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☟ BELOW are JUST some of MY past DJ gigs ♫

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Event: “It’s A School Night (NY)!”

Companies: Chris Douridas (KCRW) + MFG!

Type: Public

Location: (Brooklyn BowlWilliamsburg

Brief Description: My first Monday session in (Brooklyn) NY! On Sept 22, DJ Pelau opened the night, spinning a welcoming set as well as in between bands for Chris Douridas’ (KCRW) weekly School Night (NY) @Brooklyn Bowl. It’s not like NY would never be the same, but it does take one session to make one feel at home! Thanks to a great turnout for a Monday night, a fine variety of tunes spun to everyone’s delight n’ countless compliments eagerly awaitng his next gig, LA (Trini too) would’ve been SO proud.

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Event: “It’s A School Night (LA)!”

Companies: Chris Douridas (KCRW), School Night!

Type: Public

Location: (BardotH’wood

Brief Description: For my final Monday session sob! sob! :-( On August 25 in LA, DJ Pelau closed this sentimental farewell post-MTV Awards night, spinning the last 2hrs for Chris Douridas’ (KCRW) weekly School Night (LA) @Bardot. Marking the end of summertime before he left for NY, one session couldn’t compare to the various times he’s given joy throughout his ‘school night’ history of DJ sets over the last few years. Pics HERE!

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Event: “Peek Away EP Release Party”

Artist: Destani Wolf

Type: By Invite Only

Location: Fifty Seven-Downstairs (DTLA)

Brief Description: DJ Pelau entertained listeners who settled around, while patronizing the bar sippin’ + minglin’ in DTLA’s newest speakeasy ‘Downstairs‘ (as part of the Fifty Seven Restaurant/Bar). Today was a special release party n’ live show for indie artist, Destani Wolf‘s Peek Away EP! This eve, the spotlight belonged to her, but DJ Pelau‘s job was to set the right vibe before, in between her sets n’ after, which he delivered on ALL.

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Event: “It’s A School Night!”

Companies: Chris Douridas (KCRW), School Night!

Type: Public

Location: (BardotH’wood

Brief Description: For yet another Monday session on June 30, DJ Pelau had the pleasure of being part of yet another special night, spinning between all bands for Chris Douridas’ (KCRW) weekly School Night (LA)! @Bardot. Summertime is prime, w/a packed house of performances by the likes of — Fink (UK), SomeKindaWonderfulWhite Sea n’ Roméo Testa, that left him creating n’ curating music alongside Dj Moni + special guest DJ, Until The Ribbon Breaks, who closed adding to a superb night. Peep the pics HERE!

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Event: “Sangria Sundays”

Companies: InTheMixLA

Type: Public

Location: Sofitel Hotel-LA

Brief Description: Every Sunday in summer, DJ Moni spins n’ sets the scene for some of the most ‘chocolate’ fun LA has every produced for Sangria Sundays! Invited to guest DJ, Pelau entertained listeners who lounged, sipped n’ mingled in the sexy Riviera Bar & Lounge of the Sofitel Hotel. Oh, a band (The Wylde Bunch) grooved too, inviting a surprise guest (T-Pain) who happened to be enjoying his VIP status in the back, to rock a few of his Top 40 hits, where everyone – including the bartender – sang word for word! All in all, the evening lasted hours as DJ Pelau continued his onslaught of house, hip-hop, reggae, mash-ups n’ the perfect lounge winners to last through the warm summer eve…

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Event: “It’s A School Night!”

Companies: Chris Douridas (KCRW), School Night!

Type: Public

Location: (Bardot) H’wood

Brief Description: For yet another Monday session on May 12,  DJ Pelau had the pleasure of being part of yet another special night, spinning between all bands for Chris Douridas’ (KCRW) weekly School Night (LA)! @Bardot for half-hour sets in between live performances by the likes of — Strange Talk (Australia), Lincoln Jesser, Cheers Elephant n’ Jacob Snider, that left him spinning a plethora of different genres from house music to reggae, hip-hop to mash-ups, n’ the sweetest rock n’ roll. Pics HERE!

