DJ Phatrick

VIDEO: Beastie Boys – “3 MC’s & 1 DJ”…
May 4, 2012, 10:47 am
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VIDEO: Beastie Boys – “3 MC’s & 1 DJ” ft. Mix Master Mike

Essential DJ material.
RIP Adam Yauch.

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VIDEO:  Beastie Boys – “So What’cha…
May 4, 2012, 10:32 am
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VIDEO:  Beastie Boys – “So What’cha Want”
Directed by Nathanial Hörnblowér aka Adam Yauch.

RIP MCA / Adam Yauch.

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VIDEO: Twin Shadow – “Castles In The Snow” oldie but…
May 3, 2012, 12:03 am
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VIDEO: Twin Shadow – “Castles In The Snow”

oldie but goodie.

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HBO “East of Main Street: Small Talk” Trailer (by Jonathan…
May 1, 2012, 12:47 am
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HBO “East of Main Street: Small Talk” Trailer (by Jonathan Yi)

37 different kids. All different Ages. Talk about Race.

Premieres Tuesday, May 1 at 8:45pm on HBO Family. Also available via HBO On Demand and HBO Go throughout the month of May 2012, alongside previous installments “Asians Aloud” (2010) and “East of Main Street” (2011).


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TRAILER:  Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA…
April 29, 2012, 9:48 am
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TRAILER:  Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots


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VIDEO: Trailer for “Giap And The Last Ironing Board Factory”
April 16, 2012, 11:47 am
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Didn’t even know the brother Tony did this!



Giap and the Last Ironing Board Factory, a new film project by Tony Nguyen about his mother and his small home town.

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Honored. revisionmusic: Here’s some footage I shot of the…
April 9, 2012, 4:02 pm
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Here’s some footage I shot of the Native Guns reunion at the 20th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) last September. When it was announced that they’d be the headliners, I was happy to hear it, but also not as hyped as I thought I would be. I’ve seen them a bunch of times since ‘05 and have a lot of their songs memorized, so I figured it wouldn’t be anything new, but boy, was I wrong.

Once the intro started playing, it brought me back to when I was first exposed to their music, which was also when I started getting more politicized. Prior to them, the only other Filipino I knew about in hip hop was from Black Eyed Peas, and he never really dove too deep. With Native Guns, they dropped so much knowledge about Fil-Am issues (like identity), our people’s history, and the country’s colonial relationship with the United States — it was mind blowing.

As an MC, who also happens to be Filipino, they had a major impact on my music and inspired me to document my own self-discovery via hip hop. Their music really started me on the path of toward a cultural (re)awakening that still continues to this day, which is why I always say that they’ve been the most influential hip hop group for me…hands down.

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VIDEO: Sessions LA On CNN!
January 18, 2012, 10:39 am
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Watch video HERE.

Produced, Filmed, & Edited by Gabe Ramirez (CNN)
Music by Erick Arredondo aka Colby Evans (Sessions LA)
Filmed at SIPA (Search To Involve Pilipino Americans)

VIDEO: Loves Of A DJ – A Short Documentary About Me!

Sometime late in June of 2011, I received an email from a USC film student named Faroukh Virani. He was a part special course called the Global Exchange Workshop where 7 USC film students were paired with 7 students the Communications University of China in Beijing. Him and his partner, Bobbi Dai, were interested in making a short documentary addressing issues of race and identity in Asian American Hip Hop. Their plan was to interview as many Asian Americans involved with Hip Hop as possible. Long story short, they ended up focusing the documentary on me and my passions as a DJ & educator. I am really happy with the outcome as it gives me a chance to rave about being Chinese American, about being a Chinese American DJ, & about why I’ve chosen education as my main priority in life.

Our youth program, SESSIONS LA, is featured in this video alot…we are trying to save it right now. If you like what I do with the youth, please please please donate to our SAVE SESSIONS IndieGoGo campaign:


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