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!
After getting more and more heads to check out these blog posts I've been throwing up on The Well, I started getting invited to more and more places to feel the vibes. Well, you know me, and I love chasing vibes, so I gladly rolled to the Echoplex for that sick R&B-centric party that some homies I go WAYYYY back w/ throw on a monthly basis in the portion of-LA most notable for the Dodgers and Training Day.
When I walked into the clurb, I got there in time to see Kitty Ca$h do her thing and start to get the girls dancing. She brought in those Aaliyah-flavored cocoa buttered jams that definitely got the crowd goin. What you really need to know about this 143 party is that girls show up from far and wide to dance. They just wanna bump, grind, pop, lock, and twerk to the good shit.
Next up was a homie I've known for almost 10 years now, Cody DeBacker aka Dr. Party Time aka Grn Apple Cody ;) I've known him ever since the good old blog house years, then as my neighbor in that one tite loft in Echo Park in the post blog days, and now as a licensed doctor of partying in the new age of nostalgic music parties. I took a minute to take a walk through the crowd while Cody was putting up a soundtrack for my visuals. I always try to shoot some of these parties w/ a POV kind of view, so enjoy the walk thru vibes as I walk/swim through a sea of lil AZN horndogs ;)
Can you start to see a trend in these videos? The whole crowd is full of kids that KNOW all the words to their favorite songs and just wanna groove while they sweat their feelings away. You can see that the SLOW JAM is what drives the blood in the legs of these kids and their main dealer is...
SO SUPER SAM aka Samantha aka the hero of the party to most of these small twerkin girls. To them, Sam is their hometown hero that just UNDERSTANDS them w/o ever having to say a word... Like I said, she gets them and they seem to get her and I guess that's just that. See... she just plays the language of her people... a mixed up dialect of Drakeisms, Kanye rants, and RiRi confessionals. Seriously, don't understimate the power of the Slow Jams! After Sam did her thang, a familiar bud/special guest rolled through and turned it up a bit more...
BOOM. The lucky kids at 143 were in for a real treat tonite when the slicked-back Puerto/Costa Rican from Chicago via NYC via Miami via LA aka BRENMAR brought his brand of flavor to the kids at 143. What you gotta know is that me and Bill Brenmar go wayyyy back (like when he usually rolls to LA, he crashes on the couch) and when the party used to go down at Los Globos, we used to pass by the sign and then we would have a chat about how he would fit perfectly w/ the party vibes and that he should one day play it. This was like 3-4 previous trips of his in LA where he seemed to miss playing the party by like a day whenever he was in LA. So... I told Brenmar that he should just talk to Cody and Sam and just plan it proper b/c it just needed to happen. The vids above are a culmination of these dudes trying to connect for quite some time. Anyhow, 143 has the vibes and Brenmar brought his own vibes that went offfff. Like, check out that Brandy/Controlla mashup that he plays... I mean... damnnnnnn.
ANYWAYSSSSS.... I'm about to pass out in front of the computer b/c my dumbass hasn't slept in a while. So, I just wanted to leave you with a couple photos of the homies kicking it... or a bunch of girls grinding on each other. Either way, WIN-WIN.
So yeah, I'm glad I got the invite and I'm glad that I got to shoot this and kick it. I'm starting to like representing The Well fam when i'm out and about and I'll probably keep doing it as long as you fools keep fuckin with it ;)
I'm tired... again!