It’s been 6 months of Airplane Mode on the West Coast and I’m blown away at all the support we’ve been getting! From The Hi Hat to The Kava Lounge to Monarch SF - we’ve had over 33 guests rock with us so far! This month we’ve got our APM “special edition” event going down at The Mayfair Hotel with Babu, Valida, Mike Parvizi of Penthouse Penthouse and CohenBeats + GLK with Visuals by Stranger Liquids! Then it’s back to The Hi Hat in March for the rest of 2019, where we will be doing every last Tuesday or Wednesday of the month! In April it’s off to Europe where Airplane Mode is hosting 3 events featuring Shades, Kutmah, Lefto, Uphigh Collective, Jungle by Night and more! Thank you all for the continued love! Airplane Mode is off to one hell of a start thanks to all of you! Recap Vid by Mogli! Music by yours truly! Ticket links in the comments! ❤︎
4 years ago today I was featured in an iPad commercial that aired during the grammy's. Still can't believe this was a real moment in my life. So grateful for every single moment on this planet. ❤︎ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZFhlIv4Lig&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3n93_zzSyGlQKRB_3DKYmx7VovYx9F0xDSxIwAvWf11EplN5hoWAA8Es8
For the 1st time ever, my 5yr old Break Stuff EP is available digitally on Bandcamp & Spotify! This one’s for the turntablists / DJ’s but it’s also for those of you who enjoy simple straightforward break beats with heavy drums! https://thegaslampkiller.bandcamp.com/album/break-stuff
In 27 days, Airplane Mode returns with a very special edtion at The Mayfair Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Featuring DJ Babu, Valida, Penthouse Penthouse, and Cohenbeats + GLK playing multiple sets throughout the evening! Tickets available now and starting to move! Shouts to Ras G, Jnthn Stein, and Mendee Ichikawa for amazing performances at the last one! It's been 6months of Airplane Mode and we appreciate your support more than you know! See you on Wednesday February 27th! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/airplane-mode-wglk-babu-mike-penthouse-valida-cohenbeats-tickets-55292113199?fbclid=IwAR2KiN-Pv_voeZ6oDVGoo6teyvjeoZpNiPlOGbW-HrclBtYvVJkZhU2E_RU
Thrilled to announce my upcoming show in Mexico City! I truly hope all of you CDMX friends can make it! Go to Space Unicorns Org for more info and tickets! See you guys soon! 🦄 Ps. You hear my Mexican accent at work?! That’s thanks to my Father Isaac for passing down his voice AND his language to me! Love my Papa! This show is for you! https://rockvalentines-color-code-party.boletia.com/
Los Angeles last night was epic! Thank you to everyone who came out to the 1st Airplane Mode of 2019 and sincerest thanks to RAS G, JNTHN STEIN, & MENDEE ICHIKAWA for amazing sets! I am excited to announce our next event on Wednesday* February 27th! A very special edition of Airplane Mode in the magical ballroom of the The Mayfair Hotel with the legendary DJ Babu Valida Penthouse Penthouse & Cohenbeats with visuals by Stranger Liquids! Only 250 tickets available - link in the comments! We will return to The Hi Hat again in March for the rest of 2019! Thank you all for your support!
Tomorrow night Airplane Mode Los Angeles is back at The Hi Hat featuring the return of RAS G with Live performances by JNTHN STEIN & Mendee Ichikawa + multiple sets from yours truly throughout the night! Tickets here! https://hihat.ticketfly.com/event/1807638-airplane-mode-los-angeles/
The next Airplane Mode Los Angeles is January 22nd at The Hi Hat featuring the return of Ras G and Live performances by JNTHN STEIN & Mendee Ichikawa + 2 sets from yours truly throughout the night! This recap video was made by chopemdownfilms with music by MOPHONO & GLK ft. performances by FREE THE ROBOTS Nanna.B Ilia Gorovitz & (thee) Mike B with LIVE painting by MEAR ONE! T'was a night to remember but I know that this one will be epic as well! Hope to see some of you down there January 22nd!
The next Airplane Mode Los Angeles is January 22nd aThe Hi Hat featuring the return of Ras G and Live performances by JNTHN STEIN Mendee Ichikawa + 2 sets from yours truly throughout the night! Thanks to everyone who made it out Airplane Mode SD at The Kava Lounge and extra special thanks to @Jeremy Sole, @Ricky S Regretti, Mike Wallace, Danny Djpound & FeeLit Records owner and operator Mark Hamilton! SD Recap Video by @Jose Mogli Casillas with music by GLK!
Just added JNTHN STEIN to the bill for next month’s Airplane Mode The Hi Hat January 22nd w/ Ras G & Mendee Ichikawa! Not to mention 2 sets from yours truly throughout the night! Tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1807638
Los Angeles tonight is the night! Airplane Mode ft.the return of FREE THE ROBOTS Nanna.B w/ Cohenbeats on the 1’s&2’s + Thee Mike B on his wild shit and ILIAGOROVITZ opening set of experimental live drum madness! We’re also super happy to announce that the master MEAR ONE will be painting live with us all damn night! (Peep the cover art of this post!) I’m also doing a couple of sets throughout the evening so catch em if you can! Presale tickets still available in the comments, and some at the door as well! Hope to see some of y’all out at The Hi Hat! Dope music (and art) from 9pm-2am!
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!