Posts from the ‘Hollywood’ Category
I remember the first time I heard something like moombahton. It was one of this summer’s first Do-Overs at El Cid. DJ Ayres was spinning dancehall on 45s. He snuck in a 7 inch Serato record, which I had never seen, and started playing dutch style house sounds. I was blown away. Standing behind Ayres was a distinct man with black rimmed glasses, black asymmetrical hair, and a seemingly bottomless lowball glass who I found out later was Dave Nada, the originator of moombahton. I went back home and did my research on Aryes and Nada and found more music and became hooked (even though I felt late on the ‘wagon).
Then I started going to every moombahton event in LA I could find. I noticed that a lot of the DJs were using Traktor and Native Instrument midi controllers like my friends. I wanted my friends to hear and dance to this music, so I had to learn how to DJ and bring it to them.
Just in time for this week!
Gaslamp Killer and DJ Quik were on fire.
I’ve got to say that Coleman has one of the most positive and charismatic energies I’ve ever seen in a DJ. He exemplifies that attitude in his tweets, “Thanks to my Baby @marybeezee and dear friend @mikepark8 for the inspiration today! Thank you @Do_over for letting me express myself.” What a cool guy, and he’s a photographer!
Click the photos to be directed to the 28 photo set.
Another great Do-Over. I made it halfway through Questlove’s set and had to leave halfway through DJ Eleven’s set. I was there for all of DJ Jazz Jeff’s set and it was outstanding. And Skillz was an amazing host. I’m sad I missed Recloose. That would have been really cool. I fucked up.
Click on any of the photos to be redirected to the 52 photo set.
Click the photo to see more people passed out on the train.
Another great Do-Over. Even though it rained for a minute later in the evening the dance floor remained packed. Can’t wait for next Sunday.
How did Pops end up in like half of my photos? What a party animal! Click the photos to be directed to the set.
After a brief stop in Silver Lake, The Do-Over LA has moved back to Hollywood taking up residence as Cabana Club. The venue is larger and we can be loud as fuck.
I took so many photos I’m breaking this Do-Over in to two posts. One in color and the other in black and white. Click any of the above photos to be directed towards the full set on my Flickr.
If you’re checking out that first photo and you’re wondering what an old man is doing partying with kids on a Sunday, then you are missing out on one of the seminal characters in Los Angeles. I have only ever heard him referred to as Pops. He chews on something that keeps his teeth fresh, he smokes out of an apple, and he dances mad respectfully with all the women (and they all love it). If you see him, you know you’re at the right party. Introduce yourself, have a conversation with him (he’s all there), and let him dance with your girl(s).