taken from my latest release “CHANGE THE MOOD”
¡¡¡ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 2013 | DJ A-SKI ALBUM RELEASE PARTY & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION !!!!
Sounds by DJs:
Fuze [Digital Underground]
Sake One [Local 1200]
Willie Maze [TrillTeam6] [Local1200]
+ very special guest DJ A-SKI (Unique74, Los Angeles)
::: A-SKI, “CHANGE THE MOOD” LP NOW OUT ON ITUNES :::
Over the past three decades, LA-based 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, turntabism 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 his career in music.
From KCRW to The Do Over to song placements for clients like Nike, Ralph Lauren and Sports Illustrated, A-Ski has been at both the forefront and behind the scenes in Los Angeles and his fingerprints are all over the music scene there.
Join us early from 9-10pm for a special listening session with A-Ski and his new album “Change the Mood.” Purchase limited edition merchandise and chat with A-Ski and be the first to download his album. And stick around as ULTRAWAVE blazes the night with a guest DJ set from A-Ski himself — celebrating his birthday with us!!!
Delicious x Nutritious food plates by NEEDA BEE
Libations c/o SomaR Bar’s expert staff
Good music, great DJs and homies who Hella Wanna Kick It!!!!!
Every Thursday Evening | SomaR Bar | 1727 Telegraph Ave | Downtown Oakland | 9pm til 2am | 21+ with ID | No dress code, no cover charge, no worries!!
****VOTED “BEST DJ NIGHT 2012” BY EAST BAY EXPRESS!!!****
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!
Mastering* ASATO AIIDA
Art Direction* creator da’shon is.
A Supreme THANK YOU to The Most High.
I remember one time I was at a party kinda taking in the moment, these cats were literally fawning over this special guest DJ’s records ..just straight jocking the dude..I am in the total opposite direction (solo in the cut as always) mouthing every lyric to all the records my homie is dropping..who walks over to me and says: ” I see you over here in the cut..when are we gonna get together and throw a grown & sexy joint pa?!” He was special and one of kind cut from a rare cloth..I miss my brother..”mucho mucho maaaaas”..Happy Birthday ::DJ DUSK::
International Promoters/Booking>Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, Germany, etc (U.S. dates are welcome): Unique74events @ gmail.com
THE version (in my book)..one of my fav 45 pieces. Slow, hot & bothered funk..straight gut. The drummer plays without hi hat or cymbals (New Orleans line dance style)..but in full swing. The style was basically ahead of its time and would later become the template Dilla (Iconic Musician/Producer) style of drum programming which many beatmakers/ producers have adopted in their own formula today.
These are my dudes right here!! Very dear friends that I share a deep bound of music, friendship & respect. Whenever im in NY, they give me the key to the city! Doing what REAL DJ’s do..we experiment and go through music..total protocol. Listen and Enjoy!!
DJ IAN HEAD
JOE BLAXX (aka Beanie Siegal!!! lol Congrats on you new marriage bruv!! Cheers!!)