Friday, January 29, 2010

Abstract Workshop returns to Detroit Bar!!!

Greetings Music lovers,

Hope everyone is doing good. Here is a little update to let you all know whats going on with The Abstract Workshop Folks. We are pulling the plug on THE MIXUP! Party until we find a new home. I want to thank everyone that was involved and donated their time to make this event happen. Big ups to Mr. Hyder for making sure everything was nice in the dj booth every month. Some times we would walk in there and had to re-wire the rig. Also mad love to Mike D'zee for having my back. It feels like the old days. And of couse Josh One, Scotty Coats, and The man Jud Nester and his fine group of gentleman that got to bless us with some amazing live music. Thanks guys!

So after a nice long break, We are over due for another round of Abstract Workshop nights @ our favorite place to see a fresh show...You guest it! We are coming back to DETROIT BAR!!! Were all very excited and can't wait. So the date is Saturday February 6th and we are doing this one for the ladies. Ladies are in free all night and Fellas we got you for $5.

To add to the vybe we are very excited to have our Soul Sistah J-HEART rock a set along with the whole Abstract/Versatile Family!

So put on some dancing shoes and get ready to get your sweat on cuz we are doing this in classic Workshop tradition.

Here is a mix J-Heart just Blessed us with for our podcst. listen or down load here

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Greetings Party People!

It’s about that time again for The Boy’s @ Abstract Workshop to play all those wonderful Hip-Hop gemz we know and love. Join us for our first party of the year!

That’s right “THE MIXUP!” going down this Friday @ The Basement in Long Beach.

Last month was a yet another fine Party with our man Rhettmatic. Over 200 dancers and music was second to none. Thank you to everyone that was a part of it and a big Fat shout to Candice for sharing her B-Day with us.

This Friday we are very excited to keep the gears rolling w/ a very special set by The World Famous DJ REVOLUTION. This cat needs no introduction. From his production, to his DJ routins, from those memoriable radio sessions on LA’s Power 106 Wake Up show, to his Global distruction of dance floors, Rev has been The Embasedor for Cali and repped his craft for years!

Click DJ REVOLUTION for more info.

Plus- Jud Nester & The Abstract Workshop Collective Live

W/ Resident DJ’s- Cocoe, Josh One, Hyder, & Scotty Coats


Much Love,

Wednesday, December 30, 2009



I just wanted to give a quick word and spread some love to all our friends. This years has gone by so fast and 2010 is up on us. I'm sure for most of us 2009 had its moments. A lot of us went through some eye opening experiences and others through situations we thought would never pass. All and all I tip my hat to everybody that hung in there. Thank you to everyone that supported us, through music, our parties, and friendship. I personally cherish every moment sitting behind those turntables and sharing tunes with my peers. There is nothing like it in the world. I'm beyond blessed.

In 2010 Look for lots of projects and new adventures with The Abstract Workshop Family. Music is a major part of our life and always tells the story, or solve the riddle. We look forward to moving butts and making heads knock for many years to come. On that note, I wish everyone of you a prosperous New Year and the up most humble regards. Go out and make it happen!

Here is a mix I made on 12-27-09 that contains some DEEP TECHY MINIMAL TUNES!

Also January 6th I'm playing with my good friends over @ THE FEEL UP!

Music Saves The Day!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Hello Party People!

Your boy Cocoe here dropping a little December love on ya’ll.
First off I hope everyone is doing well and ready for a New Year with a whole lotta new chapters.

I want to thank everyone that made it out to the last MIXUP!....

This party just keeps getting better & better every time.

Last month my man Santos came through and got down with us. Thank you very much bro for doing your thing. Had a blast. Jud Nester and the Abstract Workshop Collective pretty much made it happen and did it twice as nice. All the way live and funky as hell! Big ups to everyone that sat in on the mic. Hyder, Scotty, Josh and my self did our things as usual and seriously are thankful for these lovely nights when we get to do what we love. Making people dance and smile is pretty much the greatest feeling ever!

This month we welcome one of our favorite Dj’s and fellow home town hero DJ RHETTMATIC representing that BEAT JUNKIE SOUND we know and love. This cat has been a staple in the California Hip-Hop seen and has done his part both in the studio and on the turntables.

Also our house band THE ABSTRACT WORKSHOP COLLECTIVE will be in full swing with more special appearances and of course our resident DJ’s will hold it down once again as we celebrate our last party for 2009 and those lovely Hip-Hop Classic we love!

Oh ya I almost for got… we will be celebrating our girl Candice Han’s B-Day. Much love to all our December Babies.

See You on the Dance Floor!!!


click here for DJ RHETTMATIC MIX

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Click the ABSTRACT WORKSHOP logo to go to our podcast!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


What Up Party People....

It's time for us to MIX IT UP again this month!!!

This is ya boy Cocoe here giving you a quick update.

First off I want to say Happy Birthday to all my Scorpio’s!

Last Month we kicked off our new party “THE MIXUP!”, and it was nice to see all our old friends come out share the grand opening with us. Much love to everyone that made it out. Jud Nester held it down with our boy’s from RICKSHAW, LB’s FINEST!
Hyder, Josh One, and my self held it down on the 1’s and 2’s all night and had a well over due family mix up session. We love playing tunes and it’s refreshing to be able to come together again and do our thing. Much love to you guys. I want to give a special shout to our crew over @ The Academy for having our back and helping us make this event a reality. Big Ups Gents!

Join us this Friday November 13th to welcome our boy SANTOS as he make his way down to Cali from Arizona. Santos is a good friend of ours and is an amazing DJ and Producer. This cat has been holding it down for over 2 decades both on the East and West Coast. Santos has been a huge inspiration in my production the last few years and has turned me on to endless bands; dj’s and producers that I never even knew existed. I speak honestly when I say his records are hard to keep out of my record bag. Come see for your self why Santos is Arizona’s Ambassador for quality tunes, dance floor therapy, and all around cool ass dude! We are so excited for this one!

With his Afro Latin arrangements, this producer brings dance to the music world, from traditional soul to funk and jazz Santos bridges many different elements eloquently to create his fusion of sound as every ship has its captain,
Santos is ours. ~ Osunlade (yoruba records)

We are really excited to have this cat join us for our second Installment of THE MIXUP!

Joining him will be your “MIXUP!” residents- Josh One, Hyder, Scotty Coats & Cocoe who will be dropping all your favorite tunes from past to present.

Plus our resident Master of Ceremony Jud Nester and his Abstract Workshop Collective performing live, featuring very surprise guests.


See you on the Dance floor,
Mr. Cocoe

The MIXUP! Is located in Down Town Long Beach
@ The Basement149 Linden Ave.21+/ $5

Thursday, October 8, 2009


What Up Party People!

Welcome to THE MIXUP.

After a long Hiatus The Abstract Workshop Collective is back at it again.

This time…New City, New Venue, New Vibe!

We are officially taking over The Basement in Long Beach starting Friday October 16th.

The boys have all been busy with projects and are coming together for another Classic evening w/ special guest and plenty of surprises.

I’m personally excited for having our House Band which has been put together by my man Jud Nester. I’ll just say this…The cats in this collective have backed some of the biggest acts of our time, including Wu-Tang, Most Def, Common, Sublime and just about everyone else that sits in our top 10 favorite groups of all times. We will have special guest every month sitting in and will once again make history.

Your Residence –Scotty Coats, Josh One, Hyder, and Cocoe will be bringing the Heat all winter long.

Join us for THE MIXUP for a New Chapter of The Legendary Abstract Workshop Legacy.

Much Love,

Mr. Cocoe

Peep Some Clips of what Juds been up too...