Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Victor Manuelle In Concert

I am super excited for this show. Victor Manuelle is by far one of my top 5 salseros. This show needs little explanation. Here are the details.

Victor Manuelle

Wednesday, Februar 3, 2010

Plaza De Las Americas
300 E. Ledbetter DR
Dallas, TX 75216

18 +

Presalse available Inca's Cafe, Casa Vieja, El Portal, Mi Tierra, Ritmo Latino, La Joya Restaurant, & Sabor Latino.




Come out for the De Lara Dance Salsa Social. There will be performances by some of Dallas' top performers and free salsa lessons at 9 pm. This event will definitely be one to remember.

Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 9pm

Sterling Hotel
1055 Regal Row
Dallas, TX 75247

$10 Cover



Sunday, December 27, 2009


Join us Saturday, January 2, 2010 as we celebrate our CE family DJ SELECT's birthday with

DJ AV & Cokni O'Dire



2012 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75075


Select is an original CE member and a key member of the team. So come out as we toast our fam and get it in. Peace!


Rin The Alarm - Austin, TX

This Saturday, Baby G will be hosting his "Ring The Alarm" monthly at

The Light Bar
408 Congress Ave
Austin, TX

G and company will be serving the best in Reggae, Soca, and Hip Hop.


Sean Paul (The Odyssey) Free Download

New mix cd, The Odyssey by Sean Paul. This needs little explanation. FIRE! Big up to Federation for posting this.

Download Here


NYE at Nylon in Las Colinas w/DJ A.One

Our dude A.One will be holding it down NYE at

1001 West Royal Lane
Irving, TX 75039

Doors open at 8 pm and the event is 21 +. Entry is $30. Contact the hotel for their room specials.


ATX Wahoo's NYE w/Select & Sober

Select and Sober will be holding it down this NYE at


509 Rio Grande
Austin, TX

$5 Cover

Doors open at 9 pm and trust that these fellas will hold it down.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

JayClipp & CE Team Up

JayClipp will be joining Select and myself as part of The Takeover monthly which we do every second Friday at Zubar. JayClipp is a very well versed dj and entertainer.

JayClipp is originally from the Bronx, NY and a graduate of Jackson State University. He is the resident MC of True School Co. alongside Monie Love.

We are excited to have JayClipp come on board with Calidad Entertainment. Mark your calendars for January 8, 2009. We will be releasing a mix cd by Select, JayClipp, and myself at Zubar for our January 2010 edition of The Takeover.



Panama's "Addicted" featured on thisis50.com

New mixtape by DJ Boy Wonda as posted on thisis50.com featuring our boy Panama's new single, "Addicted.


1.Hole In My Head (Rihanna ft.Justin Timberlake)
2.Winner (Jamie Foxx ft.Justin Timberlake)
3.Put It In A Love Song (Alicia Keys ft.Beyonce)
4.Heard Em' All Rmx (Amerie ft.Lil' Wayne)
5.Carry Out (Timbaland ft.Justin Timberlake)
6.Control (Beyonce)
7.Make Me (Janet Jackson)
8.This Bed (Alicia Keys)
9.Tonight (Mary J. Blige)
10.Famous Girl (Dedicated To Rihanna) (Chris Brown)
11.Runaway Girl (Drake ft.Colin Munroe)
12.Meiple (Robin Thicke ft.Jay-Z)
13.Jump Off (Lil' Wayne)
14.Hard (Rihanna ft.Young Jeezy)
15.Wait (Chris Brown ft.Trey Songz)
16.Speak French (Jamie Foxx ft.Gucci Mane)
17.Rockstar 101 (Rihanna ft.Slash)
18.Maniac (Keri Hilson ft.Chris Brown)
19.Up Out My Face (Mariah Carey)
20.Something (Drake)
21.Dreaming (Unreleased) (Alicia Keys)
22.Luv Drunk (Snoop Dogg ft.The-Dream)
23.Do You Think About Me (50 Cent)
24.Addicted (Panama)
25.Rockin' With The Best (Jadakiss ft.Pharrell & Bobby Valentino)



I am really feeling this video and song. I can't believe they shot it in HD with a digital SLR. Crazy how much technology has advanced. NYC STAND UP!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Bashment at Zubar

After you celebrate with your family. Come by Zubar to catch DJ Select and company for the Holiday Bashment. The event is free and you are sure to hear some good tunes. Cheers!


