Playing tracks by
DJ Jedi, Yours Truly, Also Me and DJ Dusk.
Back in 2009, for the better part of a year, Miles Tackett - founder of the Breakestra and co-founder of the Rootdown - went on tour to promote the release of his band's latest LP, Dusk Til Dawn. In his absence, he entrusted me with the humbling task of taking over the reins of a little side project he had been involved in with Scion (the car company) called ROOTDOWN RADIO: a streaming online radio show that attempted to capture the vibe of LA's longest-running Thursday night hip hop/funky soul/Latin/roots dance party. Guests of the show included Mayer Hawthorne, Mona Lisa, Kon & Amir, fellow members of the Rootdown Soundsystem, and many more.
This mix includes some highlights from my first episode as DJ & host of Rootdown Radio. The last fifteen minutes of the show features a set by the immortal DJ Dusk (R.I.P.), taken from one of the many Root Down live club sessions.
More episodes to come in the near future.