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

Posts tagged “FUNK

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

Happy 44th Birthday HIP HOP!!!

It is refreshing to hear the voice of authority and the iconic elder statesmen FAB 5 FREDDY grace the largest platform beyond television and radio. Ultimately, sharing the celebration of iconic figures in the genres of Funk, Rock, Soul and Afro Beat which helped produce the sound of Hip Hop culture!! Infinite Gratitude & Thank You KOOL HERC plus all of the day ones and ancestors that are the legs and shoulders of this rich artform. Thank You to the creative team at #Google for putting together a well researched and planned out presentation. . #googledoodle #fabfivefreddy #hiphop #funk #soul #rock #afrobeat #disco #jazz #breakbeats #street #dance #art #graffiti #ghetto #style #culture #influence #dj #bboy #djlife #bgirl #emcee #appreciation #love #unique74

The Fabulous Dramatics • Unsung

​Detroit Definitive. Finally got a chance to absorb The Dramatics Unsung episode. It was great to see the surviving members share wisdom and their climb to iconic longevity that put them in a class of their own..unchallenged. The prolific writing and production team of Tony Hester and Don Davis got an honorable mention which was one of my favorites highlights. They as a creative powerhouse seemed to have chosen the reclusive route while keeping their head buried in musical books to create a rich catalog that still stands to this very day. It was also great to see their musical peers make a surprise appearance while giving their insight on the magnitude for their body of work. #thedramatics #unsung #unique74

Livin’ For The Funk: SWITCH (Unsung)

​Finally braced myself to watch the profile episode. On a lighter note, is it just me or does Phillip (feather perm) seems like he was saying during the interview segment “oh that’s nothing..that’s just the half of it”! lmfao He was one of the funniest and candidly honest. There were some other funny highlights..Jody: “siiiiign the mathafacka!!”..lmfao!! I need to see the unedited interviews for the I don’t wanna give away too much. On a musical note, Phillip was a great lead vocalist as well, I had no idea that was him all these years (it’s in the genes as well..look up: Ingram Kingdom). Tommy is indisputably a beast bass player.. he had some serious thumps on all those recordings. Looking back makes me appreciate them more. For the record and as a fellow historian who personally witnessed that era, “Best Beat In Town” was irrefutably one of their staple jams..everybody had to turn in a “Dance Record”..even Rock bands. Knock it off…that song was huge in the hood. I can’t allow shade to be thrown on one of the best party jams of all time. Dont be putting a remix on history…go get your old Billboard stats..ijs #switch #unsung #unique74

Happy 76th Birthday George Clinton!! 

​He literally fused science fiction, advanced lyrical metaphor, street culture with extremely high level music theory. In my mind..he was and is a real life comic book hero! Happy Birthday GEORGE CLINTON!!

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: (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



An Innovator, Trailblazer and Shaman in Black Music, Popular Music and World Music..Thank You for opening our eyes and healing our souls.. Rest easy Mr MAURICE WHITE..


Remembering Clarence Reid aka Blowfly..

If you are a genuine student and savant of #Funk #Soul #RhythmandBlues #NorthernSoul #MiamiSound #Comedy. You are aware first hand that his body of work is paramount in the cultivation of these celebrated artforms. When you talk about REAL #songwriting and #production..his name is iconic. Last of the real ones and great ones..Rest easy Mr #ClarenceReid aka #Blowfly Keep his family in prayer and meditation..


Steely Dan Obsession

#NP There is such thing as a perfect song. If I had one song that I could play all night..”Peg”. The best 3:58 minutes. I have been obsessed with this song since it’s 1977 release. The one sided  panned flanger on keys are priceless. One of my biggest wishes is to hear the remaining parts of the song faded out with the epic #jaygraydon solo. The song and groove lock perfectly. Still waiting to meet “Peg” tho. #np #steelydan #michealmcdonald #chuckrainey #rickmarotta #stevekhan #tomscott #paulgriffin #dongrolnick #peg #musicmonday #unique74



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..


rest easy..