Thursday, February 11, 2010

This Saturday: Holiday Block Party! House of Blues SD February 2010

The Block Party is San Diego's premiere holiday event. Celebrate the city's renowned dance, dj, and music scenes coming together under one roof at the legendary House of Blues.

Tribe of Kings | RRS Feed | MindzAlike
With a dance performance choreographed by Philip Geniza


Salvation Alley featuring RRS Feed
DJs Raichous (SD), Roza (LA), and Shred One (SF) first connected headlining a collaborative DJ event in Los Angeles, CA in 2009. They instantly vibed and complemented each other’s style on the decks, igniting the spark for a future collaboration. Although residing in different cities, they set out to work together through a tireless series of practice sessions consisting of 3 mixers, 4 turntables, Raichous' swift and funky cuts, Roza’s smooth versatility, and Shred One’s impeccable selection. They eventually created and developed a unique style incorporating classic turntablist techniques using classic and modern sounds such as soul, hip hop, boogie, disco, funk, and uptempo beats, the foundation for their new group RRS Feed.

Legends Lounge featuring Tribe of Kings
Tribe of Kings is San Diego's premier reggae sound system. Established in 1997, Tribe of Kings has been hosting their own events, bringing the best in Roots and Culture Reggae and Dancehall to the people for over 10 years. Since their inception, they have played across many countries along with big reggae artists such as original Wailers, Collie Buddz, Sister Nancy, Khari Kill, Barrington Levy, Beres Hammond, Mikey Dread, Junior Reid, Abyssinians, Ranking Joe, Shinehead, Carlton Livingston, and Eek-a-Mouse, as well as festivals like Bob Marley Day, and Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. The Block Party is honored to have the legendary sound system gracing the Legends Lounge for the Holiday Block Party.

Main Stage featuring MindzAlike
Very few DJ crews stay close to the heart of San Diego like MindzAlike. Paying tribute to the days of mobile DJ crews in the 80's and early 90's, this band of DJs bonded originally as friends, then as the go-to crew for high school dances, weddings, and backyard boogies. MindzAlike has since grown alongside the city that made them. Currently the crew is making waves in nightlife holding residencies at Confidential, Thin/Onyx, The Office, 923 Bar as well is in Los Angeles at Bar Delux and Shortstop. This Block Party, DJs Mark Marcelo, Julz, and Edroc will feature a 4-turntable mash of classic party music representing years of dance-floor dedication to America's finest city.

Dance Performance featuring The Phillip Geniza Project
Phillip Geniza was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He began his dance career with FORMALity in the Fall of 2003. During his 6 year tenure with FORMALity, Phillip was blessed with the opportunity to direct their Junior team, Flipside, winning honors such as the National Gold Medalists at Hip Hop International, Prelude, World of Dance, and back to back champions at the San Diego County Fair. He was also the director of EKetc's co-ed team, Mass Appeal. Phillip has taught nationally and internationally in places like, San Fransisco, Las Vegas, Norway, and Canada. More recently he was fortunate enough to perform a collaboration set with Jun Quemado at his very first Choreographer's Ball at Carnival in LA. He currently directs two junior teams PG-13 and Riot7403 and teaches weekly classes at Studio 429, StudioFX, and Mystic Stepper.


House of Blues and The Block Party is a celebration life and community and is dedicated to maintaining these principles. In light of the recent disasters to families in Haiti, the Holiday Block Party has committed $2 of your ticket to support the Red Cross in Haiti's disaster relief.


The past two Block Parties sold out with over 1,800 party-goers in attendance! Don't miss out. A limited number of $10 pre-sale tickets are available now:

Hosted by:
Toe-Knee Nguyen | Moe Zarabi | Jodonn Diaz | Rob Zoomy | Yogi

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