Monday, November 16, 2009

Paten Locke Sountern California Tour

ok
the Super Ramen Rocketship had a very successful takeoff,
so now lets chart its progress as it explores the galaxy...

im on this flight back to jax from la
just finished up a two week trip to la to do a bunch of shit with the label to support and promote my debut lp "SUPER RAMEN ROCKETSHIP"
which just dropped on oct. 20th courtesy of Tres records
the last two weeks were real productive, super busy and a lot of fun...
it was mostly nonstop since i got there...not a second wasted..
heres a quick recap for ya...

i arrived monday nite 11-2...as soon as i stepped off the plane, Chikaramanga, from Tres picked me up and we went and got some authentic ramen and then went to kuci to do a radio spot called opensessions....ish was dope, i rocked a few jams...heres a link to it...

the next day was a dj gig at Shibuya in downtown LA...once again ish was dope, big up to kiwamu, yotah and all the other cats out that nite...
the next day Chikara and i went around to a few stores that carry my record...Amoeba,Fat Beats, and Turntable lab....cats was real cool...just about everybody i met on this trip was ultra cool and either knew the record and dug it or was down to check it...






Fri. 11-6 was a dj gig down in costa mesa...ish was dope,..i even hit those folks off with some miami bass which of course they was gettin crazy wit...good times...
yaknow, i was in LA, so i was blazin the premium grade, so a cpl things i might have forgotten LOL...

the weekend, if im not mistaken was mostly about meeting to prepare for the upcoming video shoot for Ventilation...so we had to meet with the Director Jerome and with the cgi people who will be handling post production...big up to Sei and Kazuyo for their involvement!

i also did some chillin wit good peoples around this time and a photo shoot...
Holy ish, the photoshoot was at Rainbow Records vinyl pressing plant...Amazing!
to see and to be able to get photos around the actual pressing machines while they are making records right there?!?...doooopeness, glad i got to see and do that....chikara?...wadaap with kiwamu and them shots?...i need to see em!....

also, went up to Freshjive Clothing Warehouse, courtesy of the homie jonkim (manager for Blu and Exile) and Bill...word, they let me get as much gear as i wanted!.(hahaaa, batsauce wadaaap, winner!)..which was ill cus they had dope ish....that was awesome!...came up like 7up!

went out to Shoeshouse, chillin wit Houseshoes, fatbeats chris, lowkey,and exile...dopeness

Houseshoes is a cool muthafucka, so is the homie lowkey....fam right there

then went out to LA beatnite, Boombox, where they have a beat showcase...dopeness...went up there with my man 50 grand Percee P...also got to chop it up with Snowman Jack, dope detroit producer, and with dibiase, dope la producer...

ok, fast forward to the video shoot, all i have to say is ill have to a seperate blog bout that...needless to say, .....DOOOOOPENESS!...
look for the upcoming video blog and behind the scenes vid as well...oh yeah, to support the Ventilation/Wadaap! 12" coming in feb!







Friday we bounced down to san diego, did an instore with access music, big up to the homie norm rockwell over there...they have really gotten behind the record as i guess its a store favorite!.......they picked up some of my "i grew up on tapes "shirts...so did Fatbeats LA...so gone and get one at those fine locations




after that, we dee jayed at Soulsauce, a dope trueschool event put on by charlie rock/rsc....shit was dope, why?
a) cus i wrecked shop on the decks, had em goin oooh/ahhhh!...
b)Muthafelkin DJ KOOL HERC was there, just chillin and dancin to the dope sounds....in fact, he dapped the dj when he was plying my single, "Breakthru"...
CMON MAN, I WAS DUMB AMPED!...

next morn, Dilla Walk, which we were late for, but we still got in our walk to show support...later on i got up with uncle herm, shon, chris clarke, asia from fusicology and some other folks and we burned it down on a rooftop, ca to fla to the d style...
look for the vid we will post soon of that...dope funny shit

let me wrap this long ass blog up...

the next day i djed the HVW8 art gallery BBQ, big up to my man max and ty over there...computer jay was out there as well as my man ESQ, the homie keithbeats, and all my japanese la friends....
that shit was awesome and an honor, as they only have real illy class acts to rock at this event...
shit went real well, you can check the podcast of that event soon, well hit yall with a link...





last nite, i went to roscoes with the squad and uncle herm came out as well...and i stuffed myself with chicken and waffles to the point i smoked some black domina
after, got to the pad, and passed the fuck out...woke up this morning and
hopped on this flite!...

i left out a few gig descripts and such but lets just say, shit was a whirlwind of dope, and i appreciated the response and love i got from LA...
the gigs, the people, the tress, the food....all awesome

special wadaap to chikaramanga from giant panda who held me down and let me burn nuff trees in his crib!...but yo, salmon ramen?...naaaah doggie! lol
FLA to LA

bam, now i got a couple weeks to chill, then i go to europe for 3 weeks, see yall when i blog bout that sheeit!...
let me shout out some la peeps real quick...

wadaaaap!...ESQ, ROHAN, KEITHBEATS, JB, KATE FROM CASHMERE, UNCLE HERM, ANGELA AND ASYA FROM FUSICOLOGY, CHINO XL, RHETTMATIC, JOHNNYJUICE, COULTRANE FROM PPP,SNOWMAN JACK, DIBIA$E, IN N OUT BURGER, BULAN VEGGIE THAI, FATBEATS LA, HOUSESHOES, LOW KEY, RAINBOW RECORDS, JROCC AND CHRIS, CHIKARA, TRES AND INTERN CHRIS, KIM BRUDER, RICK WREN,, ROBROY, SEI, KAZUYO, KIWAMU, YOSHI, YUJI, MIKEY AND GAYLE, JONKIM, BILL AT FRESHJIVE, MAX and TY AT HVW8, PERCEE P, FRANKE AND DERRICK WITH RHTHYM SECTION, NORM AND THE FOLKS AT ACCESS MUSIC, DOPESHOES, CHARLIE ROCK, DJ JABA, JEROME D. AND DAVE, KAY IN COSTA MESA, KAPSOUL, TOMO, CONSUELA AT ROOTDOWN AND ALL 800 GANJA DISPENSORIES IN LA....YALL ROOL!....MAN, THE LIST GOES ON...LA YA HELD ME DOWN, ILL BE BACK....
PEACE!!!!!!
PATEN LOCKE

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