VINYL: The Sound and Culture of Records

I was asked and invited by Senior Curator of Art for the Oakland Museum, Rene De Guzman, to be a guest curator for an upcoming exhibit titled Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records (April 19th – July 27th). My answer was definitely a yes and  so very honored to be involved. For this install, we wanted to briefly tell the story of two DJ brothers, our vinyl collection and to share 33 records and the story behind why I’ve chosen them. I was happy to share my story of my older brother DJ Hideo and I, and the records that had a impact and meaning in our lives. One of our favorite movies growing up was Star Wars and we would love to listen to this record The Story of Star Wars, over and over again, which I included as part of the Curate Crate in this exhibit. The picture used for the display was taken in 1996 while DJing at The Mayan night club in Los Angeles, I don’t remember where this photo came from or whom to give credit to. This exhibit covered many aspects of the community, art and the real vinyl experience. There were stations available for your listening and viewing pleasure. The one I really liked, was the Analog Versus Digital station, there you can hear a side by side recording of I Wanna Hold Your Hand, by The Beatles and hear the difference between both formats. Walter Kitundu’s artwork titled Kuelea Kama Ndege, is a wooden bird that flaps it’s wings when turning the crank of a connected turntable. I had a super time meeting vinyl lovers from all over and many new to this format of music. It was my first time in Oakland and it really was the best of times, to be with family and friends from L.A. =) Thank you to Rene De Guzman of the Oakland Museum, Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot and the beautiful Oakland Museum and staff for this wonderful opportunity. So if your ever in the Oakland area, please visit the OMCA for the Vinyl: The Sound of Culture and Records exhibit that is connected with the Super Awesome: Art and Giant Robot exhibit till July 27th.

Find Me In Your Heart

Please check out Dustin Tavella music video titled “Find Me In Your Heart”, dedicated to anyone who has ever lost a loved one. At the end of the video you will see the tribute to DJ Hideo. Thank you to Dustin Tavella and Todd Curry.

Three Years

Friends, teachers and members of Scratch DJ Academy, come together again to celebrating the life of DJ Hideo. Thank you all for coming out, it was great to see everyone!

(April 25th,  2013 at Pitfire – Los Angels, California)

Two Years

Teachers and students of Scratch DJ Academy,
getting together in remembering DJ Hideo.
Thanks everyone!

(April 30th, 2012 Pitfire – Los Angeles, California)

DJ Hideo on Facebook

If you are a user on Facebook, please visit the DJ Hideo page.
As always, thank you all for the love and continued support!

Stacks TV

(DJ Tony Jr. & Toquon Tha MC)

I had the privilege of visiting some good old friends of DJ Hideo and was very happy to present them and Stacks TV with the DJ Hideo LIVE LIFE art piece. I had a blast catching up and talking with host Toquon The MC & DJ Icey Ice. Thanks to everyone, including the behind scene crew for such a great time.

(November 11th, 2011 @ Stacks TV – Long Beach, California)

2011 DJ Hideo MVP Award

Congratulations to DJ Ill Set for being the third recipient of the DJ Hideo MVP Award. Presented and given by The Bum Squad DJz for “Outstanding Work, Leadership and Contribution in 2011″.  Thank you to Latin “LP” Prince and the entire Bum Squad DJz for all the love and continued support!


A tribute page in honor of DJ Hideo with the American Cancer Society to help educate and spread awareness to everyone about colon cancer.
Please do your part to know your family health history and to find out when getting  a
colonoscopy is right for you.

Celebrating the Life of DJ Hideo