Starting Wednesday, August 27, 2014, celebrate every midweek Humpday at a new free event, HEART + SOUL. Join us every Wednesday inside SomaR Bar – Oakland and get down to selections by resident Nodphonics DJs Your Sound Doctors DJ BLAQWEST ERIC RUKIS TYPE ONE MARK MAIDEN NEOGEO @ SomaR Bar 1727 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA […]

Tuesday 12 August, 2014



Big ups to DJ Skee for making a statement and breaking out of the system. He gives a great resignation speech by talking about the state of music specifically controlled by the radio and how it’s controlled and tainted popular music today.


The Drop is a monthly event taking place at Luka’s Taproom & Lounge in Oakland every 1st Saturday of the month. Resident DJs Brigidope, NeoGeo, and Type One drop all styles of music ranging from hip hop to reggae, and club classics to future bass favorites. The last few nights of The Drop have been […]


Come down to Mua Oakland this Friday and enjoy good food, great drinks, and soulful hip hop, breaks, dancehall, and R&B and more, selected by DJ NeoGeo and DJ Verz! @ Mua 2442 Webster St. Oakland, CA DJ NeoGeo spinning from 6:30pm-9:30pm, DJ Verz spinning from 9:30pm-12:30am Enjoy good beats over good eats!


Join us for FREE this Friday & every 2nd Friday at Radio Lounge near Chinatown in Downtown Oakland for STEREO SESSIONS! For this Friday’s Valentine’s Day 2014 edition, we welcome DJ LAZYBOY of the Bay Area Record Rockers & 12 Inch Giants as our guest DJ! STEREO SESSIONS 2nd Friday Free Nights Of Hip, Hop […]

Saturday 08 February, 2014

MUSIC: Happy Birthday & R.I.P. J DILLA


Raise it up for James Dewitt Yancey. Happy Birthday, J Dilla. One of the illest in hip hop and music ever. True confession: I didn’t know about J Dilla and the depth of his work until his passing. That’s not a good or a bad thing, it’s a fact. I do wish I had been […]

Saturday 01 February, 2014



A hilarious video about aspiring actors telling their friends/families about their big break…which sounds like porn. How would you react? (Note: NSFW).  


Join us for a special Black Friday Edition of FANTASTIC FRIDAYS this Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. FANTASTIC FRIDAYS: SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY EDITION Classic Joints From The Past, Present & Future Featuring Resident Rock-It City DJs Alongside Special Guest DJs Raymundo (Mhz | KZSU 90.1FM Stanford) DJ BlaQwest (Nodphonics | Chubby Fingers) DJ NeoGeo (Nodphonics | […]

Tuesday 26 November, 2013



This Saturday, November 30th, join DJ BlaQwest and DJ NeoGeo for a free night of current and classic club hits all night long at REWIND in the Parkmerced district in San Francisco. REWIND Featuring Nodphonics DJs: DJ BLAQWEST DJ NEOGEO @ Park 77 77 Cambon Drive (at Castelo Ave) San Francisco, CA 94132 10pm-2am. 21 […]

THE DROP! Starting on Saturday, July 6th, you can get your monthly mix of new and classic club bangers as we kick off THE DROP 1st Saturdays at Luka’s Taproom & Lounge in Downtown Oakland! New & Classic Hits All Night Hip Hop | Rap | Soul | Reggae | Trap | Dancehall | R&B […]


THE DROP! New event 1st Saturdays starting on July 6th at Luka’s Taproom & Lounge with resident DJs Brigidope (Amazing Zoo Crew), Typeone (Amazing Zoo Crew, Nodphonics), and NeoGeo ( Canned Beats DJs, The Formula, Nodphonics). Stay tuned…


Tonight! Join us for FREE this Friday & every 2nd Friday at Radio Lounge near Chinatown in Downtown Oakland for STEREO SESSIONS! For this Friday’s edition, we welcome DJ TYPE ONE of Selectrix, Nodphonics and the Amazing Zoo Crew as our guest DJ! STEREO SESSIONS 2nd Friday Free Nights Of Hip, Hop & Everything In […]

Tuesday 21 May, 2013



I had to do it. For my fellow Bruce Lee and Miguel heads. My first “meme”.


