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A FOND FARE-WELL TO THE OG WELL SPOT

Sup fools, it's GLENJAMN aka the "Cultural Historian"  reminiscing about another tite time when I kicked it at The Well before there even was The Well LA.  Since I got a rad reception w/ my 1st #TBT post2nd #TBT post, my 3rd #TBT post and my LAST #TBT post...  I'm gonna go in again.  So, lemme go and share another rad moment with y'all via photos and/or videos (b/c God gave me two hands for two cameras)...  This post is a little special... it's about the last time I kicked it at the OG Well spot... so gather round the campfire...

Let's take it back to the OG Well LA spot near the Shrine on a warm and vibey night in April 30th, 2011...

KABLAMMOMOTHAFUCKAAA. Ever since the first #TBT post, I told you I was always gonna hit you with a video when I start my #TBT posts to help me get my inner nostalgic vibes right before I get all write (pun intended).  

But yeah, damn, this night is a special one... I remember Jefferson giving me the heads up (like I have said in the past, Jefferson and maybe Steph were the only plugs I had for the Well parties back in the day)... but then they were like, "yo, we're moving outta the old OG spot and moving the show to DTLA (to the current location for The Well on Olive in DTLA) and we are gonna throw a rager before we roll out!" [paraphrased]...  So, being the plug that I also am... I linked up Jefferson w/ Alex Boys Noize (who was also in town at the time) and said that we were gonna make sure the last fiesta was gonna be an epic one... So, bam, here's a clip of Alex playing Julio Bashmore's Battle For Middle You and please excuse me a minute as I wallow in this moment of greatness from back in 2011.  What a fuckin track tho!  #VIBESVIBESVIBES

NEVER FORGET.

NEVER FORGET.

So, this post will sort of commemorate the end of an era...  The times when I would just get a call from Jefferson saying that we should do a party that night... and guess what, hours later, there would be a room packed with kids just wanting to party where the vibes were real and weren't dilluted with the EDM trash that was starting to take its hold on the LA dance scene.  We were kids that wanted real parties w/ no pretentious energy and no bottle service.  The parties always felt like warehouse mini raves b/c the spirit of it was such.  I really wanna say thanks to the homies at The Well b/c they definitely kept the torch alive for a while when we needed SOMEWHERE TO GO. 

Since this post is more about the family than just the party, I dusted off a couple photos from that party where they put up that giant WELL LOGO thing they had just crafted up a couple weeks before and the vibes just spilled onto the floor.  I fuck w/ this gallery above b/c I still fucks w/ the people in the photos that have become more than just homies.  They became fam. So, here's a lil family album of the homies.  Including: Greg and Jamie Acid Girls, Franki Chan, Dashiell & DTall, Caesar Sebastian, Louisahhh!, Jamal, mu0p and more! FAM IS FAM.

Sometimes... when I write these blog posts, I get antsy when I see too many photos and think it's about time for a good video clip to paint a better scene of what went down that sweaty night... and since I've got the keys to the car RN, I'm gonna stick this clip of Jerome LOL (a legend we have already established) into the mix and share this vid of when parties were just like this.  Jerome was playing some new shit probably and some girl with a butt decided to jump on and showcase said butt.  I called the video "New Ass Challenger" when I uploaded the vid in 2011, and I think it's actually a quite appropriate title for what went down.  TBH, I usually write the titles of my video clips at the last second with whatever just pops into my brain.  In 2011, her butt definitely popped into my brain.  

Then, more vibes from the IRL to URL to MEMESPHERE Jerome from 2011... When I say that, I mean to say that Jerome was so ahead of his time in 2011 and he was my go-to-guy when it came to new music that tiptoed the line between AOL IM sounds and new dance shit back then that I just needed to record more video of whenever he played.  I saw the magic in his demon eyes way back then and now I'm seeing the man that came out of the fire that was 2011 unscathed.  So, yeah this video is tight because the music and the homies are tight... there i said it.

I spy a Cobrasnake in the distance...

