//It's dope to be a part of the Bay Area dj family, especially when you get to spin together. This month we welcome two movers and shakers you need to know about, if you ain't already heard:
//TAP.10 - Back in the deezy Tapan Munshi and I were in the same record pool in Oakland. Yup, we're REALly djs! We vibed because we both worked with kids, he with the mighty Youth Radio. I clearly remembering him passing me a certain remixtape that had me scratching my head to dope versions of Raphael Saadiq and Keyshia Cole. Fast forward to two thousand and now and the producer of those remixes is a national artist, their Honor Roll crew has a buzz that reminds me of Hiero in the 90s, and Tap continues to push the envelope with deep creative sets. Cop his recent Summertime Mix right here and come check him this Saturday.
//LEYDIS - I first peeped DJ Leydis (pronounced "laydee" suckas) in the homie Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi's documentary INVENTOS: Hip Hop Cubano, a film which reminded me why I was drawn to and originally fell in love with hip hop. Leydis came up in the scene as one of the first female hip hop djs in her native Cuba in the late 90s and early part of the milennium, competing in DJ battles, and lacing tracks for major Cuban MCs. The Bay's been graced with her presence for the past couple years and aside from spinning hip hop and latin flavors she also womans the decks for the East Bay group Los Rakas. Check this interview where she breaks down her history and experience as a sister in the game, and bring a notepad this Saturday at GOLDEN. 1neLuv..
Beenie Man - "Battery Dolly" (Street Sweeper Riddim)
(Steely & Clevie, 1999)