This Friday night April 26, 2013, I am teaming up with the fam at Soulection to bring you Pictures On Silence. The event is a showcase for Soulection artist Atu who has an incredible style of R&B-infused electronica. Special guests include Esta, Joe Jay, Andre Power, and Andres who are all apart of the Soulection family.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Thursday, March 07, 2013
I am back with another edition of ART+SOUL this Saturday March 9, 2013. This time I booked hip-hop/soul/experimental artist Stacy Epps and recent Low End Theory and Boiler producer/DJ Mike Gao. This is going to be a hot sexy fusion of soul and beats that I am really looking forward to. As usual there will be vendors, live art and food to keep things interesting!
Tickets are available for just $6 via http://aurareleaseparty.eventbrite.com
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
I am back at it again. Grammy weekend is upon us in LA so it's time to do a big show! In years past I have put together a big lineup of artists but this year I decided to scale back at least a little bit. Instead I am hosting an intimate show for Jesse Boykins III. He probably had the biggest show I was involved with in 2012 so bringing him back was a no-brainer. If you like sexy, soulful vibes with plenty of style then Jesse is your man.
Tickets are available at http://
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ed Freeman is probably my favorite photographer to shoot with. We had a duo shoot scheduled this past weekend but with the flu going around the other model had to cancel. Rather than waste the time we did a quick shoot of just me in his gallery. Ed is going to manipulate this image in some crazy way but he sent me the raw shot of just me, my hair and my booty against a white wall. Looking forward to seeing the final image but in the meantime I love this image!
I am back at it with another edition of Strictly Social. Now in its 5th year my ongoing collaboration with DJ Destroyer is my true stamp on the Los Angeles scene. I have been able to book a cross section of progressive artists who truly represent the Nu-Soul vibe. While I am no longer doing these shows on a monthly basis I am more interested in doing these shows when I have access to an artist who fits the vibe of what I am trying to create.
On Saturday January 19, 2012 I am proud to present Brooklyn's Melo-X. This producer, rapper, and remixer became known for remixing Maxwell's most recent album but he has put his touch on awesome remixes of Rihanna, Lana Del Rey and Quadron. Truly next level sexy beat shit!
Check out http://meloxtra.com
and get tickets for just $6 at http://ssmelox.eventbrite.com
Monday, January 07, 2013
I am coming back strong in 2013 with another edition of ART+SOUL on Saturday January 12. Neo-soul artist LINA will be performing her own brand of jazz meets soul meets swing! Looking forward to my first event in the New Year. Hope you can make it out.
You can RSVP to http://tinyurl.com/artsoulLina for $5 entry before 10pm
Get all the details via Facebook HERE
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
My big event ART+SOUL is back on Saturday November 3, 2012. It takes so much work but I love putting together with creative endeavor. This time in addition to the art, music, and jewelry and clothing vendors we will have food as well. Should be a great time.
You can get more details HERE
Or you can just RSVP HERE
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I was a featured extra in a promo/video for a Nickelodeon boy band called Big Time Rush a while back. I played the engineer in the studio as the band is recording the song. It was a pretty fun day I must say. I finally found the clip and yes I am in it! It came out pretty cool and I definitely look like I belong in a studio setting. Check it out.
I am back spinning at Broke As Fck my monthly breaks and bass party with Eva. Come catch me spinning the opening set at 9pm. It's al;ways FREE and beers are always $4 until 11pm. Come on down to Hollywood and Western and get some Bass for that ass!
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
I was lucky enough to do an in-person interview with Flying Lotus about a month ago. He was gearing up for the release of his new album (which comes out today) and I have been wanting to get him up on Nu-Soul for a while. I am really proud of this piece. I think I found out some things about Flying Lotus beyond just his music and it was a great, laid back experience for both of us.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
I am back with another edition of my big event ART+SOUL this weekend. I love putting together this show. Its a whole lot of work but it is quite rewarding. With over a dozen showcasing artists and vendors plus the actual performers this event is definitely a huge undertaking but I love doing it! This is a great chance to come check out the downtown arts scene and best of all we keep it FREE (for the most part)
Basically you just need to RSVP to http://tinyurl.com/artsoulsept2012
and you will get in free before 11pm
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
No matter how you look at it 5 years of doing anything is a pretty solid achievement. On August 23, 2012 I will be celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Strictly Social, the event that I began in August of 2007 with DJ Destroyer and Lucy Beer. While Lucy is no longer on board, Destroyer and I kept things going and produced a night that was unique in Los Angeles. The concept has always been to present soul music with an edge in a very contemporary and party driven way. As the main event showcase for my website Nu-Soul, Strictly Social became the place where I could book the artists that I thought were amazing. Surprisingly enough there were lots of people in LA who thought these artists were amazing as well.
Over the years I have hosted some truly outstanding performers both local and international, all the while helping to foster a community of artists in LA. Strictly Social has become more than I have ever imagined over the years. We have taken the show on the road to New York, San Francisco and San Diego, released several mixtapes and been the first to take a chance on some unknown artists. I have worked with such amazing people as N'Dea Daavenport, Sy Smith, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Lisa Shaw to name a small few.
For our 5th Anniversary we are taking things up a notch and moving to a new venue. The Echo in Echo park is going to be our new home and its a step up for sure. This well loved venue holds 350 people often has a show every day of the week. They have the knowledge, staff, and marketing to help take Strictly Social to the next level.
I am so excited to continue the journey of Strictly Social and I am committed to bringing the best lineups that I possibly can. I have always tried to find a balance between biggers names, buzzy new acts, and underground innovators over the years and I will continue to do so!
Please check out Strictly Social at http://facebook.com/lastrictlysocial or http://twitter.com/StrictSocialLA
To purchase tickets for the 5th Anniversary show go to: http://www.theecho.com/
Thursday, July 05, 2012
This Saturday night (July 7, 2012) I present another of my ART+SOUL series of events. This time the headliners are Hawthorne Headhunters a group that consists of Coultrain (who I have worked with many times) and Black Spade (who is one of the first artists I did a show with). Their latest album is out on Plug Research which is the same label that has released recent music from Sonnymoon, Bilal, and Thavius Beck. Get all the details from the flyer and I hope to see you there!