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Photos from The Payback Two Year Anniversary

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Hi, it's Sama:

Ah man! I can't believe The Payback has been going strong at Monarch for two years now! Last night was such a blast. Thanks so much to everyone who came through to celebrate with us and major thanks to DJ Enki and Harry Duncan for playing some outrageous music that made a few people collapse from dance-exhaustion! And my gratitude goes to Manny (DJ M3) for letting me grow The Payback at his club, and to everyone else at Monarch who has treated me so well these last two years. Let's cheers to another strong year for The Payback, the indefatigable all-vinyl dance party!

My dear friends, I hope you dig these photos. I'm so glad many of you were able to come through last night for the celebration.

The next Payback is on August 8. The party goes down every Second Friday of the Month with me and a special guest DJ. See you when I see you! And subscribe to The Vinyl Exam to stay in the loop. I was able to record the live sets last night and I hope to upload those soon!


The Payback 2 Year Anniversary Party

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It's been 2 years since I launched The Payback, my all-vinyl dance party at The Monarch. Check out the info below and I hope you can make it if you're in the Bay Area.

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The Payback is Monarch’s very own all-vinyl, all-soul, all-RnB, all-oldies dance night that has been going strong every 2nd Friday of the month. And now, the 2 Year Anniversary party of THE PAYBACK is here! On deck we have some of the Bay Area’s top 45 slingers ready to play some of the rarest, danciest grooves for a full night of sweaty debauchery.

July 11 is gonna be the night.

About the 45 slingers:

Columbo Ahmed (The Payback) is the resident record player at Monarch. Every 2nd Friday from 9:30pm to closing time, he plays nothing but the very best in old soul, jazz, and RnB 45s.

DJ Enki (Oakland Faders/The 45 Sessions) has shared the stage with the likes of Z-Trip, J-Rocc, Melo-D, Kid Koala, Rob Swift, Shortkut, Apollo, Jazzy Jay, Peanut Butter Wolf, Lyrics Born, Brother J (X-Clan), Zeph, Romanowski, Doc Fu and a host of others. He was the main resident for the infamous Money$hot weekly in San Francisco for two and a half years, during which it got named one of the top 5 Hip-Hop weeklies in the country by URB Magazine.

DJ Harry Duncan integrates years of experience as a Bay Area-based live music producer and as producer and host of In The Soul Kitchen, the award-winning roots music radio show, into his dj-ing. Respected industry-wide as an innovator, Duncan spins a custom-tailored blend of all styles of soul, funk, r&b, blues, jazz, roots reggae, ska, Latin, African World music and more.

DJ Harry Duncan has appeared with a wide variety of artists including The Roots, The Original Meters, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty, Tower of Power, Dr. John, Charles Bradley, Femi Kuti, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, Boz Scaggs, Madness and The Specials.