Jun
30
12:01 AM00:01

JUNKYARD JOUVERT 2019

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June 30th, 2019

12:01AM

6223 S MANHATTAN PL 90047

We're returning to bless everyone that's in the city--bornanraiseds, transplants, or just ppl in town for hollywood carnival--with another dutty session of riddim, paint and powder deep into the morning with some of the best soca, dancehall and afrobeats vibes in the city. 

This time around we painting the city in the color of Jouvert’s roots: BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK as the night. More paint, more powder, more madness, more power, more freedom.

Get your tickets now!

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Jun
15
to Jun 16

ROADBLOCK™ - another underground African/Caribbean operation

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We blockin up the road to warm up for Junkyard Jouvert 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 the last ROADBLOCK™ was madness, wait until you see what we do this time.

Music by the original roadblock crew: 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. Next 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 Summer!


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May
31
to Jun 1

CALI QUILOMBO (party) at La Zona Rosa

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On Friday, May 31st, Chief Boima and I are throwing another free party at La Zona Rosa (east la) to continue bringing the Cali Quilombo philosophy to life. This time, we’ve locked in the boss Bambii and the general Cutty to join the vibes.

If you haven't listened to any Cali Quilombo mixtapes, don't trip because we are gearing up to run these tracks LIVE LIVE LIVE at La Zona Rosa (the legendary East LA bar with that serious serious sound banda-tuned sound system). 

Come through, buy a round (next round on me), and listen to Chief Boima and foreigner give you a proper taste of the INTL BLK™ sound.

THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE w/ RSVP! ALL ARE WELCOME (21+)! 

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May
25
to May 26

JERK (los angeles) w/ BAMBII, ASMARA, SHACIA PAYNE + MORE

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BAMBII's JERK TOUCHES LOS ANGELES TONIGHT.
THIS IS A BASHMENT.
THIS IS A DANCE PARTY.
PUT YOUR DAMN PHONE AWAY.
NO BOTTLE SERVICE GUESTLIST OR BOUGIE BORING SHIT.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

MUSIC BY:
Asmara
Bambii
Nino Brown
Shacia Payne
Estefania
Sevyn
Hakeem
Cassandra
Dijon
Maieli
Foreigner

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May
11
to May 12

MZANSI 101 - AFROHOUSE - Upstairs at Ace Hotel

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Saturday May 11th we re back on the rooftop at Ace Hotel dtla for another examination of LA’s love for the deepest, hardest and sexiest selection of gqom, kwaito, amapiano and more.

The fam at the Ace Hotel in dtla are circling back and making much needed space for another night covering the broad spectrum of afrohouse, so Swazi Sunshine and I are preparing to bring another crazy set full of gqom, amapiano, kwaito, kuduro and more.

Come 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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Apr
27
to Apr 28

Juke Bounce Werk presents: DJ DEEON [Dance Mania, Chicago]

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DJ DEEON [Dance Mania, CHI]
DJ SWISHA [JBW, NYC]
FOREIGNER 
JBW DJs - DJ NOIR, JAE DRAGO, SONIC D, NEUROPUNK and LOS

CREATION GLOBAL

FUGITIVE SOUND SYSTEM

LA's Juke Bounce Werk proudly celebrates 6 years with Chicago's ghetto house pioneer, DJ Deeon [Dance Mania]. A legendary top to bottom night celebrating Chicago house, ghetto house, juke and footwork.


JBW has provided a sound and culture bridge to Chicago over the last 5 years hosting Chicago legends and newcomers alike via their regular Rocksteady sessions. The weekly dance cyphers are led by Chicago founded footwork battle clique, Creation Global.

Los Angeles club favorite, Foreigner, rounds out this night's line-up with his energetic hybridized style, offering a range of dynamic versatility for the night.

TICKETS HERE

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Apr
26
to Apr 27

CALI QUILOMBO (party) at La Zona Rosa

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On Friday, April 26th, Chief Boima and I are throwing a free party at La Zona Rosa (east la) to bring the Cali Quilombo philosophy to life.

If you haven't listened to Cali Quilombo vol. 2, don't trip because we are gearing up to run these tracks (and vol. 1 track) LIVE LIVE LIVE at La Zona Rosa (the legendary East LA bar with that serious serious sound banda-tuned sound system). 

Come through, buy a round (next round on me), and listen to Chief Boima and foreigner give you a proper taste of the INTL BLK™ sound.

THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE w/ RSVP! ALL ARE WELCOME (21+)! 

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Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

COMMON GROUND at LACA (talk series)

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Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA) is beginning a new conversation series titled, Common Ground, bringing together artists and scholars with seemingly disparate disciplines and backgrounds in and outside of the arts. This is an invitation to expand upon research similarities, find shared meaning, and enter into “common ground.” 

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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: PPU™ on Saturday April, 6th is exactly what you think it is: the classic dutty Junkyard vibes but with 100% (baby) powder. In other words, get your gas masks, face masks, and powder posse and your bottles of baby powder ready for another classic AfroCaribbean session of the wildness the city needs.

This is the unofficial party for the launch of Season 3 of Blow Your Head. Watch now.

SELECTORS:

FOREIGNER

EPIK

LADY X

TIGER

YANKTRINI

BAE BAE

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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. 

View Event →
Feb
23
to Feb 24

ROADBLOCK™ - an underground African/Caribbean operation

IMG_6759.PNG

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.

Buy Tickets and/or RSVP for the vibes below:

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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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