Selector’s Choice: El Dopa (LOS ANGELES, CA)
Thank you to everyone who came out to last Wednesday’s Music Makes The Difference event, “A Night of Brazilian Music,” at the Verdugo Bar, I had a blast playing strictly ‘Brazilian Wax,’ alongside El Dopa and Schpilkas, a truly class act combo. 2 months prior to this event, the duo put on an all-French music event, I am amazed and grateful that an event of this magnitude can go down in this enriched city, exploring a world of French music beyond our beloved Daft Punk and Air. Kindly, El Dopa has given Beats of All-Nations a taste of France to make available for you.
I’ve been up on El Dopa’s mixes for about the last 8 years, as he has put together some major mass produced corporate compilations for Lexus and Scion, published reviews in URB Magazine, and threw one of the nicest residencies at the old Conga Room on Wilshire. That is hardley a scratch off the bio, but to say the least do not sleep on this tastemaker as he continues to grow in musicology. Here is an installment from Music Makes The Difference Ethnomusicology Series, featuring artists like, Edith Piaf, Mireille Matieu, Charles Aznavour and other French musicians, not always singing in French. Download El Dopa’s Audio Traveler’s Guide to France 1940’s-2000’s here. And go check this guy out sometime in the Greater Los Angeles area throughout the month.
Here’s a little bonus action from France, singer Marie Laforêt singing Marie douceur, Marie colère (Paint It Black), enjoy!