October 10, 2009 – Dr. Strange Loop, Deftune DJs @ Blue Monkey Lounge (Hollywood)
Los Angeles – The Airliner Club – Saturday – July 11, 2009 – Teebs / Simple Citizens / Soulutionaries / Open Turntables / Open Mic / Open MPC Showcase
***If you’re a DJ wanting to participate in the open turntable showcase bring your own needles, slipmats, headphones, and records. If you’re a beat maker there will an MPC 1000 on deck. Bring your memory cards. If you’re an emcee…bring the skillz***
Plenty of parking off Broadway and 24th or Broadway and Daly
Deftune Presents The Sounds Of…
An elegant mixture of sound goodness….
A hype MC over a funky sample is the simple formula that makes even the most uncoordinated booty move. As a result, the live band has always been a rarity in hiphop. But when a group can approach hiphop from the needle’s groove, playing themselves like the tastiest sampling of funk, jazz, or reggae, with an MC who flows like cats did in hiphop’s golden age, then you find yourself permeated by a musical energy that is a rarity in itself. This is the energy of the Simple Citizens.
Anton, Sam, Jud, and Joe began playing together in 2001, and the group’s organic sound quickly awoke ears at respected Los Angeles hiphop shows like the Root Down, Bridges, and Soul Sessions. The group continued to tighten-up and strip-down their sound to the rawest groove, while Anton adeptly delivered everyday truth that continually resonated with listeners. In the fall of 2007, the Citizens brought Dan and his horns into the group’s sound and began preparing material for an album that would rub the sleep from the eyes of their listener’s minds.
With the dawning of 2008, the Simple Citizens went into the studio with a lineup both fresh and experienced, and a sound re imagined and classic. Early AM hours were spun away by tape reels, day jobs came and went, and autumn’s cool put the final touch on a recording process that began in winter. Just as the same sun rises on each new day, The Simple Citizens Present: Early Morning is a new approach to music grounded by the familiar warmth of old soul.
In the midst of a time where the music industry has turned into a fake ugly money making business, a band of brothers have come together to simply give you R E G G A E music. Not concerned with status, money, trends, or bling, the SOULUTIONARIES’ sole mission is to provide and share the irie vibrations of reggae music to the masses. After a few line-up changes, the Soulutionaries have found its core root of musicians to bring forth a revolution. Equipped with righteous melodies to fiery blazin’ dubs, the Soulutionaries are determined to battle and mash up the wicked mood Babylon has set upon us with such devastations as war, famine, and greed. So report to the dance hall, bring your dancing shoes, your good vibes, and nice up the dance to the positive reggae riddems of SOULUTIONARIES.
DJ Champagne Bucket
Check out this mix done for Oliver Peoples
Tommy Guerrero – Lost Unfound
Lily Allen – Never Gonna Happen
Santogold – Starstruck
Esthero – Country Livin’ (The World I Know)
Radiohead – Wierd Fishes/Arpeggi
Soulstice – Wind
Nightmares on Wax – Morse
Tiombe – Mr. Johnnie Walker
Alice Russell – Hurry On Now (Boub Remix)
Madlib – Stormy
Bebo Best and the Super Lounge Orchestra – Falar Do Tempo
MF Doom & Madlib – Jazzy (Goodbye)
Ian Pooley – Fantaisie Sign
The Love Mix
Please check here for the tracklist.