This week we are proud to present our second installation of Collective Perspective. The goal is to CONNECT, INSPIRE, BRAINSTORM + CREATE VISIBILITY collectively for innovative projects worldwide. This time it’s going down in Los Angeles in partnership with some amazing creatives. If you are in LA Thursday come by early style for a lovely giant brainstorm session with some of LA’s finest . Everyone is welcome.
The Mint Collective and Nu Soul Magazine present Collective Perspective - Los Angeles, a gathering to unite and inspire creatives in the City of Angels.
Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 • 7p-10p
Stone Rose Lounge, Sofitel Hotel
8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
||| THE PERSPECTIVES |||
• The Mint Collective
• Nu Soul Magazine
• Umoja Hi-Fi
• Andre Power
• Beats N Crates
• Friends We Love
• Jasmine De La Paz
• Tru Thoughts Records
• Andrew Quesada
• RedLight Promotions
||| SOUND PROVIDERS |||
• DJ Destroyer • (www.destroyer.podomatic.com)
• DJ Seano • (www.soundcloud.com/djseano)
• DJ Spinorita • (www.soundcloud.com/angelablanca)
• DJ Moni • (www.djmoni.com)
This is the second installation of Collective Perspective. Check out the footage by About Her Films from the first edition in San Francisco August 2010. http://bit.ly/bGJH7B
||| ABOUT |||
• The Mint Collective • (www.themintcollective.com)
The Mint Collective is a group of people from different beats all using their blessings to promote, market & increase visibility for creative endeavors.
• Nu Soul Magazine • (www.nu-soulmag.com)
Nu-Soul is an online magazine that bridges the gap between the world of R&B and the underground sounds of electronic music, the common factor being an emphasis on funk, soul and urban lifestyle with a heavy focus in creating visibility through Nu Soul live events.
• Umoja Hi-Fi • (www.umojahifi.blogspot.com)
Umoja (Swahili for “unity”) reflects the diverse array of musical styles the soundsystem plays (abstract house, downtempo, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, electronic, drum & bass), unified in the spirit of dub, experimental and beat driven music. The Umoja Soundsystem, a DJ collective, was established in 1993 in Los Angeles by DJ’s Tomas and Daz originally as a club night called Umoja Jazz & Ragga Lounge, and later as a conglomeration of likeminded DJs.
• Andre Power • (www.andrepower.tumblr.com/)
West coast transplant by way of Philly, Andre Power has a diverse approach to creative endeavors. Bridging the gap between visual art, photography and graphic design with heavy universal inspiration rooted in music, Mr. Power is poised to elevate art goonery worldwide.
• Beats N Crates • (www.beatsncrates.com)
LA-based blog and radio series giving visibility to aspiring, emerging and established artists in the underground hip hop movement worldwide.
• Friends We Love • (www.friendswelove.com)
Founded in New York and recently planted in Los Angeles, Friends We Love (FWL) is a boutique production company and web TV station founded by filmmaker Mike Vargas and multi-media artist Moni Pineda. Their mission is to CREATE, EDUCATE & CELEBRATE through the arts.
• Soundwaves Radio • (www.soundwaveskpfk.wordpress.com)
Soundwaves Radio airs live on KPFK, Los Angeles (90.7FM) every Saturday night from midnight to 2am showcasing worldwide musical talent. Headed by Abraham Beltran alongside his co-hosts Miss Cecilia and DJ Seano, the three partner to bring visibility to the best hip hop, nu-soul, funk, downtempo and overall eclectic under-the-radar sounds.
• Jasmine De La Paz / Tru Thoughts Records • (www.labelloveworldwide.bandcamp.com
UK-based Tru Thoughts Records, the label behind artists like Quantic, Natural Self and Belleruche has been making serious waves amongst musical tastemakers worldwide since 1999. The imprint’s U.S. representation comes from Miss Jasmine De La Paz, the lady behind a plethora of creatively awesome, musically-driven projects. Fusing her love of eclectic sounds with her wide-spread network has allowed Miss. Jazz to carve her own niche into the music industry successfully releasing the second installation of her compilation project, Label Love, expanding minds to new styles, vibrations and colors.
• Andrew Quesada Photography • (www.andrewquesada.com)
This LA-based photographer provides gritty, colorful, diverse, 60’s-70’s vintage warmth in combination with current fashion-forward imagery adding his own unique old school flavor.
• RedLight Promotions • (www.redlightpromotions.com)
Founded by Jenn Laskey, RedLight Promotions is a full service event planning and production company specializing in nightlife, artist marketing and promotions and outside of the box creative and influential event marketing.