We’ve been following the body of work that Cazal Organism has been putting out over the last couple of years, catching up on previous releases by Delicious Vinyl and multiple artist releases on his own label Ultra Slump Records. At the fresh age of 19, Cuba Reyes has already staked some pretty solid real estate in the City of Beats. Back when Cazal was only an Organism his father, Mellow Man Ace and uncle Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) had already made some advances for the Latino Hip Hop community, especially on the Westside. He grew up in the studio, with memories that include De La Soul getting loose in the booth. Cazal is like a liaison between two hip hop generations, creating sounds for Sadat X, Masta Ace and Cassey Veggies. And it doesn’t stop with the beats, in 2015 Cazal released his first solo rap On My Grown Shit.
In between all of the releases, remixes and running a label thats begginging to steam, Cazal took the time to put together a great collection of songs he has produced, rearranged or otherwise has just been inspired by. He also gives us a little more “about me” nuggets in the mix and in the interview below.
Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 016: Cazal Organism
“With this mix, I wanted to bring together some of the stuff I’ve been working on and the things I’ve been listening to. I think bridging the gap between what makes us want to work and how it transpires into what we do now is important, it helps listeners understand more of where we’re coming from when we drop our material.”
CONTINUE FOR INTERVIEW & TRACKLIST
*Note to our Apple Podcast subscribers: We’re currently making some adjustments to our Apple feed that may temporarily affect your listening, pardon us, were workinonit. Right now you can hear all of our shows and more on Mixcloud.
We’re excited to introduce a new, live element to Beats of All-Nations Radio! In the past we have featured DJ and Producer showcases, but as we have progressed we’ve had the urge to record some of the talented live acts that we build with in the same capacity. Thanks to resident Re:Fresh[er] and Beats of All-Nations crew member Gabe Real, we have taken that step and look forward to keep this good thing moving forward!
We’ve been working with the super latin-tropical front band Buyepongo for the last four years. They’ve rocked our parties, we’ve supported as djs at their shows. We’ve done a lot together, and this past summer we did the most! To say the least the love is mutual. The Buye crew has finished up their long awaited debut album, Todo Mundo and has been prepping their album release party at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on January 30th. In the meantime they agreed to help us test pilot our live sessions podcast.
The band loaded up the car with instruments then drove from Compton to Pomona where we documented a very loose and organic intimate night of warm music on a rather cold night filled with IPAs, trees to breathe, kombucha, ginger beer and fine cheeses from around the world. We also talked to guys a bit.
Enjoy the show. We certainly did!
Recorded live in Pomona, CA.
Todo Mundo will be available on January 29th, with an awesome release party to follow on January 30th (see below). Pre-order tickets for the show and get the album immediately at http://buyepongo.bandcamp.com
PS. Here’s the video mentioned in the interview…Way back in 2012 when we first linked up with Buyepongo at Re:Fresh.
We hadn’t quite left but we’re back. We took a short break on the podcast circuit while we pushed our compilation, Seasons Change and hosted some pretty awesome events, Porchlite in the meantime was on a US/Euro tour with Epic Rap Battles of History.
And now, Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 013 is here featuring the international house sounds of Shark Faicol, a talented DJ and musician (drums & piano) that is very close to our operation. He is one-half of Mabuhay Miles (a collab with Porchlite), a member of The Compound and gets recurring spins at the GetDownOC. He’s shared stages with Mark Farina, Nic Fanciulli, Marques Wyatt, Doc Martin, Joeski, Sonny Fodera, and Aeroplane, to name a few, and he’s prepping to open for Miguel Migs tonight in Newport Beach at Focus OC.
“This mix features selected music from: Todd Edwards, J Letto, Tom Misch, Voyeur, Konstantin Sibold, Detroit Swindle, I tried covering a lot of ground in this mix. Really went for a more international sound spanning from Chicago, Africa, Amsterdam, and more. Mix starts with slower tempo house, groovy looped based tracks. Later we explore quicker tempos that feature tracks with horns, vocals and even some classic house. Basically tried to encapsulate the funk, but place it in a house music type sensibility. “
CONTINUE FOR TRACKLIST:
Beats of All-Nations presents Seasons Change
Mike Styles & Porchlite
(M. Martinez & M.Bugaoan)
Mixing & Mastering:
Jose “Choco” Reynoso
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: 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!
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
CONTINUE FOR INTERVIEW & TRACKLIST!
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
CONTINUE FOR INTERVIEW AND TRACKLIST Continue reading
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