Top Notch Vol. KIX100

New mix posed by Sober and A.One for the Houston Sneaker Summit. This mix is extra official. They flex with the quick rubs, blends, chops, drops, and sound quality. The programming is also on point too. Cop it here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mixer With A Cause 20091211

So before you head out to The Takeover, stop by Absinthe Lounge for my dude & CE affiliate Milad's event titled, Mixer With A Cause. All I'm going to say is peep the flyer.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pay For It by Leon The Pro

Single produced and performed by our CE Fam Leon The Pro.

Pay For It

Sorry for the brief description. Gotta keep studying for finals.



Friday, 18 Dec 2009

2323 N Henderson #101
Dallas, TX

Here is a description as per my dude Jose G

Futuraevents.com A new nightlife, music, lifestyle website launching in 2010 Presents Colette (OM, APT Ent.)

With her disarming doe eyes and a heartwarming demeanor, Colette possesses the unmistakable voice of post-millennial house music. Her sweet-but-sultry voice has been called "angelic" so many times, it's a miracle she hasn't grown wings: Imagine a less breathy Kylie Minogue merged with a more controlled Roisin Murphy (Moloko) and you have a good grasp on her classy voice that highlights any beat that flows behind it. Whereas in the late 80s, the diva reigned supreme and made the music cower, Colette has kept it deliciously simple and always melodic, making the former choirgirl-cum-Chicago-house-siren a mainstay of modern dance music.

Opening sets
Kelle Marie, Paul Paredes
$8 Presales wantickets.com
$10 Door
21 n up
Questions email info@futuraevents.com

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Takeover "Holiday Especial"

It's Takeover time with

AV & Select

latin // hip hop // reggae


2012 Greenville
Dallas, TX 75206

We are donating all proceeds to our Calidad Entertainment fam, Inyang Castro. He was hospitalized from 12 October - 13 November 2009 with multiple blood clots. One of which was in his brain and cause...d him to have a stroke. If you can make it out even for 15 minutes, we would sincerely appreciate it. Thank you in advance for your support and respect due to all who have supported The Takeover since we started in July. Peace!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Panama on Pepsi/Yahoo Mic Pass-5 Borroughs

Mic Pass - 5 Boroughs Collaboration: Pepsi Music Exclusive on Yahoo Music!

CE's good friend Panama (cast member on HBO's "The Wire") was recently featured on the NYC edition of Pepsi/Yahoo Mic Pass-5 Borroughs which highlights the illest unsigned artist in NYC. Panama is featured at minute 4:00

Also, click here to read an interview done with Panama on djbooth.net


Rockstar For The Weekend

Starting tomorrow, my dude Aidan will be in town from Miami and doing a show every night through Sunday. His sound is electro club and I will just say that dude is a beast with the vocals and choreography. Trust that he will put on an unforgettable performance.



This is an event that my good friend Ling is putting on with Chinara Butler (Pimp C's widow). It takes place

Friday, 4 December 2009


The Pavilion
Downtown Proctor St
Port Arthur, TX 77640

RSVP - - > Here

Here is a more detailed explanation as written by Ling.


A night of giving back to the community that gave to him on behalf of the late Chad "Pimp C" Butler. Bun B, Too Short, The Underdawgs ,Trae The Truth , Dorrough,The Grip Boys, Jackie-O and many more TBA to appear in support of their friend and community. CCR and UGQ will be organizing free clinic booths to conduct testing and vaccinations for attendees, and free BBQ will be provided as well!

