Category Archives: Word

EthioCli LIVE at the Blue Whale | 4.14

551390_433358103421666_1815810099_nHello friends! We’re excited to be back at The Blue Whale sharing the music we hold close to our hearts. We’ll be performing some classic Ethio-Jazz standards and debuting some new compositions as well.

Join us for a transportive night of music.

Featuring:

Todd Simon – (trumpet, music director)
Kamasi Washington – (saxophone)
Randal Fisher – (saxophone)
Mark de Clive-Lowe – (piano)
Alan Lightner – (steel pan)
Damon Aaron – (guitar)
Patrick Bailey – (bass)
Steve Haney – (percussion)
Te’Amir Yohannes Sweeney – (percussion)
Dexter Story – (drums)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

$10 cover

Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908

Soul Slam 9 | LA

FRIDAY MAY 3, 2013

FOOTLONG_DEVELOPMENT & KEISTAR PRODUCTIONS
PRESENT: The Original Prince & MJ Party….

SOUL SLAM 9

Celebrating The Life & Legacy Of Our Greatest Icon!
THE KING OF POP!

MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2009 R.I.P)

& Honoring Our Most Prolific & Influential Artist

PRINCE

4 HOUR TRIBUTE SET BY: DJ SPINNA (WONDERWAX,BBE,BK/NY)

OPENING SET BY: MONALISA (KPL ALL-STARS,UMOJA HiFi,LA)

HOSTED BY COGNITO (FROLAB)

LIVE PRINCE & MICHAEL JACKSON INSPIRED TSHIRT SCREEN PRINTING BY: FAMILY INDUSTRIES

ARENA NIGHTCLUB: 6655 Santa Monica Blvd

(2 BLOCKS EAST OF HIGHLAND)

Los Angeles, CA 90038

9PM-2:30AM  21+

ADVANCE TICKETS: WANTICKETS.COM/SOULSLAM9

$20 @ THE DOOR

We are now offering $14 advance tickets. Get’m here–> TICKETS
We’ve also added an outlet for you to buy physical tickets….AMOEBA at 6400 Sunset Bl. in Hollywood is now selling tickets to SOUL SLAM!

PLENTY OF $6 PARKING AND STREET PARKING AVAILABLE

EARLY ARRIVAL SUGGESTED!

BOTTLE SERVICE & TABLE RESERVATIONS: mistymansouri@gmail.com

LIVE PAINTING FROM :: www.samiraidroos.com ::

GFK x Adrian Younge 12 Reasons to Die

Los Angeles!

ArtDontSleep presents: The 12 Reasons To Die Tour
Ghostface Killah w/ Adrian Younges Venice Dawn (LIVE)
March 28th – May 22nd, 2013

flierFront_12RTD

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
ArtDontSleep presents: 12 Reasons To Die
Celebrating the release of the new Ghostface Killah x Adrian Younge Record

Featuring Live Performances by:
Ghostface Killah w/ Adrian Younges’ Venice Dawn (LIVE)
Blu & Exile feat Dag Savage
Roc Marciano

Dj Sets by: The Gaslamp Killer + HouseShoes

Hosted By: Mark Luv

Doors Open at 7pm
The Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA., 90015, 213) 746-4674

Presale Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3441914
20$ Advanced | 25$ Day Of Show

Presale Ticket Location:
701 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA. 90013
213) 613-1050
&
Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/435516869869813

Free Downloads From the forthcoming 12 Reasons To Die Album:
The Sure Shot pt1 & 2:
http://soultemplemusic.bandcamp.com/track/the-sure-shot-parts-1-and-2

Rise of The Ghostface Killah:
http://soultemplemusic.bandcamp.com/track/the-rise-of-the-ghostface-killah

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verdade*

The Truth
Ever since I was a youth,
I have always been searching for the truth,
But having been told so many lies,
Life like good music never dies,
So the question is posed,
Only who in Heaven knows,
why is a man respected when he is dead ?
Should’nt that respect be paid to the living INSTEAD.

Alive a man is sufferer of no mean order,
But dead he has an estate to the value of a Million and over,
I must die one day,
You’ll all hear people say,
Yet praying for Salvation,
In corrupted meditation,
Storing up wealth, ignoring their health,
But, a tree is known by its fruits,
There is no life in lies,
It’s all in the truth.

groundation*

word of the day/way…

» consistency [kənˈsɪstənsɪ], n. pl -encies, -ences
1. agreement or accordance with facts, form, or characteristics previously shown or stated.
2. agreement or harmony between parts of something complex; compatibility.
3. (Physics/General Physics) degree of viscosity or firmness.
4. the state or quality of holding or sticking together and retaining shape.
5. conformity with previous attitudes, behavior, practice, etc.
View the whole collection at Visualising Giza.

always.

“The time is always right to do the right thing.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

HOMAGE: Roy Ayers (Full Band) feat Pete Rock! w/Thundercat, Jrocc +more!

EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:
Homage

Live Performances by:
Roy Ayers featuring Pete Rock (Live full band)

Opening Performance by:
Thundercat (Live)
and
J.Rocc

Lounge DJ’s:
Anthony Valadez, Clifton Weaver, Destroyer, Lee Joseph & Marlon Fuentes

Hosted By: Garth Trinidad

Visuals: Strangeloop (Brainfeeder)

Thursday November 17th, 2011 :: 8pm-2am :: 21 and wiser

Exchange LA:
618 S. Spring Street :: Los Angeles, CA 90014 :: (213) 627-8070

Tickets = $30 http://homage.eventbrite.com/

Table Bottle Service Available: ella@exchangela.com

Enjoy this complimentary mix from Anthony Valdez:
http://hypebeast.com/2011/10/ron-ayers-homage-mix-by-anthony-valadez/

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Learn more:

Roy Ayers was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in a musical family. At the age of five, Lionel Hampton gave him his first pair of mallets, which led to the vibraphone being his trademark sound for decades. The area of Los Angeles that Ayers grew up in, now known as “South Central”, but then known as “South Park”, was the epicenter of the Southern California Black Music Scene. The schools Roy attended (Wadsworth Elementary, Nevins Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School) were all close to the famed Central Avenue, Los Angeles’ equivalent of Harlem’s Lenox Avenue and Chicago’s State Street.

Ayers was responsible for the highly regarded soundtrack to Jack Hill’s 1973 blaxploitation film Coffy, which starred Pam Grier. He later moved from a jazz-funk sound to R&B, as seen on Mystic Voyage, which featured the songs “Evolution” and the underground disco hit “Brother Green (The Disco King)”, as well as the title track from his 1976 album Everybody Loves the Sunshine.

In 1977, Ayers produced an album by the group RAMP, Come Into Knowledge, commonly and mistakenly thought to stand for “Roy Ayers Music Project”. That Fall, he had his biggest hit with “Running Away”. In 1980, Ayers released Music Of Many Colors with the Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

Since then, Roy Ayers has toured the world, many times over, released numerous records and had dozens of life changing collaborations. Roy also made a hug impact in the world of Hip-Hop and RnB. Many people have sampled him and covered him. Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blidge, Mos-Def, Digable Planets, DJ Shadow, Nas, Madlib, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Common, The Pharcyde, Pete Rock, Jill Scott and many many more.

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Pete Rock, “Soul Brother No. 1.” Rose to prominence in the early 1990s as one half of the critically acclaimed group Pete Rock & CL Smooth. After the duo went their separate ways, Rock continued with a solo career that has garnered him worldwide respect. Along with groups such as Stetsasonic, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots and Gang Starr, Nas and Notorious B.I.G., Talib Kweli and the late J Dilla, Rock played a major role in the merging of elements from jazz into hip hop music (also known as jazz rap). He is widely recognized as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time, and is often mentioned alongside DJ Premier and RZA as one of the mainstays of 1990s East Coast hip hop production.

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Stephen Bruner is Thundercat and Thundercat is the dominant bassist rising within the ranks of R&B, rock, hip-hop, jazz, electronic, and beyond. The mystique behind the man named for his favorite cartoon seemingly hides an introspective, ambitious, and fearless young artist whose solo debut album is finally emerging in front of the vast catalog of experience he has amassed in collaboration with the likes of Erykah Badu, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Shafiq Husayn, Suicidal Tendencies, Stanley Clarke, and Flying Lotus, his closest partner and head of the Brainfeeder movement. Stephen is joined by a serious cast of jazz monsters!

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J.Rocc: One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-’80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles.

In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000’s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla.

RSVP on Facebook and secure your tickets, purchase them online: http://homage.eventbrite.com

Tuesday LA: 11/1 Chris Dave & Friends *LIVE* (Pino Palladino/Tim Stewart/Mark de Clive Lowe/Kamasi Washington)

Frolab Presents….

The FROhibition *LIVE* Sessions

CHRIS DAVE & FRIENDS

featuring

Pino Palladino

Tim Stewart

Mark De Clive Lowe

Kamasi Washington

hosted by

Cognito

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An intimate jam session with the musicians who played on classic LP’s from
Adele, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Mint Condition, Maxwell, Erykah Badu, John Mayer, Jody Watley & more!

@ The historic

Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Winward Ave, Venice, CA 90291

– Featuring hand-crafted seasonal cocktails made with local Venice Farmer’s Market produce,
and all juices, syrups & cordials are prepared in-house and on premise! –

$11 Presale –> chrisdave.eventbrite.com

$15 @ Door

21+

Doors open at 9pm

Show starts at 10:30

early arrival suggested… don’t miss out!

diggin up some smooth lyrical gems.

i first heard this about 12years ago. i got it on a blank mix tape. i memorized the lyrics but lost the tape (hopefully it found it’s way into another lucky tape deck). imaginary friends by Emanon (Exile and Aloe Blacc) is a fantastic album with a sound marking a particular era of jazzy melodic hiphop. for years i had no clue who it was, i’ve ran into Exile and Aloe several times since these tracks first graced my ears and have made it a point to rant and rave about how fresh these tracks are, take a listen…

and this. !!!

and on and on…

LA vs. War II [Art Exhibition: 9/9-9/11]

**PARKING**

LA Vs. WAR main parking lot open 5PM til CLOSE:
1813 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, 90021 — $5. Park and walk north to Porter Street.

