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.
Beats of All-Nations presents Seasons Change
Mike Styles & Porchlite
(M. Martinez & M.Bugaoan)
Mixing & Mastering:
Jose “Choco” Reynoso
Words by: Mike Styles & 7even Sun
Somewhere between Toulouse and Aix-en-Provence in the South of France, 7even Sun is digging for audible gold, constructing beats and networking with the rest of the globe!
Following a pair of self-released instrumental albums, 7even Sun brings you his newly finished work for Beats of All-Nations, Escapologies. A twelve track sonic journey into the French Connection with laid back beats that ease the mind and take you to that stress free space that escapes us daily. This project is our second installation of partnering with musicians and artists from around the globe.
“Escapologies is about evasion, escape, liberation…’escapology’ is the art of escaping. Like the Great Houdini, you know? This concept was inspired by what i was going through in my life at the time i made it.” 7even Sun began working on this album around 2013 immediately after finding out he would have to relocate without a promised space to create. “At that time, I was feeling kind of trapped, locked down at home most of the time, making music or handling the releases of my projects. I was inspired by this need of evasion and action, I then translated my life into the music.”
It’s a bit complicated to explain the creative process of any human being, I can’t begin to imagine the depths of any artists’. Escapologies, simply put, is influenced by life experiences, emotions, memories and moods and sounds. 7even Sun also credits influence from his digs through soul, funk, jazz, latin and golden era hip hop and r&b. He’s also inspired by creation itself; experimenting with sounds often begins a new song. 7even Sun believes in the message behind Beats of All-Nations and we’re excited to have him aboard and to present you his latest– Escapologies!
Words by: Mike Styles
Its no news that our journey began in Brazil with record hunting trips, for weeks at a time over a span of 3 years. The journey is long, documented with audio and video, and most of it has been unreleased. That is neither here nor there. Our work is never done. But today isn’t about us, the world looks on as Brazil, the country that holds the most titles, host the 2014 World Cup. Though we are torn as the Brazilian’s protest their beloved sport over the billions invested to host FIFA for the month. We want to reflect what has drawn us to Brazil in the first place, from the culture to the music, this is Beats of All-Nations: World Cup 2014 Soundtrack. Stay tuned as we will update this post everyday of the Cup with some of our favorite music from our the largest country in South America, Brazil!
GAME DAY 25//THE WORLD CUP: Silvio Cesar – A Festa
Its no news, though we were pulling for Argentina in today’s big game, Messi the magician just didn’t turn on the magic. It was a great game and Germany really deserved to triumph in this tourney for their excellence in their performance against Brazil alone! Today’s pick is the final choice for our World Cup 2014 Soundtrack. I really hope you enjoyed the picks, as each game day I randomly selected songs that came to mind, you can see and hear them all below. Today’s pick is Silvio Cesar‘s “A Festa,” which simply translates into “A Party.” Germany is certainly having a party now!
Finally, I wanted to share some of my mixes to get you all through a lot more selections from my Brazilian collection, in a more condensed and creative listening experience that I think you will dig! Download Away…
See the rest of our Brazilian World Cup Playlist updated daily…
Words By: Mike Styles
We’ve been bumpin’ Cut Chemist‘s latest release Funk Off: Vox Populi and Pacific 231 steady since its release a few months back. This is Cut’s first in a series of releases based on the French minimal and experimental sounds of Vox Populi and Pacific 231. It started with Cut sourcing music for “The Storm featuring Edan and Mr. Lif” a single recorded for his 2006 debut album, The Audience’s Listening. After seeking out and sampling more music from the scene for his next project, Cut found himself with enough material to put out his first reissue compilation, officially on his own label A Stable Sound, to be followed by remixes and more. Vox and Pacific 231 releases are no easy find, and mostly on cassette and vinyl until now!
Los Angeles: This Saturday May 10th, Cut Chemist Presents Funk Off Live! A one of a kind show that may never happen again. Cut will play the music of Vox Populi, Pacific 231 and more from the French underground, exclusive remixes and originals in a unique vinyl and cassette set with visuals by Tom Fitzgerald at Cinefamily.
After 10 years of hosting the biggest Weekly Afroboogie Ritual the West Coast has ever witnessed at Santa Monica’s Zanzibar, the beloved Afro Funké Soundsystem is moving forward and signing out from the club night that took much responsibility in reviving an entire scene. Tonight the tribe reunites with past djs, musicians and the community, together, under the roof that we’ve all grooved below once before, one last time. Beats of All-Nations would like to salute Jeremy Sole, Glenn Red, Rocky Dawuni and Cary Sullivan for staying true to the purpose and providing us with such a service. Thank You!
Here is one of our favorite moments witnessed at AF, Cut Chemist (who will be in the house tonight), performing “Adidas to Addis” from the Sound of the Police release party live on One-Turntable and a loop pedal:
Now for tonight’s extravagant line up and details…
SATURDAY December 14th
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 music 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, REGGAE, DANCEHALL, SOUL, FUNK, CUMBIA, SAMBA and everything else that moves bodies!
THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +
This Saturday we’re celebrating the bday of one of our long time supporters and friend, SHELLEY BRUCE help us welcome her to the Golden Era!
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona, SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….
These colors change with the seasons, most colors are printed in limited runs and one time only…
Just in time for Halloween/Dia de los Muertos, Cut Chemist drops a new single inspired by his latest release. “Work My Mind” features Chali 2na & Hymnal, directed by Delaney Bishop. Bishop directed Jurassic 5‘s “Concrete Schoolyard” video in 1998. The concept was derived from a short video he directed for Cut Chemist’s “Rare Equations” mixtape snippet ith Chali 2na also released in ’98.
Enjoy this Day of the Dead festive work as they add Hymnal (“What’s the Altitutde”) to the concept while the adventure takes him through a graveyard.
“Work My Mind” is the first single from the Cut Chemist’s new EP. The song samples “Alternative Fresh” by Vox Populi! featured on Cut Chemist Presents FUNK OFF: Vox Populi! and Pacific231.
“It’s a slightly new territory for me as it suggests the Golden Hip House Era of the late 80’s.” Cut adds, “A dance track for sure and Chali kills it being exposed to the Chicago House scene back in the day. He seen where I was headed, and nailed it!”
The EP will feature more collaborations with Edan, Mr. Lif, DNTL, Mumbles (Aceyalone’s “Book of Human Language” producer) and Gone Beyond.
From ‘Sound of the Police’ to this new French Minimal release…Cut Chemist got them Beats of All-Nations! Get the FUNK OFF now and receive a free bonus mix. We’ve been buggin’ out to this one all day!!!
This week marked the worldwide digital release of Cut Chemist presents FUNK OFF: Vox Populi! and Pacific231. FUNK OFF is a definitive compilation of French minimal synth groups, Vox Populi! and Pacific231.
We are so happy to share this incredible music by these two very influential bands. This project will be the beginning of the next phase that will end with the new Cut Chemist artist album later next year. Check out the trailer for this project by Tom Fitzgerald (Cut Chemist’s Live Visual Artist & Director of Edan’s Echo Party) and purchase the album below.
BUY ALBUM ON BANDCAMP NOW! (includes Bonus Megamix)
Download Cut Chemist presents Funk Off: Vox Populi! and Pacific 231 in its entirety now on Bandcamp and receive Cut Chemist’s 30 Minutes of Funk Off! Megamix for FREE!
Stay tuned for more exclusive material surrounding this project over the next few weeks!