thePeople Oakland present
C R E A T E
TRINIDADIANDEEP aka Native Rebel
2ND Room special guest
delicious beats by
Every 4th Saturday
1743 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA | 9pm - 3am
$5 B4 10pm - $10 after | 21+
Dj and producer for Prescription Records - FutureVision Records. Trinidadian Deep, Trini, now based in New York, is that rare breed of Deep Soulful House producer and DJ, who actually plays very spiritual deep music! Having been taken under the wing of Chicago master RON TRENT, with whom he spent countless hours learning his music production craft and skill - he was also helped by Yoruba Soul artist OSUNLADE and has slowly built up a solid reputation as an honest and truly authentic Deep House musician.
Having his music released by many underground House Music labels including the legendary New York label KING STREET RECORDS, RON TRENT's FUTURE VISION RECORDS, NICK HOLDER's DNH RECORDS and HALO's CITY DEEP RECORDS. Trini has also worked with many top level artists including BODDHI SATVA, CARLOS MENA, OSUNLADE, EZEL, JAY TRIPWIRE and LARS BEHRENROTH.
Trini's dj sets highlight his very subtle, slower and groovier 120 bpm tempo, super spaced out and mesmerizing atmospherics. Don't expect a 'slap across the face' type selection or a Dj who plays tracks that you know or have heard many times before or one who panders to the latest trends in dance music. Expect to be taken deep within yourself, floating naturally and healing your dancing soul!
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thePeople started in November 2007 when some djs and music lovers realized a shared concern that the East Bay was overlooked as a taste making force. Oakland, with its history as a community of immigrants, transplants, leftists, same-gender-lovers, artists, and people of color, was an obvious place to create a gathering focused on creative community building through art and culture. thePeople quickly caught on and invigorated nightlife in the East Bay with fresh dance music, fresh energy, and by mixing music, with other creative strands from visual arts, to dance, fashion and food. Guest artists created live paintings and photo mosaics. Local activists registered voters. Local chefs sold tasty grub. All the while, the djs were dropping forward looking soulful tracks from across a spectrum of genres. You could hear cutting edge bass driven broken rhythms folded into Afrobeat or Brazilian flavored tracks. Of course the sounds of hip-hop, and the Caribbean would be heard. But the tracks always came from the influential rather than the derivative commercial end of the record crate. Oceans of dancers sweating until the lights came on became a regular occurrence. Meanwhile, world class urban dance artists of any style were conjuring ciphers and artisan vendors displayed their jewelry and t-shirts. But, the hallmark of the party may not be any of these things. It may be that most any night at thePeople you will see old friends and meet some new ones.
thePeople takes place monthly, every 4th Saturday at The New Parish in Oakland, California, USA.