For additional parking options, please take direction from our staff at the venue entrance: 2350 Porter St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
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As a follow up to the original LA Vs. WAR show held in April 2008, LA Vs. War returns as a massive three-day experiential art exhibition and cultural event presenting some of today’s most prolific, pro-peace/anti-war and political artists in multi-media.

LA Vs. WAR II will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Artists from LA and beyond will examine the questions: After 10 years of the Global War …on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here?

WHO:
Curated By:
John Carr of Yo! Peace, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock and Ad Hoc Art
Produced By: Estée Ochoa

Contributing Artists:
Aamber, Abcnt, Adam Smith, Aise, Alexander Skramble, Alison Smith, Ando Pndlian, Army of One, Art Hazelwood, Asylm, Billy Davidson, Brianna Lengel Bail, Chase, Chaz Bojorquez, Christopher Wallace, Chuck Sperry, cojoco, Contra One, Cryptik, Deadmundo, DJ Lucha/Besos Not Bombs, Dog Byte, Doran Dada, Doug Minkler, Eddie Colla, Edward Colver, Emory Douglas, Enik, Eriberto Oriol, Eyeone, Eyerie, Farzad Kohan, Favianna Rodriguez, Free Humanity, Garrison Buxton, Geraldine Lozano, Gilles d’Amecourt, Glenn Brooks, Graphonic, Guillermo Bert, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, James Bentley, Jesus Barraza, Joe Iurato, John Carlos De Luna, John Carr, John Fekner, Jon Paul Bail, Josh MacPhee, Juan Fuentes, Juana Alicia Araiza, Julio Salgado, Krystine Kryttre, Kyle Goen, Lalo Alcaraz, Leba, Leo “CatZ” Limon, Leo Eguiarte, Leopoldo Pena, lilstickyrice, Lucky Bunny, Lydia Emily, Malaquias Montoya, Man One, Manny Torres, Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral, Mark of the Beast, Mary Sutton, Mas, Max Neutra, Mear, Melanie Cervantes, Michael Russek, Michelle Cohen, Mike “Maximum Fluoride” Fisher, Nino Rodriguez, Not My Goverment, Nuclear Winter, Orameh Bagheri, Oree Original, Oscar Magallanes, Overton Loyd, Paul Barron, Peace Be With You, Poli Marichal, Raymundo Hernandez-Lopez, Ricardo Duffy, Ricardo Estrada, Richard Sanchez, Robbie Conal, Ron Donovan, Rupert Garcia, Septerhed, Shark Toof, Shepard Fairey, Simba Russeau, Sonji Mariposa, Street Phantom, Two Rabbits, Vyal, Werc, William Acedo, Winston Smith, Yem, Yuri Shimojo, Zoltron

Performance Art by:
Alex Munoz, Amitis Motevalli, Byron Jose, Gian Munoz, joebutoh sculptour, Michael Datcher, Ms. Slowcialization, Nancy Popp, Raquel Gutierrez, Yuki Hayashi-Hammel

Live Art Curated by Crewest Gallery and Mobile Mural Lab by:
Asylm SH, Bazar, Bounce, Chase, Contra One, Cryptik, Fearo, Gustavo Garcia, Jim Fonseca, Lydia Emily, Man One, Mandoe, Mear, Nuke, Vyal, Wenceslao Quiroz, More TBA

Video Art program curated by Kelly Fancher featuring works by:
Elizabeth Wood, Manuela Viera-Gallo, Elle Burchill, Pouya, Vivian Wong

Participating DJs curated by ArtDontSleep and Dublab.com:
Aaron Byrd, Adrian Younge, Al Jackson, Alfred Hawkins, Alter, Andrew Meza, Anthony Valadez, B+, Carlos Nino, Coleman, Destroyer, DJ Moni, DJ Shiva, Expo, Frosty, GLK, Hawthorne Headhunters, Haycock, House Shoes, Inka One, Jun, Knxdlge, Kristi Lomax, Lady Sha, Lee Bannon, Marc deClive Lowe, Matthew David, Monalisa, Mndsgn, Mono/Poly, Mr. NumberOnederful, Plann B., Rani D., Rhettmatic, Seano, Scott K & special guests.