There will be a $1,000 talent show showcase, winner will get there own video shoot, a distribution deal somewhere in the mix, live art, scholarships so be sure to make it and show your support!!

Belly Of The East by DJ Sober

Peep the latest mix by the big homie Sober. It's chock full of east coast jams and sure to please. Cop it here.


3SOME THURSDAYS "Thanksgiving Edition"

Join DJ Select for a special edition of 3SOME THURSDAYS

Thursday, 26 November 2009


2600 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75201-1421

9 pm - 1 am

He will be dropping some ill tunes and they will have some incredible drink specials.


Latin Wonderland

Going down

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


1400 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202

9 pm - 2 am

Here is a description as written by Kebrina. Come out and get your dance on.


Annual Holiday SALSA Social!

Casa de Baile & PLUSH presents.....

"LATIN WONDERLAND" :::: A Red & White Winter Fiesta '09 :::

With a Performance Showcase that you don't want to miss!

Special Performances by:
*Mambo Dallas
*Salsa Sunrise
*Guajiro Dance Company
*Mambo Violento (Chicago)
*Las Sabrosas

And a Surprise Guest Finale!

Doors open promptly @ 9:00 pm
FREE Salsa Lesson @ 9:15 pm
Performance Showcase @ 10:15 pm
Social Dancing from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am

Don't forget your RED & WHITE ATTIRE!

Cost: only $10 cash cover
Drink Specials

DJ Colombiano and Special guest DJ Barney spinning the BEST of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & Reggaeton ALL NIGHT LONG!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your dance shoes and come Salsa with Dallas' hottest Salseros and performers!

Questions? Comments?

Respond below or call (214) 784-5582

Look forward to seeing you there!



Mixer With A Cause

On October 12, 2009 - A founding Member of Calidad Entertainment, Inyang Castro(Castro/Stro) suffered multiple blood clots in his lungs, heart, and brain.
This led to a stroke and he had to spend over a month in the hospital.

For this reason we will also be focusing on blood clot, diabetes and healthy living awareness.

We will have a great raffle with the proceeds going to help Castro out with day to day bills while he has been unable to work and continues to recover.

It all takes place

Friday, November 27, 2009

From 6 pm - 10 pm

Absinthe Lounge (Basment of Southside On Lamar)
1409 S Lamar St # 8
Dallas, TX 75215-6800

Music provided by

DJ's AV and Select

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Percolator

Select & A.One are back with another edition of The Percolator. Going down

Friday, 28 November 2009

10 pm - 2 am

2012 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Please excuse my sparse postings lately. Finals are upon me and school in general has been keeping me mad busy. Don't stress though. CE has a few things lined up for the future which I am sure you all will enjoy.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Takeover November Edition

The November Edition of

The Takeover

13 November 2009


Select & AV


going down at

2012 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226


10 pm - 2 am

Remember to catch the pre-party at

Murray Street Coffee Shop
103 Murray Street
Dallas, TX 75226


Select & Nature

5 pm - 9 pm


Beer & Wine specials


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Peanut Butter Soul-ution Happy Hour

----------------The People's Lunch Counter & 23MG presents:-------------------
-------------------------"The Peanut Butter Soul-ution"-----------------------------


"Get in free with an 18 oz or smaller jar of peanut butter"'
The peanut butter you donate will go home in the backpack of a child in need.

Hosted by: Vincent 'Young Heartbreak' Tucker
Performances by: Thesis, Original Soul, Cassie Holt & Rage Almighty

Research shows that hungry children have poorer mental health and overall health, miss more days of school, suffer greater rates of behavioral disorders and are less prepared to learn when they are in school. One of the North Texas Food Bank's End Childhood Hunger Opportunities (ECHO) is Food 4 Kids. Food 4 Kids supplies participating schools with nutritious, kid-friendly, self-serve food designed to fill a backpack and feed a child over the weekend during the school year. Children identified by school personnel as being at risk of hungry receive approximately four pounds of food in their backpacks each Friday. On Monday, children return the empty backpacks, and they are refilled for the next Friday. We plan to distribute Food 4 Kids backpacks, and they are refilled for the next Friday. We plan to distribute Food 4 Kids backpacks to 4,500 children in 180 schools.We are seeking peanut butter donations because it is a valuable protein, nutritious and kids love it! The peanut butter will be included in the backpacks of the Food 4 Kids program.

