Beat Cinema is a music space born in the Inland Empire with a global reach, focused on music producers performing their art in front of live visuals and enthusiastic crowds. After 9 years, nearly a hundred podcasts deep, and a growing number of artist releases under their belt, the team has grown to be one of, if not thee, top ranking platform in the communal beat scene. Resident OGs Rick G, Dropdead and DMM join us on Beats of All-Nations Radio 034. They are accompanied by their VJ, Major Gape, who really puts the Cinema in the crew’s name. They collectively takeover the show with their unique sound stylings and own remixes and further discuss their visions with Mike Styles and Gabe Real. Keep up with Beat Cinema events and releases at www.beatcinema.org
DJ Gabe Real is an OG Beats of All-Nations and Inland Empire ambassador. His involvement at Coachella Arts and Music Festival spans over the last decade, more than any other artist consecutively billed on the festival. This year catch him on the Coachella (main) Stage on Sunday April 14th & 21st at 1:30 pm and at the Safari Lounge in the AM and PM hours during both weekends. On this show Gabe Real opens with a mix of artists he’s looking forward to and recommends you catch up with on the Empire Polo Fields or from home on the Coachella YouTube stream. We also get to hear his live set from the Coachella Stage in 2016 and we wrap with some highlights from recent mixes he has contributed to for Beats of All-Nations Radio as co-host of the show. We also shine light on the artists and DJs within our community who will also be taking part in this year’s fest including past guests and friends including Gingee, Jimbo Jenkins, Phantom Thrett and so many more. See y’all in the desert.
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!
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….
Beats of All-Nations Radio returns with a double A-Side, that’s right we have a 2-part show for you, doubling up on the producers and stepping outside the So. Cal region for some heavy beats from the Windy City.
Some background, I had the opportunity to judge Beat Cinema’sBeat Battle v. 6 last month along side Co.Fee and Repeated Measures. There were twenty or so producers, most of them killed it, the battle was an absolute fire fight after the first eliminations. However two of the participants from Chicago blew our minds that night. Porchlite and I knew we had to get something cooking with Radius and Sev Seveer while the flame was still set on high. We all instantly got on the same page and began to draw out a blue print for Episode 003.
Radius comes from Chicago’s Southside but really a resident of the earth, a traveling beat maker. Designing sound since 2001, Radius has made quite a name for himself in today’s beat scene. He has successfully ran the LA circuit, gaining respect and head nods from the likes of Low End Theory, dublab and Beat Cinema to name a few. He’s released music in almost every format from 7″ vinyl, cassettes, cd and digital. Radius only needs the most minimal set up, a MPC 1000, a Korg Kaossilator Pro and Korg Kaoss Pad Mini to perform his improv beat sets. He packs light, travels heavy and extracts everything he needs out of the little that he carries.
Sev Seveer comes from the Northside of the Chi, with a background of journalism, in college he participated in Hip Hop Congress, hosted and DJed radio shows from “Beats n Rhymes” on WPGU 107.1 to “The Hip Hop Project” on WLUW 88.7 FM. He has managed to find time in all of that to create his own path with music. With many releases under his belt, some of his most notable works include Freddie Gibbs’ “Terrorist (Seveer Transmission Remix)” as well as featured releases with Pragmatic Theory, Push Beats Chicago and composing bed music for The Roy Ayers Project. No stranger to the live element, Sev has plugged in and played his SP and Kaoss Pad at SXSW for the last two years (2013: DJ Set, 2014: Beat Set), featured at Beat Swapmeet and opened for Elaquent.
What drew us to these guys was their ability to completely bend any rules of limitation on standard production, they take their own path and finish ahead of the rest. But that’s not the only reason. There’s something about these two that we can’t really put into words. Its more of the intangible nature. Maybe its their ability to be independent and on the move. Maybe its their good spirits. Maybe its their connectedness to the Earth…Its probably all of that and then some.
At the point of publishing this episode, neither producer has heard the mix of the other. So not only will it be your first time hearing this episode in full, it’ll be theirs as well. We’re sending a huge THANK YOU to the guys for all of their hard work on this episode. This ain’t the last hear gonna hear from them!
Get your mind right, enjoy the ride and be sure to check our interview with both artists below!
