Thursday, December 31, 2009

India's got breaks.....

Crazy hash smoking Indian hippies lay out some fresh break beats...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tommy Guerrero and Twist...

This the result when you combine a skateboard legend and a grafitti legend...


Need I say more?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

End of an era in the real LA club Scene

Clubs in Los Angeles are dime a dozen. However clubs that have substance and produce the best sounds\talent definitely don't come from the velvet rope,300 dollar bottle of vodka clubs. Rather they are down in the nitty gritty heart of downtown LA and surrounding area. Here at these places there are no stiff dress codes or snooty door men. Instead you come in to a place where social status is meaningless and the music is what really matters.

After going on strong well over 10+ years each, two of the best running clubs (Firecraker & The RootDown) in Los Angeles are coming to an end. These were the places to be heard rather than to be seen. I have had the pleasure to see so much talent perform at both these clubs and am really sad to see them come to an end. But when one chapter ends another begins and I'm sure those who were behind these legendary clubs will be back with something great for 2010 and beyond.

So I would like to extend my thanks to The Firecracker and The RootDown for the many fun nights filled with great music, people and positive vibes. Big ups to The Breakestra, Azul, This Kid Named Miles,DJ Sloe Poke, Kutmah, Loslitos, Praise one, Coleman,Alfred Hawkins and most of all DJ DUSK R.I.P.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Leo Limon's "LA River Cats"

I can clearly remember my first encounter with LA graffiti that really had an impact on me. At the tender young age of 4, I remember driving in our 1981 Volvo down the 5 freeway near Atwater Villiage\Los Feliz area and my Father pointing out the cat paintings on all the storm drain covers.

From then on I was amazed at the world of art work along the freeways. Whenever I would ask questions about it I would get hushed off about it by my mom who would just say "It's just stupid things that Cholos do". Which would then leave me with a unanswered question that I would go on to figure out on my own some years later, even at one point doing it myself.

However thinking back about it when the topic of LA River art came up recently in a conversation with a friend. I wanted to know who was the person behind these Cats from my youth that I remember so vividly. So I did a quick search and found out his name is Leo Limon.

Leo Limon has a place in the history of modern Chicano Art in the Los Angles area and still lives in East LA. . His work was heavly influenced by Los Four and his presence in the commnity spans 30 years. Still active in the art community, Limon has helped establish the Aztlan Cultural Arts Foundation.

Click here for more on Leo Limon.

Interview with Leo Limon

Click here for more on the LA River.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

“SKATEBOARD: Evolution and Art in California.”

The California Heritage Museum is proud to present “SKATEBOARD: Evolution and Art in California.” The show opens to the general public on Saturday, November 14, 2009 and continues through Sunday, May 30, 2010.

Click here for more info...

Dam_Funk - Mirrors

Stones Throws Dam-Funk just dropped the first video to his highly acclaimed album set Toeachizown. I am really anticipating forth coming Steve Arrington album which is produced by Dam-Funk set to come out sometime next year.

Monday, November 23, 2009

El Mac Y Retna in Salt Lake City Utah...

Looks like Retna and El Mac are still doing the damn but this time in Salt Lake City.
Titled "Ave Maria" check out the Upper Playground site for the rest of the story and more images click here


Sid and Nancy style...

Thursday, November 19, 2009


See Huitzilopochtli

I found this poor little guy outside my office at work. It seems that it has a hurt or broken wing. I'm going to see if I can take care of it until it gets better. Any suggestions? If I don't get any, I will take it to the pound.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush...

Lou Dog...

My new dog Louie

Art Show @ the Edison Buliding Downtown Pomona 11/14/09


Little Joe and Fonzy Airshot


Little Joe with Antonio Mejia from Good Time Charlies Tattooland

Little Joe and Chuey Quintanar from Good Time Charlies Tattooland

Here are some flix from the opening night of the unamed gallery at the Edison Building Lofts in Pomona. Many of the featured artist on display were some LA and OC's best in the tattoo and Airbrushing Scenes. Me,Shane,Dave and Little Joe layed down the tracks for the evening which had a great turn out. Until next time...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chico Mann on Beaterator

Looks like Rockstar Games teamed up with Waxpoetics and Chico Mann to create this Beaterator commercial. Its amazing how technology keeps pushing the music industry to new levels...Check out Chico Mann demoing the product...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Beyond Grandpa...

