Words by: Mike Styles
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.
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).
Words By: Mike Styles
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.
On episode nine of Beats of All-Nations Radio we are excited to bring to you a brand new mix from Los Angeles producer Co.fee. He’s been producing beats since 2005 and in 2011 he released his first EP on My Hollow Drum, titled Easy Listening, followed by the Bermuda EP released in 2012. Co.fee brings a uniquely refreshing feel to the show with this drum heavy eccentric mix of music from the international community.
“This mix is basically a playlist of my favorite songs and artists that I am feeling at the moment. I tried to keep it as diverse as possible.” -Co.fee
CONTINUE ON FOR TRACKLIST + INTERVIEW WITH CO.FEE
The Pacific Northwest is at it again with its now staple boutique electronic music and interactive arts festival – What The Festival. All taking place June 19-22 in Dufur, Oregon at Wolf Run Ranch. The festival has announced its first round of stellar artists who will be performing, check it out below. And if this is only phase one, phase two will purely be bonus rounds!
The organizers also running a DJ contest and will give the lucky winner an opportunity open the entire festival at the Splash Pool Stage. Click here for more details. Contest deadline is March 12 so make sure to get those submissions in!
And now for some visual stimuli:
To purchase tickets and stay updated on all things WTF check them out at www.whatthefestival.com. Oh yeah, we’ll also be giving tickets away so make sure to stay tuned for details!
Follow What The Festival on Twitter and Facebook.
***SPECIAL EVENT LOCATION****
Flyway at Fox
345 S. Garey Pomona, 91766
Saturday February 21st 2015
Re:Fresh and Beats of All-Nations Present Pomona’s 5th Annual Brazilian Carnival Party!
Words by: Mike Styles
“As I keep progressing further into sound I find myself diverging out of the normal and really searching within myself to hear what I like.”
Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 008:
wave Groove (Los Angeles)
2014 was a big year for Los Angeles bassed producer wave Groove. The Critical Beatdown member, joined up with Beat Cinema, and created his own ‘hub’ for music with DJ Erok called Voidshift Radio, names that all ring loud in Southern California. He was put on heavy line ups and generated a nice buzz, stealing shine from headliners on every bill he played. His new album DATA / FORMAT / BEAT / PROJECT was beautifully constructed and is available now (links below). On this mix wave Groove plays a few of his new tunes side by side with some handpicked others.
In the interview below wave Groove tells us about his evolution from dj to production, his take on turntables and controllers, opening for SBTRKT and what to expect at Re:Fresh Valentine’s Day 2015: wave Groove Album Release Party.
Photos by Farah Sosa
On Saturday January 17th, 2015, Re:Fresh [Pomona] began a new venture alongside Def Tribe and the new Flyway at Fox venue in Pomona. The first event featured the unmatched skills of DJ Nu-Mark of the legendary group Jurassic 5. In his last Los Angeles show before his upcoming TRDMRK tour with Slimkid3 (of the Pharcyde) promoting the latest, to be followed by an international Jurassic 5 tour. The party was a huge success, the only remnants are these photos taken by Farah Sosa. We’ve also seen a great amount of fan photos and videos out there. We’d love to see what you’ve captured, send your photos and videos from this event to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are grateful that we are able to take part in this surge of incredible events in Pomona, we thank you all for your continued support!