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.
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
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.
The American Astronaut and Multi-Instrumentalist, Captain Supernova, releases his debut album Visions of the Unknown.
This album is the introduction to the Captain’s story as a young boy, Hermenius, who receives the advice and direction that changes his life into the man he was destined to be. The 7-track album is the journey through the young Captain’s mind going from different dreams, imagining space, and seeing “Visions of the Unknown”. This vivid album uses classical, funk, and soul to bring this story to life played out by synthesizers and many live instruments. Sit back listen and enjoy the journey through the Unknown…
Catch Captain Supernova this Sat 12.06.14 on Soul Circle Radio with DJ Mza, 12-2p pst live worldwide on www.soulcircleradio.com
If you are camping at Coachella or looking for something to do after-hours , be sure to check out the designated areas on the campgrounds where a handful of amazing independent DJs and producers, will be supplying the sound. The line up is heavy with a bunch of Inland Empire / (909/951) natives, including Beats of All-Nations’ own Mike Styles as well as members from Re:Fresh, Beat Cinema, More Fire Mondays, My Hollow Drum and more. We are extremely proud of all the artists playing the campgrounds and hope you get a chance to check them out from The Dome to The Turn Down!
Here’s the line up:
* Week 1
(No ‘*’) both weeks
Arti (My Hollow Drum, Beat Cinema) **
Co.Fee (My Hollow Drum) *
DJ Fallen *
Erok (More Fire, Critical Beatdown) **
Gabba Gabba Heys
Gabe Real (More Fire, Re:Fresh, Beats of All-Nations)
Gypsy Mamba (Beat Cinema) **
Jimbo Jenkins (East of LA)
Lathon* (More Fire, Critical Beatdown)
Major Gape (Beat Cinema)
Mike Styles (Beats of All-Nations, Re:Fresh) *
Repeated Measures (Beat Cinema) *
Ron Sleezy (More Fire, Critical Beatdown) *
Rick2Fresh (Beat Cinema)**
Photo by: Héctor Serrano
Enjoy and make sure to stay hydrated!
One of our favorite vibe-out artist, Mo Kolours, is at again with his latest self titled album. The 18-track offering ranges from hip hop, to dub, to percussion heavy rhythms, all produced and presented in such a way that is one of a kind and seemingly effortless. In other words, this man is on some other! Oh yeah, and he’s giving this album to you for free, so go grab the album and show him some love.
Click here to download
Mo Kolours Album Trailer 1: “Say Word”
BEAT CINEMA: BEAT BATTLE VOL.6
HIP KITTY JAZZ
502 W. FIRST ST, CLAREMONT, CA
$5 // 21 & Over
Facebook Event Page
Submissions will be judged by Beat Cinema Residents
Top 20 will be asked to perform at the beat battle
5 will be chosen as alternate
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
TUESDAY 3/11 @ 11:59PM
– J U D G E S –
Repeated Measures – (Grn+Gld, Beat Cinema)
Mike Styles – (Beats of All-Nations)
Co. fee – (My Hollow Drum, HW&W Recordings)
– F O R M A T –
1st round: 4 rounds of 5 beatmakers, top 10 advance
2nd Round: 2 rounds 5 beatmakers, top 5 advance
Final Round: 1 round, top 3 are picked
– P R I Z E S –
1st place: $100, beat battle trophy, and guest spotlight at future show
2nd place: gift bag with assorted goodies
3rd place: beer, food, or nug your choice
– R U L E S –
2 minutes per contestant, 1 beat or compilation of beats, but no longer than 2 minutes
Beats must be original production
21 and over event, bring ID or you will be disqualified
Due to time constraints we may not be able to sound check so make sure your levels are correct ahead of time
What’s good 2014!
New year, new music, new energy. The ten tracks I’m sharing this month are particularly groove heavy. I’m not sure how that happened, it just did. I point that out because heavy grooves channel energy very well. For me, dirty or bottom heavy drums usually create that groove, but the cadence in the lyrics or melodies will do that as well. They keep the energy moving forward and I can say these tracks helped me cruise right on through the busy holiday season and into the new year without skipping a beat. And I’m always thankful for music that has that effect on me. So here you go…Enjoy the music and make sure to show the musicians and artists some love!