I spy a Cobrasnake in the distance...

Before I share some more shit, I'm gonna put this right here too b/c I wanted to give a shoutout to another photo brother that sorta helped me get on the scene taking photos and vids w/o being grilled too much for doing my own thang. And the guy that gets the shoutout is Mr. Mark the Cobrasnake Hunter.  When I started to wander solo in clubs because I just felt like it during early 2007, Mark would just encourage me to do my thing b/c we both just cared about the people that we were taking photos of more than just the photos. I think.  Anyways, I caught Mark in a photo to make up for this one below from him from 2009 ;)

Here's a photo Mark took of me way back when I was starting... wow a #TBT within a #TBT... GLENCEPTION

Here's a photo Mark took of me way back when I was starting... wow a #TBT within a #TBT... GLENCEPTION

Anyways, sorry for taking that left at Memory Lane when I shoulda taken a right... I'm back on track and back to the Finale Fare-Well party that went down :))))  So what went down next... hmm, oh yeah, duh, Alex Boys Noize took over around like 1 or 2AM (ahhhhh the beauty of underground parties in 2011 in LA) and just did his fucking thing.  The German took over and played those fire jams we still play in 2017... As friends, we just assembled when Alex gave out the signal... and TBH, these little parties at the Well were sorta the reasons why Alex keeps coming back to LA.  He fell in love w/ the city b/c he felt like he was now a part of the city.  Ya dig? 

A classic photo of just the cameraderie and vibes that the OG Well spot was full of...

A classic photo of just the cameraderie and vibes that the OG Well spot was full of...

We just wanted vibes.  We just wanted to dance.  So Alex provided his superstar vibes for just a couple kids that just wanted to turn up before we knew what the phrase "turnt up" meant.  Like I said, it was just a real party back then.  We don't have many real parties anymore.  We only have sponsored events.  But this was a slice of vintage hipster heaven from 2011.

Shit, dude, I mean, he hit us with that fresh BOYS NOIZE x MR. OIZO - HANDBRAEKES shit.  I mean CALLGURLS ARE DEAD.  I MEAN.  DUDE, TAKE ME BACKKKKKK...  That was the era... and it was the end of the OG WELL spot era... so with that, we just gotta live through these vids... 

Fun times, with a little Jason Hong side cameo in this photo... classic 2011 LA party vibes lol

Fun times, with a little Jason Hong side cameo in this photo... classic 2011 LA party vibes lol

So yeah, I'm still holding onto the last bit of this post because I hate saying goodbye honestly... but guess what!  The parties continued for The Well LA... I mean they're still doing shit to this day in that new OLIVE location tho!  It's just sad to finally close the lid on the #TBTs about this special location b/c I had some of the best times of my life in that weird little room near U$C and the Shrine.   Anyways, the memories live on through me.  I am the vessel and I'm down.

One last toast to an amazing place and some amazing memories.  See ya soon in another episode of #TBT (but from a different location) [teardrop. droptop.].

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Bye bye from 2011. Goodnight. Dooces.

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MY FIRST TIME AT #NIGHTONBROADWAY WAS PRETTY TITE

Just like I did w/ some of my previous posts, I'm gonna drop some knowledge + photos + vids yet again.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  So, gather round the campfire b/c Grandpa Glen got another tale to tell...

So, I flew back from NYC to LA, just in time for the #NIGHTONBROADWAY thang in DTLA on January 28th, 2017. 