Thursay, May 16th, for one night only: THE CROSSOVER at Showdown, SF! No cover, no dress code…golden era hip hop and R&B all night with Nodphonics DJs Mark Maiden, Type One, Eric Rukis, BlaQwest and DJ NeoGeo. THE CROSSOVER: ONE NIGHT ONLY @ The Showdown 10 6th Street San Francisco, CA No cover, no dress […]


No, I didn’t produce these mixtapes, but being an R&B head myself, I like to spread love about artists that get me hyped about music genres again. The man…THE MAN…behind Tony! Toni! Toné! and Lucy Pearl…Raphael Saadiq, has a new artist he’s endorsing. Oakland’s own Adrian Marcel, whom I believe is now in the ATL, has a free […]


AMAZING DANCE PERFORMANCE. I’m not someone who looks for modern/artistic dance performances, but this performance on Britain’s Got Talent is moving and amazing. If you have 4 minutes to spare, I hope you watch this. Maybe even get some tissue out. Music by the stellar Emeli Sande.


This Friday, I’ll be DJing again with DJ Brigidope of Amazing Zoo Crew at Radio Bar in Downtown Oakland for our 2nd Friday’s free event, STEREO SESSIONS. For this one, we’re bringing in my friend DJ Illefect who’s been killin’ it all over The Bay with his crew, All Mighty Family, and I haven’t spun […]


I’m looking forward to this second attempt at a good Wolverine movie. Wolverine was my favorite comic book character growing up, especially thanks to the art of Marc Silvestri and Jim Lee. Hugh Jackman surprised me by being a decent Wolverine in the X-Men movies, but that first Wolverine Origins movie was so watered down […]


This Friday, March 22nd, my Nodphonics DJ collective presents HOOKED (formerly HOOKED ON NODPHONICS) at Radio Bar in Downtown Oakland. No cover charge, no dress code, no holds barred on good music, good drinks and good people! Nodphonics presents HOOKED ON NODPHONICS With Resident Nodphonics DJs: DJ MARK MAIDEN DJ TYPE ONE DJ ERIC RUKIS […]


This Saturday! I’m rooting for Nick Diaz (Bay Area!) over GSP, Hendricks over Condit. I’m a fan of all four fighters…but it’s Nick Diaz. For that less than stunning win over Nick Diaz, I hope Condit gets caught by Hendricks: that “smart” “safe” win over Diaz wasn’t anywhere near the fight anyone wanted to see. […]


Finally! Heard this movie was going to happen, but now we have a poster image and a red band (uncensored) movie trailer. Coming to theaters in August 2013.


This Friday, I’m back DJing in the East Bay at the spot that feels like home, Radio Bar, with my brethren DJ Brigidope. For this edition of our STEREO SESSIONS 2nd Fridays, we’re bringing in our longtime friend and an ill DJ/producer/turntablist, Max Kane, of the crew 4onefunk! I haven’t spun with Max in years […]


This Thursday, we’re back at it at the elegant Mr. Smith’s in San Francisco for another free night of golden era hip hop and R&B at CROSSOVER…

I added two more websites to my “Links” page, the longtime friend and DJ inspiration, DJ Mista B of 4onefunk, and my friend Danny Tran (“Ape Tran”), who uses his site to showcase some of his great photography. Hear Visuals, See Sounds… Ape Tran

Saturday 23 February, 2013

DJ Culture: Value Your DJ


I borrowed this image after seeing the good folks at @3_style_attractions post this (on Instagram) and it made me laugh at first, then got me thinking. My reply: “The art of DJing isn’t appreciated by most party goers, and especially by promoters and club owners. A DJ with skill is hardly distinguished now from a […]


Every 4th Friday, you can catch the Nodphonics DJs at Radio Bar in Downtown Oakland. This Friday, Feb. 22nd, Nodphonics collaborates with our friends at the All Mighty Family to bring a special, one night event at Radio Bar. No cover charge, no dress code, no holds barred on good music, good drinks and good […]


This Friday, come party in the North Bay in Santa Rosa as resident DJ Lazyboy welcomes special guest DJs Pone and DJ NeoGeo to Stout Brother’s for BEATS, BEERS & BANGERS! Featuring Guest DJs DJ PONE Canned Beats | 89 Skratch Gangstaz DJ NEOGEO Nodphonics | Canned Beats | The Formula Alongside Your Resident DJ […]


After almost a full year (has it really been that long?!), I finally planned and recorded another live mix session of my free mix series, DJ NeoGeo’s Finger Food Mix. If you don’t know about my Finger Food Mixes, here’s what they’re about: “In January 2011, I started my Finger Food Mixes as a series […]

Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Events: Crossover 1st Thursdays (New Party)


We’re baaaaack! In 2012 CROSSOVER was a successful party brought to you by the NODPHONICS last year. Despite the success, the club we were at decided to take the night in a different musical direction (i.e. 2 Chainz,) and they let us go. Well in 2013 we’re at different venue (Mr. Smiths) and every 1st […]


