Join us for "The 3rd Annual Pumpkin Ball"
The Pocket Underground -
Pocket Underground is an event production/DJ crew based outta Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition to our in-house roster of amazing DJ's, we also book and manage talent, and produce, manage and collaborate on events and festivals, most notably The Woogie Stage at the Lightning in a Bottle festival.
The mixes here are from the Pocket family of DJ's as well as from our podcast Beat Soup. Enjoy!
Woogie All Star’s - Friends and Family of Pumpkin and the Woogie Crew rocking in Nick’s Memory!
Jason Brown AKA Jayclue is Qdup, and has been making dance floors groove and butts move worldwide since late 2006. Over the years, Qdup has released top selling tunes and remixes on many well received labels including Bombstrikes, Fort Knox Recordings, Bombastic Jam, Goodgroove, Air, ESL Music, Royal Soul, MustBeat and his own Qdup Records imprint.
Having remixed the likes of Fort Knox Five, DJ Love, Thunderball, Basement Freaks, All Good Funk Alliance and Ursula1000 to name a few, Qdup has garnered a spot as one of the most in demand artists for remixing friends of funk and breaks. Also known for his party mashing exclusive edits and re-rubs, he has gained a following via some of the webs hottest blogs, dropping secret weapon DJ tunes.
As an established tastemaker, Qdup has been a contributor to the UK based Ghetto Funk blog since it’s inception and has produced several tracks on their Icons series remix albums. 2013 saw Qdup break out on the summer festival scene in North America including Shambhala (Salmo, BC), BassCoast (Merritt, BC), Firefly Fest (DE, USA), Art Outside (TX, USA) and P.E.X. (MD, USA). With additional releases upcoming on Fort Knox Recordings, new collaborations, remixes, free downloads and DJ mixes in the works, 2014 is lining up to be a busy year for Qdup.
Beat Burglar -
Since 2005 Beat Burglar has played a wide range of music at festivals and venues across Western Canada and the United States. He has crafted a unique musical style built on a foundation of turntablism, funk, soul and disco deeply rooted in hip-hop, breaks and house. Hailing from Edmonton in Western Canada, Beat Burglar's selections help create a kickin' dance floor everywhere he goes.
"A long time music collector and enthusiast, Mister Crowley has always loved the thrill of finding fantastic new tunes to fall in love with. An insatiable need to satisfy this hunger for new music developed along with a need to share it. After amassing a diverse collection of jungle, hip hop, soul and dub genres, Djing and production was a natural progression and perfect platform to share his style and eclectic musical tastes with friends and fellow music lovers.
His unique sets blend his excitement for his carefully selected fresh tracks with the vibe of the moment and vary from smooth and soulful to dark and moody. This style fits well for early morning to late night and everywhere in between.”
Oh Diggz -
DJ Oh Diggz is an All vinyl DJ Not held down by sticking to one genre. Whether it be 45's 33's, hand spun 78's, or Digital...he’s got it all and it’s funky and good vibrations for all all the time. This man lights up the stage with his sound and all come to get down and flip frowns!
EVeryman delivers a fluid flow, with conscious optimistic lyricism. His high energy beats convey influences from old school hip hop and reggae which brings the crowd to life up on their feet. As a DJ, Everyman drops anything from breaks, glitch hop, sexy house, to drum and bass. Everyman is one half of 'Little Giants', a hip hop group formed with LA DJ/ Producer Pumpkin aka Nick Alvarado.
EVeryman, aka Evan Shafran is also a screen actor, seen briefly in the oscar award winning film "Get Out." He has most recently starred in Smashwerks Films "Storyteller." The film was selected as a semifinalist for "Best Dramatic Short" at The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. You can see also catch him in his hip-hop comedy web series entitled "Boyz in the Wood."
EVeryman plays in memory of Pumpkin, his best friend, Little Giants teammate, and musical comrade who passed away on March 25th, 2016. His sets include unreleased Little Giants productions, classic Pumpkin remixes, and some of Pumpkin's favorite songs. Plus some brand new EVeryman collaborations and unreleased gems.
In Honor, He has started a society called 'Little Giant Acorn Foundation for the Arts', a not-for-profit charity organization established to provide music and arts programs to children who do not have the means to attain them otherwise. To further the legacy, EVeryman will be realizing Pumpkins' dream of having a music label and their music on vinyl - watch out for the full catalog of Little Giant Acorn Records singles and remixes coming out on "Little Giant Acorn Records" in 2018 with new remixes from Fort Knox Five, Qdup, Pumpkin and more!
He's performed and toured with acts such as Pretty Lights, Odesza, Mark Farina (to name a very small few) and has graced some massive festival stages, such as Coachella, Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle. Peep his music here 👇👇
This year we have found a truly remarkable space in the mid city Jefferson Neighborhood of Los Angeles. Special thanks to our Dirty Beetles & Boogaloo Art Car Family for providing the space for our charity event.
We will have a day party for kids and families with tons of music and arts classes!
Freestyle Rap Flows 101
An interactive art exhibit build created by the kids!
and of course Pumpkin Carving!
The Little Giant Acorn Foundation For The Arts has been established to provide arts programs to youth without the means to attain this education otherwise.
Little Giant Acorn Records is proud to announce EVeryman & Friends will be back to host an evening of fun and dance for adults!
At night the venue will be transformed into an adults only masquerade ball with raffles, a silent auction, costume contest, food vendors, crafts and clothing vendors, and more! ♥ come boogie with us for a good cause!
*FULL MUSIC AND LIVE ART SCHEDULE & LINE UP DROPPING SOON!!! STAY TUNED! ♥
THANKS TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORSHIPS BY:
2 Towns Ciderhouse & Recreator
BIG LOVE FOR THEIR CHARITABLE DONATIONS!
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR PRODUCTS AND COME TO THE EVENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN FREE MERCH! ♥
Nick “Pumpkin” Alvarado was a beloved musician, clown and most importantly, friend to so many in our community. While he is sadly no longer with us, his spirit lives on through his music and the thousands of people he touched over the years. To honor his memory, the Little Giant Acorn Foundation memorial fund has been established to help children who want to pursue a career in music or performing arts that otherwise couldn’t afford to.
Another goal of the fundraising is to finish Nick's music. Pumpkin and Little Giants both had music that was nearly finished that still needs to be released and shared wit the masses. All the funds raised here will go back into the memorial fund. A remix charity album will be created by Pumpkin's Peers and we are also selling memorial t-shirts.
By purchasing tickets to The 3rd AnnualPumpkin Ball you are ensuring Nick’s spirit continues to shine bright while also helping to inspire the next generation of little acorns.
Stay tuned to this page for much more on special events, classes, workshops, and how you can help children who can't afford an education in the arts and music on their own. ♥
Join us for "The 3rd Annual Pumpkin Ball"