Tuesday, May 14, 2013
JOIN ME EVERY 4th THURSDAY FOR "THE FUNK FELLOWSHIP!!!
FROM GERMANY :: FIRST TOUCH DJ SET
Service begins on May 30th with a special U.S. debut DJ SET from our brother all the way from Germany, NANTHARA of FIRST TOUCH. We’ll begin the night with a special, all wax, Brazilian Funk and Modern Soul set from our other brother, “The Ambassador”. We’re also pleased to announce that San Francisco’s French\Funkster herself, Sabrina, will also be joining us for the night, spinning her signature feel good funk sound.
THE AMBASSADOR (Boulevard Nights, Brazilian Beats Bay Area)
VINYLRICHIE(Boulevard Nights, The Funk Fellowship)
A LIMITED MIX CD will be available for purchase at the event so make sure you arrive early!
If you love the FUNK, THE WHOLE FUNK, AND NOTHING BUT THE FUNK, we’d love to see you there.
El Amigo Bar
3355 Mission St
Music starts at 9pm
Muni: 14 & 49 bus lines stop right across the street. 24 bus line stops on 30th and Mission, approximately
1 block south
411 ON FIRST TOUCH MUSIC:
All the way from Mannheim, Germany, DJ’s and production duo,Nanthara and Jelly, have been pumping out honest, solid productions and DJ sets for nearly a decade. Their infinite love for Disco and Funk and the late 1970’s “Disco Sucks” movement fueled their desire to produce an updated, groovy signature sound, which came about in the early 2000’s. The result of the former 'Highsteppin Records' collective was their first release in 2005, the 'We Move' EP, which offered a unique blend of Nu-Disco, Italo Disco and Deep House; the first taste of what’s to come from the pair. In 2009 they released their first self-titled debut LP, which caught worldwide attention from international fans, DJ’s and producers such as Kon & Amir, DJ Friction, Rosjow Kretschmann (Jazzanova) and even disco legend Tom Mouton.
Followed by several remixes and edits, an appearance on the ‘Mercedes Benz Mixed Tape’ compilation brought them additional attention in many other outlets. The pair also received First Prize at the ‘Sunburst Band Remix Contest’, chosen by Dave Lee (aka Joey Negro) and the Z Records team, for their uncompromising and authentic Boogieness. After a long break in music production and dedicating most of their efforts to DJing and clubbing, the two have major plans for a new release in 2013. Stay tuned!
Monday, March 18, 2013
BOULEVARD NIGHTS :: EVERY 3RD THURSDAY :: EL AMIGO BAR (SF) Welcome "GROOVE MERCHANT RECORDS TAKE OVER" with our guest "CHOOL CHRIS" playing his box of 45s. As Usual Allen Thayer Nick Aguirre and Myself will be playing records. Music starts at 10pm
Monday, March 11, 2013
From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay an unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings, the most comprehensive documentation of life during this era of gang rule to date, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted the world over.
Rubble Kings is a feature length documentary about the New York city street gangs of the late ‘60s / ‘70s and their influence on hip-hop culture.
"The film's lively roster of former Savage Skulls, Black Spades, Assassinators, Ghetto Brothers, Hitmen or Turban Queens, expressively recalling and explaining gang culture, is matched only by its flood of down-and-dirty archival imagery." (Variety.com)
Independent and self-funded, Rubble Kings needs your help!
The movie is pretty much finished. Unfortunately we can't release or show the film beyond festivals or private screenings because the music rights and archival footage must first be cleared. Being able to pay for the songs and footage in this film is crucial to telling this story accurately and in its truest form.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Rubble Kings is filmmaker’s Shan Nicholson second feature length documentary. In 2009, Shan completed work on the critically acclaimed documentary Downtown Calling about NYC’s music and art scene in the late 70s. The film got an Honorable Jury Mention (Best Documentary Feature) at the Austin Film Festival and continues to draw audiences to private screenings.
For both Downtown Calling & Rubble Kings, Director/Producer/Editor Shan, was inspired by the turbulent yet artistically rich period of his childhood in New York City. In Rubble Kings young adults take it upon themselves to move past the violence and help out their communities. It is a story of triumph amidst adversity that hits close to home. Rubble Kings continues to garner press and sell out screenings; most notably is a write up in Variety Magazine and screenings at The Tribeca Film Institute Youth Screening Series and HBO’s International Latino Film Festival.