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Event: “ECLÉCTICA

Companies: The World Beats

Type: Public

Location: East LA/Boyle Heights

Brief Description: Right about now, the weather is looking a bit more characteristic for this time of year here in the City of Angels, with a bit of rain and mild temperatures interspersed among days of blissful sunshine! Eastside Luv in Boyle Heights for this upcoming Ecléctica event was very excited to welcome LA music maven MR. MARLON REGIS aka ‘DJ PELAU‘ to their fold! His accomplishments speak for themselves, but they knew they’d love him for the incredible music that he shared and for the positive energy and smiles he always brings to the room! And love him they did, including the bartender, who kept dancing!

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Event: “RE*TREAT

Companies: Wicked MGMT

Type: Public

Location: Los Angeles

Brief Description: Not even a year old, Re*Treat scooped up DJ Pelau for their new monthly dedicated to a place where judging becomes null+void, a place taking you back to the grooves of NYC’s famed “Paradise Garage” or “Studio 54“, a place where the tunes spun by the late, great Larry Levan shaped the city’s style, dance moves and soundtrack. It’s the 80s, it’s classics, it’s disco, it’s afrobeat, it’s soul, it’s funky house, it’s golden era hip-hop, it’s your sweat — LA owned it that night, thanks to DJ Pelau n’ DJ Space. And that’s because, the night’s theme went…MUSIC IS THE ANSWER!!

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Event: “Bridges”

Companies: DP Sound

Type: Public

Location: Los Angeles

Brief Description: In it’s 11th year as a monthly staple throughout LA, DJ Pelau finally crossed Bridges. Despite technical difficulties in the beginning of making the transition from taking over from an over-zealous, turntable-hogging resident DJ before his set as the guest of honor, DJ Pelau didn’t disappoint for his short-but-sweet set, leaving the anxious crowd on dance floor asking to, “…just play one more, PLEASE?” Enjoy pics HERE!

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Event: “It’s A School Night!”

Companies: Chris Douridas (KCRW), School Night!

Type: Public

Location: (Avalon) H’wood

Brief Description: For yet another Monday session on February 4, a post-Super Bowl weekend, DJ Pelau had the pleasure of being part of a special night, spinning between all bands for Chris Douridas‘ (KCRW) weekly School Night! It was the BIGGEST ever — so big, it was held @Avalon instead of its customary, more intimate venue @Bardot! His half-hour sets in between live performances by the likes of some of indie soul, rock n’ chillwave’s best, namely — Moses Sumney, Gavin Turek, Miriam Bryant n’ Evan Mellows, saw him this time commanding the main stage overlooking the now-dancing PACKED (800 strong!) house in attendance. From his groovy reggae selections, to those house remixes we all adore, n’ from that dusty soul to even a bit of current hip-hop, Monday night’s energy inside this H’wood landmark, simply sweltered. Pics HERE!

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Event: “Afro Funké 10 Year Grand Finalé!”

Companies: KCRW & Afro Funké

Type: Public

Location: Santa Monica

Brief Description: Despite unexpected showers earlier that day, tonight in Santa Monica, outside the club known as Zanzibar, there was a huge line-up of 100’s of folks anxious to get inside for the “Grand Finalé” of Afro Funké – a Thursday night weekly dedicated to music ranging from afro-house, cumbia, afro-beat, salsa, soca, reggae, dancehall and the list goes on, ending it’s historic 10-year run. Tonight had a creative twist. Invite LA’s best DJs — about 30 of them, asking each to play 2 of their favorite cuts. DJ Pelau came on in primetime, just after 11p as the club swelled to its limit, still with a line wrapped around the corner of 5th n’ Arizona. Many never got in. But even outside seemed festive, as Food Trucks and a gathering of like-minded peeps hung out to celebrate a night that brought meaning to their lives throughout LA’s diverse populace. His set was said to lift off the highest energy of this milestone night, so much that resident DJs Jeremy Sole n’ Glenn Red asked him to bang-in 2 MORE jams, totaling 4 songs for his incredible set. Pics HERE!

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Event: “Art Bar Los Angeles Opening + Launch Party!”

Companies: Iconic Immortals & Whimsical Wimzikel

Type: Public

Location: Echo Park

Brief Description: Echo Park never looked so happening tonight, as the Art Bar Los Angeles opening + launch got underway on a cold Saturday night! Spinning a set in the gallery, DJ Pelau also closed the night in the lovely-lit courtyard outside later on, DJing from inside an ice cream truck! The crowd? Artsy. The energy? Mellow, intoxicated and peacefully creative. Those mug-shots were cool to take too! Just the right type of vibes needed to complete a successful premiere party for the launch of a creative space for the ‘eastside’ of LA. But welcoming ALL types, of course. Check pics HERE!

