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LA: *Church 2 Yr Anniversary* Special Guest Nai Palm*Hiatus Kaiyote* 10/25

posted on October 24th 2012 in Frolaborators & LA & Music with 1 Comments

in association with FROLAB + Fusicology…. CHURCH LA turns TWO years old! Thursday 25 October at Del Monte Speakeasy/Townhouse Basement in Venice. Mark your calendars for the 4th Thursday of every month – CHURCH LA!

Two years ago this month we started CHURCH at a little spot in Santa Monica called Angels, now two years later the event is bicoastal with a monthly happening in NYC as well as new spots about to kick off in DC and Miami. LA is where it all started though! To celebrate turning two, we’re going all out with an unmissable lineup of feature guests…

MARK de CLIVE-LOWE (Tru Thoughts)

with special guests:

* NAI PALM (HIATUS KAIYOTE/Australia)

* TAWIAH (Mark Ronson/UK)
* JOHN ROBINSON aka Lil Sci (Scienz of Life/NYC)
* JAMIRE WILLIAMS (ERIMAJ/NYC)
* OVASOUL7 (DJ Spinna/Jazzanova)
* DERF REKLAW (Ramsey Lewis/The Pharoahs)

residents:

* NIA ANDREWS (Janelle Monae/Common)
* TREVOR WARE (Billy Higgins/Dwight Trible)
* DEXTER STORY (Kindred Spirits/Dwight Trible)

guest DJs:

* ANTHONY VALADEZ (KCRW)
* SEAN-O (Soundwaves/KPFK)

and more surprises…

8pm-1am @ Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave, Venice CA 90291 (Basement Level)

8pm – Doors
8.30pm – Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) performs an exclusive 30 minute solo set

9pm – DJ Sean O
10pm – MdCL + crew Live
11pm – DJ Anthony Valadez
12am – MdCL + crew Live
1am – DJ Anthony Valadez

“ (MdCL) effortlessly spins samples, drum beats, piano and keys and a live band into a tight aural choreography” – LA Weekly

“MdCL is an underground phenom…” – Okayplayer

“CHURCH has earned a reputation as one of the premier jam nights in the city… MdCL is an uncategorizably gifted talent…” – LA Times

From the jazz club to the dancefloor, CHURCH is a musical journey of no boundaries and endless surprises. Globetrotting musician MARK de CLIVE-LOWE leads live sets interpolating jazz, improv, live remixing, beats and dancefloor electronica into a melting pot of sounds and styles unlike any other. Joined by a stellar cast of musicians, vocalists, DJs and spontaneous guests from LA and beyond, each and every month is a totally unique and individual music-lover’s experience…

“A must see event!” – Giant Step New York

Greg "Cognito" Barr first entered the hip hop world as a dancer during the early 1990s in the DC metro area. Later his love for hip hop brought him to Atlanta, GA where he formed the underground group massinfluence. With massinfluence, the relationships within the music industry grew both here in the US and abroad during their many European tours with the likes of the Company Flow, Beat Junkies, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Blackstar and many others. Also during these years is when Cognito, also known as "Nito", put his mark in hip hop iconography by introducing his line of t-shirts "Nonstop Hip Hop" which was featured in classic video by De La Soul and Jeru the Damaja. Over the past 10 years, Nito has captured classic footage of some of hip hops greatest, including Jay Z, Mos Def, The Gorillaz, Nikka Costa, MF DOOM, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch and The Roots. Recently, Cognito shot and compiled 4 years of concert and behind the scenes footage of Talib Kweli for a still to be released documentary.

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