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NEW MUSIC: J. Rocc & MED are AXEL F. – “THEME MUSIC”

 

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After the buzzing Sofa Set Ep dropped last year, we were super stoked to learn of a full length by Axel F., not quite the synthy Beverly Hills Cop theme.  Rather a collaboration joint from, J. Rocc (Beat Junkies) behind the boards and MED up front on the mic.  Theme Music, released earlier this week on Bang Ya Head, is another chapter in hip hop’s street gospel, a modern blaxploitation flick on wax.  MED has been a recognized hit man with classic verses on some of your favorite Stones Throw related joints (cue up Madvillainy, Shades of Blue, “Blind Man (Cut Chemist Remix)”, Push Comes to Shove)…J.Rocc, is well, arguably the greatest dj, party rocker, sample puller on the planet and this is his first solo produced hip hop album.  The combo here is a no brainer and the album reflects exactly as it should.

From the jump you can already feel your leg sweat sticking to the sofa plastic on “Searchin’.”  “The Set” is what hooked us from the start, the stand out 808 boom bap track from the Sofa Set ep and one of MED finest moments.

“Omega ft. Blu” is the latest single dropped from the duo, where Blu and MED exchange punchy hood versus over a monster of a beat by ‘The Funky President’.

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We won’t spoil the whole album but you’re going to get  the full spectrum here.  From youth memories (“Sofa Coins”), to the love joint featuring our girl Jimetta Rose (“SCWF”), an awesome ode to mary jane with fellow Stones Throw artist Oh No (“All Day”) and what underground West Coast album is complete without an appearance by Phil the Agony & Krondon (“Superman”)?  Oh can’t forget about the international and soul bonus beats provided by J. Rocc.  All in all a great set of music for the streets, dropped with perfect timing.  Support the independent effort and much respect to J. Rocc & MED for this one.

CA….ALLL DAAAAY!

Digital | Vinyl & CD

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Sev Seveer Featuring megiapa – “Clarity Sequence”

Excerpt single from Chicago producer Sev Seveer‘s latest, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star recently released on Beats of All-Nations.  “Clarity Sequence” is a spacey-bossa jazz jam with an awe-inspiring drum kit met with breezy harmonizations by megiapa, to balance the captivating lows.  ‘Clarity’ is one of eight sequences that completes Sev Seveer’s 30-minute composition .
Download:  Sev Seveer Constant Elevation:  Odessa Star
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Re:Fresh – Pomona Artwalk Afterparty featuring Vibes & Stuff Radio [LarryG & Baby Bubba]

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH

LIVE & DIRECT:

Re:Fresh with Special Guests:
Vibes & Stuff Radio:

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Larry G (The Artform Studio)
Baby Bubba (Funk Pirates)

+Residents:
JB // MIKE STYLES
GABE REAL // SUBIRA

This Saturday Re:Fresh will be the official after-hours for GCS Clothing‘s Artwalk feature hosted by the Infamous Rudy G. We encourage you to check out GCS (168 W. Third St.) earlier in the evening, beginning at 6pm). GCS is one of our favorite stops every art walk. They are a landmark in our community and great supporters of Re:Fresh and Beats of All-Nations since 2005.

Established in 2008 Re:Fresh is the only place to be following EVERY ARTWALK in Downtown Pomona’s Art Colony, every 2nd and 4th Saturday.

A great collaboration of DJs who have for the last decade established themselves through the local arts community, with events like Foundation, A Mic and Dimlights, More Fire and the Lapa Lounge come together PLAYING THE BEST IN QUALITY SOUL, HIP HOP and WORLD RHYTHMS heavy on the BASS!

THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +

CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY W/ US!

LOCATION:

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona

SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….

Recommended Listening:  Vibes & Stuff Radio featuring Beats of All-Nations [October, 2014]

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NEW RELEASE // Sev Seveer “Constant Elevation: Odessa Star”

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Last month we announced our first official album release by Northside Chicago producer Sev Seveer with an exclusive promo.  Since his feature on our third podcast, Seveer has quickly become one of our favorite up and coming producers of today.  Constant Elevation:  Odessa Star is a cohesive 30-minute song cycle on one track, it is his first official release since 2008 and we our honored to share it with you!

Beats of All-Nations presents Sev Seveer “Constant Elevation: Odessa Star”
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((Produced Live by Sev Seveer // Additional Credits: Uncle_EL & megiapa // Cover Art: RasOm))

Words By Sev Seveer:

Constant Elevation: Odessa Star is the soundtrack to my dementia-riddled late-grandmother’s journey through cosmic space at age 91.  It is the sonic narration of my experience caring for a person who has lost their mind.  A juxtaposition of the two circumstances that I find most terrifying- being lost in space with no control, compared to being an otherwise sober-minded person gradually witnessing the loss of their mental capacity– as I have come to imagine that the two circumstances may be very similar.

About 70% of the final product was recorded improvisational in two single-take sessions.  Ultimately I strung those sessions together along with individual additions and chose to go with a 29-minute recording as opposed to individual tracks— to further simulate a lack of control in a lost-in-space/lost-in-mind circumstance.  Thus, this release is truly for advanced listeners only.  It is not straight beats all the way through, in fact there are really only about 5 or 6 beats here.  The recording is more of a journey that explodes into beat music on occasion.

With the various parts I had the word “movement” more in mind:  there are 8 “movements” in CEOS, all of which are the main themes of the perception of Odessa’s experience.  The movements are: Confidence, Dementia/The Humbling, The Spiral/Reduction, Farewell, The Journey, Stress/Chaos, Finding Humor in Pain, and Clarity.

