Dj Spotlight-Dj Louie Loo


How did you get into dj'ing?

I started out as a b-boy I used to make my own pause button tapes until I saw DJ Rondike & Sondance from the Rock City Crew. Then my grandma bought me my first set of Technics SLD1's and a Gemini 2000 mixer and I never looked back.

What is/was your favorite digging spot?

  There were so many spots in New York that are not around anymore, but I would have to say Jimmy's Music World. Jimmy's was the best. They had huge bins of LP's that were 5 for $1. Cats didn't have a lot of money back then so you could go in there and drop like $20 and walk away with a lot of stuff you never heard of before. I caught a lot of gems there.
  Then there was Downstairs Records. That's where everybody used to go to get breaks in the 70's. One side of the store was all 45's. you could find anything in there on 45.
  Then you had Bleeker Bob's. They were in the Village so they had a lot of different stuff in there,Rock,Jazz, they had everything. They just closed down last year.
  Also,you had JR's, The Colony, Barry's Records. There were a lot of mom and pop shops too.

Share a cool digging story. 

Back in the days I asked one of my boys who was also a DJ for the name of a certain break and he told me to find it myself. So me and my man F.G. took off to the record shop. When we got there I tried hummin' the song to the guy that worked there and he looked at me like I was crazy. There was this dude in there who was also looking for breaks and he asked us if we were looking for breaks and we said yeah so he told us he was down with Zulu Nation and he was a DJ. Then he said "follow me and grab everything I grab" so I did, and little did I know he had put me on to all the Bambaataa sureshots at the time. From that point on they started calling me little Bambaataa.

What dj/record collector do you admire and why?

Bambaataa because he always introduced something new at every party. 

If you could meet anyone,living or dead,who would you meet?

James Brown. I would like to know what the hell he was thinking when he came up with those tunes. Songs like "Make it Funky". I wonder what ideas were going on in his mind. Can you imagine being in those sessions? The vibe had to be crazy! His horn sections were insane. Dj's like myself love "Funky Drummer" but that was his least successful record.  Clyde Stubblfield  said he hated that record. They left a show and went straight to the studio to record that song. James never gave those guys a break. 

What are some "holy grails" in your record collection? 

I have a few but I'll just name two.

   1- Seven minutes of funk(with the bongos)45

   2- Planetary Citizen 45 

                                                           Louie Loo & Jazzy Jay

If you could be someone else for a day,who would it be?

Dj Whiz Kid. He was so ahead of his time with the cuts. He was nice.

What was your greatest dj moment?

When I rocked up in Kingsbridge with Kid Capri, I played "Rocket in the Pocket" and the place went bananas. Mind you this was when nobody knew what "Rocket in the Pocket" was.

What was your worst dj moment?

Can't really say I had a worst moment.

What's next for dj looie lou? 

Right now i'm doing the 45 circuit, get at me!

Linger Longer Lounge

It goes down this wednesday 2-24-16. All Vinyl!   All Night!!   Free!

Mixtape Spotlight-Kid Capri 52 beats

This is the first OFFICIAL Breaks mixtape, the one that started the trend. Mixed & cut up by the "best that ever did it", my favorite dj KID CAPRI. Enjoy.

The Struggle


I remember the days when rap concerts were all quality big name acts and held in arenas that hold a mininum of 15-20,000 people. This was one of those shows and pictured above is my original ticket stub(I always wrote the acts on the front so i would remember what show it was for). To this day you don't see tours of that caliber. This was the only time I got to see the entire Boogie Down Productions crew and i'm talking Scott La Rock,D-Nice, & Ms. Melody too. Kool Moe Dee appeared from a capsule full of smoke and out-danced everyone on the tour execpt Doug E Fresh,who by the way showed everyone at that Milwaukee show why he is indeed the "Greatest Entertainer". Ice-T performing "colors" from the top of an LAPD cop car was crazy! Ice, with the help of the entire Rhyme Syndicate, murdered that show. Biz was wearing a button-up shirt,shorts,dress shoes & dress socks. That was a weird look for a rap show but Biz and Cool V killed it as usual. Eric B & Rakim went on last and their intro had to be the most impressive as Rakim appeared out of nowhere from a huge spinning chair. What was also cool was they performed in the very Dapper Dan Gucci sweat suits pictured on their FOLLOW THE LEADER album cover(Fat gold chains and all!).  Believe it or not but this was the "norm" for rap shows back then. I miss those days.


Can't wait to get busy with Oh Allen The Dj at Linger Longer Lounge later this month. It's an all VINYL party that hosts some of the best Dj's in Phoenix. I'll be droppin all 45's too so roll through and have some Asian spicy chicken wings with me.

The BLACK PANTHERS-Vanguard Of The Revolution

Just saw an advanced screening of this film and it is a MUST SEE.

If white people loved Black people the same way they love Black culture, the world would be a better place-Darrell D.

Kool Dj AJ-R.I.P.

Anyone that knows me well can tell you i'm old school to the core. Back in the summer of 2005 I was in new york city for a wedding. As i'm relaxing in my hotel room in Manhattan and flipping through the latest issue of the Source magazine,i come across an article about Kool Dj Aj. His phone number and email address was listed at the end of the article so i called him. He answers and after a few words and introductions and all that he agrees to meet me the following day in the South Bronx. We met up at a McDonalds and for the next 2 hours he took me on a verbal journey of his Dj career. He told me about the parties he did for Russell Simmons,the tours with Kurtis Blow,and how a few of the cable hip-hop shows were his idea even though he was never properly paid for them. He even gave me a Rap Post Card booklet as a gift. He was a cool dude and i made it a point to speak to him whenever we crossed paths over the years. Sadly,he died this past Sept 9th. Big Ups to Kool Dj AJ!

top photo courtesy of MAMBOSO.NET

MOM Recap

Lookin back at one of the cool parties of 2015 that i was a part of, Motown On Mondays at The Last Exit was the right move and me hosting was necessary. Dr. Delicious is the new funk/soul band to look out for.