Sat Sep 28 2019

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Warehouse on Watts | W.O.W.

923-29 N Watts Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

$10.00

All Ages

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Saturday, September 28th Warehouse on Watts & Dirty South Joe are bringing you Philadelphia's greatest DJs BACK 2 BACK for an ALL-DAY Block Party. Kids 12 and under get in free. Food vendors and community activites provided. Event is Rain or Shine (will move indoors if weather is inclimate).  

1pm - 9pm

16 DJs.
8 Sets.
Back-2-Back.
All.
Day.
Long.

Official Lineup:
RICH MEDINA X COSMO BAKER
DIRTY SOUTH JOE X LOW BUDGET 
MATTHEW LAW X JABAIR
REBEL FOSTER X ROYALE
DEL X FRANCISCO
MAGGLEZZZ X ALICEXTRA
LEAN WIT IT X AMH
WASSUPGINA X XTINA

Additional BONUS!!! Every 21+ attendee to Block Bash will get reduced entry to Detroit Champions: Kevin Saunderson upstairs at WOW immediately after the last set! Goes till 3am!!!

 

Warehouse On Watts & Dirty South Joe Presents:
Back 2 Back | Block Bash!

  • Rich Medina

    Rich Medina

    House

    For the past two decades, Rich Medina has cemented his reputation as an elite DJ, one of few on the planet capable of taking audiences worldwide on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, afrobeat, funk, breaks and dance classics.  Today, many artists who have been Rich’s idols have become peers, and his fans often become his friends, even if just through the shared experience of music.  Countless couples and relationships were commenced to the soundtracks he has created time and time again.  His eloquence extends well beyond the music he plays—Medina’s spontaneous use of language speaks to the fact that he’s been a well-respected spoken word artist for over a quarter century, not to mention that he’s a journalist who has contributed columns and features to a wide variety of publications, including The Fader, Complex and Wax Poetics.  His commanding physical presence is a constant reminder of four years of varsity basketball while at Cornell University, not to mention a brief stint of semi-pro ball immediately thereafter.

    Rich Medina’s passion for spinning records began at the tender age of twelve, when he played his first party in his hometown of Lakewood, NJ.  From that moment forward, he practiced and studied his craft with the focus of a seasoned athlete, quietly developing the skills that made sequencing and mixing music extremely natural to him.

    At twenty-five years old, Medina already had an Ivy League degree, a season of semi-pro hoops (dreams of pro-ball dashed by an injury), and two Fortune 500 jobs under his belt.  He then made the brave decision to give up a six-figure job at Abbott Laboratories in favor of hauling crates of records between Philly and NYC to manifest his dream of being a well-respected DJ.  Right off the bat, he was able to establish himself with residencies in both cities as well as a steady stream of guest appearances with the likes of Qool Marv, Prince Language and Bobbito Garcia, beginning the musical adventure that has now taken him far and wide around the globe many times over.

    True to his knack for being in the right place at the right time, in 2001, Medina established an unprecedented nine year run with his legendary party Lil’ Ricky’s Rib Shack at APT, in NYC’s soon-to-be-hot Meatpacking District. APT became a real destination in the City—a place with no nonsense and no bottle service, where folks like Puff Daddy, Kevin Powell, Lord Sear, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Prince could be seen regularly, getting down on the dancefloor, mixing right in with the crowd. In the midst of APT’s heyday, in 2005, hip-hop legend Q-Tip chose Medina to be his partner for a new Friday night weekly called Open, at Santos Party House in NYC, which played to capacity crowds for the duration of its four year run.  Using NYC as a catalyst, Rich became what many would call the ultimate DJ-in-residence, with steady established outposts in numerous cities, including Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, DC, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Amsterdam, London and Paris.

    One of Medina’s proudest achievements has been establishment of JUMP N FUNK in 2001, North America’s Original Afrobeat party, dedicated to the late Nigerian icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti.  The groundwork laid down by Medina via his JNF brand to raise global awareness (not to mention the dancefloor potential) for Afrobeat was silently vital in setting the stage, literally and figuratively, for the award-winning Broadway and worldwide run of “Fela!”.  And as with Rich’s other branded parties, JNF has been presented around the world, including, Tokyo, Brussels, London, Amsterdam, and over twenty cities across North America.