Also Featuring:
Live T-shirt Printing By: Hit+Run featuring peace and antiwar graphics
Peace Altar By: Ofelia Esparza and ZAN
Laser Graffiti By: Buff Laser 2000
Peace Photo Project By: Azul 213
Stenciling Demonstrations & Workshops By: Oscar Magallanes and Leo Limón

WHAT:
Large selection of fine art, limited-edition prints and pro-peace posters on view, chronicling the creative responses to the current military conflicts in the Middle East/North Africa/Central Asia, The Global War on Terror, the Drug Wars and other wars on marginalized peoples.

Live art demonstrations and workshops to engage the audience in creative activities ranging from painting, t-shirt printing, stenciling, performance art and altar-making

Teach-ins with grassroots activist-partners from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, Youth Justice Coalition, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) in effort to inform and energize attendees in transforming their own lives and communities

Peace Photo Project will be taking portraits of attendees as activists for Peace, LA Vs. WAR video art program and more

Preview the LA Vs. WAR event program:
http://vswar.org/pdf/LA-Vs-WAR-TRIFOLD-program-final.pdf

When:
Friday, September 9th, 2011 – Sunday, September 11th, 2011
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Where:
The Vortex
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Entry: $5.00 Suggested Donation
All Ages

For more information and updates visit: www.vswar.org
Like LA Vs. War on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vswar
Follow LA Vs. War on Twitter: www.twitter.com/lavswar

About LA Vs. War II
LA Vs. WAR II is a not-for-profit project that will live on past the September 2011 Los Angeles event under the name Vs. WAR. The show will evolve and travel to other cities bringing its unique model of creative resistance and collaboration to other communities. Originally organized out of the Yo! Peace poster show, the first LA Vs. WAR welcomed 6000 attendees and gained widespread impact on a national scale.

About John Carr / LA Vs. War Creator & Curator
John Carr is an internationally acclaimed artist, designer and curator based in downtown Los Angeles. He is the curator of Yo! What Happened to Peace? a traveling peace/antiwar poster exhibition and editor of a poster art book by the same name. In 2008 Carr created LA Vs. War, earning the Center for the Study of Political Graphics “Art as a Hammer” award for his achievements.

flora purim – butterfly dreams (1974)

flora purim – butterfly dreams (1974) // dusty fingers. great SF finds*

Caltriot: MOODYMANN in LOS ANGELES by Eric Coleman and Mike Park | MOCHILLA

Caltroit: Moodymann in L.A.

“I don’t make music for the masses to dance to, I make music for the small majority that listens.” -Kenny Dixon Jr. (aka MoodyMann)

Moodymann is one of the most inspiring House producers of all time. He is definitely a genius and one of the most outspoken voices in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music. Moodymann is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. While he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on reminding people of the genre’s origins, the soulfulness of his output is unquestioned. Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster. Moodymann is one of the few electronic artists to create great sketches of music that translate into emotional albums that may not be easily digested but will certainly stand the test of time.

I have been a long time fan of Moody’s hybrid form of techno/house dance music. There have been many attempts to have Moodyman dj in LA but it has never quite came to pass. Mike and I were fortunate to attend two of his three highly anticipated dj performances. This video is a personal homage to one of the best soulful house producers. Moodymann is in a league of his own.

Enjoy.

“Turn It Up”
Coleman
MOCHILLA

summer sun

Assorted Flavor: Group Show. Los Angeles, CA.

Assorted Flavor
-group show-

Featuring works by:
Jason Jagel, Greg Lamarche, Patrick Martinez, Saber, Push, Augustine Kofie and Kevin Ancell 

Opening Reception:
Saturday June 18th 2011 8pm-11pm at Known Gallery

Exhibition runs through July 9th 2011

KNOWN GALLERY 441 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036

-also-

LA Sign Language 
A dialog with the streets of Los Angeles seen through the eyes of visual artist Patrick Martinez and filmmaker/cinematographer Chaim Diesto.

watch it here:

Shot and edited by: Chaim Diesto
Directed by: Patrick Martinez
more info: patrickmartinez.com

A Benefit For Japan

let’s heal each other with music + love

A Benefit For Japan

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

The Entrance Band

Nia Andrews

Pollyn

• located at the bootleg theater [http://www.bootlegtheater.org] 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057 | $20 donation | doors at 8:30pm

good man by rafael saadiq

heavy heavy heavy. . .

veritas*

edited by: luke lynch (http://luketheeditor.com)

blips, drips and strips.

my new [beautiful] addiction : blips, drips and strips : on repeat./

I pick up by the handful
the somber heap at my feet
eyes closed to see the hopeful
trusting my deepest instinct

I pick up by the handful
the somber heap at my feet
eyes closed to see the hopeful
trusting my deepest instinct

but I go on,
dawning light,
task of hope

in a dawn light,
task of hope,
these are stars

at last dare to raise my eyes,
I saw the ship in the stars
strong of glittering fleet,
bringing light to the new born

I pick up by the handful
the somber heap at my feet
eyes closed to see the hopeful
trusting my deepest instinct

at last dare to raise my eyes,
I saw the ship in the stars
strong of glittering fleet,
bringing light to the new born

(but I go on, task of hope, dawning light)

-stereolab

El-Haru Karoi

I had the pleasure of rediscovering El-Haru Karoi in a small bar in DTLA and I fell in love with their amazing sound all over again. Take a listen…

+support. good. quality. music+

Collective Perspective

Introducing @WeFlyInk to LA : http://weflyink.com (7p-10p) for a giant brainstorm : Collective Perspective – Los Angeles • CONNECT, INSPIRE, BRAINSTORM + CREATE VISIBILITY collectively for innovative projects worldwide.

