I won’t lie. DJ sets these days bore me. The unending flow of generic EDM beats with the expected bass-drops just doesn’t do it for me. It takes a special kind of sound to get me to a club to see a DJ “perform”. Breakbot is one of those DJs.
MEAR ONE is a contemporary American artist based in Los Angeles. Having been labeled as “The Michelangelo of Graffiti” and “The Salvador Dali of Hip-Hop” he is considered by many to be Los Angeles’ most prolific graffiti artist. When he invited me to his birthday celebration I was honored. When I was told that Gaslamp Killer and Afrika Bambaataa would be spinning the ones-and-twos, I was … Read More Afrika Bambaataa and Gaslamp Killer | Low End Theory | 10/29/14 [Photos & Videos]
To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Echo Park Rising, CLICK HERE. THE ACT: Peanut Butter Wolf | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS: I’ve always looked up to Peanut Butter Wolf. Ever since he founded Stones Throw Records in 1996, and put out dope album, after dope album, after dope album, I knew that his taste of music was impeccable. Though I’ve never seen him DJ live, knowing what kind of … Read More Peanut Butter Wolf | Echo Park Rising | 8/16/14
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA! The surprise set of my Sunday at Coachella was Rudimental; an electronic music, quartet based out of Hackney, London. When I was doing research on them before the festival, I discovered that their first studio album, Home, had reached number one, and was certified platinum, in the U.K., and after watching a few … Read More Rudimental | Coachella | 4/13/14 (PHOTOS)
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA! I’m not going to lie. The first time I saw Girl Talk, years ago at The Palladium, I wasn’t too impressed. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved all of his music (I have most of his albums on wax), but that show felt more like … Read More Girl Talk | Coachella | 4/11/14 (PHOTOS)
To check out pictures of other bands I was able to catch at the festival, CLICK HERE. Earlier in the day I had watched Tom Krell p/k/a How To Dress Well perform, and having done some research before the festival about different projects he had worked on, I found a video on youtube of a track How To Dress Well performed on produced by Henry Laufer p/k/a Shlohmo … Read More Shlohmo | FYF Festival | August 25, 2013
What do I love more than music festivals? FREE music festivals. Every summer, since 2008, the city of Pasadena transforms Old Town Pasadena into into a bevy of performance venues. Although this year was my first time attending, it is definitely a summer concert experience that I’m sure I will attend for years to come. Not only is it an opportunity to discover new … Read More Make Music Pasadena 2013 | June 1, 2013
This is one of my favorite DJ Quik singles. Quik can write and spit lyrics with the best of them. He’s also a bad-ass producer. Here are the lyrics to my favorite verse of DJ Quik’s “You’z A Ganxta”: See some don’t realize the power of lyrics ’cause when you rap about death you talkin’ to spirits You see you can say the things … Read More Happy Bday, DJ Quik!