TROPICALIA IN FURS, LOS ANGELES POP-UP

Words by:  Mike Styles 11402976_10153158198638515_5970895552181721580_n   Our pal and highly sought out Brazilian record collector and merchant from East Village NYC by way of Brazil is traveling with his amazing vinyl to Los Angeles!  Joel Stones is bringing the heat, spirit and legacy of his shop Tropicalia in Furs to Rappcats, pop-up location this weekend in Highland Park.

It’s been almost three years since Tropicalia In Furs has gone Underground to Otherworldly Constellations to dig for the known + Unknown Raw Beats.  Only you have the power to uncover the results of this Intergalactic Voyage.  The Vault will finally reopen on July 25 – 26 at RAPPCATS!!!
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“I will bring tons of Brazilian records, 45s, LPs, some jazz, funk, soul, prog, psych, garage, boxes of 45s with good French, Turkish, African, Northern Soul, tons of crazy stuff.” – Joel Stones

With this road trip/record caravan of course comes a long-awaited mix of gems by the man himself, Abobora Mechanica, previewing some of the stuff that will be up for purchase at this very exclusive engagement.  We’ve been bumping this set all week, its a hour long and perfect for the season.  If you’re into collecting records from around the world, or new to the style you don’t want to miss this.  Take advantage, you won’t find original pressings and quantities from Brazil like this anywhere else in the city.  See you there!

Re:Fresh – Pomona Artwalk Afterparty with RADIUS ETC

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December 13th 2014

LIVE & DIRECT:

Radius Etc
[CHICAGO, Beyond Luck]

– 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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Re:Fresh [Pomona] Saturday October 11

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 11TH

LIVE & DIRECT:

JB // MIKE STYLES
GABE REAL // SUBIRA

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!

LOCATION:

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona

SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….

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256 S. Main Street, Pomona, California 91766

Beats of All-Nations Radio 005 Mixed by Gingee

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Meet Marjorie Light, better known as Gingee.  She’s been DJing for over a decade now and has turned the heads of her peers and the ‘higher music council’ with her own brand of bass music for the last few years.  She is a diversified young lady who you would think is ready to take on the world, but she’s already been two-steps ahead of all that.  Bound to the rhythm for as long as she could remember, Gingee, raised in LA, grew up in a house of music leading her to become a passionate student of self-expression.  From playing instruments as a youth, to self-publishing poetry as a teen, promoting a music festival that began in her Mom’s garage and eventually putting out several of her own albums and Eps, Gingee’s evolution as an artist and commitment may be just in time to land her a space amongst some of the great innovators in the future of global bass.  She’s a killer producer, an mc and singer, plus a damn good dj, the scratching alone will make you itch!

About the mix…

“…some of my productions mixed with global bass from around the world, including rasterinha, zouk bass, moombahton and kuduro plus I added some scratching and fun transitions.” -Gingee

Check our Interview with Gingee and a Download her latest Ep, Tradigital, below:

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Beats of All-Nations: World Cup 2014 Soundtrack

Words by:  Mike Styles

Its no news that our journey began in Brazil with record hunting trips, for weeks at a time over a span of 3 years.  The journey is long, documented with audio and video, and most of it has been unreleased.  That is neither here nor there.  Our work is never done.  But today isn’t about us, the world looks on as Brazil, the country that holds the most titles, host the 2014 World Cup.  Though we are torn as the Brazilian’s protest their beloved sport over the billions invested to host FIFA for the month.  We want to reflect what has drawn us to Brazil in the first place, from the culture to the music, this is Beats of All-Nations:  World Cup 2014 Soundtrack.  Stay tuned as we will update this post everyday of the Cup with some of our favorite music from our the largest country in South America, Brazil!

GAME DAY 25//THE WORLD CUP:  Silvio Cesar – A Festa

Its no news, though we were pulling for Argentina in today’s big game, Messi the magician just didn’t turn on the magic.  It was a great game and Germany really deserved to triumph in this tourney for their excellence in their performance against Brazil alone!  Today’s pick is the final choice for our World Cup 2014 Soundtrack.  I really hope you enjoyed the picks, as each game day I randomly selected songs that came to mind, you can see and hear them all below.  Today’s pick is Silvio Cesar‘s “A Festa,” which simply translates into “A Party.” Germany is certainly having a party now!

