As America’s Cup takes over San Francisco for the next 2 months, PUMA has created a joint retail/events space, PUMA YARD, which will feature free events every Thursday to Sunday till the end of September. PUMA YARD features a rooftop bar that will showcase some of San Francisco’s best local DJs, starting this weekend with DJ Vin Sol, DJ 4AM, DJ Shortkut, J-Boogie, and Fran Boogie. All events are FREE, all ages and open to the public and stay tuned to following weeks for special guests!
For more info, go to pumayardsf.com and check the jump for the rest of the flyer.
With a little help from our event curation friends at Mixologi, today’s Friday Fresh column is not just a tribute Donald Byrd but also a lesson on the musical visionary’s skill for ‘bridging the gap between jazz, funk, soul and hip hop over several generations.’ The fact that it was curated and mixed by URB veteran and OM Records mainstay J Boogie makes this an even fresher choice for this week’s mix.
Sampled the world over by artists such as Black Moon, J Dilla, Gangstarr, Pharcyde, Madlib, and more, Donald Byrd left a lasting legacy that spanned years and multiple genre shifts that led to his work becoming one of the true ‘building blocks of hip hop.’ The mix itself is simply dope — there’s something here …
San Francisco’s own Rojai & E. Live released their album “Hard Pressed” yesterday. The album is an ode to the classic soul and funk sound that doesn’t sound contrived or out-dated. Rojai is also the lead singer of SF’s funk outfit, Bayonics, who pack live performances throughout the city and the entire Bay Area.
Today, enjoy their official music video for the song “Anything Is Possible.” For anyone living in the Bay Area, Rojai & E. Live’s album release party will take place on March 7th at Monarch, also featuring a DJ set from J Boogie and Starship Connection featuring Teeko and B. Bravo.
J Boogie’s “Undercover” album is in stores now via OM Reocrds!!
Today, enjoy the Egyptian Lover remix to the song “Magik” featuring Raashan Ahmad and Aima the Dreamer. The original track is on the album “Undercover” and the Egyptian Lover remix is available via digital single.
The video is an animated trip provided by Braden Wheeler who handles both art direction and animation. Design and additional animation support goes to Ben McNamara.
Our pal DJ Nutritious is making a rare trek to San Francisco this weekend, playing shows on Dec. 1 (w/ Fred Everything and Olivier Desmet at the W Hotel) and 3rd (w/ Mark Farina and J Boogie at Mighty), and he sent us a nice exclusive mix to get us in the mood for his distinct American house sound. Download Body Out Of Control Three, and if you happen to be in the Bay Area, get over to one (or both) of these gigs.