TROPICALIA IN FURS, LOS ANGELES POP-UP

Words by:  Mike Styles 11402976_10153158198638515_5970895552181721580_n   Our pal and highly sought out Brazilian record collector and merchant from East Village NYC by way of Brazil is traveling with his amazing vinyl to Los Angeles!  Joel Stones is bringing the heat, spirit and legacy of his shop Tropicalia in Furs to Rappcats, pop-up location this weekend in Highland Park.

It’s been almost three years since Tropicalia In Furs has gone Underground to Otherworldly Constellations to dig for the known + Unknown Raw Beats.  Only you have the power to uncover the results of this Intergalactic Voyage.  The Vault will finally reopen on July 25 – 26 at RAPPCATS!!!
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“I will bring tons of Brazilian records, 45s, LPs, some jazz, funk, soul, prog, psych, garage, boxes of 45s with good French, Turkish, African, Northern Soul, tons of crazy stuff.” – Joel Stones

With this road trip/record caravan of course comes a long-awaited mix of gems by the man himself, Abobora Mechanica, previewing some of the stuff that will be up for purchase at this very exclusive engagement.  We’ve been bumping this set all week, its a hour long and perfect for the season.  If you’re into collecting records from around the world, or new to the style you don’t want to miss this.  Take advantage, you won’t find original pressings and quantities from Brazil like this anywhere else in the city.  See you there!

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.

(((DONATE NOW)))

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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Re:Fresh – Pomona Artwalk Afterparty with RADIUS ETC

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December 13th 2014

LIVE & DIRECT:

Radius Etc
[CHICAGO, Beyond Luck]

– Re:Fresh Residents –
JB // MIKE STYLES
GABE REAL // SUBIRA

Brought to you by:
Beats of All-Nations
DOORS 9:00 PM | 21+ | No Cover!

EVENT LOCATION:
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766

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Sev Seveer Featuring megiapa – “Clarity Sequence”

Excerpt single from Chicago producer Sev Seveer‘s latest, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star recently released on Beats of All-Nations.  “Clarity Sequence” is a spacey-bossa jazz jam with an awe-inspiring drum kit met with breezy harmonizations by megiapa, to balance the captivating lows.  ‘Clarity’ is one of eight sequences that completes Sev Seveer’s 30-minute composition .
Download:  Sev Seveer Constant Elevation:  Odessa Star
*photo by DJ Moppy

Re:Fresh – Pomona Artwalk Afterparty featuring Vibes & Stuff Radio [LarryG & Baby Bubba]

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH

LIVE & DIRECT:

Re:Fresh with Special Guests:
Vibes & Stuff Radio:

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Larry G (The Artform Studio)
Baby Bubba (Funk Pirates)

+Residents:
JB // MIKE STYLES
GABE REAL // SUBIRA

This Saturday Re:Fresh will be the official after-hours for GCS Clothing‘s Artwalk feature hosted by the Infamous Rudy G. We encourage you to check out GCS (168 W. Third St.) earlier in the evening, beginning at 6pm). GCS is one of our favorite stops every art walk. They are a landmark in our community and great supporters of Re:Fresh and Beats of All-Nations since 2005.

Established in 2008 Re:Fresh is the only place to be following EVERY ARTWALK in Downtown Pomona’s Art Colony, every 2nd and 4th Saturday.

A great collaboration of DJs who have for the last decade established themselves through the local arts community, with events like Foundation, A Mic and Dimlights, More Fire and the Lapa Lounge come together PLAYING THE BEST IN QUALITY SOUL, HIP HOP and WORLD RHYTHMS heavy on the BASS!

THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +

CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY W/ US!

LOCATION:

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona

SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….
Recommended Listening:

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NEW RELEASE // Sev Seveer “Constant Elevation: Odessa Star”

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Last month we announced our first official album release by Northside Chicago producer Sev Seveer with an exclusive promo.  Since his feature on our third podcast, Seveer has quickly become one of our favorite up and coming producers of today.  Constant Elevation:  Odessa Star is a cohesive 30-minute song cycle on one track, it is his first official release since 2008 and we our honored to share it with you!

Beats of All-Nations presents Sev Seveer “Constant Elevation: Odessa Star”
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((Produced Live by Sev Seveer // Additional Credits: Uncle_EL & megiapa // Cover Art: RasOm))

Words By Sev Seveer:

Constant Elevation: Odessa Star is the soundtrack to my dementia-riddled late-grandmother’s journey through cosmic space at age 91.  It is the sonic narration of my experience caring for a person who has lost their mind.  A juxtaposition of the two circumstances that I find most terrifying- being lost in space with no control, compared to being an otherwise sober-minded person gradually witnessing the loss of their mental capacity– as I have come to imagine that the two circumstances may be very similar.

