Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
SATURDAY LOVE w/ Supreme La Rock ... Live @ THE WOODS 11.9.11
Click the link above for your free download. You can hear music like this from me every 3rd Saturday night at The Woods in Seattle, Wa. I present "Saturday Love" my monthly dj residency with yours truly along with special guest djs...
I was the special guest dj for the Red Bull "Live & Direct" 2 year anniversary party in Portland, Oregon last weekend. This is a monthly event that features Rev Shines of the Lifesavas, Slim Kid Tre of Pharcyde, Starchile and DJ Nature. I had a total blast throwing down. The crowd was so live I could have probably spun a set of acapellas and turned it out. Real deal...
Huge thanks to Red Bull, Rotture, Colton, Connie, Omid, Shines and everyone that came through.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Before I get into all the info. about this product, I just want to say i've never been more excited about any project i've done to date as I am with this one. I picked my box up today from the label and this thing is totally amazeballs to say the least. I'm patting myself on the back for this one as well as LITA for believing in me and this project and following through so well on the presentation.
The pinnacle prize of vintage Seattle soul!
+++AVAILABLE NOV. 25TH, 2011+++
First 50 PRE-ORDERS AFTER NOVEMBER 25th receive 2 autographed photos and a set of 16 replica Seattle SuperSonics trading cards!
Lavishly packaged box set featuring:
+ Only 2,000 hand-numbered copies worldwide
+ Ten 45rpm singles featuring original label art and housed in a gorgeous custom made magnetic flip-top box
+ 96 page book with new liner notes interviewing the musicians and key players, unseen photos, endless ephemera, replica Seattle SuperSonics trading card, countless photos, and loads of other archival gems
+ CD of “lost” Robbie Hill’s Family Affair session, circa 1975
+ Meticulously remastered
+ Free Download Card for all songs
In 2004, Light In The Attic and DJ Supreme La Rock compiled the first ever set of vintage Pacific Northwest soul, funk, and R&B, Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (LITA 009). Nearly a decade on, the Wheedle still grooves and with this we give you our most ambitious release to date.
Over three years in the making, Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-79 is a lavishly packaged vinyl singles box set featuring ten impossibly rare 45s (some fetching thousands on the collector’s market) from Seattle’s vintage soul scene. Limited to only 2,000 hand-numbered copies worldwide, the ten 45 RPM set is housed in a gorgeous custom made magnetic flip-top box and features meticulously re-mastered audio and original label art. For those who must hear these vintage tunes and can’t relax with a tipple at the turntable, we’ve even included a free download card for all tracks.
But wait, our love for Seattle soul could not rest there… we’ve included a massive 7″×7″ glossy 96-page book with new liner notes by Jonathan Zwickel that features new interviews with the regional musicians and key players, along with never before seen photos—from smokey Seattle clubs to Patrinell Staten singing at Jimi Hendrix’s funeral. Plus, a treasure trove of local music ephemera, a replica Seattle SuperSonics trading card, and countless archival gems.
To round out this lavish set, we’ve also added a very special CD by Seattle soul titans Robbie Hill’s Family Affair: Gotta Get Back: The Unreleased L.A. Sessions, which though originally recorded in 1975, remained lost until the recent discovery of the original multi-track masters. The tapes were carefully mixed by renowned engineer and producer Steve Fisk. To say it’s a miracle that these tapes surfaced would be a massive understatement.
The first 50 online pre-orders at www.lightintheattic.net will receive two autographed photos of Patrinell Staten and Robbie Hill, along with a set of 16 trading cards from the NBA’s 1979-80 World Champions, the Seattle SuperSonics. Yes, we’re talking Emerald City basketball giants Jack Sikma, Fred Brown, and Dennis Johnson.
A true love letter to Seattle and its Soul & Funk music scenes, Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-79 is a treasure not to be missed.
Place your order now at: http://www.lightintheattic.net/
Monday, November 14, 2011
Once again it's music Monday and today, I present to you none other then the Johnny Lewis Quartet. This is a local jazz/funk lp from Seattle that I used to see multiple copies of every single day while out diggin' for records around town. These days this has seemed to completely vanish. Original copies hardly ever pop up since being re-issued by Ubiquity. I'm not sure how these were distributed but I know you could definitely purchase copies at his shows. 99% of the copies i've ever found have his autograph on 'em. Johnny was part of the same Lewis family that owned the Paramount theatre. I believe he recorded three albums, this being my favorite one. This was recorded live in '72 at the Trojan Horse. A venue my parents used to frequent back in the day. The lead single from the album is the title track "Shuckin' & Jivin'" and for some reason is a different mix or take than the one on the Lp. The last 60 seconds of the track is a full on bongo/conga drum break. The version here is from the 7" 45 not the album.
Johnny Lewis Quartet - "Shuckin' & Jivin'"
Monday, November 7, 2011
This week I bring to you a local Seattle, Washington band called Papaya released in 1976 on the Wolf records label. Another one of those records i've came across numerous times over the years and always threw it to the side. I finally decided to give it a listen one day only to discover the cut "Favela" a hynoptic samba jazz groover complete with a heavy weight brazilian break. A sure fire floor filler and probably one of the best examples of Brazilian fusion out there. It seems to no longer be under the radar as i've had many friends and djs ask me for a copy over the past year.
