Nov 30, 2009

31 Days left in 2009 - 12/1

I am gonna do something awesome every day for the rest of the year, to celebrate the fact that I've done something awesome almost every day of this year!!!!

December 1st:

Work (which is actually play because I work at The Do LaB) and by work I mean help spread the word for our next show on Thursday. Today we interview Solvent on facebook (yesterday I interviewed Michna) go check it all out!

Also today, I want to go out and feel the sun on my face! Sun + face = smiles!

Then tonight, it's off to do a mix of promotion + hear good music + support good causes!

T♥day's s♥ng:

And tonight's options include:

The World AIDS Day Benefit for NextAid:

This December 1st, World AIDS Day, please join us for a very special benefit at Marrakesh House in Culver City. This event is one of over a dozen NextAid fundraisers held throughout December in cities across the country. [Scroll down for info on the other events]

All proceeds will go toward the creation of an ecological multipurpose facility for the "Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project" in Nairobi, Kenya, and for the education of South African children through the loveLife goGogetters program.

Hosted by:
Ben Morrison (

Louie Vega - Vega Records (
DJ Rap - Propa Talent / Impropa Talent (
Marques Wyatt - Deep- LA (
Turntables on the Hudson with DJ Nickodemus + Nappy G & Brazilian Drum Troupe + Todd Simon on trumpet
Raul Campos - KCRW 89.9 FM (

Whitney Cummings - Chelsea Lately / Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers (
Ben Gleib - Chelsea Lately / NBC's The Real Wedding Crashers (

Blacklight Dancers:
ArcheDream for HUMANKIND (

Special guest speakers:
Augustine Githaiga, Director of Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project, coming all the way from Kenya!

Stephan McGuire, Producer of Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th HOUR” (

**Web-streamed live on In Soul We Trust (

Open bar - provided by JETT Vodka (htt:://, Kim Crawford Wines, Sierra Nevada, and Purity Organic
Light food - AKBAR Cuisine of India
Dessert - Luna and Lary’s Coconut Bliss, Tia's Bakery, and The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa


Tickets for event are $75

Venue location, important information about parking, and shuttle instructions will be emailed once ticket is purchased.

Homemade LA, Marrakesh House, Fusicology, Green Galactic, Rhythmism, The MML, URB Magazine, Dubspot, Wantickets, MUD Cosmetics, JETT Vodka, The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa, Luna and Lary’s Coconut Bliss, Tia's Bakery, Motion Audio, Space:Loft:Six, Jeromy Robert, and Grace Kim Consulting.


----Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project----
Former street kids started Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project (KSCYP) to provide positive opportunities for the children of Kawangware, a slum bordering Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Locally managed, KSCYP strives to get youth off the streets and offers economic and performance activities. The profits generated help support the youth workers’ basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care and education, while also taking care of the community’s orphaned and vulnerable children.

NextAid has joined forces with KSCYP by committing to seek funds for the construction of an eco-friendly, multipurpose facility for the project’s micro-business. Make a donation @ .

--- “Send a Child To School” with goGogetters
NextAid is working with the well-respected South African organization, loveLife, to be the beneficiary of our “Send a Child to School” campaign. goGogetters is a loveLife program to support the many grandmothers (gogos) who have been dedicating their old-age years to the wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children. NextAid is raising funds for the schooling needs of some of the most vulnerable children who participate in the goGogetters program. All it takes is $75 to fund one child’s education for an entire year. This donation will ensure that a child is equipped with a school uniform, shoes and school supplies.
To participate, please note “goGogetters" when making a donation @

Other events are happening in San Francisco, Boston, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Omaha, NYC, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Syracuse totaling over a dozen events confirmed so far throughout the months of November and December. Participants include Giant Step, TOTH, DEEP, Insomniac, Playloop Records, OM Records, ONE, Club Technique, Uniting Souls, Free Thinking, supperclub SF, Charlotte House Society, DT Productions, loom, Uhuru Afrika, and ReEvolution Marketing. More promoters, artists and DJs from cities around the country are coming on board almost daily. For information on all these events, go to

NextAid's mission is to improve the lives of children and youth in Africa by promoting and implementing sustainable solutions. NextAid raises awareness for, and partners with, community-based projects and grassroots organizations in Africa and believes that an integrated approach is the best formula for establishing real and lasting change. Through music events and public education initiatives, NextAid provides empowering opportunities for concerned individuals to make a difference.

NextAid receives support from a wide range of industry leaders including some of the most internationally recognized names in dance music, such as DJ Dan, Louie Vega, Miguel Migs, DJ Rap, OM Records, Dubspot, and URB Magazine. From mega-events like Miami’s annual Winter Music Conference to small clubs, through benefits and other music-related activities, NextAid channels the positive energy on the dance floor across the globe to children in Africa, thus providing an opportunity for this niche demographic to "Use the Beats of a Generation to Provide Hope for the Next."

