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.
Click below for 2018 mix tracklist and set times for those artists.
Mike Styles and followthebaker get together some of their favorite Christmas music in an attempt to start a new annual tradition. Enjoy Christmas Vacation 2016!
EARLY ARRIVAL HIGHLY SUGGESTED!
The end of our residency at Dba256 Bar & Gallery is upon us, our decision wasn’t an easy one and it’s certainly not goodbye forever. Individually our plates are full with great projects and events on the horizon, collectively we will return to dba256 for some very special events in 2017. We are thankful to have served #Pomona, bi-weekly since July, 2008. We’ve met a lot of great people and shared some fantastic memories. We would love to see everyone in the house, OUR HOME, one more time this year on Saturday November 12th. Thanks to everyone who has helped Re:Fresh become the most culturally unique party in Pomona, possibly ever!
LIVE & DIRECT:
– Re:Fresh Residents –
MIKE STYLES // JB // GABE REAL // SUBIRA //
+ Friends and Family
Brought to you by:
Beats of All-Nations
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM | 21+ | No Cover!
Dba256 Bar & Gallery
256 S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766
– About Re:Fresh [POMONA] –
Established in 2008, Re:Fresh is a great collaboration of DJs, who for over the last decade established themselves through the arts & music community on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The Founding Fathers of events like More Fire Mondays, A Mic and Dimlights and the Lapa Lounge come together for the most sought out party in Pomona, playing the best in Soul, Hip Hop & World Rhythms!
Tropical Dance Party & Dia De Los Muertos Celebration!
According to its members, the name Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” – which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of Los Angeles whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.
QUITAPENAS, one word – all caps, four syllables – all claps, gives you a taste of their rhythmic contagion. This tropical Afro-Latin combo was born under the warm California sun in 2011. They borrow aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s and 80s. Each song echoes a remix of history and invites one to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. The name means “to remove worries.” Everybody has a “pena” and the mission of QUITAPENAS is simple: to make you dance and leave your worries behind.
DJ FRESKO + Beats of All-Nations!!!
$15 – ALL AGES
Sunday October 16, 2016 we are celebrating the grand opening of Nu Wave Studio/ gallery with a group art installation “COHERENCE” featuring Alex Woo Reimond Mark De Luna, Noah Moreno, Mike Bugaoan, Dstructo Manifesto and Katie Ruiz.
This visual display will also bring an exhibit for the ears; Mike Styles, Eric Redbeef Focht, Gabe Real, DMM and SimplHuman will provide the sounds for the evening. Tapas bar will also be provided by local Chefs.
Due to limited space at the gallery this event will be rsvp only. Guests can rsvp on event page or @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE, NO RSVP REQUIRED
August 26, 2016 | DJ Night, curated by Cut Chemist, with special guests Mike Styles and Carlos Niño
GUEST CURATOR’S NOTE
“The world is incredibly digital and I like to put my hands in the soil, getting analog again. Everything is getting funneled into a digital frame and something gets lost.
On August 26, I want to celebrate the analog. We’ll be spinning vinyl and interacting in real life.” -Cut Chemist
DJ Nights are curated by influential artists and tastemakers who give voice to the dynamic, vibrant LA culture through music, dancing, arts and aesthetics.
Open to all ages. Food & beverages available for purchase! Parking is $9 before 8pm and $5 after 8pm in The Music Center parking lot located directly under The Music Center Plaza. Access from Grand Ave.
We have tables & chairs for your use, please do not bring any lawn furniture or picnic blankets. Unattended packages will be removed.
Our biggest annual party returns to dba256 Wine Bar Lounge!
Beats of All-Nations presents
ReFresh Pomona 8 Year Anniversary!
Jeremy Sole (KCRW, TheLIFT)
Lucha Libre Dj Set (Que Sabroso)
Resident Re:Fresh DJs:
MIKE STYLES // GABE REAL // JB // SUBIRA
EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED, SPACE EXREMELY LIMITED….THIS PARTY IS FREE!
8pm-2am | 21+ | No Cover
256 S. Main St., Pomona 91766
STAY CURRENT with the schedule of events at http://www.beatsofallnations.com/
Chicago beat savant and Push Beats resident producer, Sev Seveer returns with a brand new project for the Beats of All-Nations catalog. Challenging the laws of music theory in his latest probe, Smithereens, available worldwide on July 8, 2016! With this announcement we are also very excited to announce pre-orders on a very small run of vinyl (our first) and a free download of the first single, “Circus Sideshow.” Hit play, and we’ll let Sev break it down from there.
“Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque) is the launch point that I’d like to present to listeners of Smithereens. I feel that it’s a well-defined example of the techniques and themes that I’m exploring in the project. With Smithereens as an ode and journey into Neo-Impressionist divisionism/pointillism from a sonic angle, as well as Gestalt psychology as it pertains to visual art, I wanted to portray in the single a sense of fragmented wholeness. Polyrhythms that might initially be confusing; texture, ambiguous harmonies (Is it in key? Is it out of key?) that if listened to enough times start to really make sense, because as explained by Aristotle, “a whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Parade de cirque is a painting by Georges Seurat of various sideshow acts playing for passersby at a circus near place de la Nation in Paris; it is among my favorites of his work that I’ve explored for its bold and complex use of lighting to define spatial relationships.
Russian painter and musician Wassily Kandinsky is another artist whose work I explored for this project, particularly his assignment of colors to musical tones. I was inspired to create an instrumental that is the sonic mirror of the contrast of warm and cold colors I perceive in observing Parade de cirque. For instance, how to use reverbs with the digital artifacts of time stretched audio to sonically resemble the painting’s wonderful bubbly glow, used so creatively to indicate contrast between the depth of a stage band and the closer trombonist playing before a crowd standing in the dark. Most importantly, even the glow itself is composed of still tinier plops of uniquely arranged fragments of color. Unified macro/microscopic dissonance.
RasOm, who created the artwork for my last project, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star, took the reins on the first of two Smithereens covers. His work in digital pixel sorting is very similar in nature to the lighting techniques seen in Pointillist arrangements. He was able to chop and screw a great photo of a leaf print on a random sign in Northwest Chicago, taken by Mike Bump, and transform it into a piece that fit the original concept perfectly. Thanks for listening, visualizing, and reading. Peace and enjoy.”
Since our first official release, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star, Sev Seveer independently released the Convergence EP and more recently, Shelfie Baps, a mix of unreleased rap beats. He also had a featured production spot on our compilation Seasons Change and various hip hop projects along the way, including an entire EP with Highest Low, released earlier this week.