paperfriends show at rapha sf

Preparations and photos from my show at Rapha’s San Francisco Cycle Club this February. If you are near the area, check it out, it’ll be up for another month or so. You can also see a close up of the photo wall here. Special thanks to Rapha, Golden Saddle Cyclery, Majaco, my friends, family and everyone else who came and made it the best weekend in a while, XO! [portfolio_slideshow width=710 height=473 crop=true]

jah guidance mix…

This was little confusing to gather so hopefully I got this story straight. Jah Guidance was similar to Volcano records, in that it was all produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes, recorded at Channel One with Scientist at the controls and Roots Radics as the band. Which would explain why it’s so amazing seeing as that is my favorite band and engineer. (Check out the Scientist records for more Roots Radics dubbed out by the man himself. I’d suggest King of Dub as a good start.) The confusion comes from wondering why these aren’t just on his Volcano label, but Jeremy …

Dangerous summer 80s mix..

I love 80s reggae. When I was 19 I moved to California for the summer. I would go to the flea market in Oakland where this rasta dude sold mix tapes of 80s hits. 90s dancehall was just starting to kick in, driven by the shift from weed to crack in Kingston, and I just wasn’t into it. That shit gives me a headache. When they toned it down a bit by the late 90s dancehall got good again, but there is a whole chunk in there that is 99% awful. But 80s? So good. I discovered Tenor Saw at …