Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's Been Fun July...

It hasn't been the greatest July on record for Chicago, but that hasn't stopped us from having fun here at Camp DJ Intel.

We started off the month celebrating Dark Matter's anniversary.  Beer, coffee and tunes were flowing.  You can check out the set I played by clicking HERE.

I left the block party and headed on over to this formal get down.  It was a great party.  Everybody dance well into the night.  Two hours passed close to be exact.  So much fun.

The following Day Freestyle Session made it's Chicago debut.  Everybody brought.  Solid event and I hope Cros One continues to bring it through to Chicago.  If you're looking for event video I'm sure you can find some on YouTube.  Good luck.

Void Pedal on the beats.

Mike Relm killing it.

July 11 I got to DJ with the homies Void Pedal and Mike Relm at The Mid.  Relm never cease not to entertain and amaze me.  If you haven't seen him definitely look him up.  Next level video DJn.

Then it was of to Montreal, Canada for the Just For Laughs Festival.

I was the DJ for the international bboy and all styles dance event.

Montreal is a beautiful city.

How can you not love a country that has free coffee and beer in the airport.  Big ups Porter Airlines.

A view from Mt Royal.

Their new plastic currency.  It's pretty bad ass looking.

Since I'm currently in marathon training I took advantage of Mt Royal in downtown Montreal.  It is awesome.  If you like running and hiking this is the place to go.  Just don't trip and roll down hill.  Hahaha.  You'll get looks and people trying to help you up in French.  

They do have questionable pizza... I still ate it though.

Oh yes.  Poutine happened.  Well worth the Three mile walk there to get it.

The battle was a two day event.  It was great.  So many talented dancers from all over the globe.  A highlight for me was getting to work with host MC Trix.  The original Battle of the Year MC.  Hip hop bucket list stuff.  

Here are the final rounds from the event.  I make a cameo in the all style final minutes.

That's how we do.  Cheers to everybody who made it out to Rodan this past Saturday.  It was a beast.  See you in August.

Support Those Who Support You. The 2014 Fernet Barback Games Are Coming...

It's free to party and free to battle.  Get info and tickets HERE.

This video is from SF. Put it's still a taste of what to expect.

North Coast Music Fest Is Coming And So Are The After-Parties...

Come party with us.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

See You Soon Montreal

Pre-lims are Friday 7/18.
Finals are Saturday 7/19.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I Haz Podcast Brings The Funk...

Hey "I Haz Podcast" listeners. This installment of the podcast was recorded July 5th at Dark Matter Coffee's Anniversary block party. We were laying down the funk and soul jams that afternoon. Enjoy.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fireworks And Fun All Weekend Long...

That's right internet party people it's America's birthday.  Come party with me.

Thursday: Simone's. 10pm. Free.
Friday:  Untitled. 10pm. Free.
Sunday: Freestyle Session Chicago Edition.
Sunday Night: Beauty Bar. 10pm. Free.

Monday, June 16, 2014

June, You So Crazy...

I haven't done a personal update post in a long time.  Mid June seems like a good time to start.  Be warned This post will involve mostly running stuff.  Lets begin.

To kick off June and prepare myself for the Ragnar Relay race from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago a couple of guys and myself from the Three Run Two running Club decided to run to all the major Chicago stadiums.  Our route was US Celluar to Soldier Field to United Center to Wrigley Field.  In the end we ran somewhere between 18-19 miles.  It was a very fun and challenging day.  

During that same week I had three video projects I shot make their debut at the Indie Incubator Film Fest.   If you haven't been to this festival you should check it out at least once.  It's a great time.   

After that fun.  Ragnar was here.  My first leg into Ragnar I decided I absolutely regretted my decision. I had to run 10 miles in the 97 degree direct sunlight heat.  The next leg I ran was at 2am.  It was a lot more fun, but almost completely pitch black.  My third leg I was completely sold on the experience. Once I finished, showered and had a chance to regroup my sanity I decided I loved every minute of it and would absolutely do it again.

Team 2 at the finish.

Van 1 team 2.

Our road kills (people you pass while running).

Slap bracelet exchange to Van 2.

Me on the run.

A night exchange.

Diaz passing it off back to our Van.

The finish line.

I washed some clothes and DJ a set a Simone's and then it was off the NYC for a bridge the gap runners meet up.  Running crews from all over the globe met up to run, party, celebrate 10 year anniversary of the Bridgerunners, party, and then party some more.  I had so much fun. 

Williamsburg Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

I met the only other Intel I will recognize.  

Got to see and meet Ricky Powell.

Saw the Brewers lose to The Mets.

Charlie Dark of Run Dem Crew.

The last run of the meet up.  

Sometimes your run involves a cable car.  Spider-Man did not show up.  Jerk.

A bridge before we hit Nas' home and the Queen's Bridge.

I got back home to Chicago then went up to Wisconsin to play a private party.  I was a blast so much fun.  On the way back home I decided to run a trail race with the good folks at Muddy Monk.  The trail we ran was great and had a decent amount of technical stuff to it.   I did pretty well and had a blast.  

At the finish.

Now it's time to rest and get ready for Chicago Marathon training which starts for me next week.  Cheers!