Check out NextAid’s latest video to learn more.

Also tonight at Technique:

Also tonight at Cinespace:

Also tonight is the main event:

Always fill your LIFE with LOVE and LAUGHTER ~ PEACE OUT

Nov 25, 2009

I'm very Thankful!!! - 11/25-11/29

So it's that time of year, to take a moment to remember what you are thankful for....

For me, a moment is an understatement.....

This whole year I have been very aware of what I've been thankful for all along the way.

And there is A LOT that I should be thankful for!

1) I am in love with an amazing girl! I am so grateful for all the memories we've created this summer, and I'm so honored to have her love and affection!

2) I have the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people who have turned into great friends. In fact it's been exactly a year now that I've officially worked with The Do LaB!

3) My friends and creative community... wow! I know some extremely talented and kind people, that I am very proud to call my friends!

4) Having the gift to be able to make music and be creative! It's up to me.... I was born with the passion for it.... now I just have to make it a bigger part of my life!

5) And yes I am thankful for the fact that Los Angeles has one of the best art/music scenes on earth! Including this weekend:

Tonight catch Lucent Dossier:

H. Wood 1738 N Orange St, Hollywood, CA, 90028

Featuring David Starfire and Electric Dandelion on the decks this Wed!

You know Thanksgiving Eve is the WILDEST party night - so come join us!

Woah...hold on there...woah...let us catch our breath...yep...WOW! Are you guys serious!? We knew that you were going to bring the thunder but we were blown away by your earth shattering capacity for fun! We are STILL buzzing from all of the crazy action that erupted from Last Wednesday night. Renegade bands, spontaneous acts of dance, and the entire dance floor bumping and grinding in glee! Wow...we thought we were a bit off our rockers, but you guys just tipped it over. Thank you and come back for seconds please! This Wednesday and every Wednesday til' December 23rd (our Orphan's Christmas Ball), we will be conducting this realm of madness, so don't get left out! Come on down and see what the buzz is about. Hollyweird just got a lot weirder.

Also tonight in hollywood, hit me up if you wanna see Diplo! Super secret show y'all!

Also tonight catch Futurehouse's 13th anniversary:

futurehouse room
TONY WATSON [ Mekanic ] & JUAN NUÑEZ [ FreeStyle ] 10-12:30
DJ LILLYANNE [ Futurehouse, The Feel Up ] 12:30-2:00
I:CUBE [ Versatile Records, Paris FR ] 2:00-4:30am
DJ GARTH [ Wicked, Back2Back SF ] 4:30-6:00

Cosmic Patio
RICK WREN [ The Feel Up ] 11-1
3-6 Hotlips & Hawkeye + friends

House room
MIKEY V. & EDDIE B. [ Hawt ] 10-12
JOSH FROM NY [ NY ] 12-1:30
STEVE LORIA [ Bang The Drum ] 1:30-3:00
BEN ANNAND [ Tropical ] 3:00-4:15
EDUARDO CASTILLO [ Eclectech ] 4:15-6am

Techno room
9-11:30 Christian Torres
11:30-12:30 Jorge Medina
12:30-1:30 Audio Injection
1:30-3 Nikola Baytala
3-4:30 Joe Bickle w/ John Juster
4:30-close Santiago Salizar

Cash bar
18+ to dance
21+ to Drink
@ Nucleus Event Center
650 S Clarence Street, Los Angeles CA
$20 Advance tickets available @

Also tonight catch Thanks Givends:

Fusicology • Walk Talkin • Root Down • Firecracker • Afro-Funke • Descarga • Universal Rhythm • I n I Sound • BounceRockSkate • Zulu Nation • Kiss N Grind • Concrete Grooves • Bridges • Mekanic • BOXmusic • Nitty Gritty LA • Do Over • StonesThrow • KCRW • Flavorpill • Garth Trinidad • DEEP • Beat Junkies • HVW8 • Sonido • Transit Events • Soul Sessions • Real • Art Don’t Sleep • A-Side Worldwide • Mochilla • Step up Media • DPsound • Plei • PowerofthePeople Culture • Nu Soul Mag • Power Tools • Boombox • Spirit LA • Soul People • Ladies First • Greenehouse Ent • Footlong Development • Plug4 • Anything Fresh • Strictly Social • Spectre Music • Blu Events • Rhythm Section • Bodega • A-Marketing • Mochilla • Flock Shop • Bach Marketing • One Track Mind • Transmissions • Quintessential PR • Pitch Blend Media • Anda • Internationalists • MC Studio Art • Dirty Freqs • Porkn’Beats • Royal Black • Oh! Snap Studios • A.M. Freqs • Sail Away Collective • 213 • Deeper Shades of House


the 11th Annual
Wednesday November 25th
An annual effort benefiting select organizations and individuals that promote art and music programs.
(this year the party benefits the Mar Vista Family Center and Peace 4 Kids.)


