Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" Live @ Eighty-Two THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!!! (4.11.14)

Music X Video Games... two passions in my life coming together, in one location lol! Swing through THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at the brand new spot EightTwo as I provide the soundtrack to your coin-op conquering and consuming of "tasty beverages" (c) Jules Winnfield.

#HFP #RespectTheDJ #MegaChuck

 Designed By Rowell Marcos For Magic Mustache Media

Friday, March 28, 2014

H.F.P. Live @ DJ Cutlos Supreme's Saturday Night Street Party in San Diego TOMORROW NIGHT (Pt. LORD)!!!

The H.F.P. invasion at Funky Garcia's in San Diego continues tomorrow night as DJisLORD helps commence the party on his birthday weekend at DJ Cutlos Supreme's Saturday Night Street Party! Jump off at 9pm. You showed love last week to H.F.P and "thE oLd SouL", S.D. "Let's do it again." (c) J. Boog #RespectTheDJ

Funky Garcia's
421 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
b/t State St. & 4th Ave in Gaslamp, East Village

21 & Over
No Cover
No Dress Code, but of course come out correct and fresh to death!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Celebrate DJisLORD's Birthday at Breathe @ Spirit House THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (3.28.14)!!!

Party People! Come vibe out with us this coming Friday night at "Breathe: The Celebration of Life" to celebrate a gang of birthdays; including our very own DJisLORD! Peep the details below. Shouts out to DJ Wrex for the love #RespectTheDJ

No Cover / 21+
Birthday Celebration Dinner at 7PM
Event from 8PM-2AM
Spirit House
123 S Lincoln Ave
Monterey Park, California 91755
Parking & Entrance on top of Lincoln Plaza Hotel Parking Garage


Music by
DJ Wrex (Celebrating His 30th Birthday)
DJ MYSTER-E
Howard Delirium
Sophenom

Special Bday Performance by Okwords own Jaydes aka Whittey + Surprise Special Guests

Celebrating the Birthdays of
Jaydes, Cristina Arevelo, Angel Balbuena, Jenny Yat, Patrick Topacio, Nicole Mitra, Jessica Gozum, Donald, Moses Tagayun, Derek Palma, Sophia Kahn, Mark Diaz, Lord Advincula, Aubrey Joy, Marie Mesina

Bottle Specials
2 for 300 or 150 for 750 ml

Presented by
Best Promoter Alive
DJ Wrex
Okword Records
Acrylick
The Vape Society
Timeless Brand
Emortal Clothing

Friday, March 21, 2014

H.F.P. Live @ DJ Cutlos Supreme's Saturday Night Street Party in San Diego TOMORROW NIGHT (Pt. "oLd SouL")!!!

SAN DIEGO!!! It's going down THIS Saturday! Live and Direct from Funky Garcia's! DJ Cutlos Supreme's Saturday Night Street Party featuring the homie DJ Ray and our very own DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL!" Jump off at 8pm (PS- That is when he's on). Come show us how SD do!

And as the title of this post suggest, this is only part 1. It will be DJisLORD's turn next Saturday, March 29th, to put it down at Funky Garcia's... a day before his birthday no less! More details on that coming next week.  #RespectTheDJ

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

"thE oLd SouL" Spinning @ 94.7 The Wave's Smooth Night Out (Nokia Theater: 2.28.14)

Worked the wheels this past Friday night for 94.7 The Wave's Smooth Night Out. Phenomenal performances tonight by SWV, Eric Bonet, and Toni Braxton with a special appearance by Babyface that blew the roof of the Nokia Theater! Thank you to all that come out on that rainy evening... a superb audience of party people.

Photography By Rowell Marcos For Magic Mustache Media







Friday, February 14, 2014

Request Line # 6: Common- Go! (Honor Flow Productions Remix)




I have been sitting on this remix for a cool minute now. What better day to give it to the masses than a day dedicated to love... or lust... however you see it, haha! One of my favorite jams from one of my Top 5 favorite MCs.

I can write an essay and them some about my memories and influence from the album "BE," where you will find the original produced by Kanye. Ye' produced the entire album for the exception of two tracks, "Love Is..." and "It's Your World." Those were produced by the frequent Com Sense collaborator, the late, great J. Dilla.

And the music video tho? No lie, on some "Taxicab Confession"-ish, is how my brain somewhat operates.... keeping it 100 like Wilt Chamberlain *Shrugs* haha! Alright, before I get caught up, enough "foreplay."

"On the count of three, everybody run back to your fantasy."

