Archive for March, 2014

Washington DC & New York City

March 20, 2014


The Prince and Michael Experience. March 27 at The Howard Theatre in Washington DC and March 29th at DROM in New York City. Good music + good people = good fun.

PRN and MJ DJ Mix

March 19, 2014


Listen here >

This is a mix I recorded for Société Perrier. This is actually the first time I’ve ever recorded a mix of Prince and Michael Jackson music. I don’t record my events and on my radio show it’s just the songs. If people want to hear me mix it live they have to come to a party. But they asked and I obliged. Enjoy.

track listing:
Funky Design – Prince
I Want You Back (Z-Trip remix) – Jackson 5
Now (Dave Paul edit) – Prince
You Rock My World – Michael Jackson
Sign O The Times – Prince
Ghosts – Michael Jackson
Anotherloverholenyohead – Prince and The Revolution
Remember The Time (Adamatic remix) – Michael Jackson
Black Sweat (Dr. Fink remix) – Prince
Another Part of Me – Michael Jackson
Batman (un-released version feat. Big Daddy Kane) – Prince
Bad – Michael Jackson
Soft and Wet (promo mix version) – Prince
Smooth Criminal (extended maxxxi mix) – Michael Jackson
1+1+1 Is 3 (live version) – Prince
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson

I Would Go To That

March 19, 2014


Events in the San Francisco Bay Area in the month of April that I would go to if I had the time and money:

04/06 – Gary Numan @ The Fillmore
04/08 – Pet Shop Boys @ Fox Theatre
04/19 – Non Stop Bhangra #102 @ New Parish
04/25 – One More Time (Daft Punk tribute) @ DNA Lounge
04/26 – DMC SF DJ Battle @ Mighty

Pharell Hat

March 19, 2014


You can watch people on Facebook and Twitter and after a while know a lot about their character. When fashion designers launch record labels I laugh. In fact anyone launching a company in this day and age and they call it a record label… they’re already 20 years behind. Billboard still puts Boxscore Concert Grosses at the back of the magazine. Kinda like Guitar Center still having deejay equipment in the back of their catalog. While in Costo I went to grab a case of the Mexican Coke but stopped myself. Gotta stay strong on this battle with soda. Listening to the whole Sheila E. album Icon. I didn’t know it was released in the UK in November. It sounds great. It’s not about how many albums you ship, it’s about how many units don’t get returned. That movie Paranormal Activity was made for $15,000 and grossed $193,000,000. Wow! Good lawd, LA came out in full force force… like Full Force get busy one time! Thank you all for the the support. Cheers to Robbie and Silent Frisco for having me. I will be back in LA on May 10th for an old fashion speakers in yo face Prince and MJ party at Good Hurt Nightclub featuring a live performance by Andre Cymone and his band. When bands have crappy t-shirts and the bootleggers have better designs… go back to the drawing board. I just ordered tickets to my DC and NYC events. Some might say I’m nuts but if I can’t support myself I can’t expect anyone else to either. everyone wants to be a concert promoter til they lose money. I feel really sorry for these people profiled American Greed that have been scammed. But good lawd, don’t give your entire live savings to anyone. Is a photo with more than one person in it actually a “selfie?” I’m getting confused. Bad photo is called an oopsie, someone needs to bust out an old Troop jacket for a troopsie. Folerio… that is all you need to know.

It’s Like That

March 19, 2014


If you don’t have photos on your FB page or we don’t have a few friends of substance in common… your friend request is getting ignored. I believe the first 12″ rap singles I owned were Reckless by Ice T and Electric Kingdom by Twilight 22, but when I traded some rock records with a kid for the first Run DMC abum, it changed my life. Thank you Run, DMC and Jam Master Jay (R.I.P.). Having dinner with Matt Fink was nice, seeing my old friend Sam Craig and talking biz was good, but scoring an original Debbie Gibson tour book – fantastic! Laine’s turntable dress that she wore in Chicago was the bomb. If you’re a creative person, artist or self employed make sure you’re doing what you truly love. Otherwise the grind will wear you down. I have to say the great thing about what I do is no matter how tired I get, I can wake up the next day and be back in love. Way back in the day you were just a dj but nowadays you have to be a dj and promoter. The good thing about being a promoter is I keep booking myself. Great to see Peanut Butter Wolf. The documentary is amazing (Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton). Sheila E. has a new song out, Mona Lisa (feat. Lucia Parker & Gisa Vatcky). Both Andre Cymone and Neneh Cherry have new albums out. Note to party goers: when the venue closes at 1:45am, 1:40am is not the time to make a song request. While everyone is watching the Oscars, I’m listening to Breakers Revenge. “When someone gives you gentle feedback, it’s because they want to connect, not because they want to help you finish burning down the bridge you ignited in the first place. They don’t want an excuse, a clever comeback or a recitation that you’re just doing your job.” – Seth Godin. Rappers and DJs need to stop with that “played alongside” and “shared the stage with” in their bios. Unless you were actually on stage at the same time performing a song together. Plays, listens, views, likes etc., those numbers are all smoke & mirrors. The only two numbers that count are: 1 – not how many units you shipped but how many units you get paid on. 2 – how many people buy tickets to your show. For our Prince and Michael Experience on May 10th at Good Hurt Nightclub Andre Cymone and his band will perform music from his new album The Stone. I’ve been really into Talking Heads lately. Gonna have to get a lot more music from them for my collection. It’s kinda funny. I always thought of hip-hop as my roots in the music biz. But a year or two ago I was speaking with Dan the Automator and he asked what I’d been up to and I told him about my Prince and MJ parties. He said “I see you went back to your roots.” It took me a minute to get it but I realized he remembered my room from back in the day where I had Prince records and posters all over the walls. It was meant to be. New office chair… my *ss feels like it’s sitting on a million bucks now. Party update for friends and fans is WASHINGTON DC : Due to circumstances beyond my control the venue has moved the event from the 28th to Thursday, March 27th. If Facebook and Amazon joined forces it would be crazy. Anything that your friends post about that you like you just click to add it to your cart. Three things that impressed me this last month: Uber car service, Hollywood Reporter magazine, UDG Creator dj stand.

Thank you Chicago, SF and LA

March 18, 2014

Thank you Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Next up – Washington DC and New York City.

Prince and Michael Experience party dates:
03/27 @ Howard Theatre – Washington DC
03/29 @ DROM – New York City, NY
04/05 @ Madrone Art Bar – San Francisco, CA
04/11 @ Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
04/12 @ Dojo – Bend, OR
04/25 @ The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI
04/26 @ The Shelter – Detroit, MI
05/03 @ Madrone Art Bar – San Francisco, CA
05/10 @ Good Hurt – Los Angeles, CA
05/17 @ Beauty Bar – Chicago, IL
06/07 @ Madrone Art Bar – San Francisco, CA

free 80s party this Fri

March 6, 2014


Friday night I’m spinning 80s music at Neck of the Woods in San Francisco (406 Clement Street at 5th Avenue). Free admission. Drop by and have a drink. I start at 8pm.


March 1, 2014


tonight • Prince and MJ party • Madrone Art Bar • SF