LA JUNTA, my deejay crew and music event of the same name, have announced the dates for our Summer 2017 run. We’ve been working hard to curate an amazing lineup of deejays, live bands and dance groups for our fifth summer season–and our second in DTLA. Yup…we’ll be back rockin’ the super fresh rooftop lounge at Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, across from Staples Center. Above is our teaser flier showing the dates of our series, each show taking place on the LAST Sunday of each month from April through September. For this summer campaign, the La Junta team and I decided on a vintage futbol/soccer aesthetic. Soon you’ll see the flier announcing the lineup for our April 30th Kickoff Event. Can’t wait to show you, and of course, to see you at La Junta!!
Check out our Facebook Page HERE.
It’s been about a year since my partners in crime, DEGRUVME and YUKICITOm and I from LA JUNTA SOUND SYSTEM began working on remixes of three tunes by our friends from local Los Angeles (Riverside) band QUITA PENAS. This past Tuesday April 12th, however, the time was right to put the remixes out into the world, into the ethers, and into the hearts of our mutual fans, and hopefully into some new ears! Much love and gratitude to the fellas of Quita Penas and to Samuel Martinez of desmadre.com for the supafresh album art.
Click the link to grab the EP from QUITA PENAS Bandcamp Page. Just $4 for all three tracks. Skip that one overly sweet espresso drink and cop some of this tropical flavor!
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 😉
A monthly world music affair featuring the songs and rhythms of deep people with deep roots planted in equatorial lands, tropical coasts, and island shores around the globe.
Join me and special guest dj/selectors as we explore and showcase music from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and other places within the warm middle latitudes. Expect pagode-style samba, cumbia, bomba, bullerengue, currulao, merengue, reggae, soukous, son, rumba and much more.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19
THE OFFBEAT a bar on York
6316 York Blvd. in Highland Park
Los Angeles CA 90042
Here’s my latest flier design for the next LA JUNTA event on Sunday 6/22. The Summer Kickoff event was pretty outrageous and now that we’re smack dab in the middle of futbol’s World Cup, we’re expecting the energy to keep flying high! Hope you’ll join us if you’re in the LA area 🙂
Sorry that I’ve been light on the posts for the past few weeks; been busy designing some promo materials for upcoming events this summer. Here are the front and back sides for two separate flyers for the LA JUNTA party. Mark your calendars and dance with us on SUNDAY JUNE 8th at Fronteras Cantina in the city of Alhambra, just a few miles east of Downtown L.A. Live Colombian music by Oakland’s LA MISA NEGRA, deejays (including yours truly), Mexican food, drinks and lots friendly folks. Some links to check:
Hope to see you there!
I threw together this simple flyer for Wednesday night’s Ecléctica event. Black & white…so simple, effective, balanced, and works together perfectly…
Hope to see you there! Here’s the Facebook invite page.
Happy March, Everyone!
If you’re feeling like we are, then you’re extremely grateful for the rain we’ve been blessed with here in the early days of this month…we sure needed it!
In fact, we’re so pleased to have this little bit that we’d like to get together and ask for more. Now that’s it’s time for the next Ecléctica, lets get together and MAKE IT RAIN!! We’re making this one a residents’ night, so no matter what we’ll be keeping things warm inside with the music.
HUGE THANKS to everyone who came out to the RITO collaboration event with La Junta a few weeks ago. BEAUTIFUL NIGHT 😀
See you Wednesday!
Reyes, Daniel & Glenn
Ecléctica takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at Eastside Luv. This space is not only the coolest spot in Boyle Heights but it makes the best cheladitos and has one of the fattest sound systems around.
World Music in Boyle Heights!
Every 1st Wednesday
21+ no cover
REYES (Ecléctica . Art & Grooves . Radio Sombra)
GLENN RED (Ecléctica . Afro Funké . La Junta)
MC DANIEL FRENCH (Las Cafeteras)
Visuals . Art . Music
$5 Drink Specials ALL NIGHT LONG
For More info visit http://www.eastsideluv.com/
Eastside Luv wine bar y QueSo
1835 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90033