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Archive for November, 2009

Breezy Love Joy | A-Ski | Zanzibar | 11/29 | TONITE

*BREEZY LOVE JOY | Performing Live!*

w/ A-SKI (Unique74)

11/29 | Sunday | TONITE

5th Street Housequake, every last Sunday at Zanzibar, is THE destination for
amazing music and great times. Cozy atmosphere, good folks and delicious
drinks.

Breezy Love Joy Band is a crew of talented creative musicians from Long
Beach California who have been spotlighted several times this year at 5th
Street Housequake and NOW will be closing out the year of 2009 with 2 nights
this winter…Breezy performs his own unique style of music that has him as
one of the MUST SEE artists and stars of 2010. If you are a fan of D’Angelo,
Coldplay or Robert Randolph Band, you will love Breezy Lovejoy Band. Catch
their show November 29th (Thanksgiving Weekend) and December 27th (Xmas
Weekend) before they take off overseas!
http://www.myspace.com/blovejoy

(FREE w/B4 10pm /RSVP: unique74events@gmail.com)

ZANZIBAR*
1301 5th St.
*Santa Monica, CA, 90401**Phone:* *310 500 5601**Sun:* *9:00 pm – 2:00 am* *


STEREOLOVE | Adam Stern & friends | Little Temple | 12/3

STEREOLOVE | LITTLE TEMPLE | 12.3

w/live opening acts:
MATEO DENALI | http://www.myspace.com/mateodenali
For the soul. For the club. For the ride. For the love of music.

ADAM STERN | http://www.myspace.com/adamsternmusic
Adam Stern is a Los Angeles based singer – songwriter originally from Berkeley, California who is breaking the mold with his independently released debut album “The Dreamer Child.” His innovative approach to today’s music is shocking to fans and listeners alike. Adam brings a new unique concept he calls “Organic Pop” by combining a folk base with influences which cover the gamut from pop to world rhythms. Adam’s live shows are each a unique, soul & heart opening experience on a high vibration flowing with love & positivity in the spirit of peace & co-existence.

we are also celebrating the B’day of Unique74/StereoLove’s own LOTUSPETAL + all the fly Sagitarian babies!

And your resident djs, A-SKI, LOTUSPETAL, PLUSH ONE and DJ MIKECHECK spinning a collage of FUNK, SOUL, HIP HOP, SOULFUL HOUSE, AFRO LATIN, and REGGAE

$5 Valet and Ample Street Parking
+Drink Specials| Booth Reservatons | B’days
$5.00 cover or FREE Before 10pm w/ RSVP to unique74events@gmail.com

4519 Santa Monica Blvd (cross st VIRGIL)

Save The Date:
Dj Rashida (Golden Stereo) -12/10
Jimetta Rose Album Release Party- 12/17


Unique74 Mixtape Feature: Ian Head | ROCK MUSIC | November | 09

you see…this is why I only roll with top shelf..Ian Head is THAT dude if you dont know. Get to know the name..cat has some deep crates and is genuine a fan of the music…my man dropped some beauties on here..

(props on the “Spooky Tooth” or “Gentle Giant”?..one of the two)

Check out his November mix..peep the education and enjoy!
Peace,
A-Ski

November 2009 Mixtape: Rock Music
DJ Ian Head

Honestly, calling something “rock” is pretty vague in itself – stereotypically the image associated with it is white, long-haired guys playing guitars over weak rhythm-sections, even though it came out of Black rhythm and blues. I’m not going to try and pretend I’m knowledgeable about the history of rock’n’roll, which is extremely complex and defined in many ways. Some people are going to take issue with some of these records and say they are “pop” and others are going to say that one or two might be “fusion.” The more I collect records and the more I make these tapes, the more I realize how different people have different definitions of musical categories.

That being said, I think many people would throw the records I’m playing on this mix into the “rock” category, in some fashion or another. Mostly there’s a lot of raw guitars, white guys singing in creepy / screaming voices, weird sounds, eerie keyboards and some fat, heavy drums and basslines. I tried to throw together a lot of styles – everything from some uptempo solo Stephen Stills to more obscure, like Argent and Atomic Rooster. And definitely, as always, kept a hip-hop element to the whole thing – a few classic samples and fat breaks.

What I dig about a lot of these records is the no-holds-barred sense that many of the bands had. They didn’t abide by the verse-chorus-verse-bridge kind of structure – they just went for it. Some songs are less than a minute, others stretch for 10. A hard rhythm gets replaced by a folky guitar. It can be jarring, but it can also be beautiful.

