After 15 long years, the legendary and beloved DJ Moonpup made his long awaited return to Los Angeles. LA welcomed home one of its lost sons of the crossfader in a special 5+ hour set of stellar music spun with creativity and irreverence, the likes of which LA rarely sees!
Here are a few shots from the night. FREE DOWNLOAD links of all 5 hours of Moonpup's set as well as the live sets from Mixmaster Massey and J Funk are at the end of this post.
Thank you to Felix for some of these pictures of the night. Check out all the pics HERE.
Few DJ's can call themselves truly oldskool and Moonpup is one of them. In the early nineties Moonpup was part of a sprouting scene of LA warehouse parties and underground clubs, where the first Techno and House music was heard. He was an original resident of Sketchpad, an "after, after party" that started at 10am Sunday morning and featured LA wax legends DJ's Taylor and Eli Star.
In 1992 Moonpup traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area where he made his mark on many undergrounds including the first 3 day rave called the Woopy Ball, (also his first Bay Area party). Nearly 6,000 people attended over the three days and two nights. Moonpup's sets were easily the most memorable of the event. For more on the Woopy Ball click here.
After leaving an indelible mark on the San Francisco in the 4 years he was there, Moonpup disappeared to Europe where he spent nearly a decade playing Breaks and Big Beat in danceclubs and then, most recently he has been living in New York.
The following are mediafire links that will take you to the free downloads of every set from the night including all 5 hours of Moonpup's set. Click on the sets to go to the download.
This first two parts are his uptempo portions of his set and the second two parts Moonpup takes things slower and dare I say even trippier with some ambient qualities.
In support for this night was long time LA breaks DJ J-Funk & Creator of the Woopy Ball (and of this party), Mixmaster Noah Massey. Also in support was Lucas Dodson of Distant Beat. Below is the last half hour of Mixmaster Massey's set.