The Art of Storytellin'
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ALL OUTKAST ALL NIGHT
= Featuring =
OutKast | Big Boi | Andre 3000 | Goodie M.O.B. | Cee-Lo | Society of Soul | Slimm Cutta | Organized Noize | Killer Mike | WitchDocta | Sleepy Brown | Janelle Monae | Big Gip | Coolbreeze | Kurupt | Erykah Badu | Joi | Mystikal | Parental Advisory | Bubba Sparxx | Roscoe | Future | and many more.....
SAKE One(SF) & MR.CHOC(LA,BeatJunkies)
The only thing more beautiful than complete silence is soul music: the sound of the ancestors singing the blues through physical form. We seek to harness the tears and the laughter, the Sound and the Fury, the joy and the pain to create a soundtrack for human liberation. And we consider it an honor to play music for you to dance to ."
Born and raised in the culture of hip-hop, DJ SAKE-1 has been looking for the perfect beat since 1989. A founding member of California's (((Local 1200))) Sound System, DJ SAKE-1 has utilized a combination of advanced science and Bay Area hustle to genetically alter the hip-hop idiom into a 360 degree circle of soul. You can find DJ SAKE-1 kickin' up dust and making 5,000-person venues feel like neighborhood house parties from San Francisco to New York City to Atlanta to London and beyond....
DJ SAKE-1 has humbly Served the People as resident DJ at legendary parties such as: Church; Fabric; Soulville; Candy House; Luscious; Oakland Reggae; FeelGood; Unify! and many, many more. He presently resides at the groundbreaking Pacific Standard Time weekly, while traveling to do his thing at vaunted spots like Little Ricky's Rib Shack (NYC), The Rub (NYC), Blacktronica (London), Chocolate Sundays, Outside the Box, Do-Over & Afro Funke (Los Angeles), Earthlink Live (Atlanta) and mucho mas.
Sake One is also a hard working studop producer, having created mashups, remixes, edits and original productions for mixtapes and studio releases. Check his sound on any of his mixtapes or at his live performances.
Born in Fresno, California and raised in Bakersfield, Mr Choc's success comes from a lifelong passion for music. He got his entrée into the culture as a break-dancer but was also intrigued by the power the DJ had over the crowd. He focused on developing his DJ skills, and by 1993 he started two three-hour radio mixshows (one on Bakersfield and one in Arizona). He specialized in playing quality music that didn't get maximum exposure. He just wanted to make sure that great music that wasn't getting its fair share of airplay still had a platform to be heard. In 1995, he was picked up by Los Angeles' Power 106 and broadcast in three cities. In 1999 Choc was promoted to mixshow coordinator for Power 106, and during his seven-year tenure, the station had the number one mixshow for three consecutive years.
In 1996 Choc became a member of the Beat Junkies Crew (Rhettmatic, Melo-D, Shortkut, Babu), one of the most respected DJs crew in the world. Gaining membership in this exclusive crew had a profound impact on Choc: "it showed me that despite everything I had learned in DJing at that point, there was still a lot more to learn. It also made me love my craft a little more because I was finally surrounded by people who understood it and loved it just as much as I did."
Today, as Director of Scratch-LA, Choc imparts his knowledge on to hungry and eager students. He also continues to hold down multiple residencies and parties throughout SoCal.