Making good on our promise, Gabe Real, Mike Styles, Subira and JB, better known as the Re:Fresh Pomona Crew comes together for a very special edition of Beats of All-Nations Radio in light of New Years Eve 2018. We discuss the hits and misses of 2017, predictions for the next year, a bit of our history in the community but most importantly we offer you something to move to. Enjoy this 2 hour party for the world. Happy New Year! Cover Art: Blind Herd
Radius Etc. calls Chicago home but he spends more than half the year traveling time and space to share his unique sound. He is the founder of Etc. Records. He gets right to business by adapting to his environment and turning ON! Check his Live PA followed by an interview with the crew!
ABF aka Abstract Butta Fingaz aka Mbela is a long time friend. The Chicago born producer, raised in Cameroon and Nigeria has been out here on the West Coast. He shares a set of his own unique sound in the world of lo-fi, international hip hop making big noise with past releases on his Zypher UNlabel, Bonding Tapes and more. Radius Etc. and Mbela both landed on a recent release with CulturePower45. Automatic Gain Control Vol.3, Mike Styles opens the show, slow and low and Subira ends with a classic hip hop set. Gabe Real, our studio host, joins the conversation.
Cover Photo: Radius Etc.
Cover Design: Blindherd
Video Edit: Mike Styles
COVER ART: Linus at Ninetofive Records
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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Phantom Thrett is an experimental producer, singer, and rapper from Pomona, California that has been creating hip-hop and R&B tracks since ’07. Thrett plays a live set a beats from his SP-404 and talks about the grand opening of Serious Cartoons Records & Tapes happening Saturday September 23rd, co-owned by Thrett and IE emcee Gilead7 located in San Bernardino. More: https://phantomthrett.bandcamp.com
Ken Barrientos aka The LogOs, founder of label and studio space, The.Breath is an unsung hero in the Los Angeles music scene. He runs in deep circles, with past work with the likes of Bilal, J*Davey, Sa-Ra, Blu, Iman Omari, Afta-1, Nanna B and more. He plays a set of music that he was involved with from the recording process, production and/or released on his label featuring newer work from The Stomach Club, Alex Hentze and unreleased recordings and remixes. More: https://thebreath.bandcamp.com
Resident and studio host, Gabe Real opens the show with an all vinyl mix. Enjoy.
Vinyl Set by Gabe Real, Beat Set By Phantom Thrett, DJ Set By Ken Barrientos w/ tracklist:
1. The Log.Os – Piano Pattern (Piano Stem)
2. The Log.Os – Piano Sustain (Percussion Stem)
3. The Log.Os – Korg MS-20, Roland Space Echo RE-201, AKG BX-10/II Improvisation
4. Joaquin Orellana – Itero-tzul, for tape (1972)
5. Joaquin Orellana – Sacratávica (Live at Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias)
6. Joaquin Orellana – Ramajes De Una Marimba Imaginaria (Alex Hentze Interpretación)
7. Jamire Williams – WHO WILL STAND?
8. Quartetto Fantastico – Constellation / BE HEAR NOW #7
9. Alex Hentze – As If Awake (feat. Mabe Fratti)
10. Alex Hentze – Solsticio Nórdico
11. Alex Hentze – Solsticio Nórdico (Hermetics Remix)
12. Alex Hentze – El Ultimo Humano
13. Stomach Club – Fallin (Dub)
14. Stomach Club – Fallin (Down)
15. Carlos Niño – Everything Is Happening (Stomach Club Re-Flash)
16. Gonjasufi – When I Die (healed) (Stomach Club remix)
17. Dexter Story – Xamar (Stomach Club Reflix)
18. Jamire Williams – TRUTH REMAINS CONSTANT
19. Nanna B. – Solen
20. The Log.Os – Lily (Score for David Helman)
21. The Log.Os – When You Mean…
22. The Log.Os – Ticky 64 (Floppy Disk)
23. The Log.Os – Tingy (Zeroh Remix)
24. Ken Barrientos – Evil Man (Original)
25. Blu feat. Edan & Zeroh – RonMo (The Log.Os Remix)
Just in time for the very hyped solar eclipse we welcome back our French cousin, 7even Sun to the show for the very first time. No stranger to Beats of All-Nations, check his 2015 full-length release, ESCAPOLOGIES, at beatofallnations.bandcamp.com. We also welcome back our very own Porchlite, who has just returned from a national tour with Jurassic 5 and some pretty epic live shows with Epic Rap Battles of History. He opens up the show and JB closes us out with a brand new mix. Gabe Real and Mike Styles join in on the conversation. Recorded live in Downtown Pomona at Gabe Real’s Music. Culture. Freedom. Studio.
Following the recent release of “Going Back to Cali: Cut Chemist’s Colombian Crates Remixed,” curated by A Stable Sound & Beats of All-Nations, Cut Chemist invited the West Coast contributors of the project in to the studio showcase their various styles of production, performance and to talk about the process of digging through his crates and giving ’em a new sound. Co. Fee, Yukicito, Sumohair and DJ Gabe Real join Cut Chemist & Mike Styles on episode 21. Happy Bday Mike Styles!
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We are super excited to relaunch the the radio show with a live broadcast jam from Music. Culture. Freedom Studio featuring the Re:Fresh Pomona crew! Mike Styles, Subira, JB and Gabe Real take to the tables and talk about what they’ve been up to and what to expect in the near future. Join us this Saturday July 8th as we celebrate 9 years of Re:Fresh Pomona at dba256, 256 S. Main St. Pomona.
Upon return from a recent trip to the deepest of crates in Colombia, Cut Chemist and Beats of All-Nations sought out to remix a unique set of dusty records, each different from the last, with an equally diverse list of producers. Going Back to Cali: Cut Chemist’s Colombian Crates Remixed is MORE THAN CUMBIA, its a reflection on a tropical culture rich in spirit, creativity and passion strung together with field recordings found along the way. These records were bought in Cali, Colombia during Patronio Alvarez Festival last year, hence the name.
Our trip begins with folklore Colombiano favorites Los Corraleros de Majagual over a crunchy boom-bap by Co. Fee from Los Angeles’ beat collective, My Hollow Drum. Dance Kill Move (Stockholm, Sweden) adds some serious low end to Los Jovenes de Hierro’s classic charanga, “Ritmo Sabroso.” Ubiquity recording artist, currently residing in Colobmia, Bosq and Yukicito of La Junta (Los Angeles) contribute absolute party starters, while El Dusty’s “Mi Chola” give Los Teen Agers a taste Corpus Christi, TX. Atropolis (Queens) pays homage with a heavy stripped down edit of Julio y su Combo’s “Lamento Cumbiambero” and Los Chicos Altos (Barcelona) add in some rub-a-dub flavor on Los Hermanos Tuiran’s “Lluvia.” In addition we explore national treasures and the lesser known, new styles of chirimía, porro, pachanga, salsa and cumbia as interpreted by Sumohair (Los Angeles), Gabe Real (Pomona, CA) and Greece duo SUPERSAN (aka Panama Cardoon & Mister Kentro).
released June 21, 2017
Brought to you by: A STABLE SOUND & BEATS OF ALL-NATIONS
Arrangement & Field Recordings: Cut Chemist
Project Coordination: Mike Styles
Cover Design: Joseph Moreno