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On Friday, March 7th, 2014, Massive Selector & Top Ten Social present A Celebration Of The 10th Anniversary of “Where’d You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987,” the Landmark Book Written By Bobbito Garcia at Mighty (119 Utah Street, San Francisco). To celebrate, New York City rap radio legends Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito aka Kool Bob Love reunite in San Francisco by dropping sets featuring music from 1960-1987. Local heavyweight DJs Shortkut and Proof will perform opening deejay sets that will set the night off right, with host Fran Boogie handling the mic to keep the party hype!
Friday, March 7th 2014
Massive Selector and Top Ten Social present:
A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of
“Where’d You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987”
the Landmark Book Written By Bobbito Garcia
Mighty, 119 Utah Street, SF
21+ | 9pm-2am | Tickets: http://koolboblove.eventbrite.com/
Featuring music from 1960-1987 played by:
Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love
"Freshest Sneaker of the Night" contest judged by Bobbito Garcia *Must be a model from 1960-1987 featured in the book*
About Where’d You Get Those?
Tenth Anniversary Edition of connoisseur favorite and critically acclaimed Where’d You Get Those? by Bobbito Garcia is finally back in print… Documenting more than 400 pairs of sneakers in a highly illustrated, chronological format, Where’d You Get Those? is simply a stone cold classic. Sneakers are fetishized by consumers worldwide, and dozens of subsequent sneakers books have come and gone, but none have come close to attracting the readership and unfettered adulation that this book has enjoyed. (Carnegie Mellon University even offered a class, Sneakerology 101, that used Where’d You Get Those? as its main textbook.) Updates to the new edition include new sneakers inaugurated into the canon, as well as a new foreword, introduction and afterword. Upon its initial publication in 2003, Where’d You Get Those? was hailed by Vanity Fair as “The perfect primer on the sole of pop culture … a much needed compendium.”
About Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love
Bobbito Garcia is a native New Yorker and a recognized worldwide authority on sneakers, music, and NYC playground basketball. The former New York Knicks / MSG Network halftime reporter was the voice of EA Sports’ popular NBA Street video game and the TV host of ESPN’s “It’s the Shoes” series. In 2013, Garcia and Kevin Couliau co-directed the documentary film Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC. Currently, he is the announcer for ESPNU’s Elite 24 Game and the Red Bull King of the Rock Championship, and he spins records weekly on his www.eastvillageradio.com program. Garcia lives and works in Harlem, New York.
About Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong is a New York-based DJ/Producer with a worldwide reputation. Starting out playing at the now-legendary downtown clubs like Mars, Nellâs, and MK, Stretch earned a reputation as an exciting newcomer that was not afraid to take chances and be original. He gained a popular following playing the latest hip-hop, reggae, and house music, packing dance floors with a seamless, aggressive mix. Though it wasn’t till he landed a time-slot on Columbia University’s WKCR (89.9FM) that things really heated up on a much grander scale. Once a week, beginning in the winter of 1990, the Stretch Armstrong Show broadcasted Stretch’s 4 hour hip-hop mix, which featured new music from New York’s best, as well as a mix of breakbeats, past classics, freestyles, not to mention his irreverent on-air antics with his co-host, Bobbito. The Source Magazine named The Stretch & Bobbito Show the best hip-hop mixshow of all time, recognizing the cutting edge, aggressive nature of the show, and its role in breaking such legends as the Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Nas and Eminem, as well as rap icons Mobb Deep, Brand Nubian, DITC, Big L, Wu-Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes, and many others.
Shortkut began his DJ career in 1987 with Just 2 Hype!, a mobile DJ soundsystem based out of Daly City, California. In 1994, J Rocc, the "Funky President” (Stones Throw Records), invited Shortkut to join his internationally acclaimed collective of DJs and producers, The Beat Junkies. In 1995, Shortkut, DJ Q-Bert and Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), formed the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, a legendary turntable band that led a new era in the DJ/turntablist world. The Invisibl Skratch Piklz went on to become the most influential DJ crew of all time. In 1999, Shortkut, along with world DJ champions Apollo and Vinroc, founded the Triple Threat DJs. These DJs all shared the same philosophy of combining raw turntable skills for the hardcore, while satisfying dancefloor crowds. This musical philosophy exploded with the birth of the Triple Threat DJs, and is now what DJs around the world follow today. With 20+ years of DJ experience and membership in three of the world's most influential DJ collectives allowed him to enhance his skills. Shortkut continues to add to his discography through creations in different areas of music production, mix projects and more recently, video mixing. With the addition of the visual element to his DJ sets, Shortkut continues to innovate and lead in progressing the art of DJing.
Marky Enriquez aka Proof is one of the West Coast elite, throwing game-changing events and spinning coast-to-coast with the hottest selections. As one of the original members of Massive Selector, a San Francisco-based collective of artists, DJs, and entrepreneurs, Marky produces acclaimed events such as Wonder-Full: A Tribute to the Wonders of Stevie, Soul Slam: Prince and Michael Jackson, and SFNY. Heavily influenced by funk, soul, disco, hip-hop, and house, Markys sound definitely caters to the dancefloor. His mixes, known for their global flavor and crossing genres seamlessly, have created quite a buzz with music lovers. Marky has played alongside internationally known artists such as ?uestlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Gilles Peterson, DJ Spinna, Bobbito Garcia, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus and countless others. You can catch Marky at Sweater Funk, the Citys only party dedicated to boogie funk and modern soul on original wax at The Knockout every Sunday night.
About Top Ten Social
Michael Orange's Top Ten Social has quickly become the not-to-miss highlight in the lives of Oakland's culture aficionados, not to mention one of the Bay Area's most exciting event producers. Having thrown incredible parties with Karizma, The Twilite Tone, Marques Wyatt & Rich Medina to name a few, he’s also curated an incredible speaker series inspiring awareness and action to our community including guest speakers Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, DJ/Film Director, Bobbito Garcia; YBCA Director of Performing Arts, Marc Bamuthi Joseph; and Oakland Asst. City Administrator, Fred Blackwell. TTS most recently launched their Broaklyn Film and Theater Company which presents familiar stories of the Brooklyn and Oakland communities via film screenings like their Brooklyn Reconstructed series, and theater productions like FELA! the Musical, which closed a three year run with Broaklyn in Oakland.
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A hidden gem in the emerging SOMISSPO district of San Francisco, where SOMA, the Mission and Potrero Hill meet.