Fresh Jamz Happy Hour The 45 Sessions Oakland

Aztlán Roots Aztlan Roots was born in 2003 when a group of like minded DJs, artists, and social activists decided to band together to better serve the community. 

We chose the name “Aztlán Roots” to represent the pre-colonial origins of our native Oakland and represent the importance of our ancestors and community. We see music and gatherings as the ideal way to build our community, establish relationships, and let off steam from the demanding work of changing our society.

Our symbol is the Rastafari symbol of a lion, stylized to reflect traditional Aztec and Maya art. Aztlán is the name of the promised land in Aztec mythology, used here to acknowledge its more modern use for Mexican lands annexed by the United States as well as the notion that much of the society that we are working to change was installed through the colonization and exploitation of Aztec lands. Our plan is to rebuild and re-imagine our community from the ground up and create a “promised land” free of the societal norm that financial gain is the ultimate goal.

Born and raised in Oakland, California, Delgado had his first gig in 1991. He moved to Los Angeles in 1994, and began working at radio station KSPC, where he hosted the most listened-to Reggae show in Los Angeles for five years, still keeping on top of Hip Hop by hosting a well known weekly open mic night.  more »



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Fresh Jamz 7 Year Anniversary

Fresh Jamz 7 year anniversary

It is totally impossible to believe that DJ Odiaka called me seven years ago and asked me to bring a few records to a happy hour. Since then, Fresh Jamz has celebrated two weddings, a baby, the end (and beginning) of 7 school years, and the opening of Oakland’s classiest lounge. We’re undoubtedly the best happy hour in the Bay, we’ve hosted most of the great DJs in California, and we celebrate Friday January 30th with with the absolute cream of the crop—Platurn, Crimson, and Hector. Join us—we start at 5pm like always, and go until 2am for this special occasion. Come early for the give-aways!


2015 / 01 / 28
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DJ Enki: Break It Down

DJ Enki of the Oakland Faders has long been one of the more respected DJs in the Bay Area. His emphasis on the original aspects of DJing and his facility with actual vinyl are two of the many reasons he stands out in today’s scene.  (more…)

2014 / 08 / 03
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45 Sessions 4 Year Anniversary Party

Hard to believe that the Bay’s best vinyl monthly is turning four years old this month! Our anniversary party will be another banger as we are welcoming world famous DJ Shortkut as a resident!  (more…)

2014 / 03 / 16
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Sweater Funk + the 45 Sessions = Love

What are the two best all vinyl parties in the Bay Area? Yes, obviously the 45 Sessions and Sweater Funk. And when we come together it’s pure LOVE. Love Jams that is. Join us Friday the 21st at the Legionnaire Saloon, all vinyl love jams on 45 all night.


2014 / 02 / 20
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Fresh Jamz Anniversary Wrap Up & Mix

WOW… that was a great time. Thank you so much to the great DJs & supporters that have made Fresh Jamz the Bay Area’s best Happy Hour for the last 6 years. Here is the annual mix to reward you! (more…)

2014 / 02 / 04
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