Art of the Essential
Art of the Essential Podcast
Art of the Essential is Chris Caparro. Los Angeles based, Philadelphia native Chris Caparro has spent the last 15 years cultivating his musical tastes in a wide variety of musical genres. Having grown up on hip-hop his roots run deep, with his first record every purchased being Africa Bambaata’s “Renegades of Funk”. It was monumental for him, breaking boundaries and setting a clear path for open creativity in the world of music. Fast forward 20 years to 2002 and it was officially time to get started. Chris bought equipment, started collecting vinyl and the rest as they say ... is history. For the past 15 years Chris has hosted a variety of successful Los Angeles based parties which include “Funky in the Middle”, “16Bit&Beyond”, “Family Affair” and the monthly “Rise Up” party in Hollywood. When it comes to playing out Art of the Essential is no stranger to the big stage, having shared it along side a long list of talented DJ’s & Producers which have included Nickodemus, Marques Wyatt, Fort Knox Five, J Boogie, Makossa + Megablast, King Britt, Roy Davis Jr., Mark Rae, Justin Paul, Federico Aubele, Sabo, The Pimps of Joytime, Helios Jive, Rosey, Dj Vadim, Mark de Clive Lowe, David Starfire, Patricio, Adam Auburn, Marty Party, Mimosa, Raul Campos, Lee Mayjahs?, Sake One, Afrokinetic, Dj Drm, Scott K., Jesse Brooks, Braden and Jeremy Sole and more.