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This week on SCR features legendary DJ Mark Luv. The talented DJ has traveled the globe touring with the likes of the Pharcyde, KRS-One, Chino XL and Dred Scott, where he has consistently proved his mettle as an inventive, talented DJ.
With his diverse talents, Mark has also become a club mainstay in Los Angeles, spinning at many of the city’s seminal hip-hop nightspots. His residency credentials are impressive with stints at Unity, Jamaica House, Glam Slam (the club formerly owned by Prince), Atlas, Century Club, Project Blowed, and Jamaican Gold. In addition to his residencies, he has graced the turntables of Urban Phenomenon, Hollywood Live, The Palace, The Sunset Room, Paradise 24, the Arena, and the Palladium during its heyday. He was a featured DJ at all the Cypress Hill Smoke Out events as well as having played an unforgettable hip-hop set at the Nocturnal Wonderland in 1999. He also took the stage at Audiotistic, the Cypress Hill 4–20 concerts, and the Dragon Festival. He also helped concert promoter Chang Weisberg produce the first Rock The Bells concerts (including the legendary Wu Tang Clan reunion) and has DJed at all the L.A. shows. Aside from being a legend in the underground scene, DJ Mark Luv has also graced the turntables at high profile events such as the Soul Train Awards after party, the Spider-Man Premier Party, Various Grammy Award Parties, Higher Learning Wrap Party and Premier Party, and ALMA Awards after party. He has also spun the Birthday parties for celebrities such as Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, Regina King, John Singleton, and Warren G.
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RZA made a special appearance and played a few records this past weekend on Record Store Day. Thanks to all who came through to make it a success.
Ghostface Killah performs “I Declare War” off the new Twelve Reasons to Die album with Adrian Younge on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Check out this Fuse interview with Adrian Younge as he sheds some light on The Artform Studio Record Store and talks about his own vinyl collection:
This Saturday on Soul Circle Radio:
Shafiq Husayn grew up in Oakland, Watts, South Central, Texas and the South Bronx where he experienced Hip Hop in it’s infancy, joined Zulu Nation and ran with pioneers Afrika Bambatta and Afrika Islam. He has contributed production to Ice-T’s O.G. Original Gangster, worked with Donald D on his Let The Horns Blow record, King Tee on Tha Triflin Album and IV Life, and assisted Lord Finesse on his album The Return Of The Funky Man.
In the mid-90’s, Taz Arnold paid a visit to LA with a CD of Dilla beats. After hearing it, Shafiq insisted they join and create a movement — Sa-Ra Creative Partners Production Company. Sa-Ra translates to “the children of the powerful and infinite force in the universe.” Om’Mas Keith joined the group, adding his musicality and multi-instrumental talents. In 2007 Shafiq began working on Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka, fleshing out existing beats and creating new music. ‘Ka’ refers to the spirit in the Kemetic language. Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka represents Shafiq in a state of mental and spiritual freedom that is in turn reflected in the music. Shafiq Husayn has always maintained innovation and growth as his purpose and focus. From producing with Ice-T to penning songs for Erykah Badu to innovating as part of Sa-Ra and now creating his own music, Shafiq Husayn strives to convey who he is through his music.
Shafiq Husayn has made various statements about his art which on the surface are self-contradictory. On the one hand he urges his listeners always to be forward-thinking; on the other he summons a long train of ancestry. While the uninitiated might see plays on the words ‘Free’, ‘Africa’ or ‘Freak’ in the title, the Kemetic term ‘A-Free-Ka’ actually means infinity, and boundlessness. But his solo debut is also grounded right here on earth.
‘Sa-Ra’ is another Kemetic term, meaning son of the sun or child of the cosmos. As a member of Sa-Ra Creative Partners and a musical collaborator in his own right, Shafiq has musical connections direct and indirect with the likes of J Dilla, Kurupt, Questlove, Platinum Pied Pipers, N*E*R*D, James Poyser, Jill Scott, Talib Qweli, Jay Electronica, and not least Erykah Badu, who has said he is the only person she will allow to write lyrics for her. And then of course you could say he makes other kinds of musical connections, direct and indirect, with a diaspora of artists from Duke Ellington through Herbie Hancock and Fela Kuti right up to relative newcomers like Fatima, Jimetta Rose and Noni Limar.
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
ArtDontSleep presents: 12 Reasons To Die
Celebrating the release of the new Ghostface Killah x Adrian Younge Record
Featuring Live Performances by:
Ghostface Killah w/ Adrian Younges’ Venice Dawn (LIVE)
Blu & Exile feat Dag Savage
Dj Sets by: The Gaslamp Killer
Hosted By: Mark Luv
Doors Open at 7pm
The Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA., 90015, 213) 746‑4674
Presale Tickets: www.ArtDontSleep.com
20$ Advanced | 25$ Day Of Show
Presale Ticket Location:
The Artform Studio
701 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA. 90013
6400 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Dj sEVen57 born in Virginia Beach, Va and musically bred on jazzy hip hop of the early 90’s along with the creative minds of Virginia natives the Neptunes, Missy Elliot, Timbaland, and underground hip hop producer Nottz. After spending 3 years in Japan, migrated to Los Angeles in early 2002 and joined the Soulpeople Movement shortly thereafter. Ever since, DJ SEVEN57 has played with international artists like DJ Cam, Mark de-clive Lowe, Daz-i-kue, Big Bang, Ilhame from Paris, Tita Lima from Brazil, and numerous underground soul/hip hop artists in Los Angeles and across the US. With a current residency at “JazzMoov” and “Art & Soul” in Los Angeles, Dj SEVEN57 continues to bring his international flavor to the masses on the west coast and abroad. Be on the lookout for his forthcoming mix cd “Drummerz Blvd” in the coming months…