Alright folks..the day is getting super close..the anticipation is high!! Feels good to jam with the Extra Mild Sauce family once again!! Understand, when I do play out..its with only the best of setting and vibe! This Saturday, we encourage you to join us in exploration of dance, sound & vibe as celebrating the birthday of my homeslice Derrick Wize and the zodiac of the mighty mighty PISCES!! I will be jamming with my STONE GROOVE RADIO partner in crime TAILWIND TURNER!! We are also taping segments of my upcoming music video “Summer Touch” and parts of my mini docu. I will also have “Ski Tees” on deck, just hit me up and I make sure you are laced up with the fresh gear. Join us as we spill the wine THIS SATURDAY!! >http://extramildsauce.com/wine-kandy-march-2nd/
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!!
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.
1. The Heavy Supremes “Nuttin But Reflections” | FREE download | Ahmed Sirour RMX
2.Hey Nas | NAS (Aslow One RMX)
3.California | Leon Ware
4.Menino | Patricia Marx & 4 Hero
5.Healing Vibrations | Gaby Hernandez
6.Midnight Rendezvous | Carla Prather
7.Act Your Waist Size | Count BassD
8.Mainline | Black Ivory
9.2012 | Sonnymoon
10. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad | PRINCE
I learned and know one thing this past nite..nothing is more powerful than TRUTH & UNCONDITIONAL LOVE..I want to thank everybody that came and shared the vibe with us last saturday nite at SATURDAY NITE SPECIAL at CROCKER CLUB!! A lotta good spirits blessed us and shared the vibe of good music, good people and unified groove..beyond humbled and grateful..stay tuned for the next SPECIAL session! One Love!!
We had a chance to catch up with Holland’s beat making music sensation D-FELIC who blessed LA this week with a blazing DJ set at our two events CHOICE Tuesdays & HIGH END STEREO!!! He talks MILES DAVIS, PRINCE and analog vs digital..check it!!
1. What are your favorite instruments?
I started out playing piano. So everything with black and white keys I like. My favorites are the Fender Rhodes piano and MiniMoog.
2. How did you become a DJ?
I started out in high school.. Just like to play my records at schoolpartys.
3. Who were your influences?
4. Who are your favorite artists?
This kinda questions are so difficult. I go by some name who really got me inspired to start to make my own music.There is a lot. But to name a few; George Clinton, Prince, Leon Ware, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and A Tribe Called Quest. From the new school, Amp Fiddler, Marc de Clive Lowe.
5.If you were stuck on an island, which 5 records would you choose?
- Miles Davis – On the corner
- Parliament – Motorbootyaffair
- Joe Hisaichi – Princess Mononoke Symphonic Suit3
- Leon Ware – Musical Massage
- Kings of Convenience – Riot on a empty street
- Prince – Black album
6.How is the scene in Holland and what are the most popular sounds?
Holland is very diverse. There a lot of small scenes. But the soul scene is the smallest. So that’s why I’m happy to get those opportunities overhere in Los Angeles.
7. Are you a musician or a DJ first?
I’m a musician first who likes to DJ too.
8.How did you get your alias?
I started DJ’ing as DJ Dunk-A-Felic. Like 4 years ago I shortened it to D-Felic.
10. Analog or Digital?
I like best of both worlds. I’m recording lots of analog keyboards digitally.
If you listen to my music you will hear the mix between analog and digital.
11. Any plans in the near future, we should look out for?
There is a lot coming up in 2012. I just finished an EP with some vocalists from LA. I’m busy how to get it released. I’m going to write new music for a new album. I’m going to do some more collabo’s and remixes and productions for other artists. And try to do as much gigs as possible. Just keep working hard!
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Peace, Love & Unique,
(Me and my ace boons Mark & Lance hanging out clowning! cLAssic!)
Soul/Funk/Boogie | DJ A-SKI
He was of the elite in percussion players for eons in countless sessions, he had a very distinct style which set him apart. The Creed Taylor catalogue has his mark all over those sessions in addition to countless classics..im heartbroken..Rest Bro Ralph..Grover is waiting on you..