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
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
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.
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).
On episode nine of Beats of All-Nations Radio we are excited to bring to you a brand new mix from Los Angeles producer Co.fee. He’s been producing beats since 2005 and in 2011 he released his first EP on My Hollow Drum, titled Easy Listening, followed by the Bermuda EP released in 2012. Co.fee brings a uniquely refreshing feel to the show with this drum heavy eccentric mix of music from the international community.
“This mix is basically a playlist of my favorite songs and artists that I am feeling at the moment. I tried to keep it as diverse as possible.” -Co.fee
2014 was a big year for the growth of Beats of All-Nations. Though every year we look back and think about what more we could have done, we did attain some personal and organizational goals that we are very proud of in ’14. On Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 006, we compiled highlights from our podcasts this year, with guests Cell Uno, Bombay, Radius, Sev Seveer, DJ Jimbo Jenkins, Gingee. We also put together clips from our own radio appearances made on Culture Remixed, Soul Circle Radio, Vibes and Stuff featuring Porchlite, El Toro Negro, Gabe Real and Mike Styles with DJ Ethos. In addition we spotlight our first official release by Sev Seveer, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star, traveling through a couple of ‘movements’ from the album while Seveer discusses the project’s meaning with DJ Moppy on Future Music Radio (Q4, Chicago). Collectively we also had a great year hosting and taking part in some great events. We would like to thank everyone who supported on any level. We are looking forward to the year to come and hope to build on this community with more of you along the way!
DOWNLOAD each of these shows & projects in their entirety, and much more on our MUSIC + DOWNLOADS page.
Chicago is quickly becoming a big part of our network base. Shout out to our cosmic-brothers Radius and Sev Seveer for getting our name out in their community after their feature on Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 003 released earlier this year. Since making contact with these guys it has been great to witness and take part in their journey. While we put the finishing touches on our first official album release Constant Elevation: Odessa Star by Sev Seveer, we wanted to share the latest from Radius, Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…), on his own label ETC Records.
Time Travel is Real is an album Radius created an album to build the anticipation of his upcoming expedition to Japan, where he will share his talents on an international level. Always on the move, he created this project on the road, which he often calls “home,” from Chicago, to St. Louis and Honolulu. Here you get seven songs for seven bucks, each one reflecting a different style that yet ties together seamlessly with the last. Hooked from the jump on “Time Traveling 101 (Oahu to Osaka)” to “All Respects to Sonotheque” there is a real message in the music that may elicit a higher level of consciousness. “One for Ferguson (Healing Factor)” strikes a cord with the current situation with Police and People relations and “Melanin Starburst” was recently featured on LeFtO’s Radio Show with much praise. My personal favorite right now is “Aquatic Sunset Sirens”. Though we’ve got the whole album on repeat at HQ right now and we know that you will too. That being said we want to send Radius off with warm wishes in his journey traveling with his Beats of All-Nations.
“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
Meet Marjorie Light, better known as Gingee. She’s been DJing for over a decade now and has turned the heads of her peers and the ‘higher music council’ with her own brand of bass music for the last few years. She is a diversified young lady who you would think is ready to take on the world, but she’s already been two-steps ahead of all that. Bound to the rhythm for as long as she could remember, Gingee, raised in LA, grew up in a house of music leading her to become a passionate student of self-expression. From playing instruments as a youth, to self-publishing poetry as a teen, promoting a music festival that began in her Mom’s garage and eventually putting out several of her own albums and Eps, Gingee’s evolution as an artist and commitment may be just in time to land her a space amongst some of the great innovators in the future of global bass. She’s a killer producer, an mc and singer, plus a damn good dj, the scratching alone will make you itch!
About the mix…
“…some of my productions mixed with global bass from around the world, including rasterinha, zouk bass, moombahton and kuduro plus I added some scratching and fun transitions.” -Gingee
Check our Interview with Gingee and a Download her latest Ep, Tradigital, below:
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.”
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’sBeat 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!
Alas! There has been much anticipation for this episode since our maiden voyage of Beats of All-Nations Radio: Episode 001 featuring Cell Uno. Thanks to everyone who showed us some love…This one took a little time to organize and arrange but we do have something real special for you.
Episode 002 features the brilliant production from the Inland Empire’s very own Bombay. This guys isn’t your average producer, Bombay has been building heavy steam over the years. His production credits include Aloe Blacc, Blu, Alchemist, The KO Corporation, and Home Grown Organix. 2013 was a busy year for Bombay, he managed to tour with Blu, and Tiron & Ayomari, DJ’ed for Elzhi at Paid Dues, and released his critically acclaimed Last 3 Days album, and 2014 looks even more promising. It’s no wonder he’s been referred over and over as the ‘IE’s best kept secret,’ from those in the know.
In this episode Bombay’s beats, mostly unreleased instrumentals and exclusives, are mixed by Beats of All-Nations very own Porchlite. Who is no stranger to the game either, Porchlite is one of our in-house producer/DJs dabbling in a range of sounds from electronic, house to downtempo and hip hop. In the past he has toured the nation with the likes of The Roots, NERD, Talib Kweli, Mayer Hawthorne and Skillz. His production and performance schedule is a busy one in 2014 so we’re sure you’ll be seeing and hearing him all over the place.
Bombay and Porchlite’s collaboration on this mix is something special as the two are well acquainted with each others styles and you probably won’t hear their music as well represented as in this mix. Without further ado here is Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 002 featuring Bombay & Porchlite. Enjoy!
Of course we sat down with the two to discuss influences, the mix, and favorite food spots. Interview and exclusive 3-track download from Bombay after the jump.