Papaya - "Favela"
Friday, November 4, 2011
To add to the collection! Yep, it's the first installment of Fly Sh*t Fridays as promised. Every Friday you'll see something fly posted up right here. Today i'm starting off with my recently acquired JVC RC550-L Boombox Ghetto Blaster. A long time want on my list but i've always been a day late or a dollar short. Well, not this week! This mint condition urban icon has found a new home at my place where it belongs.
Classic for so many reasons.... Don't act surprised if you catch me actually walking around town with this thing on my shoulder bumping some old Kiss FM of Kfox cassette tapes.
Monday, October 31, 2011
If you've followed my blog you'll be well aware that my focus has been in educating the globe about local music from the Seattle, Wa. area where I reside. At the request of Matt from Light In The Attic records i'm going to hold off on some of them as they will be featured on my forthcoming Wheedles Groove 7" box set and compilation album/cd. By chance my friend Greasy of the DUG crew came across a 45 by a local area artist named Roger Filgo. Upon learning of this release I started digging for a copy with no luck in scoring one. Greasy eventually passed his copy off to me for my local archives. While searching for some info. on this particular recording I found that he was a session player in town that has passed away. I also, found out that there was a second 45 he recorded after the one Greasy had discovered. It never ends, just when I think I know or have all the local stuff something new pops up! This was recorded in 1977 for the Star Step records label and has a much more electric synth vibe than his earlier funk organ grinder work out.
Roger Filgo - "Give It Up"
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I had a long time homie (20 + years) "Sam Sneke" of the DVS Crew (Dropping Vicious Style) hook my new Levis denim jacket up today. I tried writing in the mid 80's and it was clear I'm not a graffiti artist! Although, my tags were definitely all city. I still have my two original jackets from the 80's that "Could One" from T.U.A (The Unusual Artists) did for me. There couldn't have been a better name for their crew. Seriously...... Anyway I have those jackets in storage and will pull them out and post pics of them on here soon.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Hot Peas & Butta is proud to announce that we will be hosting a booth New York Comic Con 2011, The Hot Peas & Butta Artist Collective. We will be featuring works by 4 up and coming visual artists, Jonny Utah, James “Cricket” Colter, Rory Smith, and Hot Peas’ own Elroy Jenkins. Additionally, we’ll be unveiling the new Big Pimp Jones x Hot Peas & Butta collaborative project, Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown, on Record Breakin’ Music. Prints, records, apparel, and other goods will be on sale, and of course there will be some goodies to grab and go with.
Come and check us out at Booth #2525!
NYCC 2011 tickets are selling out! Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Get tickets at newyorkcomiccon.com
Monday, September 19, 2011
Touched down in the windy city last Thursday afternoon and the big homie was waiting out front of the airport for me in the Cadillac. Guess where our very first stop was? A record store of course!
Hit up K Starkes spot. He usually has some quality stuff and again he did but the only problem is that I didn't find anything I needed in there. That's the good thing about already having stuff. I'll always dig for records though, because you just never know what you'll find.
Had to stop by Dusty Groove because i'd never been there yet to the physical store. Nice place. Good for new stuff. Once again I left empty handed. I did hit the mexican seafood spot across the street though and proceeded to get busy!
Next stop was Out of the Past and once inside this place lived up to it's name. I don't know how many records where up in this spot. The only thing is that there's absolutely no organization and it's extremely dirty inside. If you wanna spend anytime in this place your best to bring your mask and gloves and take some airborne before you go in. Great spot though and very nice lady running the place. I can tell this spot was at one time a complete goldmine. It actually still is as I was informed there is a basement the same exact size with just as many or more records in it that no one has seen yet!!! If that's true then there is an abundance of straight platinum sitting in there waiting to be had. There were boxes and boxes of 45's every where. I looked as long as I could. I purchased some 45's after about 3 hours of digging and was Audi 5000
Next up I hit a few local private collectors/dealers and that's where the real heat was at. I crossed off a small pile of my top wants which is no easy task and that definitely made my day and trip. It was dumb late at this point and I headed over to my man Tone B Nimble's b day bash where I ended the night with the homies Rude One, Proh Mic, and others........
We scooped up Skeme at O'Hare after a good nights rest and shot over to see Mark at Peabody's...
Left with a nice stack of goodness and hit Harold's Fried Chicken a legendary spot in Chi for food.
I'm trying to cut back on the fried stuff but Skeme and Otto sure weren't!!! After throwing down it was off to Beverly's
Another spot thats been around for years and had massive amount of records in there. Amazingly though I only walked out with one 45
Final digging stop was Fire Sound. It took crazy long to find this place as he had moved and we had the wrong address and to top it off we hit rush hour traffic which was no joke..... Once we got there duke wasn't even opened but he was there and let us come in anyway. We all walked off with a nice little stack of 45's. Very cool guy running this spot as well. At this point it was about that time to go show Chicago exactly what the "Hot Peas and Butta" party is all about!
A good and full 35 hours spent in the windy city! Special guest dj's on this stop playing alongside myself and Skeme were King Otto and Meaty Ogre and neither disappointed dropping straight joints.... The HPB way! Afterwards the club owner offered a dj residency at his spot. Uh, thx but yeah perhaps quarterly? I'm not trying to be there all the time but most definitely regularly, you know I gotta keep it moving....
Shouts out to everyone down for the cause and that made this one happen. I can not thank you enough for making my life wonderful. The Dark Room, Rude One, Meaty Ogre, King Otto, Skeme Richards, Sheila Shred One, Mama Bear, Darryn Jones, Zernelle Gille, Mark at Peabody, Rob from Numero, Tone B Nimble and the list goes on.