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Nuke a bag of popcorn and grab a jar of jelly, because Doo Doo Roo (yes it’s named after a novelty adult beverage, yes it’s a science, yes you can make it, too) is back for another round of sweet & salty jams at the Kava Lounge on Friday, May 10.

Curated by DJ and Jazz 88.3 host Marcus ‘Mawkus’ Rosario (Sweet Cheeks), Doo Doo Roo is a periodic showcase of special guests formulated to simulate the one-two inebriation/seduction punch of the alleyway ambrosia from which it takes its name.

Mawkus give the lowdown on the lineup for the upcoming Spring Braek edition of the Roo:

“This Doo Doo Roo is called ‘Spring Braek’ because of it's a spring break of whatever you want to play musically. Rather than list off genres and create expectations with labeling, we just want to keep an open vibe of music we don't get to play elsewhere in San Diego. There's no better place for that than Kava Lounge. (Rest in beats, Kadan!)

“My hero homie music mentor Velanche Stewart is guest DJing for this special Doo Doo Roo. I've known Velanche since I first got into the world of radio my mawkward freshman year of college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, at KCPR 91.3 FM (where Weird Al Yankovic got his start!) We met during my friend's live dance mix radio show, Club 91, one Friday night setting up turntables and talking house music.

“Velanche has been an institution at KCPR for a while. He hosted one of the most prominent radio shows on the Central Coast that he created: Urban Landscapes. It aired for a little over 14 years and had a major following from music lovers worldwide, traversing jazzy and soulful club culture from all over and was syndicated on a few other stations abroad. Nu-jazz, broken beat, rare funk, soul, house, downtempo and all its counterparts were some of the sounds showcased regularly.

“Velanche and I been very good friends over the years. Despite living in different cities, we've managed to DJ a bunch together, mostly in LA, and still stayed connected through the music and mutual friends. Honestly, if it wasn't for Velanche, I would not being doing what I am today, let alone, I would not be who I am. I owe so much of my musical livelihood to Velanche!”

Also on the bill:

Will Guise – “Lover of drum n bass, techno and all things underground.”

Guise runs the progressive label Convict Digital and former host of the experimental 170SD night.

Tony Phelps - “Up-and-coming producer and house DJ.

Resident of Deep End Sundays at Quality Social.”


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velanche May 10, 2013 @ 12:43 p.m.

Hey thanks very much for the writeup!

If you'd like to find out more about my radio show (sometimes eclectic, sometimes a full-on dance mix), go to http://velanche.com/playtime.

I'm also at Velanche's Playtime on Facebook.

Below is the link to my latest episode: http://www.velanche.com/2013/05/05/news/velanches-playtime-038

Thanks again; hope to see you tonight!


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