The Silicon Valley.  Shot from Mission Peak, Fremont. 
So good to get out of the house after being home with a cold for a while.  Getting in the right headspace for all work, adventures and inspiration lined up in the upcoming year.  2012 was such an amazing year for me musically/culturally and I just wanna keep the energy going.  Much love to the folks I connected w/ in 2012.  Onwards & upwards yall. 

The Silicon Valley.  Shot from Mission Peak, Fremont. 

So good to get out of the house after being home with a cold for a while.  Getting in the right headspace for all work, adventures and inspiration lined up in the upcoming year.  2012 was such an amazing year for me musically/culturally and I just wanna keep the energy going.  Much love to the folks I connected w/ in 2012.  Onwards & upwards yall. 

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Had the good fortune of spinning with the homies Sig-O, SmoovGroovs & Nerstylist about a week ago at The Pagoda in San Jose.  All of us had talked about collaborating for a whiille so it was ill just to see it come to fruition.  Nerstylist and I used to do a monthly party called Substance and SigO & SmoovGroovs used to throw one called The Pickup so we definitely had that love of uptempo dance music going for us. 
My hometown San Jose doesn’t always get much love for it’s nightlife but thankfully the party gods gave us a great night =) Helluva way to round out the end of 2012.  Lookin forward to more of these in 2013! 

Had the good fortune of spinning with the homies Sig-O, SmoovGroovs & Nerstylist about a week ago at The Pagoda in San Jose.  All of us had talked about collaborating for a whiille so it was ill just to see it come to fruition.  Nerstylist and I used to do a monthly party called Substance and SigO & SmoovGroovs used to throw one called The Pickup so we definitely had that love of uptempo dance music going for us. 

My hometown San Jose doesn’t always get much love for it’s nightlife but thankfully the party gods gave us a great night =) Helluva way to round out the end of 2012.  Lookin forward to more of these in 2013! 

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Video from the highly anticipated Julio Bashmore set in SF over the weekend.  UK funky…90’s house jams…and more!   The venue was super ill.  We did a SOfit event at that spot a couple of months ago so I had an idea of the layout and space but gotta give it up to DJ Dials and Lights Down Low for coming correct with the sound, lighting and line up.  I feel like SF nights like those are rare so when they happen….ya gotta savor it for a minute.   Hoping for many more in 2013! 

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This is the first Ableton beat I’ve publicly shared! Shout to to my SFNY fam! As a recent Bay Area to NY transplant I can confidently say no other event has captured the bi-coastal connection in music and social life quite like SFNY. Catch their final event July 5th 2012 in SF!

SFNY Wrap Party with Nelson George, featuring the Bay Area premiere of Brooklyn Boheme. The afterparty requires a pre-sale ticket. No tickets will be sold at the Clift hotel.

Tickets: http://sfny6.eventbrite.com
More info: http://fusicology.com/events/?event_id=55569

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World Famous Beat Junkies turn 20

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DOWNLOAD: Treasure Fingers - Hennessy & Sunshine [soundcloud]


Tracklist:

01. The Whispers - It’s A Love Thing 
02. Evelyn “Champagne” King - I’m In Love 
03. Fonda Rae - Touch Me (All Night Long) 
04. Howard Johnson - So Fine 
05. Five Star - Let Me Be The One 
06. Carl Carlton - Dance With You 
07. Sister Sledge - He’s The Greatest Dancer 
08. Shalamar - A Night To Remember 
09. Diana Ross - Upside Down 
10. Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) 
11. Billy Ocean - Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) 
12. Young And Company - Strut Your Stuff 
13. Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep 
14. Bar-Kays - She Talks To Me With Her Body 
15. Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - For Those Who Like To Groove 
16. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much

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Upcoming NYC Events!

Wednesday (weekly) May 16 PROPS at LPR w. Rich Medina & Akalepse. 10PM - late. 
- One of the most consistent nights in NYC. Hip hop, soul, house, afrobeat & more. With those residents you know the music’s gonna be good. 

