Beats of All-Nations Radio 021: A Mic & Dimlights + Leeclaybang

 

We’re celebrating 17 years of A Mic and Dimlights with a takeover by Bess Kepp, the host & JB, the DJ! A Mic & Dimlights is the longest running event in Downtown Pomona celebrating free speech with an open mic every Thursday. AMDL is now a monthly and the two Nor-Cal boys, turned IE OGs are mentoring the next gen to keep this community outlet moving forward. JB plays the mids and Bess Kepp takes us out with the infamous Dim Lights (outro).

AMDL Alumni Leeclaybang reunites with the fam. Formerly known as Brother Dvooa, the poet-emcee, dancer, now a producer gone dj, yes he’s covering all elements. He opens the show with a dj set, the crew talks about memories at Dim Lights, the early days, its many venues and what’s to come. Gabe Real, also having worked within the community over the same timespan contributes to the conversation and delivers a closing mix.

A Mic and Dimlights 17 Year Anniversary, Thursday October 5th at The Da Center for the Arts, Pomona Arts Colony, 9pm.

 

DJ Gabe Real Live from Coachella Stage 2016

Words By Shad Powers, The Desert Sun
April 23, 2016

You might not know Moreno Valley based DJ Gabe Real, but if you collect Coachella lineup T-shirts or posters, you’ve seen his name almost as much as anyone.

He was the first act out on the main stage Friday during Weekend Two at Coachella and that marked his ninth appearance at the famous festival. That’s right, he’s played here nine times from the Yuma Tent to the ultimate stage.

His first time was back in 2001 as a DJ for Supernatural also on the main stage. Last year he opened the Sunday afternoon set on the Outdoor Stage. He’s had different names throughout the years. DJ Lesto, DJ Wiens and now DJ Gabe Real.

On Friday he kicked out his usual mix of reggae jams and late 1980s, early 1990s hip-hop to a late-arriving crowd under the hot early-afternoon sun on the main stage where LCD Soundsystem would headline later.

He made sure to mix in some tributes. The year 2016 has been particularly rough on the world of musical influencers, but DJ Gabe Real pinpointed three to give a thumping shoutout to at Coachella. He played snippets of “Kiss” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover” in memory of Prince. The crowd cheered and pointed solemnly to the sky. He also played “Scenario” by Tribe Called Quest to honor Phife Dawg who also recently passed away. And finally he played David Bowie’s pop hit “Let’s Dance.”

He weaved them into his set seamlessly with “Kiss” rolling right into the drum beat opening of Bel Biv Devoe’s “Poison” for example.

Wearing a Wiens Brewing Company T-shirt (Temecula Brewery) and sun glasses, DJ Gabe Real didn’t do much in the way of showmanship. He let his sound speak for itself.

A lot of your favorite hip-hop jams were part of the set, “Me, Myself and I,” “Now That We Found Love” etc.

He was followed on the stage by Joey Bada$$, so by the time DJ Gabe Real’s set end he was playing for quite a nice size crowd.

If you missed his set, don’t worry. There’s about an 80 percent chance he’ll be back in some capacity next year if history is any indication.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Jurassic 5 @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles

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We are excited to announce that we’ll be giving away several pairs of tickets over the next couple of days to see the legendary Jurassic 5 crew live and in full effect this Thursday at Club Nokia, L.A. Live presented by Goldenvoice!  Our pal Noa James representing Brick To Ya Face is also on the opening set, plus RDGLDGRN and Luck & Lana.  Get up with us on our social media platforms for different ways to win!

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Beat Cinema Podcast Vol. 33 featuring Mike Styles

Words by: Porchlite

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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!

PL

Tracklist:
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

Soundwaves Radio 90.7 KPFK featuring Vitamin D + Beats of All-Nations

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Soundwaves Radio June 26

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.