‘dem apples.

Even though we announced that LA JUNTA will be celebrating the 2018 New Year’s Eve by hosting our PIÑA event on Sunday December 31st, the upcoming second Friday of the month falls during this week on DECEMBER 8, meaning it’s our regular PIÑA party! Above is he flier that I created for it last night. When I sent it out to them this morning, the team immediately alerted me that I had made a couple of mistakes on the date. AND I realized that I hadn’t added the signature pineapple in the background. Anyway I love how it turned out! The pink, chocolate, black and bamboo green tones look great together.

Pictured on the flier is the Vietnamese pop group “3 Trái Táo” (The Apples 3, circa 1975).
If you’re anywhere near DTLA this Friday night, definitely stop by El Dorado DTLA! 9pm / Free.

PIÑA @ EL DORADO BAR DTLA
416 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

On Facebook: El Dorado DTLA

See you there!

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the board (aka la junta)

Just posting up some images that I did spotlighting the La Junta crew for a recent promo campaign for our summer event series. Here we are. This is us.

marching forward.

Thursday, April 7th, marks the beginning of AFRO FUNKÉ’s third ‘post-weekly’ year, meaning that we’ve continued to host our event beyond its incarnation as a legendary Thursday evening fixture on the west side of Los Angeles. Since stepping back and ending that 10-year long tenure in late 2013, we’ve given ourselves room to breathe, to reimagine, and to grow. In 2014 and 2015, we were able to throw a handful of very well-attended one-off/’pop-up’ events in parts of the city beyond our original Santa Monica locale, and this year looks to be even brighter! Please come out and reunite with Jeremy, Cary, Rocky and me this week at our beloved and true home, ZANZIBAR! We’ll have some live dance performances and drumming, as well as live painting on the stage. Say YEAH YEAH!

This is the flier that I designed, to which Jeremy lent his golden touch before letting it fly. We’re a pretty good team behind the turntables too 😉

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dreams come true.

I’m extremely proud of my La Junta brethren ‘degruvme’ for putting in the work into making one of his dreams come true! He’s produced his first collection of tunes with some of his favorite Angeleno vocalists and we’re ready to throw the ep release and concert in DTLA on FRIDAY JANUARY 22nd!! All five singers will be on hand performing their respective songs live, with a special dance performance and excellent deejay support from VNC & F-Cast aka “The Funky Brewsterz”, as well as Yukicito and yours truly of the La Junta Sound System. The fliers I created are below:

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freshly pressed.

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Pictured: Afro Funké host and international reggae star ROCKY DAWUNI (Ghana)

LA WEEKLY gave the upcoming AFRO FUNKÉ event a little (but much appreciated!) love in this morning’s online music posts. Take a minute to check out the gracious blurb by Lina Lecaro.

And if you think you might make it, here’s the Facebook Event Page for DECEMBER 3rd’s AFRO FUNKÉ getdown. We would love to be with you on this special night!

i confess, i confess, i confess…

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I’ve been asked to be the deejay for the debut of a new dance night at THE CONTINENTAL CLUB in Downtown Los Angeles, happening on THURSDAY OCTOBER 1ST! The event is called THE CONFESSIONAL. I was booked for the event based on my musical style behind the decks at Afro Funké, so expect the same blend of raw, heavy, rhythmic and soulful goodness with some sharp, tight and clean edges for a night out in the heart of our urban metropolis. Come out for a great time at this classic cocktail lounge and let’s conversate deeply in music and movement.

FREE with RSVP at the Eventbrite link.

uptown, baby.

Here’s the new flyer and Facebook event banner for March 14th’s ‘THE /PUR /BLEND EXPERIENCE’. It’s our second installment, this time on a Friday night instead of a Thursday, at SÉTA DINE:LOUNGE in Uptown Whittier. I’ll put out the formal post in a few days. The imagery is a bit different for this event since it’s not so much a world music foray, but I enjoyed working on it and learned some new techniques…

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