Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

See you at the Beat Swap Meet

Have you ever listened to Snoop, The Game or Sir Mixalot lyrics and wondered what a "swap meet" is?

I went to my first one in Pomona back in 1998 on my second visit to LA. It was a big sprawling flea market, a bit like Eastville Market in Bristol, but a lot sunnier and with more stuff!

So, recently in the Echo Park district of LA was the first Los Angeles BEAT-SWAP-MEET. Yep, like the record fairs held in Victoria or Gloucester Rd., London, this is a record swap meet with over 20 vendors and collectors sharing knowledge, playing records and hopefully doing finding some new beats! Wish I'd gone...I see the HVW8 lads were there.

As the organizers say...the aim of the event is to "reunify LA in a way that is long overdue..."

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