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Event: “It’s A School Night!”

Companies: Chris Douridas (KCRW), School Night!

Type: Public

Location: H’wood

Brief Description: For another session on November 11, spinning between all bands for Chris Douridas‘ (KCRW) weekly School Night!DJ Pelau retained the heat he brought from his earlier summer session of selections, once again @Bardot! With his half-hour sets in between live performances, the focus of the crowd away from the main stage turned towards him. From his hand-picked mash-ups, to unique yet familiar house music refixes, Monday night’s energy inside this H’wood swank-spot now seemed like the perfect extension of the long weekend, a *sound* salute on Veteran’s Day. Check pics HERE!

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Event: “GRAND OPENING”

Companies: Studio VII

Type: Private

Location: West LA

Brief Description: DJ Pelau, graced the intimate atmosphere w/his selective tunes for the grand opening of Sura xx’s Studio VII in West LA. The 99% female guests enjoyed cocktails, champagne and small bites, as other vendors thrilled them w/free manicures, hairdos and raffle prizes! DJ Pelau kept the music simple: sexy, light & just right.

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Event: “For L.A. by L.A. – The GMO Show”

Companies: Coup StreetMcLogan, The Non-GMO Project!

Type: Public

Location: DTLA

Brief Description: DJ Pelau, spinning on a rooftop alongside other LA turntable maestros for the (live) graffiti artists, selected diverse music under the sun (literally) to inspire creativity sprayed across the McLogan walls! The healthiest food trucks assembled amongst several other street fashion vendors on display as his 2-hour set of music sparked the DTLA atmosphere. The street-art enthusiasts n’ health conscious others spent yet another Saturday, spiritually + visually nourished. Check out pics from the event HERE!

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Event: “It’s A School Night!”

Companies: Chris Douridas (KCRW), School Night!

Type: Public

Location: H’wood

Brief Description: As the main selector on July 1, spinning between all bands for Chris Douridas‘ (KCRW) weekly School Night! – DJ Pelau turned up the summer heat inside the H’wood hotspot, Bardot! His music selections within a few songs built a crowd onto the dancefloor away from where the (live) bands performed, quickly creating dual entertainment for the PACKED house on this hot summer night in LA. His half-an-hour DJ-sets in between performances competitively teased n’ directed the ‘in’ crowd away from their focus on the main stage, fulfilling an appetite for more partying, mingling n’ good vibez continuing the weekend fun, on a Monday night – a School Night! Check pics HERE!

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Event: “For L.A. by L.A.”

Companies: Coup Street, McLogan, Jarittos

Type: Public

Location: DTLA

Brief Description: DJ Pelau, spinning from inside the Jarrittos Food Truck curated music for the (live) local creative graffiti artists to hip-hop beats, reggae mash-ups n’ everything in-between. Before the event’s doors even opened, there was a line-up of enthusiasts wrapped around the corner. Once the BBQ smoke, many booths on display n’ the music opened up to spark the atmosphere, the doors welcomed a true ‘street’ festival of artists, street-art enthusiasts n’ others, ready to spend their Saturday amongst like-minded folks. Pics!

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Event: “MOPLA Closing Gala & LIVE Auction”

Company: Lucie Foundation, MOPLA & LA Times Photography, Video+Multimedia

Type: Private

Location: H’wood

Brief Description: DJ Pelau, atop the newly renovated Siren Studios rooftop overlooking Sunset Blvd and the H’wood Hills, rocked ‘familiar’ mash-up-blends of Fleetwood Mac to Sting over hip-hop beats. Providing the perfect atmosphere in spring for MOPLA’s 7-10p ‘Closing Party’, his earlier set of lounge music prior to the live auction piped into the room below for guests enjoying complimentary Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails, Lagunitas Beer and appetizers by Bread & Butter catering. All the invited tastemakers, artful aficionados and industry-insiders also enjoyed the evening by posing for their shots taken in the Los Angeles Times Photography, Video+Multimedia photo booth…

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Event: “Official MOPLA Event: Wish You Were Here

Company: Lucie Foundation & MOPLA

Type: Public

Location: ‘DTLA’

Brief Description: With the sound-curator vibes provided by DJ Pelau, DTLA rocked @MOPLA’s Wish You Were Here photo-postcard show from 7-10p. Music ranged from the lounge remixes of Emeli Sandé, to the up-tempo energy of Major Lazer, while the artful crowd purchased their postcard of choice, snail-mailing it right from the pop-up gallery!!

