Thursday, January 28, 2010

//Oakland Weekend: WE LOVE THE TOWN x SAMPLEd..

Two serious Oakland get-downs this weekend:

This Friday night is my personal favorite party to spin at, period. One, I have always loved the vibe in Oakland, and two, Zita and I always put in brisk work on the turntables here. It's a more fierce, energetic look than our GOLDEN night, which is more laissez-faire clubhouse style (which is still big fun). WE LOVE THE TOWN at Luka's, come early and join the multitude on the parquet floor at the first needle drop, and stay late cause hey, East Bay folks you ain't gotta cross a bridge!

This Saturday I have the good fortune of not only spinning a second night in a row in The homeTown, but I also get to join one of my DJ Heroes (the real thing, not a video game) World Famous DJ SHORTKUT, plus one of the most genuine homies and skilled-on-the-fader Oakland Fader DJ PLATURN, plus my brother my ace DJ MPENZI inna di place, all under one roof the new ParaDiso in the already-bubbled Oakland Uptown. Now this new 5th Saturdays jumpoff, aptly named SAMPLEd, is set to be a musical history lesson /slash/ name-that-sample game /slash/ these.. are.. the.. breaks /slash/ all-out shake your body down to the ground now Get Down. It is a place where beat-heads, record nerds, music lovers and beautiful people will all converge for some top notch Edutainment. Lemme tell you, I witnessed Shortkut slay an all-45s set last week and to catch him in Oakland is NOT TO BE MISSED. Thank me later!

Also, I would like to announce the February return of a concept I really love, me & Zita's Looking for the PERFECT BEAT at a new SF venue!

Lastly, as thanks for making it to the bottom of this note, if I get TWENTY guestlist email replies for Friday and/or Saturday night to not only will you get in for cheap but I will donate my Saturday DJ earnings to Haiti relief via HERF. And as additional thanks, here are a bunch of free downloads of my mixes and live sets via the excellent Mixcrate, including my 2009Rewind mix, a live at Golden opening set from the vaults, and Stop the Fussing & Fighting! Enjoy: