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Respect: Unique74 remembers Edwin Birdsong..

My OG..Mentor..Master Teacher..Friend. It’s been difficult for me to grasp and put my thoughts together..still in disbelief.. All I can think of are his teachings, iconic back stories (Paradise Garage and his appearance on the original Chicago broadcast taping of Soul Train stand out in particular), epic moments and more than plenty laughs. He took music seriously..it was not a game. Classically trained and followed that strict old school regimen to a science. I recall one time we where in rehearsal and Uncle Bird stepped out for a minute (my brother @derekmckeith who graciously introduced us was witness to this particular event). I’ve never been shy on picking up drumsticks, we were waiting on the drummer who was running behind or had to reschedule (shout out Clinton) so I start jamming with the band. We get a groove for about a good 20 minutes. In my mind, I was Buddy Miles in that moment. Everyone seem to show approval of my playing. Bird walks back into the studio and im playing my best stuff man..I mean some stomp down grooves. Bird looked at me and said “Ski, can you turn on the drum machine?”. My ego was crushed for a millisecond. I got over it..lmfao I understood and respect the code of conduct when it comes to this journey of music. It’s a privilege..not a right. Please take a moment and check out his writing, production credits and catalog..you will be pleasantly surprised. His music will be with us forever and a day. Sending infinite love, gratitude and condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Love Mr Edwin Birdsong..standing ovation.. 👑


Unique74 Saturday Night Mix 10/3 LISTEN

Unique74 Revisited: For your Saturday night listening pleasure…https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/djaski/episodes/2013-04-15T09_00_28-07_00 #djlife #djaski #radio #truthseekersradio #unique74


A-SKI @ Funky Sole 7.28


On the job..classic House Party style

A scene from the warm up set last Saturday.. Graduation event..joint was lit..classic times..wish I had footage from throughout the night and closing!! When I show up..I show up ready to cook!! Another one for the books..🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥#djlife #djaski #unique74


DJ A-Ski…Summer Bookings..

In shape..looking good ..sounding good. I’m currently looking to expand my platform and concentrate more on the creative lane than self management. Im in search for a capable booking agent or booking manager for corporate, domestic and international bookings. Let’s do work. Let’s make history for the books. Hit my inbox..serious business only..or email: info@djaski.com (Domestic and International dates are of interest..vinyl or serato..I actually scratch and blend 👍) #Brazil #Australia #Germany #Japan #Paris #London #LA #NewYork #Vegas #Miami #Chicago #ATL #BayArea #SF #Philly #djaski #Unique74

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OG..

Its been difficult coming to grips in writing this and his departure. Earlier this year, I lost a dear friend, leader, mentor…my OG. There are a handful of people that I can sit down for hours talking about music and it’s spiritual essence. We would laugh and joke for hours while I would always walk away enlightened. His musical contribution runs deep in the DNA of great artists and iconic recordings. I miss my friend..but somehow I know he is always with me. Always remembering and celebrating Mr KEG JOHNSON Jr..

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rest easy..


Funk regiment

That’s when you got the Champale and reefer on lit fresh from the cleaners. 👊

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New Music: NowChild “Somethin’s Fishy”

I am proud to announce the debut release from a supernova of an artist straight out of #Bmore; who has worked with the likes of #StevieWonder #GeorgeClinton #BeastieBoys just to name a few (He also plays multiple instruments). I present to you #NowChild @NowChildMusic with his debut release “Somethin’s Fishy” is now available on #iTunes. Featuring the lead in single “Bail Out”. I also am performing as A&R #CreativeConsultant for this project and I assure you that #NowChild is an artist that you definitely want to check for; I highly encourage you to add this album to your daily soundtrack. He is also new to #Instagram please follow  @NowChildMusic and stay up to date. #ThankYou for lending me your ear and time. Download the album today!! #NowChild #BailOut #Bmore #Funk #Soul #Rock #Pop #iTunes #AppleMusic #JettMusic #Unique74 http://www.jettmusic.com

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Day 5

Post workout. Bout to get that protein shake in. Of course im listening to the #1 sound on #Soundcloud http://www.Soundcloud.com/Unique74 stays reppin’. #Unique74

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Long Beach Jazz Festival: Stephanie Mills Live!!

Ms Stephanie Mills live!! Over the top! Goin’ in on “Whatcha Gonna Do” Epic!! Stay winning!! #showmanship101 #Icon #LongBeachJazzFestival

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