Beyond Grandpa is a hilarious short featured in the infamous Spike&Mike's Sick and Twisted animated festival. Check out their website to see when the festival comes to town.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

2009 BET Awards

I dont watch BET let alone pay any mind to their award shows. I came across this video from this years awards which features cyphers being led by DJ Premier looping the break from James Brown's Funky Drummer. BET was once a great place for real Hip Hop but it now lacks any content that worth mentioning. So it was a suprise to see them put out something like this on thier award show.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rabbits and Carrots...

It appears that the funky styles of James Brown and Charles Wright surely made their way across the US borders. Coming from the heart of Mexico's D.F. comes Rabbits and Carrots. Don't let the name fool you as these guys lay down some heavy Spanish covers of funk classics.


Friday, October 2, 2009

New World Order Is Coming...

Be aware of whats going on around you. Things arent what they try and make it seem to be. They are out there to decept you and treat you like sheep. Inform yourself and others.

For more info click here....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne "Green Eyed Love" (Classixx Remix)

This is what you get when you have a few great musical minds come together...

Cop It Here!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Madvillian at 2009 We The People Fest????

Could it be that Daniel Dumile AKA Zev love X AKA Viktor Vaughn AKA MF Doom will be performinig with Madlib as the duo known as Madvillian??? Or will it be an imposter like the 2007 shows? Lets keep our fingers crossed and keep checking for any late breaking updates on the line up of this years show set to go down Nov 21, 2009.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chico Mann...

Chico Mann is no new comer to the New York Music scene as he's been playing lead guitar for one of my favorite Afrobeat groups "The Antibalas". Chico Mann's Afrobeat roots are clearly present with a flare of classic electro sounds that only old school Casio keys can produce. He's has a few EP's (Manifest Tone Vols.1-3) as well as a handful of singles. I was able to catch one of his live performances on his brief west coast visit well over a year ago and I was blown away. He clearly sets a great vibe and make you move with his vibrant classic yet new sounds. I look forward to his next west coast visit, as he's hinted that it may be some time in the near future.


Monday, September 14, 2009

DJ Numark In The Mix @ The Do-Over

Here is a link to DJ Numarks mix from eariler this summer at the infamous Do-Over Sundays at Cranes Tavern.

Click here to download the mix...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fixed Gear...

There has been a lot of hoop-la about fixed geared bike these days and some see it as new phenomena. However fixed gear bikes have been around well over 100 years now. Also fixed gear track bike racing preempts automobile racing by a long shot and even deemed Major Taylor the first African American to become world champion in the history of competitive sport racing. So there is a lot of history behind these bikes. I myself have yet to ride a fixed gear bike or "Fixie" for short but recently it has gained more of my respect. Even some of the BMX companies like Volume, Subrosa and SE have jumped in and put out fixie frame and complete bikes. Although my love for BMX can not be changed, I look forward to building a Fixie pretty soon. So I'll keep you posted on my new venture as it begins.

SE Bikes PK Ripper Fixed Gear

Subrosa Malum

Volume Bikes Cutter

A Thomas Edison film of a man doing tricks on his fixed gear bike shot back in 1899.

See Major Taylor

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rey Fresco....

Rey Fresco hails from Ventura Cali and have generated quite a buzz on the indie music scene. These guys produce a unique sound that is comparable to no other band out right now. Around this time last year I saw them perform at the Pasadena Jazz Institute and was blown away by their talented blend of music.

Click Here To Listen to their album "All In Awe"


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rusty hates my finger....

My neighbor's dog hates my finger...


These guys are some new comers to the LA music scene and have really grabbed much attention and buzz for all the right reasons. This LA based DJ\Producing duo have recently become one of my favorites. My first taste was their remixes of Phoenix's latest hit "Lizstomaina" and The Ting Tings "Shut up and let me go". Click on the links below to download some of their DJ sets.

42:33 Mix

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fire in the Azusa Canyons!!!

Our beloved canyons above Azusa are on fire! They have estimated that there have been 750 acres burned so far. I send my best to all those hard working peeps who are working to contain this fire.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Freestyle Sessions 2009...

Poland Vs. Spain

Mr. Wizard doing his thing in the 1st round popping competition

Paying respects to the one and only J-Dilla

A blurry pic of Chuco and Little Joe

Chuco Vs. Mr.Wizard

This past weekend my boy and I took a trip to the infamous Circus Disco in Hollywood to attend day 1 of this years Freestyle Sessions. The venue was packed with B-Boys, Poppers and Lockers from around the world. There were many familiar faces and new faces to this dance community right long with some of the worlds best.