Back in July I had the pleasure of heading to Dallas TX to DJ at the premier all 45's party called Fresh 45's with an incredible line up of resident DJ's. They recorded my set for the rest of the world to hear, so I now present to you, Skeme Richards "Live at Fresh 45s".
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Super excited to be heading to Ottawa Canada next month for the House of Paint Festival. There's a lot of things going during that time of the 4th-7th so I'm definitely trying to take in all of the culture. See you soon Ottawa!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This past weekend at IBE in Heerlen, The Netherlands, my brother Rob Manga and I had the honor of curating one of the tents for the weekends festivities. Along with festival's organizers we came up with Funk Club 045 and we then placed in charge of handpicking the lineup of vinyl DJ specialists. Everything from Afrobeat to Soul, Jazz to Hip Hop, Boogie to Funk and everything in between was played for a packed crowd while the sun was shining and a few diehards that decided to dance the day away while others took to the insides waiting for the storm to pass. On behalf of the IBE festival organizers, Rob Manga and myself, we'd like to thank all of the DJ's that rocked with us as well as all of the attendees at the festival.
Monday, August 4, 2014
My lecture / Discussion and Q & A at Hanyang University in Seoul Korea was an amazing 2 1/2 hours of exchange and discussion on not only my life beginning from early youth and growing up in the 70's, continuing on to the present, black culture, my inspirations and goals but also connecting it with Korean culture and how it's culture and similarities connect with Hip Hop.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
There are only a few people that I trust when it comes to me trying out a burger at a restaurant and those select few understand exactly what I'm looking for because they themselves are burger connoisseurs. So when the homie Case Bloom told me that one of the best burgers was in my own back yard right in Philly at Johnny Brendas, I immediately set up a lunch meeting just so that I could have an excuse for an afternoon beer and burger. Hands down this burger made my afternoon! If you're gonna do a burger in Philly there's plenty of options, but I highly recommend stopping here while on route.
I'm still on my burger quest, so what else is new right? The word while in Seoul Korea was that I needed to hit HandinHand Burger because it was the best. After sitting down at the stool and taking a bite, I realized that this burger fits right in with some of the best ones that I've had anywhere in the world. The quality of beef was flavorful, the bun was perfect and soaked up just the right amount of juice without making it fall apart. I usually opt for the Korean BBQ when in Seoul but HandinHand Burger just might get me for 2-3 visits while Im there.