All Instrumentation & Programming By DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" For Honor Flow Productions

"thE oLd SouL" Spinning @ The MojaMoja Pre-Grammy Afterparty + Flicks

Photography By Sheldon Botler Photography

For the past 5 Grammy Awards weekends, I have had the distinct honor and pleasure of working behind the scenes for the MojaMoja Pre-Grammy Brunch and Benefit Concert. I have watched the event grow from the lobby of The O Hotel in Downtown LA in 2009 to selling out the Avalon in Hollywood this year. I have gained a wealth of industry knowledge, stories, and friendships that has made this something I look forward to each and every year.

This year however, was the most special. 2014 is the first year we had an after party after the concert and for the first time, I was asked to contribute to the function as an artist. DJing in between another line-up at Bardot, which including the leader of my favorite band and one of my musical heroes, ?uestlove of The Roots. I have to be honest. Looking at the picture above, I still can not believe it's not Photoshopped, haha! Absolutely unreal and I am incredibly humbled to have had this opportunity.

Click below to peep out flicks from both the Concert and The After Party. We would love to see you their next year!

Concert Flicks: Photography By Wendy Le
After Party Flicks: Photography By Sheldon Botler

For more on all things MojaMoja, please visit http://themojamoja.com/




Photography By Tyler Ann Nunley For Genevieve Munroe co.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"thE oLd SouL" on Soul Train.com: 7 Days Of Funk Review + Ricky Lawson + Black Milk & SuCh Q&As

Over the last month, lots of goodness from my brain for "The Railroad That Don Cornelius Build..."
Q&A: SuCh-Miss Independent 
My 1 on 1 with the multi-talented SuCh. An absolute pleasure to talk to, and personally inspirational for myself, SuCh’s and my conversation covered her upbringing as a preacher’s daughter, her “light bulb” moment, early Grammy/American Idol experiences, and navigating through uncharted territory in this new age of music business independence. My fellow indie artists, you may wanna sit down and read this one.



Q&A: Black Milk- The Art of Storytelling
My sit down with one of my favorite Producer/MCs, Detroit's own, Black Milk. During the west coast tour run for the album, Black talked with me about the creation of his latest LP No Poison, No Paradise, his new creative house under the banner Computer Ugly, and his work with Jack White and Don Cheadle.




Album Review: Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk- 7 Days Of Funk
My review of the long awaited, much anticipated calibration album from two of the West Coast's finest: Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk. Off to the mothership... and allow this album to be your passport to come aboard. “May the funk be with you… as we toast to the boogie.”

In Remembrance and Respect: Ricky Lawson
Last but not least, my thoughts and stories on the late, great Mr. Ricky Lawson. I had the honor and pleasure of knowing and rocking with Ricky. This is my utmost "Soul Claps And Salutes" to "The Drummer For The Stars."


Friday, January 24, 2014

The Demonstration 3


Album Art Design: Derek Heath For Fine Folks Design

"Music knows no color or race, it only knows energy.”

I owe my love and eventual professional pursuit of music to Radio. You know that kid who would camp out in front of their boombox with a blank tape in the deck, two fingers firmly placed upon the record and play buttons, and wait for the precise moment when “that song” would broadcast through the speakers? I was that kid. I spent many a summer vacation from school like this and in turn, created my own homemade radio shows. I would use my parents’ boombox or my Grandmother’s double tape deck stereo system with a $10 Sony microphone to record. I even, much to Grandmommy’s dismay, played with the volume knob and frequency levers pretending it was a crossfader. “Chuckie! Stop playing with that thing like it’s a toy,” scolding me between episodes of Matlock, Perry Mason, or The People’s Court. I thought I was only one who did this; until I started to meet more and more fellow DJs, only to discover we all had this same exact experience in our upbringings. There’s nothing like hearing yourself on the radio.

As I grew older, I started to recognize song structure and sequencing flow because of radio; listening to mixers on 92.3/100.3 The Beat and Power 106 like any LA raised DJ in the 1990s/2000s. These shows combined classic hits, fresh new cuts, and a hint of humor via production drops and sweepers to help form my concept of mixing.

Fast forward to 2014, and I have spent the last 7 years of my life in college and commercial radio. For this third installment of The Demonstration, I’ve drawn on my lifetime of experiences, knowledge, and love of radio. The presentation is amplified and the sonics push high definition range, just as if you were listening to it through an FM dial. These are my influences, past and present, wrapped all into a Lex Luger “Total Package.” This is AMP 97.1, KROQ, 94.7 The Wave, KDAY, Power 106, K-Earth 101, KIIS FM, KCRW, and KXLU all in 73 minutes.  This is the elimination of the boundaries, borders, and cultural segregation we place on music blaring through the airwaves. This is my “Demonstration” of radio… KHFP is now on the air.

