Thursday, April 17, 2008
Umoja crew been busy y'all!
This dynamic 6-man DJ outfit now spans the globe, from Bali to Texas...smoother than a Lexus, to quote Wu Tang.
But check it: DJ Daz is resident Fridays at West L.A.'s Carbon, and the mastermind behind Downtown LA's Uprock party series. That doesn't even begin to sum up all the music related (ArtDon'tSleep, Afrofunke, private Hollywood joints, etc.) activities this man is always involved in. Needless to say, Daz run LA.
The always versatile DJ Jun can be found every Friday at Amoeba Hollywood's weekly Resonance DJ event. Jun also spins all over Los Angeles, at the popular Hollywood Cemetery gigs, at monthly Sound Lessons and at Art Don't Sleep events downtown.
Silverlake's own DJ Culture D continues to stay busy and be LA's most incognito and talented reggae DJ. He appears out of thin air at Reggae Gold and other hot parties when you least expect it but never fails to rock the spot with top ragga, dancehall and roots joints.
Speaking of rocking non-stop, Umoja Hi-Fi's premier combination selector & DJ Mr. Cokni O' Dire is holding down multiple events in Dallas, TX. Check the ill videos, music and commentary on his MySpace.
DJ Tomas a.k.a. Dub I.D. came down from his SF home for two LA gigs in January '08 (reespekt to Uprock 77 and Punky Reggae Party), and plays in SF at various gigs. Catch him at one-offs, and at upcoming nights like White Label (at Madrone, with XLR8R's Toph-One), in May at Dub Mission SF, at the monthly Grime City and other hot spots.
Big up to our manz Stevie G in Bali. You can catch him DJing almost daily on the beach!