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
Posted with Mike Styles
Saturday, August 29at 9:00pm – 3:00am in CDT
Aug 29 at 9:00pm to Aug 30 at 3:00am in CDT
Door No. 3
1551 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
How we’d love to be in the room for the one. The spirit of Beats of All-Nations surrounds our family in Chicago. This is a must for our people in the region! Fire line up on an all around dope concept. Radius, Sev Seveer and Makaya McCraven all have released some fresh selections on our latest release Seasons Change. Shout out Uncle El and the rest of this line up!
Live PA/electronic production based event originally created by Moment Sound(Garo, Lokua, Slava) in the early-mid 2000s. The events took place around Chicago at various venues, including(but not limited to); The Darkroom & Funky Buddha lounge. Many guests rocked alongside them over the years and credit the events as being potent for their overall growth.
ETC Records (Ear To Chicago) label head; Radius pays respects to one of the key rotating events essential to his artistry at Door No. 3 aka Double Door bassment.
Words by: Mike Styles
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).
Words By: Mike Styles
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