done to it.

Source: Damon Landry

8th Wonder James Brown Tribute Party

Next month we return to New York City for the 6th Annual 8th Wonder James Brown Tribute Party at LPR.  As always, it's a night of everything James Brown and related being spun via all vinyl by our special guest DJ's that we're excited to have back with us, Chairman Mao (EgoTrip) and Monk One (Wax Poetics) plus Kamui Sumida and myself.

Little Big Things

Next month I'll be back in the mix with the homies Case Bloom, Froz1 and Personify at their Little Big Things party at The Tressle Inn.  Funk, Soul, Latin and Disco 45s, Go Go Dancers and amazing Whiskey drinks always makes for a great night.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

I've been a fan of X-Men comics since the 70's and followed them pretty much until sometime in the 90's.  The movies have been rather up and down and still one of my favorites was X-Men First Class because it was set in the perfect time of the 60's where much of the storyline's took place.  I'm not sure how I feel about the new movie Days of Future Past and them bringing back cast members from several movies ago but hey, we'll see.  Anyway, Empire magazine has done a special 25 different covers for the upcoming issue which features various characters from the film including the Sentinel which i'm not sure if I really like the way if it was designed.

Monday, January 27, 2014

We Keep Coming Back With More And More Hits

Well it looks like the hit's continue as yet another New York City subway train has been bombed, this time by actual born and raised New Yorkers unlike the last which was by out of towners.  CET and VEW did a quick Spy vs. Spy theme on the R line recently.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Brave Raideen

Snowy Saturday afternoon Soundtrack listening and playing with big kid toys.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Interview at 45 Live By Stefani Sarah

While in Rotterdam at the 45 Live offices, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Stefani Sarah about music and DJing, how I got started and other cool things.

Kodoja Stomps Arizona

If your in Arizona this weekend and heading to Amazing Arizona Comic Con then be sure to stop by our booth and say what's up.  We've got our giant Kodoja all set up, issues #1-4 for sale, prints and more.

Bronx Bombers

Gotta love winter time train bombing action!  Late last night, two trains at the East 180th Street station (home of the 2's and 5's) in the Bronx were mysteriously bombed by writers identified as SEN, ORUS and SHADE of Barcelona's OTP Crew.  This carries on a long tradition of writers from outside of New York coming into the city just to piece and take a flick for history sake.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Tomorrow night, Hot Peas & Butta returns to Fat Buddha in NYC for VENGEANCE!  We're dedicating the evening to Shaw Brothers Kung Fu flicks with a screening of a classic flick from 8-10pm and then from 10pm until, DJ Kamui Sumida and myself with will pulling from our crates while we show visuals on the projector the rest of the night.

Sound Traveler

This morning, the good folks over at Record Breakin' Music launched a new series called Sound Traveler and I am honored to have been the first in what will surely be a long line up of DJ's presenting mixes.  The mix that I have put together comes from an all vinyl selection of newly recorded songs  that I've received directly from artists and labels that I have had the pleasure of building great relationships with and who's music needs to be heard.  I also threw in a couple of my favorite cuts from previously recorded at albums as well.  The mix was done in all one shot, no edits or corrections, just letting the music go where it may.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Soul 45

I love waking up on Sunday mornings to enjoy breakfast while listening to sweet soul 45's, sets the tone for what hopefully will be a peaceful day.  Nothing rare about this one, just a simple classic for the ears.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Some Things Remain The Same

It's always #45Friday here at Hot Peas & Butta.

Hot Peas & Butta Rewind

Here's a little rewind from 2012's Hot Peas & Butta European Tour.  We always get shown mad love in Germany and always a packed house dancing to good Funk & Soul tunes.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tokyo Soul Drive 12

Last month while in Japan I had the pleasure of DJ'ing one of the most funnest events that I've ever done, Tokyo Soul Drive.  Tokyo Soul Drive is a party that caters to a beautiful group of people that want to come out to hear great DJ's, live acts, dance, drink and be social.

Monday, January 13, 2014

VENGEANCE: A Night Dedicated To Shaw Brothers Films

Next Wednesday January 22nd, Fat Buddha Bar and Hot Peas & Butta bring you "VENGEANCE" an evening dedicated to classic Shaw Brothers Kung Fu Films.  From 8-10pm during Happy Hour we will be screening one of our favorites (free popcorn included) and then from 10pm until I along with other DJs will be spinning while Shaw visuals play on the projector.  Come out to drink, chill, socialize and enjoy with us.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Soul 45's

Spending Sunday morning enjoying breakfast and listening to Soul 45's.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Behind The Red Door at Universounds

Well now that my Magma Taishi Returns to Japan tour is over it's time to start distributing my 'Behind The Red Door' Japan exclusive CD's to stores.  We've got a list a shops that they will be carried in but first up is Universounds in Tokyo.  Thank you guys for picking it up and always supporting what I do.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Clarks x DOOM

I've been a lover and buyer of Clarks Wallabees since the late 80's and hold them in high regards as I would with Playboys and British Walkers.  But being a Hip Hop cat it's always good to see a clean and classy collaboration with someone like ol' Metal Face, DOOM that didn't make the shoe too Hip Hop.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Big Pimp Jones x Funk Night Records 7"

Hot Peas & Butta's own Big Pimp Jones recently released a new Funk 7" via Detroit's Funk Night Records.  A gritty slow burner of this nature is just what the good Funk Doctor ordered! Available at finer vinyl retailers world wide.

Japan Exclusive

My props to the homie DJ Nori in Japan for this exclusive West End Records 7" tote.

Capturing Art

Works from two of my favorite, artists Robert Mcginnis and Frank Frazetta (who is in my top 5 of all time).

I was first introduced to Frazetta in the late 70's after seeing his work on cover of the Conan comic book.  I was immediately captured with his portrayal of fantasy art and beautiful women.

Another of my favorite artists is Robert McGinnis who has created some of the most amazing images capturing the 1960's era, Spies and as well has his work on the James Bond posters.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Final KAWS

Had a break in my schedule and an opportunity to go check out the KAWS exhibition one last time before it ended at PAFA.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Skeme Richards Rockin' On Ya Radio

A few weeks while in Japan, I had the honor of doing and interview and spinning a short set on 76.1FM Tokyo Dance Park Radio.  It's a great feeling to get love when traveling to different countries and know that what your bring is appreciated. Here's what went down.