¡¡¡ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 2013 | DJ A-SKI ALBUM RELEASE PARTY & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION !!!!
Sounds by DJs:
Fuze [Digital Underground]
Sake One [Local 1200]
Willie Maze [TrillTeam6] [Local1200]
+ very special guest DJ A-SKI (Unique74, Los Angeles)
::: A-SKI, “CHANGE THE MOOD” LP NOW OUT ON ITUNES :::
Over the past three decades, LA-based A-Ski has become one of the most trusted musical tastemakers in the U.S. and beyond. As a DJ, producer and musicologist, he consistently raises the bar in performance and showmanship. His style, often described as “refreshing and energetic”, has earned this music aficionado a loyal following and a reputation as “the life of the party.” His eclectic selections, turntabism and skillful approach to MC’ing, make him a triple threat to his peers. Refusing to rely on gimmicks or trends, A-Ski’s reputation is solely built on a sincere love of music, dance and atmosphere. “Improving the quality of life through sound” is his mantra, which has maintained the longevity of his career in music.
From KCRW to The Do Over to song placements for clients like Nike, Ralph Lauren and Sports Illustrated, A-Ski has been at both the forefront and behind the scenes in Los Angeles and his fingerprints are all over the music scene there.
Join us early from 9-10pm for a special listening session with A-Ski and his new album “Change the Mood.” Purchase limited edition merchandise and chat with A-Ski and be the first to download his album. And stick around as ULTRAWAVE blazes the night with a guest DJ set from A-Ski himself — celebrating his birthday with us!!!
Delicious x Nutritious food plates by NEEDA BEE
Libations c/o SomaR Bar’s expert staff
Good music, great DJs and homies who Hella Wanna Kick It!!!!!
Every Thursday Evening | SomaR Bar | 1727 Telegraph Ave | Downtown Oakland | 9pm til 2am | 21+ with ID | No dress code, no cover charge, no worries!!
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Without him. I could not understand me. As a man 39 years later, I now understand why he penned “I Want To Be Free”. It was because of this cat, I learned how to play rhythm guitar..the coolest of the cool. Rest In Paradise Mr Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner
You will be forever loved.
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The time has come..A lot of blood, sweat & years has been invested into this project. To the beautiful people who assisted me with your time, talent & support..I SALUTE YOU. You know who you are…too much champagne to share and names to mention. It could NOT have happen without your support. Special Shout & Appreciation to my brothers who kept me motivated and inspired during the process * Uncle Keg (Johnson) , Uncle James (Gadson) , Garth Trinidad, Big Otis (CHI) , Ahmed Sirour, Peter Woods, Dj Center, Da’shon Is, Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Jeffery Connor, Emile Poree, Fuse Green, Qool Marv, T Bird, Caktuz Tree, Coleman, Sake One, Aslow One (Asato Aiida) & SARKUS Crew (Japan), Dorian Missick (aka Tailwind Turner), T.I.M., Mark Quest and RAS G just to name a few. I Thank You for your support & encouragement. Especially to the DJ’s and Tastemakers who were already breaking a lot of the cuts before its official release!! I Salute and Appreciate YOU!!! With all the great music there is out there..you took the time and listened to my contribution and that truly means a lot. Unique74 is proud to present…“CHANGE THE MOOD” … now officially available to the world on iTunes and upcoming digital outlets. I hope it is to your pleasing…Enjoy!
Mastering* ASATO AIIDA
Art Direction* creator da’shon is.
A Supreme THANK YOU to The Most High.
Anybody that knows me personally, knows first hand that I do not support any type of tomfoolery , buffoonery or foolishness of any kind. RHOA represents the same stereotypical images that African Americans have fought for decades and it is a step backwards in the achievements and the strides that have been made, truth be told. From a practical point, what does one actually gain from watching this show that can be useful in an everyday forum? It goes to show you that any fool can have money but wealth, civil conduct, intellect & health are not represented or not upheld on any level. What is the moral in such waste of space & airtime? (Im not going to go too hard..being very generous on this one).
However, I was very pleased to see the saving grace of the show in recent promos. I have been a die hard fan back when she was Miss USA. KENYA MOORE who adds a more brighter side to the show with her carefree personality is breath of fresh air (I STILL have never seen the show and don’t plan to anytime soon. If I want to hear and see a loud mouth..I can get a pet Chiwawa).
I feel its a step backwards for her being on the show, but she can also be considered the show’s saving grace. Continued success. Still fine. Still a stone fox. Smitten.