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Event: “Official MOPLA Event: Loss – The LA Auto Dealership Series

Company: Lucie Foundation & MOPLA

Type: Public

Location: ‘DTLA’

Brief Description: The concept’s not so hard to imagine. Car dealerships, w/out the cars! But w/the variety of sounds provided by DJ Pelau, these photos mostly depicting a ‘lack’ or a ‘loss’, came to life as the minds of the young n’ old passing through on a warm Friday night, became alive! As part of MOPLA’s  Loss – The LA Auto Dealership Series happening DTLA from 7-10p, drinks and conversation blended w/an intoxication of beats n’ flicks…

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Event: “LeRoy Jenkins Pop-Up Shop”

Company: LeRoy Jenkins Limited

Type: Public

Location: West Hollywood, CA

Brief Description: It’s a wonder how not many folks know of this one-of-a-kind street brand, the first modern street brands to confidently plaster floral prints for men. For 3 days on an Easter weekend, w/beats, grooves + sounds provided by DJ Pelau @Legend’s Barbershop, LeRoy Jenkins gave their fans an opportunity on Fairfax – in that hipster heaven strip – to jump off their iPad, smartphone or PC, to physically shop at a Pop-Up Shop for some LJ gear, a brand even Jay-Z seems to ditch his own to wear.

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Event: “ROC THE CROC”

Company: Lacoste & Los Angeles Magazine

Type: Public

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Brief Description: Happy Holiday shopping wouldn’t be the same w/out music, especially by the sounds provided by DJ Pelau, who spun @South Coast Plaza’s Lacoste Store from 2-6p, playing everything festive n’ w/great doses of energy for patrons swiping that plastic or unfolding their rolls of ca$h on that hectic Saturday before Xmas!

Event: “Wine Into Water”

Company: The Thirst Project

Type: Public

Location: Hollywood, CA

Brief Description: The Thirst Project’s gala to encourage donations to increase clean water supply to those in need across the world. Held @The Avenue in H’wood, there were 20 wineries on hand, treating over 200 attendees to the best reds, whites n’ bubblies. Oh, of course the beer brews were flowing too, and so were the sounds provided by DJ Pelau, who spun poolside from 6-10p, diving into everything from drum n’ bass, to 80s funk, to freestyle n’ hip-hop, to delightful sexy soulful house, lounge n’ other perfect wine-tasting gems of even more intoxication! What an incredible evening, n’ for a great cause!

Event: “Cameron Talent Agency Launch Party”

Company: Cameron Talent Agency

Type: Private

Location: Venice, CA

Brief Description: Cameron Talent Agency celebrates their 2-year anniversary by the ocean, literally. The exclusive invitation for this private event @Focus Studios went out to all of their talented clients of actors, comedians, recording artists, on-camera n’ off-camera personnel, w/a sponsored bar of vodka cocktails, incredibly catered appetizers n’ of course music provided by DJ Pelau, who at times turned the volume up to some Rick Ross  n’ earlier set the atmosphere w/some beachside grooves of RHYE

Event: “Rubix Hollywood”

Company: Los Angeles Magazine & Rubix Hollywood

Type: Private

Location: Hollywood, CA

Brief Description: Los Angeles Magazine hosted the official opening of Rubix Hollywood – a luxury style private residential complex – by throwing an exclusive poolside bash, w/the edible help n’ entertainment from The FoundryGeisha HouseBurger Lounge n’ of course music provided by DJ Pelau, smoothing-out the soundtrack of poolside grooves, sexy house music, ‘back-N-times’ soul & funk, while special invited guests out-ate each other, sipped cucumber mojitos, amongst other cocktails for a lovely warm spring evening…

Event: “Private Industry Showcase – Kes The Band

Company: Questionmark Entertainment & Sayers Club

Type: Private

Location: Hollywood, CA

Brief Description: In the heart of Hollywood, hosted by Questionmark Entertainment, Sayers Club’s Jason ScoppaDJ PelauDana Shayegan and sponsored by Angostura Rum,  Kes The Band from Trinidad & Tobago put on an incredible showcase of their island pop originals, classic covers n’ of course – energizing soca music – much to the ultimate delight of a mostly music industry crowd of professional publicists, music execs, Djs, producers, press n’ the list goes on.

