bk–>la.

Brooklyn’s finest, NICKODEMUS, is back in Los Angeles this week for AFRO FUNKÉ’s Springtime Celebration! He recently announced that his new full length album A Long Engagement hits music outlets on May 4th, so we’re thrilled that we’ll be among the first to hear him drop a few of its gems! Pre-order a copy now via Wonderwheel Recordings Bandcamp Page.

Of course, if you’re in LA this week, don’t miss NICKODEMUS alongside JEREMY SOLE and yours truly at AFRO FUNKÉ, going down at the TOWNHOUSE & DEL MONTE SPEAKEASY in Venice. Afro Funké 2018 Spring Celebration facebook event page

photo credit: FARAHSTOP

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she’s already got it.

One of the best TED Talks that I’ve come across in a while. This is the blueprint for change…and a sterling example of why, as the shirt says and as the softer more nurturing and associative behaviors being championed here by Cleo Wade suggest, THE FUTURE IS FEMALE. Forget the saying “She’s Gotta Have It”, women already got it because they get it.

latest | diggin’ with ted.

Did my weekly check-in at TED.com to see if there were any new talks to check out and found this lil’ nugget that I posted above. Though I’m nowhere near as obsessive about finding rare vinyl as are these hardcore collectors or even as are many friends in my community of LA deejays, I’ve been collecting music since I was about eight years old and definitely understand the passion and the lengths diggers will go to in their quests for ‘holy grail’ items. Spend a few minutes with this…it’s pretty cool and his anecdotal material on the importance and relevance of diggin’ is spot on.

 

irRESISTible.

Several weeks ago, I was honored when my friend Beto González asked me to take over the design campaign for an upcoming show he’d been working on. Below is what I came up with based on his great ideas. Recently, I’ve also been added on to this amazing show happening at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood CA this Friday August 4th. The show begins at 8:30pm, but I’ll be out on the plaza spinning a deejay set of Brazilian music and other tunes from around the world beginning at 6:30pm. It’s another great honor to be part of this night of Resistance music that’s good for the soul, given the seemingly many parallels with America’s political climate and that of Brazil during the mid 1960s thru the mid 1980s. Check out this great article by Ivan Fernandez posted this morning in the LA Weekly:

Brasil 70: Samba/Soul/Resistance at The Ford Theatres

So grab your tickets at www.fordtheatres.org and come out early with a picnic basket and some wine and make a great evening of it. I’d love to see you there. ❤