The Mint Collective and Nu Soul Magazine present Collective Perspective – Los Angeles, a gathering to unite and inspire creatives in the City of Angels.

The goal is to CONNECT, INSPIRE, BRAINSTORM + CREATE VISIBILITY collectively for innovative projects worldwide.

Stone Rose Lounge @ Sofitel Hotel | 8555 Beverly Blvd L.A
Thursday, Jan 20, 2011
7p-10p
21+

||| THE PERSPECTIVES |||

• The Mint Collective

• Nu Soul Magazine

• Umoja Hi-Fi

• Andre Power

• Beats N Crates

• Friends We Love

• Soundwaves

• Jasmine De La Paz

• Tru Thoughts Records

• Andrew Quesada

• RedLight Promotions

• WeFlyInk

||| SOUND PROVIDERS |||

• DJ Destroyer • (www.destroyer.podomatic.com)

• DJ Seano • (www.soundcloud.com/djseano)

• DJ Spinorita • (www.soundcloud.com/angelablanca)

• DJ Moni • (www.djmoni.com)

This is the second installation of Collective Perspective.  Check out the footage by About Her Films from the first edition in San Francisco August 2010.  http://bit.ly/bGJH7B

||| ABOUT |||

• The Mint Collective • (www.themintcollective.com)
The Mint Collective is a group of people from different beats all using their blessings to promote, market & increase visibility for creative endeavors.

• Nu Soul Magazine • (www.nu-soulmag.com)
Nu-Soul is an online magazine that bridges the gap between the world of R&B and the underground sounds of electronic music, the common factor being an emphasis on funk, soul and urban lifestyle with a heavy focus in creating visibility through Nu Soul live events.

• Umoja Hi-Fi • (www.umojahifi.blogspot.com)
Umoja (Swahili for “unity”) reflects the diverse array of musical styles the soundsystem plays (abstract house, downtempo, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, electronic, drum & bass), unified in the spirit of dub, experimental and beat driven music. The Umoja Soundsystem, a DJ collective, was established in 1993 in Los Angeles by DJ’s Tomas and Daz originally as a club night called Umoja Jazz & Ragga Lounge, and later as a conglomeration of likeminded DJs.

• Andre Power •  (www.andrepower.tumblr.com/)
West coast transplant by way of Philly, Andre Power has a diverse approach to creative endeavors.   Bridging the gap between visual art, photography and graphic design with heavy universal inspiration rooted in music, Mr. Power is poised to elevate art goonery worldwide.

• Beats N Crates • (www.beatsncrates.com)
LA-based blog and radio series giving visibility to aspiring, emerging and established artists in the underground hip hop movement worldwide.

• Friends We Love • (www.friendswelove.com)
Founded in New York and recently planted in Los Angeles, Friends We Love (FWL) is a boutique production company and web TV station founded by filmmaker Mike Vargas and multi-media artist Moni Pineda. Their mission is to CREATE, EDUCATE & CELEBRATE through the arts.

• Soundwaves Radio • (www.soundwaveskpfk.wordpress.com)
Soundwaves Radio airs live on KPFK, Los Angeles (90.7FM) every Saturday night from midnight to 2am showcasing worldwide musical talent.  Headed by Abraham Beltran alongside his co-hosts Miss Cecilia and DJ Seano, the three partner to bring visibility to the best hip hop, nu-soul, funk, downtempo and overall eclectic under-the-radar sounds.

• Jasmine De La Paz / Tru Thoughts Records • (www.labelloveworldwide.bandcamp.com
(www.tru-thoughts.co.uk)
UK-based Tru Thoughts Records, the label behind artists like Quantic, Natural Self and Belleruche has been making serious waves amongst musical tastemakers worldwide since 1999. The imprint’s U.S. representation comes from Miss Jasmine De La Paz, the lady behind a plethora of creatively awesome, musically-driven projects.  Fusing her love of eclectic sounds with her wide-spread network has allowed Miss. Jazz to carve her own niche into the music industry successfully releasing the second installation of her compilation project, Label Love, expanding minds to new styles, vibrations and colors.

• Andrew Quesada Photography •  (www.andrewquesada.com)
This LA-based photographer provides gritty, colorful, diverse, 60’s-70’s vintage warmth in combination with current fashion-forward imagery adding his own unique old school flavor.

