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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Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 008: wave Groove

Words by: Mike Styles

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“As I keep progressing further into sound I find myself diverging out of the normal and really searching within myself to hear what I like.”

Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 008:
wave Groove (Los Angeles)

2014 was a big year for Los Angeles bassed producer wave Groove.  The Critical Beatdown member, joined up with Beat Cinema, and created his own ‘hub’ for music with DJ Erok called Voidshift Radio, names that all ring loud in Southern California.  He was put on heavy line ups and generated a nice buzz, stealing shine from headliners on every bill he played.  His new album DATA / FORMAT / BEAT / PROJECT was beautifully constructed and is available now (links below).  On this mix wave Groove plays a few of his new tunes side by side with some handpicked others.

In the interview below wave Groove tells us about his evolution from dj to production, his take on turntables and controllers, opening for SBTRKT and what to expect at Re:Fresh Valentine’s Day 2015:  wave Groove Album Release Party.

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Sounds & Pounds: Porchlite’s January Chart

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What’s good 2014!

New year, new music, new energy. The ten tracks I’m sharing this month are particularly groove heavy. I’m not sure how that happened, it just did. I point that out because heavy grooves channel energy very well. For me, dirty or bottom heavy drums usually create that groove, but the cadence in the lyrics or melodies will do that as well. They keep the energy moving forward and I can say these tracks helped me cruise right on through the busy holiday season and into the new year without skipping a beat. And I’m always thankful for music that has that effect on me. So here you go…Enjoy the music and make sure to show the musicians and artists some love!

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