Apr
6
to Apr 7

JUNKYARD JOUVERT: Powder Pop Up™

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Yuh cyah play mas if yuh fraid powder, and Junkyard Jouvert: Powder Pop Up (PPU™) is exactly what you think it is: a jouvert party with 100% (baby) powder. So get your gas masks, face masks and your bottles of baby powder ready cuz you already know we doh party normal.

SECRET LOCATION

DJ’S TBA

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Mar
16
to Mar 17

play™ presents: MOONSHINE LA

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The MOONSHINE crew returns to Los Angeles this Saturday (3/16) to make the city PLAY™ in the wild ways we thought we couldn't/shouldn't/wouldn't.

ARTISTS INCLUDE:
UPROOT ANDY
ODILE MYRTIL
PIERRE KWENDERS
FOREIGNER
KAILI
ISM ISM
BOYCOTT

Moonshine is the world renowned, mtl-based artist collective curating lunar-based events centered around African and Electronic music in cities like Paris, Los Angeles, Lisbon, Santiago, Toronto and New York.

Last March, they came down to LA for RAIL UP #18 and DESTROYED THE PLACE.

This year, they're coming back to help ISM ISM and I throw another session of  100% PLAY™ PLAY™ PLAY™.

WE HAVE A BIG BAD SOUND SYSTEM, A MAD VENUE, A GREAT GANG OF DJs and an AMAZING VISUAL ARTIST (boycott) ready to ramsack your whole existence.

PLEASE 
SMS FOR LOCATION AND FOLLOW MOONSHINE, ISM ISM, and/or FOREIGNER TO STAY INFORMED.

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Mar
9
to Mar 10

MZANSI 101 - AFROHOUSE - Upstairs at Ace Hotel

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Saturday March 9th we going back to class on the rooftop at Ace Hotel dtla for a night of deep, hard and sexy gqom and afrohouse.

The fam at the Ace Hotel in dtla are making much needed space for a night covering the broad spectrum of afrohouse, so Swazi Sunshine and I are preparing a crazy set full of gqom, amapiano, kwaito, kuduro and more. Come out explore the afrohouse sound with us and help us turn this rooftop into the high energy, open air vibe that LA has been craving.

THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE w/ RSVP. 

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Feb
23
to Feb 24

ROADBLOCK™ - an underground African/Caribbean operation

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We blockin up the road and only allowing Dancehall, Soca, and Afrobeat to pass.

We are converting another warehouse into the kind of block party session that you thought could only be found in the streets of Lagos, Kingston, Port of Spain or Belize City.

If you thought PLAY™ and Junkyard Jouvert were crazy, wait until you see what we do this time.

Music by LADY X, TOMI TRIBE, SHACIA PAYNE, and FOREIGNER.

SELECTORS INCLUDE:

LADY X 🇧🇿 Part artist manager, part filmmaker, part chef, part jouvayist/wukkist, Lady X is that high performing shapeshifter only few of us can be. This Saturday, however, Lady X is gonna be bringing what she's best known for: that heavy-hitting dancehall + soca sound only a true daughter of Belize can deliver.

TOMI TRIBE 🇳🇬 Directly responsible for the unwavering Afrobeat movement that has taken over the city, Tomi Tribe is an artistic force that deserves way more credit than he's been given. Because of his commitment to live remixes and edits of the noteworthy Afrobeat hits, no two Tomi Tribe sets sound alike, and next Saturday you can expect a fresh new take on all that shaku shaku/zanku/gwara gwara-inducing riddim that LA can’t get enough of.

SHACIA PAYNE 🇯🇲 When Shacia touch the dance, you can feel her regal essence before you even find out about her bloodline. As a curator, Shacia has established fresh, new club-bound institutions that not only champion Jamaican music and culture, but also uplift a sisterhood in music that does the diaspora justice. As a DJ, she's the go-to artist if you want a loud, deep and sexy selection of dancehall that takes you from resurrecting your jerry springer to droppin into full genna bounce. Come get your dosage of Shacia next Saturday.

FOREIGNER 🇹🇹 aka d green card guerrilla aka louverture nice child aka your favorite foreigner, I am absolutely in love with this line of work. I love DJing. I love practicing the artform that is finding the best, most fun ways to properly contextualize Afrodiasporic music and dance in LA. Next Saturday, I'm delivering my sound packaged in the usual inclusive, accessible, high energy space that we all enjoy. This time around, though, I'm trying a few different things: (1) I'm designing the space to center dancers, and (2) I'm rigging up a half-dozen classic BMW's to set the mood and light up the dancefloor. I hope you can make it out because I can't wait to show you how we comin this year!


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Jan
26
to Jan 27

PLAY w/ BAMBII + ISM ISM

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Making space for the boss Bambii herself alongside ISM ISM and myself to help us inspire LA to play again.

Don’t miss this shit. Going to be a mad scene.

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Jan
25
to Jan 26

GUIDE ME w/ ALMOST DECENT (bday celebration)

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Turning out another DTLA warehouse on Friday 1/25 for Almost Decent’s birthday party alongside Softest Hard, Blondie Beach, Lil House Phone, Jarren, and Vic/Ysi.

RSVP for the vibes below:

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