I want to take this moment to thank everybody who’s come out to Airplane Mode and supported this next chapter of my life. Words can’t even begin to explain the gratitude I’m feeling for my community this afternoon. My friends at HIT+RUN designed the APM logo and they’re throwing a party at Fat Beats tomorrow to celebrate 13yrs of awesomeness. Go to their page and check it out! Shouts to Stranger Liquids who make APM extra dope w/ these visuals you see behind me and thank you to Mogli for this photo! 🙏❤️🙏
Set times for tonight’s Airplane Mode are here! 9pm Mario C & Samantha Caldato b2b vinyl set • 10pm Hines Buchanan • 1045pm GLK Bollywood set • 12am Gypsymamba • Then at 1245am I’m getting back on to close it out with that new new ft. quite a few exclusives as usual! Can’t wait for tonight The Hi Hat! Presales still available (link in comments) & some tickets left at the door as well! ✌️❤️✌️
Our last Airplane Mode was truly something special! This Tuesday The Hi Hat we ride again w/ Mario C. of the beastie boys and his wife Samantha Caldato, GypsyMamba, Hines Buchanan + an extremely rare set from yours truly of all Indian & East Asian music and a 2nd late night set of the heavy stuff! Ticket link in comments, please don’t sleep! I’ve only done a few sets like this before in my life and I’m putting tons of work into this one straight off the back of my India trip! Video by the one and only Chopemdown Films!
Life is so precious. Trying to make every moment count no matter the circumstances. India is overwhelmingly humbling and inspiring. So lucky we get to do what we love and make this short time on earth the best it can be. Here for another week and I’m already beyond satisfied and even more grateful that I get to play music for all of you beautiful and supportive friends! Airplane Mode is in 12 days and I’m bringing back a fat stack of the illest Bollywood music for a rare set w/ the legend Mario C. & his amazing wife Samantha Caldato + my friends Gypsymamba & Hines Buchanan! Ticket link in the comments, hope to see you guys at The Hi Hat on November 27th! Until then, I’ll be making every second count! I LOVE YOU ALL!
Dearest James, thank you for being a catalyst in my life. If it wasn’t for your support and co-sign I would never have been able to convince Pete & Jasper to hire me at the (short lived) LA Turntable Lab. This photo was taken 11yrs ago when you and I played w/ Flylo at Cargo London (1st UK show for all 3 of us). We had dinner with Naomi before the show, who later became my 1st agent and helped me make my way across the planet with my music. The infamous Blu Jemz changed my life forever and I’ll always honor that. I love you with all of my being and thank you from the very depths of my soul for believing in me. Rest in paradise brother.
Thank you again to everyone who made last months Airplane Mode events so wonderful! Excited to announce our line up for November 27th at The Hi Hat featuring the legendary Mario C. (please google him if you don’t know) + Samantha Caldato + Gypsymamba & Hines Buchanan + I will just be returning home from India with an extended set of all Bollywood breaks and Middle Eastern psych beats! Presale link here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1782296?utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent&utm_source=fbTfly 🙏
San Francisco last night was truly incredible! Thank you for making the very first Airplane Mode Bay Area a huge success! Shouts out to DJ QBert THE CITIZEN TEN MOPHONO & Dibiase for murdering it in a truly Halloween fashion! + Big love to Monarch & Traci P. for helping to make last night happen! In the spirit of Airplane Mode there were not that many phones out, so we really didn’t get any good photos or videos but here’s our soundcheck scratch session! Hopefully we will be able to do another Bay Area event again soon, and we will be announcing next month’s LA line up tomorrow! 🤘❤️🤘
The cat is out of the bag y’all! @djqbert is our unbelievably insane super special guest for tonight’s Airplande Mode SF Halloween edition along side @mophono @thecitizenten Dibiase and more! Only a few tickets left! Link in comments! Hope to see some of y’all tonight! Oh and PS, Los Angeles that was the most fun last night thank you for coming out and packing the place! Announcing next months @airplanemodela line up on Friday!
Tomorrow night in Los Angeles! Airplane Mode returns to The Hi Hat w/ MONO/POLY Holly Maieli Mestizo + stunning liquid light show from Stranger Liquids 🌈☄️ Few presale tickets available + some at the door! https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1772400-airplane-mode-los-angeles/
Next Tuesday in LA & Wednesday in San Francisco - Airplane Mode Halloween editions are going down! October 30th at The Hi Hat LA w/ Monopoly, Holly, Mestizo, + Bianca Maeli & Halloween night at Monarch SF w/ MOPHONO, The Ctizenten, Dibiase & a super special surprise guest! + I’ll be playing both as well! 🙂 Costume is not mandatory but highly recommend! Presale ticket links are in the comments below & are your only way to guarantee entry! Don’t sleep LA & SF! Video recap by Chopemdownfilms!
Just a friendly reminder that early bird tickets for Airplane Mode San Francisco on Halloween night have flown the coop! A very limited amount of tickets left so catch em if you can! So excited to rock with my CHANGE THE BEAT family MOPHONO & THE CITIZEN TEN + my man Dibiase and un unbelievably fresh special guest hero of mine! Hope to see some of y’all out for Airplane Mode at @monarchsf October 31st! Link in comments!
Practicing for my show tomorrow night in Miami at 1-800-Lucky w/ Craze & LeFtO! Excited to rock with 2 of my hero’s that I’m proud to call friends! Get your tickets here! https://bit.ly/2DD3PYZ
Los Angeles! Last night was one of the most incredibly inspirational evenings I’ve had in a long time! Thank you so much for supporting Airplane Mode and making our 2nd voyage such a success! Shouts to Lefto, Novena, Taso, & Anthony Valadez for taking us all to another level! Couldn’t have had a better crew! Now, I am thrilled to announce next months Los Angeles lineup for October 30th, as well as our first Airplane Mode San Francisco October 31st! Pre-sale links will be up soon! Monopoly, Holly, Mestizo, The Heavy Twelves, and Bianca Maieli at the Hi Hat LA + Mophono, Citizenten, Dibiase + an extremely RARE super secret special guest with even more added soon at Monarch SF! I love all of you so much and can’t wait to see you again next month at Airplane Mode!
Airplane Mode returns to The Hi Hat this Tuesday September 25th w/ special guests LEFTO, TASO, NOVENA, ANTHONY VALADEZ + GLK extended set! And remember, we won’t take your phones away we just ask you to switch them on #airplanemode so we can take flight into the night and enjoy the moment together! I hope to see some of y’all there once again for another GLK sure shot! (Pre sale ticket link below in comments)
Today’s the two-year anniversary of my album “Instrumentalepathy” and as I listen to it all the way through again, it still holds true to my soul! And with that, I’m very excited to tell you that I’m mixing my new album this week! Set for release in the spring 2019 on CUSS Records 🙏 For those of you giving me positive feedback on the snippets I’ve been posting, this energy gives me confidence to drop this new shit on ya, so thank you all so so much! Artwork by @albanesurrealcollagist @charlesmunka and @kilianeng layout by @hnrcrew + back cover portrait of @catnipkiller and I by @atibaphoto and the GLK logo by @tomjnewell 🙏❤️🙏 #GaslampKiller #CussRecords