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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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‘O’wn it.

Summer is here in Los Angeles, and along with the thermometer readings, my volume of activities tends to climb. Thus, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything, even the weekly wisdoms. However, I’m comin’ back with a couple of good ones from none other than Ms. Super Soul Sunday herself, OPRAH WINFREY:

“What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.”


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go, ladies!

Among the many fantastic artists on this Saturday’s lineup, these amazing ladies will be working their magic and bringing some serious firepower! I’ll be the one right up front looking super starstruck during their sets. Join me!

Please check out the MAGIC GARAGE Facebook Event Page

Pictured left to right: DJ POTIRA www.djpotira.com
MADAME GANDHI www.kirangandhi.com
GINGEE www.gingeeworld.com

MG ladies


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shady stuff…not.

For this week’s quotes o’ wisdom, I’ve turned to the director of comedic actor Jim Carrey’s (if you saw last week’s post, see what I did there?) movies, TOM SHADYAC (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar). If you’d like to know more as to why I’ve chosen him, be sure to watch the documentary about his life, career and recent spiritual awakening, titled “I AM.”

TOM SHADYAC

“I think true success is intrinsic…It’s love. It’s kindness. It’s community.”

“I hope people start to look at their lives as the most powerful, creative act they will ever offer this world.”