Are you excited about 2010? Think about that journey, from a year ago to now.... its important to remember!
How have you grown? How are you gonna make things better?
I personally cannot complain.....
I have made so many new friends in 2009, and did so many new things, and followed my creative urges in new directions, and basically it KICKS ASS!
The trick is to stay mindful... to know where you've come from in order to see where you wanna go!
And be here.... now!
Do something special to celebrate the end of this year, for better, or much better!
Tonight -> Elevate Presents: Luminous Movement @ Dakota Lounge 1026 Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica 90401:
Elevate Films in collaboration with Luminous Family Productions is presents: Luminous Movement. A Holiday Celebration benefiting homeless youth.
This night will be filled with an incredible line-up of musicians including Luminaries,Souleye & DC of BLVD, Gina Rene, and DJ Jedi of Digable Planets. Hosted by Mikki Willis and including a special Elevate intro, this night will surely uplift your spirits, and have you dancing all night! Also live painting by visionary artist Mykal Aubry.
Sponsored by Livity Outernational. A portion of the proceeds will be supporting My Friends Place, a drop-in center in Hollywood, CA that offers services for homeless & at-risk youth.
Support the center by coming out, and bringing clothes you'd like to leave as a donation at the event.
This is also a album release party for Souleye's new album "Balance in Babylon" released on Sound Tribe Sector 9's Label 1320 Records Pick it up at http://www.1320Records.com on this day Dec. 23rd!
Spread the word, and come enjoy this wonderful night of expression!
The Dakota Lounge 1026 Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica 90401
7pm Doors Open - DJ Jedi playing hot jams
8pm Elevate Intro - http://www.ElevateFilms.com and http://www.ElevatePresents.com
8:20pm Gina Rene - http://www.Fifty100.com/GinaRene New album "Renegade"
9:00pm Souleye & DC - http://www.SouleyeSounds.com New album "Balance in Babylon"
10:00pm Luminaries - http://www.LuminariesMusic.com New single "Everything is One"
11:00pm DJ Jedi of Digable Planets - Dance all night! http://www.Myspace.com/DJJedi1
Check out the visionary art work of Mykal Aubrey at http://www.MykalAubry.com
Support "My Friends Place" at http://www.MyFriendsPlace.org
Event sponsored by Livity Outernational http://www.Livity.org
Souleye also releases a new album today so grab that for your own stocking stuffer!
Tonight the final LUCENT DOSSIER appearance at H. Wood:
1738 N Orange St, Hollywood, CA, 90028
LUCENT'S ORPHAN'S BALL! If you are stuck in LA for the holidays and away from your family, come spend it with us, your extended famiy!!
Bring along a small new or gently used soft toy and we will personally deliver it to a child in need and you will save $5!!
This is it, your last chance to catch us Wednesday nights at the H Wood! We've had an amazing run here in Hollyweird, and we're going to be closing it out with a tremendous bang. Celebrate the holidays in style and join us for our last weekly event of 2009.
We have a new transformation station, oracle readings, beautiful and other-worldly characters and aerial acts. Come out to our playground, we can't wait to see you all soon. :)
P.S. there are plenty of toasty heaters and body heat rising dancing to keep you warm!
And be sure to visit our merch area! You can pick from lots of beautiful feather head pieces, earrings, zip drives, anointing oil, soap and tee shirts, get that holiday shopping done!
Also tonight, Awesometown gets the award for the best holiday flyer!
Also tonight catch Holly Adams at melodic:
1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd
December 24th catch a Kilowatts xmas eve:
Direct Currents by:
KILOWATTS – Live (Native State, Thoughtless Music, PA)
James Watts is the mind behind KiloWatts and his many different projects and styles. His first album “Ground State” released on Native State Records, home to fellow pioneers Bluetech and Shen. It’s a collection of sweaty psychedelic downtempo grooves, churning molasses-thick basslines, and undulating synthetic sonorous mandalas, a whirlwind of mindblowing digital wizardry in the form of glitches and edits. His fluency in piano is evident throughout his work which embraces the bulk of electronic genres including breaks, idm, downtempo and techno…
Listen to Kilowatts latest album:
Interview with Kilowatts
Alternating Currents by:
TREAVOR (Iboga Recs, Moontribe)
BRIAN SAITZYK – Live Set (Ball of Wax, Moontribe)
STEPHAN JACOBS (Kether, Muti Music)
BARTEK (Quaid, Clean Binger)
Art Gallery by 99 High Art Collective: http://99collective.com
11822 Teale St.
Culver City, 90230
Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/ybfs5u8
$15 pre-sales available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/92202
$20 at the door ($15 at the door if you wear all Green or Red ;)
10pm til 4:30am
21 and over
More Info @ www.greensector.com
December 25th Merry Xmas y'all!
Can you believe there are events that night? Well there are.
For example you can the Rapture DJ:
December 26th catch Flying Lotus, Daedelus, 6 blocc and more:
P U R E __ F I L T H__D U B S T E P ?
More Bass in More Faces!
(Brainfeeder, Warp L.A)
Ambassador to a whole new generation, Steve has taken the
blazing media spotlight that's focused on him and selflessly shared it with the Brainfeeder fam, the city of L.A, and way beyond...
