Happy 2011 from all of us to all of you… We really set the bar quite high with the infamous New-Over New Years Day party this year. We can’t wait to really do this big this year and have plenty of things coming your way, wherever you may be…
Thanks to Diplo, J.Rocc, Jack Beats, Jeremy Sole, Life and b-day boy Rockwell for the amazing selections. Thanks to Mark and Johnny and all at Jane’s House. Super big thumbs up to the 1,200+ people that braved those ugly hangovers to make their January 2nd even more painful.
Historically, Father’s Day has been our slowest day of the summer for the past five years, but that was no longer the case this past Sunday as it was a live one from sun up to sun down. Even a few Fathers and one Grandfather joined in the fun. Resident Jamie Strong and guest Dirty Dave took care of things for the first three hours by keeping it casual with the disco vibes. Ninja Tune’s DJ Vadim was up next with the big beat set that got the crowd bouncing followed by one of LA’s most underrated talent’s Jeremy Sole who played possibly the tune of the season so far (brass band cover of “Another Brick In The Wall). As day proceeded into night, things got even more lively as Mr. Choc took control of the decks and showed why he is one of the best in the biz and Baby Bam of The Jungle Brothers even joined in on some freestlye antics. The Bladerunners proved that the Boston based DJ duo is much better at closing things out than their counterparts, The Celtics as they took us on a journey across across the coasts.
Friends and family traveled from far and near for our annual post bird day romp aka The Left-Over. If you’ve had the pleasure of attending any of our one-off events, you’ve come to learn that these are some of the most fun Do-Over’s to experience. Well, this year’s Left-Over definitely lived up to those expectations. With each passing season, the bar itself takes on a new life and identity of its own. Attendees were treated to the next phase of Cranes, which included a remodeled outside patio giving it a Brooklyn-esque feel. As for the party itself, it was a nonstop rug cutting affair with $mall Change making his annual pilgrimage from NYC to get down alongside fellow New Yorker JT Donaldson, KCRW’s Jeremy Sole and Rhettmatic featuring Eric Bobo on percussion who had the crowd in a dancing frenzy (Rhett even made a cameo on percussion!).
Save The Date:Friday, January 1st. The New-Over.
If you attended our first ever New Years Day party last year, you know it’s not worth missing. That was probably our craziest party all year and in the history of Do-Over. This year we will top it bigger and bigger.
This past Sunday was to be our most anticipated Do-Over to date, but unfortunately was marred with tragedy and sorrow. The legendary Jazzy Jeff was going to bless us with his presence on Sunday, but like many of us, he awoke Saturday to the tragic news of the plane crash involving DJ AM & Travis Barker and chose to get on a plane to be at home. Our hearts and prayers go out to all that were involved in this tragic accident, and we hear that Adam will be back in LA within the day or two.
In more positive news, one of our favorite Do-Over guests, Jeremy Sole made his first appearance of the summer and it was well worth the wait as he brought some serious Afro-Funkiness, but in true Do-Over fashion, gears quickly changed as the beat brigade began by beat fanatics The Gaslamp Killer and Samiyam who dropped the neck cracking beats. Thee Mike B was MVP of the night, not only from his party rockin set which is always a highlight of The Do-Over season, but he came through in the clutch when the highly anticipated set from Waldo P was marred with technical difficulties. Mike B lent his computer to Waldo P who came correct and dropped it like it’s hot.
The Final 5: We are doing it big once again with a special guest from the right coast making his Do-Over debut! In fact, we plan on ending the season on a high note with 1-2 special out of town guests that will make their Do-Over debut each Sunday from here on out so DO NOT miss as you never know who will be getting down!