WHY THIS FILM MATTERS
We believe this story is too important to go untold! Rubble Kings is a film about courage, hope and survival against all odds, even in the harshest of circumstances. The message is especially relevant today, a time when gang related deaths are at an all time high among inner city youths. The film’s most important goal is to touch and inspire today’s at-risk youth.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Finishing this film is only going to be possible with your help!
Support our Kickstarter campaign!
Spread the word! Email your friends! Post to Facebook! Tweet it!
Check us out on the web: Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr!
Help us get press about this movie and our Kickstarter campaign! Share these news with bloggers, journalists, etc!
YOU WANT TO DONATE MORE THAN $10,000!? YOU WANT TO BE AN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!? YOU WANT TO BROADCAST AND/OR DISTRIBUTE THIS MOVIE!? YOU HAVE GREAT OLD FOOTAGE OR PHOTOS THAT WE MAY WANT TO USE IN THE FILM!?
Monday, February 18, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Check out my homie "E da Boss" new mix for the Blazing 45s party coming up. E-man asked me to create the cover for this mix. So I grabbed my camera and we did a photo shoot.
E Da Boss:
I made this mix in celebration of two things. First is the third anniversary of Oakland's 45 Sessions, where I have been a resident since the beginning and where Rhettmatic and Shortkut (Beat Junkies) are coming to play this month. Second is my debut at LA's Blazing 45s with Rich Medina.
The mix is all about moving your feet and dancing. No quick mixes or scratch tricks going on here, just 100 percent booty shaking sweet soul jams.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Check out the mini doc below.
The Egyptian Lover started out as a D.J. in Los Angeles with Uncle Jamms Army doing dances at the L.A. Sports Arena. He began recording around Los Angeles in 1982 as a member of the Radio Crew. In the early days of hip hop, albums were rare, so most of The Egyptian Lover's successful recordings were 12" singles. He would eventually release some of the earliest rap LPs, which was especially unique for being west-coast based, but they were less popular than his singles. But on the strength of containing an alternate mix of his most popular single "Egypt, Egypt", 1984's On the Nile was moderately successful. After a break in the early 1990s, Egyptian Lover returned in 1994 with "Back from the Tomb". His last full-length album in over ten years. Since then he has made "Platinum Pyramids" and "Electro Pharoh" (Digital MP3) and Album entitled "1984" due released in 2011. The Egyptian Lover also established his own record company, Egyptian Empire Records, which included artists such as Rodney O & Joe Cooley.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Narrated by Devendra Banhart.
This is the story of Tim Maia, possibly the greatest (and craziest) soul singer you never heard of. Infamous in Brazil, Tim was a soul grenade that exploded in the 70s. He single handedly revolutionized Brazilian popular music and had the best time ever doing it. His story is one of humourous excess in every way imaginable and there’s something for all the family: drugs, women, money, guns and even a UFO cult thrown in. He REALLY lived the dream, always with a smile.
This animated film has been created in a close collaboration between SuperHeroes Amsterdam, ShopAround and record label Luakabop, to celebrate Tim’s album launch and introduce the world to a soul superstar. After a decade of legal wrangling, Luaka Bop’s Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia is a fifteen track survey of Maia's 1970s recordings, completely remastered and packed with the sweetest warmest sun drenched soul you can imagine.
So don your white robes, drop a tab or two and get wild for Tim Maia’s first big worldwide release. VIVA TIM!
Rogier Vijverberg, Bert Dijkstra
COPY & SCRIPT
Momo & Sprits
BASED ON AN IDEA OF
RESEARCH & COORDINATION
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Paul Ruest & Argot Studios
Fernando Garcez do Carmo
EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO
Stream ‘Caminho Do Bem’ and ‘Que Beleza’ on SoundCloud:
See what the New York Times has to say about him:
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Reality Jonez is going to blow up this year! Old Sound, New Voice. Soul music is alive and well just listen...
Reality Jonez was born and raised in Pasadena, California, just fifteen minutes outside of LA. Surrounded by music at a young age, he vividly recalls, as a child, witnessing his step dad playing guitar in different bands during the 1980’s. Music would prove to be an indispensable form of release for Jonez, a troubled youth who looked to singing and songwriting in hopes of turning his life around. He counts Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson, and Curtis Mayfield among his influences, but is perhaps most inspired by Marvin Gaye, whom Jonez has garnered many comparisons to, with his rich falsetto and gritty, driven natural tone.