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Thursday May 17 Brazilian Dance Party FREE 7PM-10PM  
w/ Nation Beat, Maracatu NY, DJ Greg Caz. Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park = awesome outdoor venue! 
- I volunteered there last week. It was ill! If you love Brazilian music like myself it’s a must! 
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events/celebrate-brooklyn-brazilian-dance-party

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Friday May 18 Roller Disco @ Dekalb Market.  6PM-1AM. 
Roller skate to disco jams!
http://dekalbmarket.com/may-18-down-derby-roller-disco-6pm-1am/

Friday May 18 (weekly) Freedom Party at LPR 11PM - 4AM
NYC’s longest running weekly Friday-night dance party. 9 years old and counting!  I hit this up when DJ Eleven guest DJ’d. Dude…top notch! DJ Cosi, DJ Herbert Holler, DJ Marc Smooth got a good thing going on! 
http://freedomdanceparty.com/

Friday May 18 Electric Daisy Carnival Day 1 of 3 @ Metlife Stadium
- Huge EDM festival w/ the biggest names in dance music. 
http://electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork/


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Saturday May 19 BK Flea Record Fair Inside Smorgasburg FREE11AM - 6PM 
http://www.brooklynflea.com/2012/04/18/flea-record-fair-1-may-19/

Saturday May 19  Googa Mooga Day 1 of 2. 11AM-9PM
The Roots, Holy Ghost, James Murphy DJ set, wine tasting & more! 
http://www.googamooga.com/

Saturday May 19  EDC Day 2 of 3 @ Metlife Stadium
http://electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork/

Saturday May 19 10:30PM - 4AM CRAZY $INCE DA 90$ FREE
-  My peoples BRENDAN B, STEFONIX & BIANCA take us back to the 90s!  
https://www.facebook.com/events/332231530181262/

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Sunday May 20 Googa Mooga Day 2 of 2
Escort, Hall & Oats, wine tasting & more!
http://www.googamooga.com/

Sunday May 20 718 Sessions at Santos Party House 6PM - 1AM. 
Danny Krivit + special guest Pal Joey!! 
- I went last month and I must say it was one of the best parties I’ve been to in NY. Disco, soulful house, modern soul & more. They come hella correct! 
http://www.santospartyhouse.com/event/index/id/2889 

Sunday May 20 EDC Day 3 of 3 @ Metlife Stadium
http://electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork/

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Monday May 21 Giant Step Presents Rich Medina at Le Bain 8PM - 1AM. 
- this will be Giant Step’s third month of this series.  The first two parties were SUPER DUPER on point and I expect this one to be as well =)

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Wednesday 5/23 10PM - late. Lyricist Lounge 20 yr Reunion hosted by Black Thought! at LPR 
Black Thought, J Period, Just Blaze, Bush Babies, Rich Medina, Akalepse & more!
http://fusicology.com/events/?event_id=53709

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Thursday 5/24  Kissey at CAMEO in W-burg! 8PM showtime.
She came out with some of my favorite nu-soul tracks of the late 00’s and now she’s back w/ new material!  
 
Thursday 5/24 Jean Grae at DROM. Show: 9:45 pm (event ends at 12:00 am) 
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/117623/

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Friday 5/25 Rare Radio Show crew LIVE at Bellwether in Brooklyn! 9PM - late
Special guest Easy Mo Bee! Also, Emskee, Monk One, Tomcat & Randy Anderson. Unadulterated classic and obscure dance music from the 70’s to the present will now! VINYL ONLY
https://www.facebook.com/events/127410850717318/

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Saturday 5/26 I Love Vinyl 3rd Anniversary party at LPR 10PM-4AM
The Twilite Tone, Ge-Ology, Jon Oliver, Scribe, Amir & OP! drop fine dancefloor treats! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/203517466435219/

Saturday 5/26 The Rub at Bellhouse BK 10PM - 4AM
One of NYC’s most well-known parties! BK style DJing done well. Very well.  Special guest DJ Nick Catchdubs + residents Eleven & Ayers. 
http://www.itstherub.com/?page_id=2056#715