confirmed artists are listed below...but just so you know, it seems like every year there are always last minute additions...and big cats like Vikter Duplaix, Cut Chemist, Peanut Butter Wolf, etc., so don't be surprised when you bump into em.

this event has gotten so big that it's now gonna go off at:

The Church
606 e. 6th St, LA. CA. 90021 (corner of crocker-downtown)
9-4am | 21 w/id | $10 suggested donation | Cash Bar

• Secure parking Lot off 6th & San Pedro st.
• Overflow parking lot 111 S. Central Ave (corner of 1st-Little Tokyo) courtesy shuttle pick-up every 15 min.

★★★★ AREA 1: HIP HOP | SOUL | FUNK ★★★★

Anthony Valadez • Sloe Poke • Inka One • Wyatt Case • Concise • Dj 7 • Destroyer • Remitch • Marvski • Plann B • Frank (e) • Cee Brown • Cid Hernandez • Expo • BZ • Ben Diggin • One Man Jazz - LP


Scott K • Rj Spinher • Tony Watson • Valida • Joplin • Gerry Meraz • David Delano • Robert Change • Alex Costillo • Future Paris • Babby Bubba • B Nasty


A.M. Freqs (Shakespeare/Taarach) • Jeremy Sole • Michelle Q • J-Heart • Bobby Soul • Mando Fever • Gazoo • Ervin Arana • Mexican Dubweiser • Burt Blackarach• Soluz • Knoe One

Aloe Blacc • Basicali • Azul 213 • Shania D • Chezere • Lady Copper • JimiJames • Nav

Augustine Kofie • Brian Smith • MC Studio Art
OH! Snap Studios • Lowski Jones

Sound/Lighting provided by:
Harmony Sound

Mar Vista Family Center, The mission is to provide low-income families with quality preschool education, youth enrichment, and educational tools to create positive change in their lives and in their communities. Every program adheres to the basic premise that it is critical to empower children, teens and adults to play vital and responsible roles – as decision makers, community leaders, mentors, classroom volunteers, and fundraisers – at MVFC. provides programs and services for foster and at-risk youth from ages 5-18, and after emancipation until age 24. Peace4Kids is truly on the front lines in addressing the needs of foster and at-risk youth in the South Los Angeles neighborhoods of Watts, Willowbrook and Compton. They create a strong foundation through programs focused on creative expression and life skills, allowing our kids to discover their unique voice and limitless potential for success.

For More info or to volunteer you can reach us at:

Also tonight see Simian Mobile Disco at the Mayan Theatre!

Also tonight and this weekend catch Tiesto live in LA:

Also tonight is Broke as Fuck with Simply Jeff:

Also tonight catch Dam-Funk and J-Logic:

Also tonight is Awesometown:

Also tonight is Moscow:

November 27th catch the AD 2013 Boutique ~*~ One Year Anniversary Party:

Fire - Bellydance - Aerial - DJ - Fashion - Yum

AD 2013 - 2539 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, CA

This is going to be one magical epic soiree of madness, laughter, play, expression & dance.

For Your Entertainment and Inspiration

****Android jones Live Performance Art Show.:

**** Pantera, Gabriel & Elijah Sound musical shamans.:

**** Members of Sirena Serpentina , firegroove and more!! Fire Performances.:

**** Scarlot Harlet Project presents: aerial & fire by Angel, Lesley and Britt.:

*****Hells Belles -sexy burlesque.: **** Insects Vs Robots live music.:

*****Suddenly Dapper live improv performance.:

Bring Friends, Fun and Good Good Lovin!!

AD2013 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE 8 from Matthew F. Smith on Vimeo.

AD2013 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE 3 from Matthew F. Smith on Vimeo.

November 27th catch the Do Over's Left Over party:

November 27th catch Fable III:

This is a Tech-Funk Electro extravaganza! This is also a fantastic cure for the "what do we do with the rest our of holiday weekend?" blues! Come grab a pint and work off some of that Turkey day goodness!

Your fire-starters on the decks are...




