NEW RELEASE: 7even Sun – Escapologies [BOAN 002]

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Somewhere between Toulouse and Aix-en-Provence in the South of France7even 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!

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Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 11: DJ Choco // 12 Hunit Mix

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DJ Choco aka GDubs, a product of New York, residing in Los Angeles.  He is a simple dude with a huge and complicated appetite for sound.  From studying piano, clarinet and music composition in high school to mixing it up and down in the studio with the likes of Masta Ace INC, Guru (of Gangstarr), Dee Lite, Wu-Tang Clan and more.  He is one half of the house duo 1200 Warriors.  He’s executed the sound on several of our past episodes of Beats of All-Nations Radio, but now its his time to control the sound alas, Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 11:  DJ Choco // 12 Hunit Mix!!

“It’s great to take a left turn from the rigid labeling of genres and present a DJ mix in a more artistic light” – DJ Choco // 1200 Warriors

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TICKET GIVEAWAY // POMONA: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Live at Beat Cinema

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Beats of All-Nations Chicago: Mike Styles

May 16:  Alegria at Harbee’s with Itzi Nallah + Live Percussion10420199_914354381921016_590638925647404762_n

May 18:  Push Beats @ Rodan with Uncle El, DJ Bergadelic, Sev Seveer + More
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May 22: Styles Upon Styles @ Murasaki Lounge with Sev Seveer, Mr. Fonte, Rice the Sound Transmitter

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May 23:  CumbiaSazo! @ Double Door w/ Viento Callejero, DJ Quality, King Hippo, Sound Culture and More!
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May 24:  Mole de Mayo 2015 @ 18th St. & Ashland w/ Chicano Batman, Altered Tapes, Bumbac Joe & More!

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Re:Fresh with Special Guest K. Sabroso (Brooklyn, NY)

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May 9, 2015
Re:Fresh
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Special Guest:

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K. Sabroso ((BROOKLYN, NY)

K. Sabroso creates dance music that follows his Pan-African roots incorporating sounds from across the spectrum including Baile Funk, Merengue, Trap, Twerk, Dancehall, House, Soca, Kuduro, Kwaito, and even Punta & Paranoia into a loving homage to the Diaspora as a whole.

LIVE & DIRECT:

– Re:Fresh Residents –
JB // MIKE STYLES
GABE REAL // SUBIRA

Brought to you by:
Beats of All-Nations
DOORS 9:00 PM | 21+ | No Cover!

EVENT LOCATION:
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766

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Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 10: Bumbac Joe

photo Chicago based Venezuelan producer and DJ, Bumbac Joe, has been working the turntables and producing music for over a decade.  You can hear the influence of his world travels in his selections as he has resided on several different continents with music on his mind 100 percent of the time.  His EP, Hot Revolution just dropped and now a brand new mix filled with tropical swing for Beats of All-Nations Radio episode 10 is here!

“This mix has a lot of latin flavor, it´s sort of my favorite kind of DJ set, with a right balance of remixes of classics, like Mongo Santamaría, Fania All Stars and Fabulosos Cadillacs, tracks hard to find like “Mister Mister” from La Gallera Social Club, music projects from the US but with a latin flare like Ozomatli or De La Buena, some jazzy spices and a lot groove variations.” -BUMBAC JOE

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45 live mix by Adrian Younge + vinyl mixes by Beats of All-Nations & More :: Record Store Day 2015 live from The Artform Studio

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Thanks to our friends at Vibes and Stuff Radio, and gracious hosts at The Artform Studio, we had the opportunity to contribute to the all vinyl invitational for Record Store Day 2015.  In the video section below you can watch sets by (in order):  Renz De Madrugada (Listen), Porchlite, Mike Styles and Adrian Younge!  Get the full experience, twelve hours of vinyl, as streamed live by VNS Radio, complete with too many djs to list HERE!

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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RADIUS: Time Travel Is Real [Vinyl Fund] + New Music “Nomadic Scenery”

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Its the final stretch.  Help Radius & ETC Records make their first official full length vinyl release, Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…).

Chicago born producer Radius ETC, has been very active creating and performing his unique style of beats since 2001.  He is the co-founder of two Chicago based groups; LAGOS (w/ Leo 123) and Beyond Luck (w/ Dj Moppy).  Since 2008, Radius has pursued his craft and vision within various DIY communities in places like LA, Seattle, the Bay Area, NY, Hawaii, Japan and the of course the windy city.

Working independently most of Radius’ work has been limited to digital release and cd burns.  Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…) had a now sold out, limited cassette release on I Had an Accident Records.  A full-length vinyl release has always been a goal for Radius. Touring throughout the U.S. and recently abroad has shown that supporters share this exact sentiment.

The opportunity is now here, Time Travel Is Real (A Prelude to Japan…) on wax!

“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

There are some nice perks attached to donations that will make this project a reality.  The goal is now at arms reach, with over 90% of funding complete.  With only a bit over a week left, we encourage you to get behind a talented artist who is putting every ounce of energy and efforts into his craft.

(((DONATE NOW)))

Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…) is inspired by and recorded in Chicago and Hawaii just prior to a visit to Japan on the music tip, last fall.  The album was well received with recognition and airplay from the likes of Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW), LeFtO (Brownswood/Bluenote), Kev Beadle (Mind Fluid/London).  

MORE MUSIC….”WOooOOOoOoOoOoOoOoOO!!!!!”

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Featured Release: DJ EROK “Beautiful Chaos” EP [VOIDSHIFT]

Words By: Mike Styles

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Earlier this month our pal DJ Erok released Beautiful Chaos, his first official EP on Voidshift.  A ‘critical beatdown,’ of a release if you would.  Beautiful Chaos has a cryptic sound so dark the passage to towards the light is unexpected and lives under layers of reverberating drums and bottommost bass.  With production features from wave Groove on the warped tempos of “Drop” to  the mantra trapped out “Poison” with Curtiss King, Beautiful Chaos will move your mind to through “a dark tunnel with a light at the unreachable end.”  Keep an eye out for an exclusive and limited USB release!

If you’re not familiar we encourage you to dig deeper and check out Erok’s long list of mixes, remixes and the other works via Soundcloud.