Thursday, January 31, 2013

In Theory

 photo bb6b4934-4548-4404-85f2-8c6a3619865f_zpsb110d5bc.jpg Theory Vodka Lounge @ The Social 2.1.13 - Seattle, Wa.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Studio 4/4

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Return of the Sharpshooters!

45539_10151224958385334_2146747706_n_zpse76393fa photo 45539_10151224958385334_2146747706_n_zpse76393fa-1_zpsb444d959.jpg CONFIRMED !!! FIRST SHARPSHOOTERS DJ SET IN 10 YEARS !!! Going down at LoFi Seattle Friday, FEB 8th !!! All vinyl, All Rare Disco-Boogie-Funk Gems !!! Battle of the Crates by 2 Seattle Greats !!! Respect to: Sean Majors, Wesley Holmes & Brian Lyons. This is HUGE. Can you say omg?!?!?!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

How To Use A Rotary DJ Mixer

 photo LarryLevan_zps45145b94.jpg Words from the late great legendary Larry Levan. First you should never max-out your input level pots. Never try to get more overall volume by cranking the individual input level, which will only limit your headroom for blend volume matching. Always use the master level to achieve overall volume levels. Remember the mixer is a pre-amp and it's driving the amplifiers, so the master level pot is the most reliable source for signal to the amps since it stays constant. This will allow you more flexibility when cross mixing between turntables. To get the best sound and to make the mixer work efficiently Larry always used the input level pots between 6 & 8, 8 to10 give’s you the gain on the channel. This gives you a constant blend volume reference for mixing without compromising your overall master volume. Also it maintains a consistent record out level. The master gain pot does not affect the record out signal. Larry’s rule of thumb was to set the master level to the overall desired listening volume. Usually between 3 & 6 for low to moderate listening levels and between 6 and 9 for hi-volume listening levels. You never want to run at 10 on the master level pot for fear of overdriving the amplifiers.  photo larry_zps5adb0784.jpg Larry was a real perfectionist when it came to sound quality. He was very careful with his monitor levels. He never played his monitors all night long, mostly using monitoring when blend mixing. Once the blend was done he would lower his monitor volume to pay attention to the house volume and sound. Spot monitoring will save your ear fatigue as the night goes on. Taken from interview with Kevin Hedge.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


A look inside the Cazal factory...

Friday, January 25, 2013


photo-2_zps5f0bebc5 photo photo-2_zps5f0bebc5-1_zpsf514d114.jpg Throwing down today for Zulily's bday party. Seattle's hottest new internet company

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Best Packaging Ever?

afro-cookie-packaging_zpsbe4c1ea4 photo afro-cookie-packaging_zpsbe4c1ea4-1_zps64269281.jpg Leave it up to Japan to come up with this amazing packaging for their sweet bread product...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cool Disco Dan

Just about every city has their version of a Cool Disco Dan, they're just unknown in other cities....

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sample This!

Interesting documentary trailer on sampling in hip hop music

Monday, January 21, 2013

Shoe Box

nike-shoe-box_zps35a78442 photo nike-shoe-box_zps35a78442-1_zps211c6881.jpg Props to the marketing genius that came up with this one. Definitely something i'd think of and if I EVER come out with a sneaker it will be coming in a box like this without question.... nike-shoe-box-2_zpsf665abc0 photo nike-shoe-box-2_zpsf665abc0-1_zpse816552b.jpg

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pete Rock on WBLS

Pete Rock cutting classic breaks live on WBLS for your Sunday listening pleasure. Enjoy...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday Love

537171_10151201669640334_742520973_n_zps042f8e3e photo 537171_10151201669640334_742520973_n_zps042f8e3e-1_zpseeb38adf.jpg My monthly party "Saturday Love" takes place tonight 1.19.13 @ The Woods - Seattle, Wa. with special guest DJ Morse Code

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hux Hour: Cazal 642

I'm very happy to have a pair of these in my collection...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chicken & Waffles

205869_10101723764444138_1510341740_n_zps51e5bfa1 My first "Chicken & Waffles" party of the year will be taking place 1.22.13 @ 95 Slide - Seattle, Wa.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ruby Dee

cookingbag_zps71c5229e My name is Ruby Dee and i'm a puerto rican but ya' might think i'm black from the way i'm speakin'.... Classic rap from the movie Wild Style. This is not about that Ruby Dee though. This is about the rare unreleased track found on an old discarded studio reel tape from Seattle's own Cookin' Bag. Rare and unreleased? Yep, that's I get down. Cookin' Bag - "Ruby Dee"

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Funky Drive

The first episode of the Funky Drive t.v. show is here. Enjoy...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Food For Thought

2013-01-11174038_zpsae133dee 2013-01-11174050_zpsc6d13985 2013-01-11174104_zpsef71ccc1 2013-01-11174145_zpsc6a76f06 Leave it up the crew over at BBP to come up with something like this! You're looking at a James Brown JB's "Food For Thought" plate. Maybe I should come out with a SPOONie G to go along with it?

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Son Company

Sunshine_zpsd6c8ed60 Back at you with the rare and obscure. No popular music from me. Anyone can bring you that! This is something I stumbled across on a religious album by the Son Company. Not only does it kick in with a monster drum break but the guy is actually rapping! Yes, this is the kind of stuff I bring you....... For Me He Died - The Son Company

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It's Like Candy...

