Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rock Steady Crew 39th Anniversary

A busy weekend is ahead to celebrate the Rock Steady Crew 39th Anniversary.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Soundset 2016 Recap

Great times last week in Minneapolis and St. Paul during the Soundset 2016 Festival.  There's such a great musical vibe visiting there and you really feel the musical genius of Prince all in the air.  During Soundset, I played the 5th Element stage for Freestyle Session following up DJ's Jazzy Joyce, Marley Marl and Crazy Legs (Rock Steady Crew).  From there it was off to the afterparty held at First Avenue, a club that has seen many performers in it's day but known mostly as a venue made famous by Prince.  For the afterparty, I joined my Butta Bros, King Otto and Supreme La Rock for an all 45s set to open the night and rock the crowd.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Motown on The River

This Monday Motown on Monday's kicks off it's Spring / Summer dates at Morgan's Pier.  I recently released my Japan tour CD which was a tribute of sorts to the Philadelphia International Records catalog so for this special event, I'll be joining DJ's Junior and Lil Dave on the decks and spinning a special Motown meets Philadelphia International Records set.

Pure Dynamite!

Tonight I make my debut at Johnny Brenda's with my new party, Pure Dynamite!  Come out and here a selection of sizzling funk & soul 45's for your pleasure.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Magnificent Seven Trailer (Denzel Washington)

Looks like westerns have become the new thing.  Trailer for the new The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington and directed by Chris Pratt who also directed Training Day and The Equalizer.

The original The Magnificent Seven which made its theater debut in 1960 featured an all star cast including Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and James Coburn.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer!!

December can't come soon enough!  This new Star Wars Rogue One trailer just made it's debut and it looks amazing!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Soul Spot / Alamo City Soul Club (San Antonio, TX)

Fresh off of my Japan tour and with only a few days of rest in between, I'll be heading to San Antonio to play back to back parties.  First up on April 15th I'll be playing along with The Soul Spot resident DJs and spinning a selection of Modern Soul, Disco and Funk tunes at Tucker's Kozy Korner.  

Then on Saturday night it's all about those little records with a big sound and heavy Funk & Soul cuts as I guest spot at Alamo City Soul Club.  Flavors upon flavors in San Antonio for the weekend so be sure to come out and dance the time away!

Hip Drop (Osaka)

This Saturday night I'll be playing Hip Drop in Osaka which happens to be the last date on my Japan tour.  Looking forward to catching up with my friends and fam before heading back to the states.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Playing the Sunday afternoon / evening party Speakeasy, Tokyo's #1 vibeout party this weekend alongside DJ Sarasa, Brookyn Terry and other guests.  This is one of those feel good parties that you can let lose and do you.

Green Angle presents: 45groove

This Friday night I'll be playing the Green Angle presents: 45groove party at Ucess The Lounge in Harajuku alongside DJ Muro, Magara and more.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Dust + Dignity Video

Along with the album covers on display at the Dust + Dignity exhibition, there was a short mini doc speaking to the DJ's / Curators of the show that was projected as well.  Here's the documentary for you to check out out.

Dust + Dignity : Philadelphia Exhibition Video 2016 from Dust+Dignity on Vimeo.

Dust + Dignity Album Cover Photo Recap

For those of you who missed the Dust + Dignity exhibition that I had the pleasure of co-curating along with DJ's Rich Medina, Cosmo Baker, King Britt and DJ Junior, you definitely missed something special.  For those not familiar with Dust + Dignity, it is an album cover exhibition that hopefully will open up dialog on social injustices, and negatives going on in the states (and across the globe).  Each of the DJ's presented 20 album covers to be hung and displayed that express those issues for a month long exhibition.  Here are a few photos from the event.

Photos by Tim "Shotsfired215" Blackwell and Shaw Fischer (Instagram Philly)

Exclusive Japan Tour CD *LIMITED QUANTITIES!

Ok here's the deal, this is a one shot chance and a one shot chance ONLY. I've gotten numerous request for my Japan exclusive tour CD and if I would have any for sale. The answer was NO but I've worked out a deal where I have a VERY LIMITED handful of copies that I can make available for sale outside of Japan. This limited amount is a pre-order and will ship out after I arrive back to the states. Once these are sold out, you will have to order them from select shops in Japan so please don't ask me later on if I have any more copies. This is offer is valid for 1 week only or until this handful runs out.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Skeme Richards 'Magma Taishi Returns' Japan Tour Schedule

The Sound of Philadelphia

The Sound of Philadelphia is one that has influenced artists for years and my new CD, The Philadelphia Sound is dedicated to the one of the most legendary labels ever, Philadelphia International Records.  This new CD is an all 45 Disco, Soul and R&B mix and exclusive sale in Japan during my tour.

Kamukura Ramen

Nothing like landing in Tokyo at midnight and heading straight to my favorite ramen spot, Kamukura in Shibuya!

Happy Birthday DJ Muro

I had the pleasure of going to hear DJ Muro last night as he spun a special birthday set at Ucess The Lounge in Harajuku.  Amazing set as expected and always a pleasure to meet up with him when visiting Tokyo.

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Vinyl Exam Part 2

Part 2 of my interview with The Vinyl Exam.  This time around we discuss culture, specifically black culture and music and how it's appreciated around the globe.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Talk To The People

Back in the Brewerytown section of the city next Tuesday night for my monthly 'Talk To The People" at Sarah's Place.  Playing an assortment of Jazz-funk, Rare Groove and classic Disco for an intimate crowd of friends, lovers, locals and residents of the city. $2.50 shots and $3 Sailor Jerry mixed drinks as well as an assortment of beers for your drinking pleasure.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Extra Extra

Playing Extra Extra, one of the freshest favorite parties in Tokyo next month along with an amazing cast of DJs.

Black Water Gold 6th Anniversary

Next month I'll be making a return trip to Fukuoka Japan to play the Black Water Gold 6th anniversary along Chicago's Numero Group DJs.

Ryogoku Record Fleamarket

Playing records while digging for them at the same time at Ryogoku Record Fleamarket in Tokyo next month.

Rockman Series 2nd Anniversary

Heading to Japan next month and playing the Rockman Series 2nd Anniversary Party in Tokyo.

The Vinyl Exam

A while back I had an opportunity to sit down with The Vinyl Exam for a brief discussion on the origins of Hot Peas & Butta, travels, music and more.  Check out part 1 of the interview here.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Talk To The People

I've started a new monthly (last Tuesday of the month) get together called Talk To The People at Sarah's Place in the Brewerytown section of Philly spinning Jazz-funk, Rare Groove and Disco classics.  I've been heavily inspired by my visits to Japan and spending time in record bars and small bars where an intimate group of people drink, snack and socialize while the DJ plays incredible music. I always feel like there's something lacking in the "social" department that has been replaced by getting turned up or going out just to be seen.

Looking forward to people hanging out with old friends while meeting new ones at Sarah's Place where the beer is cold, drinks are cheap, the music is top shelf and the atmosphere is warm.