DJ Gabe Real Live from Coachella Stage 2016

Words By Shad Powers, The Desert Sun
April 23, 2016

You might not know Moreno Valley based DJ Gabe Real, but if you collect Coachella lineup T-shirts or posters, you’ve seen his name almost as much as anyone.

He was the first act out on the main stage Friday during Weekend Two at Coachella and that marked his ninth appearance at the famous festival. That’s right, he’s played here nine times from the Yuma Tent to the ultimate stage.

His first time was back in 2001 as a DJ for Supernatural also on the main stage. Last year he opened the Sunday afternoon set on the Outdoor Stage. He’s had different names throughout the years. DJ Lesto, DJ Wiens and now DJ Gabe Real.

On Friday he kicked out his usual mix of reggae jams and late 1980s, early 1990s hip-hop to a late-arriving crowd under the hot early-afternoon sun on the main stage where LCD Soundsystem would headline later.

He made sure to mix in some tributes. The year 2016 has been particularly rough on the world of musical influencers, but DJ Gabe Real pinpointed three to give a thumping shoutout to at Coachella. He played snippets of “Kiss” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover” in memory of Prince. The crowd cheered and pointed solemnly to the sky. He also played “Scenario” by Tribe Called Quest to honor Phife Dawg who also recently passed away. And finally he played David Bowie’s pop hit “Let’s Dance.”

He weaved them into his set seamlessly with “Kiss” rolling right into the drum beat opening of Bel Biv Devoe’s “Poison” for example.

Wearing a Wiens Brewing Company T-shirt (Temecula Brewery) and sun glasses, DJ Gabe Real didn’t do much in the way of showmanship. He let his sound speak for itself.

A lot of your favorite hip-hop jams were part of the set, “Me, Myself and I,” “Now That We Found Love” etc.

He was followed on the stage by Joey Bada$$, so by the time DJ Gabe Real’s set end he was playing for quite a nice size crowd.

If you missed his set, don’t worry. There’s about an 80 percent chance he’ll be back in some capacity next year if history is any indication.

Beats of All-Nations Radio 015: DJ Eko

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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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Makaya McCraven (International Anthem // Chicago) Live at Re:Fresh [Pomona]

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SATURDAY AUGUST 8th
Re:Fresh
Pomona Artwalk After party

IMPROMPTU DRUM & DJ SHOWCASE:
MAKAYA McCRAVEN (International Anthem/CHICAGO)

w/ MIKE STYLES

– Re:Fresh Residents –
GABE REAL // SUBIRA
JB // MIKE STYLES

Brought to you by:
Beats of All-Nations
DOORS 9:00 PM | 21+ | No Cover!

EVENT LOCATION:
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766

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Celebrating 7 Years of Re:Fresh [POMONA]

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SATURDAY JULY 11th

RE:FRESH 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!

SPECIAL GUESTS:

GLENN RED (AFRO FUNKE’ / LA JUNTA)
GAZOO (SUBSUELO)
REDBEEF (MORE FIRE MONDAYS)

RESIDENTS:
JB / MIKE STYLES / GABE REAL / SUBIRA

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Re:Fresh with Special Guest K. Sabroso (Brooklyn, NY)

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May 9, 2015
Re:Fresh
Pomona Artwalk After Party

Special Guest:

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K. Sabroso ((BROOKLYN, NY)

K. Sabroso creates dance music that follows his Pan-African roots incorporating sounds from across the spectrum including Baile Funk, Merengue, Trap, Twerk, Dancehall, House, Soca, Kuduro, Kwaito, and even Punta & Paranoia into a loving homage to the Diaspora as a whole.

LIVE & DIRECT:

– Re:Fresh Residents –
JB // MIKE STYLES
GABE REAL // SUBIRA

Brought to you by:
Beats of All-Nations
DOORS 9:00 PM | 21+ | No Cover!

EVENT LOCATION:
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766

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VISUAL REVIEW: Beats of All-Nations x Re:Fresh Pomona’s 5th Annual Brazilian Carnaval [Photos by Farahstop]


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Re:Fresh [Pomona] February Events:

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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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SATURDAY! JAN. 17 2015 – DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) + Re:Fresh Crew // FLYWAY at FOX

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JANUARY 17th 2015

LIVE & DIRECT DJ SET:

DJ Nu-Mark of Jurassic 5

– Re:Fresh Residents –
JB // MIKE STYLES
GABE REAL // SUBIRA

Brought to you by:
Beats of All-Nations // FUSICOLOGY // Def Tribe

DOORS 9:30 | 21+ | FREE B4 10:30pm

**SPECIAL EVENT LOCATION**
Flyway at Fox
345 S. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766

RSVP HERE FOR LIMITED FREE ENTRY BEFORE 10:30 |
OR PURCHASE TICKETS FOR GUARANTEED ENTRY

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Beats of All-Nations Radio 006: Retransmission Twenty Fourteen

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Words by:  Mike Styles

2014 was a big year for the growth of Beats of All-Nations.  Though every year we look back and think about what more we could have done, we did attain some personal and organizational goals that we are very proud of in ’14.  On Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 006,  we compiled highlights from our podcasts this year, with guests Cell Uno, Bombay, Radius, Sev Seveer, DJ Jimbo Jenkins, Gingee.  We also put together clips from our own radio appearances made on Culture Remixed, Soul Circle Radio, Vibes and Stuff featuring Porchlite, El Toro Negro, Gabe Real and Mike Styles with DJ Ethos.  In addition we spotlight our first official release by Sev Seveer, Constant Elevation:  Odessa Star, traveling through a couple of ‘movements’ from the album while Seveer discusses the project’s meaning with DJ Moppy on Future Music Radio (Q4, Chicago).  Collectively we also had a great year hosting and taking part in some great events.  We would like to thank everyone who supported on any level.  We are looking forward to the year to come and hope to build on this community with more of you along the way!

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DOWNLOAD each of these shows & projects in their entirety, and much more on our MUSIC + DOWNLOADS page.

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