This is perfect for #TBT. The mixes that are still surviving on SoundCloud, man I miss when you can get all them supports and listens. - Shon Roka
I finished recording EVIVA late October 2000. It was originally a CD, first I burned them one at a time and printed and cut a bunch of covers, then I got the CD manufactured properly. There were a lot of these CDs out there at one point, I wonder how many are still around. This was something of a message in a bottle to a pleasant piece of my imagination. Thirteen years later, same place, different time. It is the 1st part of a 3 part series, I still owe one more to it, maybe one day. - Danny Akalepse
This mixtape brought a lot into my life, and I've been told that this mixtape brought a lot into others lives too. I hope you enjoy it. - Danny Akalepse
Danny Akalepse | EVIVA (something lovely)
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ.
DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37.
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