“There are few nightclub DJs that have accomplished as much on a global scale as Rich Medina. From his humble beginnings as a young b-boy-turned-DJ in Lakewood, NJ, to his current status manning the decks as one of the most popular DJs in Philadelphia NYC, Rich Medina has consistently taken multi-ethnic crowds on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, Afrobeat, funk and soul, unearthing one musical gem after another, for almost 20 years.”
“When I was approached to be the next DJ on the 101 Apparel roster, I committed immediately. I was also quickly clear that I wanted to do a mix that was not only universal conceptually, but also unique to the perspectives of the brilliant DJs who’d done 101 Apparel mixes before me. I firmly believe that just about every person who’s ever danced with someone at a party, club, or musical setting of almost any sort has experienced attraction, or felt romantic. It could be just one song in the course of a night, but that song can often lead to lasting friendships, intimate relations , and in some cases, families. Many who’ve studied US club culture also have many romantic notions about the Paradise Garage and Loft era in NYC where legendary pioneers Larry Levan and David Mancuso, along with their pioneering brothers and sisters, laid down the fundamental blueprint that many consider “The Gold Standard” for club concepts and atmosphere. For me, music in and of itself is love, and love songs don’t always come in the form of a ballad. Songs written in the spirit of love and romance as the theme are some of the best “feeling” songs any of us have ever experienced, and I put this mix together with that in mind. I can only hope that you enjoy “A Dance Turned Into Romance” as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Bless up, and rock rock on.”
- RICH MEDINA
Listen to the 12 min Sampler NOW!
And if your in LA check out Rich Medina *LIVE* FREE This Friday 9/7
SCORED & JUMP N FUNK present The AfroBeatles, featuring RICH MEDINAas host, narrator, and DJ MARK HINES on the music and visual mix, SWISS CHRIS on drums, video drums & percussion, and the AFRO MOSAIC SOUL DANCE GROUP live at DROM on Friday April 6th from 11pm to 4am, $10.00
An evening of live scoring with rare footage of Fela Kuti & The Beatles, and narratives woven from Beatles a capellas and African cinema, The AfroBeatles tackle cultural conundrums produced by race & politics in a funky fresh way – all together now, yeah yeah!
See and enjoy rare footage of the mighty FELA Anikulapo KUTI & THE FAB FOUR in narratives woven from a capellas, rock, pop and Afrobeat classics and African cinema, wherein The AFROBEATLES tackle cultural conundrums produced by race & politics in a funky fresh way !
Although on the surface it may look like one – Black vs. White, Colonizer vs. Colonized, Afrobeat vs. Rock and Roll – this is NOT a contest, nor a battle. And while it certainly isn’t always a lovefest – these live, audio/visual pairings remind us of where we are while also making us hopeful about where we are going.
LET IT BEAT ! WITH THE AFROBEATLES