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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
On this monumental 25th episode we welcome a real legend, Danny Holloway. He blesses the decks with his trade mark 45 slingin’ we talk about his time in the industry, his work as a music journalist at the NME newspaper, which led to him accompaning the Rolling Stones to Jamaica. He then joined Island Records’ London, being mentored by label owner Chris Blackwell. We discuss his contributions to 3 Bob Marley albums, plus work with Jimmy Cliff, The Meters, The Maytals, The Heptones and others. Holloway currently co-owns the popular reissue 45s label, Ximeno Records which is working to soon launch an exclusive record club!
Inka One is another LA heavy hitter, representing Boombox LA. He blesses us with a uniquely fresh Dilla Tribute as his crew prepares their annual Doin’ It for Dilla party this Saturday Night at Grandstar Jazz Club. Mike Styles opens the show with an all Brazilian vinyl set in light of the upcoming Carnaval season and Gabe Real wraps the show with all Reggae 45s.
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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
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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
Spreading love from #Pomona, Worldwide. 🇲🇽
We’re celebrating 17 years of A Mic and Dimlights with a takeover by Bess Kepp, the host & JB, the DJ! A Mic & Dimlights is the longest running event in Downtown Pomona celebrating free speech with an open mic every Thursday. AMDL is now a monthly and the two Nor-Cal boys, turned IE OGs are mentoring the next gen to keep this community outlet moving forward. JB plays the mids and Bess Kepp takes us out with the infamous Dim Lights (outro).
AMDL Alumni Leeclaybang reunites with the fam. Formerly known as Brother Dvooa, the poet-emcee, dancer, now a producer gone dj, yes he’s covering all elements. He opens the show with a dj set, the crew talks about memories at Dim Lights, the early days, its many venues and what’s to come. Gabe Real, also having worked within the community over the same timespan contributes to the conversation and delivers a closing mix.
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A Mic and Dimlights 17 Year Anniversary, Thursday October 5th at The Da Center for the Arts, Pomona Arts Colony, 9pm.
Phantom Thrett is an experimental producer, singer, and rapper from Pomona, California that has been creating hip-hop and R&B tracks since ’07. Thrett plays a live set a beats from his SP-404 and talks about the grand opening of Serious Cartoons Records & Tapes happening Saturday September 23rd, co-owned by Thrett and IE emcee Gilead7 located in San Bernardino. More: https://phantomthrett.bandcamp.com
Ken Barrientos aka The LogOs, founder of label and studio space, The.Breath is an unsung hero in the Los Angeles music scene. He runs in deep circles, with past work with the likes of Bilal, J*Davey, Sa-Ra, Blu, Iman Omari, Afta-1, Nanna B and more. He plays a set of music that he was involved with from the recording process, production and/or released on his label featuring newer work from The Stomach Club, Alex Hentze and unreleased recordings and remixes. More: https://thebreath.bandcamp.com
Resident and studio host, Gabe Real opens the show with an all vinyl mix. Enjoy.
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Vinyl Set by Gabe Real, Beat Set By Phantom Thrett, DJ Set By Ken Barrientos w/ tracklist:
1. The Log.Os – Piano Pattern (Piano Stem)
2. The Log.Os – Piano Sustain (Percussion Stem)
3. The Log.Os – Korg MS-20, Roland Space Echo RE-201, AKG BX-10/II Improvisation
4. Joaquin Orellana – Itero-tzul, for tape (1972)
5. Joaquin Orellana – Sacratávica (Live at Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias)
6. Joaquin Orellana – Ramajes De Una Marimba Imaginaria (Alex Hentze Interpretación)
7. Jamire Williams – WHO WILL STAND?
8. Quartetto Fantastico – Constellation / BE HEAR NOW #7
9. Alex Hentze – As If Awake (feat. Mabe Fratti)
10. Alex Hentze – Solsticio Nórdico
11. Alex Hentze – Solsticio Nórdico (Hermetics Remix)
12. Alex Hentze – El Ultimo Humano
13. Stomach Club – Fallin (Dub)
14. Stomach Club – Fallin (Down)
15. Carlos Niño – Everything Is Happening (Stomach Club Re-Flash)
16. Gonjasufi – When I Die (healed) (Stomach Club remix)
17. Dexter Story – Xamar (Stomach Club Reflix)
18. Jamire Williams – TRUTH REMAINS CONSTANT
19. Nanna B. – Solen
20. The Log.Os – Lily (Score for David Helman)
21. The Log.Os – When You Mean…
22. The Log.Os – Ticky 64 (Floppy Disk)
23. The Log.Os – Tingy (Zeroh Remix)
24. Ken Barrientos – Evil Man (Original)
25. Blu feat. Edan & Zeroh – RonMo (The Log.Os Remix)
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.
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.