In honor of the passing away of Prince we have a special guest mix Prince: The Funky Side by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist. Prince, may you rest in peace and be funky forever. We will miss you.
As a bay area resident (by way of New York), Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist made his mark by curating top notch events in the Bay Area. In 2000, his True Skool events won the “Best of the Bay” in the SF Bay Guardian. Ren has appeared on numerous publications, such as the XLR8R, 7×7, SF Weekly, SF Examiner, Mugshot and SF Magazine, to name a few.
As a DJ, he has shared bills with world-renowned artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jeff, Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool DJ Red Alert, Q-Bert, Cut Chemist, DJ Premier, Wu-Tang Clan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Michael Franti & Spearhead, Masta Ace, KRS-One, Lupe Fiasco, Lyrics Born, Pharcyde, DJ Bobbito, DJ Cash Money and the list goes on. He mixes have been heard on the Bay’s new throwback station Q102.1 FM as well as KPFA.