**WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28TH**
BC fam is back with another epic Wednesday night at the amazing Acerogami Bar (Pomona, CA)
This time around, our friends from Re:Fresh Pomona are coming thru to celebrate the holidays with us
LIVE VISUALS by the one and only MAJOR GAPE
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Beats of All-Nations presents Seasons Change
Mike Styles & Porchlite
(M. Martinez & M.Bugaoan)
Mixing & Mastering:
Jose “Choco” Reynoso
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
Words by: Porchlite
Shout out to our Beat Cinema fam for handing the controls over to Mike Styles! I’ve been rocking this mix for months now and am excited the people finally get to hear it. The freshest 35-minutes I’ve heard this year. You got beats, Jazz, that bass, the uncategorizable, and a trip to Africa all on here. Vibe out to this one, cheers!
Jasper Staal – Super Nintendo
JOOB x miceonthebrain – Dozer
Repeated Measures – Warp Drive
wave Groove – Mystic Virtual
Little Dragon – klapp klapp (Dafusia Remix)
Jonny Faith – Zheng
P.U.D.G.E. – vieux tambour (Nyabongo)
Melodiesinfonie – Africaspirit
Chrome Sparks – Marijuana
J Rocc – It’s Fasionable
Sev Seveer – Televised Chocolate
Radius Etc – Aquatic Sunset Sirens
Raj Mahal – Hi!
Luiz Gonzaga – Boca de Forno (Guigo Edit)
Co. fee – Rio
MR. DIBIASE – Fly Me 2 the Moon
IGBO – Chant
Beat Cinema x Deftribe present: Anderson .Paak Nocando soslo Repeated Measures wave Groove visuals by: MAJOR GAPE pre-sale tickets available at http://www.flywayatfox.com FLYWAY at FOX 345 S. Garey Ave. Pomona CA 91766 http://www.beatcinema.org http://www.deftribe.com TICKET GIVEAWAY: We’ll be giving away a few pairs of tickets via our social media channels, check each of them to find out how to win! Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | tumblr
Words By: Mike Styles
Earlier this month our pal DJ Erok released Beautiful Chaos, his first official EP on Voidshift. A ‘critical beatdown,’ of a release if you would. Beautiful Chaos has a cryptic sound so dark the passage to towards the light is unexpected and lives under layers of reverberating drums and bottommost bass. With production features from wave Groove on the warped tempos of “Drop” to the mantra trapped out “Poison” with Curtiss King, Beautiful Chaos will move your mind to through “a dark tunnel with a light at the unreachable end.” Keep an eye out for an exclusive and limited USB release!
If you’re not familiar we encourage you to dig deeper and check out Erok’s long list of mixes, remixes and the other works via Soundcloud.
Words by: Mike Styles
“As I keep progressing further into sound I find myself diverging out of the normal and really searching within myself to hear what I like.”
Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 008:
wave Groove (Los Angeles)
2014 was a big year for Los Angeles bassed producer wave Groove. The Critical Beatdown member, joined up with Beat Cinema, and created his own ‘hub’ for music with DJ Erok called Voidshift Radio, names that all ring loud in Southern California. He was put on heavy line ups and generated a nice buzz, stealing shine from headliners on every bill he played. His new album DATA / FORMAT / BEAT / PROJECT was beautifully constructed and is available now (links below). On this mix wave Groove plays a few of his new tunes side by side with some handpicked others.
In the interview below wave Groove tells us about his evolution from dj to production, his take on turntables and controllers, opening for SBTRKT and what to expect at Re:Fresh Valentine’s Day 2015: wave Groove Album Release Party.