The ultra-slick, over-polished sound of today’s R&B music is a far cry from the days when vocalists and musicians sat down in the studio and recorded a song in one take, using nothing but their own abilities and talents. Of course, recording technology has come too far for that to be an efficient way to make music, but Jonez still seeks to keep a piece of that warm 60’s and 70’s soul sound alive. His records often ignore the sonic sensibilities of the post-hip hop age of digital recording, instead lending themselves to the era of early hi-fi, just coming out of the lo-fi mono sound of the early 1960’s. A Reality Jonez song will likely be backed by drums that sound dusty, yet roomy, with pianos adding nothing more than distant twinkles underneath sharp horn stabs. Jonez’ first single, a cover of Marvin’s “Stubborn Kind Of Fellow”, is a fitting debut, as it was Gaye’s first hit record.
Jonez opted to bring his “New Oldies” sound to life in an attempt to distinguish himself from the average contemporary R&B singer. Reality Jonez does not depend on auto-tune to polish his vocals, or upon “swag” to carry his artist image. Instead, you get nothing more than a sincere voice, crooning out words that you can relate to no matter what era you come from.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
was born in Gary, Indiana and raised in Pasadena, California. She vividly recalls watching her mother rehearse as a lead singer alongside other relatives and friends in the Pasadena-branded group The Roses. As a youth, she was exposed to countless volumes of 70’s soul and the electrified sounds of 80’s R&B, which shaped her sound immeasurably. Today, she counts a wide range of artists as influences, from Deniece Williams and Etta James to Stevie Nicks. Her voice carries two distinct characteristics that play into each other perfectly – A “so-retro-it’s-actually-new” twang that harks back to Evelyn “Champagne” King; the second, a jazzy vibrato that easily evokes the tender, smoky voice of Erykah Badu or even Billie Holiday. Moniquea is vocally equipped to sing contemporary R&B/soul, go the Amy Winehouse route, or bring back the synthy, dance-friendly sound of 80’s boogie funk – her current musical direction.
No stranger to the spotlight, Moniquea solidified her local presence by singing at Pasadena’s world-famous Rose Bowl at only 15 years old. Quickly moving past hometown boundaries, she went on to open for Westside Connection during the height of their success, and has since performed at nearly every reputable venue in LA – The Whisky, The Roxy, Viper Room, Cinespace, and more. She has also twice performed at the annual Taste Of Soul festival, and the Kingfest at Leimert Park, both drawing crowds in the thousands.
After independently releasing her self-titled debut in 2011, Moniquea joined forces with the Crown City Entertainment label to bring her vision of the revamped 80’s sound to life.
SOUL ON ICE
Wednesday, January 30 | 10p
djs Applejac, Injex, Daz-I-Kue & Jaycee
People, People! It's that time again, when we dust off the 45's and dig deep into the archives to pay tribute to one and only Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
Come help us pay tribute to the man, his music and his message! Donations accepted at the door, and all proceeds will benefit The James Brown Family Foundation.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Thank god we still have people like Theo Parrish... Watch this video and take some notes youngsters. You don't need to be digital 24/7! Are you a Beatnik, DJ, or selector?
Its pretty easy to be a DJ these days! Just look to the left! Theo said it best...
"Today DJ'ing is a conveience oppose to artistry"... ~Theo Parrish
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
Lucky enough to hear a few joints off the album, and I must say I'm excited for this release.. 1st Hip Hop album I'm actually looking forward to in 2013.
Until then enjoy this one...
Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Very excited for this movie!
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and--if he has his way--every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control.
