Celebrating community-based murals completition with artist Joe Dreher

Yesterday I had the pleasure of playing a DJ set as we celebrated the completion of the community-based murals that artist Joe Dreher painted with the kids at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club here in Atlanta, in collaboration with WonderRoot. As I spin some records, a crew of break dancers taught the kids some rad moves and artist Ashley Anderson made portraits of the kids. Once the dance party was over, it was time for a group picture in front of the main mural and a very cool session of throwing paint-filled balloons onto a canvas that Joe prepared for all of us. Definitively a great day!

Pictures courtesy of Joseph Dreher Photography

Wedding celebration

Bands such as the Talking Heads, The Doors, The Killers, The Strokes and David Bowie were the soundtrack during this fun Wedding Celebration.

Pictures courtesy of Amy Pursifull Photography

La Ley del LatinX

Last night DJ Florista, Anónima and myself were surrounded by beautiful energy emanating from a diverse and ecstatic crowd which danced all night long to a wide variety of Latin music. If you missed it, make sure follow La Choloteca for a next edition of this party, which celebrates the LatinX community in Atlanta, GA.

Image courtesy of Amy Pursifulll Photography

Image courtesy of Amy Pursifulll Photography

Here is what Monica Campana said about this joyful night:

"Words cannot express how incredibly magical last night was. Never ever, ever in my wildest dreams would I have expected to see so many LatinX people together in Little Five Points at Star Bar dancing their life away all night to Celia, Selena, Osca D'Leon, J Balvin, Tego, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, etc.

It was an amazing feeling to dance the way we were taught when kids, it was amazing to sing to old salsa, to speak in Spanglish, and to not feel any weirdness doing it. It was freeing, healing and the most fun I have had in forever.

I could not stop smiling last night. I could compare this to the first Living Walls opening, the time I met Anthony Bourdain or even the last time I fell in love.

Last night the LatinX community in Atlanta took space and had our voices heard. Last night was everything and we will make sure it happens again!"

Thank you Choloteca team. This was truly special and I am grateful for being a part of it!

Rise Above

On June 29th I was invited by my good friends of WonderRoot to play a DJ Set as we celebrated the unveiling of King Memorial's MARTA train station NEW MURAL. Here are some pictures of the event and the process of this beautiful community based project. It was truly an honor to be considered for it and being among artists Fahamu Pecou, Joe King and Fabian Williams. Make sure you follow WonderRoot and stay tuned for the next unveiling of another MARTA train station Mural(s) in Atlanta, GA. More info about this project here.

Pictures courtesy of Carlos Bell photography and Joe King ATL

Nando's in Atlanta

From May 5th to the 13th I was invited to play a wide variety of South African music for an eclectic audience, which gathered each night to experience Nando's cuisine and the culture around it . It was truly a great experience during which I had the pleasure of meeting wonderful people from all corners of the world who came to these series of events.

Pictures courtesy of Amy Pursifull Photography and Patrick Fagan


This past March the 19th I was invited to play a social justice inspired DJ set at the historic Martin Luther King Jr. district in Atlanta, GA. The reason for this was the celebration of three gorgeous murals that came to life as part of Education is not a crime; a street art campaign that engages in advocation for educational rights all over the world. We had a great time celebrating these murals and the message behind each one of them. I hope we continue advocating for what is right and starting conversations about issues like this using art as an agent for social change. What a time to be alive and the new friendships community based projects create. Simply a beautiful experience to be a part of.  You can learn more about these murals, their creators and the people behind this initiative via this article published on IranWire or visiting Notacrime

Pictures courtesy of Amy Pursifull Photography and Malika DeShon