Beats of All-Nations 030: Psychedelic Stax

On our “dirty” thirty episode we flip over some dusty crates and enjoy some psychedelic snax with the ‘Lord’s Player’ Hymnal & Mixmaster Wolf of Psychedelic Stax on an all vinyl episode of Beats of All-Nations Radio.

Hymnal is an unsung hero in Los Angeles Hip Hop, having ‘been there’ when everything important was ever going on in the LA Underground, he is known for his contributions as feature emcee on Cut Chemist’s solo records, his history with the group Dark Leaf and his involvement as a member of Psychedelic Stax radio program on Dublab. Mixmaster Wolf is another member Psychedelic Stax & Dark Leaf, front man for LA funk legends, BREAKESTRA, and rotates records on the reg at FUNKY SOLE.

Mike Styles kicks off the show with a mix of trippy jazz and soul from around the globe and we close with artist/designer Falcn 23, making his BOAN Radio debut playing further selections into the mellow psych realm.

Engineer: DJ Gabe Real
Cover Art: Falcn23
Photo/Edits: Mike Styles

 

Beats of All-Nations Radio 029

Residents breathe life into the podcast after a short hiatus, for the first session of Summer Eighteen. On episode 29 we get into some G.O.O.D. summer joints and source records with Mike Styles followed by a Caribbean vacation set from Subira. We had some discussions, about “what’s going on, what could be done and what should be done.” Then we all get schooled by the professor, Gabe Real with a jukebox of genres that somehow always make sense. We’re back for Summer. Love is Love, Stay cool y’all.

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Beats of All-Nations Radio 028: DJ Gabe Real’s Guide to Coachella 2018

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.

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Click below for 2018 mix tracklist and set times for those artists.

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Beats of All-Nations Radio 022: Max I Million

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Producer Max I Million (https://soundcloud.com/max-i-million) has put together an amazing conceptual mix transmitting live and worldwide from Stockholm, Sweden to Pomona, CA. He’s done official remix work for the likes of CL Smooth, Edo G, Planet Asia, Kev Brown, and Masta Ace. “I also worked with Promoe from Looptroop Rockers and ADL, who are about as close you can get to Swedish Hip Hop legends.” Max’s last release was on an instrumental cassette called Beats, Mines & Life, where he shares space with Ayatollah, Khrysis, M-Phazes and Nottz. Look out for his latest drop with Chuck D, Bishop Lamont and Mykill Miers on Counterweight Records. His right hand man Chapee intros the mix on a track the two previously collaborated on. “He’s a real master of ceremony, and I’m usually that cat in the background who speak with my music.”

Mike Styles opens the show with a short mix featuring new music from Makaya McCraven, Co. Fee, Sumohair and SUPERSAN. Gabe Real seals the deal with a dj buffet and a blast from the past when he reunites with a scratch record he pressed and released in the early 2000s.

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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.


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

 

Beats of All-Nations Radio 015: DJ Eko

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DJ EKO (LA/NYC), a natural ambassador sharing unique vibes from around the world from her small piece of whichever big city she’s currently residing in.  Not only a recognized tastemaker in the music world, she offers the community deeper insight on new artists and music, not just as a dj, but as a staff writer for Okayfuture, the electronic branch of Okayplayer.

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Eko effortlessly weaves genres together, telling a story with her unique signature.  She’s widely known for a future R&B mix series titled “Soultronica” and loves to plays Pan-African music with her Global Bass family.  She surprises audiences with remix production of favorite tunes and her unyielding passion lies in seeking out the newest, most creative production and developing genres.

“When someone gives me open format, this is an example of what happens. Soultronica, Brazilian, African, Dancehall, Soul…all woven together with some common aesthetic thread. Traveling through like this may look a little crazy in a track listing but makes sense on the ears. xo” -DJ EKO

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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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Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 11: DJ Choco // 12 Hunit Mix

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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

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Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 10: Bumbac Joe

photo 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

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RADIUS: Time Travel Is Real [Vinyl Fund] + New Music “Nomadic Scenery”

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Its the final stretch.  Help Radius & ETC Records make their first official full length vinyl release, Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…).

Chicago born producer Radius ETC, has been very active creating and performing his unique style of beats since 2001.  He is the co-founder of two Chicago based groups; LAGOS (w/ Leo 123) and Beyond Luck (w/ Dj Moppy).  Since 2008, Radius has pursued his craft and vision within various DIY communities in places like LA, Seattle, the Bay Area, NY, Hawaii, Japan and the of course the windy city.

Working independently most of Radius’ work has been limited to digital release and cd burns.  Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…) had a now sold out, limited cassette release on I Had an Accident Records.  A full-length vinyl release has always been a goal for Radius. Touring throughout the U.S. and recently abroad has shown that supporters share this exact sentiment.

The opportunity is now here, Time Travel Is Real (A Prelude to Japan…) on wax!

“I hope that it serves as an inspiration to all those that listen. Supreme full circle energy reflection is the key. Stay strong & keep creating and pushing YOUR dreams to REALITY. Thanks for your support. Much respect. Enjoy and see you soon.” -Radius

There are some nice perks attached to donations that will make this project a reality.  The goal is now at arms reach, with over 90% of funding complete.  With only a bit over a week left, we encourage you to get behind a talented artist who is putting every ounce of energy and efforts into his craft.

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Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…) is inspired by and recorded in Chicago and Hawaii just prior to a visit to Japan on the music tip, last fall.  The album was well received with recognition and airplay from the likes of Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW), LeFtO (Brownswood/Bluenote), Kev Beadle (Mind Fluid/London).  

MORE MUSIC….”WOooOOOoOoOoOoOoOoOO!!!!!”

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