Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Rammellzee "REST IN PEACE", 1960-2010
Sad news for hip-hop last night, as word spread that the groundbreaking graffiti artist and MC Rammellzee had died of as-yet-unknown causes. Born in Far Rockaway, Queens, a fixture of the fertile downtown New York scene of early 1980s, the mysterious figure known as Rammellzee is probably most famous for appearing in three films: Henry Chalfant's Style Wars, Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style (that's him rapping in Wild Style in the clip above) and, playing the role of "man with money," Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise. And for "Beat Bop," a song he made with his Bronx cohort K-Rob that was produced by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
When asked what an ideal night on the tables would be like, Ervin Arana describes the mood with images.
Smiling faces, low glowing lights, men whisking women onto a dance floor full of moving bodies.
Maybe it’s the keen photographer’s eye that has perfected his attention to details, and fine tuned his ability to
pick up on the subtle nuances of a crowd’s waxing and waning energy. Or perhaps it’s his 17 years as a respected
B-boy that’s nurtured his talent for singling out that obscure song that get’s people itching to get on the dance floor.
Either way, Ervin’s multilayered and evolving artistic life have definitely contributed to his career as a DJ.
A consummate crate digger, Ervin’s forte lays in bringing rare grooves, unexpected blends, and a more mature
musical palate to listeners; a style he likes to call “grown and sexy”. During the last 5 years, Ervin’s resume has
blossomed to include gigs in London, Moscow, Mexico City, and parties spinning alongside Music Man Miles,
Z-Trip, Rich Medina and DJ Sloe Poke. He is also a proud member of the Rock Steady Crew and resident DJ at
Root Down, one of LA’s most respected and longest running underground parties.
Whether he’s got his eye behind the lens documenting LA’s nightlife and bboy culture, on the dance floor catching
wreck in a cipher, or has his finger on the cross fader ready to make you move, Ervin Arana plans to make his
mark on the world.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rock Steady Crew TV feat The Legendary Crazy Legs with The Lunch Breaks @ 2pm EST @ www.crazylegsworkshop.com LIVE VIDEO and Chat Room
Sunday, June 13, 2010
RED HOT & COOL WILL BE ON JUNE 26th
CHARLIE ROCK "ROCK STEADY CREW, DOJO SOUNDZ, BEAT SWAP MEET"
DJ TREVOR YOUNG "DOJO SOUNDZ"
KIDRIZ "DOJO SOUNDZ , ARMORY"
NO COVER, NO DRESS CODE!!
CLASSIC HIP HOP, ORGANIC SOUL, & JAZZ ROOTS
21 & UP WITH VALID ID
THIS EVENT IS EVERY 4TH SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, COME THROUGH AND FEEL THE VIBES!!!!
kidRIZ and Basic Tuesdays presents:
"Beneath the Surface"
We invite you to come soak up a night of visual and musical experience. A collaboration of local San Diego Artists and Djs on a movement to express and deliver their creative talents.
21 and up ID required
Art Exhibited by:
Mark Skids will also be doing a live painting in addition to his series "Tribal" The painting will be sold for only $100 to the first bidder!
Photo Session Confessions by "Summer Visions"
A trunk show will be in effect with urban jewelry, clothing, and collectables.
Drop Besos Not Bombs!
Catering the sounds will be:
Charlie Rock (Dojo Soundz|Rock Steady Crew)
Cros One (Armory|Freestyle Session)
Bella Loki (Dojo Soundz)
Mane One (1520 Sedgwick Djs|SD Zulu Nation)
Basic's kitchen serves New Haven, Connecticut thin crust brick oven pizzas nightly until 2 a.m w/full bar!
Flyer by Branden Tintiangco (Dojo Soundz|Pacific Arts Dance)
We hope to see you there..Please spread the word!
Dojo Soundz|Armory Massive
Check the Throwback Show (Eddie B. Swift and Ramel) at 12 Eastern and then "Lunch Breaks" on Rock Steady TV with Crazy Legs at 2PM, spinning Break Beats and more!!! On www.crazylegsworkshop.com