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Unique74 Presents..AMIR (Kon & Amir, WaxPoetics | NYC) + friends |10.2 | SUNDAY | BLU MONKEY LOUNGE >Hollywood | FREE

Music, Life & Atmosphere..
+very special guest selectors..

MONALISA (Footlong Development | Strictly Social | LA)

ASLOW ONE (BeatCanvas | Sarkus Crew | JAPAN)

DARIUS aka DAUS (Digital iv, So.F.T. ,Headspace | LA)

JAHKOVA (Fast Fwd, The Goods | LA)


SELECTOR da’shon is (9th Temple , SKF Lounge, EDL | EARTH)


Hosted By

A-SKI (Unique74 , CHOICE Tuesdays | LA)


The story of Kon and Amir begins in the record bins of Boston. A chance encounter at Biscuithead Records in 1996 would lead to one of the best-kept alliances in the beat digging world. Within a year of their meeting, the pair cut On Track Volume 1, the first in what would be a six part series of mix discs, infecting ears with seamless blends of unparalleled beats and breaks. Over a lifetime of collecting, they’ve unearthed records that define the word rare, pulling from the best in deep funk, soul, jazz, R&B, Latin, reggae, and of course, hip-hop. After the conclusion of the On Track series, the duo secured a five-record deal with BBE/Rapster, and have already released two entries the On Track companion series Off Track, with a third installment set for release in March 2010. No bin is too dirty for Kon and Amir; the DJs have scoured all manner of records spots in their day, braving seedy barrooms and rabid fanatics along the way. It’s all been a part of what is now a discography that goes eight albums deep, including The Kings of Diggin’ with their Japanese contemporary DJ Muro. Over the course of their twelve year career, Kon and Amir have gained legendary status oversees while achieving domestic recognition from some of the most beloved beat-diggers, DJs, and producers in the game. Lord Finesse has referred to the team as “two of the most extraordinary but underrated beat diggers in the game,” and turntable virtuoso A-Trak regards their compilations and mixtapes as underground DJ classics. Like the vinyl they collect, Kon and Amir are of a rare breed. They consistently shake up dancefloors the world over, and their popularity is so high that fans actually offer up their own dusty singles and LPs as a gift to these beloved collectors. Their working command of music history makes them breathing tomes of wax knowledge; to that effect, Shady Records, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Diamond D, and Capitol Records (to name but a few) have called upon their expertise. –

“Since its inception in 2001, the bi-monthly Wax Poetics magazine has become a bible for seekers of rarefied grooves, message-laden hip-hop, and ephemera from bygone soul and funk eras. It is to publishing what Soul Jazz is to the crate-digging community–not just a distiller of the finest lost sounds in funk, reggae, and jazz but a griot-like teller of their histories. Last year, with the help of Amir Abdullah (of Kon and Amir fame), the magazine expanded to include a label of the same name…” –


($4 beer | $2 off all cocktails | drinks specials) + more TBA

Unique74 supports > The BlissTemple |


Ski Plays It Cool | Top 10 | September

    Ski Plays It Cool | Top 10 | September

Bourgie Bourgie | Ashford & Simpson
Center’s Groove | Dj Center
Skywalker (feat Dj A-Ski = scratches) | T.iM.E (TheImagination + E Reece)
No Love | Little Dragon
Coldblooded | James Brown
Wonderful Intergalactic Ancestors | Erik Rico
Fantasy | Miles Davis
Bebe | Eumir Deodato
Pride and Vanity | Ohio Players
Maureen (re-werked) | Dj A-Ski

Unique74 Revisited | DJ Mza Presents Soul Circle Radio Show (9.3.2011) | special guest : A-SKI

Recently, I had a chance to sit down with DeeJay MZA at DJ SOUL CIRCLE RADIO and speak on upcoming projects, CHANGE THE MOOD plus other coming attractions + DJ Set (2nd hr) Tune In and Turn it UP!!



Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood Ferguson-Fall In Love
Bahamadia feat. Dwele-Philadelphia
The Anders Hjelmstad Experience-Mystic Brew
Wagazi-Sleep Rules Everything Around Me
James Blake-The Wilhelm Scream
Jonas-One In Million
Bebel Gilberto-Samba da Bencao (DJ Mza Refix)
DJ Cam Quartet-Montara
DJ Day & Miles Bonny-Skyy, Can You Feel Me
Toro Y Moi-Freak Love (Freddie Joachim Remix)
Flako-I Want You feat. Dirg Werner
DJ A-Ski Set & Interview

Soul Circle Radio Show is broadcast & recorded live every Sat at the Artform Studio

(a very special THANK YOU to the SOUL CIRCLE RADIO, THE ARTFORM STUDIO and RANIKA for holding down the photography!!)

PRESSURE POINT | Dj A-Ski (new beat)

“Pressure Point”


Produced by
Dj A-Ski


Unique74 Revisited | labor day sunday

Takin’ a break for a minute to spin some tunes with the ever so vivacious and radiant DJ JAHKOVA during labor day weekend.

Check out more flicks from that great day!>


The Artform Studio & Soul Circle Radio presents…


Over the past three decades, A-Ski has become one of the most trusted musical tastemakers in the U.S. and beyond. As a Dj, producer and musicologist, he consistently raises the bar in performance and showmanship. His style, often described as “refreshing and energetic”, has earned this music aficionado a loyal following and a reputation as “the life of the party.” His eclectic selections, turntabalism and skillful approach to MC’ing, make him a triple threat to his peers. Refusing to rely on gimmicks or trends, A-Ski’s reputation is solely built on a sincere love of music, dance and atmosphere. “Improving the quality of life through sound” is his mantra, which has maintained the longevity of this Los Angeles native’s career in music. Currently, his company UNIQUE74 is a label imprint which produces various music projects that are exclusively released under the moniker in addition to producing and consulting for various events and projects throughout the world.

With music as a means, Soul Circle Radio takes you on a weekly journey. For two hours every Saturday, take a mind trip on a musical quest, exploring sounds with soul. Each show has a different destination, ranging from the samba of Brazil to the garage house sounds in New York to the afrobeat of Nigeria, searching for the perfect blend of soulful music. Past show destinations have been Brazilian uptempo, funk, and house melodies. Recorded in Los Angeles by DJ Mza. Soul Circle Radio realizes that soulful music spans past a specific genre, pushing past genre barriers and blending sounds into one heavy soulful concoction.

Saturday, September 3 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm

The Artform studio or TUNE IN LIVE!!>
701 E 3rd St suite #120
Los Angeles, CA