Its fun and easy and will benefit kids in the Food 4 Kids program. Imagine this - the peanut butter you donate will go home in the backpack of a child in need.

Please bring 18 oz or smaller plastic jars of peanut butter (that do not require refrigeration after opening).

$2 Lone Star Tallboys

This just in. There will be $2 Lone Star Tallboys at The Independent this Saturday, 31 October 2009 in Austin for Nick Nack and I's party. There is no cover, costumes are encouraged, and it's going to be a lot of fun.


Top Notch ATX

ATX get ready because the November edition of Top Notch is back at Red Fez. Always free and always fresh.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hands Up at The Loft 20091106

Mark your calendars for 6 November 2009 because The Party is back with Select, Sober, and Nature. If you have were going out in Dallas between 2006-2009, then you knew that The Party had the hotness for cutting edge tunes in the D Town. This event is going down at The Loft and will be sure to please, especially with Nick Catchdubs headlining. Oh yeah, the event is free too.

The Party w/Nick Catchdubs


Friday, November 6, 2009

The Loft
1135 S. Lamar

Dallas, TX 75215

Also, if you were not aware, CE's own International Stro (Inyang Castro) has been ill in the hospital for the past two weeks. We appreciate everyone who has inquired about Stro's status. Thank you for keeping Stro and our family in your prayers. Peace!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Red Bull Sound Clash TX-OU Weekend

The Cannabinoids and Sober will be doing a performance at Victory Park on Friday, 16 October 2009. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. For more information and tickets, click here.

After the show. Come by Zubar for Select and AV's Takeover monthly at

2012 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206


Happy Hour Friday at Absinthe

My good friend Milad will be hosting a happy hour fund raiser for his friend Jeremy who is fighting pancreatic cancer. The event will take place this Friday, 9 October 2009 at Absinthe Lounge from 5 - 10 pm. They will also be holding fundraisers Saturday at Plush and Sunday at Mantus.


Panama's "Addicted"

This is the new single by my dude Panama Da Spanish Kid. Panama was featured as a cast member on Seasons 1 & 4 of HBO's The Wire. He played the character that harassed Bubbles the crack head. Panama's previous single "Make It Last" has already been getting play on BET, VH1, MTVU, and Music Choice.

Panama's "Addicted" Clean

Panama's "Addicted" Explicit


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween w/Nick Nack & AV in Austin

AV will be playing alongside Nick Nack for a Halloween party in Austin this year. You can RSVP here. Nick Nack has been a staple in the Texas music scene since the early 90's. He has released various mixtapes, 12" singles, and albums. Nick Nack mentored AV in the dj/music game during AV's 4 years at UT Austin. This will be their first time playing together since their Thursday Night Uprock weekly which they used to do at Texture in Austin back in 2002.

This event will be free. It is a dance party and costumes are encouraged. We will be screening horror films on the HD projector. The dance party goes from 11 pm - 2 am. The playlist will range from hip-hop, bmore, electro, reggae, & latin. The vibe will be soulful and you should come prepared to let your hair down and get loose.

Prior to the party we will be hosting a Cut Up. All turntablist are encouraged to show up. We will have 4 tables, 2 mixers, and a looper set up for all the scratch heads. Bring your vinyl and needles. The Cut Up will go from 9 pm - 11 pm.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Nick Nack's Opening Set f/Perfuse 73 Show in ATX on

This is a live recording of the set that my man Nick Nack did last for the Perfuse 73 show last Thursday. It is on some dub step/breaks vibe.

