Speechless. That’s how I felt at the end of the night after last month’s Bay Love jump-off. It was really special to have so many friends and fly folks gathered to get down with some of my favorite DJs rockin back to back to back all night. Truly a privilege.
Big shout outs to all the music heads that came through: DJ Lovlee, fflood, Wazir, Aybee, Sergio, DJ Issa, Don Guapo (good looks on fixin the monitor), Sir Plus and a whole slough of folks. Super shout out to Mama Leslie, who brought her regal energy to the space (big ups to the Super Soul Sundayz crew). Pretty sure I saw promoters like Cheney in the spot who are makin’ the Oakland renaissance happen. I definitely saw Jan, Joe, Kevin, and Moca-the beating heart of SF-in the place. Carlito was in the house. Shouts to Soul Nubian and the housers, lofters, turfers, and other movers who graced. Bay Sessions crew, I see you. The night was captured magically by the photography of Rehes Creative. We hope to have some samples of that for the fam soon. Hoots and hollas for Chef Anita for her treats and wares. Shouts to Bushmama, and Karen the henna queen. Amy Nabong, you got mad soul makin’ it happen every month. This is just a sampling of the energy that was in the room. There were folks there representing from San Jo to SF to Richmond and beyond.
Last but not least, huge propers for the guest DJs. Dedan, Hakobo, Jayvi, Proof, Soul Profess. Ya’ll cats brought your souls to this one. The vibe was relentless. Kudos.
THE PEOPLE are proud to bring you an event where such amazing people come together to-as super designer Val put it-tune into the same frequency. This month, we want to honor you with a tribute to friends and fam. On Saturday, August 23rd, we’re gonna leave it all behind and spend some quality time on the dance floor. Your resident selectors, Be Brown, Cali, and Cecil are gonna bring the fire. Your host, Hey Love, is providing marshmallows. All you gotta bring is your pretty face. It all starts at 5pm and ends late in the night. (Chef Florida really is gonna be throwing down somethin’ serious on the grill, so get there early.)