Top 10 of 2018, in no particular order…

A bit all over the map here and in no particular order, these were my favorite albums released in 2018. I emphasize albums because these were solid listens as full LPs and not just a dope joint here and there. As in I dig some of Cardi’s jams, but her full length was extra meh IMO. The art of the full album isn’t gone, but it’s def rare these days. Kudos to artists that still take the time to craft something meaningful as a full listening experience. Y’all are the real heroes in this current music game. Enjoy!


Louis Cole – Time


Kali Uchis – Isolation


Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – The Serpent’s Mouth


Buddy – Harlan & Alondra


Leon Bridges — Good Thing


Black Thought — Streams Of Thoughts Volumes 1 & 2


The Internet – Hive Mind


Anderson .Paak – Oxnard


The Midnight Hour — The Midnight Hour


Charles Bradley – Black Velvet


There’s more, and as always if you think there isn’t good music coming out these days, then you’re asleep at the wheel for real. Support independents and support real talent. Important as ever these days. Peace!

Return To Oz (+ my 1st time in New Zealand)

Headed back on tour to Australia in a couple of weeks for the 1st time in 8 years, adding a couple stops in New Zealand this time around. Here’s the schedule so far, subject to change with some in the works additions. Got some really dope gigs lined up, both digital and 45s related…

Very much looking forward to getting out of the States and playing music for some different crowds. Peep the dates below and hit me on the socials to stay up on the scoop (i’ll be reporting from the event page as well — rsvp here). Let’s get funky my Aussies!

* here’s the 1st mix I made after my last trip to Australia, with a couple day layover in Malaysia where I scooped a nice chunk of 7s from a flea market in midtown Singapore. Remastered for modern systems — enjoy!

Credit to the edit, & more…

Been busy in the studio working on a lot of random things lately, edits as well as remixes, a 7″ release with Superjock Records outta NOLA, & an EP coming out next year on Needle To The Groove with a dope up & coming MC outta the bay named Edgewize, among other little treats I can’t announce just yet.

Speaking of gettin’ biz in the studio, cooked up this little Talking Heads edit just recently…

FREE download or paywhatyalike here.

Appreciate everyone still paying attention. Throwing shows and 45 Sessions are still on hiatus — might do something early next year but we’ll see. Waiting for the hype around vinyl & 7s to settle down again so I can take it back to the essence, but not holding my breath. In the meantime go check out Hello Stranger in downtown Oakland, a new venue i’m currently music managing.

Thanks for taking the time family. Peace to you and yours!

DJ Platurn

1 Minute With: DJ Platurn

“Our friend, DJ Platurn became known in the Bay Area and around the 🌏 with the help of his mixtape series. He recently stopped by our LA Studio to talk about the importance of mixtapes in DJ culture.” — via Serato

 

Breaking The Ice is finally here…

There’s so much more to come, but I wanted to at least let y’all see a little something before the release date on March 23rd…

DJ Platurn – Breaking The Ice (2xCD)

Couple of super dope reviews are already out…

thewire.co.uk/news/49866/dj-platurn-and-magnus-thordarson-breaking-the-ice

thevinylfactory.com/uncategorized/icelandic-records-funk-rare-groove-dj-platurn

okayplayer.com/audio/dj-paturn-new-mixtape-breaking-ice.html

And finally, check out the info for the preview party coming up at the Oakland Museum Of California on March 2nd, right here.

Thanks for the amazing support so far y’all — more to come!

DJ Platurn