Download Here



Documentary on Afro-Latinos

This is a trailer for a new documentary on Afro-Latinos. I think this is dope especially considering that my family is Afro-Honduran and Garifuna. For as long as I can remember, Afro-Latinos have been invisible in mainstream society. Countless times I have met people who are amazed that I am black and speak spanish. Kudos to these cats for putting this documentary together.

Heads Up! Select and I will be doing The Takeover party on the 3rd Friday for October which is also TX-OU weekend. Expect an ill evening of good tunes and a lot of sweat and dancing.



Record Convention

This post is late but if you are in the D/FW metroplex, you should definitely pass by this record convention. They put one on back in August and it was quite the success. If you really appreciate music, then you need to check this event out.



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weekend Recap

Sunday at Zubar was incredible. Cokni O'Dire and Select literally tore the rough off. They did dancehall the way it is supposed to be done. Hands down my favorite dancehall night in Dallas. Cokni O'Dire is a true veteran. Dude was toasting on the mic, mixing up tunes, and even got on the dance floor and did a little passa passa. Incredible.

Monday's Lunes Tropical was the best one to date. Big up to John Johnson for helping promote and getting all the salseros out. It was truly special and I was cheesing the whole night. It is nice to know that Dallas has a salsa scene and dancers that like to get it in. We will be updating the sets from Lunes Tropical weekly for your listening pleasure. They will be available for free download within one week.

Remember to come out to Happy Hour at Murray Street Coffee Shop on Friday for beer and wine specials and Select and AV's live ustream podcast.

After the Happy Hour, swing by Zubar for Select and AV's monthly Takeover Party. We will be dropping the dope dancehall, reggae, latin, & hip hop tunes.

Both events are free so come out.


Friday, September 4, 2009

The Takeover 3.0

Selet & AV are back for our third installment of The Takeover. We are going in on the latin, reggae, dancehall, hip hop, and tropical tip. Expect the freshest tunes with a few throwbacks for good measure. As always, entry is free. Remember to stream our live podcast from Murray Street Coffee Shop ever Friday from 5-9 pm for their Happy Hour Drink Special. Stream the podcast via


Also remember to catch Select and AV as they will be playing at various places through out Dallas this weekend. Be safe. Peace!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Brown Sugar This Friday

Come out to Brown Sugar this Friday at Zubar.  M Knight and company will be holding it down in the front room.  Calidad Entertainment's own DJ Select will be dropping the ill tunes in the back room.  Arrive early for free entry.  After 10 pm there will be a $10 cover.

2012 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, 75206
$10 AFTER 10 PM


Murray Street Happy Hour

Remember this Friday to come out to

Murray Street Coffee Shop
103 Murray Street
Dallas, 75226

to catch Select & AV from 5-9 pm for drink specials and good tunes.  Also peep us on the live podcast if you are unable to make it out.  Click here to stream the podcast.



This Sunday, come out to Zubar to catch the legendary Cokni O'Dire and Select to their dancehall thing.  It is going to be fierce.  No cover and Monday is Labor Day so you have no excuse.  Lets go!

2012 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, 75206


SAS w/Select & Schwa

This Saturday, come out to Zubar for Select & Schwa's SAS Party.  It's going to be fierce and the event is FREE.

2012 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, 75206


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Takeover "AV's Birthday Bashment" Pictures

Remember to catch DJ Select this Friday at Murray Street Coffee Shop for their happy hour from 5-9 pm. AV will be in Honduras attending a wedding and taking in some Carribean Sea and relaxation.

Takeover pictures from last Friday are posted. Shot out to Leaha and popogragpy.org for shooting our event. If you need a dope photographer for your event then you should contact them.

Click here to view the pictures.



Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Takeover "AV's B-Day Bash Edition

AV just finished final exams, turns 29 tomorrow, and it is time to celebrate. Join us as we celebrate AV's 29th birthday and the second edition of The Takeover w/dj's AV, Select, and VMB at Zubar this Friday. NO COVER=ALWAYS FREE!

