saturday september 28 | vivo

Whoa! This is probably the earliest I’ve ever promoted out in front of this monthly fourth Saturday event that I do in Long Beach, but for some reason I already have a good feeling about it. I’m back though on Saturday September 28th with fellow resident and recent birthday boy Eusébio Akasa at Mezcalero LBC for the event we call VIVO! Here, we rock many of the finest tunes in cumbia, afrobeat, funk, samba, salsa, hip-hop, reggaeton, afropop, and Caribbean rhythms and more. Come check it out as we get live on the second floor cantina! It’s free and poppin’!

fat tunes.

Much love to everyone who came out to the Mayfair Hotel LA on Fat Tuesday!! Thank you for braving the rain and lightning storms…but I think you’ll agree that the thunder was definitely inside the building that night 🙂

I was thrilled over the opportunity to play a lot of music that I love throughout the night. Several people came up to the deejay booth and asked about certain songs that I played during my sets that evening–which I love–so I’m posting them down below. Happy Hunting!
(Photo credit: Neiel Cavin)

FIRST SET | 8pm-9pm | Opening for Angel City All-Star Brass Band
“Africa” (cover of Toto) – Hackney Colliery Band
“Karma Police” (cover of Radiohead) – Brassroots
“Tchfunkta” – Charlie Hunter, Skerik & Stanton Moore
“Red Beans (aka I Got My Mojo Working)” – Professor Longhair
“Old Tyme Zydeco” – Rockin’ Dopsie
“Se Essa Nega Fosse Minha” – Nando Cordei & Martinho Da Vila
“Xote De Alegria” – Falamansa
“Finger Lickin’ Chicken” – C.J. Chenier
“The Second Line” – Stop, Inc.
“Funky Liza” – New Orleans Nightcrawlers
“Maria Fumaça” – Banda Black Rio
“Tamanqueiro [Selvagem Edit]” – Elizio de Buzios
“O Grilo [Tahira Remix]” – Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde
“Sai Do Pagode, Mané” – Oswaldinho da Cuica
“Sexual Healing [Wrongtom Remix]” – Hot 8 Brass Band
“Kooks On Parade” – Charlie Hunter, Skerik & Stanton Moore
“Indians Jumping On Fire” – Olympia Brass Band
“Disco Party” – Eddie Bo feat. The Chain Gang

SECOND SET | 9:30pm-10:15pm | Opening for Bloco Obini
“Clima Do Verão (Boto Um Chopp Ai)” – Olodum
“Afro-Bloco (Ilê Ayê)” – Daniel S. Carvalho
“Falador Passa Mal” – Os Originais do Samba
“Carolina” – Seu Jorge
“Boa Noite [Tahira Rework]” – Baianas de Ipioca
“Brilhantina [Sibu & Joe Nagall Edit]” – Renata Rosa
“Papagaio” – Samba de Coco Irmãs Lopes
“Sambatuque” – Glenn Red
“Romance Do Ile” – Ilê Aiyê
“Som Dos Tribas” – Timbalada
“O Telefono [Sono Rhizmo Edit]” – Jorge Ben
“Saço De Feijão” – Beth Carvalho

THIRD SET | 10:30pm-11:15pm | Opening for Delta Nove
“Iko Iko” – The Dixie Cups
“Hand Clapping Song/Hand Clap [DJ Wood Mashup]” – The Meters vs Hurricane Chris
“Hurricane Season” – Trombone Shorty
“Mary Jane” – Breakdown Brass
“No Diggity” – Hackney Colliery Band
“Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This” – The Soul Rebels
“I Got A Woman” – Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band
“Shake Your Body Down To The Ground” – Hot 8 Brass Band

FOURTH SET | 12:30am-1:30am | Afterparty!
“Oyá Indebure” – DJ Nu-Mark feat. Laudir de Oliveira
“Toca Aí [Buguinha Remix]” – Neguedmundo
“Another Star” – Clara Moreno
“All Over The World” – Tic-Tac
“Jaiye Jaiye” – Wizkid feat. Femi Kuti
“Cachondea” – Fruko y Sus Tesos
“Cumbia Champ” – Daniel Fridell
“Burrup [hip-hop mix]” – Nardo Ranks
“Big Bank [Yukicito Remix]” – YG feat. 2Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj
“Hook And Sling” – Eddie Bo
“Rolling In The Oh Lord [Saymyname Mashup]” – Adele vs Mishal Moore
“Where Ya From, Pt. 2” – Stooges Brass Band
“I Want You Back [Billy Hoyle Samba Rock Remix]” – Jackson 5 vs Erasmo Carlos
“Berimbau” – Mandrake
“Ashawo [Remix]” – Flavour
“Weka Weka” – P-Unit
“Crystalline [Cumbia Rebajada]” – Omar Souleyman
“Sorry Sorry [Old School Afro Dub]” – Femi Kuti

friday february 8 | piña

The year just keeps pushing on it’s already time for another PIÑA party! We’ll be back at the gorgeous EL DORADO DTLA this Friday night February 8th, with some and old friend and some new ones on the turntables. Our pal from Ojai’s ¡WEPA! events, DJ ELIXIR makes a return to shake up the Coco Lounge, while the fellas from La Cita Bar’s EL MENEAITO weekly–EAZY UNO and PD RUSTY–make the main room bounce hard! As always, it’s free and starts at 9pm. See you down under the ground.

EL DORADO DTLA
416 S. Spring St. (between 4th & 5th)
Downtown Los Angeles

casa de bamba | thursday feb 15

With our monthly Thursday gathering falling on February 15th, CASA DE BAMBA Los Angeles is excited to host our first-ever Carnaval show at Los Globos! For such a festive occasion we’re calling in some of our favorite friends in the community to come and have blast with us. The lineup:

live onstage!
SAMBA SOCIETY / vintage 60s and 70s samba
SEAFUNK BRASS BAND / ‘nawlins style second line band

featured dance performance
JONIA of RAIZ BRAZIL / 2016-17 Samba Queen USA

and playing the finest selections from Brazil & beyond!
REYES / coming to us from the popular Forró in LA event
GLENN RED / resident deejay
BOBBY EASTON resident deejay

9pm – 2am
LOS GLOBOS
3040 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026

$5 at the door til 10pm; $10 after.

Please check out our Facebook Event Page.