Basically a bunch of eclectic, good music. Hope you dig it.

Some of the bands appearing on this tape: Wallace Collection, Argent, Shawn Phillips, Fever Tree, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Atomic Rooster, Steve Miller, Stephen Stills, Blues Project, Gun, Led Zeppelin, Gas Mask and more.

— DJ Ian Head

Mixtape Archive:
everydaybeats.net/mixtapes

listen here


11/23 | Hollywood Art Walk #4 | THAT NOISE

check out THAT NOISE a really cool band i’ve been following..they are in constant rotation on KROQ in LA..great event!! a must attend! dont miss out..i’ll see you there!!


Unique74 | education: TheIMagination

Movements from CultureDigitaL on Vimeo.


Beat Installment Series #4 | A-Ski {Free Download}

New from the Beat Installment series..{FREE DOWNLOAD}

#4 | The Calling | A-Ski


Unique74 Vid Pick | Bad/Good | Diamond D


Sunday BBQ: The Impressions | Just Another Dance


Digs 4 2day..

Ski vinyl

I am fighting a serious cold/fever today..But despite it all, I went out promoting with the lovely Dj Lotuspetal and Mixmaster Noah. However, I couldn’t resist a quick run on some digging..here are some of the pieces I picked up today.

Good God | Atlantic | ’72
I had to cop this one due to the fact that the late great Larry Washington is a session player (percussionist of MFSB and countless other Philly Soul gems) and it was recorded at The Legendary Sigma Sounds. This a great Jazz/Rock piece, a must have.

“1982” | Byron Lee and The Dragonaires | Dynamic | ’82
King of the “Tiny Winey”! Its Byron Lee man, I had to do it!! One of the most instrumental figures behind Reggae/Soca music!! Im a huge fan..check for The Man!

Ilusions On A Double Dimple | Triumvirat | Harvest | ’74
This is a fusion rock jazz piece..this one is wide open. Totally on the bugged out tip.

Wings of Love | The Temptations | Motown | ’76
This record is very special..I believe this was The Tempts last album for Motown. The layering, the Funk..etc. Every track is epic..under the creative direction of the Legendary Jeffrey Bowen and his “ULTRA funky friends”.. Pure Bliss..

Found A Cure 12′ | Ashford and Simpson | WB | ’79
This record is a very uplifting piece that STILL stands out since its debut on the charts of 1979. I love the Dimitri from Paris re-edit but there’s nothing like the original Jimmy Simpson mix.


NOV 19 | STEREOLOVE | RHETT FRAZIER | THA BOOGIE | Little Temple

nov 19 stereolove flier-1

We are committed to bringing you the livest Thursday night in town with solid line-ups for the rest of 2009!

This week we feature 2 amazing, hand-picked acts:

RHETT FRAZIER, INC. | http://www.rhettfrazierinc.com
With their new album “Escape from Dee-Troyt”, Rhett Frazier, Inc. takes you back to that magical time when soul, rock, and funk acts were playing to the same crowds all over town — and breaking down a lot of musical barriers in the process!

Raphael Saadiq Presents
THA BOOGIE | http://www.myspace.com/thaboogie
Tha Boogie is a group of young creative and talented individuals who write, produce, record, arrange and perform their own music. The unique style of each member compliments the other as they journey into a genre of music that can be enjoyed by all. If you like Prince and Outkast, you will love Tha Boogie. They have opened for Mayer Hawthorne and have heavy support from Raphael Saadiq. Catch their show before they are too big too boogie in LA anymore.

a collage of FUNK, SOUL, HIP HOP, SOULFUL HOUSE, AFRO LATIN, and REGGAE
A-SKI
LOTUSPETAL
PLUSH ONE
DJ MIKECHECK
$5 Valet and Ample Street Parking
$5.00 cover or FREE Before 10pm w/ RSVP to unique74events@gmail.com

Special Thanks to everyone who came out last week for GOLDEN STEREO..a very Special Thanks to Dj Mark Fullaflava and the Extra Mild Sauce family for another amazing affair!!

Pics from last week @ GOLDEN STEREO:
http://www.bartabz.com/BarTabz.com/Entries/2009/11/13_DJ_MARK_FULLA_FLAVA_INVADES_LA_@_GOLDEN_STEREO_INSIDE_LITTLE_TEMPLE_.html