the musings, music & projects of Dj A-Ski..

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Listen: Darius | DigitaLiving Mix

You need this in your life..proper mix from good people. Check it. #DigitaLiving


Happy Birthday Dj Dusk!!

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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::


Alvin Robinson – Something You Got

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5tRarmh1Y8


DJ Ian Head, DJ Center and Joe Blaxx Play some 45s

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
DJ CENTER
JOE BLAXX
(aka Beanie Siegal!!! lol Congrats on you new marriage bruv!! Cheers!!)


Switzerland…

The universe does what it does…shout out out to my colleague, friend & brother RAS G (an amazing producer..check out his music!!) who informed me while he was in Switzerland (which I have never set foot in..not yet..) that he saw a record I released with my former business partner & lifetime friend Producer T.I.M. It was our project FOUR TRACK MINDS http://www.discogs.com/Four-Track-Minds-Gods-Gift/release/1909186. We released that project 7 years ago..goes to show you QUALITY has no expiration date..Hey Switzerland!!! I love you guys!! I will be out there this year!!! To any promoters or event producers and DJ’s..Please feel free to reach out!!! I would love to collaborate on any level!! I would love to meet you!!!

This pic was taken from a fan over there who bought the WAX…(wow…he didnt download it…he spent his hard earned money and paid for it..im beyond humbled..THANK YOU to whoever that young man is!! Props!!)

We put our blood, sweat, tears and time on that project..with our own money and creative direction..no distribution..just pure support from real music fans and tastemakers who took a chance on us..

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Thank You to my main man RAS G for keeping an international eye on the creations!! You never know people!! Cheers!!

 


beverly hills. sushi. beats.

 


livin’ for the funk* Stevie Wonder

my joint. vulnerability at its funkiest. SANBORN wails on the co-sign.


Unique74 feature…DORIAN MISSICK TNT series “SOUTHLAND” | Jan 17th

Unique74/ CHOICE Tuesdays LA family encourages everyone to Tune In and check out our friend, colleague & partner in crime Dorian Missick do his thing in full swing on SOUTHLAND!! Jan 17th!! Check your local listings for air times!! Tune in and tell a friend!!


Hubert Laws – Mean Lene

Cloud nine right now…I flipped the first four bars of this in high school when making one of my first series of beat tapes…this is taking me back..just came from record digging and got reunited with this record. (Big shout to Michelle, Jaman and the entire Laws family!!) 

Hubert Laws – Flute, Main Performer, Arranger
Ronnie Laws – Sax (Tenor)
Gene Bertoncini – Guitar
Ron Carter – Bass
Steve Gadd – Drums
David Friedman – Percussion, Vibraphone
Airto Moreira – Percussion
Bob James – Piano
Clare Fischer – Piano, Arranger
Rodgers Grant – Piano
Hilary James – Piano, Arranger
Richard Tee – Organ, Strings
Emanuel Vardi – Viola
Amanuel Vardi – Viola
David Nadien – Violin
George Ricci – Cello


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