Monday, November 22, 2010

November 2010 4onefunktion & Past 4onefunktions...

I may say, that I'm proud to be apart of the 4onefunktion. This event is one of the most innovative events thrown on the west coast if not the whole country, in terms of pushing to art of the creative DJ and Producer.  This month is no different as we have Weezy of the Bangerz Performing a live Beat "Showcase." 4onefunk along with A-ron The Don will also be rocking a 2x4 set.  Come this Saturday, November 27th at the Elbo Room, San Francisco and dance you "Jive-Turkeys!"

Watch Past 4onefunktions: BangerzComputer Jay, Dibia$e, Eric Bobo & Rhett, Triple Threat

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chinatown Basement Boogie: Sweaterfunk SF

When I was a little kid, my pops used to take me to Chinatown but on the Stockton St. side, where he would buy stanky funky fish to take home and cook.  I used to hate going with him and he would lose me on occasion.  Forward 20 plus years later and I'm on the Grant St. side playing records with some of the most fun and funky people I've ever met.  Listen as Me, John Blunk, Mama Bear and Co. play very tasteful boogie, funk, and soul tunes.  Done live, all wax...and an occasional skip.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hapon Fonk~日本ファンク

One of these days, I'd like to go and visit Hapon (Japan in Pilipino language).  For now, I can only imagine what it would be like.  Here is Hapon in sight & sound from my view afar...

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cut & Pasted: Her Electoe Funk Mix

This is an old mix I put out that got lost in the shuffle.  It's a mix that I did a "cut & paste" style to.  I used to love listening to these types of mixes when I was younger.  This style of editing is one of the most creative styles you can do in an audio application or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).  Done with turntable skill and an ear for flavor.  Hope you enjoy the sound journey you'll take part in.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Accepted "Youth" Eclectic

I did a show a few weeks back on Accepted Eclectic on  The show was the Skratchpad Edition and it was geared toward the youth of Bay Area Hip Hop DJing.  The Accepted Eclectic Crew invited Bay Area Legend DJ Quest and his students from Horizons Unlimited SF. I also brought a student from Ryse in Richmond.  In a generation of "I" and "Me" we can't forget about the youth who are the future of this movement.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Soul Good Boogie Sampler is for you!

This is just a sampler of a mix I did prior doing sets at Funkmosphere and Sweaterfunk.  I just wanted to record myself mixing these tracks.  I made about two years ago and it's not too long.  Late 70s early 80s Disco, Boogie, Funk and Soul.  Enjoy!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

30 to the M Thoughts ~ "Tribal mind in an urban environment"

This is old work from a few years ago.  I made this audio track and music video from my commutes to school and back on the 30 and M.  I thought, "wouldn't it be cool to just scratch on a bus?" So I made my vision come to life!  Enjoy the audio track and music video

30 to the M Thoughts:

Audio Track

Music Video
Don't Forget a Transfer!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The October Lefty: "Off-Hand" Scratching

I've been cutting a lot recently with my left hand.  I usually teach my students (I teach beginning and advanced DJing) with my left hand because I can do the basic scratches more fundamentally.  The funny thing is, I got better with that hand.  I recently got to scratch with Q-Bert and Quest on separate occasions and it gave me confidence to make these videos.  I'm dedicating this to Madison Bumgardner for being an outstanding left-handed pitcher and helping my San Francisco Giants for winning the World Series!  Enjoy and Go Giants!

October Lefty in SF: Act 1

October Lefty in SF: Act 2