Thanks a million to everyone that came out and supported us last Thursday for the Fall '08 Release Party. It was quite the jam and the perfect way to celebrate with the extended FoundTrack family. If you don't mind staying in your seats for the closing credits, I'd like to give special thanks and single out some groups who made the event happen.
The 20 artists on FoundTrack's Fall '08 Collection have given us an opportunity to celebrate their work. The music you hear on the compilation is just the tip of the iceberg. Please explore the rest of their music and check them out next time they are scheduled to perform in town. I know a lot of you were asking for CDs and unfortunately we ran out but you can still download the collection until the release of our Winter compilation in late December so get down on it.
While all of us were enjoying food, music, and brews, the Wolff man with the cam was capturing the story of the night. Colin has been a constant on the pulse of LA's hottest events including the Scion house parties. Make sure to consider him when you're planning those holiday bashes. Checkout his event photo blog and his portfolio. AND checkout his full gallery of FoundTrack's Fall '08 Release Party photos.
Reckless Romeo (AKA Paul Jones) - starting us off the night right with his old school pre-80's crate of vinylistic delight was Paul Jones- Look for Reckless Romeo himself to be contributing on our blog dropping some knowledge on some lost tracks and back-catalogue classics.
DJ Scratch N Sniff (AKA Jose Galvan) - Next on decks was our Foundtrack homey Jose (formerly of Indie 103) coming through with an eclectic mix of great stuff including several FoundTracks from previous compilations. You can catch Jose at his weekly residency on Wednesday nights at the hip new Kitchen 24 on the Cahuenga strip.
DJ Mario Cotto - Super Mario gave us all one ups on with his crucial and crafty mixes on the ones and twos. We were very grateful to have him- Check out his weekly show on KCRW Monday nights from 12-3am or listen on-demand here. Come by Miss T's Barcade in Korea town the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at his residency, Power Up . He will be in effect this Friday so work off that turkey and get down on the dance floor.
DJ KnewJack - Last but definitely not least is the beast himself, Knewjack, doing us all the favor by giving us the flavor that kept us at the bar past 3am. Now do yourself the favor and support Knewjack and his booming monthly DJ Mixes and monthly residency, Neon Rocks, at Trip in Santa Monica.
We couldn't think of a better place to bring a family of supporters than this fine establishment. Laura, Hope, and the rest of the R-Bar crew have been big supporters of us since they opened their doors and they were more than accommodating. Make sure to come by next time you're in the area. They're starting to book bands and have added food including a killer grilled cheese/tomato soup combo and of course their jukebox is one of the best in town, evidenced by inclusion of the exclusive and rare Foundtrack/R-Bar 80's Megamix:
R-Bar - 3331 W 8th St. Los Angeles (K-town)
Thanks to Nora at Independent Kitchen Fiesta, the #1 independent catering service in LA for helping us out with the delicious Mediterranean feast for our fiesta. Contact Nora Gunner @ (818) 981-7548 next time you need some affordable and delicious grub for your special event.
***We hope you will continue to support these artists and good folks so consider them for parties and events that come up throughout the year. Feel free to contact us directly if you'd like to get in touch with them.
Have a great Thanksgiving Everyone! AND, see you all next at next season's bash.
CLICK HERE for the FULL PHOTO GALLERY from the Fall '08 Release Party.