back already.


We had such a great time last week that we’ll be back ahead of schedule, this THURSDAY OCT 8! We got into everything from rock steady to hip-life to hip-hop to afrobeat to future soul to cumbia to bhangra and more. Can’t wait to journey even farther and deeper this week! Step in and let your soul speak on the dance floor!

Details here:




i confess, i confess, i confess…


I’ve been asked to be the deejay for the debut of a new dance night at THE CONTINENTAL CLUB in Downtown Los Angeles, happening on THURSDAY OCTOBER 1ST! The event is called THE CONFESSIONAL. I was booked for the event based on my musical style behind the decks at Afro Funké, so expect the same blend of raw, heavy, rhythmic and soulful goodness with some sharp, tight and clean edges for a night out in the heart of our urban metropolis. Come out for a great time at this classic cocktail lounge and let’s conversate deeply in music and movement.

FREE with RSVP at the Eventbrite link.


chant and pulse.

Here are this week’s upcoming gigs (Wednesday & Friday) if you’re in the vicinity of Los Angeles, California. CANTO is my global roots party on Third Wednesdays in Highland Park, while Friday’s HEARTBEAT event is one that I occasionally sit in on with resident MEKONNEN GAREDEW, for some cool, soulful uptown type sounds in the heart of Chinatown. Stop in some time :) Also be sure to check out the sidebar widget titled ‘Mixing It Up’ for my schedule of upcoming giggage.

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summer sunset.

While I expressed my Thank You’s on Facebook a few days after the final La Junta event of the summer, I’ve gotten so busy with projects that I’m just now getting back to the ol’ weblog to share some stuff and express the love. THANK YOU to those of you who attended any of our LA JUNTA events this summer! It was a fantastic third season full of growth, the forging of new friendships, and the strengthening of familiar ties. Our team was blessed to have a grateful, open-eared, open-hearted eventgoers all summer, as well as an array of fantastic talent gracing the turntables, microphones and speakers. We can’t wait to do it again next summer, but be on the lookout for a couple of one-off events until then ;)

This was the final flier of the season. MUCH LOVE and RESPECT to GINGEE and VALENTÍN, and all of our guests for making the La Junta 2015 Summer Finale one to hold on to!

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Here’s my latest flier for La Junta!

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This coming SUNDAY AUGUST 23rd, La Junta continues to smolder as we welcome Daniela Brazil Hollywood’s ‘OYA BRAZIL’ in a fully costumed (or should we say ‘barely’ costumed?) live samba dance show! Needless to say, the boys are looking forward to this one ;) We’ve also invited longtime homie BABY BUBBA from Vibes & Stuff Radio and Soul Sessions to help us keep fanning the flames, as well as a new friend we met two years ago from way down in Quintana Roo while the La Junta fam vacationed in Playa Del Carmen, México. The man’s in town ready to get down in LA just before joining Osunlade, Nickodemus, and Sabo at Burning Man… hope you’ll join us in welcoming our amigo, representing the NO MAS Punchis Punchis stylee–NETZA!

See you there, familia!


Bowling league.

After three consecutive nights of attending fantastic outdoor live music events here in Los Angeles to see Aurelio Martinez at The Skirball, Trio Ellas at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, and producer Daedalus remixing classical musicians at Grand Performances, I was blessed to cap my amazing little run by attending Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday Tribute featuring his sons Ziggy and Stephen Marley at the Hollywood Bowl (with The Skatalites and Inner Circle opening the show). The Marley boys dropped their own impressive repertoires to perform a truly special hit-after-hit program of their father’s most legendary songs. Huge thanks to Cynthia, Rosy, Yuki, Perla, Tom, Vanna and Vanessa for a lovely evening.






coffee & gratitude.




I dunno if it’s the excessive amount of caffeine I’ve had between last night and this morning, or the sweet, lasting afterglow of a week full of incredible music, having been at La Junta, Radio Afrique, weplay80s, Boleros de Noche, Daedelus’ Classical Remix and Jungle Fire at Mrs. Fish, or the witnessing of an outpouring of support for a dear friend, but I’m in a roomful of strangers feeling blessed and wide open this morning. Just wanted to wish much love to friends I’ve connected with this week, even if just for a moment. It’s huge.

Have a beautiful Sunday.


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