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Finding Alignment #5: “…aka, the life of the par-tee.” -DJ A-Ski
In this “Table Settings” Edition of “Finding Alignment”, DJ A-Ski is my guest star. The Los Angeles native is not only a dope DJ but a prolific producer. (In fact, his solo sophomore effort will be dropping soon. Stay tuned for that)! Years ago, when I was on my ‘walkabout’ and hanging around LA, he’d let me rock the opening set at his gigs. He’s trusted me to create his logos, create flyers, and generally help build his brand. Eventually, he and Tailwind Turner would ask me to join their sets around DTLA. Rockin’ parties since childhood, A-Ski’s knowledge is so profound, I call him the “Professor”. Not only is he an all-around great guy, but he’s also my favorite DJ from the Left Coast! Press play and find out why.
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Check it out! New promo vid for my latest project “CHANGE THE MOOD” Directed by: creator Da’shon Is. >dashon-is.blogspot.com The 12 track album is Now Available at iTunes, Amazon & Spotify
The ultimate weekly after-work nightlife lounge excursion in Downtown LA with Dj’s:
A-SKI (Unique74, LA)
TAILWIND TURNER (Cherry Poppin’, NYC)
Special Guest **AHMED SIROUR** (Live Keys) > (http://soundcloud.com/22music)
(+special guests TBA)
No Cover | Drink Specials (Happy Hour starts at 10pm) | Tapas | Cuisine | 7p-12a
118 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Just a tatse of 2moro nite at Art Walk DTLA…the CHOICE crew rings it in pure excellence at ONYX LOUNGE (5th/SPRING ..#Unique74 #DTLA
w/Selector Da’shon Is. , Tailwind Turner & (yours truly) A-Ski
8pm til closing
EDL | EatDrinkListen | MONDAYS
(new weekly event)
The ultimate Monday after work destination ..exploring music, atmosphere and lounge…
a very special listening event/performance by..
GABY HERNANDEZ & THE LIFE FORCE TRIO
+ entire album selections from the
“Sweet Starry Night” Album (NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES
+ in celebration of FASHION WEEK, we will be featuring various designers from THE RUNWAY BOUTIQUE!!!
Selections | Progressions | Moods
No Cover | Happy Hour All Nite | Tapas | Cuisine | 6p-11p
118 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Unique74 Presents..AMIR (Kon & Amir, WaxPoetics | NYC) + friends |10.2 | SUNDAY | BLU MONKEY LOUNGE >Hollywood | FREE
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)
TAILWIND TURNER (CHOICE Tuesdays, CHERRY POPPIN’ | NYC)
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. – http://www.bbemusic.com
“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…” – http://www.xlr8r.com
($4 beer | $2 off all cocktails | drinks specials) + more TBA
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a total excursion in music, life & atmosphere…
One Nite Only!
A very special listening event plus video shoot for DJ A-Ski‘s upcoming album release “CHANGE THE MOOD”!! (8p-10p)
Special Opening Set:
+ Live Art Illustration & Live Percussion
+ Fine Indian Cuisine courtesy of..
THE FAMOUS AKBAR CUISINE OF INDIA (comfortable atmosphere and outstanding cuisine including amazing appetizers, rice and veggie dishes plus chicken, seafood and lamb like you have never tasted before!)
TABLE RESERVATIONS + BIRTHDAYS:
(7:30p-10:00pm w/Dinner+Table Reservation)
FREE w/RSVP (TABLE RESERVATION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
2501 W 6TH STREET
Los Angeles, CA 90057
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