About 70% of the final product was recorded improvisational in two single-take sessions.  Ultimately I strung those sessions together along with individual additions and chose to go with a 29-minute recording as opposed to individual tracks— to further simulate a lack of control in a lost-in-space/lost-in-mind circumstance.  Thus, this release is truly for advanced listeners only.  It is not straight beats all the way through, in fact there are really only about 5 or 6 beats here.  The recording is more of a journey that explodes into beat music on occasion.

With the various parts I had the word “movement” more in mind:  there are 8 “movements” in CEOS, all of which are the main themes of the perception of Odessa’s experience.  The movements are: Confidence, Dementia/The Humbling, The Spiral/Reduction, Farewell, The Journey, Stress/Chaos, Finding Humor in Pain, and Clarity.

On the last sequence. Clarity, I had the opportunity to record the duet with megiapa, a Chicago-based Ohio born artist who is truly talented vocally and on production as well.  Look out for her! I’d like to also credit John Robinson (aka lil sci) for the lyric that provided the title and concept for this release. the lyric “Constant Elevation through the soundwaves and radio stations” is from “U.S.A” by Scienz of Life.

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Vibes & Stuff Radio: Beats of All-Nations (El Toro Negro, Mike Styles, Gabe Real)

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On Sunday October 12th, 2014, Beats of All-Nations was featured on Vibes and Stuff Radio with guest DJ sets and interviews with  El Toro Negro (aka DVNTE), Mike Styles and Gabe Real.  We vibed on all sorts of levels fit for a sunny Sunday afternoon in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA.  We’d like give high praise to the entire Vibes & Stuff Radio Crew for having us and showing love in such a serious way.  We’re looking forward to the build!

Now check the session…



“Culture, Travel and International Digging!
The Fellas from Beats of All Nations really shine through selection and skill. Tune in and Shake it!” -Vibes and Stuff 

Re:Fresh presents FREAKBEAT! featuring Beat Cinema [Pomona]

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SATURDAY October 25th

FREAKBEAT! featuring Beat Cinema

Live Performances by:

Repeated Measures

Gypsymamba

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Guest DJ Sets by:
Rick G.
DMM

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Re:Fresh Residents:
Mike Styles
Subira
JB

Its that time of the year again, FREAKBEAT!, Re:Fresh’s Annual Costume Party returns to the Pomona Artwalk! Throw on the alter ego and flip the wig, the bass will be a bit deeper and the lights a bit dimmer for it only happens once a year.

Contests and giveaways all night for those in costume.

Pencil & Ink Flyer Design by: FalconXXIII

About Re:Fresh:

Established in 2008 Re:Fresh is the only place to be following EVERY ARTWALK in Downtown Pomona’s Art Colony, every 2nd and 4th Saturday.

A great collaboration of DJs who have for the last decade established themselves through the local arts community, with events like Foundations, A Mic and Dimlights, More Fire and the Lapa Lounge come together PLAYING THE BEST IN QUALITY BEATS, SOUL, HIP HOP, REGGAE, DANCEHALL, SOUL, FUNK, CUMBIA, SAMBA and everything else that moves bodies!

THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +

Celebrate your b-day with us…ask how.

LOCATION:

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona
SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….

 

Re:Fresh [Pomona] Saturday October 11

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 11TH

LIVE & DIRECT:

JB // MIKE STYLES
GABE REAL // SUBIRA

Established in 2008 Re:Fresh is the only place to be following EVERY ARTWALK in Downtown Pomona’s Art Colony, every 2nd and 4th Saturday.

A great collaboration of DJs who have for the last decade established themselves through the local arts community, with events like Foundations, A Mic and Dimlights, More Fire and the Lapa Lounge come together PLAYING THE BEST IN QUALITY SOUL, HIP HOP and WORLD RHYTHMS heavy on the BASS!

THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +

CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY W/ US!

LOCATION:

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona

SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….

STAY CURRENT with the schedule of events at http://www.beatsofallnations.com/

JOIN US ONLINE:

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TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/refreshpomona
WEBSITE: http://www.beatsofallnations.com/

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main Street, Pomona, California 91766