Thursday, August 26, 2010
It went down last Sunday afternoon. The roof top terrace of the Red Lion hotel in downtown Seattle was the place to be.
The day started out overcast and cloudy. It looked like the rain would be coming down any minute. By the time the sound system was set up and the grill came out so did the sun!
The dj line up alone should have brought the entire city out! Introcut, J-Justice, Atlee, Kid Hops, Riz, Carlos Mendoza and yours truly. I decided I would do an all 45 set. Actually J-Justice made the suggestion and I was with it. I then decided I would play 45 45's in 45 minutes and went for it.
It's hard enough to play with 45's as it is. Then they had the turntables spread out as far apart as possible and placed with the tone arms in the way (non battle style). Were these guys trying to hang me out to dry or what?! I rolled with it and still did my thing. All original 45's. I wish I would have recorded the set but didn't. Oh well....
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
As part of my east coast weekend dj run I got to play at the Hot Peas & Butta + Record Breakin' release party for the new record. It's officially out now at a finer record store near you, so go get it! It's worth it for the art work alone.
I had a solid disco nap before making the 3 hour drive to NYC so I was good to go. The only problem was that we were doing an outdoor party and it was totally overcast and pouring down rain when we pulled in.
However we set up anyway and the minute we were ready to rock the clouds went away as did the rain and the sun came out.
We wasted no time at all in getting the party started...
Mad dj's were in the building. The ill footage was being ran on three screens and the vibe was all the way right. Statik was in the house and we had dj sets from The Record Player, Junior of Record Breakin, Lumin from Miami, Skeme, Amir, Myself, etc. Can you say monster line up?! Geez....
A highlight for me was getting this Record Breakin 45' carrying bag.
When we arrived the first thing I noticed was the huge "Banksy" piece on the side of the building.
I spent a majority of the day trying to figure out how I could cut it out of the wall and take it with us!!!!
This is my 2nd time playing at the Walnut Room in Philadelphia, Pa. this year. I left straight from the event I dj'd at the night before and headed directly to the airport to make my flight in time. I barely made it, was totally stressed out and super duper tired......
I had a layover in Houston, Tx and ran into Freeway aka: Philly Freezer. He was coming back from some dates on the road with my original partner in rhyme Jake One. I touched down in the city of brotherly love and it was a cool 100 degrees out. Remember their time zone is 3 hours ahead of mine. Which means it was damn near time to go dj already!!!
After checking into my hotel, somehow getting into the middle of a fist fight in the street and freshening up. I hit alfa for dinner. After throwing down I headed to the club and DJ Statik the Saturday night resident was setting it off.
I jumped on the decks and proceeded to sweat like George Foreman in Rumble in the Jungle. I must have lost at least 5lbs. I've never ever been that hot or sweated like that while playing ever.
I think it was 100 degrees inside that club and that was with the air conditioning on.
Afterwards a cool shower and nap before getting up and heading to NYC. Had to stop by the big homie Rich Medina's to peep his new digs...
Seatown really comes out when ever a celebrity or well known sports figure have a party. This was no exception. The huge Fremont studio warehouse was completely sold out by midnight. The funny thing was up until then there were only about thirty people in the building.
Gloria Velez hosted and actually showed up this time!!!
There was definitely a great vibe in the air for this night. Females were dressed to impress and ready to party away.
DJ Drama and I traded duties on the decks switching off going back and forth. Another great party. So many people were there I did not get to see. I left and went straight to sea-tac airport to rock Philly the next day...