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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Cut Chemist takes us back to school with an all 45’s megamix tribute to the Deep Funk era made famous by legendary DJs and collectors such as Keb Darge, Ian Wright, and Dj Shadow. Take a trip back to a time when record stores still lined the streets and funk records could still be found in them. All OG, well except for Soul Drifters…
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.
Live at the BBQ with Beat Cinema, tune in live on their YouTube channel streaming all day. Our own Mike Styles rocking around 1pm.
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.
Cut Chemist makes his Boiler Room debut tonight with The Invisibl Skratch Piklz in Oakland! Tune in!!