Music Man Miles
Music Man Miles


He used to be 'This Kid Named Miles', but now he is simply known as 'Music Man Miles' -- "a mellow kinda fella trying to find a good melody to go with the groove." You have probably heard of his weekly parties in LA: Rootdown or Funky Sole (every Saturday at Star Shoes with Egon from Stones Throw), or maybe you know him as the bass player/producer for Breakestra, either way - with record in hand, or strapped with his bass, Miles will make you get up and dance.
Loslito
Loslito


Chilean Born Carlos 'Loslito' Guaico, is one of the founding members of the Root Down with partner Miles Tackett. His passion has always been about educating the masses with rare and undiscovered music through the nightlife playground. His specialty has been the boutique club experience, founding nights The Root Down, More Fridays, Bounce Rock Skate, Descarga and the annual benefit Thanks Givends. He also was one of the original members of The Breakestra until moving forward with the success of his group The Rebirth, which won soul group of the year in 2006 with SoulTracks and the full length 'This Journey In', was nominated album of the year by Gilles Peterson and won album of the year for Soul Brother Records UK. During this time, he was one of the founders of the label Kajmere Sound and distribution company KSD Music, which released music by Sy Smith, Channel Two, Choklate, N8e, Motion Lab, and the Strange Fruit Project. Now he is keeping it moving with his new production company Walk-Talkin to get back to his roots of writing and production, which in the past he has worked with Black Eyed Peas, Ozomatli, Kim Hill, etc. 
Sloe Poke
Sloe Poke


Expo
Expo

Expo has been rocking crowds since the age of 18 and was first appointed to the world famous Root Down Soundsystem in 2005 by the late great DJ Dusk. As a strong-arm crate digger he has amassed a collection of more than 10,000 records; his diverse stockpile of wax ensures that no matter what kind of crowd he's playing for, he has the party covered with selections of hip-hop, funk, reggae, Latin, rock, or anything else to get 'em on the floor and keep 'em there. Expo has deejayed across the country, coast to coast, in areas such as New York, Chicago, Austin, The Bay Area, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and much more. He has had the pleasure of sharing the bill with such luminaries as Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Big Daddy Kane, Z-Trip, The Beat Junkies, Kon and Amir, Cut Chemist, The Breakestra, Quantic and countless others. Be sure not to miss Expo igniting the dance floor in a town near you! To find out more about him and where he’s spinning at, visit: djexpo.com

Ervin
Ervin

When asked what an ideal night on the tables would be like, Ervin Arana describes the mood with images. Smiling faces, low glowing lights, men whisking women onto a dance floor full of moving bodies.

Maybe it’s the keen photographer’s eye that has perfected his attention to details, and fine tuned his ability to pick up on the subtle nuances of a crowd’s waxing and waning energy. Or perhaps it’s his 17 years as a respected B-boy that’s nurtured his talent for singling out that obscure song that get’s people itching to get on the dance floor. Either way, Ervin’s multilayered and evolving artistic life have definitely contributed to his career as a DJ.

His journey into the world of music started off pretty simply. A summer party in the backyard of his Long Beach duplex. Struck by the vibe of the party, Ervin decided then, he wanted to share his own love of music with people. Armed with a handful of records, one turntable, and a stereo, he began practicing his craft by blending his selections with whatever was playing on the radio. But it was his time as a resident DJ for open dance sessions at LB’s Homeland Cultural Center where he was exposed to the art of playing for the crowd.

A consummate crate digger, Ervin’s forte lays in bringing rare grooves, unexpected blends, and a more mature musical palate to listeners; a style he likes to call “grown and sexy”. During the last 5 years, Ervin’s resume has blossomed to include gigs in London, Moscow, Mexico City, and parties spinning alongside Music Man Miles, Z-Trip, Rich Medina and DJ Sloe Poke. He is also a proud member of the Rock Steady Crew, and resident DJ at Root Down, one of LA’s most respected and longest running underground parties.

Whether he’s got his eye behind the lens documenting LA’s nightlife and bboy culture, on the dance floor catching wreck in a cipher, or has his finger on the cross fader ready to make you move, Ervin Arana plans to make his mark on the world.

DJ Jedi
DJ Jedi


DJ Jedi is currently the resident turntablist for the recently reunited, Grammy Award-winning Hip Hop trio Digable Planets. He's also had the privilege of headlining with them at virtually every major music festival in the world including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot in Seattle, and the Sonar Festival in Barcelona. Along the way, Jedi's shared the stage with the likes of superstars such as DJ Shadow, The Breakestra, King Britt, Weezer, Erykah Badu and countless others. Prior to touring with Digable, he was the in-house selector for the Tony Award-winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on tour from 2003-2004, which allowed him to perform in marquee venues like the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, and the Sydney Festival in Australia. While Jedi's influences may stem primarily from Hip Hop, he also carries a deeply rooted appreciation for the classic soul, jazz, rock, dance, and pop sound. He believes strongly in the power of music to bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together in ways that they otherwise wouldn't.

DJ Dusk
DJ Dusk


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