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Archive for February, 2010

STEREOLOVE | MARCH

STEREOLOVE meets SAILAWAY COLLECTIVE | THU | 3.11

LAST WEEK was purely insane with a room packed full of party people and good vibes all nite! A huge shout out and THANK YOU to RUDY C, ABDUL, ORLANDO ROYAL and the FTWK/THANG/STICTLY JAZ collective.

THIS WEEK!!

SAILAWAY COLLECTIVE
http://www.myspace.com/sailawaymusik

We welcome alternative Latin crew, SAILAWAY COLLECTIVE presenting live music by La Santa Cecilia (bolero, cumbia, afro cuban, reggae) and special guest DJ Insectosound of Palenke Soultribe.

In the StereoLounge it’s a collage of dance themes and social apex:
w/Resident Selections:
LOTUSPETAL PLUSHONE, MIKECHECK and A-SKI

Little Temple
4519 Santa Monica Blvd

21 and Wiser | $7 | 9p-2a | Thursday

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*** SPECIALS***
$5 Well from 9-10PM
FREE before 10pm w/RSVP unique74events@gmail.com
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stay 2ned:


PAUL MOONEY | Black Is The New White


UNIQUE into the week | 2.24 -2.28

2.24 | WED | SUPERCUTS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! | Mountain Bar
w/DJ FRANE + RENATO
special guest:
A-SKI

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STEREOLOVE | LITTLE TEMPLE | THURSDAY

Residents
A-SKi | LOTUSPETAL | PLUSHONE | MIKECHECK
SPECIAL GUEST:
ANACRON, ILLADOX ft DJ HIGHER, DJ 671 , ULTRALOVE, KRUSE
+ PLUSHONE’s B”DAY BASH!!!
4519 Santa Monica Blvd | Little Temple | 9p-2a | $5
Guestlist/B’days: unique74events@gmail.com
$5 Well Drink Specials (usually $8) from 9-10pm

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2/27 | SAT | 80’s NIGHT @ SCOTLAND YARD
w/NOAH MASSEY | special guest: A-SKI

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2/28 | SUN | JIMETTA ROSE + JOONIE + A-SKI
ZANZIBAR
| FREE b4 10:30pm w/ RSVP | $5 after
(RSVP: unique74events@gmail.com) | FEB 28 | Sunday
9p-2a
Zanzibar
1301 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Launching Sunday February 28th & Continuing Every Sunday Thereafter
For Those Who Know Presents

MUZIQUE

2.28 | Sunday

Feat. Resident Dj’s
RUDYC.
(Strictly Jaz Unit, For Those Who Know)

Dj LOTUSPETAL (Recess Radio/StereoLove/Unique74)

ABDUL SHAKIR
(For Those Who Know, Real, Thang)

NIC ALVARADO
(In Soul We Trust)

FUNK ll SOUL ll R&B ll AFRO-LATIN ll HOUSE
Soulful Music For Soulful People

8pm-2am * 21 & Over * Drink Specials * FREE COVER
@ 7Bar 555. W. 7th St. Downtown Los Angeles

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SAVE THE DATE

RUDY C + ABDUL | STEREOLOVE @ LITTLE TEMPLE | 3.4

A-SKI /LOTUSPETAL (Unique74)| ATL (More TBA) | 3.5 – 3.7

GARTH TRINIDAD | DJ CENTER (NYC)
EVERYTHING IN TIME ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
@ TANTRA | 3.6

TASTE OF CHICAGO @ LITTLE TEMPLE 3.18

GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME #2 w/ ORLANDO ROYAL (Percussion) + DEREK MCKEITH + BRUCE HATCHCOCK @ STEREOLOVE | LITTLE TEMPLE | 3.25

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STEREOLOVE | ANACRON + KRUSE + ILLADOX w/Dj HIGHER + ULTRALOVE | PLUSHONE’S BDAY + PISCES CELEBRATION

2.25 | Thursday | Little Temple

Your weekly body rock returns with your dj favorites and special live performances.

Performing Live:

ANACRON
http://www.AnacronMusic.com
A true modern renaissance artist, this known rapper/singer is the master of many forms of expression. In addition to writing and performing rap lyrics, Anacron is an accomplished and professionally trained musician, a composer, a songwriter, a music producer, and a world renown break dancer.

ILLADOX f/ Dj Higher
http://www.illadoxent.com
Los Angeles natives whose sound is about as hard to recognize as their style of dress. They make music that is reminiscent of hip hop past while still bearing a futuristic perspective.

KRUSE
http://www.myspace.com/whatsupkruse

ULTRALOVE
http://www.myspace.com/ultralovesyou
A meticulous blend of hip-hop, rock, and baby makin’ R&B serves as the anthem for this aspiring revolutionary from South Pittsburgh.

We are also celebrating the the mighty mighty PISCES babies + STERELOVE’s own PLUSHONE B”DAY!!!

Special Guest Dj’s:
HIGHER (Illadox/Positive Riddim) + DJ 671 (Station 23)

DJ Selections:
LOTUSPETAL | PLUSHONE | MIKECHECK | A-SKI

Soul , Funk, Hip Hop, Afro Latin, Dance Anthems, Soulful House + the unexpected

Little Temple
4519 Santa Monica Blvd

21 and Wiser | $5 | 9p-2a | Thursday

FREE before 10pm w/RSVP + B’DAY RESERVATIONS + SPECIAL EVENTS:
unique74events@gmail.com


5TH ST HOUSEQUAKE | JIMETTA ROSE | ZANZIBAR | 2/28


where did our love go? {the lost art of vulnerability}

Well its that time of year. V-Day and cupid is shooting everybody on the bootie. As I was completing my “LOVESICK” compilation, I re-connected with certain tones and sounds that I have not heard in years but also the most brilliant writing in history ever! Today, many artist have lost (or never understood) the value and meaning of love songs..think about it.. There is so much concentration on “the beat and over sangin'” until we have forgotten the art of arrangement and atmosphere. Its deeper than a groove, its what you build around it that makes it stand out.

Think about how relationships function today let alone the social realm of how we communicate. Everybody has a guard up or there is a lack of meaningful dialogue between couples and society at large. Me being a product of the 70’s, I witnessed people getting in tune with who they were and empowering others around them while the music was a reinforcing factor in that process. Going all the way back to the war years and post war, ballads and love songs have always been the thread in keeping couples, families and society in sync one way or another.

There is a lack of vulnerability, sincerity and a genuine feel in today’s music (with the exception of those who are carrying the torch in their own respect). Even the engineers/mixers crafted songs beautifully creating a collage that still leaves an imprint on many lives today. Many times, its the mix itself that accents the real intent of what the artist/musicians are feeling within.

Ladies and Gents, please get in touch within and let go of that guard, a whole world will open up right before your eyes. Sometimes you have to slow it down to break it down. Take off that mask and go LEFT..go deep!


LOVESICK + other head trips…| A-Ski | Special Valentine’s Day Podcast


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