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Finally, I wanted to share some of my mixes to get you all through a lot more selections from my Brazilian collection, in a more condensed and creative listening experience that I think you will dig! Download Away…

See the rest of our Brazilian World Cup Playlist updated daily…

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Coachella // Music On The Campgrounds

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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
**Week2
(No ‘*’) both weeks
Afta-1
Alf Alpha
Arti (My Hollow Drum, Beat Cinema) **
Co.Fee (My Hollow Drum) *
Danahan *
DJ Moustashe
DJ Fallen *
Equip
Erok (More Fire, Critical Beatdown) **
Gabba Gabba Heys
Gabe Real (More Fire, Re:Fresh, Beats of All-Nations)
Gypsy Mamba (Beat Cinema) **
Inglish **
Jimbo Jenkins (East of LA)
Kab*
Lathon* (More Fire, Critical Beatdown)
Major Gape (Beat Cinema)
Marc Goldstein
Mike Styles (Beats of All-Nations, Re:Fresh) *
Repeated Measures  (Beat Cinema) *
Ron Sleezy (More Fire, Critical Beatdown) *
Rick2Fresh (Beat Cinema)**
Rudelgin
Woody’s Produce
Photo by: Héctor Serrano
Enjoy and make sure to stay hydrated!

#BeatsOfAllDILLA: 28 Days of James “Jay Dee” Yancey

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DAY 28: The J Dilla x Brasil Connection

The DILLA x BRASIL Connection

Today is the last day of our month long series #BeatsofAllDilla.  We are about to go full circle…As we transition out of J Dilla Month and into our next venture, Brazilian Carnaval, which begins today and ends with our 4th Annual Brazilian Carnaval in Pomona at Re:Fresh, we leave you with “Obrigado Dilla,” which translates from Brazilian Portuguese to “Thank You Dilla.”

“Obrigado Dilla” was produced and documented by our friends at Mochilla following the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in São Paulo, 2006.  It features Brazil’s championed DJs Nuts and Primo (RIP) on the cuts and punching buttons on the SP-303 while drummer Pupillo keeps the time on the beat.  Together the three did a tribute featuring Dilla’s Brazilian influenced production for the Pharcyde, “Runnin.”  Again shout out to B+ and Coleman of Mochilla who captured some of the most iconic photos of Dilla in existence, including several we used throughout the month.

Here’s a fun note, we had an opportunity to host B+, Eric Coleman and DJ Nuts on several occasions at an event in Downtown Upland, CA called The Lapa Lounge.  On one of those nights in 2007, the Mochilla crew blessed us with the first public viewing of “Obrigado Dilla” with our small and intimate crowd.

Here is the original sample, Stan Getz “Saudade Vem Correndo” which translates to the theme and title of the Pharcyde track. Coincidence?


Bonus Nuggets:

Jay Dee Samples Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell:

and here’s an unreleased track where he samples Sergio Mendes drums and another record covering the Bossa Nova standard “Agua de Beber.”

The Dilla x Brazil connection goes even deeper, when asked about the short, prolific “Rico Suave Bossa Nova” track on Welcome 2 Detroit, he said  “I fell in love with Brazilian music the day I listened to a Sergio Mendes album.  We used to have jam sessions in the studio after work was done, one day my mans Karriem Riggins came through.  I asked him for ‘bossa nova.’  He gave me exactly what I needed.”
 

We bet Dilla would’ve bugged out if he heard his bossa nova groove covered by the legendary Azymuth!

and that’s what we call going full circle on the J Dilla x Brasil connection.

-Mike Styles

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This is a month long tribute, be sure to check past videos we’ve posted below!

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Re:Fresh (J DILLA EDIT) featuring Ta’Raach :: Feb. 22, 2014

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22nd

Re:Fresh (J DILLA EDIT)
featuring former Jay Dee collaborator

TA’RAACH [Jay Love Japan]

We’ll be playing J Dilla Related Material all night.  Music by James ‘Jay Dee’ Yancey, those he was influenced by and those he influenced!

Residents:

JB // MIKE STYLES // GABE REAL// SUBIRA

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Re:Fresh (Pomona) Saturday February 8th

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8th

Residents:

JB // MIKE STYLES // GABE REAL // SUBIRA

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, REGGAE, DANCEHALL, SOUL, FUNK, CUMBIA, SAMBA and everything else that moves bodies!

THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +

CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY W/ US!

LOCATION:

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona

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Re:Fresh – Pomona’s Artwalk Afterparty w/ BEN DIGGIN (Boombox), REDBEEF (Morefire), FAAHZ (Live Beatbox) + Re:Fresh Crew

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SATURDAY JANUARY 25th

Re:Fresh
Pomona’s Artwalk Afterparty

THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL GUESTS:

+BEN DIGGIN
(BOOMBOX)

+REDBEEF
(More Fire Mondays)

+FAAHZ
(LIVE BEATBOX SET)

Residents:

JB // MIKE STYLES // GABE REAL // SUBIRA

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, REGGAE, DANCEHALL, SOUL, FUNK, CUMBIA, SAMBA and everything else that moves bodies!

THIS PARTY IS FREE! | 21 +

CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY W/ US!

LOCATION:

dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona
SPACE IS LIMITED & EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED….

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