Upon return from a recent trip to the deepest of crates in Colombia, Cut Chemist and Beats of All-Nations sought out to remix a unique set of dusty records, each different from the last, with an equally diverse list of producers. Going Back to Cali: Cut Chemist’s Colombian Crates Remixed is MORE THAN CUMBIA, its a reflection on a tropical culture rich in spirit, creativity and passion strung together with field recordings found along the way. These records were bought in Cali, Colombia during Patronio Alvarez Festival last year, hence the name.
Our trip begins with folklore Colombiano favorites Los Corraleros de Majagual over a crunchy boom-bap by Co. Fee from Los Angeles’ beat collective, My Hollow Drum. Dance Kill Move (Stockholm, Sweden) adds some serious low end to Los Jovenes de Hierro’s classic charanga, “Ritmo Sabroso.” Ubiquity recording artist, currently residing in Colobmia, Bosq and Yukicito of La Junta (Los Angeles) contribute absolute party starters, while El Dusty’s “Mi Chola” give Los Teen Agers a taste Corpus Christi, TX. Atropolis (Queens) pays homage with a heavy stripped down edit of Julio y su Combo’s “Lamento Cumbiambero” and Los Chicos Altos (Barcelona) add in some rub-a-dub flavor on Los Hermanos Tuiran’s “Lluvia.” In addition we explore national treasures and the lesser known, new styles of chirimía, porro, pachanga, salsa and cumbia as interpreted by Sumohair (Los Angeles), Gabe Real (Pomona, CA) and Greece duo SUPERSAN (aka Panama Cardoon & Mister Kentro).
released June 21, 2017
Brought to you by: A STABLE SOUND & BEATS OF ALL-NATIONS
Arrangement & Field Recordings: Cut Chemist
Project Coordination: Mike Styles
Cover Design: Joseph Moreno
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Smithereens is yet another one of my journeys into bringing visual stimuli to sonic fruition. In this case, my prompt and inspiration was Neo-Impressionism, particularly Pointillism. Last year I created an instrumental that eventually went on to be the title track of this project. The song was so complex in nature; I couldn’t even tell you where my mind was when I was arranging it. It wasn’t even a recording that I was sure I liked at first, mostly because of its frantic and composited structure. In an unrelated instance (or maybe it was related, subconsciously) I was reading about Georges Seurat and his role in leading the French Neo-Impressionist movement in the late 1800s. It occurred to me that this style of visual art was the only way I could describe the song that would eventually go on to establish Smithereens as a project. Initially when I began to lay out supporting instrumentals, I made stringent attempts to abide by the complexity of the concept song. I found that it couldn’t be done, and that the beat was truly a moment in time. I then decided to continue studying Pointillism/Divisionism and some of its key characteristics— the progressive yet realistic use of primary colors, lighting, contrast and also very importantly, movement— as my guide in arranging new instrumentals in their own unique way, while still keeping with the prompt.
In music theory, the parallel/counterpart to Pointillism is known as Punctualism. Punctualism essentially gives unique individual life to each note in a piece. Arpeggiated notes of varying pitches, lengths and dynamics take the place of the ‘colored dots’ that you see in pieces such as Seurat’s most famous work, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” The techniques were independently established of course, i.e neither gave birth to the other. Their juxtaposition is largely interpreted perspective.
On our “dirty” thirty episode we flip over some dusty crates and enjoy some psychedelic snax with the ‘Lord’s Player’ Hymnal & Mixmaster Wolf of Psychedelic Stax on an all vinyl episode of Beats of All-Nations Radio.
Hymnal is an unsung hero in Los Angeles Hip Hop, having ‘been there’ when everything important was ever going on in the LA Underground, he is known for his contributions as feature emcee on Cut Chemist’s solo records, his history with the group Dark Leaf and his involvement as a member of Psychedelic Stax radio program on Dublab. Mixmaster Wolf is another member Psychedelic Stax & Dark Leaf, front man for LA funk legends, BREAKESTRA, and rotates records on the reg at FUNKY SOLE.
Mike Styles kicks off the show with a mix of trippy jazz and soul from around the globe and we close with artist/designer Falcn 23, making his BOAN Radio debut playing further selections into the mellow psych realm.
Engineer: DJ Gabe Real
Cover Art: Falcn23
Photo/Edits: Mike Styles
This heatwave is too hot to handle so we have a slow burning psychedelic mix featuring moments of Cut Chemist’s Tipper and Friends Solar Eclipse set from 2017. We also talk a little bit about the new album Die Cut.