Event: “The Mediterranean Collection”

Company: Zanne Jewelry

Type: Public

Location: Eleven Sound Studios Santa Monica, CA

Brief Description: Downtown Santa Monica got some sparkling jewelry added to its surroundings, n’ DJ Pelau wasted no time in beautifully decorating the atmosphere w/musical gems that can only be described as ‘pretty’. Guests sipped on U’Luvka Vodka cocktails, while the Pnut Butter Bar food truck laid in the cut outside welcoming the majority of females entering the swanky Eleven Sound Studios!

Event: “Divine Denim After Dark”

Company: St. John

Type: Private

Location: Beverly Hills, CA (Beverly Hills Boutique)

Brief Description: To help launch their new St. John’s denim line, Dj Pelau provided the ultimate old school soundtrack of funk, soul and ‘familiar’ house grooves to entertain (and help make shop til they drop) a very high-end type of clientele, who helped make the store reach a milestone mark of $100,000 in sales, just for that one day during the event.Sipping champagne, plum red martinis and even milkshake shots with a straw, the music and atmosphere was set for the ultimate in Beverly Hills pompousness as ladies strutted, pampered their poodles and kept the credit cards swiping…

Event: E T R O

Company: Bloomingdale’s & E T R O
Type: Public
Location: Santa Monica Place (Santa Monica, CA)
Brief Description: 3-hour atmospheric DJ set for the debut of E T R O’s men’s clothing in Bloomingdale’s. The afternoon shopping soiree w/cocktails n’ savory bites, all as DJ Pelau provided the soundtrack to coax folks into mingling, admiring and possibly purchasing items getting an early start on Holiday gift-shopping. 100’s of customers – including an ironic disproportion of women in the Men’s Department, made this one-time event successful as the beat goes on…

Event: “Summer On The Plaza 2011”

Company: Brookfield Properties
Type: Public
Location: Downtown, Los Angeles (Fig+7th Plaza)
Brief Description: Opening DJ set for the last evening in a series of weekly events for “Summer On The Plaza”. And in-between Brooklyn, NY singer/songwriter Amber Rubarth, and internationally renown South African soul/world singer/songwriter LIRA, DJ Pelau provided the soundtrack to that Friday-after-work-feel-good spirit that many in the corporate network, need to unwind. Previous weeks before, the series showcased other artists & DJs such as Leela James, Mike Phillips, Vikter Duplaix and others…

Event: “SOUL4SOLES”
Company: Bacchanal Events & Soul for Soles, Inc.
Type: Public
Location: Venice, California (The Del Monte Speakeasy/The Townhouse)
Brief Description: Co-hosting together w/ Italian international singer/songwriter Amana Melome, Dj Pelau and his co-hostess put together a benefit night to raise funds and gather ‘lightly’ used shoes from guests to provide for the global initiative Soul for Soles, w/ the help from other Los Angeles-based independent artists such as Joshua Silverstein, The Soul of John Black, Paola Jean, Juakali and Anne Montone

Event: “Downtown Film Festival – Los Angeles”
Company: DFFLA
Type: Private/Public
Location: Downtown Los Angeles, California (AT&& Center)
Brief Description: As part of the first ever Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, which turned out to be a huge success, thanks to the help of sponsors and supporters such as the Grammy Museum, AT&T Center, Coca Cola, Kodak, Fox Entertainment Group, Smart Water, Illy and many others, Dj Pelau provided the right tunes spinning in the exclusive Cinema Lounge – “City of Angels at Views from the Los Angeles Avant-Garde” for after-party screenings and after-party panel discussions throughout the night…

Event: “One World One Brand”

Company: Guess, Inc?
Type: Private
Location: Beverly Hills, California (Beverly Hills Hilton)
Brief Description: Opening up and spinning alongside world famous French music maestro/dj/producer Bob Sinclair for Guess, Inc’s annual One World One Brand, an international company event attracting all of Guess’ top execs, fashion designers and key foreign-based licensees from the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South & Central America…

Event: “Fashion Empire – Mood Indigo (2009) + “The Art Of Glamour (2010)” 
Company: Art Institute of California – Inland Empire
Type: Private/Public

