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.
A Mic and Dimlights 17 Year Anniversary, Thursday October 5th at The Da Center for the Arts, Pomona Arts Colony, 9pm.
The American Astronaut and Multi-Instrumentalist, Captain Supernova, releases his debut album Visions of the Unknown.
This album is the introduction to the Captain’s story as a young boy, Hermenius, who receives the advice and direction that changes his life into the man he was destined to be. The 7-track album is the journey through the young Captain’s mind going from different dreams, imagining space, and seeing “Visions of the Unknown”. This vivid album uses classical, funk, and soul to bring this story to life played out by synthesizers and many live instruments. Sit back listen and enjoy the journey through the Unknown…
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….
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)
One of our favorite vibe-out artist, Mo Kolours, is at again with his latest self titled album. The 18-track offering ranges from hip hop, to dub, to percussion heavy rhythms, all produced and presented in such a way that is one of a kind and seemingly effortless. In other words, this man is on some other! Oh yeah, and he’s giving this album to you for free, so go grab the album and show him some love.
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.
I’m Beats of All-Nation’s newest contributor, Porchlite (aka Mike B). It’s an honor to partner with Mike Styles on his endeavor to share great music with the world and am lucky that he’s provided me with an outlet to write about the music that I come across.
My writing chops are decent at best but I have a degree in digging and a Ph.D. in vibrology. I also DJ and produce music ranging from downtempo, gritty beats, funk, to house music (my SoundCloud link is below). I dig it all!
You’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more from me and I encourage you to send us comments and feedback, it’s the only way we’ll all get open and free up!
Here are the other spots on the interwebs where you can find me: