THE x Secret Service F.Y.S.
Saturday August 20, 2011 marks the release of a t-shirt collaboration with THE Clothing. We launch the shirt at 7pm at Ronac Art Center (The Deck, Ortigas Ave cor Santolan Rd, Greenhills North). There is a limited run of these Ts so be early.
I got to tag along last weekend with the Clavel Magazine & Progress crew on a four day trip out to beautiful Singapore. The four days were definitely too short and only means I’ll be visiting once again very soon. The fashion scene is pretty crazy out there and definitely inspiring! Seeing the level the Singaporean boutiques are on has definitely got me motivated to stepping up the game with Secret Service. Changes will surely be coming soon. Many, many, many thanks to our SG hosts, the homies from Streething, Limited Edition, Sup Clothing & Leftfoot - thanks for your hospitality and the goodtimes and I can’t forget, many thanks to the Clavel & Progress crew for letting me tag along! Til next time, peace!
The Do-Over Manila!!
This event is TRULY going to be epic for the Philippines. If you love good music, want to hear good music, want to dance to good music then this is where you want to be this coming Saturday, July 23! This event was started in Los Angeles and has been so successful that they made it a weekly event. The Do-Over Crew always delivers and they guarantee their inaugural event in Manila will get you movin and groovin! Now on to the specifics ….
THIS IS A HISTORY IN THE MAKING EVENT FOR THE PHILIPPINES SO PLEASE SPAM IT, BLOG IT, TWEET IT, TELL YO MAMA & HER FRIENDS, JUST SPREAD THE WORD! EXPECT AN EPIC EVENING TO SAY THE LEAST!!! TRUST!!!
***RSVP Mandatory to get in for FREE. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ***
Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183083325086349
Tweet This: http://blog.thedoover.net/2011/07/manila2011/
About The DO-OVER:
In the summer of 2005, Chris Haycock, Jamie Strong and Aloe Blacc set out to offer something different and unique to Los Angeles. We wanted to create a day that would integrate the city racially, socio-economically, and most importantly, musically. Together we imagined an event where all styles and smiles could be brought together by the force of quality music. As we celebrate our 7th Year Anniversary, we realize that the “little-idea-that-could” has morphed into something bigger — much beyond our wildest expectations. It has become a party FOR THE PEOPLE and BY THE PEOPLE featuring your favorite DJs and their favorite DJs who remain a complete mystery week in and week out. People come to Do Over for the music, the friends, the vibe and the surprises. It is more than just a party. For many, Do Over is a way of life and an outlet to celebrate originality. From May through October, black, white, brown, gay, straight, rich and poor come together each and every Sunday to DO their weekend all OVER and get down to the sounds of hip-hop, funk, house, disco, rock, jazz, reggae, latin and beyond.
Palm Springs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=252LUIcFDrc
About Our Special Guests:
• DAZ-I-KUE (Bugz In The Attic, UK/Atlanta)
Daz-I-Kue, a Londoner and now Atlanta resident, and a member of the world respected production crew Bugz In The Attic, who have remixed the likes of Macy Gray, Soul II Soul and 4 Hero, is widely seen as one of the pioneers broken beat genre. A vinyl junky from the age of 5, he’s a DJ, producer, sound engineer and promoter, widely seen as the hardest working man in West London and now Atlanta, GA his new home.
Daz plays an integral role in the production of the Co-Op Miami/WMC parties- 2006, 2007 & 2008. Bugz in the Attic release the magnificent, “Got the Bug” remix LP on Virgin’s V2 label to a massive critical acclaim- everyone loves the Bugz! The Co-Op party wins the Best Club Event award at the first-ever in 2006 and again on 2007-2008 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards & Bugz in the Attic earns the Best Single award for “Booty La La”…. Whew! What a year!
• RHETTMATIC (Beat Junkies | The Visionaries, Los Angeles)
A major force behind the creation of Southern California’s first turntable band, the Beat Junkies, is a multi-faceted musician known to the world as DJ Rhettmatic. Born Nazareth Nirza, his artistic contributions to the music industry have placed him, along with his fellow members of the Beat Junkie crew, at the top of the DJ universe. Possessing unstoppable visions of excelling in this art form, Rhettmatic unites music enthusiasts around the world by sharing his unparalleled skills and talent. His personal discography of musical achievements presents a host of successful accomplishments, and by applying his creativity and dedication, his record of ingenious masterworks will continue to grow.
Rhettmatic seized numerous triumphs both as a musical performer and as a creative genius. He claimed the titles of Disco Mixing Club (DMC) West Coast Champion (1996), International Turntablist Federation (ITF) Team USA Champion (1997), Rhettmatic’s innovations produce a boundless list of prized accomplishments. He has worked with almost everyone in the Hip Hop community, with the likes of Peanut Butter Wolf, Talib Kweli, Madlib, Dj Premier, and just recently, Aftermath’s Bishop Lamont. Rhettmatic also helped founded and is the Dj/Producer for the LA based Underground Hip Hop Super Group, the Visionaries in 1994. In Dec. 05, Rhettmatic had the honor of being the late great J Dilla’s tour show DJ in Europe, for his last tour ever, along with fellow Detroiters, Frank N Dank & Phat Kat. Currently, he is working on several projects, which he plans to release this year.which he plans to release this year. He did scratches for Talib Kweli’s new album, “Eardrum”, made mixtapes & podcast mixes for Ghostface Killah, Guilty Simpson, and Stones Throw Records. He has also finished producing some tracks for OhNo & Roc C (Stones Throw), Aloe Blacc (Stones Throw) , Prince Po (Organized Konfusion), Pigeon John (Quanuum), RBX (The Dogg Pound), Noelle Scaggs of The Rebirth & the legendary Percee P. He will be also working on a producers’ album with J-Rawls of the Lone Catalysts, which will combine both their talents as producers and will featured guests like Rene Neufville of Zhane, Trek Life, and Supastition, and hopefully, an official Beat Junkie Crew recorded album by 2008.
As with each passing year, not does only his skill and reputation as a Dj grows, but Rhettmatic’s reputation as an up and coming producer and his passion for musical knowledge and musicianship tends to grow as well. With all these components, hopefully one day Rhettmatic will be acknowledge along with the greats in Hip Hop music history.
RHETTMATIC: THE SANGRIA INDUCED MIX LIVE @ THE DO OVER! 6.7.09http://www.zshare.net/audio/61132793b654b722/
• SHORTKUT (Triple Threat | Beat Junkies | Invisbl Skratch Piklz, San Francisco)
No other DJ in the world will ever be a member of the three most innovative and influential DJ crews to ever exist. As a member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkies and Triple Threat DJs, Shortkut’s contributions to the DJ world greatly assisted in building this culture into the multi-million dollar industry it is today. His years of musical experience and unparalleled presence in the national and international circuits exemplifies his passion and dedication to a culture he helped create. In 2007, Shortkut celebrated 20 years as a DJ, producer, DJ equipment designer, and battle champion.
Shortkut claimed numerous titles, notably the 1994 and 1998 US/West Coast DMC Championships. He has also been featured in prized national and international publications including Rolling Stone, URB, DJ Times, Scratch, and VIBE. His talent has taken him to almost every continent, in which he showcases his performance/mixing DJ style to crowds - many of whom were introduced to the artform for the first time. In 2001, Shortkut appeared alongside X-ecutioner’s Rob Swift and actress Shannon Sossamon for a GAP clothing commercial that aired worldwide. He was honored with the Grand Wizard Theodore Lifetime Achievement Award in Germany for his contributions to the development of scratching & DJ culture in 2004.
Shortkut’s musical talent magnetizes audiences of all ages both in his hometown of San Francisco, throughout the United States, and overseas. His 20+ years of DJ experience and membership with three of the world’s most influential DJ collectives allowed him to enhance his skills, expand his musical selection and develop into an inspiring musician that believes in sharing his talent. Shortkut continues to add to his discography through creations in different areas of music production, mix projects and more recently, video mixing. With the addition of the visual element to his DJ sets, Shortkut continues to innovate and lead in progressing the art of DJing.
THIS IS A HISTORY IN THE MAKING EVENT FOR THE PHILIPPINES SO DON’T SLEEP & BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES!
Special Thanks & Promotional Support By:
The Do-Over LA, The Beat Junkies, Bugz In The Attic, B-Side, 32Bar Productions, Red-i Sounds, WipCaps, Splintr.com, Shaman Sounds, Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast, Locked Down Productions, Team Manila, Blackbook, Commune, Ms. Clavel, Outofscratch, Manila Massive, Atthewomb, Miscellaneous, Banj Billions, Pinas Lowridas, FlipTop, Soul Fillet, Funk Roots, GiGPH & Vinyl On Vinyl