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Archive for May, 2010

SAVE THE DATE: SOULNIC 6.26.10


Unique74: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND JUMP OFF!!!

the party dont stop!! THIS WEEK at STEREOLOVE | Little Temple | 5.27 | Thursday



The party continues with A-SKI + DJ MIKECHECK ft a special live peformance by SAILAWAY COLLECTIVE (Afro Latin vibes!!) ..this is the MEMORIAL DAY JUMP OFF!! we want to see YOU ready to party once again this Thursday!!

LITTLE TEMPLE
4519 Santa Monica Blvd

$5 Cover all nite! +(DRINK SPECIALS 9-10)
FREE w/ RSVP before 10:00pm + GUESTLIST + BIRTHDAY:
unique74events@gmail.com

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SUNDAY | MAY 30

5th St Housequake | Unique74 | Zanzibar

presents..

MEMORIAL MADNESS

5.30.10

+appearing LIVE!
SA RA CREATIVE PARTNERS | http://www.sa-ra.net
RES | http://www.the1res.com

+ NAS & DAMIEN MARLEY “Distant Relatives” listening party

+very surprise special guest appearances!

Special Guest Dj:
ANTHONY VALADEZ (KCRW)

Resident Dj:
A-SKI (Unique74, STEREOLOVE)

9pm-2am | 21 + | $5 Red Stripes $6 Sangria

ZANZIBAR
1301 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1414
(310) 451-2221

$15 Advance | $20 Door
PURCHASE TICKETS:


STEREOLOVE: MICHELLE SHAPROW | JOONIE | PERFECTO | 6.3

Unique74 | Little Temple
STEREOLOVE

“a weekly excursion of the ultimate feel good.”

6.3

live guests:

PERFECTO
[LA progressive hip hop]
http://rampartscandal.com/
This Hip Hop artist bears an energetic show with amazing showmanship (which is a lost art for many Hip Hop artists). A great combo of street wise lyrics, a concious flow and witty metaphors set this LA based artist apart from many. You might have caught him a few months ago at 5th St Housequake (Zanzibar) performing with the likes of BLU, PAC DIV and NOLA DARLING just to name a few. If you dig artists such as COMMON, TALIB KWELI and GAME..you will dig PERFECTO!!

MICHELLE SHAPROW
[singer/songwriter/producer]
http://www.facebook.com/michelleshaprow

“f*cking great track!! (BACK DOWN TO EARTH)
makes me happy today in tokyo as I look out of my window x”
-Giles Peterson

“Michelle is an amazing talent. I don’t know how she does it but somehow her music feels like a mixture of
1 part)..Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, 1 part).. raw funk and
1 part)..that whimsical feeling you get when you’re dancing like you don’t care who’s watching… ”
-Eric Benet

“Michelle Shaprow is all things beautiful. Her aura, presence and most of all sound make for a gift for all to share. Michelle is the truth. ”
-King Britt

JOONIE
[soul, r&b, pop]
http://www.jooniezone.com/
A brilliant vocalist and talented musicians (plays piano and guitar) who has toured as Elliott Yamin’s keyboardist and been behind the scenes writing, arranging, producing or playing instrumentals for other artists including, Ruben Studdard and Nappy Roots.

+ RESIDENT DJ’s:
A-SKI & MIKECHECK

LITTLE TEMPLE
4519 Santa Monica Blvd

$5 Cover all nite! +(DRINK SPECIALS 9-10)
FREE w/ RSVP before 10:00pm + GUESTLIST + BIRTHDAY:
unique74events@gmail.com


YAHZARAH – “WHY DONTCHA CALL ME NO MORE” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO


Unique74 Revisited | “Feel What I’m Feelin” | Dj Center

DJ CENTER “Feel What Im Feelin”

An inviting collage of honest music and warm beats coming from
planet Brooklyn. Dj Center brings an exciting and delightful compilation of grooves while inviting you to his world and state of mind through these carefully picked selections. The presentation of this mixed
complilation is quite fascinating for the fact that this is
a double disc release covering the various degrees of Nu Soul/Hip Hop and Free Form Jazz. “Feel” also has an array of rare gems from artists such as Q Tip “Money Maker”, Sa-Ra
feat.
Pharoahe Monche “Glorius”
(remix) and the ultra rare Digable Planets “Dedicated”. Other artist featured are The Platinum Pied Pipers, Vinia Mojica (wassup
DJ Magnito!!), The Last Poets and many more.
The Hip Hop Soul disc serves as an appetizer for the motherlode which is the “Jazz in the Color Purple” disc. The “Jazz” disc is purely an invitation to the essence (next to Blues and Gospel) of Hip-Hip and Soul. These compesitions
are not only timeless but they bring an instensity and quality that you simply dont find in today’s musicians. The artists featured on this disc such as Pharoah Sanders, Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef, Ramsey Lewis,Kenny Burrell,etc are not playing a groove, they are playing an experience. Center captures that feeling and emotion of these musical gods featuring pieces such as Pharoah Sander’s majestic piece “Lower Egypt” which sounds just as moving today as it did when I use to hear it as a child.

This disc also features a very regal
rendition of WAR’s “Slipping Into Darkness” perfomed by Chicago’s own Mr. Ramsey Lewis and the Gary Bartz/Andy Bey classic “Celestial Blues”.
The “Jazz” side is filled with a lot of “jellies and gems” but its clearly a testiment of pure perfection and feeling of these great musicians that will or may never be heard again in such a fashion. DJ Center takes you on one serious musical journey with this release and hopefully you too will get “the feeling”.


FREE KUTMAH!


Golden Stereo: A TASTE OF CHICAGO w/ DERRICK WIZE!! | THU | LITTLE TEMPLE

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!!

This week we let the good times roll with another evening of Soulful House, Disco, Hip Hop ,Afro Latin and other beautiful beats and party anthems!!!

Golden Stereo | Unique74 | Extra Mild Sauce
presents..

A TASTE OF CHICAGO

Delivering a 4-Hour Set is EXTRA MILD SAUCE resident
Derrick Wize
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


Critical Thinking #7


Unique74 | TOP 10 | MAY

Unique74 | TOP 10 | MAY

Burning Spear | The Salsoul Orchestra
Tropical Technique | Urban Legend (ft Dj A-Ski)
In a Song | Dj Center
Movements | The Imagination
Paradise | Dam-Funk
The Ballad of Purple St James | Yahzarah
2 Tokes 4 Dilla Dawg | Floyd The Locsmif
SPG Theme | Silver, Platinum and Gold
Early Byrd | The Baby Steps EP
She’s The Truth | Gavin Boyce


5.30 | 5th ST HOUSEQUAKE & Unique74 presents..SA-RA CREATIVE PARTNERS | RES | A-SKI + ANTHONY VALADEZ | + NAS & DAMIEN MARLEY LISTENING PARTY | ZANZIBAR