DJ Phatrick

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:


Just Added: Asian American Hip Hop for Dummies Workshop @ APAture 2008
September 25, 2008, 5:30 pm
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Reminder! I’ll be in the Bay this weekend starting TONIGHT! Here’s a quick overview of where I’m djing:

Thursday 9.25: Devil’s PieNamu Bar, SF
Friday 9.26: LIBREPoleng Lounge, SF
Saturday 9.27 (day): APAture: API Hip Hop WorkshopSpace 180, SF [JUST ADDED!]
Saturday 9.27 (night): BasicEZ5, SF
Sunday 9.28: Soul-FullLuka’s Taproom & Lounge, Oakland

As you can see above, I, along with Drizzle, am now doing a workshop at the annual APAture, a festival highlighting emerging API artists. The workshop is titled: Asian American Hip Hop for Dummies: Race, Popular Music, & Authenticity, and is basically a discussion focusing on analyzing and critiquing notions of what “real” hip hop is and how Asian Pacific-Islander Americans fit into the whole scheme of things. Also, we’ll be exposing folks to all the API hip hop out there that we’ve come across doing our Apex Express API Hip Hop radio show on KPFA.

For more information, click on the flyer:

Event: August 10 – Pistahan Festival, SF
August 5, 2008, 10:14 pm
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Don’t miss this all-star lineup! ‘Tis a good hour to be in SF.

Sunday August 10th

SF Pistahan Festival’s
Bayanihan Stage

Performing Live:
NOMI of Power Struggle


Yerba Buena Gardens
3rd & Mission Streets
(across from SF MOMA)
San Francisco


Event: Friday July 25 – LIBRE @ Poleng Lounge, SF
July 22, 2008, 9:13 am
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Click here to RSVP (FREE ALL NIGHT)!!!

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Killer Mike “Pressure” Video
July 7, 2008, 10:34 am
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