In the new Mixmag, the BBC's Mary Ann Hobbs note's the way Flylo "manipulates electronic music reminds me of the way Hendrix manipulated the guitar. He is a completely elemental force, you hear his influences echoing in every single corner of the planet.
For me he is the most exciting artist of his generation!"
We concur, helping to shape a global movement in his midst.
Rumor has it his new album is finished, and I'll betcha a dollar we'll get to hear some of the new jammie's fresh out the box at the show.
This is the first time Lotus has thrown down an official set
since Destroy L.A in September...so get ready Los Angeles!
Come witness Flylo break all the rule's & turn the whole game
on it's head December 26th!
T-10 and counting...
(Ninja Tune, L.A)
Alfred Darlington aka Daedelus at the reigns once again for Pure Filth. Last X-mas he brought the roof down (and blew up all the power circuits to boot!) at Coachella he put on a frickin' seminar!
We're stoked to have another hometown hero back after such a productive & busy year.
Young Daedelus' has been racking up frequent flyer miles touring all over the globe, spreading the word, rockin' the monome and setting crowd's alight with his contagious performance's.
I have a feeling that this show is gonna be a special one if his recent performance's are anything to go by!
Come on L.A...time to get Dandy with Darlington, lemme see those Pork chop's!
(Pure Filth L.A)
The Legend 6Blocc is back to handle the biz. Let there be no mistake, R.A.W aka B-Boy 3000 aka 6Blocc has rocked more parties than most of us have had hot dinner's!
No man can test.
Watch the deck's. See the crowd. Look for the lighter's...yeah, Raoul is in control. He has been the anchorman for Pure Filth all year long. The go-to guy. Mr. Clutch....when you have to absolutely, positively get everybody skanking in the room...6Blocc is the man to call.
Watch ya Bassbin's..I'm tellin' ya!
(Pure Filth LA)
Coming off the Joker show the lad's are hyped! Heavy vibes!
Sam & Pablo are stackin' dub's and tweakin' speakers in preparation for this one, the last big blow out of the year...
The X-mas show has become the dubstep NYE of sorts...first year Skream, last year Flylo, a tradition has been started and the Professional's are lovin' it!
The lad's like nothing better than to gather the fam round a warm Bassbin and have a few Stella's and a boogie...
We'll bring the Bass and the Stella's, you bring the boogie and the smiles...is that a date?!
(Low End Theory, Alphapup, L.A)
The Big Daddy is on deck for this one and the timing couldn't be better!
You wanna talk about having a productive year...jeez!
Kev & the Low End Theory crew have gone from strength to strength this year, the club, the tour's, aswell as the artist's putting out dope stuff on Kev's groundbreaking imprint Alphapup, it's been non-stop.
You wanna catch a sneak peek at what's in store for 2010, then make sure u are upfront and center for this one...
Kev will mash up the speakers...
that I can guarantee!!!
(Brainfeeder, Pure Filth Audio, L.A)
With an e.p on Brainfeeder, 12" s on Smog and his first baby dropping, it's been all go for Drew this year!
DLX is the homey and thing's wouldn't be the same without our
resident soldier not in attendance.
Since the Higgin's, Drew had the belief and the work ethic and I think 2010 is gonna see that pay off.
Dealing in Subsonic frequencies...
DLX talk's to whale's n shit I swear!
(Pure Filth, L.A)
Finally off tour with MURS, the Magi is back!
He has been sorely missed, and we're stoked to have him back in the fold!
Lock up your daughters!
(Pure Filth, L.A)
Uncle Remo doin' what he do...rub a dub stylee,
he know's how to nice up the dance!
Make sure you get there early to sample the flavor...
(Pure Filth, L.A)
Frank, bringin' the tank destroyin' beats & basslines,
you need to get to know Mr.Metaphase...
Man is putting in work...check the flex...
(Pure Filth L.A)
18 & Up w/ ID
9pm - ?
$10 b4 10
the day of event for Location info/Timeslots, etc
December 26th catch the 3 J Soundlessons event with J ROCC J SOLE AND J LOGIC:
9th Annual Winter Holiday Event
w/ a special edition ThreeJay Soundsystem set
ROCKING TO 3AM!
@ El Cid
-An Excursion into True Sounds-
Trip-Hop, Soul, Hip-Hop, Deep House, Jazztronica, Broken Beat, Boogie Funk,Salsa, Samba, Brazilian, Classic Rock, New Wave, Eighties, Nineties, Dirty Disco, ElectroAcid Jazz, Classic Motown Sounds, R&B, Reggae, & other great sounds!!
SOUNDTRACK PROVIDED BY THE
SOUNDLESSONS COLLECTIVE and Guests:
a.k.a.The Funky President
(Beat Junkies | Stones Throw Records)
For well over 15 years, this man has established himself as one of the best DJs (in any genre) around LA if not the world, with his signature blends and supreme selection he knows how to balance the fine art of getting the record nerds geeked but making the ladies dance too. A steady globetrotter, J has traveled extensively and showcased his solid knowledge of music with the very best talents, including the late great Jay Dilla, Mos Def, Madlib & many others. His deep catalog of mixtapes and CDs are considered classic pieces of LA & The modern worlds Musical history. J Rocc is well versed in a wide array of musical styles and always gets down something serious behind the decks.
