This event celebrating Nigerian musician Fela Kuti and his drummer Tony Allen looks good – based on the names involved. Rich Medina is an incredible DJ right at the heart of the US afrobeat scene, who spins mostly in Philly and NYC if I’m not mistaken. Certainly that was the case back when I lived in NYC. Shout out to Jeffstaple for putting me onto afrobeat about that time. Via LA TACO.
Just a week and a half to go until the #IMPRINTPRESENTS @LEVIMAESTRO event. Imprint Culture Lab has a long and star-studded history of holding annual and bi-annual multiple-speaker events, which often cover a wide range of topics. In contrast, the #IMPRINTPRESENTS series is designed to be a shorter, more accessible, easier to digest, and very reasonably-priced series of single-speaker events. As you can see, our first speaker is the talented young Levi Maestro, a self-made marketing machine, videographer, and VJ for MTV. My former employer, Jeffstaple will moderate the Q&A. Tickets are available here.
Here’s a Trackstar the DJ mix of songs produced by Rick Rubin. It covers everything from the early days with RUN DMC and the Beastie Boys through to the recent stuff he’s done for the likes of Johnny Cash and Kanye West. It’s pretty amazing when you realize how many hits he’s produced, how good they still sound, and just how eclectic the range of artists he’s worked with is. Via Passion of the Weiss.
Last Sunday evening I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Damien Marley / Stephen Marley / Ghetto Youths Crew concert at Hollywood Bowl. It was pretty mind-blowing to see Bob Marley’s sons performing together and throwing in the occasional Tuff Gong cover. Posted some photos over on the Selector blog if you’re interested.
The good people at Hutch LA, arguably the city’s best online retailer for all things design & streetwear & street art related. The discount ramps up every day this week – yesterday they started at 20% off, today it’s 30% off, and so on. Don’t sleep!