This Friday, catch a great show in Oakland while supporting Hurricane Sandy relief efforts! FROM OAKLAND WITH LOVE: A Sonic Beniefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Featuring music by Schnittmeister, Xposition, Pixair, Dangerous Curves w/ DJs NeoGeo (Canned Beats, Nodphonics, The Formula) & DJ Choco (Prolific, Reignforest Collective). FROM OAKLAND WITH LOVE A Sonic benefit for […]


Just finished my version of a flyer for my Nodphonics crew’s new event, HOOKED ON NODPHONICS, which starts this Friday (Black Friday) and happens every 4th Friday at Radio Bar in Downtown Oakland. No cover charge, no dress code!

Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Laughs: Batman Has A Dirty Mind


I can’t stop laughing at these College Humor Batman/Dark Knight skits. NSFW warning, though: there’s explicit sexual references and Batman also has a dirty mouth, plus it spoils that last movie (Dark Knight Rises). I almost choked on my food watching this at lunch, though! CollegeHumor’s Favorite Funny Videos

Monday 19 November, 2012

Laughs: The Avengers SNL Parody


Here’s a hilarious Saturday Night Live parody of The Avengers movie. Really, though, what would Hawkeye do?!  

Monday 05 November, 2012

Laughs: Enter The Dragon Baby


If you like martial arts, dragons, Bruce Lee, or cute babies, you should definitely watch this. If you’re a Bruce Lee fan, you know I should have called this post Game of Death Baby instead. I think I’ve watched it a dozen times already and still get a kick out of it.  

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I love music and have been in the hobby and business of music for most of my life as a DJ. The fact that I’ve been loving music for so long helps me appreciate the rare occasion that I find out about artists, music, and songs that give me chills because I love the song/performance/artistry […]


Just posted photos from Stephanie Magno and Tony Parker’s bachelor & bachelorette Halloween celebration at The Parlor in SF last Saturday with my New Era friends.

Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Laughs: How To Pick Up A Girl At The Gym


If you workout regularly, here’s a tip on how to pick up ladies at the gym.


For some reason I feel like I HAVE to check all of Affion Crockett’s parody videos out. Here he is as 2Chainz! His album “Watch the Clone” comes out Nov. 6, 2012.


The folks at Uncrate compiled a good list of items for your zombie-apocalypse-preparedness-kit. Click on the image below for a bigger view.


Check out the cool Serato Icon Artist Series focus on one of my top 2 favorite all-around DJs, DJ Jazzy Jeff. And check out the article and pictures as compiled by Serato here.


This woman is the kind of person you want to have as a friend just to know you’ll always have a reason to laugh in life:

Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Laughs: Help the fight against FWP


I thought this was pretty funny. But seriously, please take a minute of your time to educate yourself on FWP and maybe you can prevent yourself from contracting this disease

Wednesday 03 October, 2012

Site Update: New Link


Sad to discover today that a funny DJ website, Stuff DJs, stopped updating as of June of this year. Still, I’ll share this with you for as long as it stays online. Definitely a fun read for DJs who have enough experience in a club or mobile DJ setting and have vented about these […]


Debating on getting this. I already have this version of the Walking Dead Season 2 blu-ray set on my “to buy” list. I definitely want to own this movie (even after watching it 3 times in the theaters), but I’m asking myself, is the bat-cowl really necessary?

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This Friday, come party in the North Bay for a change of scenery as resident DJ Lazyboy aka Gregory The Great welcomes special guest DJs NeoGeo (Nodphonics, Canned Beats) and DJ BlaQwest (Nodphonics, WaxWorx) to Stout Brother’s for BEATS, BEERS & BANGERS! Featuring Guest DJs DJ BLAQWEST Nodphonics | Chubby Fingers | WaxWorx DJ NEOGEO […]


Monday 01 October, 2012

Acts of Excellence


I got back yesterdayfrom an epic, amazing weekend with my Acts of Excellence team. Hands down, one of the best weekends of my life, and I’d be as bold to say the best birthday weekend (and birthday gift to myself) so far. It all comes full circle. Let’s pay it forward, Acts of Excellence, and […]

Tuesday 25 September, 2012

This has been a long time coming…

Hip Hop Sticker Bed

…I started DJing in 1991, about 21 years ago. I’ve been DJing clubs/lounges/bars consistently since I started DJing clubs in 2002.  I graduated with a graphic design degree in 2001 but didn’t realize I made a conscious choice not to pursue that side of me, that passion…until now. Thank you to my fiance, her cousin […]