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Last October, West Coast production legend and innovator DJ Quik tweeted that he was selling all of his musical equipment. In a 2013 interview with HipHopDX, Quik made it clear that he wasn't retiring, just focusing on his own work: “I get paid for engineering and mixing people's records, and there used to be a king's ransom in that back in the day. Now, there is so little that it's not important.” Quik defined the early '90s with party classics such as “Tonite” and “Jus Lyke Compton.” His signature, synth-laden production style can be heard on many a hip-hop classic, including Tupac's All Eyez on Me and Jay Z's The Black Album. Earlier this month, Quik released the chorus-less, funk-infused single “Pet Sematary” (named for the Stephen King novel). Tonight's show celebrates the release of his latest, The Midnight Life.

Tue., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/14/14)

LA Weekly