* JEREMY SOLE
(89.9 KCRW | Afro Funke' | Musaics)
Chicago-born Jeremy Sole has been a deejay and record collector for over 15 years. As a teenager, his education was throwing underground loft parties at the birth of Hip Hop and House music. He matured as a turntablist in Jazz, Dub and experimental hybrid bands. The rich Chicago history of Blues, Jazz, Soul and Funk were all part of his upbringing, and as a true music lover Jeremy has always found a way to blend them all together.
Catch his weekly radio show, WEDNESDAYS 12-3am on 89.9fm KCRW,
or listen anytime by clicking here:
(Pause | Bang Bots | modern audio collective aka m.a.c.)
Received as one of the top DJs in Los Angeles, J-Logic a.k.a. J-WONDER or J-Wonderfull, also the brains heart & soul behind such legendary la nights like (PAUSE, FIRECRACKER, MIXTURE, MODERN AUDIO COLLECTIVE, 3J SOUND-SYSTEM & many more! he brings to his followers a wealth of insatiable musical appeal. Having once been a dancer/MC, an unfortunate severe knee injury sidelined him for almost a year & 9 more times through out the past 19 years. To fulfill the urge to stay connected with the music he loves, deejaying became his passion. 15 years prior, J-Logic, then thought of as purely a hip-hop DJ, began his evolution to unite and synthesize all styles and genres of music. This persistence and an intense need to create and integrate classic soul, house, drum and bass, broken-beat, dub-step, classic/indie rock and 80/90's jams earned J-Logic, both the admiration and respect of his peers.
* KUTMAH FRESH
(Dublab | Sketchbook)
Kutmah arrived in Los Angeles via Brighton, England during his early teenage years. His first passion is drawing but he quickly developed as a DJ and by the beginning of the 2000's he was garnering a reputation for his selections. He was of the founding brains behind the highly influential Sketchbook nights at the now defunct Verdugo. He?s released his own 10" on Poo Bah Records as well as numerous mix CD's. When he?s not secretly making beats, Kutmah regularly DJ's around Los Angeles and shows why he's one of the most talented DJ?s in the city.
* BIG BRUTHA ZEKE
big zeke aka the hidden gem has been an LA dj for almost 20 years & has rocked almost every classic venue in so-cal he's been part of the Soundlessons crew since the 3rd event and has been J-Logic's right hand man and the guy that's made us sound good over the past 10 years. + he's our resident "tone setter" he's our big bro & a must see/hear
WITH MORE SPECIAL GUESTS ALWAYS STOPPING BY
+ SOME SURPRISE GUESTS IN THE HOUSE
$5 b4 11pm & $10 after
4212 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
December 26th, the 9 year ann. of Funky Sole feat. Cut Chemist:
December 26th LA Riots and more:
December 27th catch Mark Farina at Deep:
There's no one the DEEP family would love to get down with this holiday season, other than Mark Farina..and so it is..this Sunday, we celebrate another year come to a close with a dj near and dear to our collective house hearts...Marques Wyatt and Mark Farina, what a gift indeed.
In the lounge we're featuring some DEEP All Stars! A night to remember all around to be sure...
Get your presale tickets here:
About Mark Farina...
Shortly after Mark befriended Derrick Carter in 1988 at a record store in
Chicago, his passion for House music, and sharing it with the world,
exploded. Mark experimented with a deeper style, dropping De La Soul, disco
classics and other stuff that wasn¹t being played in the main rooms of
nightclubs. While exploring his love for the purist forms of House Music,
Mark developed his trademark style: Mushroom Jazz; acid jazz infused with
the West Coast¹s jazzy, organic productions along with urban beats. Fans
embraced Mark¹s downtempo style so much that he started a weekly Mushroom
Jazz club night in San Francisco with Patty Ryan. In 3 short years, the club
established a fanatical, cult-like following for Farina and the Mushroom
Jazz sound. When the doors closed, Farina continued the tradition by
releasing a series of Cds, ³Mushroom Jazz². Since then, Mark has been
traveling the globe performing 100s of shows, to over one million club
goers, a year. His House sets take fans on journeys to the jazzy side of
Chicago House mixed San Fran style. Some of these sets have been known to
last up to 8 hours. And sometimes you¹ll find Mark playing in two different
rooms at the same party, showcasing his range of rocking the big room sound
to the uber-chill. Farina¹s taste making skills continue to turn the heads
of crowds worldwide and consistently draw new fans to his style of
chunkyfunky rhythms and deep underground house. URB, MUZIK and BPM
Magazines have all had him on their Top DJ¹s In The World lists.
iLike - http://www.ilike.com/artist/Mark+Farina
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DJMarkFarina
Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/markfarina
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Farina/133157548105?ref=ts
Management - http://dopedenproductions.com/index.html
Bookings - http://aptentertainment.com/
Always fill your LIFE with LOVE and LAUGHTER ~ PEACE OUT