July is almost over?

I can’t believe it. I swear I was pining for summer not too long ago.

Lovin this mix by Astronautica for HW&W. Basically a dope mix of that ever evolving summer playlist mixed with some new gems to keep ya head noddin.

I’m terrible at blogging but here’s an update.

Last week, I saw Sergio Mendes at the Hollywood Bowl! He was seriously amazing. I like to refer to him as one of the Godfathers of my musical soul.

Upcoming events that I will be attending:

These two at Rose Bowl on Sunday. Need I say more?

Mad excited to see Melbourne-based, neo-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote at the Bootleg Theater.

Jose James for the FIGat7th Downtown Festival. FREE. Tickets here.

This lineup got me hyped forreal! I’m excited to see Disclosure, TNGHT, Baauer (missed him at Coachella wah), Flying Lotus, Breakbot (last year he wasn’t as funky but I have faith), Floss, Justice, and everyone else. Wish Bondax was comin thru, I was really looking forward to seein the two chaps live.

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DJ Spinna breaks down Little Brother on BLING47

“Dilla is often known for like finding the best moments of records, or his drum programming, or even some of the bass lines that he’s programmed. But when you take it back to straight raw loops, à la Donuts, you know a lot of stuff that he did for the Donuts record, for example, or Ruff Draft taking it back to that essence. When you’re able to pull out a record and like chop it up into its and bits, scramble it, and rearrange it, put it together to make it sound like a totally different record, I think that’s genius.” – DJ Spinna

One of my fav DJs, DJ Spinna, recreates Blackstar’s track “Little Brother” produced by none other than Jay Dee.

via Questlove

live: Through the Mic at LACMA

Originally posted on Beauty & the Beats.

last night was an amazing night for LA hip hop.

blu & exile. how good is their chemistry? below the heavens was my shit and maybe one day has gotten major play lately. loooved watchin ex kill it on the mpc. fashawn and some of the dirty science crew came out too.

madlib cuttin it up

urban lights never gets old

gangsta gibbs lookin kinda like pac hah. dude knows how to put on a show tho… glad i finally saw him live.