Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yearbook (The Mount:Year One)

In late September, I received a Facebook message from a college classmate that "wanted to see if I could do something for her since I was all in the music business." Oh boy I thought, messages that start off like this usually result in two kinds of requests: one, to help them get something on the radio or two, concert tickets. Turns out, she asked if I could type out a playlist of some popular mainstream Hip-Hop and R&B songs from our freshman year at Marymount College for a memory box she was complying.

Now, anyone that knows me will tell you, I am always one to soundtrack associate almost every occurrence in my life. From the moment I received that message, the wheels started turning, and I saw myself scribble out a list of over 40 songs the next morning. Once I looked down at my hieroglyphics, bookmarked moments of my freshman year of college; one of the most influential 12 months in my life, started to flashback in my mind. A time in my life when I realized "I knew this world was crazy, but not this crazy." I realized it moves at the speed of light such as the album covers photo; a shot I took of myself one late night on the colleges bus for photography class. Just a written list would not suffice nor do justice, these experiences had to be relived through speakers.

Unlike The Demonstration series, the record selection process was more based on historic context than my own personal taste. It had to be given that this was the soundtrack for that time period, and not just for my own ears (that is another list in itself).

Important to highlight is much of the landscape of what Hip-Hop and R&B music has become presently started to manifest that year. Just listen to Snoop and Akons I Wanna Love You or the Hyphy Movement cuts on this tape and tell me you cant hear its minimalist influence on DJ Mustard; currently spearheading arguably the West Coasts most influential sound since Dr. Dre and Scott Storch unleashed the lowrider Grand Piano and Symphony String bounce of the magnum opus, Still D.R.E. Then there is the affair of Hip-Hop with Dance music. It is a common place now, but later became pop culture foreshadowing heard in, my humble opinion, Timbalands best cover to cover production work outside of Missy and Aaliyah: Justin Timberlakes Future Sex/Love Sounds, Nelly Furtados Loose, and his own Shock Value. All three of those LPs were laced with vibes of Electronic, dance floor driven monsters.

Admittedly, 95% of these songs I jammed from jump, 4% grew on me over time, and one song on here I honesty cringed at including. But I knew I had to given both its popularity and association with one of those hilarious flashbacks I mentioned above. I'll let you try to figure out which song it is.

But that is the power of music. It is a hell of a stimulating sensation. The melody and lyrics are the flux capacitor and our mind is the DeLorean. With that established as the motto, I welcome you to the first installment of my nostalgia trip with no roads. First stop... 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East... Fall of 2006.

These were the sounds, these were the quotes this is the music Yearbook of The Mount: Year One.

Soul Claps & Salutes and Thank You For Listening,

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL"

PS- Thank you Sara "placing" the light bulb over my head.

Arranged and Mixed By DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" For Honor Flow Productions
Album Art Design: Tyler Ann Nunley For Genevieve Munroe co.
For Promotional Use Only!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" Live @ Eighty-Two Tomorrow (10.4.14)!!!

A Super Sonic Sunday with your homie "thE oLd SouL" tomorrow at Eighty Two! I'm on starting at 5pm!

#HFP #RespectTheDJ #Sega

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

H.F.P. X iStandard Producers LA Showcase (9.15.14)

Last Monday, I had the honor and privilege to participate in the LA Edition of the iStandard Producer Showcase! For those not in the industry know, the iStandard Showcase gives up and coming producers the opportunity to play a set of their beats in front of an elite group of fellow producers and record label A&Rs.

This was an excellent experience and it was a release to finally get to preview some of the new-new we have been working on for over a year and half now to the public. Some of those new jams I played during my set you can hear in this short film.

Thank you to iStandard, thank you to Shawn Barron, Cardiak and Dawaun Parker for the words of wisdom and thank you to everyone who came to The Dragonfly to vibe out with a brotha! Soul Claps and Salutes.

- DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL"

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday Funday Award Tours: Eighty-Two (9.21.14)

Lapdances in the middle of an arcade... now that's a first. I haven't seen a chair pulled in the middle of a dancefloor like that since high school dances at The L. And the owner Noah making it rain soon after this was taken lol! Thank you as always Eighty-Two for another Sunday Funday Award Tour!

