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TWO NIGHTS OF FUN!

Happy 2016! It’s already started off brilliantly and next week is going to be special with these two events going down:

 

HODGEPODGE at GENERAL LEE’S w/ Todd Simon, GLK, Jeremy Sole, Computer Jay, Carlos Nino, Te’amir Sweeney + very special guests!

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HODGEPODGE at GENERAL LEE’S – FREE
DJ’s playing instruments/Musicians spinning records
mixing it all up into one big music celebration!
w/ Todd Simon, GLK, Jeremy Sole, Computer Jay, Carlos Nino, Te’Amir Sweeney + very special guests

9pm – 2am

General Lee’s 475 Gin Ling Way Chinatown 90012

Our 1st HODGEPODGE was insane (see pic below)!

Don’t miss the 2nd installment featuring some exciting special guests who happen to be in town!

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NuTropic w/ Chico Mann, Todd Simon, Ohmega Watts + Mano, Maple Syrup, Seano

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I’m excited to spin an all-45 set of mainly African Funk w/ friends Chico Mann and Ohmega Watts on the decks as well!

The 4th installment of NuTropic comes correct in 2016 – residents Mano, Maple Syrup and Seano

continue to take you on a new tropical journey….respect to Charlie B Wilder aka Captain Planet,

CanyonazoLa JuntaTyson NewLifeGazoo, and TheFunky Brewsterz for holding us down in 2015

The Short Stop | Echo Park, LA, CA | 9pm | GRATIS

January guests:
// Chico Mann (Antibalas)
// Todd M. Simon – Trumpeter/Arranger (Ethio Cali)
// Ohmega Watts (Mellow Orange Music / Ubiquity Records)

foto: Eric Coleman / Mochilla

 

#JazzOn45 DJ Mixes

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Over the summer, I began compiling some of my favorite 45’s to share out with the world. I ended up spinning all-45 sets at LeMellotron in Paris, Danny Halloway’s Blazing 45’s in LA and over at Joey Altruda’s new Shanghai Noir night at General Lee’s in Chinatown (LA).

In case you are in the need of some solid mixes on vinyl, here’s a batch of recent DJ mixes that have surfaced online…

I hope you enjoy these selections as much as I do…

 

DUBLAB MIX

at dublab

http://dublab.com/danny-holloway-wguest-todd-simon-heads-up-11-11-15/

 

JAZZ ON 45 Vol. 2 – JAZZ AROUND THE WORLD

(compete explanation of tracks over at Wax Poetics)

JAZZ ON 45 Vol. 1

(compete explanation of tracks over at Wax Poetics)

 

PARIS DJs TAKEOVER @ LE MELLOTRON

horns arranged/recorded by Todd M. Simon

Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley -Fly Rasta Horns arranged/recorded by Todd M. Simon

horns arranged/recorded by Todd M. Simon

2014 continues to be magical with the upcoming release of Ziggy Marley’s new album Fly Rasta. I was enlisted to assemble a horn section featuring Geoff Gallegos, Tracy Wannomae and Fabio Santana de Souza and bring Ziggy Marley’s brilliant horn lines to life. You can check out the first single, featuring the one and only U-Roy, here:

 

We tracked the horns at the legendary Village Studios in West Los Angeles.

It was a true honor to work on this project. I cannot wait to share more of the music from these sessions.

 

~ Todd

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The Angel City All Star Brass Band – Sidama De Cali

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I’m ecstatic to announce the debut single under my own name featuring The Angel City All Star Brass Band. Sidama De Cali is a 50/50 blend of Ethiopian and Colombian music inspired by custom coffee blends that I brew. The mixtures of music from various cultures are just as delicious and unifying as the subtle tones and hints that I sip on at home. The lovely Jazz & Milk label has decided to feature my track on a new compilation titled Footprints. Sidama… is the inspiration for my Ethiopian-Jazz ensemble Ethio Cali and is interpreted by my 21-piece horn and percussion Banda.Continue reading