Everyone who has a garage at home all know the multiple purposes that it may serve. A garage can be a mechanic shop, a recording studio, a dance studio, a church, a gym, a man cave,..etc., But in this particular picture the garage served as a special place for UT because it was like headquarters. A stronghold where many ideas were shared, a sanctuary for the crew and a studio to practice on the turntables. It was organized confusion at its best with all the vinyl records, tools, miscellaneous items and DJ equipment stored in one room. Now the memory of this place is vividly preserved in this photo with a faint nostalgic feeling I get from those years spent chillin in the garage.
What makes a crew? The question is asked simply to define the reason why Unique Technique Productions has been able to endure. Now I'd like to answer the question by simply stating that the UT crew likes to be around each other. Without any type of fondness to be around one another how could any crew survive. There had to be more than just the love for music, deejaying, parties and money. They just liked being together which made the act of doing anything together much more memorable. Whether it was in The Battle of the DeeJays or building speaker boxes together, the memory of UT will live on by there cohesion and unity.
Before this year ends, I would like to leave 2015 on a good note with a blog about an affiliate of Unique Technique Productions. Trak Life radio is an online radio station based in Los Angeles, California established in 2012. Featuring a mix of different music genres in Hip-Hop, RnB, Old School, EDM, Reggae and Island grooves. Talk radio hosts stream live shows during various parts of the week with much to talk about in the world today. Please have a listen to Trak Life radio so you can experience the movement and have a safe and Happy New Year!
I would like to commemorate the life of our brethren DJ Moo to the utmost because this man helped to keep the UT name alive along with some loyal UT family members during its uncertainty. I got to witness his passion for DeeJaying first hand while growing up in the eighties. As a young man he spent a lot of his time and dime on vinyl records for the all the parties and mixtapes Unique Technique has ever done. Hip Hop was at its adolescence during those years and so was Unique Technique. Although, the crew persevered and grew to be renowned as one of the classic DeeJay groups coming out of Southern California from Carson to San Diego. I would like to consider him the Godfather of Unique Technique Productions because of his motivation, team leadership, dedication, love and passion for DeeJaying.
We miss you greatly and will always remember the life of DJ Moo!
Respect In Peace
Emmanuel Nadal Nuezca
December 14, 1967 - May 8, 2006
Were always proud of our family regardless of the outcome because thats how we show support for our loved ones so that they may continue doing what they do best! Love and Respect! J Nastic for representing the fam! UT4Life!
I would like to dedicate this blog as a tribute to the life of Allan Nuezca. Born in the Philippines but raised in Carson, California. He was the second to the eldest out of three siblings. A very humorous person who loved to play sports, hanging out with friends and family and a subliminal member of Unique Technique Productions. His Life is full of memories with Unique Technique Productions. Allan Nuezca will always be in out hearts. Much Love! Rest In Peace Allan Nadal Nuezca
Back in the summer of 1983 I was in this break dancing crew called Asian Nation with my family members from Unique Technique Productions. The group consisted of two other crews which were Rockin Reaction and Ground Control. Originating out of Carson, California, the name Asian Nation derived from Africa Bambaataa's Zulu Nation from the South Bronx, New York. The group members were predominantly Pilipinos but also had a few Polynesian, Blacks and Latinos from the two different crews. This is a brief caption of UT's B-boy history in Hip Hop Kulture. #RockinReaction #Ground Control
This video was taken back in 2004, when I went to visit my family up in Stockton, California during Thanksgiving. My nephew wanted to teach me a lesson in scratching so heres the session of that moment. Thought I'd share the moment since the month of November brings a lot of memories to forge and reminisce upon.
This past sunday had the perfect weather to get together with the UT family and have a picnic at the park. After lunch was served we played a little game of softball. Although, football season is in full gear we decided to play softball instead because the game can be played by all ages without sustaining much bodily injury. This was sort of a year end event for us since the holidays are just around the corner and everyone will eventually be caught up in the holiday rush of family functions and shopping for gifts. Time flies by real fast so its a must that I preserve our memories in this blog for future reference of course. Stay tuned for the next one my friends and I hope you all enjoy the rest of the year with your loved ones!
Before computers enabled graphic artists to make layouts in Photoshop or Illustrator. DeeJays would simply use pencil and paper to draw the layouts of their flier, before making multiple copies for the distribution and promotion of an event. Back then a deejay's flier held a lot of prestige for a deejay crew because of the anticipation for the event and the amazing effect the graphics had on the public.
Heres a flier of the Battle of the DeeJays. The event was held at the St. Peter and Paul Church in Wilmington, Ca. The event was packed that night with plenty of people from Carson and Wilmington. Party Zone, System 5 and Unique Technique productions battled for supremacy. Battles during that time were nothing like the DMC battles you see nowadays. The DJ crews were judged by the way their equipment was set-up, music selection and how well they rocked the crowd. Not only was that night a battle of the DJs, but it was also a b-boy extravaganza.
#Hip Hop Ya Don't Stop
"My name is Reggie the homie with the natural glow coming at you with my style as I'm about to let go of my flow!"- Ras 1 The Curator - UT83