Monday, November 21, 2011

The Givends Benefit Compilation Vol 1

Peace world, and I really do mean PEACE! As messed up as the world is today, it's very important to set our personal agendas to the side from time to time & give back. Giving back doesn't always mean donating millions of dollars to charity. In this case, a small donation to purchase this Compilation or it can be as simple as donating a moment of your time to spread the word and encourage others to buy it. Either way, thank you for your time & remember as DJ Dusk would say "None of us are as strong as all of us."

THE GIVENDS Benefit Compilation Vol 1 is a unified effort from artist to support arts/music programs that benefit at risk and underprivileged youth.

In conjunction with the annual Thanks Givends event, this compilation will enable our outreach to go global and with 20 incredible tracks from a wide range of artists at a "you name the price" donation, you not only get to discover new music and artists that are pushing the industry forward, but each dollar is energy that will be put back into these programs.

This years beneficiaries; Marvista Family Center, Sound Art,
Peace 4 Kids & Pio Pico Ms Music Program

Low Key Thanksgiving Eve

A very special THANK YOU to DJ Cee Brown, Anthony Valdez, Jimetta Rose & everyone who celebrated our 1Yr Ann with us a couple weeks ago. Low Key returns this Wednesday Night on Thanksgiving Eve. I'm going to be spinning all night, so before you head over to Thanksgivends stop by and vibe with us!

Always FREE, always a good time at Carbon 9300 Venice Blvd in Culver City. Make sure you get there early to take advantage of Happy Hour $3 Drink Specials!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

13th Annual Thanksgivends Benefit

The 13th Annual Thanksgivends Benefit takes place this Wednesday Night Nov 23rd 9pm-4am. Thanksgivends is
a community effort to raise funds and awareness for programs incorporating the arts for underprivileged and at risk youth.
2 levels, 3 area featuring the best of LA Underground culture. Live art patio, 21+ $10 admission at Los Globos Nightclub, 3040 W Sunset Blvd in LA

Participants include...
4 Mula, Analigital, Anything Fresh, Art Don't Sleep, Bach MRKTG, Beat Junkies, Beat Swapmeet, Beathackerz Collective, Blu Events, Bodega, Boombox, Bridges, Bunda Funk, Cornerstore Radio, Descarga, Devil's Pie, DP Sound, DTLA Tonight, Dublab, Escapism, EVFA Music, Extra Mile Sauce, Fast FWD, Flavorpill, Fly Ball, Footlong Development, For Those Who Know, Frolab, Funkmosphere, Funky Sole, Fusicology, Gata Recordings, Gifted City, Hang Together, Harmony Sound, In Soul We Trust, Incognito, Juju, KCRW, KPFK, Ladies First, Low Key, Muzicality, Nance.Arte, Niteshift, Nu-Soul Magazine, Ozomatli, Pitchblend Media, Plug Research, P.O.P. Culture, Pocho Hour Radio, Power Tools, Proper, Resident Friday, Rice & Beats, Rick & Ray, RK Entertainment, Root Down, Sailaway Collective, Shift, Solshock, Soul Children, Soul Circle Radio, Soul Sessions, Spring Strut, stay Gold, Strictly Social, Subsuelo, The Noise Academy, Transit Events, Tumbe, Turntable Addicts, Uniquity Records, Unison, Universal Rhythm, Vibes & Stuff, Walk Talkin, We own The Night

Al Jackson, Analog, Anthony Valadez, Beat Ventriloquists, Billy Goods, Bobby Soul, Brazilia, C-Minus, Cee Brown, Clifton, Danny Massure, Destroyer, Drack Muse, Dubs One, Duran Castro, Ervin Arana, Expo, Frank Foreal, Gazoo, Inka One, Jedi, Just Pudge, Kerry Simester, Mando Fever, Marlon Fuentes, Michelle Q, Monalisa, MZA, Panamami, Phatrick, Phersone, Phyz Ed, Plann B, Puffs, Raul Campos, Re-Mitch, Rick Wren, Rudy Carmona, Scott K, Sean O, Selectra, Seven 57, Sloe Poke, Soluz, Wordamouth, Wyatt Case

Quetzal Querrero, Derrick Buck, E Reece, KG Superstar & Mayda Del Valle

Live art by, Mear One & Outdoor Art Gallery by Analigital
This years beneficiaries; Marvista Family Center, Sound Art,
Peace 4 Kids & Pio Pico Ms Music Program

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Legend's Hip Hop" by Justin Bua

Pick up Justin Bua's new book and get it signed by the man himself at Amoeba Music in Hollywood (6400 W Sunset Blvd.) Here's the info....

Internationally acclaimed artist Justin Bua celebrates the release of his new art book, "The Legends of Hip Hop" with a book signing event at Amoeba Hollywood. With a forward by Chuck D, his new book is an an intimate look at the visionaries, the movers and the shakers and the pioneers who have helped shape the world of hip hop.

DJ Qbert is featured in the book and will be spinning at 6pm to kick off the event and will sign copies of the book with Justin. Book will be available for purchase at Amoeba day of the event.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thank You! Low Key 1 Year Anniversary

I just wanted to thank everyone who came to celebrate our 1 year anniversary at Low Key. A very special thanks to Anthony Valadez, DJ Cee Brown & Jimetta Rose for truly blessing us with their talents! Peep the photo recap by yours truly (below) & Anthony Valdez HERE. Check us next time on Wednesday Nov 23rd, the night before Thanksgivings.

*Photography by Ervin Arana 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Low Key 1 Year Anniversary

A year ago I started a night called Low Key, focusing on the more soulful side of me & it's been a great journey. Many thanks to all of our past guest & everyone who's supporting us throughout the year! This Wednesday night is our 1 year anniversary & to help us celebrate, KCRW's Anthony Valadez & Bodega's DJ Cee Brown will be blessing us on the decks. Always FREE at Carbon 9300 Venice Blvd in Culver City. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cherry Poppin

Tonight, I've been invited to spin at Cherry Poppin with DJ Jedi (Root Down). This night is for those who truly appreciate that soulful, sexy r&b sound. That's right up my alley, so I already know it's going to be a great night! Hope to see some of you there, here's the info....