Margarita Azucar Guest DJ Set!

Hi Everyone! So my guest DJ set on Margarita Azucar just got posted to the Radio Valencia site. Below is my set broken up into two parts. My voice is hard to hear in some segments but the music comes through loud and clear.


DJ Set Part 1


DJ Set Part 2

To celebrate I’m posting the clean version of the image I used to promote my appearance on the show. It’s based on Frida’s Autorretrato con Pelo Corto. My remix is titled El Autorretrato con Pelo Corto y un Smirk.

Margarita Azucar Playlist

State of AffairsLos Abandoned

Cello SongThe Books and Jose Gonzalez

Do You Want to Hold MeCeci Bastida

RevolucionSgt. Garcia

Warm Heart of Africa (Ft. Ezra Koenig)The Very Best

Los AdolescentesDenver

Dame un BesitoPipe Llorens

Luces The Satin Dolls

Those Dancing Days Those Dancing Days

“BabyRock” RockClorofila

Un Segundo (Ft. Anita Tijoux) Hordatoj

Lazy Days (Ft. K.Flay)Mochipet

This Charming ManStars

Girlfriend in a Coma – Mojo Nixon

Come on Let’s Go – Girl in a Coma

Chaka! Chaka! – Las Acevedo

Simbolos – Neon Walrus

Boys Don’t CryNiños Mutantes

You Were Never ThereDiego Garcia

Amor PlatonicoJovenes y Sexys

Just Want to see ya (Latin Bitman Remix)Pacha Massive

Blue Night/Mavi Gece Up Bustle and Out

Have you Heard?Ceci Bastida

Hey! (Ft. Akiko Wada) M-flo

Help Me (Ft. Francisco Valenzuela) Latin Bitman

El BomboChoc Quib Town

Distante Ya (Ft. Anita Tijoux)Sayag Jazz Machine

Vanessa (Ft. Bloodest Saxaphone)M-flo

El Mundo me EsperaLos Fancy Free

Esquemas JuvenilesJaviera Mena

Karate Kid 2Mexican Institute of Sound

Thanks again to Ms. Margarita for the opportunity to host the show.

Peace,

Rio

Nacional Roadtrip at the Elbo Room (with animated gifs!)

This past Saturday I ventured down Valencia street to the Elbo Room to see Pacha Massive and Banda de Turistas perform as part of Nacional Records’ roadtrip concert series. I’m a big Pacha Massive fan so I jumped at the opportunity to see them live and in the Mission District no less. I loved their performance and they featured a mysterious new singer who was great (and had awesome style).

The show was my first time seeing (or hearing) Banda de Turistas and I enjoyed them as well. The highlight of the show was when the lead singer and guitarist both jumped into the crowd and finished the last few songs of their set on the floor.

At the show was KPFA’s Rosi Reyes as well as my fellow members of the SMFF Crew: Calitexican and Meligrosa.

To round out the night I shot some animated gifs of the show and post-concert boozin’. Check ‘em out:

Peace,

Rio

Narco Purikura with Jenny Priego

Sometimes you just click. I met performance artist Jenny Priego less than two weeks ago and we instantly hit it off and decided to collaborate. This past weekend I met up with Jenny at Pika Pika in Japantown for an amazing purikura session of sparkles and straps. Bringing a bag of costumes and props, Jenny dressed up as Narco Vaquera, one of her many characters. I was blown away at how much she transforms when she gets into character. Once the sunglasses went on and the prop guns came out Jenny just lost herself in the role.

We had a lot of fun shooting the photos and decorating them together. I’m really excited to say that there will be more projects in collaboration with Jenny coming soon. Stay tuned!

You can see a full album of our photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elrio/sets/72157625283388789/

Peace,

Rio

Tune in! I’ll be on the Radio!

Hey everyone! I’ll be guest hosting Margarita Azucar this Friday on Radio Valencia from noon to 2:00 PM. You can listen live at radiovalencia.fm/listen or if you’re in San Francisco at 87.7FM. I’m filling in for regular host Ms. Margarita and I’ll be playing music from my collection to delight your ears. It’ll be everything from Japanese hip-hop throwbacks to tracks from the new Ceci Bastida album. Hope ya dig it!

Peace,

Rio

A Dia de los Muertos Dedication

This is why I do it.

This goes out to my Great-Grandmother and my Uncle Mike on this beautiful Dia de Los Muertos night and to my mom who celebrated her birthday yesterday. I love you all so much.

Peace,

Rio

Two Nights of Victory – With Podcast!

The last 72 hours have been a chaotic blur. Halloween, my Mom’s birthday, Day of the Dead and of course the Giants winning the World Series have all gone down in that short span. This post chronicles those last 3 days with my Giants lovin’ homies in the Mission.

The moment the Giants won the World Series I was in my Design class and heard a loud eruption across the Mission District. When I got outside moments later I made a quick field recording of the beautiful cacophony that came in from every direction and reported on what was going on at that exact moment. Listen below:

Giants Win the World Series, The Mission District Reacts


These last few nights wouldn’t be complete without some animated gifs of my fellow revelers so lets get to it!

 

Hipsters dancing outside the Phone Booth on 25th and South Van Ness

The Sunnyside Gardener

Ms. Margarita

DJ Rosi Reyes

24th Street

Peace,

Rio