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Into The Weekend: DEREK MCKEITH & BET AFTER PARTY!!

Hey yall!! Its that time..Summertime!! Places I will be playing this weekend and I cordially invite you to the following events:

6.24 Derek McKeith “WOMAN” Album Release Party | Open Bar 7-8 | RSVP: info@derekmckeith.com

“Summers Use To Be Like” (A-Ski Remix) -Derek McKeith https://soundcloud.com/unique74/summers-use-to-be-like-a-ski-remix-derek-mckeith
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6.25 BET Awards After Party + Soulful vibes..This Sunday..spread the word..
RSVP :

www.sb7la.eventbrite.com/?aff=U74

BET SS

 

Vibes & Stuff Radio (video rebroadcast, originally aired 8/2)

For your enjoyment if you missed the original broadcast!! >>> http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/69863164VNS U74 Subscribe & Like Vibes & Stuff Radio!!Repost by @vnsradio A-Ski in party rock mode on Vibes & Stuff Radio // #‎VibesandStuffRadio‬ ‪#‎VNSradio‬ ‪#‎Unique74‬ #TailwindTurner #StoneGrooveRadio #‎TheArtformStudio‬ ‪#‎LittleTokyo‬ ‪#‎ArtsDistrict‬ ‪#‎LA‬ ‪#‎DTLA‬ ‪#‎DJ‬ ‪#‎internetradioland‬ ‪#‎SundayAfternoonThemeMusic‬ ‪#‎ustream‬ ‪#‎vscocam

#Unique74 #Remix #BrigFeltus #WorldOnFire

http://www.Soundcloud.com/Unique74 Check out my latest #remix for #BrigFeltus #WorldOnFire from her upcoming release #HungryBeast http://www.brigfeltus.com #Soundcloud #Unique74BRIG: U74 REMIX

Booking Inquiries/Events: DJ A-SKI

Holiday, Corporate & Club Events + European Dates * Booking: info@djaski.com

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Fashion: Unique74 Unlimited + new tees!!

Hey Everybody!! We’re proud to introduce my new line of tees and merchandise at our new online store !!http://unique74unlimited.spreadshirt.com/ For every shirt or sweater purchased, make sure you include a selfie wearing it and you will receive a digi unreleased mixtape or a copy of my full length debut “CHANGE THE MOOD”. #Unique74Image

CHANGE THE MOOD | A-SKI (NOW AVAILABLE ON iTunes!!)

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!

 

Production/Mix* A-SKI 

 

 

Mastering* ASATO AIIDA 

 

 

Art Direction* creator da’shon is. 

 

 

Photography* WhitakerWhitakerHistoricPhotography 

 

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/change-the-mood/id595477968
A Supreme THANK YOU to The Most High.

 

VOICEOVER.

Check out my new Voice Over Page!
http://Soundcloud.com/AhmadTheVoice

Raw Vegan..1st step


Gearing up for my #rawvegan sojourn. Hooked up a beet smoothie with cranberry, ginger, mint and argula. #fitness  #vegan #healthiswealth #longterm #unique74

Unique74 remembers WALTER BECKER..

One of my favorite opening guitar riffs.. you did well Walter..

Undergrad reflections…Freddie Hubbard


​A thought triggered to the priceless moments of my Music Professor that taught Classical and Jazz. Just imagine having to write review on going to see #TootieHeath (while the man himself stops the show midway just to acknowledge your OG mentor that you’re hanging with in the audience ..over the top..). My professor made it a point to drive the genius of #FreddieHubbard and the #bebop movement into our subconscious. Naturally, I passed both courses with flying colors. Reflective mood. #mood #jazz #unique74

Happy 44th Birthday HIP HOP!!!

It is refreshing to hear the voice of authority and the iconic elder statesmen FAB 5 FREDDY grace the largest platform beyond television and radio. Ultimately, sharing the celebration of iconic figures in the genres of Funk, Rock, Soul and Afro Beat which helped produce the sound of Hip Hop culture!! Infinite Gratitude & Thank You KOOL HERC plus all of the day ones and ancestors that are the legs and shoulders of this rich artform. Thank You to the creative team at #Google for putting together a well researched and planned out presentation. . #googledoodle #fabfivefreddy #hiphop #funk #soul #rock #afrobeat #disco #jazz #breakbeats #street #dance #art #graffiti #ghetto #style #culture #influence #dj #bboy #djlife #bgirl #emcee #appreciation #love #unique74

Happy Anniversary N*E*R*D “In search of…”

​Honorable mention: 16 years ago..I was working a day gig while interning and moonlighting for 3 plus different labels (sorry guys..lol). My artful skill of negotiating allowed me to convince the company head of my day gig to allow me full clearance to leave my job early (two days a week)while having the other foot in what would eventually become classic releases. I felt very strong about the promise in this album and was always partial to the European mix. I have the last limited instrumental vinyl somewhere in my arsenal. I was very honored to be part of the ground work in this iconic release. Happy 16th Anniversary of the N*E*R*D release “In Search Of..”!! #nerd #classics #theneptunes #djaski #unique74

Workout session 8.8


​It ain’t gonna lift itself. Gettin’ stronger everyday.. starts in the mind. Don’t let nobody get close. #finess #vegan #mgtow #djlife #creativeconsultant #unique74

Dinner Flow 8.6


​A man of value deserves full quality and cooperation. In the meantime until that happens.. up in here handling my business on these blends (what else is new?). Mumbai Pav Bhaji Curry and Turnips. #cuisine #vegan #fitness #djlife #unique74

The Fabulous Dramatics • Unsung


​Detroit Definitive. Finally got a chance to absorb The Dramatics Unsung episode. It was great to see the surviving members share wisdom and their climb to iconic longevity that put them in a class of their own..unchallenged. The prolific writing and production team of Tony Hester and Don Davis got an honorable mention which was one of my favorites highlights. They as a creative powerhouse seemed to have chosen the reclusive route while keeping their head buried in musical books to create a rich catalog that still stands to this very day. It was also great to see their musical peers make a surprise appearance while giving their insight on the magnitude for their body of work. #thedramatics #unsung #unique74

Dinner Flow 7.31

BBQ turnips and meatless kung pao chicken w/ raw garlic.  Handle mine. #steeleskitchen #vegan #cuisine #realmencook #unique74

Livin’ For The Funk: SWITCH (Unsung)

​Finally braced myself to watch the profile episode. On a lighter note, is it just me or does Phillip (feather perm) seems like he was saying during the interview segment “oh that’s nothing..that’s just the half of it”! lmfao He was one of the funniest and candidly honest. There were some other funny highlights..Jody: “siiiiign the mathafacka!!”..lmfao!! I need to see the unedited interviews for the culture..lol I don’t wanna give away too much. On a musical note, Phillip was a great lead vocalist as well, I had no idea that was him all these years (it’s in the genes as well..look up: Ingram Kingdom). Tommy is indisputably a beast bass player.. he had some serious thumps on all those recordings. Looking back makes me appreciate them more. For the record and as a fellow historian who personally witnessed that era, “Best Beat In Town” was irrefutably one of their staple jams..everybody had to turn in a “Dance Record”..even Rock bands. Knock it off…that song was huge in the hood. I can’t allow shade to be thrown on one of the best party jams of all time. Dont be putting a remix on history…go get your old Billboard stats..ijs #switch #unsung #unique74

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