David Orlando, otherwise known as music aficionado and DJ extraordinaire Boss Harmony, has revived his night of vintage international selections: Bamboo. After several years on hiatus, Orlando’s DJ night – featuring Jamaican, Latin, and African selections – has returned. Bamboo’s new location at Cha Cha Lounge in Silver Lake, with its mid-century Mexican aesthetics, is ideally suited for the night. Come listen to the atmospheric soundscape he creates at Bamboo every last Thursday of the month. Free, 21+, 10pm-2am, 2375 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles.
Sunday, June 19th was my first time guest DJing at the recently revived Ram Jam L.A. I joined Viktor, Elizabeth MixItUp, and Mr. E.N. behind the decks for a night of Jamaican music – from R&B/shuffle to roots – at a mid-century style bar in Highland Park. A fun and mellow night of good tunes and friendly faces. Resident selector DJ Lawless will return to next month’s installment on Sunday, July 17th. Ram Jam L.A. is every third Sunday from 8p.m. to 2a.m. at The Offbeat Bar, 6316 York Blvd. 90042. Free entry, 21+. Happy hour prices from 8p.m. to 9p.m.