Most people do New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to go the opposite direction and recap valuable lessons and trials over the year. A resolution to me is more of another proponent in procrastination (why wait till the New Year if you had not reflected what you gained in the past year?). So here goes..
1. Family first.
2. Health is paramount.
3. Feels great to stop paying a credit card bill (and starting a retirement portfolio).
4. Going through the darkness to fully appreciate the light (grimy before shiny).
5. Community service is vital (voluntary of course).
6. What use to excite me at 25 is an appetizer for me these days (not the main course..still in the menu).
7. Celebrate abundance.
8. Watching the elders grow older is beautiful (but difficult to fully embrace).
9. Money, people and status are musical chairs (don’t get excited).
10. I finally met BOBBY WOMACK and he is exactly as I figured!!! Epic!
11. Staying creative (working with like minds that respect what you do is a blessing).
12. Letting the past stay where it is (you will be enslaved by it..instead of being inspired by it).
13. There is a crossroads with people you think that would be in your life forever (you still wish them well..all love..all good).
14. There are those chosen few who stay consistent and loyal (y’all know who you are…thank you for ridin’ for me! champagne and good times for life! always love!!)
15. It has to be my way (everybody wins).
16. Keeping good counsel is worth more than money.
17. Laying low (avoiding the shadows is the natural light).
18. Laugh at yourself more (you’ll go crazy if you don’t).
19. Im still obsessed with Stevie Wonder’s “INNERVISIONS”.
20. Feels good to play instruments and compose again.
21. Ready to do some more traveling.
22. I have outgrown LA (all love..been there..cant do reruns).
23. Staying in shape is the s–t! (I use to RUN from the gym ..now I run towards it!)
24. Seeking and gravitating toward higher frequencies is pure nirvana (shifting the focus).
25. Keep it humble in the rumble.
26. Never cry over spilled milk..get a better cow.
Hey Everybody!! This is my latest production that I had the great honor in working with the ultra amazing artist WABERI JORDAN!! A remake of a classic by the great NINA SIMONE entitled “FEELING GOOD” aka “U Know How I Feel”!! Please feel free to SHARE!! One Love!! ~~A-SKI~~
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I have always been a sucker for great songwriting. There are few who can articulate abstract feelings and thoughts on a universal level while setting the tone in a commercial market as well as a creative one. She was the epitome of prolific…yet criminally unsung, serving as one of the great architects of the iconic PHILLY SOUND with her partner in crime, the great THOM BELL. In addtion to penning a plethora of hits that still stand to this day..Happy Birthday to the late great Ms. LINDA CREED!!
I like money. All of it. It takes money to make more. It takes discipline to create wealth. It takes a blessing to be brilliant. It takes stupidity & greed to mess it all up.
He spoke for the unspoken, he stood for the misunderstood..none will ever match or equal..Happy Birthday Sir RICHARD PRYOR!
I remember one time I was at a party kinda taking in the moment, these cats were literally fawning over this special guest DJ’s records ..just straight jocking the dude..I am in the total opposite direction (solo in the cut as always) mouthing every lyric to all the records my homie is dropping..who walks over to me and says: ” I see you over here in the cut..when are we gonna get together and throw a grown & sexy joint pa?!” He was special and one of kind cut from a rare cloth..I miss my brother..”mucho mucho maaaaas”..Happy Birthday ::DJ DUSK::
Traded in the cigars for toothpicks. Done for good..dont need any programs, arm twists, landmark, amway, patches, miss cleo..ect Its called concious decision. I will say this much to the fellas out there..(ladies too). If you are in a bad relationship, it will create bad habits. I never smoked a day in my life until 2007, I needed something to calm me down and level me (my uncles use to smoke pipes & cigars when I was kid). I even started going hard on the drinking (wine & champagne..nothing too hard) in addition to bad eating habits. I was stressed out and kept a LOT in, vibes was totally off balance and not upwards. I was overworked and underappreciated in addition to dealing with the recession. It was out of control and I knew something had to change. Make sure you are in a situation where you take care of your spirit and your body, if it causes you stress and changes you for the worst, it is NOT good. Breakout with a quickness. Your body is a temple. Guard it with your life.
Besides..this is still THE coolest mofo on all planets with a cigar…there is only room for one! #TheHammer
gym brown time..gotta sweat out this fire water..bacardi and pineapple eventually meet up..haha..i miss the adrenaline rush..back on my regiment. #StickandMoveMonday
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This is a REAL goddess. Smitten. There is hope. (If I ever decided to settle and leave the game…)
No child or elder should suffer under any circumstances or conditions. #Gaza #Pray #World