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.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Breakestra headline at "The Root Down," Los Angeles

The mighty Breakestra brought the funky breaks to Echo Park, Los Angeles last week for the opening of The Root Down at El Cid club, its new home.

It was a sweaty night as fans of good music jiggled to the obscure tunes from the 70s. Music Man Miles says there's more stage and dancefloor square footage at El Cid :) It was a great night out since I haven't seen Breakestra play live since around 2006 at a Scion gig.

Diggin' in the crates After searching and searching I still couldn't find the name of the original tune sampled by Stezo for "To the Max" that Breakestra played (4.00 mins in on the video.) Until now..."Soul Tambourine" by Bettye Lavette. Phew...Thanks Broolkeez for spilling the beans! If you don't know Stezo check him below. Ah, my youth, right there!

Breakestra @ El Cid, Los Angeles 2009 from stevio on Vimeo.

"Tell you the truth, they need to ban mics
Because, I'm a danger zone
Making beats vibrate right through the bone
Not a doctor, operating
Just a rapper demon-strating
Talents to the people cause they're the facts
Just (Baby break it on down) to the max"

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