When I think of music, I think of music in its totality, complete. From the lowest blues to the highest symphony, you know, so what I'd like to do is exemplify each style of as many periods as I can possibly do.
Donny Hathaway

ZO and CHOKLATE perform FRIDAY JUNE 21

Strictly Social is back with another special live event, this time with ZO and CHOKLATE on the sweet stage. For the love of soul keeps this night going, always bringing you the next flava in the ongoing soul movement. Big ups to Nu-Soul Mag & Soul Union for keeping it movin.

ZO, producer/keyboardist of The Foreign Exchange celebrates his sophomore release Manmade which includes appearances from Phonte, Eric Roberson, Sy Smith, Jeanne Jolly, Carmen Rodgers, Anthony David, Choklate and more. http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/zo/

CHOKLATE, the soul songstress has released some classic underground soul records and has appeared on tracks with legendary artists like Blacksheep, Abstract Rude, Butta Verses, De La Soul, Gift of Gab and Chali 2na’s solo albums.

If you love soul then this night is not to be missed.
For Full blog and more info

DJ DESTROYER and SEANO on the one’s and two’s.
@Bootleg Bar 2220 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles CA
$15 @ Door | $12 pre-sale avail.

STONES THROW: OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON | Event and Documentary LA Film Fest

Finally it’s here, what has been getting filmed for the last couple of years has manifested itself as the premiere music documentary to be viewed at this years LA FILM FEST…

STONES THROW : OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON
tickets are available for its premiere on June 21&22 at
lafilmfest.com

On Thursday June 20th is the premiere party with many of the Stones Throw catalog come to life.

MADLIB
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF,
DAM FUNK
J ROCC
EGYPTIAN LOVER
THE LIONS
JON WAYNE
MYRON & E
VEX RUFFIN
DIVA
DOOBIE SISTERS
plus special guests

doors 9pm | 21+
@Exchange LA
618 S. Spring St. LA CA 90014 (DTLA)
 tickets starting at $25 @
flavorus.com/stonesthrow

WHAT THE FUNK – FELA vs JAMES BROWN | DJ SPINNA & RICH MEDINA Friday June 14

Footlong Development is at it again this time bringing you the new music tribute to the
God Father Of Soul JAMES BROWN & to the Afro Beat Pioneer FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI!!! 
with DJ SPINNA and RICH MEDINA at the helms. 

Spinning Funky JAMES BROWN Exclusives, Covers, JB Samples & Funky-Soulful Hits Of JBs` God Children & The Afro Funk Pioneer FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI`s Entire Music Catalog, Afro House, Afro Soul and more!

opening set by DJ JEDI

FRIDAY JUNE 14th, @THE ECHO 1822 Sunset Blvd LA CA 90026
$10 advance tix at wantickets.com/wtf
$15@door | 21+ | 9-2am
Some jams you might here…

Dj PREMIER + J.ROCC at Flava pics

There is going to be a time when it will be a hard occasion to be able to catch classic artists in person. Some will transition on leaving us to just speculate what it would have been like to see these artists on stage in their prime. The original hip-hop creators who had something to say and changed the music industry forever is now reaching new generations. Dj PREMIER plus J.ROCC and the quintessential radio dj duo Baka Boyz event at Icon Flava proved that the new generation is thirsty and that these artists still have relevance 20 years removed from when their records dominated the airwaves.
(To see FULL ALBUM PICS)
Here are a few top captures of this special night provided by Maricel Sison

DJ PREMIER + J.ROCC & MR.CHOC | Sunday May 26

Rolling Stone identified Premier as arguably Hip-Hop’s greatest producer of all time. There is no debate here on our end.

One half of legendary hip-hop duo Gang Starr, with emcee Guru (rest in peace) his unique production style is how he creatively chopped up samples which brought an innovative approach by having just a few sample elements drive the track, with purposeful sparseness yet having a powerful presence.

The list of artists he has blessed with production is countless, and when you are putting it down for Jay-Z, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Rakim, Common,  to Christina Aguilera recruiting him for her “Back to Basics” record, then your top game.

Most of us don’t get a chance to kick it with Premier in his studio environment as he creates his next masterpiece, nor do we run into him at our local coffee spot by our cribs to pick his brain a little. So the next best thing is to hear him deejay to not only get to hear his creative works along side supportive fans but also to hear the selections of music that has inspired him throughout his life.

DJ PREMIER
with J.ROCC and MR.CHOC
Sunday May 26
@Icon Ultra Lounge 1248 S Figueroa St  Los Angeles, CA 90015 | 9-2am | 21+
pre-sale tix available for $20 at: http://flavorus.com/iconflava

CUT CHEMIST & AMOEBA – KINGS of APRIL FOOLS

The headline was..
“CUT CHEMIST SELLS HIS ENTIRE RECORD COLLECTION TO AMOEBA HOLLYWOOD” . From what we hear, our friends at Amoeba have been saying people are still calling and showing up regarding what would have been one of the biggest record come-ups in the modern collection era.

The story seemed legit, from a quick read stand point, but little small clues gave you insight that something was not kosher. One of the main story components was CUT’S new affinity to MP3’s. Now if anyone has had the pleasure to kick it with this iconic Dj then you would know the mere mention of that acronym would cause him to rash up a bit with nausea requiring a fresh-air walk around the block before he could continue the conversation. Maybe that’s why he is juicing and meditating these days, practicing the art of letting go, to get himself prepared for the day when he might have to sell his lovelies. Just not on April 1st. 2013.
(FULL AMOEBA BLOG HERE)