(PICS Top L-R); Imani and Brown by CP, Spinning on the patio at Funky Sole, Jah Faith by Roxanne)
(PICS Bottom L-R); SLO Record Swap by Ashlee Waterbury, Ashade Pearce (Sierra Leone All Stars) by Roxanne, The Lion’s Den record rack and CP digging through WaxAddictsLA’s LP’s at Funky Sole by Farah Sosa.
Dan Ubick aka DJ Constantine “Connie” Price the Soul Rebel.
Dan grew up with records around the house…his dad’s jazz records, his mom’s Beatles and classical records, his oldest sisters Bowie and Traffic records, his brother Yes LP’s and his little sisters rap records (well, she had cassette’s!). Dan comes from a long line of obsessive collectors (“some might say pack rats”) and loves finding out about new music…it keeps him going.
Dan learned a TON about records while playing in Breakestra with his good friends (and avid collectors) Miles Tackett and Mixmaster Wolf and from the many stellar DJ/collectors in the L.A. scene that Miles and Wolf introduced him to (..”huge respect to JRocc, Rhettmatic, Babu, Z Trip, NuMark, Cut Chemist, Marvski, Hymnal, Egon, Madlib, B+, Clifton Weaver, Danny Holloway, Mean Mr. Mustard, Jeremy Sole, Michael Barnes, Garth Trinidad, Eric Coleman, PB Wolf, etc….many deep dudes out here that have turned me onto so many incredible records”).
At the same time Dan was also collaborating with Benyad and Mazik (Blood Of Abraham) and Will.I.Am for BofA’s sophomore LP “Eye$Tree”. Ben and Will were huge record collectors, Will turning Dan onto the Fela & Ginger Baker LP and Ben, Jorge Ben’s “A Tabua Du Esmeralda” and many incredible soundtracks and Jamaican records.
Years later when Dan backed up long time musical inspirations like De La Soul, The Beatnuts, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, The Pharcyde and others (as a guitarist with his group Connie Price and The Keystones or with Rhythm Roots All Stars) Dan got to talk records directly with musicologists like Maceo, Juju, Diamond D and Kane who turned many onto so many amazing LP’s through sampling them in their music. Dan feels ever grateful and have learned so much from all these heavy musical guru’s.
As a DJ and a collector himself Dan loves finding new and inspiring music, is on the hunt constantly and loves spinning his favorite tracks for people at parties and clubs like Funky Sole, Mrs. Fish, The Lost Knight and General Lee’s here in LA as well as private parties and events. Dan’s (DJ Constantine “Connie” Price) collection includes everything from 50’s Rock ‘N’ Roll & Rhythm & Blues, late 60’s- early 70’s soundtracks, rock, rap, jazz, soul, soul jazz, breaks and funk to Jamaican, Brazilian and African music and everywhere in between.
To listen to Dan’s current “Live At The Lion’s Den” mixes, follow him on SoundCloud here; https://soundcloud.com/user-272050519 OR “Like” DanUbeProductions on Facebook and find out about upcoming Live shows and DJ gigs.