Soul Claps & Salutes and Thank You For Listening,

DJ Chuck “thE oLd SouL”


Photography: Bernadette Rodriguez For B. Rodriguez Photography







Friday, December 27, 2013

Honor Flow Productions Will DJ Your Wedding!

Photography By Genevieve Munroe co.

Since I've noticed A LOT of my friends are getting engaged, and I don't want to be "that one single dude" at your wedding, I rather be a part of making your day memorable. Holla at DJisLORD and myself to be the soundtrack to your special day. Contact us at HFPempire@yahoo.com today for booking information and rates #RespectTheDJ. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Snoopy On Ice

Album Art Design: Rowell Marcos For Magic Mustache Media



The Peanuts gang has always been one of my favorite comic strips for many a reason. And of course, A Charlie Brown Christmas is essential Christmas watching for myself and my family. It's right there with Home Alone 1 & 2, The Grinch, Jingle All The Way, and so on.

After the homie Rowell spend about two weeks physically sketching and coloring this for another related project that didn't come to pass, I knew we still had to use the design in another manner because I loved it so much. So it became official H.F.P. Christmas Sweater and the album cover for this flip I made yesterday of Vince Guaraldi Trio's "Skating" from the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.

Enjoy, Merry Christmas to you and yours, and "On Earth, peace, and good will toward men [and women]." (c) Linus

All Instrumentation and Programming By DJ Chuck 'thE oLd SouL" For Honor Flow Productions


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Two-Step Tuesdays # 3 (11.19.13) (Flicks)

Third Two-Step Tuesday in the books! Thank you so much and much love to everyone who came out to Salvage LA to have a good time and donate to Oxfam America. "You are appreciated."(c) 2Pac #RespectTheDJ

Photography By Genevieve Munroe






















"thE oLd SouL" on Soul Train.com: Terrace Martin Interview + 1500 or Nothin' Profile

It's a #2LA double-dosage of new-new from yours truly on Soul Train.com...

My 1 on 1 with Terrace Martin as we talk about his latest LP, 3ChordFold, Love Vs. Emotions, Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper and the current state of Jazz, what he learned from working with Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre, and much more.




Get to know the house band for this years's Soul Train Awards.  1500 or Nothin' has had a hand in some of your favorite records of the last 7 years. Get familiar, thank me later... no Aubrey Graham.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Who Is Down For "The Two-Step?" Vol. 3

 Covered some new territory on this run. Did you catch us in your neck of the woods?




Now the question is... "Are You Down With #TST?" Show us TOMORROW NIGHT!!! We are the best spot to unwind and wild on a Tuesday night in LA... period. It's beauty for your ears, food for your soul, and exercise for your feet. And it's for an important cause this time around. Once again, all donations collected with go to Oxfam America to aid in relief from Hurricane HaiyanThis is H.F.P.'s Two-Step Tuesdays @ Salvage LA. See ya'll in less than 24 hours.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Two-Step Tuesdays # 3 @ Salvage LA! (11.19.13)


Design by Rowell Marcos For Magic Mustache Media

Back by popular demand... Two-Step Tuesdays # 3 at Salvage LA on November 19th! It's getting bigger every month, now... let's turn it up to another level. Tell your peoples about us and "bring em out!" The best spot to unwind and wild out on a Tuesday night in LA... period. Soul Claps And Salutes... See you then!

H.F.P.'s Two Step Tuesdays... "Beauty for your ears, food for your soul, and exercise for your feet."
The Social Media Hastags---->#TST #HFP #RespectTheDJ

**UPDATE 11/12/13:
Because of the devastating turn of events this past week in the Philippines due to Hurricane Haiyan, at TST # 3 next Tuesday, we will be taking a voluntary collection in an effort to aid in the relief.

Music is what we do; our tool and gift we share with the world. We always want to use this gift in an manner that further extends beyond just entertainment as it is also an outlet of social responsibility. All proceeds will go to Oxfam America.

https://secure.oxfamamerica.org/site/Donation2?8300.donation=form1&df_id=8300

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Two-Step Tuesdays # 2 (10.15.13) (Flicks)

Peace, love, and much thank yous from DJisLORD and myself for everyone that came out to Salvage LA last Tuesday for Two-Step Tuesdays # 2. We're building this thing up with each month "And it's all because of you." (c) Ne-Yo We love what we do and it's always a dope time with you all. #TST reaches trilogy status next month on November 19th. Come join us and bring a friend... or two *Rim Shot*#HFP #RespectTheDJ 
Photography by Genevieve Munroe