You heard it here first: yours truly, the DJ O-Dub, will be “closing” for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings when they play the El Rey on Tuesday, Dec. 4th.

This isn’t quite unprecedented. I actually was their opening DJ when the group played the Elbo Room in San Francisco, back around 2002, when they were touring their first album. Suffice to say, a lot has happened with Jones and the Kings since then (let’s just say the Elbo Room doesn’t quite hold the same amount of people as the El Rey). I am quite stoked to be accorded the honor of opening for them again.

For some crazy reasons – tickets are still available (hey, they sold out the Apollo. The Apollo. The best L.A. can do is sell out the El Rey, I mean…c’mon now. Tickets are only $16, which is quite the bargain compared to what other shows go for these days ($250 Prince tickets, I’m looking at you).

For the occasion, I’m going to try to put together something a lil special for any Soul Siders who pop up at the show. No promises but I’ll do my best to bring through a lil somethin’.

In the meantime, here’s a little treat off the new Daptone Records Remixed, put out promotionally by Scion. You can peep out the entire 8-track CD here at, but courtesy me, enjoy my favorite remix off this EP, the Ticklah remix of “How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?” (the original was one of my favorite songs off of Naturally).

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? (Ticklah Remix)
From Daptone Records Remixed (Scion, 2007)