Friday, December 30, 2005

On The Go

Sorry it's been a minute since the last post. Thanks to The Parrishioner photo's are back on ForwardEver after a brief delay.

Just back from three great days in Los Angeles. Tuesday Dec 27 I spun at Steppin Out at Red Buddha Lounge (Yucca/Cahunga) in Hollywood. It was a Live Mechanics clothing holiday party, with resident DJs Daz (Umoja Hi-Fi), Jun (Umoja Hi-Fi, Bossanova), Cid Hernandez (Soul People), Damon Bell (Live Mechanics) and Jeremy Sole (Afrofunke). The night went off to the sounds off D'Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Pal Joey, Mr. Fingers, Pete Rock, Jr. Gong, Buju Banton and Gwen Mcrae. Thanks to DJ Daz for the link!

(Daz, Tomas and David at Dub Club in Silverlake)

The next night I played at The Dub Club in Silverlake at The Echo club (appropriate name eh?). The Dub Club has a huge following after their 3-plus years of playing solid-foundation roots reggae, dub and rocksteady, and hosting shows with incredible reggae artists like Jamaican DJ godfather U-Roy, and vocal groups the Abyssinians and the Melodians. The night saw 400 happy attendees get down to the sounds of DJs Tom Chasteen, Boss Harmony, Dungeonmaster, Rob Corderoy and yours truly. Excellent MCs on the mic like Jah Faith, Benji and Danger had the crowd undah control! Trip-hop scion Tricky (former Massive Attack)and famous reggae producer from Channel One the Scientist were in the house. Talk about heavyweight! A girl from the audience was inspired to get on stage, grab the mix and sing Dawn Penn's anthem "No No No (You Don't Love Me)" a capella. Amazing.

Coming Saturday Jan 28 2006 to Amnesia: Six Degrees Records presents Stateless with DJ Tomas and live sounds from Lemonade.

More news and club business soon! Look for the return of Crucial in 2006!