    DJing only scratches the surface of Rich Medina’s story.  His spoken word artistry has been featured on records by the likes of King Britt, Phil Asher, De Lata, Antibalas, IG-Culture, and Nathan Haines.  As a record producer, he has collaborated with the likes of Jill Scott, J Dilla, Platinum Pied Pipers, Martin Luther, DJ Mitsu The Beats, Okada Taxi, Ty, Bobbito Garcia, 4AD, Blue Note Records, and Concord Music Group.  He also released his first full-length LP, “Connecting the Dots” in 2005, on the Dutch indie powerhouse label Kindred Spirits.

    While attending his twentieth college reunion at Cornell University in 2012, Medina was approached by the school’s director of The Cornell Hip Hop Collection to become the first ever Cornell alumnus to join their esteemed advisory board. The collection consists of the largest acquisition of rare and at-risk materials and artifacts covering the beginnings of hip hop culture—the most extensive held by any organization in the US.  He has lectured on numerous topics and moderated multiple panel discussions for Cornell’s Music and Africana departments.  He has also been invited to speak at San Francisco State University, and was a featured speaker at TEDxPhilly in 2011.

    Rich is a card-carrying member of the Rock Steady Crew and the Universal Zulu Nation. And he has consistently lent his name to charitable organizations close to his heart, most recently The Africa Center, Room to Grow and GrassRoots.

    While Medina could rest on all of his past accomplishments, he has retained the energy of a prizefighter, constantly seeking something greater as both an artist and a businessman, steadily building a respected brand with his own two hands. Rich is one of those rare people who has built himself a platform on his own terms, in his own way, achieving success with every step he takes and enriching countless souls with incredible music and unique wisdom.

  • Cosmo Baker

    Cosmo Baker

    Dance

    Cosmo Baker is a DJ, musician, entrepreneur, influencer, brand consultant, educator, activist, community leader and Philadelphian. Acknowledged universally as one of the top DJs on the planet, Cosmo has toured the planet dozens of times, played in almost 50 different countries, on 5 different continents, and in front of tens of thousands of people at once. He’s widely regarded as an integral figure of the already rich Philadelphia DJ legacy alongside contemporaries such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and Diplo. A master of "open format", Cosmo's known worldwide for his genre-spanning selection, technical prowess, and explosive stage presence and energy that he brings to his live performances. A true “DJ’s DJ” Cosmo musical vision very keenly bridges the gap between the forefront of musical innovation and the history and legacy of DJ culture.

    With over 25 years behind the turntables, Cosmo has opened for and played alongside artists as diverse as Drake, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Pitbull, Trey Songz, N*E*R*D, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Lily Allen, Run-D.M.C., De La Soul, Common, Wu-Tang Clan, M.I.A., Justice, Santigold, RJD2, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Death Cab For Cutie, Band Of Horses, Flosstradamus, MSTRKRFT, Mark Ronson, Chromeo, J Dilla, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, and beyond. Additionally Cosmo has rocked the decks alongside world-class DJ talent - both contemporary and legendary - with world famous DJs ranging from A-Trak, Diplo, DJ AM, Questlove, Z-Trip, Steve Aoki, Danny Krivit, Frankie Knuckles, Josh Wink, Goldie, Tommie Sunshine, DJ Drama, DJ Premier, Madlib, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Craze, Benji B, Giles Peterson, Skratch Bastid and too many more to list.

    Cosmo has always been in high demand as both a DJ and as a Cultural and Style Influencer. Cosmo has spun private events for and worked with some of the world’s most prominent celebrities, brands, tech companies and philanthropic organizations including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Al Gore, Allen Iverson, Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Jill Scott, Nelly, X-Games, ESPN, MTV, VH1, Vice, Playboy, Apple, Samsung, Kodak, Nokia, Sony, Rockstar Games, Rock The Vote, Toyota, Jaguar, Scion, Adidas, Urban Outfitters, The North Face, Oakley, Burton Snowboards, Ray-Ban, Vans, Ace Hotels, Virgin Hotels, W Hotels, Budweiser, Heineken, Hennessy, Absolut, Pepsi, Red Bull, Monster Energy Drink, and too many more to name.

