#7 // This Just In...

Grown Folk Shit on Sign On San Diego this week:


Peep the all the pics as well as the audio interview HERE



DJ Groundfloor's Young Guns Update: SATURDAY!

Gotta start with an obligatory shout out about the awesomeness of the last Young Guns. You know that something went right when you have a full house of people chanting the words to MGMT's 'Time To Pretend' at 130AM with the light turning on:


Click Here For The Full Photo Album From Last Time

Ive been getting some really positive feedback from the mini mix that I put up last time so I'm gonna try to make it a bimonthly thing. As you know these mixes tend to gravitate towards a more listenable sound i.e. a soundtrack for web surfing, mating, etc. This is my first all downtempo mix- think leftfield French Pop meets white boy American electro r 'n b. Or something. Its pretty weird so if you are looking for club, electro or nu disco mix you can find several mixes for download on my myspace.

Click Here To Download Young Guns Mini Mix # 2

1. Hearts Revolution - OOOOOOOOOO
2. Metronomy - Thing For Me (Breakbot Remix)
3 Sebastian Tellier - La Ritournelle (Magic Wand Mix)
4. Boy Crisis - Ganglion of Lightnings
5. Pony Pony Run Run - Boy Girl Surrender (Summer Edit)

Last but not least Bird Peterson is gonna do it up real nice this saturday @ Young Guns- alot has been said about him in the post below this one but I'll just say this: Bird P is MSTRKRFT's favorite new dj and so he is worth checking out if you get down like that. Here's a video of MSTRKRFT dropping Bird P's Track 'The Essence' at Coachella 2009:

Peace all, See ya Saturday



5/23 - Bird Pete Swervin Thru Cali

Bird Peterson = The greatest, most blogged up Baltimore Club/Electro producer/dj from Texas. Ever. Guaranteed.

Based out of Austin, dude has been getting a lot of love the last few years in a lot of places and from a lot of folk, including most of your heros. He's got the interweb well covered... getting shine on everything from the Hollertronix Board to Discobelle (catch his 2007 Discobelle exclusive mix here). His tunes regularly get rinsed by er'body from A-Trak to Diplo. In fact there's some super janky phone-cam video on the intranet of The Bloody Beetroots playing his song 'The Essence' at Coachella to like a trillion screaming Coachellaers... Look it up if you want, but trust, it's low tech. He's got tracks on all the right labels and mix tapes... Head over to the Dim Mak blog for a free load of his remix of the new Felix Cartal single "Skeleton", or swerve on by Turntable Lab (one of our friendly sponsors for this special event - big up yourself Dave!) and peep some of his original works (personal fave = the Kells "Ignition" remix. Make sure you check for it.). To top things off, your dude is quite the graphic artist... Run through his photo albums on the space an peep all the fly flier and album artwork that he do.
So... this Saturday Bird Peterson will be poppin' trunk over at the Young Guns party at El Dorado, along with resident jocs Ikah Love and Groundfloor. It's gonna be a bonafide shit-ton-o-purp-sippin-fun. Promise.

The party starts at 9pm and is $7 at the door, or free with your rsvp to:



Steady Crushin tonight at Eldo featuring resident Crushers J Blow & Unite.




And...Well...Come Midnight this might be YOU!


PPPPPPPP SSSSSSSSSS:::::::: Here are the pics from this steady evening


Hey Buddy!!

Well Young Guns is almost five parties deep and its been twelves types of awesome all the way through. I would like to focus our attention to exhibit A below:


What is she thinking? Whatever it is, it is what the Young Guns parties are all about. Lets try figure this out saturday night- I hope everyone reaches that level at least once in the evening. To get you there we've got some of the finest hometown jocks around, and not the kind that will give rufees to your girlfriend.


First up we've got local indie rockers turned dj trio Buddy Akai. Playing a live electronic dj set. As pioneers of the San Diego indie dance movement I'm not sure I need to introduce them but for those that dont know here is little sample to geek out on:

Oh by the way I also put together an exclusive Young Guns mini mix for ya! It more on the laid back tip, its short and sweet, and its great to hear before you go out or even after. Can you tell I heart Phoenix?

1. Phoenix - Fences
2. Little Boots - Rich Boys
3. Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane remix)
4. Phoenix - Liszomania (Classixx Remix)
5. Ghostland Observatory - Sad Sad City

Click Here For Download

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet. To check out all the photos from last time go here:

Young Guns Myspace Photo Blog

See you Saturday!!




#6 // "I Strive To Be Live Cause I've Got No Choice..."

Whappen kin folk? Everybody good? No pork flu? Cool...

