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My people, I’m very excited to announce my new DJ residency w/king selectah ANTHONY VALADEZ at the POT LOBBY BAR inside THE LINE HOTEL (Koreatown). The bumpage jumps off EVERY WEDNESDAY from 8PM-1AM. We’ll be servin’ up a tasty blend of beats, soul, hip-hop and all things groove-licious, while the legendary Roy Choi & his […]

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“The Search” a Short Film from Roarkyd on Vimeo. In a previous post, I introduced you to “Like Me, Like You”, the composer duo of Brady Cohan and Ross Garren. I mentioned how the duo hired me to brand their sound via directing a multitude of short films that depict visual narratives of their music. […]

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I’ve known Nicki Hodolik for about 3yrs now. Met her behind the turntables on a Monday night. I was on the 1200z, she had just landed up in Los Angeles from Germany and appreciated the underground music as a professional dancer. We had a common friend. Instant bond. From the time we met, to the […]

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Angie Swan Debut EP from Roarkyd on Vimeo. My good friend Angie Swan, a phenomenal guitar player and an even greater individual, reached out to me because she was beginning to record her debut EP and wanted to document the process on film. When she called, I just had an ear-to-ear grin. Not because I […]

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A very talented hair stylist whom I have the pleasure to work with, Mr. DaRico Jackson, asked if I could help out last minute for a test shoot as we wrapped on our “Unwrapped Bollywood” Editorial. Only thing was, the shoot was happening the following morning at 8AM and we were just wrapping at 8PM […]

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To celebrate this milestone of a birthday, I got up at 6AM, put on my headphones and rocked a freestyle DJ mix of some tasty odds & ends that I’ve discovered in the final year of my 30s. This is sonically how it feels to turn 40. Yup, grown-folk music. ENJOY!

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LIKE ME, LIKE YOU: “Scene 4 – Beautiful Little Fool” off The Unseen EP (Spring 2013) from Roarkyd on Vimeo. “Like Me, Like You” is the musical composer duo of the very talented Brady Cohan and Ross Garren. Brady has literally, I shit you not, in the last year dropped FOUR ALBUMS. Yeah dude. 4 […]

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Three years ago, I had the honor of photographing the wedding of Jasmeen & Jasjit, an amazingly loving & artistic couple. If you can hire me for a wedding, consider yourself lucky. I vet clients like crazy. I’m actually interviewing you for the job, not vice versa. Why? Because a wedding is a major life […]

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Last summer, I started to expand my photography services into video work. To be honest, I view it more like a move BACK to shooting film, because in the ’80s (yes, I mean the 1980s), I used to make short films with my dad’s VCR/Video camera – remember those? You’d have a 2-piece massive VHS […]

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“Never give your life to another man’s company.” WHITE COLLAR CRIME – an essay by ROARKYD (Aug 2008) “I guess this is my moment.  You know how everyone has that ONE moment in their lives?  That single defining moment, as if someone just smacked you upside your head right over the ears with an open-handed windmill […]

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Bollywood cinema posters are iconographic and convey a visual language.  The images depicted Indian women as lonely housewifes, long suffering & heartbroken, and at times overly sexualized – but almost always, they were defined in relation to the yearning of a man’s love.   In our series “Unwrapped”, our inspiration comes directly from these Bollywood posters, […]

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“1973″ LP Promo Pt2: Oakland to SF via the Old Bay Bridge from Roarkyd on Vimeo. 2nd in a series of videos leading up to the release of my debut LP, “1973″ (9-15-2013). Armed with my GoPro2 mounted on the hood of my rental car, I captured the last time I’ll drive from Oakland to San […]

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“1973″ LP Promo Pt1: A Walk Thru Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan from Roarkyd on Vimeo. “1973″ an LP by ROARKYD coming soon… 1st in a series of videos leading up to my 2nd release, the debut LP, “1973″ (9-15-2013). On my last day in Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), I made the beat you hear in the video at […]

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Seattle is, without a doubt, one of my favorite cities in the country. The people, the food, the music, the landscape, its all love. Now, I have to admit, I’m a bit bias to the city because my sister lived there for a few years while she completed her PhD at the University of Washington. […]

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Got a call from my good friend, talented drummer Donald Barrett, to cover an event he was involved with sponsored by cymbal maker Paiste going down at The Musician’s Institute in Hollywood (March 2013). Donald was hosting a drum clinic and hired me to capture some stills from the afternoon. As always, it was an […]

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I am very excited to announce the official release of my FIRST RECORD, the debut EP, “A Film by Landa Hans”. “A Film by Landa Hans” is a filmscore-beat-centric-washed-out-vocal audible journey which describes the path taken when love is lost, the bridge between constant sadness and hope. released 13 April 2013 All songs written, arranged […]

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FINALLY, 2 months after getting home, I’m done sifting through the mounds of images I captured while in INDIA. And of all the postings I’ve done thus far on my trip, this 4th & final portion of the visual story is the most meaningful to me because it covers my parents homeland, PUNJAB. It’s hard […]

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I wanted to write this love story for you about the 3rd leg of my trip, a 4-city journey through the beautiful state of RAJASTHAN (Pushkar –> Osian –> Jaisalmer –> Bikaner), but I just can’t seem to do it…my heart is broken. I’ve tried a few times in the past couple of weeks since […]

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