What a great way to start off a wonderful Saturday! It’s been awhile I know, however I’m back and sometimes there are things that need more attention then what they originally received. Thanks to DJ Rahdu for his kind words and posting “Saturday Night” on Bama loves Soul! Make sure you check him out, he always has dope music offerings on his blog! Just click on the logo above to check it out.
Come join us for a great cause, location, wine, food and music provided by yours truly! This event sells out fast…so don’t hesitate!
PINK OUT! SF 2012 RETURNS TO BUTTERFLY TUESDAY MAY 8TH IN CELEBRATION OF FINE ROSE!
The Pink Out! SF celebration at Butterfly restaurant will feature an extensive walk-around tasting of 40-plus classic still and sparkling rosés from throughout the world, accompanied by delicious appetizers and chill DJ grooves by Durojaiye Versatile. Chef Lam will once again dished up rosé-inspired Pan-Pacific appetizers from sustainably and organically sourced ingredients. Guests are encouraged to sport their most fun and entertaining pink attire.
Rosé Avengers & Producers and Chef Lam of Butterfly restaurant host the 8th Annual PINK OUT! SF on Tuesday, May 8th 2012. TasteLive — the world’s premier online tasting community — will host a live streaming broadcast from Butterflywith wine bloggers tasting remotely from around the U.S. The virtual tasting is sponsored by CellarPass and will feature a variety of rosés styles from sparkling to still to Port! Featured wines include Gloria Ferrer 2007 Brut Sparkling Rosé, Chateau D’Esclans 2011 Whispering Angel Rosé, Envolve 2011 Sonoma Mountain Rosé and Croft Pink Rosé Port. The trade and media portion of the event will take place from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. The consumer tasting happens from 6:30pm to 9:00pm with tickets on sale now.
Our charity partner for 2012 is Worth Our Weight, a non-profit organization that apprentices young people age 16 to 24 who have faced major challenges in their lives. We’ll host a raffle to win a wine country getaway to the Flamingo Spa & Resort in Santa Rosa, California.
2012 Wineries to Date (More signing on weekly!)
Abiouness Wines, Amorosa Bella, Carneros Wine Co., Château D’Esclans, Chateau Roubine, Cornerstone Cellars, Croft Pink, Cune Rioja Rosado, Dashe Cellars, Define Wines, Dunstan Wines / Durell Vineyard, Ellipsis Wine Company, Envolve Winery, Freixenet, Gloria Ferrer, Handley Cellars, Isabel Mondavi Wines, Kokomo Winery, Korbin Kameron, Kristine Ashe Vineyards, Lasseter Family Winery, Marotti Campi Brut Rosé, Midsummer Cellars, Muscardini Cellars, Peju Province Winery, Pisoni Vineyards, Robert Oatley Vineyards, Segura Viudas, Six Sigma Ranch, Tedeschi Family Winery, Think Tank Wine Company, Truett Hurst, VML…
CLICK to buy Advance Tickets: $35 per person (this event has sold out every year, there are no cash refunds) on MOGOTIX.com
I came across this on True Skool today!
I haven’t posted in some time and this is the best first post I could put up to start things up again! I didn’t know I could appreciate his music more than I already did! The ILLEST producer to have walked the earth and thank you for sharing your amazing body of work!
Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.
J.Dilla is Still Shining.
(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.
The folks over at Applied Acoustics Systems asked me to create a demo for their new plug-in “Chromaphone”. I use their plug-in Strum Acoustic Session on everything that I use guitar in! So…I said yes of course. The only thing was…I could only use Chromaphone in the creation of the track. (listen to the track below)
Chromaphone is pretty sick! It is very user friendly (especially visually) and you can easily manipulate sounds and make them into anything you want. It is truly a “Creative Percussion Synthesizer”!
My man @vegasoul heard the track and asked, Why didn’t you do an album? That question has now sparked a project, probably an EP though! With that said it’s time to get to work!
Reflections (at least the name for now):
I played a small role in this indie film by scoring a scene for it… I’m proud to say, “Light of Mine” was selected by the American Film Institute (AFI Fest) and will be showing in the “Breakthrough” movie category!
Show times will be
Saturday, Nov 5, 7pm @ The Egyptian – Spielberg Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
Tuesday, Nov 8, 1pm @ Chinese 6
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tickets are free and will be first come first serve @
available at 10am Nov 27.
I can’t wait!
I just got my computer back from Apple this evening and it was a good thing I re-checked my email. I completely over looked the email notifying me that “Saturday Night” was selected to be apart of Virgin America’s In-Flight Airplay/Entertainment for the month of December and the file had to be turned in my Monday the 26th. I guess I was half asleep when I first viewed it on my phone.
So…if you’re traveling on Virgin America during the month of December (which is one of the busiest months to travel), make sure you tune into the Sonicbids channel!
It’s been awhile since my last post…I’m still putting things together slowly but surely. While preparing for the next two projects (which is taking longer than I expected), Saturday Night was released as a free download and is now apart of Quicksilver Pro Events along with Rozanski’s “Creepy Neighbors Remix”. The Quicksilver Pro site will also feature a profile page along with all the other artist included.
It will be played during 2011 Quicksilver Pro France and Gold Coast, 2001 King of the Groms France (on demand), 2011/2012 Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Hawaii and 2012 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Surfing Events.
I’m definitely excited about this promotional opportunity!
Yesterday I got an email from ma man Chris who wrote about “The Fermented Sessions” awhile back at Les Enfant Terribles. I’m happy to be apart of his own thing at Odd Bloggings.
“Saturday Night” is apart of his Free Music Friday and he mentions some nice things about the track.
I’m honored to now be an “OB fave”.