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California (Victoria Gardens Cultural Center)
Brief Description: As the music designer for this new annual fashion show, and providing the ‘party atmosphere’ music afterwards throughout the entire evening in the VIP room, Dj Pelau provides the perfect musical atmosphere indoors, outdoors or ‘behind closed doors’ spinning an assortment of chill-out beats, soul, lounge and house music for invited dignitaries – including the mayor – and other specially invited guests, students, and contestants’ families while belly-dancers, cirque performances, an open bar, open buffet, not to mention sponsorship by the likes of Verizon, Red Bull, Smart Water and much more, round off a night of fashion, art and music…

Event: “Art + Fashion = 7 For All Mankind”

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Event: “Summer Beach Bash”
Company: 7 For All Mankind
Type: Public
Location: LA, California (Robertson Blvd) & Malibu, California (Malibu Country Mart)
Brief Description: Spinning tunes for 7 For All Mankind, Robertson Blvd store and Malibu Country Mart Village’s Spring & Fall 2009 Launches respectively, during the day (store hours) from 2-5p while guests shopped, mingled and socialized checking out 7’s new spring/fall line for 2009, helping themselves to champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, hot dogs, face-painting, snowcones and of course, listening to the perfect soundscapes for the afternoon, by yours truly…

Event: “Le Royal”
Company: Royal Elastics & Leroy Jenkins
Type: Public
Location: Downtown Los Angeles, California (Crewest Gallery)
Brief Description: Sneaker Launch party for Royal Elastics & Leroy Jenkins partnering a fusion-sneaker called, Le Royal. Really cool, hip-hop hipster scene of graphic designers, tastemakers, fashion-forward personnel attended, as well as Leroy Jenkins owners and designers themselves who flew out from NYC, Ron J Upperman and Pen (also the brainchildren behind Gatorade’s “G” campaign)…

EVENT: Miles Regis Pop Up Holiday Extravaganza!

COMPANY: Edition One Hundred

TYPE: Public

LOCATION: Downtown Los Angeles (LOFT)

Brief Description: 2011 Holiday Season Downtown Los Angeles ArtWalk event, featuring artist Miles Regis, from 7-10p w/Dj Pelau providing the soundtrack of multiple genres of music for guests, art elite and tastemakers sipping on Tres Sietes Tequila, and staring at the walls of immaculate art pieces mounted in a sort of 3-D visual appreciation, sculpture effect. The evening went on past 10p, closer to midnight w/almost all of the MusicSkins available for purchase – SOLD OUT!

Event: “Force Fields”
Type: Public
Location: Santa Monica, California (Converting A Church For A Cause!)
Brief Description: Providing the soundtrack to the art exhibit of over 30 artists who donated pieces of their works specially geared towards the theme of combating malaria in Africa, and the event proved so successful that it not only raised thousands of dollars, the event n’ exhibit may even travel overseas to continue efforts for this great cause…

Event: “Runway Boutique Fashion Shows”

Company: Runway Boutique

Location: Los Angeles, CA (Miracle Mile/Downtown LA)

Brief Description: Every quarter, for the last 4 years, Runway Boutique – one of LA’s hidden vintage store secrets that most women who’ve discovered it would like it to remain so – has held fashion shows with themes influenced and based around classic movies from Bonnie & Clyde, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Breakin’, to the political climate and seasonal climate. Dj Pelau can boast proudly that he’s given the models and onlookers the soundtrack from the very first fashion show, to the ‘ongoing’ last on past. Expect mind-blowing models, celebrities and up and coming designers, hairstylists, make-up artists and an owner that’s so in-tuned with fashion, DJ Pelau’s music always compliments…

Event: Create Fixate – “Down To Earth
Company: Create Fixate
Type: Public
Location: Hollywood, California (Studio Loft – Hollywood Blvd)
Brief Description: Spinning for one of, if not LA’s premier Art, Fashion Design, Photography & Visual shows, occurring bi-monthly for the last six years at various locations. Usually attracts thousands of dedicated artists of all types from actors like Sean Penn and politicians like Al Gore, as well as activists, fashion stylists, costume designers and fans of all various categories of art…

Event: “One City, Many Destinations”