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Decided to start off this post w/ a mini timelapse clip I shot w/ my iPhone 7 while resting my phone on my bag in the middle of the street.  V. RARE to see all these Angelenos WALKING!  OMG!  Like I mentioned above, I had justtttt got off the plane from NYC shooting the MAN/WOMAN trade show all week and pooped at the crib real quick and made it to DTLA to catch this weird/cool/fun/interesting/tiring spectacle... So I chose the clip b/c it sorta also represents how I felt... MANIC AND TIRED AND READY TO GO

It was rad to come to a crazy ass, blocked-off, Broadway for a night and just see a glimpse of how NYish LA could be with the growing skyline of skyscrapers, etc... anyhow, before I digress further, I wanted to point out how tite it was to run into all the HOMIES that were CONNECTED to The Well in some way... from all the homies that worked there to the REAL OGs that came by to kick it, I just wanted to dedicate the gallery above to y'all.  I've seen everything and I remember everyone ;)

Next up, I gotta shout out the SHOOTERS that were wandering Downtown LA at night in a future glimpse of gentrified LA-Wonderland! But, anyways, wanted to give out to the two ladies from LA that shared a Falafel break w/ me while showing their megaguns + lenses.  Go get it girlllllssss....

Here's another gallery I made of just the overall VIBES that people were having thanks to a lovely, warm LA "winter" night when the homies could chill and strangers could wild out like it was their first Coachella...

S/O to the homies that threw a damn party in front of the Orpheum...

S/O to the homies that threw a damn party in front of the Orpheum...

So, yeah, let's give it up to The Well fam for throwing a fucking turnup of ALL AGES on the streets.  When I say ALL AGES... 

ALLLLL AGES... I rolled by The Well's Get Connected stage they set up in front of the Orpheum theater... and it was full of VIBES all over... Softest.Hard was playing all cute, but a group of even cuter kids came to own the dance floor hahah.  She cute, but they moredorable.

Then, I stayed around and heard a really good singer playing that I had never heard of... his name was K. Roosevelt, and he fucking killed it.  He had that Frank Ocean meets Keb Mo vibes ;) and made girls just sing along in the street.  I need to listen to more of this dude's stuff b/c it was tite based on my first impression...

Then it was time for more female firepower, this time in the form of Coco Disco.  I saw her play at the Labor Day thing at the Mondrian, so here she goes again, with the streets being all Disco and shit...

And finally, VenessaMichaels did a great job stirring up the streets.  I saw old people dancing with new people with kids dancing and even dogs dancing b/c it was turnt.  It was like a perfect Coachella w/o any hassle or tickets and plenty of room to get around.  PS: I got hit up to change the title of the video above b/c I accidentally called her "Vanessa Michaels" and she a porn chick that likes NASCAR... I think...

So, with that lil story, I'm gonna go work on some other cool shit for you to read later ;)

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...AND I SURVIVED HOLY SHIP! 9.0 TOO

Just got back from the 2nd HOLY SHIP! and I'm really, really tired haha but oh well.  S/O to the homies at THE WELL LA blog for letting me drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from another crazy voyage on the Seven Seas.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I went on the HOLY SHIP! 9.0 voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas from January 10th-14th, 2017...

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#TBT - S/O TO THE WELL OGs: BRODI, JEROME LOL, THEE MIKE B & ACID GIRLS

Sup fools, it's GLENJAMN aka the "Cultural Historian"  reminiscing about another tite time when I kicked it at The Well before there even was The Well LA.  Since I got a rad reception w/ my 1st #TBT post2nd #TBT post and my 3rd #TBT post... I'm gonna go in again.  So, lemme go and share another rad moment with y'all via photos and/or videos (b/c God gave me two hands for two cameras)...

Let's take it back to the OG Well LA spot I think on a random turnup night on January 7th, 2011...

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FINALLY SAW JUSTICE IN PARIS + JE T'AIME THIS PLACE #TRIPPIN

Usually when I jump on this blog, I usually write about a rad #TBT moment of epicness w/ the The Well LA fam or covering an amazing event in LA b/c I'm in the hood.   Well, this post is gonna be different... basically I'm just gonna share with you my experience in a far away land and why I had a rad time.  I'm just glad I can write it out somewhere and share what happened b/c it was sorta nuts. Sorta like what I did when I randomly went to Japan in September...

So, yeah, here are some more #TRIPPIN vibes from my recent Paris trip during Nov. 27th - Dec. 9th, 2016...