Remember ya'll, I'm at Eighty-Two EVERY OTHER Sunday from 4pm-8pm. Next time with be October 5th!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The RAD Cabin's #LaborFriday Flicks (8.29.14)

#LaborFriday... Soul Claps and Salutes and Thank You. That shit reminded me of the the same high school/college functions that made me fall in love with cold rocking parties. A topnotch assembling of party people. To all bands, vendors, photographers, sound men, security, helping hands, and Dann Saxton of The Rad Cabin... you kick ass as usual. Here's to more.

Photography By Tommy John For StillMotionLA

Photography By Paola Patricia For Pistola Photography

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Funday Award Tours: Eighty-Two (9.7.14)

Hi Scores On The Dancefloor... Thank you again Noah, Waldo, and everyone at Eighty-Two for another Sunday Funday Award Tour! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" Live @ The iStandard Producer Showcase: LA Edition (9.15.14)!!!

On Monday, September 15th,  I have been selected to have the honor and privilege to participate in the LA Edition of the iStandard Producer Showcase! For those not in the industry know, the iStandard Showcase gives up and coming producers the opportunity to play a set of their beats in front of an elite group of fellow producers and record label A&Rs. It's sort of a battle as well because all competitors will be judged for prize packages at the end of the night. That is why I am personally extending the invitation to you all to come out to The Dragonfly that night and vibe out to some brand new, unreleased H.F.P. jams!

I have limited number of free tickets to the event that I will be giving out. Hit me on Twitter at @thEoLdSouLHFP or by email at if you want to grab some! Otherwise, tickets will be $10 at the door.  Holla at me and see you all at The Dragonfly on September 15th!

The Dragonfly
6510 Santa Monica Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Doors: 8:30pm
Show: 9:45pm

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sunday Funday Award Tours: Ametron Electronics and Eighty-Two (8.24.14)

 Both DJisLORD and DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" were putting in work this past Sunday. Thank you again to Mike at Ametron and Waldo & Noah at Eighty-Two.  Antennas up for Sunday Mixdown transmission...

Photography by Tyler Ann Nunley For Genevieve Munroe co.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" Live @ Eighty-Two Tomorrow (8.24.14)!!!

After you check out Lord at Ametron Electronics, the Sunday Funday Jams continue 1nce again at Eighty-Two tomorrow! Chuck is on 4pm-8pm. "Game On" (c) Wayne's World. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" Live @ The RAD Cabin's "#LaborFriday" NEXT FRIDAY (8.29.14)!!!

NEXT FRIDAY!!! The RAD Cabin is at it again with another holiday party sure shot! Good Bands, Good Activities, Good Vibes, and maybe even a good DJ... our own DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" will be on decks!

***Make sure you show the flyer above on your smartphone for entree at the door!!!

HFP X ALS Challenge

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL," DJisLORD, and Elimn8 take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and pass it along to a couple of friends. To donate, please visit

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DJisLORD Live @ Ametron Electronics' "DJ Hangouts" THIS SUNDAY (8.24.14)

DJisLORD back again at Ametron Electronics' "DJ Hangouts" THIS SUNDAY from 11:00am-3:00pm. Classic cuts, breaks, and S@#!

1546 North Argyle Ave
Hollywood, California

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunday Funday Award Tours: Eighty-Two and Lucky Strike H&H (8.3.14 + 8.10.14) (Flicks)

It's been two straight Sundays of jams on top of jams. Rocked the decks at Eighty-Two (8/3 and 8/10) and Lucky Strike Hollywood & Highland (8/10)! Thank you again to Waldo and Noah at Eighty-Two and Dann of The RAD Cabin for always giving me the opportunity to be the soundtrack for good times.