So... In 1992/93 my super dude Joaquin Parral and I used to ride around in his yellow Volkswagen Bug and... well, do nothing really. We would just ride and listen to tapes. Joaquin and I had been in a band together a few years prior to this point. Joaq was the very first hardcore kid I knew who got real serious about hip hop and record collecting. I remember the day I walked into his room at his mom's crib where we used to rehearse and stuff, and I was looking around for his drum kit... Joaq was like, "Yo I sold my drum kit for this...". It was a used pair of 1200s and some dude's record collection Joaquin had bought from an ad in the newspaper. Riding around in that VW Bug, Joaquin put me on to a lot of stuff. For years that was the move... It was like the Hypemachine of the day. Joaquin Paral's yellow VW Bug, that was only still running because Joaq's brother in law was a Volkswagen mechanic that could keep the thing going waay past it's natural life cycle, was like the craziest music blog of 1992. If you had a couple of hours and you wanted to hear the new jawns, you'd call Joaq (who was by this time known as DJ Keen - even though I suggested the name 'Radio Joaquin' like Radio Raheem), hop in the whip and pop in a tape. The first time I ever heard 'Come Clean' was in Joaquin's ride. We drove around and listened to nothing but that song for hours, save for the time it took us to rewind the tape back to the beginning each time the track ended. I really need to give sincere thanks to my key comrade DJ Keen (CYP REP!!!) for everything that he has put me up on over the years and for everything that that knowledge has brought to my life. For real, for real.

I will, very specifically, never forget the time ol' boy played me the 'Mecca And The Soul Brother' cassette for the first time. Not to get super emo or weird about it, but hearing Pete Rock's production on that album, in a way, altered the way I listened to music for ever. Trust me, 1992 was not a bad year for hip hop... 'Daily Operation', 'Stunts, Blunts And Hip Hop', 'Sex And Violence' (all three of which may arguably represent the individual pinnacle of an artist's career)... But after really listening to 'Mecca And The Soul Brother' everything else, even some of my most favorite shit, sounded sorta amateur. I bugged out on that album for a very very long time. I honestly still listen to that record and 'The Main Ingredient' album, with what could most likely be considered a disproportionate frequency. I don't know how long it's been since you've listened to either of those records, but if you go pull them off the shelf right now and sit back and listen... really listen to everything that's going on in those songs... how well its all composed with the rhymes and how efficiently it's all orchestrated... if you listen hard enough, you'll hear, in my opinion, what is possibly the most rarified moment in music and art... that moment when an artist is so in tune with their craft, so in touch with the essence of what they are creating, that the artist has become their craft. Pete, to me, personifies hip hop and the craft of beat making all over those records. I truly consider Pete Rock's music, from then up till today, a gift for which I am thankful.

Alright... I'm done. Thanks for letting me share.

So, uhh... guess who the special guest folk is this Thursday over at the ol' Grown Folk Shit party...


Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock, The Chocolate Boy Wonder
is coming through the El Dorado this Thursday for a very special guest dj set. We're all extremely excited about this. We decided that this very special occasion was good cause to spend effing hours on the interweb youtubing (semi)informative and (hugely)entertaining Pete Rock videos, the cream of which you now get enjoy, starting with my personal favorite...

1991 'Yo! MTV Raps' interview with Fab 5 Freddy... Pete on the beat box for a live, walking through the streets of Mount Vernon, version of 'Straighten It Out'.

Future Music Magazine interview... Pete on the MPC. Chopping Pat Benatar?

Guitar Center Sessions... Pete, 9th Wonder, Dj Revolution, DJ Nu-Mark and Just Blaze getting emo talking about 'T.R.O.Y'.

First things first, obey your thirst... Would the world be a better place if good rappers still got endorsement deals soda pop manufacturers?

INI 'Fakin' Jax'... One of my fave Pete Rock beats for one of my fave Pete Rock projects. Plus it's a classic and tasteful, mad low budget rap video.

This very special Grown Folk Shit party featuring guest folk Pete Rock is this Thursday May 7th at El Dorado.

The night will also feature resident grown ass dj Ikah Love plus a live set by Ikah Love and the Grown Folk House Band with guest vocalist Latanya Lockett.

The party starts at 9pm.

Tickets at the door will be:
$8 before 10pm and
$10 after

A very limited number of $8 pre-sale tickets are available now at El Dorado, as well as the following locations:

mini blog

5 & A Dime
701 8th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


California Sound & Lighting
1919 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110


Access Music
1537 Garnet Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109



Grown Folk Management



Fly Girls & Fly Guys it's about that time, for some super fly funk mixed with beats and rhymes. DJ Unite and your boy J Blow, bringing party rockin rhythms so you know how it goes. El Dorado is the joint, so come pay some dues. Bring some friends, and Good Vibes, and dont forget your dancing shoes. Every FIRST and THIRD FRIDAYS it's the place to be, the Steady Crushin party tailor made for S.D.

As always, a little taste of things to come:

Definitely some of this:

If the B-Boys are there, you will get some of this:

So come on down yall, we'll see you at the spot. El Dorado is Daygo's brand new Sure Shot!