with Resident DJs:
The bass will be booming, the dance floor will be moving, the vibes will be nice, the sweet Reggae music will fill the air. With DJs Tom Chasteen and Boss Harmony and MCs Jah Faith, Ras Benji, Tippa Lee, and special guests. Hope to see YOUR face in the place!
Angel City Records
Angel City Records is a Los Angeles based record label founded by Mark Morales and Wally Caro. Their primary focus is on promoting contemporary acts while paying homage to the sounds of 1960’s era American Soul, Rhythm & Blues and Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and indie-rock music. Mark Morales has been a local disc jockey, record collector, and dealer of vintage records for the past 20 years. He has been fundamental in beginning the soul & reggae nightclub scene here in Los Angeles through the 1990’s to present day. Wally Caro is an accomplished musician, songwriter and composer in LA’s vintage music scenes. Founder of LA local favorite Ska band “Mobtown,” Wally has also performed with a slew of different acts over his 20 plus years playing a wide range of music from Ska, Reggae, Soul, to R&B, Rockabilly and Jump Blues in his own bands and backing countless artists.
Their merger began while Morales was promoting an Angel City Soul Club event featuring famed Northern Soul icon, singer Gwen Owens. He was referred to Caro by a mutual acquaintance in order to put together a backing band for the show. Since then, the two teamed up to become promoters of clubs and live shows boasting an impressive roster of events here in Los Angeles including concerts with Motown legends, Brenda Holloway, the Marvelettes, famed composer and arranger HB Barnum, Lorraine Chandler, Jamaican groups the Gaylads, the Tennors, and Roy Ellis to name a few.
While working on producing a show with famed Jamaican reggae singer and producer Derrick Harriott, Caro and Morales were working on shifting their focus from promoters to producers putting together an all-star band of some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles within these genres. They used their last vintage show as an opportunity to announce the label and welcome their first artist, soul singer Xiantoni Ari.
Since then, the two have been working endlessly on developing the current artists on the label and identifying new talent. In addition to the younger artists, Angel City Records continues to work with vintage artists by producing and recording new material. Angel City Records Tours are being scheduled to promote the label featuring the individual artists and as the Angel City Records "Review Show" which showcases the label's roster. With many years of experience promoting the vintage sounds, Caro and Morales continue to work diligently at setting the bar and producing a new image and quality music for the listeners, ensuring they stay true to the sounds of yesteryear while giving it their own twist and following through with the label’s slogan..
“LA’s NOW Sound.”
Jackie Mendez is a vocalist and musician based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in South El Monte, a city just outside of Los Angeles, Jackie's interest in music came at an early age. She fondly remembers singing and dancing using the family karaoke machine while no one was around. With the encouragement of her father, Jackie initially took up playing the clarinet in grade school, later moving on to learning the guitar and bass. Through her high school years, Jackie began composing her own songs strongly influenced by the music she was passionate about at the time. She grew up listening to a wide range of music, but it wasn't until her introduction to Ska and Punk, mainly the British 2Tone ska revival music of the late 1970's where Jackie took the next step and started playing in bands. Initially, playing keys and singing backing vocals in her groups, Jackie soon took center stage as the front person. Her desire to learn and grow musically led her to developing a deep passion for 1960s's era Jamaican Ska and Reggae music. Singers like Alton Ellis and Ken Boothe, were now laying the foundation for her future as a singer.
With some experience under her belt, Jackie is ready to utilize her talents and put them to into action making the move to pursue a career as a solo artist. Jackie is now accompanied by an all-star band featuring a line-up of some of California's finest musicians specializing in 1960's era Jamaican music. Her high energy, vocal ability and unique style, sets the stage for Jackie to introduce herself as a solo artist to music lovers worldwide. Angel City Records is proud to present their new solo artist Jackie Mendez. Watch for her upcoming releases and shows in the coming months!
Xiantoni Lynch is a singer, actress, dancer and musician born and raised in Southern California. Growing up within Los Angeles’s vibrant entertainment scene along with the influence of her mother, 60’s and 70’s soul singer Gwen Owens, Xiantoni developed a deep interest in music from the get go. She is well versed in different genres but for the label utilizes her talent in the realm of vintage Soul and R&B. Backed by the label’s house band, the Angel City All-Stars, her powerful voice echoes the timeless sounds of the classic Soul era.
Xiantoni brings confidence, charm, and high energy to each of her live performances leaving the audience well pleased. She has shared the stage with a variety of artists from different genres most recently supporting Soul and R&B artist Cee-Lo Green.