Beat Cinema x Deftribe present: Anderson .Paak Nocando soslo Repeated Measures wave Groove visuals by: MAJOR GAPE pre-sale tickets available at http://www.flywayatfox.com FLYWAY at FOX 345 S. Garey Ave. Pomona CA 91766 http://www.beatcinema.org http://www.deftribe.com TICKET GIVEAWAY: We’ll be giving away a few pairs of tickets via our social media channels, check each of them to find out how to win! Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | tumblr
Words by: Mike Styles
“As I keep progressing further into sound I find myself diverging out of the normal and really searching within myself to hear what I like.”
Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 008:
wave Groove (Los Angeles)
2014 was a big year for Los Angeles bassed producer wave Groove. The Critical Beatdown member, joined up with Beat Cinema, and created his own ‘hub’ for music with DJ Erok called Voidshift Radio, names that all ring loud in Southern California. He was put on heavy line ups and generated a nice buzz, stealing shine from headliners on every bill he played. His new album DATA / FORMAT / BEAT / PROJECT was beautifully constructed and is available now (links below). On this mix wave Groove plays a few of his new tunes side by side with some handpicked others.
In the interview below wave Groove tells us about his evolution from dj to production, his take on turntables and controllers, opening for SBTRKT and what to expect at Re:Fresh Valentine’s Day 2015: wave Groove Album Release Party.
5 YEARS OF BEAT CINEMA at THE HIP KITTY
EUREKA THE BUTCHER
-r e s i d e n t s –
– v i s u a l s –
21 and over
Hip Kitty Jazz
502 W. First St.
Maybe you’ve never heard of him, though he has become an important part of the music scene puzzle in Southern California. Born in L.A. and raised east of it, and Jimbo was brought up, like many of us on hip hop music and culture. In college at UC Riverside, Jimbo took involvement with Hip Hop Congress, focused on organizing on campus events. He soon after began djing the house party and nightclub circuit in Riverside. This would eventually lead into his post-grad time focused on throwing parties of his own in Pomona with some close friends, creating a base for DJs he respected in the local community.
Today Jimbo Jenkins continues to create with conceptual mixes, mash-up projects and beats. His Trillest Mixtape Series, is a unique look into hip hop and R&B from the common hits to the equally great gems by slept on artists hailing from east of L.A. The kid continues to raise eyebrows within the industry, even Diplo posted a photo of Jimbo’s Travis Portishead mash-up project on Instagram. There’s also a mixtape collaboration with Pheo (Mad Decent/Vested in Culture). You can catch Jimbo in the mix live on 2nd & 4th Saturdays at his night called SELECT at Green Room at Fox Theater in Pomona with Arti (My Hollow Drum) and a monthly throwback party called Oh Snap! with Arti, Erok (More Fire/Critical Beatdown), Haruto (The Flyball), and Kab (MHD).
“I’ve found myself to have met and worked with many hardworking people on music, parties, and shows between L.A., O.C. and the I.E. and it makes me happy and proud to be from around these parts.”
-DJ JIMBO JENKINS
CONTINUE FOR OUR INTERVIEW WITH DJ JIMBO JENKINS:
Words By: Mike Styles
Beats of All-Nations Radio returns with a double A-Side, that’s right we have a 2-part show for you, doubling up on the producers and stepping outside the So. Cal region for some heavy beats from the Windy City.
Some background, I had the opportunity to judge Beat Cinema’s Beat Battle v. 6 last month along side Co.Fee and Repeated Measures. There were twenty or so producers, most of them killed it, the battle was an absolute fire fight after the first eliminations. However two of the participants from Chicago blew our minds that night. Porchlite and I knew we had to get something cooking with Radius and Sev Seveer while the flame was still set on high. We all instantly got on the same page and began to draw out a blue print for Episode 003.
Radius comes from Chicago’s Southside but really a resident of the earth, a traveling beat maker. Designing sound since 2001, Radius has made quite a name for himself in today’s beat scene. He has successfully ran the LA circuit, gaining respect and head nods from the likes of Low End Theory, dublab and Beat Cinema to name a few. He’s released music in almost every format from 7″ vinyl, cassettes, cd and digital. Radius only needs the most minimal set up, a MPC 1000, a Korg Kaossilator Pro and Korg Kaoss Pad Mini to perform his improv beat sets. He packs light, travels heavy and extracts everything he needs out of the little that he carries.
Sev Seveer comes from the Northside of the Chi, with a background of journalism, in college he participated in Hip Hop Congress, hosted and DJed radio shows from “Beats n Rhymes” on WPGU 107.1 to “The Hip Hop Project” on WLUW 88.7 FM. He has managed to find time in all of that to create his own path with music. With many releases under his belt, some of his most notable works include Freddie Gibbs’ “Terrorist (Seveer Transmission Remix)” as well as featured releases with Pragmatic Theory, Push Beats Chicago and composing bed music for The Roy Ayers Project. No stranger to the live element, Sev has plugged in and played his SP and Kaoss Pad at SXSW for the last two years (2013: DJ Set, 2014: Beat Set), featured at Beat Swapmeet and opened for Elaquent.
What drew us to these guys was their ability to completely bend any rules of limitation on standard production, they take their own path and finish ahead of the rest. But that’s not the only reason. There’s something about these two that we can’t really put into words. Its more of the intangible nature. Maybe its their ability to be independent and on the move. Maybe its their good spirits. Maybe its their connectedness to the Earth…Its probably all of that and then some.
At the point of publishing this episode, neither producer has heard the mix of the other. So not only will it be your first time hearing this episode in full, it’ll be theirs as well. We’re sending a huge THANK YOU to the guys for all of their hard work on this episode. This ain’t the last hear gonna hear from them!
Get your mind right, enjoy the ride and be sure to check our interview with both artists below!
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:
BEAT CINEMA: BEAT BATTLE VOL.6
HIP KITTY JAZZ
502 W. FIRST ST, CLAREMONT, CA
$5 // 21 & Over
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
– 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