Beats of All-Nations Radio 032: YANGA

One of Southern Cal’s most requested Afro-Latin tropical front, YANGA, joins us in-studio for a one of a kind live session! We then sit with the group to discuss their history, future releases with New York based label NAMES YOU CAN TRUST and impressive list of side projects with other musicians, like Chico Mann, Buyepongo, Quita Penas, El Michels Affair & Brainstory. Get ready to get #MasTropical! Mas Musica:

Studio Engineer: DJ Gabe Real
Producer: Mike Styles
Photos/Video: Porchlite

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Viva presents…


Tropical Dance Party & Dia De Los Muertos Celebration!

According to its members, the name Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” – which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of Los Angeles whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.

QUITAPENAS, one word – all caps, four syllables – all claps, gives you a taste of their rhythmic contagion. This tropical Afro-Latin combo was born under the warm California sun in 2011. They borrow aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s and 80s. Each song echoes a remix of history and invites one to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. The name means “to remove worries.” Everybody has a “pena” and the mission of QUITAPENAS is simple: to make you dance and leave your worries behind.


DJ FRESKO + Beats of All-Nations!!!

$15 – ALL AGES

CINCLÉCTICO at The Regent Theater


Qvolé Collective, Spaceland Presents, & Nance Arte Productions Present…

The Delirians
Cutty Flam
Mike Styles


Thursday, May 5th, 2016
The Regent DTLA – 7:00 pm

Beat of All-Nations X: AK1401

Alan Kinum better known as AK1401 wears many hats and is a good friend of Beats of All-Nations, in fact he edited some video of Quita Penas for us in the past. Working close with him, I have seen him take on tons of projects from all walks of life, even those he had no prior experience in. Kinum is the type to challenge himself in simply having the ability of doing something that has already been done by someone else.

He has taken biking to the extreme over recent times, participating in exhibitions, competing in national races and gaining attention for using bikes not built to take the punishment that he gives to them.  He builds his own courses on hidden public/private grounds and injures himself often in attempts to land next level tricks along the way. Without a second thought, he is always doing things out of his own comfort zone. It is first nature to Kinum, succeed or fail, it is always well worth the experience.

The video above is a compilation shot in the early early months of 2014.  This video spotlights AK1401 mountain biking some of his favorite spots all over the Inland Empire, Southern California.

Check out AK1401 on Instagram for much more!

-Mike Styles

Beats of All-Nations Presents: Best Albums of 2013


We like love music, and we know you do too! 2013 has yielded some of our favorite music of all time and we have put together a list of albums, EPs, instrumentals, and singles for you to check out. It’s been a year where we heard new music from heavy weights such as Daft Punk to brilliant new artist such as Giraffage and we loved every minute of it!

So if any of your friends say there isn’t any good new music out, do them a favor and send them some of the music you find in our year-end wrap up. So without further ado we proudly present Beats of All-Nations’ Best Albums of 2013. Enjoy!

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VIDEO: Quita Penas “Mas Tropical”

This past week our friends from Riverside, Quita Penas, dropped the video for their first single “Mas Tropical.”  The title, ‘Mas Tropical,’ defines not only Quita Penas as a band, but introduces an entire movement of diverse rhythms borrowed from different areas across the equator.  In this video, Director Jordan Harkins captures Quita Penas in a house party situation, playing for supporters whom in real life accept the bands offerings at every show, close to home or otherwise.  With undeniably good energy emitted from the group it is no wonder why Quantic, ?uestlove’s OKAYAFRICA and the Wall St. Journal are buzzing about this video!

Mas Tropical on iTunes

Mas Tropical on limited 7″

-Mike Styles

Thursday! Con Todo @ La Cita, Los Angeles




With a successful first show last month Con Todo decided to keep the good vibes flowing! This month we’re bring something for everybody. Cumbia, Hip Hop, Reggae, Dance Hall, Brazilian Beats and Fresh Emcees.

Quita Penas will be blessing the stage with their tropical styles hailing from the Inland Empire where the Heat don’t stop! check out their music and come get down to this live performance!

Bocafloja Quilombo-Oficial will be there too! Last week while in Harlem NY I ran into Bocafloja and heard he was going to be in CA. This doesn’t happen often enough so please don’t miss out on this Academic Emcee from Coyoacan, Mexico City. Check out his message and come be one of the lucky ones.

Cambio Quilomboarte is just making it that much more official. Quilombo Arte is now in effect with this addition to the line up. All the way from the Central Bay! Check out his page and listen to this man.

Mike Styles is an incredible Dj from Beats of All-Nations and ReFresh Pomona and has been rocking the scene for many years now. His styles truly portray the purity of the music and culture from all around the world. He has an extensive knowledge of the Brazilian style so make sure you wax your… dancing shoes because he is a G in the String of hits. (no pun intended)

Dj El Ethos will be rocking along side Jungle City Sound bringing you an organic visual and sonic experience with Lola‘s hypnotic moves and Orlando‘s drum rhythms. Crating a unique blend of LAVA JUICE.


VIDEO: Quita Penas and Friends Jamming After Hours at Re:Fresh


On February 23, 2013 Riverside natives, Quita Penas were the featured guests at Re:Fresh in Pomona, CA. After the party on this cold night, the band joined fans and friends for a little jam session on the block. Extra special thanks and our best goes to QUITA PENAS for helping us make Pomona, más tropical.

Video & Photo: Sam Garcia
Edited by: Alan Kinum

Más Música:

Est. in 2008. Re:Fresh happens every 2nd and 4th Saturday at dba256 Winebar Lounge and Gallery, 256 S. Main St. Pomona 91766 from 9pm-2am following the Pomona Art Walk and is FREE! (21+)

That’s This Saturday March 23, 2013!!!

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