25 07 2011

Nu-Soul Magazine + The Mezz present
Saturday August 6, 2011

Nu-Soul continues to take part in the Downtown Los Angeles Renaissance transforming a 100-year old speakeasy in the historic Alexandria Hotel into a unique experience in sight + sound.

Held every other 1st Saturday, ART + SOUL features live performances from cutting edge talent, art exhibitions from a diverse set of local artists, mood enhancing visual projections, and LIVE ART all within the one-of-a-kind setting of The Mezz.

Live Performances by:


With his cool-headed SoCal demeanor and everyman charisma, Blu was championed at the onset of his recording career when he collaborated with Emanon DJ/producer Exile for the highly acclaimed LP Below the Heavens (2007). When Below the Heavens first hit shelves in August 2007, Blu and Exile were virtual unknowns in underground hip-hop, but Blu’s deft songwriting and Exile’s soul-drenched, Jay Dee-influenced production quickly amassed them a national audience. Below the Heavens ended up on many critics’ year-end lists and, particularly, launched Blu into the public hip-hop eye. Remaining independent, Blu has since worked with the likes of such acclaimed and diverse artists as J-Period, Q-Tip, The Roots, Mark de Clive-Lowe, The Grouch & Eligh, and Tanya Morgan.​olor


The hard penetrating, self-reflective vocals of this MC poignantly illustrate that true school hip hop is alive and well. E Reece brings you “Organic Hip Hop” to feed your mind, body and soul with no additives or preservatives. He’s performed at numerous clubs, universities and festivals across the globe and the country, opening for and playing alongside such artists as Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Talib Kweli, DJ Babu, DJ Revolution, Greyboy, Rich Medina, MED, Eternia and others. “Once they’ve heard my music or seen my live show, I want people to believe in the power of positive music and to know that real hip hop isn’t dead.” Look out for his new EP “The T.iM.E is Now” with Theimagination due out early fall ’11.

IMAN OMARI​m/imanomari


Sounds by DJ SEVEN57 + DJ MZA (Jazzercise)


Art Gallery + Video Projections + Live Art

+ Visuals by Hearsee Av including the Infamous Digital Grafitti Wall

+ Nail Art by KLEUR

+ Makeup by Glo​oluvsmakeup

+ Live Art & Exhibit by:Germizm​m/

+ Artist:Katie Wohl

+ Photographer:Andres Quesada http://www.andrewquesada.c​om/

+ Live Artist: Agapito Doronio​apito.doronio

Additional Artists To Be Announced

Drink specials until 11:30pm

Hosted + Curated by
Nu-Soul Magazine + Michelle aka Cali + Christina Maxine

9pm – 2am

FIRST 75 PEOPLE FREE w/ RSVP to​august2011 or
$5 with RSVP : $7 without RSVP
RSVPs must be received by 5pm on Saturday August 6

The Mezz @ the Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring Street – 2nd Floor (follow the signs)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

About The Mezz
The Mezz Bar at The Alexandria Hotel is Downtown L.A.’s newest bar in it’s oldest location. Located in the heart of the new downtown LA, the Mezz provides the feel of a speakeasy but with gorgeous detailed ceilings, a stage, and plenty of space to roam.




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