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 Monday August 17th Beats of All-Nations will launch Seasons Change, a 13-track feature compilation of beats and compositions that will be available to listeners for free. On this collection we are revisited by artists whom we’ve worked with in the past, and several of which making their Beats of All-Nations debut. Following the success of his album In the Moment, Makaya McCraven, a pioneer in the new jazz era offers the live-drum heavy “Midman.” Bombay Da Realest, producer of Blu’s Good to Be Home album, hits hard with the funk inspired “Dig This”. Sev Seveer, the highly creative abstract hip hop manufacturer of our first official release, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star, returns with vocalist Megiapa on the vibed out “C.S.G.” International sounds however are not forgotten by Co. Fee on the Brazilian inspired “White Sands.” The compilation comes complete with exclusive artwork designed by Deladeso.
Beats of All-Nations, founded by Mike Styles in 2009, did not set out to be a label, nor have we conformed to that title. We are a community of artists, producers, deejays music and culture enthusiasts. Our operation is small, though we are represented by many with a goal to continuously raise the bar while keeping the art diverse and the vibes just right. We feature artists you may already love, but especially those you may have never heard before. Along the way, we have given independent artists a voice and an open space to create while introducing them to new audiences. Beats of All-Nations’ very own Porchlite gets busy on the smoothed out “Where are the Roses.” French producer 7even Sun, of our second release Escapologies and our veteran engineer Choco also supply some enlightening rhythms to the project. Other contributors include wave Groove and DJ Erok of Void Shift, Radius (Etc. Records) and Repeated Measures (New Los Angeles/Beat Cinema). The comp opens with music by Aux Voyager and closes with a colossal tune by Sleep to Static two veteran producers from our community. Seasons Change will be available for free download on August 17th, 2015 exclusively on www.beatsofallnations.com.
Mike Styles & Porchlite
Its that time of the year again, FREAKBEAT!, Re:Fresh’s Annual Costume Party returns to the Pomona Artwalk! Throw on the alter ego and flip the wig, the bass will be a bit deeper and the lights a bit dimmer for it only happens once a year.
Contests and giveaways all night for those in costume.
Pencil & Ink Flyer Design by: FalconXXIII
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 BEATS, SOUL, HIP HOP, REGGAE, DANCEHALL, SOUL, FUNK, CUMBIA, SAMBA and everything else that moves bodies!
THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +
Celebrate your b-day with us…ask how.
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….
Beats of All-Nations Radio returns with a double A-Side, that’s right we have a 2-part show for you, doubling up on the producers and stepping outside the So. Cal region for some heavy beats from the Windy City.
Some background, I had the opportunity to judge Beat Cinema’sBeat Battle v. 6 last month along side Co.Fee and Repeated Measures. There were twenty or so producers, most of them killed it, the battle was an absolute fire fight after the first eliminations. However two of the participants from Chicago blew our minds that night. Porchlite and I knew we had to get something cooking with Radius and Sev Seveer while the flame was still set on high. We all instantly got on the same page and began to draw out a blue print for Episode 003.
Radius comes from Chicago’s Southside but really a resident of the earth, a traveling beat maker. Designing sound since 2001, Radius has made quite a name for himself in today’s beat scene. He has successfully ran the LA circuit, gaining respect and head nods from the likes of Low End Theory, dublab and Beat Cinema to name a few. He’s released music in almost every format from 7″ vinyl, cassettes, cd and digital. Radius only needs the most minimal set up, a MPC 1000, a Korg Kaossilator Pro and Korg Kaoss Pad Mini to perform his improv beat sets. He packs light, travels heavy and extracts everything he needs out of the little that he carries.
Sev Seveer comes from the Northside of the Chi, with a background of journalism, in college he participated in Hip Hop Congress, hosted and DJed radio shows from “Beats n Rhymes” on WPGU 107.1 to “The Hip Hop Project” on WLUW 88.7 FM. He has managed to find time in all of that to create his own path with music. With many releases under his belt, some of his most notable works include Freddie Gibbs’ “Terrorist (Seveer Transmission Remix)” as well as featured releases with Pragmatic Theory, Push Beats Chicago and composing bed music for The Roy Ayers Project. No stranger to the live element, Sev has plugged in and played his SP and Kaoss Pad at SXSW for the last two years (2013: DJ Set, 2014: Beat Set), featured at Beat Swapmeet and opened for Elaquent.
What drew us to these guys was their ability to completely bend any rules of limitation on standard production, they take their own path and finish ahead of the rest. But that’s not the only reason. There’s something about these two that we can’t really put into words. Its more of the intangible nature. Maybe its their ability to be independent and on the move. Maybe its their good spirits. Maybe its their connectedness to the Earth…Its probably all of that and then some.
At the point of publishing this episode, neither producer has heard the mix of the other. So not only will it be your first time hearing this episode in full, it’ll be theirs as well. We’re sending a huge THANK YOU to the guys for all of their hard work on this episode. This ain’t the last hear gonna hear from them!
Get your mind right, enjoy the ride and be sure to check our interview with both artists below!
– F O R M A T –
1st round: 4 rounds of 5 beatmakers, top 10 advance
2nd Round: 2 rounds 5 beatmakers, top 5 advance
Final Round: 1 round, top 3 are picked
– P R I Z E S –
1st place: $100, beat battle trophy, and guest spotlight at future show
2nd place: gift bag with assorted goodies
3rd place: beer, food, or nug your choice
– R U L E S –
2 minutes per contestant, 1 beat or compilation of beats, but no longer than 2 minutes
Beats must be original production
21 and over event, bring ID or you will be disqualified
Due to time constraints we may not be able to sound check so make sure your levels are correct ahead of time