thursday october 24 | house of vibes

So I’m usually at the spot El Dorado DTLA just once a month on second Fridays, but this month I’ll be there a second and possibly even a third time! This next appearance is for the soulful house music brand called ‘House of Vibes’, hosted by renowned Italian producer/dj Mark Di Meo & friends. My partner at La Junta–degruvme–and I will be cutting loose on the decks in the second room aka ‘The Stowaway’ with some soul, hip-hop and funk–realms we don’t always get to explore properly during our own heavily-themed Afro-Latin events. Check out the rest of the lineup and details:

Main Room (House Music & Disco)
with Mark Di Meo, Jerry Flores, Jacob Rodriguez, Sidney Perry, Darwin Flores
Stowaway Lounge (Hip Hop, Soul, Funk)
with Glenn Red, degruvme (La Junta LA)

Live Sax – Andre Saxman Live Percussions – Christopher Sean Hammett

Sponsored by Peroni Italia
+21 // 9pm – 2am // FREE Before 10pm after Only 5$ (thanks to our sponsor) – New HOV T-Shirts available at door!

Powered by Soulstice Music, La Junta, Traxsource, House Of Frankie, Funky People, Resident Advisor, Fusicology

friday august 9 | movements

La Junta is playing at Union Station this summer!

via Metro Art LA:

The third and final installment of “Movements at Union Station” features La Junta with special guest, international Producer/DJ Jose Marquez!

Join us for luscious, danceable grooves underneath the night sky, photo booth, and visual projections at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

Movements at Union Station #3 | La Junta
Friday, August 9 from 8PM to 11PM
Union Station South Patio

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, no RSVPs required.

“LA JUNTA,” Spanish for ‘the gathering’ serves as both the widely popular LA brand of outdoor cultural celebrations featuring tropical Afro-Latin music, and as the moniker of the four-person team that produces the series and related deejay/live music events. ‘LJ’ events take guests on a lush and lively musical sojourn across Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, India and through our stateside metropolises, while the seamless blending of rhythms, food, and sunshine consistently conjure big smiles and even bigger dance moves.

Los Angeles DJ/Producer Jose Marquez’s sound is a product of being brought up around Afro-Latin, Caribbean and other World Music at a young age. Always intrigued by electronic sounds as well, Jose’s mission has been to fuse his love of global rhythms with the dance floor. Jose burst onto the scene in 2010 with memorable remixes & edits of artists such as Celia Cruz, Nina Simone, Oumou Sangare and many others. He travels the globe uniting nations on the dance floor with his signature sound and has performed at major events in Paris, Athens, Toronto, Los Angeles, NYC, Melbourne, Nairobi, Morocco, Singapore, Shanghai, Peru, Cuba and most recently in India.

Listen to Jose’s productions & mixes here:

in the house.

Here are some promo images I did for an upcoming event here in Los Angeles called ‘CULTURE’. It’s my first set of fliers for a house music event. Respect to the talented resident deejays/producers, LA’s DAVID MONTOYA (who actually created the center collage image) and Sao Paolo’s ‘DJ G’ (Edson Luciano Gonzagaga), who both rocked the pristine beaches at last October’s MI CASA ES SU CASA annual holiday excursion in Playa del Carmen, MX. I’ve shared the deejay booth with both artists and can tell you from experience how amazing the music will be. Much love as well to Tamara of UNIVERSAL RHYTHM PRODUCTIONS for putting the branding work under my care. It took a few days to get it right, but it came out cool. I’m lookin’ forward to gettin’ down on their dance floor on February 20th!

CULTURE Flyer Front 022016

CULTURE Flyer Back 022016

CULTURE 022016 FB BANNER

step and repeat.

On the afternoon of MLK Monday, I got an ‘urgent’ phone call from La Junta social media maven PRESCILLA C, asking if I would create a simple red carpet banner for Friday’s ECHOES OF A DREAM ep release show. Got it done by that evening. Here it is below. Hope to see you looking beautiful in front of it this Friday Jan 22 in DTLA!

ECHOES Backdrop 1