Friday, April 22, 2011
Summer is right around the corner and what better way to kick it off then with my Body Boyz crew! In preparation for Body Boyz 2011 in Las Vegas, the crew is having their annual BBQ and Pool Party in Los Angeles. Yes I will be there helping out, hosting, and having fun by the pool. So all the boyz with body and the men who love them need to be there to represent!
The event takes place on Saturday May 28, 2011 from 12 noon - 6pm. The address is 5434 South Garth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90056
Presale tickets can be purchased for $15 online at HERE
More info at http://bodyboyzunited.com
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Mega-Festival Coachella sold out in a record 6 days in 2011, leaving many folks, including myself in a bind. But when life throws you lemons, what is left to do but make lemonade, and thus NOCHELLA was born! With a ton of parties popping up to take advantage of the extra people in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, the idea of driving out to the desert to hit up a few FREE parties seemed pretty logical (and thrifty).
With Palm Springs accommodations on lock and trusty sidekick George by my side, I made the journey to the desert Friday night and headed straight to the Ace Hotel. Our goal was to catch Flying Lotus but that didn't happen. There were just a bunch of random hipsters looking for something to do. We made our way to our lovely house (666 Thornhill Road) and prepared for the next day of fun.
Saturday was a bit of a mission to drive from Palm Springs to Bermuda Dunes. Roads in Palm Springs tend be geared towards locals so getting lost if actually quite easy. I finally touched down at a Interscope party sponsored by Belvedere. It was at a really sexy house and Chad Hugo from the Neptunes was spinning. There was free vodka but by the time we got there all that was left was Bloody Mary Flavor(who thinks of this shit?) so after one drink we were out. So it was back to the Ace for Scion's Rhonda party. It was a little light by the time we got there so we then made our way to LA's Smog party in downtown Palm Springs. The all-dubstep affair featured a nice surprise set from Magnetic Man's Skream. The vibe was on point and the music was proper all night.
After an all-night rager at our 666 house and lot of pool action on Sunday morning, the Ace Hotel called again. Although I wanted to drive out to Bermuda Dunes to check out the Brainfeeder party, driving 20 miles in the heat did not seem like a great idea when the Ace was just 1.5 miles away. The Do-Over went off at the Ace. BoysNoize and Cosmo Baker dropped sexy and varied sets that kept the crowd moving. The party actually had a covered dancefloor and in the 100 degree weather this was an essential element to keeping bodies moving. Props to the Do-Over for the smart move.
Overall my Nochella weekend was a fun getaway from LA that was inexpensive, yet packed with lots of new places, people, and experiences. For those looking to soak up some of the Coachella vibes without breaking the bank, this is definitely a wonderful option for 2012!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Another year, another Coachella. And yet another year that I couldn't get a press pass! BOOOOO! But never fear. Coachella has never actually been my favorite event to attend. 3 days in the hot desert, walking for what feels like miles to get from tent to tent only to be so far in the back that you can't even see the artists you want to see. So for the second time I am driving out to the Palm Desert Cities to experience what I like to call NoChella. Each year more and more parties have been popping up surrounding the festival to make use of all the sponsorship money and impressive talent at the festival. So safe to say that there will be plenty to do. Some well known record labels, corporations, and party promoters are doing their thing so it is sure to be a great time. Some of the things that caught my eye include Smog's Coachella afterparty on Saturday night, 2 pool parties from Scion, a collaboration party from Brainfeeder and Stones Throw, and a Belvdedere sponsored pool party! Stay tuned for my review and photos from NoChella!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Excited for another week at my event Nu-Thursdays! On April 14 I am hosting two Nu-R&B divas. The first is Nikki Grier who is signed with Aftermath. She writes with Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Busta Rhymes so you know she is the business! The second is Jazzy, who performed at one of my very first events but has since sang background for Melanie Fiona and written for Jamie Foxx. Both ladies will be performing with the amazing Breezy Lovejoy!
See you at Little Temple
4519 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
$10 all night!
Monday, April 04, 2011
I will be a part of the Body Boyz crew again this year in Las Vegas! Body Boyz has just announced a special contest to join the crew. Info is on the flyer above. Just submit your photos and info to FLex at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 01, 2011
I am back with another edition of ART + SOUL. I put together a lot of events but this one holds a special place in my heart. The venue and vibe are truly unique and amazing! If you are in downtown Los Angeles this Saturday you should come check out this synthesis of art and music. It's FREE until 11pm with a RSVP to the following link: http://tinyurl.com/artsoulapril2011