RAWS is an intimate party held in a small club in Tokyo, where underground beat-heads unite. After a live performance by a jazz band which gets recorded, the beat-makers have an hour and a half to chop up the freshly recorded sample, flip it, and make a beat right there on the spot. Grown Kids Radio and Chicago’s cuerators.com are proud to present RAWS:LA – the second of two US installments of the RAWS concept. #RAWSLA
Going down at Venice’s underground gem, the Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Ave, Los Angeles, California 90291
$8w/RSVP, $12 door :
Makaya McCraven (International Anthem)
Lanzo (Natural Selection/ Blvnt Records)
Swarvy (Street Corner Music/ Paxico)
Yagi (6919/ El Sereno)
B Majic (LA/SF) and King Hippo (Chicago)
Beats of All-Nations presents Seasons Change
Mike Styles & Porchlite
(M. Martinez & M.Bugaoan)
Mixing & Mastering:
Jose “Choco” Reynoso
Words by: Mike Styles
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.
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).
Words By: Mike Styles
Chicago is quickly becoming a big part of our network base. Shout out to our cosmic-brothers Radius and Sev Seveer for getting our name out in their community after their feature on Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 003 released earlier this year. Since making contact with these guys it has been great to witness and take part in their journey. While we put the finishing touches on our first official album release Constant Elevation: Odessa Star by Sev Seveer, we wanted to share the latest from Radius, Time Travel is Real (A Prelude to Japan…), on his own label ETC Records.
Time Travel is Real is an album Radius created an album to build the anticipation of his upcoming expedition to Japan, where he will share his talents on an international level. Always on the move, he created this project on the road, which he often calls “home,” from Chicago, to St. Louis and Honolulu. Here you get seven songs for seven bucks, each one reflecting a different style that yet ties together seamlessly with the last. Hooked from the jump on “Time Traveling 101 (Oahu to Osaka)” to “All Respects to Sonotheque” there is a real message in the music that may elicit a higher level of consciousness. “One for Ferguson (Healing Factor)” strikes a cord with the current situation with Police and People relations and “Melanin Starburst” was recently featured on LeFtO’s Radio Show with much praise. My personal favorite right now is “Aquatic Sunset Sirens”. Though we’ve got the whole album on repeat at HQ right now and we know that you will too. That being said we want to send Radius off with warm wishes in his journey traveling with his Beats of All-Nations.
“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
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…