If you need to know one thing about Curtiss King’s work ethic, its that he stays on the grind. Not the cliché grind that most rappers wolf about all around the world, but the grind that causes most artist to quit. King is a self-proclaimed habitual risk taker, an emcee, producer, video director, editor, optimist and the list is more than likely growing. Its rumored that he sleeps three hours a night and by his current output, I’d say this is fact. At the moment Baby Sinbad is causing tsunami sized waves on land and in cyber space. But don’t mistake his current status as an overnight success story. Curtiss King (born Dwan Howard) has been building momentum since graduating High School in 2003. His current catalog is too vast to add up, but within his catalogue you can find his production blessing artist such as Murs, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, Noa James and countless others. Here’s the thing about Mr. King, he could ride the coat tails of those aforementioned artist but he doesn’t. His latest full length release “Atychiphobia” proves that he is holding his own and even living legends like Nick Carter have been paying attention. Ab-Soul let Curtiss know heaven isn’t far, but I think he’s known that since he hit the stage at Paid Dues in 2012. I chop it up with Curtiss after the jump.
Alan Kinum better known as AK1401 wears many hats and is a good friend of Beats of All-Nations, in fact he edited some video of Quita Penas for us in the past. Working close with him, I have seen him take on tons of projects from all walks of life, even those he had no prior experience in. Kinum is the type to challenge himself in simply having the ability of doing something that has already been done by someone else.
He has taken biking to the extreme over recent times, participating in exhibitions, competing in national races and gaining attention for using bikes not built to take the punishment that he gives to them. He builds his own courses on hidden public/private grounds and injures himself often in attempts to land next level tricks along the way. Without a second thought, he is always doing things out of his own comfort zone. It is first nature to Kinum, succeed or fail, it is always well worth the experience.
The video above is a compilation shot in the early early months of 2014. This video spotlights AK1401 mountain biking some of his favorite spots all over the Inland Empire, Southern California.
If you are camping at Coachella or looking for something to do after-hours , be sure to check out the designated areas on the campgrounds where a handful of amazing independent DJs and producers, will be supplying the sound. The line up is heavy with a bunch of Inland Empire / (909/951) natives, including Beats of All-Nations’ own Mike Styles as well as members from Re:Fresh, Beat Cinema, More Fire Mondays, My Hollow Drum and more. We are extremely proud of all the artists playing the campgrounds and hope you get a chance to check them out from The Dome to The Turn Down!
Here’s the line up:
* Week 1
(No ‘*’) both weeks
Arti (My Hollow Drum, Beat Cinema) **
Co.Fee (My Hollow Drum) *
DJ Fallen *
Erok (More Fire, Critical Beatdown) **
Gabba Gabba Heys
Gabe Real (More Fire, Re:Fresh, Beats of All-Nations)
On March 8th 2014, we hosted our 4th annual Brazilian Carnaval at Re:Fresh. We we’re joined by Tropicaleiza, Capoeira Angola Inland Empire, DJ Ethos, the Re:Fresh/Beats of All-Nations crew, drummers, dancers, musicians and the cultured community in Pomona. Farah Sosa was present to document the event from start to end, her photos will tell the rest of the story.
Re:Fresh takes place at 256 S. Main St. Pomona (@dba256) every 2nd and 4th Saturday
Alas! There has been much anticipation for this episode since our maiden voyage of Beats of All-Nations Radio: Episode 001 featuring Cell Uno. Thanks to everyone who showed us some love…This one took a little time to organize and arrange but we do have something real special for you.
Episode 002 features the brilliant production from the Inland Empire’s very own Bombay. This guys isn’t your average producer, Bombay has been building heavy steam over the years. His production credits include Aloe Blacc, Blu, Alchemist, The KO Corporation, and Home Grown Organix. 2013 was a busy year for Bombay, he managed to tour with Blu, and Tiron & Ayomari, DJ’ed for Elzhi at Paid Dues, and released his critically acclaimed Last 3 Days album, and 2014 looks even more promising. It’s no wonder he’s been referred over and over as the ‘IE’s best kept secret,’ from those in the know.
In this episode Bombay’s beats, mostly unreleased instrumentals and exclusives, are mixed by Beats of All-Nations very own Porchlite. Who is no stranger to the game either, Porchlite is one of our in-house producer/DJs dabbling in a range of sounds from electronic, house to downtempo and hip hop. In the past he has toured the nation with the likes of The Roots, NERD, Talib Kweli, Mayer Hawthorne and Skillz. His production and performance schedule is a busy one in 2014 so we’re sure you’ll be seeing and hearing him all over the place.
Bombay and Porchlite’s collaboration on this mix is something special as the two are well acquainted with each others styles and you probably won’t hear their music as well represented as in this mix. Without further ado here is Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 002 featuring Bombay & Porchlite. Enjoy!
Of course we sat down with the two to discuss influences, the mix, and favorite food spots. Interview and exclusive 3-track download from Bombay after the jump.