It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop...except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart. "The Gangster Squad" is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD's efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
SOULFUL CHRISTMAS II (OLDIES, JAMES BROWN & FUNK CD/MIX)
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SOULEROS BALL REVUE – BOUELEVARD NIGHTS SF
SOULFUL CHRISTMAS II (OLDIES, JAMES BROWN & FUNK CD/MIX)
Compiled & Mixed by: The Homeboy Mad & VinylRichie
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(Tracklist is listed by Song Title, Artist, Record Label & on VinylRichie’s Tracklist; Year)
JAMES BROWN, CONTEMPORARY SOUL, GROUP HARMONY/OLDIES, NORTHERN SOUL & FUNK MIX
(Compiled & Mixed by: The Homeboy Mad)
1. SANTA CLAUS & HIS OLD LADY – CHEECH & CHONG – ODE
2. YOU'RE MY ONLY LOVE – JAMES BROWN – POLYDOR
3. YOUR LOVE WAS GOOD FOR ME – JAMES BROWN – POLYDOR
4. SOME TO TALK TO (PART II) – JAMES BROWN – POLYDOR
5. YOU ARE GIVING ME SOME OTHER LOVE – PENNY & THE QUARTERS
– QUALITY REPRODUCTION
6. WHEN I SAID GOODBYE (DEMO VERSION) 4 INCH – MAYER HAWTHORNE
7. LOVE IS THE FINAL TRUTH – FACTS OF LIFE – KAYVETTE
8. ANNA MAY – VENICE DAWN – WAX POETICS
9. SOMEONE SWEET AS YOU – STREET CORNER SYMPHONY – BANG
10. STOP TAKIN' ME FOR GRANTED – MARY WELLS – 20TH CENTURY-FOX
11. MY FOUR LEAF CLOVER – NICOLE WILLIS & THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS
12. BILLS TO PAY – JONNY K – FRYER MANTIS
13. FUNKY SIDE OF TOWN - JAMES BROWN – POLYDOR
14. POPCORN 80'S - JAMES BROWN – POLYDOR
80’S FUNK & BOOGIE MIX
(Compiled & Mixed by: VinylRichie)
15. MC.KINLEY JACKSON - LOVE OVERTURE - JERSEY CONNECTION RECORDS - 1984
16. STELLA – BRIDGE - CBS - 1981
17. I'M YOUR MAN – SPADE BRIGADE – SELECT SOUNDS - 1980
18. KEEP ON SMILIN' – DARWINS THEORY – LOTUS LAND & TAPES - 1979
19. GOT TO BE LOVED – CALIFORNIA FLIGHT PROJECT - UNKNOWN
20. DO IT – JERRY CHAMPION - CLAYBOARD - 1987
21. YOU'VE GOT IT – MICHAEL WYCOFF - RCA - 1983
22. SHAKE WHAT YOU GOT - J.P.s FORCE - SENSATIONAL - 1985
23. GOIN' KRAZY – KRANK - RUFF PRODUCTIONS - 1984
24. SHOPPING - JOSEPH - S & P MUSIC INC. - 1981
*Mix is compiled from vinyl sources and has not been mastered. Mix may contain hissing sounds, snaps, pops and some distortion.
*Souleros Ball Revue is a Catalyst for Youth fiscally sponsored program. This CD is not sold for profit and is a gift given to a donor in exchange of a donation. This CD is for promotional & fundraising purposes only! Thank you for your donation!
Miami’s Mansion nightclub are at it again kicking DJ Shadow off the decks on his Miami leg of his ‘All Bases Covered’ tour.
Turns out DJ Shadow’s music is ‘too future’ for the club that is never that far from controversy after kicking Dennis Ferrer off his set earlier this year.
Video footage from a fan captures the moment a club promoter tells DJ Shadow to leave the decks leaving a raucous pissed off crowd in his foot path.
As a ticketed and promoted event headlined by DJ Shadow its just hard to understand why they bothered booking him in the first place.
The on-going debate surrounding ‘table service’ calling the shots continues to rage. Watch DJ Shadow get kicked off the DJ decks
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Our official SOULFUL CHRISTMAS II CD Cover!
Cover art is derived from James Brown's Soulful Christmas LP & VinylRichie's stash of Old School flickas. This comp & mix is packed with over 20 rolas & 80 minutes of Rare familiars, Sweet Soul, Contemporary Soul, James Brown Ballads & Funk & 80's Boogie & Funk! This is a must have Rare Oldies & Funk CD goin' for only $5! We wanted to give everyone a li'l taste of what our Souleros Ball Revue & Boulevard Nights (San Fran) gigs are all about so The Homeboy Mad & Robert Vinylrichie Matus decided to mix this CD like a LIVE gig! No fancy mixes or scratches, just 80 minutes of non stop rolas! Tracklist will include song title, artist, label & on VinylRichie's mix, years as well! Only 50 copies will be pressed up for this particular event so 1st come, first served! Shaooooh! This BAAAD CD will be availible at: SOULFUL CHRISTMAS II this Saturday at 9pm, in San Jo, Califaz!