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roof with a view.

LA JUNTA, my deejay crew and music event of the same name, have announced the dates for our Summer 2017 run. We’ve been working hard to curate an amazing lineup of deejays, live bands and dance groups for our fifth summer season–and our second in DTLA. Yup…we’ll be back rockin’ the super fresh rooftop lounge at Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, across from Staples Center. Above is our teaser flier showing the dates of our series, each show taking place on the LAST Sunday of each month from April through September. For this summer campaign, the La Junta team and I decided on a vintage futbol/soccer aesthetic. Soon you’ll see the flier announcing the lineup for our April 30th Kickoff Event. Can’t wait to show you, and of course, to see you at La Junta!!

Check out our Facebook Page HERE.

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crowdfun/d.

The fellas from one of my favorite bands in Los Angeleas–LA CHAMBA–have invited me onto the deejay lineup for their GoFundMe campaign launch. I’m thrilled and honored to support the release of their upcoming album, Ecos de la Selva and beseech all of you to check out this fantastic band join us as we crowdfund the pressing, packaging and distribution of thier first full-length album. Please watch their cool campaign promo video below and see the posted flier and links for details on the Wednesday MARCH 15th event happening at LA CITA bar in DTLA. I’ll be there with fellow deejays FRESKO and THE GETDOWN COLLECTIVE and look forward to live performances by sonidero cumbia sensations ZAPOTECA ROOTS and, of course, LA CHAMBA!!
The event is hosted by Urban Badlands and La Mina Oro.

Click on above image for Facebook event page.

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kindred voices.

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Sending deep gratitude today to LA global bass artist GINGEE for inviting me to contribute a track to this diverse compilation of Filipino musicmakers from the US, Canada, France, and of course the Philippines. My pieces is from an EP of meditation traks I’d worked on in late 2013 that I shelved in favor of other projects, this one incorporating just a gong, a rainstick, a simple vocal and a few drum samples. Listen through and enjoy this project…there is some fantastic material here. Free for download or pay what you’d like. Please share it if you dig it.

Curated by GINGEE and KIMMORTAL.
Cover art by KIMMORTAL
Baybaysin (pre-colonial script in title) by KRISTIAN KABUAY

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on that note.

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I posted this on social media during his presidential farewell speech. These Barack Obama Jazz images, modeled after the iconic Blue Note Records album covers designed by Reid Miles, started to pop up way back during Obama’s historic first election run and during both his terms as the POTUS. A Facebook page dedicated to our first black President appeared and I found myself tripping over myself in delight over these “album covers” that hearken back to the days of our Jazz pioneers and the epitome of cool. I took as many as I could find, minus a few, and put them together in this square image. While Obama’s policies didn’t always go over well with even his most staunch supporters, I think history will show that he was one of the finest to ever hold the Office. One thing is for sure, no other President in recent history handled himself more presidentially, or more righteously, graciously and even stylishly. In these images, I’m certain of that. You are dearly missed, Mr. Obama!

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inking of a master plan.

2017, let’s do this!

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nixing ’16.

You know the deal…2016 has been a helluva year. It’s unnecessary to list the losses from the music and entertainment worlds that we’ve suffered, or to rant about the upcoming challenges we will face in our country during the next four years, so I’m just going to leave these two images here in hopes that we can get together on this coming weekend and usher out what’s been the most upsetting of recent years. Hope to see you on Friday the 30th or on NYE Saturday!

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gettin’ ugly.

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Hi, Friends!

It’s been over 9 weeks since the last La Junta event and the train of insane that is 2016 keeps chugging away and steamrolling us all with some deep losses and heavy challenges. Our crew are doing our best to pass the time until year’s end with various creative projects (Yukicito just stitched and sewed a new hat from scratch!) and by gathering to watch The Walking Dead on Sundays, but 2017 can’t come soon enough. And, of course, we miss you all terribly!

SOOOO…for a night of levity and festivity, and in the spirit of gettin’ together and gettin’ down as we love to do, we’re inviting you to our first ever public holiday event: La Junta’s UGLY XMAS SWEATER PARTY!!! La Cita Bar has graciously offered to be our host and we’re working together to create some fun. Dig out and don your ugliest, most ridiculous holiday attire to win our Ugly Sweater Contest and get ready for prizes and surprises. La Junta Sound System (aka Yukicito, degruvme & yours truly Glenn Red) will be in the mix all night long with some special guests joining in on the musical madness. It goes down on SUNDAY DECEMBER 18th!

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Sunday December 18, 2016 9pm-2am
LA JUNTA UGLY XMAS SWEATER PARTY
La Cita Bar
336 S. Hill Street
DTLA

FREE / NO COVER (our gift to you!)

* Ugly Sweater Contest *

* Photo Booth *

* Prizes & Surprises *

* La Junta Sound System + special guests

& more TBA
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See you there!