• RedLight Promotions • (www.redlightpromotions.com)
Founded by Jenn Laskey, RedLight Promotions is a full service event planning and production company specializing in nightlife, artist marketing and promotions and outside of the box creative and influential event marketing.

• WeFlyInk • (www.weflyink.com)
A collaborative source/platform for music, art, education, expression, motivation, and love fused by Rocio “WyldeFlower” Contreras. We’re all interconnected in our projects, visions, dreams – we create to share, express, educate, grow and expand…. Los Angeles is a melting pot of beauty, where vibrant colors and sounds pour from the core and bless us on the regular. We educate, ourselves and others via this and many other forms of communication. +WE representing community +FLY representing freshness, as well as a jump and dive into our hopes, dreams & goals +INK to trace the stages of the ages.

Dreams Deferred : Artists Respond to Immigration Reform


The Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument present:

Dreams Deferred : Artists Respond to Immigration Reform

– December 10, 2010 – May 22, 2011 –
Opening Reception:
December 9, 2010
6-8:30 PM
Free to the public
Featuring art from: Shepard Fairey, Kofie, Slick, Patrick Martinez, Eriberto Oriol, Swank, SharkToof, Eyeone, Ernesto Yerena, and more.

+previews of the show can be seen here:
+and here:
++peep the video:

+Wyldeflower Dublab Bornday Set*

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I’d like to invite you to join me on dublab.com for their Sounds of Symmetry Proton Drive as I share some of the music that has been in heavy heavy rotation in my Jeep, at the MochillaHQs &/or at the crib since my last solar return. Help me celebrate my bornday by listening LIVE on dublab.com!

+wyldeflower bornday set LIVE on dublab.com
-November 18th 11:30pm-November 19th 12:30

timeless_vinyl2copy-1-1.jpg picture by WeFlyInk
[photo by mike.park for Mochilla]

+++++++++++++

The amazing Internet Radio Boombox (IS9181 Wi-Fi Internet Radio) is Also part of the “Flash Pack” Courtesy of VTech with a Proton Drive Donation for Dublab.com.

The VTech Wi-Fi Boombox has become an essential part of the way I start my day and the way I spend it… it makes constructive and creative days at home beam that much brighter… I’ve woken up to some of the most amazing sounds (and rare to top it off!) from brasil to Africa before even leaving my bed. Since it connects to the web I also get a heads up on the weather and can listen to dublab.com without having to open my computer! I completely fell in love with it!

Pick one up for yourself or for one of your music loving friends by visiting dublab.com. Mochilla and Vtech have graciously contributed some special items for the “Flash Pack” [All 3 2xLP Timeless Concert Vinyl Set (+MP3 download card) & the VTech WiFi Boombox!] especially for Dublab’s Sounds of Symmetry Proton Drive fundraiser broadcast which is happening now. (details below)

Hear the World and peep how Exile explores his VTech WiFi Boombox (IS9181) below*

(Click on image or follow link to view + download track: http://music.vtechphones.com/2009/07/vtech-wants-to-know-where-do-you-wanna-go/)

+++++++++++++

+wyldeflower bornday set LIVE on dublab.com
-November 18th 11:30pm-November 19th 12:30

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SOUNDS OF SYMMETRY: THE DUBLAB 11TH ANNIVERSARY PROTON DRIVE

dublab is celebrating 11 years of bright vibrations.  We rely upon bi-annual Proton Drive fundraisers to raise 40% of dublab’s annual operating budget.

From November 1-19th, 2010 dublab djs and our extended family of creative music minds will be broadcasting live on dublab.com, sharing electrifying sounds to inspire support. You can help us send positive waves around the universe by giving a generous Proton Grant at dublab.com!

PROTON DONATION LEVELS:

ANY AMOUNT

+ BRILLIANT RAYS OF GRATITUDE SHINING BACK TO YOU!!!

$20+

+ DOWNLOAD: COVER TO COVER MIX COLLECTION. Exclusive mixes from dublab djs sharing their 11 favorite cover songs.

$50+ (or $10 six month installment plan)

+ DOWNLOAD: COVER TO COVER MIX COLLECTION
+ DUBLAB MIRROR MIRROR STICKER
+ JIMMY MEETS CARLOS MEETS CARLOS MEETS JIMMY DEEP DISCOGRAPHY MIX CD

$100+ (or $20 six month installment plan)

+ DOWNLOAD: COVER TO COVER MIX COLLECTION
+ DUBLAB MIRROR MIRROR STICKER
+ JIMMY MEETS CARLOS MEETS CARLOS MEETS JIMMY DEEP DISCOGRAPHY MIX CD
+ LULLABIES OF UNSUITABLE PLACEMENT HIT+RUN MIX CD BY TEEBS.
+ DUBLAB TONALISM PLAY BUTTON

