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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

Events Into The Weekend!!

These are events that UNIQUE74 HIGHLY RECOMMENDS and MUSIC to add to your soundtrack!!!

UNIQUE74 says GO!!!> SOULNIC | THIS is the dopest park jam in LA..hands down…I am booked at a private event that very day (but there in spirit!) in my mind I will be thinking about how you all will be jamming on the one in the park…I played and participated last year and had a blast!! A MUST ATTEND!!

later that nite…

Sunday, June 26 at 9:00pm – June 27 at 2:00am
2nd Street Jazz
366 E.2nd St
Created By
Beatcanvas LosAngeles
More Info
This SUNDAY!!!

The Hip Hop DJ Night
Every 4th Sunday of the month

Old School Hip Hop & Jazzy Hip Hop

☆Special MPC Performance☆




Check out one of the most astounding artist of his time…you WILL be entertained..He is one of my Top 5 favorite artists that ALWAYS puts on a killer LIVE SHOW!!! Anybody who has worked with the likes of QUINCY JONES & STEVIE WONDER has got to have something SPECIAL!!! MR DEREK MCKEITH brings the heat…be there!

Wednesday, June 29 · 10:00pm – 11:00pm
The Roxy Theater
9009 Sunset Boulevard
Created By
Derek McKeith
More Info
Admission – $12 – ALL AGES ALLOWED!!!! ( 🙂 Parents. No excuse now)

The 1st 40 people will receive a FREE copy of my album ‘The Signature’, w/ admission.

Hey look, I know it’s a Wednesday, BUT this WILL help you get over that hump. I PROMISE IT WILL BE WORTH YOUR TIME. Plus I’ll do it in 30 min. for you!!!!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to have some fun with ya’ll again! It’s gonna be a BLAST! Ya Dig!!!

See you there!

Unique74 | beatcanvas>4.24 + saturday brunch dtla + more music


Sunday, April 24 at 9:00pm – April 25 at 2:00am
2nd Street Jazz
366 E.2nd St
Every 4th Sunday of the month.

2nd Street Jazz

Come join us at 2nd Street Jazz on Sunday Apr 24th!

We welcome our special guest:

DJ A-Ski

Resident DJs Kuro, Eri(SpinCycle LA), and Wax spin Old School Hip Hop, Jazzy Hip Hop, Underground Hip Hop, 90’s R&B, Soul, Breaks and more.

Good music, great people and no cover all night!!


SATURDAYS | HARLEM PLACE ALLEY >124 w 4th | 11a-2p | DTLA | sangria.soul.saturdays

tailwind turner




from the Unique74 family..we present …ASLOW ONE