Last summer DJ Eleven
, DJ Dopeshoes
and DJ Still Life (all transplants to Brooklyn from the West Coast) started something special with Str8 West Coastin. They wanted to bring their friends together regardless of the area code they claim and re-create the atmosphere of a California backyard BBQ. The soundtrack was the kind of low rider friendly classics they grew up on, the location was a Bed-Stuy bar
with a yard that wouldn’t feel out of place in Long Beach and the grill was going all day. It was pretty close to perfect.
This year they’re planning on owning the summer with events lined up for June, July and August (the third Saturday in each: 6/16, 7/21, 8/18). They’re at the same laid back spot in Bed-Stuy with the same resident DJs and a couple of tricks up our sleeves. Stay tuned for the low low on featured guest DJs, some music to get you in the left coast state of mind and a few more surprises. Whether you’re a fellow transplant or a born-and-bred Brooklynite with a love for sunshine and Snoop D-o-double-g, spread the word, mark the dates on your calendar and get ready for their June 16th kick-off (which, if you’re up on game, you might know coincides with birth of a certain west coast rap icon).