set list | artworx la live

Sincere gratitude to everyone who tuned in on Wednesday night for my featured deejay set on the @artworxla Instagram live stream! Leading up to the moment that I dropped the needle on the first tune, I was apprehensive about doing it at all. I hadn’t worked out on my turntables since the COVID-19 lockdown in LA began at 12am on March 16. I had just finished up my Marina Soul Club set at the Bamboo Club in Long Beach when was I learned that the official lockdown/stay home order had been given by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Up until about a week or so, before the live stream invitations began rolling in, my mixer and turntables were still packed up and I was feeling rusty both physically, and because I had spent zero time listening to the Afro-Latin music for which most people know me. Uncertainty over the robustness of my Wi-Fi bandwidth and if it could convey a quality streaming experience was also a major concern.

However, after spending a few hours with my hands on the records, I felt like I could do it well enough. I was most definitely uplifted by everyone’s positive comments on the chat and the fact that it was beautiful to have friends in the ‘room’ listening! So for those that have asked, here are the tracks from my set. Thanks again and happy hunting!

01. BETTY WRIGHT – “Clean Up Woman” [Jim Sharp Edit]
02. SUSSO – “Bani” [Dandara Edit]
03. EMMANUEL JAL – “Baai” [Sibu & Joe Nagall Edit]
04. PULO NDJ ft. MATIBEYE DJE NON PAH – “Les Feuilles Trembient” (Interlude)
05. BARBATUQUES – “Na Mata” [Marcelo Vig Remix]
06. RENATA ROSA – “Brilhantina” [Sibu & Joe Nagall Edit]
07. ERASMO CARLOS – “Coqueiro Verde”
08. JACKSON 5 x ERASMO CARLOS – “I Want You Back” [Billy Hoyle Samba Rock Remix]
09. DJ TOTY STYLE – “No Pendejas”
10. CAM’RON – “Oh Boy!” [Kayjay Edit]
11. ROCKY DAWUNI ft. SARKODIE – “Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu”
12. TIMAYA – “Sanko”
13. TURNER, MACHEL MONTANO & FLAVOUR – “She Bad”
14. LAKOU MIZIK ft. 79RS GANG – “Iko Kreyól” [79rs Gang version]
15. TI CÉLESTE – “Popilation Basse-Terrienne Au Abois”
16. GHETTO KUMBÉ – “Vamo A Dale Duro”
17. YAABA FUNK – “Oman Foa” [Danvers Edit]

march 2020 | gig schedule

Things are poppin’ up in March! My schedule begins with a double-header in Long Beach–Happy Hours from 2:30-7pm at Mezcalero Long Beach, then off to Bamboo Club LB for a 1st Sunday edition of Marina Soul Club from 8pm-12am. Also check out Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri on Thursday the 5th at The Mayfair Hotel LA, as well as Sunday the 8th’s fundraiser in Boyle Heights for Soraya Medina to help with the financial costs of healing through breast cancer for the second time. See you at as many of these events as are meant to be…and thank you for your gracious support of what I love to do!

thursdays | mayfair happy hour

Every Thursday in February–and hopefully beyond–I’ll be bringing slinging some tasty soul-jazz-world rhythms during Happy Hour 4-7pm at The Mayfair Hotel LA’s Library Bar. In fact, I’ll keep the platters turning and the good vibes rolling throughout the evening as the bar transitions into a concert setting for the hotel’s weekly ‘Live From The Mayfair’ series featuring musical artists and bands flashing brightly on many a tastemaker’s radar. Here’s the schedule for the remainder of February. See you there!

2.13 – Holland Greco’s Disco & Soul Originals
Dean Mucetti & Rhythm Real

2.20 – Maidens Masquerade Ball featuring
Extra Ancestral & Bloco Obini

2.27 – Andrée Belle + Tyler Conti

MAYFAIR HOTEL
1256 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles CA 90017