Wax Wednesdays is a weekly event at Cafe Stritch in downtown San Jose. The night features local DJ's & vinyl collectors playing records in various formats, along with live band performances ranging from jazz, rock, latin, reggae, soul, blues, hip hop, etc. Needle To The Groove hosts every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Resident DJs for [...]
Handdrawn 12" art by Egyptian Lover! Electro pioneer Egypt blessed us with a one of a kind sharpie design when he visited this past Spring.
Aki Kumar, mostly known for his take on Chicago blues, journeys back to his Indian roots on this appropriately titled release, “Aki Goes To Bollywood.” A Mumbai native transplanted to the Silicon Valley in search of tech work, Aki truly found his calling delving into his love for blues music and making a name as [...]
Former frontman/songwriter of Bay Area based ramshackle indie soul folk outfit The Mumlers, Will Sprott goes out on his own to create another eclectically styled release with “Vortex Numbers.” Part surf, garage-y caveman stompers infused with reflective yet surreal fingerpicked somber ballads combined with Sprott’s soulful throwbacks, this record sprawls yet remains a cohesive voice. [...]
The homie Diamond Ortiz' debut full length LP on Mofunk Records has been on heavy rotation since we first got our hands on it. Diamond builds on the old school West Coast G-Funk sound of yesterday and gives it a proper representation in the modern music landscape. His infectious, melodic sound has a little something [...]
Cosmic Slap / 2016 In 2016, we threw a couple of electronic music events we called Cosmic Slap. The first show included Dam-Funk, Egyptian Lover, Brian Ellis, & DJ RyStylz and the second event featured DJ Qbert, Teeko, Diamond Ortiz, & DJ RyStylz. Both events were held at the Ritz San Jose & were a [...]
In this day in age where so much electronic music gets lumped into the "EDM" category, Adrian Younge's "The Electronic Void" is a breath of fresh air. Using synthesizers bought at his friends music store (Jack Waterson; also guitarist/band member of Younge's band Venice Dawn), Adrian produces a wonderful album that pays homage to the [...]