$300+ (or $50 six month installment plan)

ALL THE PRIZES FROM THE $100+ LEVEL PLUS…
+ WHERE NEXT ZINE BY J.MENDEZ
+ TRACE: THE NEWEST ISSUE OF PIE PAPER
+ DUBLAB / STONES THROW : SOUNDS OF SYMMETRY SPLIT 7 INCH VINYL WITH LIMITED EDITION HANDMADE COVER
+ EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA GEMS (gifts from our stash of cds, dvds, buttons, magazines, stickers, t-shirts and more)

WANT MORE MAGIC FOR YOUR MONEY? CHECK OUT THE CUSTOM FLASH PACKS! THESE ARE LIMITED QUANTITY PRIZES FROM OUR FRIENDS: Warp, Poketo, Giant Robot, Strictly Canadian, Cinefamily, Downtown Independent, Ghostly and more!

SOUNDS OF SYMMETRY: THE DUBLAB 11TH ANNIVERSARY PROTON DRIVE

PROTON DRIVE LIVE BROADCAST HOURS:

November 1-17th from Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm
+ 24 hour “No Sleep Session” Marathon: November 18th Noon – November 19th Noon
Times listed as Pacific Standard / GMT -7.

Please visit dublab.com/dubstream to see a fully updated programming schedule.
dublab is a non-profit web radio station and creative collective devoted to the growth of positive music, arts and culture.

veritas.

enter the void

 

please reconsider

http://www.reconsidercolumbusday.org/

Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert (2010)

“Never had so many people, so eloquently described the pain and issues of a generation” -Mutulu Shakur

[Documentary Film World Premiere]
Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert (2010)
Thursday, August 26, 2010 | Lincoln Center 65th Street New York, NY
Reception: 6pm / Program: 7pm

A live performance and panel discussion will follow the screening. Co-presented by the ImageNation Cinema Foundation.

for more information on the doc please visit: http://mxgm.org/blackaugust

Basquiat: The Radiant Child Los Angeles Debut

[Friday 8/20]

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, debuts Friday, August 20th in Los Angeles with special introduction from director Tamra Davis and MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch.

Fim director Tamra Davis will also speak on Saturday, August 21st at 7:30PM and on Sunday, August 22nd at 2:50pm

TONIGHT 8/20:
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Los Angeles debut Friday August 20th at 7:30pm
($10.50 general admission)

Landmark’s Nuart Theatre | 11272 Santa Monica Blvd. West L.A. 310-281-8223  | www.landmarktheaters.com

Please visit jean-michelbasquiattheradiantchild.com for more info on Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child*

“Detroit Summer”/”Emergence”

Invincible and Waajeed

Video directed by El-Iqaa
Produced by EMERGENCE

Buy the “Detroit Summer” b/w “Emergence” 7″ single (free download included): store.emergencemedia.org/
Buy the digital single through iTunes: bit.ly/a1zMak

After several months of anticipation, two of Detroit’s most visionary hip-hop figures, Invincible and Waajeed, are finally releasing their single, “Detroit Summer” b/w “Emergence”. The passionate two-song project is not only being put out digitally and in limited edition 7” vinyl format but it’s also being launched with a powerful double music video as well.

This stunning visual representation of the songs was shot on-site during the historic Allied Media Conference and United States Social Forum this past June in Detroit. The video also documents the Detroit Summer Live Arts Media Project youth program, in which Invincible is heavily involved.

The “Detroit Summer”/”Emergence” music video debuts August 10th, simultaneously with the single release, showcasing the true passion both artists and EMERGENCE in-house video director El Iqaa put into the project.

This is far bigger than just Hip-Hop. “Detroit Summer” is not just a season, and its not just about a youth-focused organization in Detroit – the song is about a feeling and a movement. “Emergence” isn’t just the b-side, and it’s not about Invincible’s media company of the same name, but rather the dawning of a new era.

Invincible is already highly regarded as a lyricist, and Waajeed as a producer, but they are collectively ascending to new levels of on both songs. Together, the duo worked to show the resilience of their communities and refute the negative national image of Detroit. As Invincible’s lyrics proclaim, “You Call Motown a ghost-town, but the city’s vibrant!”

Detroit Summer/Emergence is a prequel to the full length album Invincible + Waajeed are dropping in 2011. For this single, they did a limited edition run of 1,000 7-inch records (all of which come with a digital download code) and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

More info on the organization Detroit Summer: DetroitSummer.org

[FREE EVENT] August 6th. Jrocc mixes all 3 Timeless DVDs!

+so thankful

R.I.P Rammellzee. June2010.

Gothic Futurism http://www.gothicfuturism.com

Photo by Brian Cross aka b+

*Great Article on: The Wire

(http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/4501#RIPRAMM)

TIMELESS : Verocai Screenings (w/Q&A) & LIVE Performance Dates*

Yesterday & Today.

