THE version (in my book)..one of my fav 45 pieces. Slow, hot & bothered funk..straight gut. The drummer plays without hi hat or cymbals (New Orleans line dance style)..but in full swing. The style was basically ahead of its time and would later become the template Dilla (Iconic Musician/Producer) style of drum programming which many beatmakers/ producers have adopted in their own formula today.
WEEKEND WARRIOR FRIDAYS | ALL MY AQUARIUS BIRTHDAY HEADS & PARTY PEOPLE report to [LITTLE CAVE . Highland Park} 5922 N Figueroa St | No Cover | Full Bar #Unique74 #FRIDAY #TeamAQUARIUS
Peace, Love & Unique,
PRE ORDER “CHANGE THE MOOD” DIGI DELUXE EDITION!!!!
LISTEN /DOWNLOAD > http://djaski.podomatic.com/entry/2011-09-11T18_45_34-07_00
“I’m a Nubian yall…look what we did” -Q Tip
I catch a chill every time I hear this..What’s even crazier is that I HATED this song when I first heard it in 88′ (after so many years..it grew on me). Its stripped down, very minimal and warm.
This entire album got me through a lot I was dealing with at that time for a young age -street politics, family, puberty..just trying to figure s–t out!
This album was a fine medium of street, earthy and funk. I already had the heads up from The Jungle Bros “The Promo” and thought to myself “who is this dude with the soft spoken flow but is killing it!?” (Q-Tip). At the time, Hip Hop was going through a major transition of a less bravado tone. Icons such as Run DMC and LL COOL J at this point were struggling to stay afloat with the gold chain flow while a new generation was embracing medallions and chew sticks. Ironically, groups like NWA, EPMD, Kool G Rap and Polo, Schooly D, Ice T, Too Short etc were going strong with a new style called “Gangster Rap”…lol..I laugh because NOBODY in my hood or nearby ever used that term..we simply thought the s–t was dope and called it HARDCORE! The press created that whole “Gangster Rap” box (I want to say it was around the “Tipper Gore” era that I started hearing the mumbling about this “new sensation”).
What made A Tribe Called Quest so powerful is that they were re-defining and crushing the mundane images of the hyperactive, pro alpha African American male images -they were a healthy balance of intellect, street, spiritual and fun (along with the entire Native Tongue movement and like minds of that period). This album was a breath of fresh air for many of those who did not subscribe to being a prey to “keeping it real”, but rather elevate our pain and joy towards a more creative outlet. This album effected my life in so many ways…(stay tuned im going to speak more on this great group and album..)
Check for one of my closest friends and creative collaborator…he’s one of the most multi talented visual + graphic artist + rapper to ever come of out North Carolina. He has now invaded Europe, LA, NYC and coming to your town next!! dont sleep on the one they call CAKTUZ TREE…..check him out! He is one of those few people that I can say is beyond multi talented..check for his artwork as well…the cat is nice with it..(to all you so called, self titled “creative directors”..step your game up and take notes….my crew is above average..seriously…go and practice first..)
Last week was another beaufiul one at STEREOLOVE w/ THA BOOGIE who gave another beyond amazing performance with a red hot new band!! We also helped celebrate the b’day of the LEGENDARY RAPHAEL SAADIQ!! A lot of beautiful vibes and good times!!
Golden Stereo | Unique74 | Extra Mild Sauce
A TASTE OF CHICAGO
Delivering a 4-Hour Set is EXTRA MILD SAUCE resident
with STEREOLOVE Residents:
A-Ski | Mikecheck
A real fan of deep house music, Derrick Wize is known for combining rare dance classics with choice modern organic soul, making it very difficult to stay off the dance floor. With his roots based on the evolution of dance music, a set from Mr. Wize could encompass a range of soulful elements including Jazz, Break Beat, Disco, Deep Tracks, Funk, and more. However the common denominator in each is always the same… stylistic uplifting dance floor heaters. “The basis of Deep House wasn’t just the familiar classics we all love but it was about the DJ providing a journey and experience of celebration for the audience through their choice of neck-snapping soul music – be it familiar songs or not. It’s always a pleasure and an honor to share my interpretation.”
A Taste of Chicago
Thursday May 20th
Little Temple [Silverlake]
4519 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029 [Google Maps]
$5 before 11p – $5 Valet
UNIQUE74 | LITTLE TEMPLE | presents…
We want to thank everybody who joined the STEREOLOVE + EXTRA MILD SAUCE fam last week for the EXCLUSIVE “A TASTE OF CHICAGO” event w/ a very special guest DJ set by DRACK MUSE who rocked the house with another amazing soulful set!! + we cant forget THE LEGENDARY MC LADY COPPER (in a very RARE appearance) who came to bless the mic!
THIS WEEK, we have another great line up of amazing cutting edge/ soulful artists that will set the party off w/ the STEREOLOVE sound collective!!!
Opening Acoustic Set:
LAST CALL (all rthe way from FRANCE)
Art Bleek, Charlie Sputnik and special guest DJ set by MR FRENCH (KCRW)
http://www.myspace.com/derekmckeith (a very RARE LA APPEARANCE!!)
21 and wiser | $5
| DRINK SPECIALS | 9p-2a
RSVP/ BIRTHDAYS / GUESTLIST
LITTLE TEMPLE | 4519 SANTA MONICA BLVD (crosst st: VIRGIL)
::STAY TUNED FOR OUR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT IN MAY!! ::
dont 4get THE OFFICIAL ERYKAH BADU LISTENING PARTY THIS SUNDAY!! w/ PAC DIVISION, BLU, NOAH DARLING at ZANZIBAR