ONE LOVE to last Thursday’s TWO very special guests, PHOREYZ and EXPO!! The dynamic duo from LA’s Escapism event threw down a meticulous and masterful 2×4 turntable set that boasted an array of funky global breaks bling’ed out with the kind of musical gems that only crate diggers of their caliber can bring. Stay on the lookout and get yourself to wherever these guys are doin’ the do!
This week marks the return of two more past AFRO FUNKÉ guests who are joining forces with us to celebrate the first-ever TADASANA YOGA FESTIVAL in Santa Monica! Namaste. We see you too, so let’s get together!!
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
Thursday April 12, 2012
AFRO FUNKE’ Presents
EXPO & PHOREYZ
Expo (Escapism / Root Down / Blunt Boogie Records) is a Los Angeles raised DJ who first got started on the decks at the age of 13, avidly collecting vinyl and creating homemade mixtapes. He first stepped into the club scene at the age of 18, often spinning at venues he wasn’t legally allowed in. Expo started paying dues organizing his own events as well as taking part in a circuit of guerilla late-night loft & rooftop parties across LA. In 2005, after being taken under the wing of the late great DJ Dusk, Expo was appointed as the youngest member of the world famous Root Down Soundsystem, one of LA’s longest running Hip-Hop/Funk nights. Over the years he has become a hometown favorite amongst many Angelinos and earned respect from several heavyweight veterans and fans worldwide. As a strong-arm crate digger he has amassed a collection of more than 15,000 records; his diverse stockpile of wax ensures that no matter what kind of crowd he’s playing for, he has the party covered with selections of hip-hop, funk, reggae, Latin, rock, or anything else to get ’em on the floor and keep ’em there. Expo has had the opportunity to share his talent in several areas including Berlin, New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Austin, Houston, The Bay Area, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Maui, and much more. Expo has rocked crowds at SXSW, Long Beach Funk Festival, The Do-Over, Make It Funky Festival, X-Games, and last year he competed in the Red Bull Thre3style in LA, earning 3rd place. He has had the pleasure of sharing the bill with such luminaries as Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Big Daddy Kane, Z-Trip, The BeatJunkies, Cut Chemist, Gaslamp Killer, Charles Wright, Large Professor, and countless others. You can catch Expo every Monday night at the LA chapter of Motown On Mondays, as well as every 4th Saturday in LA with Phoreyz at Escapism. Be sure not to miss Expo in a town near you! To find out more about him, visit: djexpo.com or www.facebook.com/expothedj. You can catch several of his mixes at www.mixcrate.com/expothedj
Phoreyz is New York born, Los Angeles bred Dj and producer that began collecting records at the early age of 12. In 2001, he started Djing in Los Angeles, and has since built a solid reputation amongst fans and his heavyweight peers for his unique style on the turntables and his impeccable selection of music. Nowhere is this more apparent than the numerous mixtapes and remixes that have achieved domestic and international acclaim.
His mixtape arsenal includes mixes for Mochilla, Undefeated, Stones Throw, Frank 151, and Dissizit, among others. Known as one of LA’s premiere Party Rockers, Phoreyz’s skills as a DJ has taken him to Japan, New York, San Francisco, Mexico City, Phoenix, Denver, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and every premiere party in Southern California.
On many occasions, he has shared the stage with the likes of Z-Trip, Nu-mark, Quantic, The Beat Junkies, Rich Medina, and was a performance dj for KRS ONE in 2010.
He has held down his position as one of the main resident DJs at the world famous Get Back in Las Vegas for the past eight years, and also has additional residencies in Los Angeles, and at Insert Coin(s) also located in Las Vegas. Phoreyz has also become one of LA’s most sought after talents in the studio and has received global recognition for his original tracks and remixes of Radiohead, Lenny Kravitz, Amerie, Beyonce, and many more. As a producer he has collaborated and recorded with acts such as DMC (from Run Dmc), Talib Kweli, Guilty Simpson, Elzhi (from Slum Village), and numerous others. Phoreyz was known as one of LA’s secret weapons, but it looks like the secret is getting out.
(Afro Funke’, Eclectica)
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