We recently had an opportunity to curate a beach date with the help of our friends Sweet Beats DJ truck and Living Room Sessions for a live recording at Santa Monica Beach. We were joined by producers SumoHair & Co. Fee with supporting DJ sets by Mendzter of Living Room Sessions, Mike Styles & Subira. Big shout out to Kiyomi & Ry Toast of Sweet Beats for providing the incredible soundsystem on wheels and photos featured here, as well as AJ (LRS) for recording video & audio of the sets. Enjoy!
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Episode 031 features Adrian Plus joins us with a seamless steamy mix that ranges from sweet summer soul to modern electronic boogie with a solid dose of hip hop and everything that influences him in between.
We open the show with another highly requested, feel good reggae 45 set by DJ Gabe Real, playing the not so obvious or easy to find chunes. We take a trip down memory lane and he discusses his work as an engineer on Afta-1’s “FORM” LP as one of the first projects that came out of Music Culture Freedom Studio as it plays behind the discussion. Subira wraps the show with an eclectic mix of hip hop and Mike Styles hangs out for the conversation.
Catch Adrian Plus every Second Saturday at Homage Brewing for “Arts and Drafts” at the Pomona Artwalk.
Rock Steady Queen Aretha.
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Heavy Twenty-Seven! The illusive, Mu. (fka Repeated Measures) representing .GRN+GLD. makes his long awaited Beats of All-Nations Radio debut performing a variation of his latest album from a new carnation, ‘Icy_Negus’ which he describes as “part minimal future sound bath, with a touch of ice,” played on a Korg ElecTribe MX and SP-404. Check for more of his music at https://www.xmu.sx/
The studio also gets blessed with a beat set straight off the SP-555 from a producer thats been on our radar for a minute, lastnamedavid, representing Rotu joins us for the thrown down and talks about his infunces and his latest release ‘Love//Hate,’ available on cassette via his Bandcamp.
https://lastnamedave.bandcamp.com and check out his podcast “Small Tlk” on YouTube http://bit.ly/2DJCBuE
DJ Gabe Real opens the show with an all vinyl hip hop mix and Mike Styles brings it home with a quick globe trot.
Cover/Studio Photos: Porchlite
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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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