Yesterday I saw someone write: “May the 4th be with you” I thought that was comedy. Today, I contemplate on holidays used as distractions and cover ups for the harm and suffering this country has caused and the disrespect to humanity that it continues to allow… So much hate and injustice for land that we will all eventually become. Let’s be real. Let’s be love. We are one.

Celebrate the beauty that your past, present and future contain. EVERYDAY. Give thanks EVERYDAY.

Namaste*

production junction.

while digging on the web today i ran into images that took me back to 2007…
i absolutely loved working this shoot. big ups to retna and juxtapoz!
hidden trac(k) memories*

Although the Original Mural was only supposed to stay up for one night due to location regulations, Retna flipped the OG type and aged it quite beautifully for this Juxtapoz spread (dusk remained intact until the location was remodeled). Peep the original mural by Augustine Kofie and Retna for Hidden Trac(k) Vol.1 (c) 2007:

Words on the left read: “Now of course I want peace on the streets- But realistically painting perfect pictures ain’t never worked- My misery was so deep.” ~2Pac —-The names in gold read: “DJ Dusk, Verse, Ayer, Kev” Fallen Soldiers.~Kofie

Tons of love to The Captan Family!

(hi)8(us)

.light – via theo jemison. aim. hi.

workinonit.

[s p a c e b a r]

Video: Erykah Badu “Window Seat”

((((watch on www.erykahbadu.com)))

“Window Seat” directed by Erykah Badu, Coodie and Chike.
Produced by the Soulquarians.
New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh is in stores 3/30/10.

[Words in blue paint at the end read ‘Groupthink’.]

FinalQuote:

“They play it safe. Are quick to assassinate what they do not understand. They move in packs ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another. They feel most comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow. They are US! This is what we have become, afraid to respect the individual. A single person within a circumstance can move one to change, to love ourself, to EVOLVE.” -WindowSeat – ErykahBadu

Inspired by: Matt and Kim

blow up status: patrick martinez

time lapse video shot at patrick martinez’s studio, three weeks of work compressed down into under four minutes. music by: jay electronica. video by: pom casabella

more info:
patrickmartinez.com

ROSES

motivation : inspiration : madre mia

my ol'earth. circa 1968. love supreme.

some scorpios and an owl.

(k)new flylo : cosmogramma snippets.

Trailer: Wu-Tang Saga Documentary

+obrigada dilla*

b o o m b o x. d i l l a.

feliz bornday dilla – feb7th*

Saturday, Feb6th - We Celebrate Dilla's Bornday*

http://WWW.TWITTER.COM/BOOMBOXLA
http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BOOMBOXLOSANGELES
HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/group.php?gid=116262150215

Its the OFFICIAL!

supreme saturday nite. los angeles.

this is the word for tonight. the roots jam session in hollywood. many special guests doing many beautiful musical things on an undisclosed stage* pictures and details soon come….

absolutely love ths city.

for more details follow this link: http://rootsjamsession.com

http://twitter.com/rootsjamsession

HVW8, UNION LA & FROLAB present: MOS DEF Ecstatic Moments

The exhibit will be open to the public Sat 1/30-2/6 Exclusive images from the making of the “Ecstatic” to tour photos & more.

This Saturday, 7- 11pm at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, 661 N. Spaulding Ave, 90026.

for more info: http://www.frolab.com/ecstatic

MADLIB x HIT+RUN | Medicine Show

1/20/09 – LA Madlib’s Medicine Show Release Party @ The Good Hurt w/Jrocc (BeatJunkies), MrChoc (BeatJunkies), Kutmah (Sketchbook/Soundlessons)

LIVE Album Sleeve Silkscreening by The Hit+Run

Click HERE for details.

possibly maybe.

.possibly love.

Your flirt finds me out
Teases the crack in me
Smittens me with hope
Possibly maybe possibly maybe
possibly maybe
As much as I definitely enjoy solitude
I wouldn’t mind perhaps
Spending little time with you
Sometimes
Sometimes
Possibly maybe probably love
Possibly maybe probably love
Uncertainty excites me
babe
Who knows what’s going to happen?
Lottery or car crash
Or you’ll join a cult
Probably maybe possibly love
Probably maybe possibly love, possibly
Mon petit vulcan
You’re eruptions and disasters
I keep calm admiring your lava
I keep calm
Possibly maybe probably love
Possibly maybe probably love
Electric shocks?
I love them!
With you –> dozen a day
But after a while I wonder
Where’s that love you promised me?
Where is it?
Possibly maybe probably love, possibly
Possibly maybe probably love, possibly
How can you offer me love like that?
My heart’s burned
How can you offer me love like that?
I’m exhausted
Leave me alone
Possibly maybe possibly maybe
Possibly maybe
Since we broke up
I’m using lipstick again
I suck my tongue
In remembrance of you…

Tarika Blue – Dreamflower

(via HouseShoes / Dilla / Badu / JRocc)