Photography by Tyler Ann Nunley For Genevieve Munroe co.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

DJisLORD Live @ Ametron Electronics Tomorrow!!! (7.27.14)

DJisLORD going live on the decks tomorrow at Ametron Electronics in Hollywood. Cris Cado also performing and putting it down as well. 11am to 3pm. Come through! #‪#‎RespectTheDJ‬

1546 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sunday, July 13, 2014

4th Of July 2014 Tour: 94.7 The Wave @ Van Ness Park & Rad Cabin Events' Amurica!

Pretty busy 4th of July for HFP. First up was 94.7 The Wave's function at Van Ness Park where I opened up the day with some jams and even spun for a couple of the performing acts; one of those pictured below is Diamondz & Pearls.

Photography By Rowell Marcos For Magic Mustache Media

Then it was off to Amurica! presented by the good folks at Rad Cabin Events. That rooftop was without question one of the best spots to view fireworks in all of Los Angeles. With all the live performances going, the whole scene reminded me of this Audioslave jam  Shouts out to Dive, Many of Odd Nature, and Nacosta for bringing the musical ruckus with me.

Photography By Pistola Photography

Friday, July 11, 2014

"thE oLd SouL" with DJ Morse Code TONIGHT @ Eighty-Two (7.11.14)

This just in... I'm back at Eighty-Two TONIGHT with DJ Morse Code! I start the jams off at 7pm. Instead of using those quarters on Friday night laundry, play a couple rounds and have a toast homes. See you in a few...

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Mike Parlett Radio Show Interview (Highlights) (4.13.14)

Last month, Saxophonist, Multi-Instrumentalist, and all around good dude Mike Parlett invite me to sit-in as a special guest on his weekly radio show, broadcast from his Talented Studios here in Los Angeles.

Check out some of the highlights from my time with Mike which includes our connection through the late, great Ricky Lawson, my "day job" at 94.7 The Wave, the history behind my nickname, the day I met Jessy J (thanks Mike for putting me on blast, lol! Just kidding), the importance of music education in schools,


For the very first time ANYWHERE... I somewhat let the cat out the bag regarding details on H.F.P's upcoming sophomore album, including the world premiere of the demo for "It's All Love," (starting at 12:28) one the album's singles. Exclusive ish...

If you want to hear the full show (as you should because there is A LOT of great music on it), you can subscribe/stream/download The Mike Parlett Radio Show on iTunes Podcast here:…3101836&mt=2

And make sure you tune-in live to Mike every Sunday 2pm-4pm(PST) on

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"thE oLd SouL" Spinning @ Lucky Strike (Dann's Birthday Bowling Bash) (5.4.14)

Photography By Tyler Ann Nunley For Genevieve Munroe Co. 

 Had an absolute ball spinning at Lucky Strike Hollywood And Highland Sunday night! Shouts out and thank you again to the birthday boy, Dann (who has a long history with H.F.P. as the Production Manager at The Roxy) for allowing me to provide the soundtrack for the night. And thank you to excellent staff who were nothing but great host. Can't wait to do again with y'all in the near future! 

Photography By Tommy John Gaio For Stillmotion LA

Thursday, May 1, 2014

"thE oLd SouL" Live @ Eight-Two (4.25.14) (Flicks + Recap)

Photography By Tyler Ann Nunley For Genevieve Munroe Co.

Flicks and recap/review of last Friday night at Eighty-Two courtesy of Genevieve Munroe Co. and Blow Da Cartridge!

"A bar with retro arcade and pinball machines? Sounds like video game paradise to me. Recently opening this past March, EightyTwo is a new Arcade/Pinball Bar in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. This place is full with 40 arcade and pinball machines from the 1970s to the 1990s. Why not hit a couple of rounds of Mortal Kombat II with your friends or go up against the Galactic Empire in Atari’s Star Wars."
Eighty-Two (Downtown LA) by Blow Da Cartridge (Continue Reading Here...)

"thE oLd SouL" X Elimn8

Thursday, April 24, 2014

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" Live @ Eighty-Two THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!!! (4.24.14)

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Back at Eighty-Two THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!!! Come get your game and groove on with me in the Arts District in DTLA starting at 6pm! Shoot, afterwards, I may challenge some folks to a couple rounds of Mortal Kombat II and NBA JAM #HFP #RespectTheDJ