498478186_o_zps35c2d994 Actually, it is candy. It's not like anything except fresh. We here at true player for real do our best to bring rare and obscure things that most may not know about or have forgotten to the forefront. Screenshot2013-01-08at55319PM_zps9860385e Planet of the Apes was one of my all time favorite movies as a kid. They also, did the whole merchandise thing with action figures, halloween masks, toys, etc. 498478020_o_zpsab1115ad Well, this is the candy that was out and came with 2 prizes in the box! 498478085_o_zps052866d8

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Good Saturdays 2 Year Anniversary

194895_10151383678507246_1923977075_o_zps75c9d20a Throwing down with resident media for Good Saturdays 2 year anniversary 1.12.13 @ Baltic Room - Seattle, Wa.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Schwinn Stingray

3nc3L93N65Ec5P65J3cbd5dea9ab9a0091362-1_zpsd28858f8 Yep. I'll be hitting the streets this summer for bike rides with my lady on this recent garage sale find, og Schwinn Stingray. 3If3Lf3J85I15Le5N1cbd851a4283e29515ac_zps37554dc7 So fresh & so clean... 459961434_zps00bd270e

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Platters Records

2_10_ZI_img10000663A_zps12a98c88 Platters Records in Lake City, Wa. was the absolute all time best record store in the city for 12" Disco Singles. It was their specialty and they stocked all the independent stuff as well as the major label hits. The owner Gary Del Maestro (above) supplied not only myself but all the top dj's in town with the goods. I was still in high school and in my teens when I stumbled upon his shop. As we passed by with my parents one day I asked if they'd please stop so I could check it out. I was looking for "Touch Me' by Wish Feat. Fonda Rae and no store in town had it. He had it! I continued to spend my allowance there every week afterwards. Anytime I caught wind of a new record he either already had it or would go the extra mile to find it for me. His customer service and record store was stellar and is dearly missed. Platters closed it's doors May 26th 1997. The general public was bamboozled into buying cds and stopped buying vinyl and his small independent store couldn't compete with giants like Tower who also, ended up eventually going out of business. This is my nod and salute to Gary for being him and doing what he did. Having one of the best record stores in the city and something that is totally missing today in almost all retail outlets is outstanding customer service.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Theory Vodka Lounge

248644_10151181863440334_965455776_n_zps35c05194 I rocked the Theory Vodka Lounge @ the Social last night. Super nice spot, great crowd and awesome staff. Wonderful way to start out the new year. photo2_zpsce231a66 Place stays packed and the line to get in is literally a block long. Get there early! photo3_zpsb46e29a7 photo4_zps49584b80 photo3_zps6b7985cf photo1_zps0b74c1b8 You can catch me here every 1st Friday of the month... photo5_zps029cf59b

Friday, January 4, 2013


665832_10151106850130334_1986293033_o_zps4dd19b71 I share lots of photos on instagram that I don't post elsewhere. If you'd like to see them feel free to follow me @supreme_la_rock

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ice Ice Baby

ice_record_610x465_zps09fef2c1 Literally... Props to who ever came up with this one. Too cold...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Blue Gin

Photobucket Here's a record I came across this past year while out record shopping. It's not necessarily a local Seattle record but it is definitely from the pacific northwest region being it's from Portland, Oregon which is about a 3 hour drive. Released on the NW Incorporated records label. Pretty much unknown as i've never heard anyone talk about it or play it out besides me. It's a killer hammond workout that I was happy to get my hands on and add to my collection... Blue Gin "Light Blue"

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

253095_10151076948235334_609150049_n_zps00840038 Here we are into 2013! As I sit here and reflect on my life I realized that i'm living my dream. I would've never imagined when I was a teenager dj'n in my bedroom for hours upon hours after school that my love & passion would one day be my profession. 2012-12-30223935_zpsb02c95e0 This past year was nothing short of great. I've achieved many of my goals, met amazing new friends and played awesome events from the "Do Over" to "Saturday Love" to reuniting with one of my best friends Soul Uno to bring you our weekly "Soul Supreme" party. 2012-12-31215334_zps5a9eb054 I've become personal friends over recent years with people i've never imagined. People I look up to that inspire me. Biz Markie, Skeme Richards, Break Beat Lou, Cash Money, DJ Scratch, Get 'Em Gump and the list goes on... 2013-01-01000008_zps6a11a58a I have a roof over my head, food in the cupboard, a wonderful family and damn near every record i've ever wanted. I don't know how it could get much better for me?! I'm very blessed, happy and a thankful man. Sometimes I used to think being an adult is over rated but I was wrong. Once I cut all negative people out of my life it got 110% better. So my advice is to get rid of any negativity your life my have. Trust that it's there that's a given but it's nothing you can't get over knock down or handle and move on. 2012-12-31214316_zps66ebc864 I just really do truly wish the best for everyone. At the end of the day there's enough pie for all of us. Stop stepping on toes to get some crumbs. Wait in line and get a slice if not the whole thing is what i'm saying. The grass isn't always greener and nothing is what it appears. Do you, be you, and believe in yourself. You're not the next anyone you're the first and only you. Happy New Year and I hope it's the best one you've had yet. 2012-12-31190136_zpsd1afac33