November 18th, 2010
Out of all the two dozen or so shows we did for the Fresh Selects Presents… concert series last year – this one was definitely in the top three. And in a way – it pretty much had to be. This particular night marked the 4-year anniversary of The Fix – one of Portland’s very best DJ parties and a pillar in the local hip-hop community – so we had to come correct & ring out the 4th year in just the right way.
And what better way than to do so than to reunite the legendary duo, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, bring them into town for their first ever Portland performance together & have all 4 Fix residents (even bringing back home returning champ Ohmega Watts) DJ before & after their set. Along with that – we even sprinkled in a few surprises along the way (some were even surprises to us, trust me).
As was standard practice during the series, we set the door price at a possibly overly reasonable price – this time only $8(!!!) – so needless to say, the intimate venue of Someday Lounge was packed past capacity about an hour or so after doors opened at 9 PM. All 4 of the Fix DJ’s – Ohmega, Kez, Shines & Dundiggy showed & proved like they do every Thursday to keep the packed-in crowd moving & drinking like they should. After a surprise guest performance from PRTLND veteran & longtime Fix family member, Vursatyl of the Lifesavas, and many many delays from Pete & CL’s management – the anxious crowd was greeted with another unexpected legend – this time recent Portland transplant, Slim Kid Tre of The Pharcyde. Pete & CL were due on stage about an hour ago at this point, so the crowd was restless to say the least & even bordering on not believing that the pioneering duo would even show. But sure enough – as soon as Tre said the magic words – the Mecca & the Soul Brother hit the stage & the vibe instantly changed as they did. & the rest – is PRTLND concert history.
Captured in the video below is Tre’s intro, of course the all-time classic “T.R.O.Y.,” plus speeches from CL Smooth and longtime Fix host, Ronin Roc commemorating this special occasion.
Curated & Produced by KNNY FRSH for Fresh Selects
Filmed by Paulius Kontijevas & Daniel Evans
Edited by Paulius Kontijevas
Audio Mixed by Doc Adam
Hosted by Ronin Roc
Special Guest Intro by Slimkid3 (The Pharcyde)
Opening Act (Surprise Guest): Vursatyl (Lifesavas)
Executive Producer: Tom Bacon for VTech Phones
The Fix DJ’s:
& DJ Kez
& Ohmega Watts