Str8 West Coastin is BACK



Your favorite summer jump off of West Coast party jams, Str8 West Coastin, is back at Project Parlor. This summer’s run of 3rd Saturday’s in June, July and August kicks off this Saturday. DJ’s Still Life, Dopeshoes and our own DJ Eleven always make this one of the best summer day parties in NY. The story from the crew reads as follows…

The sixth summer of Brooklyn’s celebration of West Coast rap and backyard BBQ culture kicks off on Saturday June 18th. The first party of the season is always a special one, signaling that the gates are finally open for summer fun. As always, we have some of the best DJs in NYC spinning nothing but West Coast rap, quality food on the grill, and a few tricks up our sleeve. Don’t act like you haven’t missed us.

Once again this year, Str8 West Coastin’ takes place on the third Saturdays in June, July and August at Project Parlor in Bed-Stuy. Mark your calendars for 6/18, 7/16, and 8/20. We’ll see you in the backyard.

For more info, check out www.str8westcoastin.splashthat.com/.


#TBT – DJ Eleven – Soul 1



TBT this week to Eleven’s smooth as silk “Soul 1” mixtape that’s been around for quite some time now. It still sounds great to this day primarily because of the classic nature of so much of the tracklist. Blended with ease as he’s well known for doing, Eleven drops essentials from Bobby Womack, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Lonnie Liston Smith, Outkast and more like it’s nothing. Late spring soulful vibes are always very real and this mix is well worth the revisit to tap right into that mindset. Stream and download are below.

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As Labor Day weekend is now upon us and summer has so quickly started coming to an end, it only makes sense to revisit the “Summer of The Rub” mix on the #TBT tip as it’s classic sounds seem to forever encapsulate this time of year so well. Timeless rock and soul proliferate this mix with the kind of vibes and flow you’ve come to expect from Ayres and Eleven. This is one to turn on loud this weekend and completely kick back to. We all hope your summer was as enjoyable as ours.

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8/1 – DJ Eleven at El Cortez



Weekend party alert! Our own DJ Eleven will be throwing down on Saturday for the first time at new Bushwick club, El Cortez. The room sports a very tasty Funktion-One soundsystem in an intimate upstairs environment. Joining Eleven will be DJ Velcro, who’s known for his global heavy beats and vibes. Make this your spot to be in BK on Saturday. No cover. Music starts at 10 pm.

Event link is HERE.


Str8 West Coastin’



If you’re in NY this Saturday, make sure and check out the 2nd edition of this summer’s incarnation of Str8 West Coastin’ @ Project Parlor in Bed-Stuy. Outdoor day vibes from 2-9 pm but the party will be kicking rain or shine. Residents DJ Still Life & DJ Eleven welcome special guests this month, DJ Meka and Darling Chuck. If West Coast rap is anywhere near your thing, this is the party you’ve been waiting for. Lucha Lucha will be serving up authentic San Diego style burritos as well. RSVP right HERE.


#TBT DJ Eleven – 50 Minutes of Fresh



As one of the most prolific producers ever in rap music, Mannie Fresh’s resume of tunes is relatively insane. His reign as the go-to in-house guy at Cash Money Records is arguably responsible for starting the careers of Lil Wayne, Juvenile, BG…as well as his own group in Big Tymers. While that Cash Money ship has long since sailed, Mannie Fresh has collaborated with a who’s who of the rap world and imagine my excitement when I came across Eleven’s mix from 2009 last night showcasing so much of this stellar catalog. This one is a must revisit ASAP. Stream and download are below.

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#TBT DJ Eleven – Best of the Bay 2



With Str8 West Coastin’ kicking off at Project Parlor this Saturday in Bed-Stuy and the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Finals this week, it only makes sense to #TBT to the second half of Eleven’s Best of the Bay mix. Much like the first half, Eleven runs through classics on all levels of West Coast hip-hop that it feels like it’s easily the most appropriate soundtrack right now. West Coast is the best coast as they say right? Well maybe at least for this week.

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#TBT DJ Eleven – White Light 20



I gave Ayres the nod on some house music flexing last week for #TBT and some quick poking around the internet brought me to this mix from Eleven. If you’re unaware, the White Light Series has been going since the back in the Hollerboard days and has an incredibly storied history. The series is currently up to episode 118 now and Eleven got in early at 20 with so much choice disco flavored house music from like 5 years ago that has obviously influenced a lot trends on the currently burgeoning global house scene that appears to be way more about vibes than trying to turning up. Eleven himself explained the mix as “I set out to make a mix from records I never get a chance to play out that would provide the perfect soundtrack to the walking, turnstile hopping, dude-selling-his-beat-tape-out-front-of-Fat Beats-avoiding, taxi-hailing, dollar-van-riding, slice-grabbing, coffee-on-the-run-drinking, and then walking a little more that is getting around the Rotten Apple.” Stream and download are available below.

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#TBT DJ Eleven – Summer Madness



There’s just something about summer themed music that just makes everything seem all right. For this week’s #TBT, that’s exactly what Eleven brings to the table with a delicious mix of some of the most memorable summer tunes maybe ever. Summer Madness is a complete 180 from his previously mentioned Winter Sadness series where the feels should obviously flip from bundling up inside by a fireside to drinking your favorite beverage on a patio with your friends in the warm sun. If the weather is turning super nice in your part of the world, like it’s starting to in NY, check this stream below for your instant soundtrack.

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#TBT DJ Eleven – J.A. Goods 2



Summer ’08 Eleven is in the cut here for this week’s #TBT and the irie feels are on full display. Roots reggae is some of the most uplifting and genuinely feel good music on the planet and Eleven mixes all hour and 15 mins of it here on J.A. Goods 2 with extreme precision. Revisit this one for your rooftop and outdoor parties if you feel like being the one responsible for immediately enhancing the vibes. Full stream and download are below.

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