saturday may 5 | ¡wepa! ojai

Yo, hi! I’m coming back to Ojai! Once again, I’ll be jammin’ at the Ojai Deer Lodge with the good homie DJ Elixir and his longtime deejay amigo, Cali Pachanguero. We’ll be hittin’ the decks with the fun and rhythmic sounds of Latin America, well, because it’s CINCO DE MAYO! So if you’re in town or wanna roll up there and make a weekend out of it, please do come through! ¡WEPA!

Check out the WEPA Facebook Event Page.

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venicin’.

Huge thanks to all who were part of last Thursday’s AFRO FUNKÉ 2018 Springtime Celebration, performers and eventgoers alike! What a beautiful night!! Special thanks to the homie Eric Parsons aka DJ Elixir who came down from Ojai to deejay the upstairs Townhouse lounge in Venice CA, not just because he put down a solid set behind the turntables and mixer, but he’s also a top notch photographer who shot the great pix in the gallery below. Check out a few of the random photos he took downstairs and outside while he wasn’t droppin’ the jams upstairs. Unfortunately, he had to miss most of Nickodemus’ set since they were slotted to play the same hours, but Nico managed to slip into one pic during the end-of-night sidewalk talk 🙂 Enjoy, and stay tuned for the announcement of the next Afro Funké getdown!

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afro funké | thursday march 29

Thursday March 29 marks AFRO FUNKÉ’s first event of 2018, certain to be a colossal one as Brooklyn’s NICKODEMUS–Wonderwheel Recordings chief and creator of the legendary NYC to worldwide ‘Turntables on the Hudson’ events–makes his return to our deejay booth!! Longtime fans of Afro Funké will remember that Nickodemus was part of two of the most memorable nights on our dance floor at the old Zanzibar venue, especially as headliner of 2011’s 8-Year Anniversary celebration. His fluency in a broad spectrum of genres and his rhythmic, uptempo repertoire of beats and melodies from all over the world have made him one of the most sought-after and well traveled deejays since the 90s. I’m completely honored to serve as the opening deejay for both Nickodemus and my longtime AF partner in sublime, JEREMY SOLE on what will be an incredible night of music, dance and togetherness.

The main deets are on the flier above (which I happily collaborated on with J.Sole–or perhaps I should say–that he completely rocked up a few levels!), but here is the complete lineup of performers on both floors:

NICKODEMUS, turntables

JEREMY SOLE, turntables

GLENN RED, turntables

DJ JAHNEKO, turntables–upstairs lounge

DJ ELIXIR, turntables–upstairs lounge

KAHLIL CUMMINGS, live percussion

JAHANNA BLUNT, featured dancer

DAUNTE FYALL, featured dancer

NATIVE SOL, featured vendor

ROCKY DAWUNI, host

CARY SULLIVAN, producer

Make plans to be there, lace up your boogie shoes, and as always…wear attire to perspire!

$10
9PM – 2AM
TOWNHOUSE & DEL MONTE SPEAKEASY
52 Windward Circle
Venice CA

Check out our Facebook Event Page. See you there!

underground sessions ojai | saturday march 3

I’m excited to return to the Ojai Deer Lodge this coming weekend on Saturday March 3rd for a second appearance at the UNDERGROUND SESSIONS with DJ ELIXIR! As you might recall, we had a blast there back in September 2017 as he brought LA JUNTA SOUND SYSTEM up there for a fresh Afro-Latin tropical getdown. This time, I’m going solo and will be putting more emphasis on the ‘Afro’ part. Say “Yeah Yeah!”