We were fortunate enough to connect with Sake One this episode. Sake is an old friend of the show; he called into our Blogtalk show, while out in Cleveland, years ago, and we were lucky enough to get a few minutes with him during Hiero Day, but this is the first time we’ve been able to sit down and go deep in conversation with him.
Known to us as one of the most respected and established DJs working in SF and the bay area, Sake is also very passionate about his city and the people that call it their home. As Facebook followers, we were aware of his consistent outspokenness towards social injustices, police brutality and equality, but really learned how and where that mind thought came to be. We were pleased to learn just how much time and energy Sake has spent volunteering and working for several community organizations over his lifetime including Coalition on Homelessness of SF, Critical Resistance, St. Francis Memorial Hospital in the Psychiatric Unit, Goodwill Industries, and Just Cause/Causa Justa.
It was eye opening to hear about this other side of someone we’ve come to know as a DJ, but it wasn’t all heavy stories and politics. Sake told some great DJ stories from different shows he’s been apart of. We heard about a time when someone from Wu Tang came to town without his DJ and what resulted from that.