About the show
Playing tracks by
Dennis Ferrer, Mosca, Buraka Som Sistema, NB Funky, Julio Bashmore and more.
Vital Sines was an experiment in soul and culture. A mutant yet soulful arrangement of eclectic musical influences. Rikki X (DJ Essential) is behind this soulful, but versatlile musical experiment. As a DJ since '94, DJ Essential played countless Swell Rave Parties, Nightclubs, and residencies at various Phoenix/ Tempe clubs (The Hip Joint, Soul Kitchen, Da Lounge, TMC Jackson Hole events, PHusion at Cafe Boba, FRESH @Higher Ground Cafe, Bubblin' (@ Jax Thai bar), resident DJ for 99-2000 @Sanctuary (now Myst), Hot Pink (guest dj), for 10 years (1994-2004). He played everywhere in between Vancouver & Miami. In Phoenix he was known as a pioneer of AZ Drum & Bass/ Junglist (playing with DB, RAW, Dieselboy, Goldie, and Technical Itch), and the first AZ DJ to spin Acid Jazz/Downtempo, 2-Step Garage, & nu-jazz/broken beat. He started working with Yoruba recording artist Santos (DJ Saint ) and started collaborating on tracks for Urbanite Recordings. He then went on his own in 2002, and record