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

Posts tagged “Soul

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


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 culture..lol 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


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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Paradigm…MAURICE WHITE..

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..

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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..

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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 Well Mr ALLEN TOUSSAINT..

This man was the backbone of Popular music who carried the torch of Ragtime influence throughout his compositions while being a major influence in Funk. Rest well Mr Allen Toussaint..#allentoussaint #NewOrleans #icon

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Trevor Satisfaction: DJ SEANO

Big shout out to the homie DJ Seano who has a copy of the new TREVOR SATISFACTION release “Real Good Time” featuring the lead single “She Came To Party”!! Available on the #iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/real-good-time/id1042649971!!! Big shout out The Do-Over!!! Shoot through with your costume! Vibes!!! #TrevorSatisfaction

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#shecametoparty #JettMusic #SoundwavesRadio #Seano #DoOver #Unique74


New Music: Trevor Satisfaction

Keeping the #weekend vibe in motion! I am super proud to announce another release that I am also the A&R #creativeconsultant for as well, a new artist by the name of #TrevorSatisfaction His album is entitled #RealGoodTime and let me assure you, the tracks seal the deal in honoring its title.  #ElectroPop #EDM #Rock #Soul with a party edge and #emo #newromantic approach !! The lead single #SheCameToParty is now available on #iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/real-good-time/id1042649971 Add it to your playlist!! (#DJ #Bloggers #ProgramDirector #Journalist #Editor please feel free to reach out to me for an advanced copy) #TrevorSatisfaction #shecametoparty #realgoodtime #JettMusic #Unique74

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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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