SUMBRY (, Sapient Mongrel)

KEITH MYERS (Substandard)

CONSCIOUS PILOT (Electric Enlightenment)

21+ w/ ID
Complimentary cocktail for the first 50 people.
$5 Before 11PM / $10 After 11PM

The Medusa Lounge
3211 Beverly
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Valet Parking Suggested (Only 5$)
5$ Guest list Available at

November 27th catch Claude Von Stroke at Compression:

November 27th catch another night at Incognito:

November 27th catch this event:

November 28th see Nosaj Thing and Joker:

November 28th check out the Dysfunctional Family party:

November 28th:

November 28th is Ruin:

November 28th catch Fame with DJ Keoki:

November 28th catch Kraft Kuts:

Always fill your LIFE with LOVE and LAUGHTER ~ PEACE OUT

Nov 20, 2009

It's Friday and I'm in love - 11/20

Yes its true. It's been months now and this feeling isn't going away anytime soon.

And for all of you out there still searching.... never give up. Do what you love, and love will find you!

That is how it happened for me ♥

Some music that capture's the moment for me and that could inspire it for you:


Tonight catch El Papa Chango at 16bit+Beyond:

16itBit&Beyond returns on Friday November 20th at the Air Conditioned Supperclub in Venice. This month we have two incredible acts joining us and a long list of birthday celebrations to share.

EL PAPA CHANGO (El Circo) is coming all the way from San Francisco to join us behind the decks. We can't tell you how excited we are to have him with us in our humble little house. His unique style of Latin-inspired beats has been moving dance floors for years.

Opening up for him we have LUCKY 7 MAMBO (Dimelo! Records) "LIVE". Inspired by the multi-ethnic music-fusion of 1950s and 60s’ Spanish Harlem, Lucky 7 Mambo" features the haunting harmonies of the vibraphone, an unlikely instrument now, as much as it was in the 50s and 60s. This uniquely American-made style draws the best of the Cuban son, African-American jazz and Puerto Rican soul. "Lucky 7 Mambo" is inspired by old-school greats like Jimmy Sabater, Cheo Feliciano, and Joe Cuba.

And if that wasn't enough we will be celebrating the birthday's for Debi Mae West, Autumn Moss, Mr.Caparro and El Papa Chango.

brought to you by Braden, Carlos De La Torre & Mr.Caparro

bring you:


LUCKY 7 MAMBO (Dimelo! Records / LA)

opening Sets by Braden & Mr.Caparro
salutations by Yanira

9 PM to 2 AM

Air Conditioned Supper Club
625 Lincoln, BLVD Venice, CA

Also tonight catch Rusko and more:

Also tonight catch Fat Freddy’s Drop @ The Roxy

Also tonight Tilt celebrates 2 years of existence:


with additional performances by:

Keenhouse (Binary)
Tigercity (Chicago)
Little Red Radio (L.A.)
Short Circuit LIVE (Binary)
LexiconDon (Binary)

Also tonight catch Iglu & Hartly live:

Also tonight catch Dan Wilcox:

Also tonight catch Electric Masquerade:

Your DJs:


18+ to enter // 21+ to drink
$10 all night!
call 213-992-0404 the day of to get the location.

November 21st experience the Jive Joint:

with Suddenly Dapper, Helios Jive, the Improv Dance Company, Jack & Johnny and DJ Merlin

@ The Labcabin
833 North La Brea
The Labcabin beckons you once again to grace its walls with your presence. These nights are only amazing when they can be shared with you all.


Come on down and see Jeffrey Vincent Parise's immense installation of paintings (so inspiring we kept it for another show!). Watch the gorgeous gals of the Improv Dance Company; and witness the improvisational antics of Suddenly Dapper, followed by the jazzy sounds of Helios Jive. Wrapping up the night with some sick beats is special guest DJ Merlin. This is not a night to miss, so come visit and be a part of the New Hollywood Underground!

8:00 Jeffrey Vincent Parise Gallery (40+ paintings covering an entire wall!!!)
9:00 Ukulele Intro
9:30 Hosted Improv Games
10:00 Improv Dance Company, Jack & Johnny
10:30 Suddenly Dapper
11:00 Helios Jive
12:30 DJ Merlin


$5 before 10:00, $10 after


November 21st catch Miguel Migs and more:

November 21st see the Friendly Fires & The XX at the Mayan Theatre!

November 21st then catch the Friendly Fires DJing at BIG:

November 21st catch this art show:

November 21st catch Dirty South:

November 21st catch this after party:

November 21st catch Disko Nekro:

November 21st catch digital love:

November 21st see Peter Bjorn and John:

November 21st see The Juan Maclean (DJ set):

November 21st catch Afterburn:

November 21-22nd check out the Road Warrior Weekend party:

November 22nd see Marques Wyatt live at Deep:

November 23rd catch the Hollywood Artwalk:

November 24th is another Dimmak Tuesday:

November 24th catch Pawn at Dubtroit:

Always fill your LIFE with LOVE and LAUGHTER ~ PEACE OUT