2012 Greenville
Dallas, TX 75206

Remember that the pre-party goes down at Murray Street Coffee Shop

103 Murray Street
Dallas, TX 75226

with dj's AV & Select from 5-9 pm.

$2 Shiner & $3 Negra Modelo



Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ring The Alarm in Austin on 5 September 2009

My man Baby G has been doing his Ring The Alarm monthly for a minute now. If you do not know. G is a pioneer on the Texas dj scene. He has been holding it down since the early 90's. G was actually one of the first dj's I remember to bring dancehall to the masses. Peep two of his live mixes from this months RTA bellow. Peace!


Live Reggae Mix from Ring The Alarm - DJs Baby G, Jah Mighty, Jr Vibes Part 1

Live Reggae Mix from Ring The Alarm - DJs Baby G, Jah Mighty, Jr Vibes Part 2

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dallas Record & CD Show

I know a lot of new dj's just start off on Serato.  But I still feel that in order to consider yourself a complete dj, you need to have a tough vinyl collection.  My man Nick Nack put me on to record conventions back during my UT Austin days.  We used to hit up the Austin Record Convention at the Palmer Center and come away with jewels.

Big up to Leon The Professional and Niro for hipping me to this event.  I have to move that day but still plan on creeping by the event for a few hours.

Peep the url for more details.




This Saturday my man Select and his dude Schwa will be doing the SAS party. These two definitely get it in. So come prepared to dance and sweat because they are going to make it hot.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

DJ AV In Quick


The following is a feature which was done on DJ AV by DJ Nature for his Hey DJ column which was featured in this weeks edition of Quick.  Click on the above image, when the new window opens in flickr, click on ALL SIZES to view the full image.  Thank you to everyone who has supported CE. 


Remember, Takeover 2.0 at Zubar on 14 August 2009.  No Cover.  DJ's AV // Select // VMB. 




Wednesday, July 29, 2009


So this past weekend myself, International Stro, and VMB had the chance to chill with my Panama. You may remember him as the character who harassed Bubbles all throughout Season IV of HBO's The Wire. Above are two of his videos. The first being Make It Last which can be seen currently on Music Choice, VH1, MTVU, and MTV2. The second video is Play Your Position Featuring Skyzoo. CE had the opportunity to show him around The Metroplex and show him some Texas hospitality. We took him to Kixpo which was cool. Shout out to Niro and crew. Then we crept by Zubar for a bit. Afterwards we ended up at Nylon.

Be on the lookout for Calidad Entertainment and Panama to be collaborating with one another in the future.

Big up to Milad and the 23MG Crew for coming out to chill too.

Don't forget that The Takeover 2.0 goes down 14 August 2009 at Zubar. Flier coming soon.



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ether w/DJ Select

If you are in the NYC area then you need to check my man Select out. He does his thing and will surely please. Peep some of his mixes on the sidebar. They are available for free download.


Monday, July 27, 2009

M. Knight - KnightVision Vol. 1: The Cool

This is a new video mix posted up by M. Knight. I found it to be pretty interesting and intriguing. Interesting how far the dj game has progressed. Respect due to the dude M. Knight.

M. Knight - KnightVision Vol. 1: The Cool

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lunes Tropical

Lunes Tropical begins tonight at

2012 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

We want to thank a few people in particular who helped bring this weekly to fruition. God, my parents, Monica & Levi, Nick & Ling, Karina, Dianna, Ashley, Select, Vik & Puja, Lea, Milad, Ronnie, Brent, Leon, Ruba, Mauro & Mary, Kervin.

Putting this weekly together has been a long and at times stressful process. Without these individuals contributions, we would not have been able to pull it off. We also would like to thank anyone who re-posted the event to their Facebook profile, re-tweeted the event, or just plain supported Calidad Entertainment.

Finally, Calidad Blends Vol. II had to be pushed back to due to issues with the artwork getting in on time. The mix is done. Once we receive the artwork, it will be uploaded so that you can download your free 320 kbps high quality mp3. Thank you for your patience and sorry for the delay.