Save the date: Thursday, October 20th Mochilla & Hit+Run present “MOCHILLA REMIXED” at the Townhouse Gallery in Venice. Some of our favorite visual artists have flipped the classic Mochilla logo, originally designed by Stephen Serrato – check out Augustine Kofie’s version (included). On opening night, these logo remixes will be on display alongside iconic photographs by Mochilla founders B+ and Coleman. Each has selected specia…l photo selects from their vast collection for this exhibition that runs from October 20th-November 12th.
•Participating Mochilla Logo Remix Artists:
Aaron De La Cruz
Also running alongside the show will be a pop-up shop with our recent releases and a few classic selects. Keep an eye out for some very special limited edition Mochilla gear that will only be available the night of the show. Don’t miss the opening night after party next door at the Del Monte Speakeasy with surprise guests! We’ll be celebrating our recent Timeless Remixed project on our “Feito Em Casa” Mixes.
• 7pm-10pm* Art Exhibition : Townhouse Gallery
• 10pm-2am* After Party: (Two Doors East) Del Monte Speakeasy
“I don’t make music for the masses to dance to, I make music for the small majority that listens.” -Kenny Dixon Jr. (aka MoodyMann)
Moodymann is one of the most inspiring House producers of all time. He is definitely a genius and one of the most outspoken voices in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music. Moodymann is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. While he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on reminding people of the genre’s origins, the soulfulness of his output is unquestioned. Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster. Moodymann is one of the few electronic artists to create great sketches of music that translate into emotional albums that may not be easily digested but will certainly stand the test of time.
I have been a long time fan of Moody’s hybrid form of techno/house dance music. There have been many attempts to have Moodyman dj in LA but it has never quite came to pass. Mike and I were fortunate to attend two of his three highly anticipated dj performances. This video is a personal homage to one of the best soulful house producers. Moodymann is in a league of his own.
The fifth installment of MdCL‘s monthly clubnite in LA, ‘CHURCH‘. First Sunday of the month at Angel’s Piano Bar, Santa Monica – next party: February 6, 2011.
From the jazz club to the turntables, each month will be a musical journey with surprise guests and features. Come in early for some dinner, drinks and dessert – the live music kicks off at 9pm with a live acoustic jazz set led by MdCL on piano… and guests. At 11pm for th…e second set MdCL transitions to his rhodes, drum machines, synths and electronic toys for a twisted club set of jazz-infused beats, and the night wraps up with a DJ set from MdCL and guests.
This month features resident guests: Trevor Ware (bass), Paul Legaspi (drums), Nia Andrews (vox), Sy Smith (vox) and some spontaneous surprises (we’ve had Dwight Trible, Jody Watley, Emoni Fela, Vesta Williams, Todd Simon, Ohmega Watts jump up – who’s next?!)… plus this month’s special guest DJ: Coleman (Mochilla).
9pm – acoustic jazz set (seated)
10.30-11pm – DJ set (Coleman)
11pm – MPC club set (not so seated)
12.30-2am – DJ set (Coleman)
if you would like to dine definitely reserve a table: 310-828-2115
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[!!!] 10 secret guests celebrating global release of The Gaslamp Killer’s new 10″ Vinyl/Digital Release on Brainfeeder: DEATH GATE at one of favorite spots, the Downtown Independent [251 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012]
Sounds of Al-Mashriq: The Land Where the Sun Rises
Mochilla has brought you some beautiful mixes over the past twelve months: Hear the World, Addis to Axum, and the Verocai retrospective, Arranjos e Compisicoes. We value the idea of new old music, treasures that most likely haven’t found their way to your ears yet, and today’s mix is no different.
This past summer, Coleman and myself, along with Jay Electronica and his DJ, TJ the King, Ommar Offendum, and Will Quantic had the chance to go to the Middle East and play. We even made it to Egypt and linked with Kutmah there, but that’s a whole other story… This mix represents some of what we learned. It’s a group effort, but Coleman made the whole thing seem magically coherent…
Please click HERE, on album images or follow link below to download this mix and read the liner notes.