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WENT TO PARIS FOR THE BROMANCE RECORDS 5 YEAR

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, the Bromance Records family offered to fly me out to Paris to come and celebrate the 5 year anniversary w/ the crew at La Bellevilloise on November 26, 2016...

CONGRATS TO AOKI & DIM MAK ON 20 TITE YEARS

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I rolled down to Bolca Chica State Beach in the OC to visit the homie, Steve Aoki to celebrate the 20 Year Dim Mak Anniversary on November 19th, 2016... 

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Stooki Sound x The Well

Jamal Alleyne and Luke Hippolyte make up the U.K.'s Stooki Sound, a duo known in the music industry for their heavily trap and grime-influenced sounds, and also known in the fashion realm for their original design work and collaborations with Top Man and Selfridges. On the heels of their most recent EP release, Osiris, the multi-talented artists stopped by The Well to get fitted and have a chat ahead of their upcoming Los Angeles show at the El Rey Theater on December 3.

Hippolyte, who takes charge of the fashion side of Stooki Sound, says that his personal style is defined by U.K. vibes from home, "I like a lot of streetwear, like London streetwear and sportswear." His must-have style staple is a hat, " I’ve got a lot of different style caps I like to wear on tour.” While Alleyne prefers watches as his go-to accessory, “I have, like, 10 watches from different brands.” And likes to stay cozy above all, “[I wear] a lot of black, a lot of comfortable tracksuits, and London wear. I don’t really wear tight-fitted things, I like a lot of baggy clothing.”

Photographer K.C. Nekro shot the below photoseries, and The Well’s Jeremy Yuge styled the outfits.  Enter to win tickets to see Stooki Sound at the El Rey Theater on December 3 by heading to Twitter to RT this blog post

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A TINY TASTE OF CAMP FLOG GNAW CARNIVAL 2016

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I took a Lyft to the LA Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena complex to check out a couple hours of the annual Odd Future presents: Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2016 on November 12th, 2016... 

MACHINEDRUM PRESENTS HUMAN ENERGY... LIVE!

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I walked down from my crib to the Echoplex in the 90026 to check out Machinedrum's brand spanking new LIVE show on November 3rd, 2016...

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THE 1ST OF MANY COMPLEX CONS...

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I drove to tha LBC for the 1ST EVER COMPLEX CON to get my MUSIC/FASHION/CHILLIN on during the weekend of November 5-6th, 2016...

ET JUSTICE POUR TOUS ET ORANGE COUNTY

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I drove w/ MYD down to Beach Goth Fest 2016 in the OC to get my Ed Banger on w/ the legends, Justice on October 23, 2016...

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GONE RENEGADE w/ DESTRUCTO

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I saw some shit go down w/ Destructo on his RENEGADE TOUR at the AVALON in LA on October 14, 2016...

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HYPER HOUSE GOES TO SANTA BARBARA!

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I rolled w/ Anna Lunoe and her HYPERHOUSE crew in a sprinter van to EOS Lounge in Santa Barbara on October 13, 2016...

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#TBT - BEFORE THE BROMANCE. BRODINSKI B2B BOYS NOIZE.

Sup fools, it's GLENJAMN aka the "Cultural Historian"  reminiscing about another tite time when I kicked it at The Well before there even was The Well LA.  Since I got a rad reception w/ my 1st #TBT post and my 2nd #TBT post I'm gonna go in again.  So, lemme go and share a rad moment with y'all via photos and/or videos (b/c God gave me two hands for two cameras)...

I think all this happened during the Halloween weekend of October 30-31st, 2010...

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RANDOMLY WENT TO JAPAN. YOU SHOULD TOO. #TRIPPIN

Usually when I jump on this blog, I usually write about a rad #TBT moment of epicness w/ the The Well LA fam or covering an amazing event in LA b/c I'm in the hood.   Well, this post is gonna be different... basically I'm just gonna share with you my experience in a far away land and why I had a rad time.  I'm just glad I can write it out somewhere and share what happened b/c it was sorta nuts. 

So, yeah, I randomly went to Japan from September 6th-14th...