Friday, August 17, 2012
Riders of the Plastic Grooove with guest Petro Uno on Friday, August 17, 2012.
More info at www.plasticgroove.com.
Petro Uno is a tribal house and Latin house DJ from Los Angeles, California, well known for his role as a promoter and resident DJ of the Imagination, Evolution, Bulletproof and Insomnia After Hours parties and events that defined L.A. underground house music in the 90’s and 00’s.
At age 14, Petro was already known for his passion and dedication to dance music. In 1989 he changed his name from Sergio Espinoza to Petro One, a name that had been bestowed upon him by his friends in the So-Cal rave scene, as a testament to his love for music and the family of people it brought together as one.
Petro One started to get more involved in the scene in 1993 when he threw his first rave called “Shrooms”, and he continued to stay involved by promoting for the popular club Metropolis and the legendary after-hours “Dream”. In 1996 Petro threw his own highly-respected after-hours called “IMAGINATION”. “IMAGINATION” ran bi-monthly from 1996-1998 and its success was recognized in XLR8R Magazine who named it “The most influential event/party in 1996”. Since then Petro One has been promoting his own parties and providing sound and lighting to many first-class events with his company ECOSYSTEMS.
Living in the epicenter of electronic music, Petro One was exposed to some of the best DJ’s in the world. By 1997 Petro started spinning records and his inspiration was drawn from the drums, tribal beats and DJ’s such as Eric Morillo, Danny Teneglia, Steve Lawler, Hernan Canttaneo, Wally Lopez, RJ Spinher and David Hopper. Petro quickly earned a loyal following which resulted in DJ residencies at EVOLUTION and INSOMNIA After-Hours, the longest running Saturday night underground after-hour’s party in L.A. Since then Petro has had the privilege to open for Steve Lawler, Nick Warren, Sandra Collins, Barry Jamieson, Taylor, Kazell, Mark Lewis and Frankie Bones.
In 2011, Petro One’s official DJ name was updated to Petro Uno, a name that more closely reflects his mixed Latin American identity heard in the music he plays. Petro Uno’s trade relies on a mix of groovy, seductive and scorching Latin, tribal and funky house records, which integrate southern elements in rhythms and colorful patterns in sound. Whether it is exotic vocals, organic drumming, or chunky bass lines with attitude, Petro Uno’s style of L.A. underground house music is 100% authentic and it is arranged to drive a big room sound through the deepest of underground gatherings. If you ask Petro what his music sounds like he will simply tell you, “I play music that has t
he right energy, the right attitude, a good vibe, and that is sexy and uplifting.” Focused in the live arena since 1996, Petro Uno is now looking ahead to production and playing in and out of LA.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Riders of the Plastic Groove with Jaymystic on Friday, August 10, 2012.
More info at www.plasticgroove.com
Jaymystic is well known throughout the west coast of the U.S. and Canada for his deep, soulful and funky style of house. Jeremy got his musical start at age seven where piano lessons were a weekly occurrence that didn’t end until the age of eighteen when he joined the U.S.M.C. and was stationed in Los Angeles in 1990.It was here that he first heard electronic music and became a mainstay in the underground music scene as a dj and promoter. Jeremy’s first residency was in 1996 at the fabled Zoot Suite in Portland, Oregon, where he brought his deep and soulful sound to a city that historically preferred a darker more aggressive style. The Zoot Suite soon became the premier house and downtempo destination in Portland, and from 1996 – 1999, Jeremy hosted monthly residencies for Mushroom Jazz and OM Records, alongside the likes of Mark Farina, Doc Martin, Andy Caldwell, John Howard, Derrick Carter, Victor Simonelli, Deep Dish, Daft Punk, Stacey Kid, Juan Atkins, Jeno and Dj Garth as well as countless others. During his stay in Portland, Jeremy maintained several other residencies including a monthly at the famed Suebeez Ultra Lounge and Restaurant in Vancouver, BC, The Friends and Family parties in San Francisco and helped pioneer the supper club culture in Portland with a monthly residency at the Saucebox, which is still one of Portland’s premier destinations for a sophisticated dinning experience while enjoying the beautiful sounds of the world’s best downtempo and deep house djs. Jeremy relocated back to Los Angeles in the 1999 where he quickly made a name for himself and landed a residence at Luna Park on Friday nights in Hollywood. The Spot at Luna Park was named the hottest Friday night destination in 2000 by The L.A. Weekly. The Spot also received accolades from LA2nite.com, Clubplanet.com, XLR8TR and URB magazine and was routinely featured on KCRW as the best electronic music Friday night in Los Angeles. Luna Park was considered THE place to be seen for young Hollywood in the early 00s. Jeremy’s talent was spotted at Luna Park and he was offered a residency at the exclusive Sunset Room, now known as the Ecco Lounge. The venue opened on Halloween of 1999, and by 2000 it was the hottest place in town on Thursday and Saturday nights. Seeing-stars.com and Variety magazine named in it the best dinner and dancing club to see stars during 2000 and 2001. Jeremy djed numerous other events while at his residences including the wrap party for “Beverly Hills 90210″ in April of 2000, the 100th episode of the TV series, “Moesha,” the wrap party for “3000 miles to Graceland”, “The Carwash” and the “Party of Five” wrap party. Other notable events were the Leonardo DiCaprio hosted MVP party for Shaquille ONeal after the Lakers won their 2000 Championship, the premier party for “The Pledge” which saw Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn & Lou Adler in attendance as well as The post-premiere party for “Snatch” which brought out Madonna & Guy Ritchie, Vinnie Jones and Benicio Del Toro. Then in 2003 Jeremy relocated to Orange County, CA to attend Pepperdine University and pursue a degree in business management and marketing. Jeremy continued to pursue his dj career as well and has graced the decks at the legendary Focus house club as well as Sutra, The Detroit Bar, The Commonwealth Lounge, Memphis Soul Café, SOL Cucina in Newport Beach, Club Vegas, The Shark Club, The Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the lengendary OC restuarant Scott’s @ South Coast Plaza, The Maya Resort in Long Beach, The Montage resort in Laguna Beach and The Vintage Hollywood Hush parties. He is also a regular feature attraction at the Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Fullerton Art Walks, The Lab Anti-mall, and local radio shows on KUCI & KPFK. Jeremy’s musical maturation into the downtempo, bossanova, world music, dub, acid jazz, nu funk, electro jazz, and dnb sounds has worked well for him in recent years landing him special appearances at the now closed Chat Noir Jazz and Supper Club in Costa Mesa and Chimayo in Huntington Beach as well as corporate appearances for Hurley International, Arbonne International Cosmetics, The NAMM tradeshow, and The WSA clothing and footwear trade show for numerous local sports action apparel companies.
Jeremy has recently accepted a membership invitation from The Hush Crew in LA and is now a resident dj and regular contributor to all Hush Crew affiliated events and promotions. (for more info please see hushradio.com)