On the last sequence. Clarity, I had the opportunity to record the duet with megiapa, a Chicago-based Ohio born artist who is truly talented vocally and on production as well.  Look out for her! I’d like to also credit John Robinson (aka lil sci) for the lyric that provided the title and concept for this release. the lyric “Constant Elevation through the soundwaves and radio stations” is from “U.S.A” by Scienz of Life.

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Vibes & Stuff Radio: Beats of All-Nations (El Toro Negro, Mike Styles, Gabe Real)

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On Sunday October 12th, 2014, Beats of All-Nations was featured on Vibes and Stuff Radio with guest DJ sets and interviews with  El Toro Negro (aka DVNTE), Mike Styles and Gabe Real.  We vibed on all sorts of levels fit for a sunny Sunday afternoon in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA.  We’d like give high praise to the entire Vibes & Stuff Radio Crew for having us and showing love in such a serious way.  We’re looking forward to the build!

Now check the session…

LISTEN HERE!!

“Culture, Travel and International Digging!
The Fellas from Beats of All Nations really shine through selection and skill. Tune in and Shake it!” -Vibes and Stuff 

 

Re:Fresh presents FREAKBEAT! featuring Beat Cinema [Pomona]

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SATURDAY October 25th

FREAKBEAT! featuring Beat Cinema

Live Performances by:

Repeated Measures

Gypsymamba

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Guest DJ Sets by:
Rick G.
DMM

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Re:Fresh Residents:
Mike Styles
Subira
JB

Its that time of the year again, FREAKBEAT!, Re:Fresh’s Annual Costume Party returns to the Pomona Artwalk! Throw on the alter ego and flip the wig, the bass will be a bit deeper and the lights a bit dimmer for it only happens once a year.

Contests and giveaways all night for those in costume.

Pencil & Ink Flyer Design by: FalconXXIII

About Re:Fresh:

Established in 2008 Re:Fresh is the only place to be following EVERY ARTWALK in Downtown Pomona’s Art Colony, every 2nd and 4th Saturday.

A great collaboration of DJs who have for the last decade established themselves through the local arts community, with events like Foundations, A Mic and Dimlights, More Fire and the Lapa Lounge come together PLAYING THE BEST IN QUALITY BEATS, SOUL, HIP HOP, REGGAE, DANCEHALL, SOUL, FUNK, CUMBIA, SAMBA and everything else that moves bodies!

THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +

Celebrate your b-day with us…ask how.

LOCATION:

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona
SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….

 

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Review: Radius – Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…)

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Chicago is quickly becoming a big part of our network base.  Shout out to our cosmic-brothers Radius and Sev Seveer for getting our name out in their community after their feature on Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 003 released earlier this year.  Since making contact with these guys it has been great to witness and take part in their journey.  While we put the finishing touches on our first official album release Constant Elevation:  Odessa Star by Sev Seveer, we wanted to share the latest from Radius, Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…), on his own label ETC Records.

Time Travel is Real is an album Radius created an album to build the anticipation of his upcoming expedition to Japan, where he will share his talents on an international level.  Always on the move, he created this project on the road, which he often calls “home,” from Chicago, to St. Louis and Honolulu.  Here you get seven songs for seven bucks, each one reflecting a different style that yet ties together seamlessly with the last.  Hooked from the jump on “Time Traveling 101 (Oahu to Osaka)” to “All Respects to Sonotheque” there is a real message in the music that may elicit a higher level of consciousness.  “One for Ferguson (Healing Factor)” strikes a cord with the current situation with Police and People relations and “Melanin Starburst” was recently featured on LeFtO’s Radio Show with much praise.  My personal favorite right now is “Aquatic Sunset Sirens”.  Though we’ve got the whole album on repeat at HQ right now and we know that you will too.  That being said we want to send Radius off with warm wishes in his journey traveling with his Beats of All-Nations.

“I hope that it serves as an inspiration to all those that listen. Supreme full circle energy reflection is the key. Stay strong & keep creating and pushing YOUR dreams to REALITY. Thanks for your support. Much respect. Enjoy and see you soon. ” – Radius

Beats of All-Nations on Vibes & Stuff Radio

photo 2-4This weeks episode of Vibes & Stuff Radio hosted by Trak Life will feature a Beats of All-Nations Takeover featuring the musical stylings of Mike Styles, DVNTE and DJ Gabe Real.

Listen Live from 1-4pm this Sunday October 12, 2014 at www.traklife.com or the Trak Life App.

 

Re:Fresh [Pomona] Saturday October 11

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 11TH

LIVE & DIRECT:

JB // MIKE STYLES
GABE REAL // SUBIRA

Established in 2008 Re:Fresh is the only place to be following EVERY ARTWALK in Downtown Pomona’s Art Colony, every 2nd and 4th Saturday.

A great collaboration of DJs who have for the last decade established themselves through the local arts community, with events like Foundations, A Mic and Dimlights, More Fire and the Lapa Lounge come together PLAYING THE BEST IN QUALITY SOUL, HIP HOP and WORLD RHYTHMS heavy on the BASS!

THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +

CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY W/ US!

LOCATION:

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona

SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….

STAY CURRENT with the schedule of events at http://www.beatsofallnations.com/

JOIN US ONLINE:

FACEBOOK: Beats of All-Nations
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/refreshpomona
WEBSITE: http://www.beatsofallnations.com/

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main Street, Pomona, California 91766