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Change the Beat with Ricky Powell

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010

If you’re in San Francisco, get out your planner and mark down next Tuesday for a once in a lifetime event on January 19th 2010 at Som Bar in the Mission, featuring EDAN the Humble Magnificent and Ricky Powell's world famous slide show.

For eager beavers, here is all (and we mean all) the info:

Tuesday, JAN. 19th, 2010
CB Records presents ECHO PARTY
and the re-opening of the legendary Tuesday night weekly party

EDAN the deejay
Showcasing his newest record ECHO PARTY
This is a rare Bay Area dee-jay set by the Humble Magnificent

RICKY POWELL world famous slide show
Join the legendary photographer on a journey through his photo
archives, as he reflects on 25 years spent documenting the hip hop
scene and hanging out with stars like the Beastie Boys, Run Dmc and
Method Man.

Thug Jazz and Riot Funk, Psyche Madness and Funk Rock, Layered with
the Hardest and Dirtiest Instrumental and Dub Beats from around the

Arrive early for the 9:30 screening of the ECHO PARTY film by Tom

SOM 2925 16th St. San Francisco 94103
Doors 9:00pm 21+
$8 before 10pm $10 after

As a self-contained visionary who is capable of breaking ground in the studio as well as garnering praise from live crowds throughout the globe, Edan continues to make a refreshing mark in an industry that is overly-saturated with predictability and mediocrity.

Info on the Echo Party release:
Edan was given access to the Traffic Ent. Group's back catalog of old school rap - labels like Magic Records, Chocolate Star, P&P among others - and asked to create something new out of it, whatever he wanted. What began as a simple mixtape, two years later turned into a 30-min record of dance, rap and punk, utilizing everything from turntables, tape echo, guitar, moog and maybe even kazoos.

Born and raised in New York City, Powell graduated with an AA in Liberal Arts from LaGuardia C.C. and a B.S. in Physical Education from Hunter College. His work has been published in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, The Village Voice, Time, Newsweek, Vibe, The Source, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. He currently lives and works in the West Village.

Powell first fell into photography in 1985, at around the same time he connected with the up and coming BEASTIE BOYS. At first he just hung out with them and went to a few of their gigs. Then when he heard the had gone to perform in Florida with RUN DMC for the Raising Hell tour, Powell quit his job as a Frozade vendor and joined them on the tour bus. He shot a few photographs that became significant and was subsequently brought along on the License to Ill tour in '87 and Together Forever tour with RUN DMC and then '92 Check Your Head tour and the '94 Lallapallooza. Ricky became known as Def Jam's unofficial chronicler and famously as the alleged fourth Beastie Boy during the group's Licensed to Ill and Paul's Boutique era.

The Original Rappin' with the Rickster aired from 1990-1996, Powell interviewed numerous stars on the show including: Russell Simmons, Doug E Fresh, Harold Hunter, Kool Keith, Rahzel, Laurence Fishburne, and Cypress Hill.

Whether it be with his next-level DJ sets as DJ Centipede, live electronic ensembles as Mophono, helping run the record label CB Records, or 4 years of cutting edge parties with Change The Beat, this guy has delivered quality post-modern electronic, experimental and instrumental Hip Hop music in the Bay Area for over 14 years. Inventor of the SKIP ON BEAT vinyl (yeah, records you can skip on beat), DJ Centipede is definitely one of the Bay's finest crate diggers and taste makers


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