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Sunday May 27 Do Over at Dekalb Market 2PM-10PM
The uber popular Do Over brings their backyard party steez to NY.  It’ll be packed and shakin up in there!  
http://www.thedoover.net/ny/

Sunday May 27 Mister Sunday Opening Party (Gowanus BK) 3PM - 9PM
- Just found out about this one but the after party (see below) features Todd Terje so gotta be worth putting down! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/353532488042080/

Sunday May 27 Mister Sunday afterparty (Clinton Hill BK) 10PM - laaate
- Guest DJ Todd Terje! + Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter 
https://www.facebook.com/events/335256183213144/

Sunday May 27 The Neptunes vs Timbaland (w/ DJ Brainchild & Dee Phunk) @ Open House.
https://www.facebook.com/events/102188806587257/
Peep Brainchild’s mix! Shit is ridiculous. http://www.djbrainchild.com/mixes/nepstim.zip 

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Wed 5/30 Flosstradamus at Drom 
- Coming back out w/ their new Ableton set! Trap, beats, party rockin… 
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NYC concerts & more May 6th - May 13th

Whirlwind of events coming up! Maybe this is the beginning of that NYC summer everyone’s been telling me about! 

Sunday May 7 (Brooklyn, Bed Stuy) Vodou
My first club gig in NYC! Vodou 95 Halsey Street Brooklyn, NY 11216.  Jazz/funk/fusion band Meridian performs live too! NO COVER! 
Monday May 8 (Meatpacking District) Cielo 
Francois K & Todd Terje!  Amazing line up.  Experience what many say is the best sound system in New York! 

Tuesday May 9 (Brooklyn) BAM
Screening of The Box That Rocks: 30 Years of Video Music Box. Footage = Rare interviews and live performances + Q&A w/ Ralph McDaniels! 
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=4212

Thurs May 10 (Brooklyn). Brooklyn Bridge Soul Dance Party w/ Rich Medina. (FREE!) http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events/celebrate-brooklyn-soul-dance-party. Dude. It’s Rich Medina…you know the music’s gonna be on point!

Friday May 11. (Le Poisson Rouge) Jose James & Taylor McFerrin. http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/artist/4068
Jazz though a hip hop lens. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDvO—aO3k

Friday May 11. (Meatpacking District) Mixologi (hip hop, soul, remixes etc) A couple of my Bay Area promoter friends are throwing this. Dj Sharp, So Super Sam & more on deck!  Bringing good people together. Good vibes. It’s gonna be a good one =) 
https://www.facebook.com/events/282079721867627

Saturday May 12 (Brooklyn) I Love Vinyl.  Top quality selections w/ some of NYC’s illest crate digging DJ’s.  The Twilite Tone, Ge-Ology, Jon Oliver, Scribe, Amir, OP!
The venue is ill too! 

Satruday May 12 (Le Poisson Rouge) Wonder-Full. Spinna plays Stevie Wonder aaaalll night looong!
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/239926

Sunday May13 - Mother’s Day. Word to your momz 

Enjoy yourself!
Bluz
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daughtersofdilla:

thefader:

RIP ADAM YAUCH
colossal loss of a truly positive force in the world

Colossal…

daughtersofdilla:

thefader:

RIP ADAM YAUCH

colossal loss of a truly positive force in the world

Colossal…

(via lexxdigs)

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http://soundcloud.com/djbluz/djbluzclearday7Soul, edits, Brazilian & other funky treats!
Been in New York going on 3 weeks now! So far so good!  The music, the DJ’s, the people and the ENERGY!! UGH! I’m just soaking it all up like a sponge =)   I recorded this to give folks out here an idea of the stuff I spin.  Hope you enjoy it! 

http://soundcloud.com/djbluz/djbluzclearday7
Soul, edits, Brazilian & other funky treats!

Been in New York going on 3 weeks now! So far so good!  The music, the DJ’s, the people and the ENERGY!! UGH! I’m just soaking it all up like a sponge =)   I recorded this to give folks out here an idea of the stuff I spin.  Hope you enjoy it! 

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