Tuesday, June 22, 2010
AFRO FUNKE' 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.