    With effortless style and with music sets that are as diverse as the imagination, as a DJ Cosmo moves through worlds seamlessly, from enormous festival stages to sold out concert venues to sweaty underground nightclubs. Flawless blends, razor-sharp cuts, and the most impeccable selection are all part of his concoction. But on top of that, he has an ability to read a crowd like no other. He’s always in sync with his audience, one step ahead of the times, and his finger is always on the pulse.

    Having lived in Brooklyn for the better part of 15 years, in 2016 Cosmo returned to his native Philly to open up Scratch DJ Academy Philadelphia. Scratch Philly - now the 6th location along with NYC, LA, Miami, Chicago & Atlanta - is the industry’s leader in DJ & production education and has taught over 500,000 students globally over the past 13 years. 

    In addition to his influence in the world or music, Cosmo has always been deeply involved in the arts community, with work ranging from being a member of the Advisory Council of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, to having been one of the the producers of the 2016 temporarily pop-up tour force installation Truth To Power held in Philadelphia in the summer of 2016 coinciding with the Democratic National Convention. As a DJ, he’s also been a fixture on the scene of many fine, established institutions such as The Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Brooklyn Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Ohio State University’s Wexner Center For The Arts, Art Basel, Juxtapose, Wooster Collective, and Shepard Fairey.
  • Dirty South Joe

    Dirty South Joe

    Dance

  • Lowbeezy

    Lowbeezy

    Dance

  • Matthew Law

    Matthew Law

    House

  • Jabair

    Jabair

    Dance

  • Rebel Foster

    Rebel Foster

    Dance

  • DJ Royale

    DJ Royale

    Dance

    With nearly 20 years behind the turntables, Royale’s relationship with music continues to inspire listeners with an ear for class. From humble beginnings of a bedroom hobby, to performing in front of millions on VH1’s Master of The Mix, Royale’s dedication to the craft has enabled him to entertain everywhere from big commercial clubs to art-centric niche gatherings. From Rome to Havana, he’s moved bodies in various countries and has performed alongside legends like Jazzy Jeff, Lil Jon, The Black Eyed Peas, Kool & The Gang and has even been a guest at The White House. His Philly roots have undeniably shaped his soulful & funky sound, all while showcasing a passion for technical precision. Ultimately, his ability to read a room and seamlessly weave varying music styles together has kept him at the forefront of his craft.
  • Francisco Collazo

    Francisco Collazo

    House

  • DEL

    DEL

    Disco

  • Magglezzz

    Magglezzz

    Dance

  • AliceXtra

    AliceXtra

    Dance

  • Lean Wit It

    Lean Wit It

    Dance

  • AMH

    AMH

    Dance

  • WassupGina

    WassupGina

    Dance

  • DJ Xtina

    DJ Xtina

    Dance

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Warehouse On Watts & Dirty South Joe Presents:

Back 2 Back | Block Bash!

Sat Sep 28 2019 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Warehouse on Watts | W.O.W. Philadelphia PA
Back 2 Back | Block Bash!

$10.00 All Ages

Saturday, September 28th Warehouse on Watts & Dirty South Joe are bringing you Philadelphia's greatest DJs BACK 2 BACK for an ALL-DAY Block Party. Kids 12 and under get in free. Food vendors and community activites provided. Event is Rain or Shine (will move indoors if weather is inclimate).  

1pm - 9pm

16 DJs.
8 Sets.
Back-2-Back.
All.
Day.
Long.

Official Lineup:
RICH MEDINA X COSMO BAKER
DIRTY SOUTH JOE X LOW BUDGET 
MATTHEW LAW X JABAIR
REBEL FOSTER X ROYALE
DEL X FRANCISCO
MAGGLEZZZ X ALICEXTRA
LEAN WIT IT X AMH
WASSUPGINA X XTINA

Additional BONUS!!! Every 21+ attendee to Block Bash will get reduced entry to Detroit Champions: Kevin Saunderson upstairs at WOW immediately after the last set! Goes till 3am!!!

 

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All Ages
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Entry to Block Bash & All Outdoor Sets, Food Vendors, & Community Activities.
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