Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 014: Live Session with Buyepongo

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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

 

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PS. Here’s the video mentioned in the interview…Way back in 2012 when we first linked up with Buyepongo at Re:Fresh.

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Featured Release: DJ EROK “Beautiful Chaos” EP [VOIDSHIFT]

Words By: Mike Styles

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Earlier this month our pal DJ Erok released Beautiful Chaos, his first official EP on Voidshift.  A ‘critical beatdown,’ of a release if you would.  Beautiful Chaos has a cryptic sound so dark the passage to towards the light is unexpected and lives under layers of reverberating drums and bottommost bass.  With production features from wave Groove on the warped tempos of “Drop” to  the mantra trapped out “Poison” with Curtiss King, Beautiful Chaos will move your mind to through “a dark tunnel with a light at the unreachable end.”  Keep an eye out for an exclusive and limited USB release!

If you’re not familiar we encourage you to dig deeper and check out Erok’s long list of mixes, remixes and the other works via Soundcloud.