Artist of the day: DJ Blenda
A while back, we spotlighted hip-hop group The Rukus. One of the members is a longtime player on the Tampa Bay scene who's still bringing the party on a week-to-week, if not day-to-day, basis.
DJ Mike Blenda is part of the crew that runs Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar in Ybor City. From 4 to 10 p.m., he, DJ Mega, DJ Lesage and DJ Casper spin funk, hip-hop, roots and reggae. A cofounder of Tampa's famed Gwan Massive collective, he's a frequent collaborator with the likes of Tribal Style, d'Visitors and Rocksteady@8, and this year alone, he's spun with Raekwon and Del tha Funkee Homosapien.
Ol' Dirty Sundays, he said, are an old-school-style backyard bash, with free barbecue and good vibes all around. "Very versatyle and plain good ol' dirty fun!" he writes.
Click here for the details on the next Ol' Dirty Sunday, which is, um, this Sunday at Crowbar.