Words by: Mike Styles Our pal and highly sought out Brazilian record collector and merchant from East Village NYC by way of Brazil is traveling with his amazing vinyl to Los Angeles! Joel Stones is bringing the heat, spirit and legacy of his shop Tropicalia in Furs to Rappcats, pop-up location this weekend in Highland Park.
It’s been almost three years since Tropicalia In Furs has gone Underground to Otherworldly Constellations to dig for the known + Unknown Raw Beats. Only you have the power to uncover the results of this Intergalactic Voyage. The Vault will finally reopen on July 25 – 26 at RAPPCATS!!!
“I will bring tons of Brazilian records, 45s, LPs, some jazz, funk, soul, prog, psych, garage, boxes of 45s with good French, Turkish, African, Northern Soul, tons of crazy stuff.” – Joel Stones
With this road trip/record caravan of course comes a long-awaited mix of gems by the man himself, Abobora Mechanica, previewing some of the stuff that will be up for purchase at this very exclusive engagement. We’ve been bumping this set all week, its a hour long and perfect for the season. If you’re into collecting records from around the world, or new to the style you don’t want to miss this. Take advantage, you won’t find original pressings and quantities from Brazil like this anywhere else in the city. See you there!
SATURDAY JULY 18th
Beats of All-Nations presents:
Re:Fresh // LOS ANGELES!
LIVE & DIRECT:
– Re:Fresh Residents –
GABE REAL // SUBIRA
JB // MIKE STYLES
Members of Buyepongo on percussion y mas!
DOORS 9:00 PM | 21+ | No Cover!
901 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA
SATURDAY JULY 11th
RE:FRESH 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!
GLENN RED (AFRO FUNKE’ / LA JUNTA)
REDBEEF (MORE FIRE MONDAYS)
JB / MIKE STYLES / GABE REAL / SUBIRA
We are excited to announce that we’ll be giving away several pairs of tickets over the next couple of days to see the legendary Jurassic 5 crew live and in full effect this Thursday at Club Nokia, L.A. Live presented by Goldenvoice! Our pal Noa James representing Brick To Ya Face is also on the opening set, plus RDGLDGRN and Luck & Lana. Get up with us on our social media platforms for different ways to win!
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El Dopa was born and raised in the LA area to an international family. DJing since ’98, he got his degree in Sociology and studied Ethnomusicology in college, which included classes on Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Afro-Latin Music and more. In 2012, El Dopa took his sound internationally when he toured Brasil making strong connections while picking up gigs along the way. Here in the states he’s been featured at some of the most sought out parties including Low End Theory, Afro Funke, our own Re:Fresh, Motown on Mondays, FEx (Chicago), Austin Reggae Festival, and Brazilian Day Arizona, to name more than just a few. As a producer he’s assisted on records with Aloe Blacc, GZA, Raekwon, El Michels Affair, Guru and Dakah Hip-Hop Orchestra. He was a very early influencer of Beats of All-Nations, before its inception, from the time we met him back in 2001. We’re glad to call him a friend, mentor and all around great mind! We are glad you can finally explore the world of music through the scope of El Dopa on this two part mix for Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 012.
“[This mix is] a tribute to Oliver Sacks that exemplifies the idea that music was the original language of humans and is now a powerful unifying and therapeutic force. Part 2 focuses on music from Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean, both new and classics. I used a combination of turntables & CDJs and sampled spoken words using my iPhone.”
-DJ EL DOPA
INTERVIEW AND TRACKLIST:
Words by: Porchlite
Shout out to our Beat Cinema fam for handing the controls over to Mike Styles! I’ve been rocking this mix for months now and am excited the people finally get to hear it. The freshest 35-minutes I’ve heard this year. You got beats, Jazz, that bass, the uncategorizable, and a trip to Africa all on here. Vibe out to this one, cheers!
Jasper Staal – Super Nintendo
JOOB x miceonthebrain – Dozer
Repeated Measures – Warp Drive
wave Groove – Mystic Virtual
Little Dragon – klapp klapp (Dafusia Remix)
Jonny Faith – Zheng
P.U.D.G.E. – vieux tambour (Nyabongo)
Melodiesinfonie – Africaspirit
Chrome Sparks – Marijuana
J Rocc – It’s Fasionable
Sev Seveer – Televised Chocolate
Radius Etc – Aquatic Sunset Sirens
Raj Mahal – Hi!
Luiz Gonzaga – Boca de Forno (Guigo Edit)
Co. fee – Rio
MR. DIBIASE – Fly Me 2 the Moon
IGBO – Chant
A week back, the Beats of All-Nations crew caught up with Soundwaves Radio, broadcasting live from Los Angeles. Thanks again to host Frank Foreal for making us feel at home and cheers to being 7-years on air! The first hour Vitamin D serves up a mix and talks about his Cold Busted imprint. Followed by DJ sets and interview from Mike Styles, Porchlite, Gabe Real, and Ethos. Listen below!
Soundwaves Radio every late Friday night 2a – 4a on locally on 90.7 KPFK and worldwide on kpfk.org.
Words by: Mike Styles & 7even Sun
Somewhere between Toulouse and Aix-en-Provence in the South of France, 7even Sun is digging for audible gold, constructing beats and networking with the rest of the globe!
Following a pair of self-released instrumental albums, 7even Sun brings you his newly finished work for Beats of All-Nations, Escapologies. A twelve track sonic journey into the French Connection with laid back beats that ease the mind and take you to that stress free space that escapes us daily. This project is our second installation of partnering with musicians and artists from around the globe.
“Escapologies is about evasion, escape, liberation…’escapology’ is the art of escaping. Like the Great Houdini, you know? This concept was inspired by what i was going through in my life at the time i made it.” 7even Sun began working on this album around 2013 immediately after finding out he would have to relocate without a promised space to create. “At that time, I was feeling kind of trapped, locked down at home most of the time, making music or handling the releases of my projects. I was inspired by this need of evasion and action, I then translated my life into the music.”
It’s a bit complicated to explain the creative process of any human being, I can’t begin to imagine the depths of any artists’. Escapologies, simply put, is influenced by life experiences, emotions, memories and moods and sounds. 7even Sun also credits influence from his digs through soul, funk, jazz, latin and golden era hip hop and r&b. He’s also inspired by creation itself; experimenting with sounds often begins a new song. 7even Sun believes in the message behind Beats of All-Nations and we’re excited to have him aboard and to present you his latest– Escapologies!
We still have a few tickets to giveaway that our friends at What The Festival hooked us up with. If you plan on hitting up this amazing event but don’t have tickets this could be your lucky day. Visit our social media channels, check each of them to find out how to win! Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | tumblr