Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Eric Lau - One Of Many (Review)


I am a huge fan of Eric Lau, the incredible British producer of Asian descent. Check out my review of his beautiful new album One of Many over at Nu-Soul Mag. If you love proper soul music then this is for you.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Strictly Social presents Zo! & Choklate


My signature event Strictly Social is back on Friday June 21, 2013 with a very special show! Zo! of the Foreign Exchange will be joined onstage by Choklate for what is sure to be one of the best soul shows in LA this year. It will also be the first time I am producing a show at the Bootleg Bar which is a fairly new venue in the city that has been gaining a lot of buzz for some great shows.

Go ahead and grab your tickets

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Nu-Soul X Soulection present Pictures On Silence Live - Friday April 26, 2013

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. 



Monday, April 15, 2013

My interview with Kaytranada

Check out my interview with Montreal based beatmaker Kaytranada. He is making waves with his sexy R&B influenced sound.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My interview with Dawn Richard


I got to chat with Dawn Richard(formerly of Danity Kane and Diddy Dirty Money) about going indie, battling dragons and her admiration of Bjork and the Cranberries.





Thursday, March 07, 2013

ART+SOUL w/ Stacy Epps + Mike Gao - Saturday March 9, 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

Jesse Boykins III Live in LA - Saturday Feb 9, 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. 



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Solo Nude by Ed Freeman


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!

Strictly Social presents Melo-X - Saturday Jan 19, 2012

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!


and get tickets for just $6 at http://ssmelox.eventbrite.com

Monday, January 07, 2013

ART+SOUL w/ Lina - Saturday Jan 12, 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

ART+SOUL returns Saturday Nov 3, 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

My appearance in Big Time Rush Nickelodeon promo

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.


Broke As F**k w/ The Return of Loomer - Wed. Oct 24, 2012

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

My Interview with Flying Lotus

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

ART+SOUL in Downtown LA - Sept 8, 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

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