Company: City Magazine
Type: Private
Location: Silver Lake, California (BelleVarado Studios)
Brief Description: Spinning for City Magazine’s (Los Angeles) gala, celebrating their annual One City, Many Destinations photo contest and annual travel photography competition, sponsored by W Hotels, Smart Water, EBoost and Peroni of Italy. Key LA-based, yet well-traveled personalities in the photography, fashion and music industry attended to network, celebrate, party and enjoy the festivities…

Event: “Afro Funké”
Type: Public
Location: Santa Monica, California (Zanzibar)
Brief Description: Featured guest deejay over the last 3 years, about 2-3 times a year. A crowd favorite, Dj Pelau has all the tricks in his bag of goodies, for this particularly diverse, international crowd, always being asked to rejuvenate the dancefloor year after year. Other featured guest deejays from New York’s Dj Spinna, to Philly’s Rich Medina, to Germany’s Bozoo Bajou and artists dropping in to add to the energy such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Rocky Dawuni and more…


Event: “27th, 28th, 29th & 30th Annual Sunset Junction”
Company: Los Angeles County and I&I Mobile Sound System

Type: Public
Location: Silverlake, California (Street Festival + Block Party)
Brief Description: 50,000 visitors support this increasingly popular street festival and block party tagged as “LA’s biggest celebration of diversity”, filled with over 5 stages, games & rides, arts & food, and non-profit outreach. Over these years the festival featured popular artists such as Bad Brains, Fishbone, Big Daddy Kane, Ben Harper, Sam Moore, Black Keys, Jodi Watley, Antibalas, Stephanie Mills, Jeffrey Osborne, J*Davey, Beck, Elliot Smith, Sister Nancy, Sly & Robbie, Les Nubians and more, I’ve spun in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 as part of the  Sanborn Stage as well as the I&I Mobile Sound System for the block party, for 2-3 hour sets in between stage performances, to the frolicking crowds dancing throughout the streets…

3-YEAR RESIDENCY: “Gateway Near Heaven”

Type: Public

Location: Downtown Los Angeles, California (The Standard Hotel “rooftop bar & pool”)

Brief Description: 3 years residency on the Rooftop Bar @ The Standard Hotel, downtown Los Angeles, where a chic, unique “pretty” crowd came to frolic, romp, swim, tan, star-sight, network, relax and chill at this prestigious daytime and nighttime hang out. Known as one of LA’s top bars, Dj Pelau periodically invited guests from LA’s own Groove Junkies, to overseas artists off the German label Echo Beach to spin alongside his night, and star sightings are too numerous to all mention, but Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, Idris Elba, Dale Earnhardt, Jr and many others have been spotted…

Event: “Omar Listening Party”

Company: Ether Records

Type: Private
Location: West Hollywood, California (The Standard Hotel – Sunset Blvd)
Brief Description: Hosting, and setting the atmosphere right and supporting British soul royalty, Omar, who performed for just one of two listening parties throughout his United States tour, promoting his then upcoming LP, Sing (if you want it), where namesakes such as Vikter Duplaix, Garth Trinidad as well as many actors (J. August Richards), models (Rodney Charles) and many industry folks supported…

Event: “Spacek Listening Party”

Company: Sound in Color

Type: Public/Private

Location: Downtown Los Angeles, California (The Standard Hotel “rooftop bar & pool”)

Brief Description: Setting the atmosphere right for underground UK nu soul/funk outfit, Spacek, who also performed, for his listening party for his then, upcoming LP, Space Shift. An underground, yet forward-fashion and progressive soul music scene saw Los Angeles underground musicians such as J*DaVeyKim Hill and Channel2 in attendance…

 Event: “South Beach-DDI” 

Company: Questionmark Entertainment + Gateway Near Heaven
Type: Private/Public
Location: Monas Island, Trinidad (CLICO Mansion)
Brief Description: Main ‘foreign’ talent/dj for the first annual South Beach ‘down-di-islands’ event organized by Questionmark Entertainment, a production, film and management company, based in Los Angeles and Port-of-Spain (Trinidad). This day-into-night event included 300 folks on the main island being transported via water-taxi to 15 minutes away near Venezuela, to a plush mansion pool party that saw U.S. adult stars Hannah Harper and Keylani Lei, as well as bartenders from The Standard Hotel ‘rooftop bar’ all flown-in to Trinidad, alongside local artists Kes The Band, for one of the most exotic island parties yet…