Residents breathe life into the podcast after a short hiatus, for the first session of Summer Eighteen. On episode 29 we get into some G.O.O.D. summer joints and source records with Mike Styles followed by a Caribbean vacation set from Subira. We had some discussions, about “what’s going on, what could be done and what should be done.” Then we all get schooled by the professor, Gabe Real with a jukebox of genres that somehow always make sense. We’re back for Summer. Love is Love, Stay cool y’all.
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Been holding on to this one for a sec, last October Mike Styles and Subira stopped by Culture Remixed for a session between opening for Seun Kuti weeks prior, and getting ready to open for Blackstar a few days after this show. Just having some fun, ride the wave with us! Thanks Julían
Culture Remixed: “Beats of All Nations DJs Mike Styles and Subira takeover episode 305 with a pair of dope global bass sets. Subira starts things off with a uptempo mix of African and Caribbean flavored beats. After an interview with the guys, Mike Styles caps things off with a globe trotting and genre hopping set featuring some music from the Beats of All-Nations catalog”
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DJ Gabe Real is an OG Beats of All-Nations and Inland Empire ambassador. His involvement at Coachella Arts and Music Festival spans over the last decade, more than any other artist consecutively billed on the festival. This year catch him on the Coachella (main) Stage on Sunday April 14th & 21st at 1:30 pm and at the Safari Lounge in the AM and PM hours during both weekends. On this show Gabe Real opens with a mix of artists he’s looking forward to and recommends you catch up with on the Empire Polo Fields or from home on the Coachella YouTube stream. We also get to hear his live set from the Coachella Stage in 2016 and we wrap with some highlights from recent mixes he has contributed to for Beats of All-Nations Radio as co-host of the show. We also shine light on the artists and DJs within our community who will also be taking part in this year’s fest including past guests and friends including Gingee, Jimbo Jenkins, Phantom Thrett and so many more. See y’all in the desert.
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Heavy Twenty-Seven! The illusive, Mu. (fka Repeated Measures) representing .GRN+GLD. makes his long awaited Beats of All-Nations Radio debut performing a variation of his latest album from a new carnation, ‘Icy_Negus’ which he describes as “part minimal future sound bath, with a touch of ice,” played on a Korg ElecTribe MX and SP-404. Check for more of his music at https://www.xmu.sx/
The studio also gets blessed with a beat set straight off the SP-555 from a producer thats been on our radar for a minute, lastnamedavid, representing Rotu joins us for the thrown down and talks about his infunces and his latest release ‘Love//Hate,’ available on cassette via his Bandcamp.
https://lastnamedave.bandcamp.com and check out his podcast “Small Tlk” on YouTube http://bit.ly/2DJCBuE
DJ Gabe Real opens the show with an all vinyl hip hop mix and Mike Styles brings it home with a quick globe trot.
Cover/Studio Photos: Porchlite
Beats of All-Nations 026 is a random crew throw down on an off night. Mike Styles kicks off the show, Porchlite returns with an eclectic electronic soul & beat set, JB plays ode to Black History and Gabe Real brings down the house with some of that Golden Era Hip Hop on vinyl, flipping doubles throughout. It didn’t happen if you don’t stay til the end. Thanks for checking us and subscribe on your iPhone using the Podcast App.
Studio Photos by Porchlite.
Mike Styles brings the Carnaval after party with some nice Brasilian tunes and then Cut Chemist and co. talk with one of our favorite sample based producers and artist, Mumbles (Book Of Human Language by Aceyalone) and his beginnings, current and future projects.
On this monumental 25th episode we welcome a real legend, Danny Holloway. He blesses the decks with his trade mark 45 slingin’ we talk about his time in the industry, his work as a music journalist at the NME newspaper, which led to him accompaning the Rolling Stones to Jamaica. He then joined Island Records’ London, being mentored by label owner Chris Blackwell. We discuss his contributions to 3 Bob Marley albums, plus work with Jimmy Cliff, The Meters, The Maytals, The Heptones and others. Holloway currently co-owns the popular reissue 45s label, Ximeno Records which is working to soon launch an exclusive record club!
Inka One is another LA heavy hitter, representing Boombox LA. He blesses us with a uniquely fresh Dilla Tribute as his crew prepares their annual Doin’ It for Dilla party this Saturday Night at Grandstar Jazz Club. Mike Styles opens the show with an all Brazilian vinyl set in light of the upcoming Carnaval season and Gabe Real wraps the show with all Reggae 45s.
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