Some of the back catalog... Lot's more being pressed this year, stay tuned. #DJ4AM
Pictured: OCTAVIUS ”Audio Noir” LP (Mush Label) Octavius “Modern Chairs” 12” (Just One Ent) Wide Hive Remixed V1 LP (Wide Hive) Sessions @ The P.M. “Constellations” 7” (Sessions@TheP.M.) Physical Graffiti ”Tripz 2 Minds Eye” LP (Sessions@TheP.M.) DJ4AM “Sex, Darwnism & The Jungles Of Hades” CD (Just One Ent) Dopestyle “The Little Happy / Fool’s Pool” 2XCD (Daly City Records)
Not pictured: Cultivation V.4 CD (A Kick Produkt) Gryp “Left Behind” CD (Band-released) DJ4AM “Love, Death… Puppies” CDR (Self-released) DJ4AM “Astronomy” CDR (Self Released) Black Fiction - Ghost Ride CD (Howells Transmitter) Return Of The DJ V5.5 CD (Bomb Hip-Hop) War! If It Feels Good Do It! CD (Hip-Hop Slam) Octavius.4AM “The Electric Third Rail” CD (Just One Ent)
Coming soon: Dopestyle 12-31 ”MochaFrappacinoPsychoSick” LP (We Hella Love Vinyl Records / The Vampire On A Pony Label) DJ4AM ”This Is Your Warning” LP (The Vampire On A Pony Label)
I used to carry crates and coffins for this OG in Fresno who goes by the name of DJ Dougie D. We used to go to his crib, drink Kool-Aid and watch DMC battles on videotape back in the mid 90’s. When you walked into his apartment, the walkway was narrow, because his hallway was all wax, his living room was all wax, you go into his kitchen, no plates in the cupboards, just wax…
I feel like a lot of the newer, professional type peeps and landlords that are in SF now don’t realize that the reason this city rules is because of its freaks, if you drive us all out then this city will be like every other city, gentrified, boring, a parody… mass produced tie-dyed shirts, Grateful Dead action figures and fake ass DJ’s. Enjoy your unhappy meals and Venti coffees.
To the person or persons who have been ripping my Hug Life flyers off off of the poles on first st… Why rip them in half? At least take the whole thing down. Is this personal or are you just a giant penis. There’s a special place in hades for you my friend, and I’ll be there with a red suit on and a hurtful pitchfork.
I had a conversation with a co-worker last night about “The Secret.” I don’t disagree with the concept of The Secret but I do feel like it doesn’t tell the whole truth. It’s a positive thing to change your mindset from negative to positive, it can lead to success… but ONLY… if you’re willing to do the work. I feel like that point is NOT emphasized enough. You get what you put out, how much is it REALLY worth to you to fulfill your dreams… it had better be worth EVERYTHING.
Playing commercial music can be a thrill, you get an instant response and a false sense of respect. After a while though, it’s boring as all hell, the real challenge and joy of being a DJ is to make people dance to music that they haven’t heard and that you love. I’ve gone the complete sell out route in my DJ sets before, the crowd ends up walking all over you, they don’t respect you and if you break the monotony with a GOOD song they’re instantly on your a$$ about it. Promote your night, be stubborn, weed out the bad seeds, pretty soon you have an audience and not only that, you don’t have to play bull$h!t anymore, you don’t even have to pay attention to it anymore. So liberating. One bad commercial song can get stuck in your head to the point where you feel the need to blow it out with a pi$tol.
If you’re a DJ and you’re just coming up, make sure you find your audience… just like snowflakes and normal folks, every DJ is different, there’s a DJ for every venue, but not every DJ can play every venue. — feeling myself.