a tropical chill.

It’s been about six months since the release of our LA JUNTA Remix EP of Las Cafeteras,  so I’m antsy and excited to share our new remix project with you, which will hopefully happen in the next week or two!  My musical partners in crime, Yukicito, Degruvme and I are currently working on remixes of the Inland Empire’s ‘Más Tropical’ darlings, QUITAPENAS.  After a fantastic little tracking session with trumpeter/arranger Todd Simon (Ethio Cali, Quantic, Breakestra), I stayed in on Friday night to put some finishing touches on my offering to the project.  By the instrumentation list on the far right, you might even figure out the style I’ve gone with on my remix.  Here’s a visual sneak peek at what will hopefully be on heavy rotation on your iPods, cd players and turntables soon.  It should make its way to your earholes soon 🙂

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dancing with the stars.

la junta + nickodemusI’ve been away from the blog for a bit, so I just wanted to share a couple of photos taken recently. Here’s me, degruvme, and Yukicito with Nickodemus in early May, after finding out he was giggin’ at Metro in Chicago the same night that we were at FEx.

la-junta-may-31-501And here we are again, just a few weeks ago at our own LA JUNTA event with UPROOT ANDY from NYC’s Que Bajo crew (far left) and ORO11 from SF’s Tormenta Tropicál crew, being photobombed by a cool partygoer. GEKO JONES was somewhere on the patio too, probably being adored by other starstruck fans 😉

meeting after meeting.

For those who don’t yet follow me on my facebook page or via my instagram feed, the LA JUNTA crew and I are halfway through our third summer of patio parties. Since joining the team in 2013, I’ve taken on the fun but great responsibility of the visual branding (aka creating fliers, business cards, the website, etc.).  Please check out some of my other designs in the sidebar slideshow under Graphics Work, but here I wanted to highlight the La Junta series that I created for last season as well as the first five of this current season.   These most recent five have paid tribute to vintage LP covers, which made some sense with the rise of Instagram and its square format as a popular social media outlet.

Let me know which ones you like best!