Beats of All-Nations Radio 015: DJ Eko

BOAN RADIO 015 EKO

DJ EKO (LA/NYC), a natural ambassador sharing unique vibes from around the world from her small piece of whichever big city she’s currently residing in.  Not only a recognized tastemaker in the music world, she offers the community deeper insight on new artists and music, not just as a dj, but as a staff writer for Okayfuture, the electronic branch of Okayplayer.

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Eko effortlessly weaves genres together, telling a story with her unique signature.  She’s widely known for a future R&B mix series titled “Soultronica” and loves to plays Pan-African music with her Global Bass family.  She surprises audiences with remix production of favorite tunes and her unyielding passion lies in seeking out the newest, most creative production and developing genres.

“When someone gives me open format, this is an example of what happens. Soultronica, Brazilian, African, Dancehall, Soul…all woven together with some common aesthetic thread. Traveling through like this may look a little crazy in a track listing but makes sense on the ears. xo” -DJ EKO

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VISUAL REVIEW: Re:Fresh [Pomona] with DJ NU-MARK // Live from Flyway At Fox

Photos by Farah Sosa

On Saturday January 17th, 2015, Re:Fresh [Pomona] began a new venture alongside Def Tribe and the new Flyway at Fox venue in Pomona.  The first event featured the unmatched skills of DJ Nu-Mark of the legendary group Jurassic 5.  In his last Los Angeles show before his upcoming TRDMRK tour with Slimkid3 (of the Pharcyde) promoting the latest, to be followed by an international Jurassic 5 tour.  The party was a huge success, the only remnants are these photos taken by Farah Sosa.  We’ve also seen a great amount of fan photos and videos out there.  We’d love to see what you’ve captured, send your photos and videos from this event to beatsofallnations@gmail.com.  We are grateful that we are able to take part in this surge of incredible events in Pomona, we thank you all for your continued support!

 

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#BeatsOfAllDILLA: 28 Days of James “Jay Dee” Yancey

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DAY 28: The J Dilla x Brasil Connection

The DILLA x BRASIL Connection

Today is the last day of our month long series #BeatsofAllDilla.  We are about to go full circle…As we transition out of J Dilla Month and into our next venture, Brazilian Carnaval, which begins today and ends with our 4th Annual Brazilian Carnaval in Pomona at Re:Fresh, we leave you with “Obrigado Dilla,” which translates from Brazilian Portuguese to “Thank You Dilla.”

“Obrigado Dilla” was produced and documented by our friends at Mochilla following the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in São Paulo, 2006.  It features Brazil’s championed DJs Nuts and Primo (RIP) on the cuts and punching buttons on the SP-303 while drummer Pupillo keeps the time on the beat.  Together the three did a tribute featuring Dilla’s Brazilian influenced production for the Pharcyde, “Runnin.”  Again shout out to B+ and Coleman of Mochilla who captured some of the most iconic photos of Dilla in existence, including several we used throughout the month.

Here’s a fun note, we had an opportunity to host B+, Eric Coleman and DJ Nuts on several occasions at an event in Downtown Upland, CA called The Lapa Lounge.  On one of those nights in 2007, the Mochilla crew blessed us with the first public viewing of “Obrigado Dilla” with our small and intimate crowd.

Here is the original sample, Stan Getz “Saudade Vem Correndo” which translates to the theme and title of the Pharcyde track. Coincidence?


Bonus Nuggets:

Jay Dee Samples Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell:

and here’s an unreleased track where he samples Sergio Mendes drums and another record covering the Bossa Nova standard “Agua de Beber.”

The Dilla x Brazil connection goes even deeper, when asked about the short, prolific “Rico Suave Bossa Nova” track on Welcome 2 Detroit, he said  “I fell in love with Brazilian music the day I listened to a Sergio Mendes album.  We used to have jam sessions in the studio after work was done, one day my mans Karriem Riggins came through.  I asked him for ‘bossa nova.’  He gave me exactly what I needed.”
 

We bet Dilla would’ve bugged out if he heard his bossa nova groove covered by the legendary Azymuth!

and that’s what we call going full circle on the J Dilla x Brasil connection.

-Mike Styles

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Enjoy!

-Beats of All-Nations

This is a month long tribute, be sure to check past videos we’ve posted below!

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