Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Good things crackin' these days. The Funky Rewind is officially in full swing.

This Thursday we've got E Da Boss!

DJ E Da Boss has been in the game since 1987, when as a youngster in Newark, NJ, he tried to emulate local hero DJ Cheese on a Realistic mixer with no crossfader. A few years later, a friend introduced him to legendary DJ and producer Mark the 45 King, whose mixtapes inspired E to get into digging for old records and breakbeats. From there, E worked on expanding his record collection and his DJ skills.

In 1994, E started making his own beats on a delay rack with a looping feature and a Casio SK-1 sampler. Two years later, he upgraded to the ASR-10 he uses today and has been banging out heavyweight beats ever since.

Besides his commitment to production, E has also toured the world as the performance DJ for Blackalicious, Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Jennifer Johns, and Bicasso of Living Legends. Having been fed a steady diet of E's beat tapes, Gift of Gab said he would make a point of working with E, and later on, after Gab called him from South Africa, E officially became Blackalicious' tour DJ and through that, also spun for Gift of Gab's solo tour, Lateef the Truthspeaker's solo tour, and some dates for Lyrics Born. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as KRS-One, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, The Roots, Chaka Kahn, and many more.

Don't go sleepin' on the Funky Rewind!


Here are some photos from the past couple weeks at the Funky Rewind...




Your new favorite bartender Jeff. Homey cuts up some of the illest visuals you'll see. Peep the projection screen next time.

Come show some support!


3089 16th St. (at Valencia)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Boogie-oggie-oggie up in a Chinatown BASSment!

Hit up the weekly Sunday night Sweater Funk party once again last night. That shit is fun as hell.

Pretty much the interior looks like you are 17 years old and your best friend's parents went outta town and you through a boogie-funk party in their unfinished basement (that happens to be in the heart of Chinatown)!

So the vibe of the night is you get down to some cheezy/amazing boogie and dance your azz off! And if anyone tries to pull out the too-cool-card, you look at them and say listen trick, you are 17 and we're in your parents unfinished basement so you might as well get down to this S.O.S. Band I'm gettin' off to!

L.A. was reppin' the Sweater Funk hard last night. Afro Funke's Glenn Red and Jeremy Sole were showing some love for the boogie.

Glenn absolutely killed a short set of that mid-tempo magic!

I about lost it when he dropped this Edwin Birdsond on Salsoul!!!

Great times down there! Remember this goes down every Sunday night in the basement of Li-Po Lounge in the heart of Chinatown! Don't sleep on the boogie-oggie-oggie!!!

Next week a certain L.A. amBASSador of boogie-funk will be doing a surprise guest appearance. Not to ruin the surprise but his name rhymes with Dâm-Skunk!





Sunday, February 8, 2009

Just another weekend in SF.

Good weekend once again. I'm just trying to remain unjaded by this amazing city and actually appreciate everything I get to experience rather than simply blow things off as dime-a-dozen.

So Friday night our house guest Jeremy Sole was playing at Poleng Lounge which happens to only be a block from my house. Thought I would show a little support. Good music for sure. Homey closed the night out with some classics outta William DeVaughn and Max Romeo, which will always leave a good impression on MAKossa!

Saturday I went over to Underground SF to check out the Gemini Disco party that goes down every first Saturday of the month. Really liking what those guys are doing. The music is really, really good disco (and yes I can be critical as hell, but I'm never one to hate!) Heard some classics outta Arthur Russell and a lot of the gay NYC disco scene.

They really worked hard on the decór and lighting which shows that they really want to make it be a unique vibe. Gotta respect that.

Underground SF is a cool spot. It has been a little while since I have DJed there but when the new owner took over he dropped a lot of money on the sound system to fill the space. I get the feeling that things are going to be popping over there more often these days, like the monthly Holy Thursday party (which I believe to be an Axelrod reference) put on by some of the Anticon cats.

They've got a cool smoking area out back too that is very unique. I have heard some crazy shit has been known to go down back there.

Another thing I like about the party is that unlike other similar parties, people didn't seem to be too into themselves. I've seen some parties where these kids will just stand there in the middle of the dancefloor and pose for blog photos instead of actually dancing. Last night the music and dancing were the focus, rather than people trying to portray some lame image of being a scenester.

But don't get me wrong, style is cool. Just don't go pretending to be better than others because their style is different. Some of the coolest cats I know, I've seen rocking some shit I would't touch, but I respect them and their individual style. I think what annoys me the most is when people think they can judge you and your taste in music or political views by how you are dressed or where you are from.

Gotta respect the individualism, otherwise shit gets boring as hell. That is one of the things I dig the most in this city. Mixing up the styles, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and cultures to create one dope, never boring, never normal, never predictable, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA!!!

Why else to you think I like to either host or attend all them good parties! I'm talking disco, funk, soul, boogie, reggae, psychedelic, afrobeat, hip-hop, electro, dubstep (sometimes), cumbia, and on and on and on...

Which goes back to what I said earlier, I'm a critic but never a hater! Too many haters.

Love to show some support cuz hopefully that support will come back my way!

Off to Chinatown tonight to peep my homey and Funky Rewind monthly resident b.cause at Sweater Funk, which goes down every Sunday in the basement of Li-Po Lounge.

See you soon good people!


Friday, February 6, 2009

i like...

...this sticker.

Catchin' up.

So this week has been damn good. I brought two of my favorite DJs out to AFREAKA! and The Funky Rewind, Mophono and DJ b.cause.

Mophono came out as my guest for my monthly world psych night AFREAKA!

We watched Jodorowsky's classic 1971 psych classic El Topo.

Mr. "I have two copies of everything" at work. (Benji didn't say that, but he does.)

Some good peeps came out.

Even the Tamale Lady stopped by for some heavy psych breaks!

AFREAKA! has become one of my most fun nights I DJ in SF. It is a night where I get some of the best DJs in SF (or anywhere) and have them bring out some of the weirdest shit they have in their record collections. The weirder and more rare the better.

Don't forget AFREAKA! is every first Wednesday of the month at the Attic in the Mission at 3336 24th St. (Right next to the 24th St. BART station).

Last night was The Funky Rewind with B.Cause at Skylark. (FREE EVERY THURSDAY!)

I spent the whole day promoting the shit outta the night by throwing up posters and getting flyers in hands.


King Most and b.cause.

Afterward I hit the mission late night burrito joint El Farolito and met up with Jeremy Sole of KCRW who is in town for some gigs and is staying at our house while he's up from L.A.

Times are rough these days but I'm finding a way to keep moving on. Mainly because the soundtrack to my life is so powerful and inspiring, not to mention having some of the most amazing friends and family one could ask for.

Feeling blessed to do what I do.