07.15 Cuffin

Cuffin — As defined in the Urban Dictionary as:

1. WHEN YOU DONT WANT TO SHARE A MATE WITH ANYONE ELSE.

2. WHEN YOU HAVE METAPHORICAL HANDCUFFS ON YOUR BF/GF

2. WHEN YOU DON’T LET YOUR BF/GF HAVE FRIENDS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX

Cuffin — as defined in the Sacramento dance scene as:

1. THAT NIGHT AT DIVE BAR WHERE THE MUSIC IS SO NASTY, AND THE VIBE IS SO SEXY…THAT YOU BETTER CUFF YOURS UP BEFORE YOU GET THERE.

Dive Bar
1016 K St
21+
With Jon Reyes and Druskee on the 1s and 2s
& SOOSH*E! on the mic

DLRN w/ Privileges + Stevie Nader @ Transition2016

Happy new year folks!

This Sunday in Sacramento, DLRN will be playing some new shit at Sol Collective for “Transition 5”. The annual showcase was created by producer AREYOU (Ru) in 2011 as a way to feature both the production and emceeing elements of hip hop music while flowing together seamlessly as one long performance. The event’s a great way to kick off the year and usually results in a reunion for everyone in the Sacramento hip hop scene. We’ll be playing some stuff of the new album with support from the homies of PRVLGS, a prog rock/jazz duo that are insane on the drums and keys. Also performing this year is headliner DUCKWRTH with Alyssa Bernal, RU AREYOU, Stevie Nader, Chuuwee, Soosh*e! and JustKristofer. It’s an all ages show that’s only $10 at the door. We’ll have some special stickerpacks for folks that come through and hang.

Back in the Studio

Happy December. It’s cold as shit and DLRN is back in the studio recording new music! Sean and I have been hard at work all over California working on the followup to Neon Noir Deluxe. Out in LA we’ve been tracking at Truth Studios, in Sacto we’ve been visiting the good folks at Alley Ave and Soundcap and as I write this…I’m sipping on a Guinness in the legendary Lady Psychiatrist’s Booth of San Francisco’s Vesuvio Café with an Ableton session running in the background. No spoilers yet on the album title, features, etc…it’s still a little early in the process for that. But the music is coming along smoothly and we’re both very excited for you to hear what we have in the pipeline.

If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve plans, Druskee and I will be spinning at Dive Bar for a GOOD COMPANY NYE PARTY! There’ll be a balloon drop, champagne, and of course all the dope party music you come to expect from a GOODCOMPANY party. Make sure to come early because we do expect to hit capacity very early.

GOODCOMPANY at Dive Bar Sacramento

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GOODCOMPANY is wrapping up a 2 week-residency at Dive Bar in Sacramento on Friday night. Last week I had a solo shift. The place was packed and had mermaids swimming in the aquarium above the bar. This week, Druskee is back from SF’s Outside Lands Festival and will be joining me for one of our infamous back to back sets.

For the uninitiated, GOODCOMPANY is the name of the travelling party hosted by Druskee and myself. Occasionally it’s a day party w/ DJ Epik, Mooselini The Soul Facist, and Drewbacca the Hairless Wookie. Regardless of the format, GOODCOMPANY is a zero-fucks, better wear your dancing shoes, gonna end up making new friends dance party which celebrates music to make you feel good.

Listen to my GOODCOMPANY promo mix here.

Listen to Druskee’s GOODCOMPANY promo mix here.

Orange Sun and Orange Sauce

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The forecast said 91, outside felt like 95, and the rooftop felt over 100.

Yesterday, the season opener of the GOODCOMPANY Day Party took place up on the rooftop of Sacramento’s Warehouse Artist Lofts. Even though the sun was blazing overhead, it didn’t stop partygoers from coming out and spending a Sunday afternoon with the GOODCOMPANY crew.

The GOODCOMPANY Day Party is Sacramento’s premiere Sunday soiree with resident DJs Druskee (SAC), Epik (SAC), Mooselini the Soul Facist (SF), Drewbacca the Hairless Wookie (OAK) and myself. Last season, the party was held at the now-defunct Witch Room. This year we kicked off the summer series at the brand new WAL rooftop.

Since we were on the rooftop, we had to throw up the canopies to make sure the gear didn’t melt and fill up the kiddie pools filled with water and Tecates to make sure folks stayed hydrated. There were kalua pig tacos and fresh fruits for those with the munchies and of course the best soul/funk/disco/hip hop tunes to two step on a Sunday afternoon.

 

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