Category Archives: events

Blu & Exile at Low End Theory 03/13/13

ef74941e882711e2876222000a9f0a1b_7(image taken from http://www.djkentaro.jp/archives/2013/03/09-000414.html)

Yes, yes, y’all!  And you don’t stop!  Tonight at 09:30pm, Low End Theory LA brings to you one of the dopest line-ups of independent hip hop music  – Blu & ExileDumbfoundeadDJ Kentaro and Great Dane.  If there’s one way you want to celebrate the end of winter, then it’s got to be at the The Airliner.  Come early because it will be packed!!!

If you don’t know what’s up, here are various links to all the artists performing at Low End Theory below:

https://www.facebook.com/lowendtheory

http://dumbfoundead.com

http://greatdanemusic.bandcamp.com/album/i-think-im-ready-now-ep

http://www.djkentaro.jp

https://twitter.com/herfavcolor (Blu)

http://www.thedirtyscience.com (Exile)

 

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Beat Swap Meet 12/09/2012

BSM_Winter12_PRINT-ABEdit2(image taken from BeatSwapMeet website)

I know it’s been about five months, but I have returned and with good news!  Beat Swap Meet is back in LA for December and they are bringing some fire for the holidays.  Check out the listed information below (provided from their website – http://beatswapmeet.com/ai1ec_event/beat-swap-meet-19/?instance_id=27)

Sunday afternoon December 9th, 2012

Entrance is Free with a Canned Good. As the holidays approach, weather gets colder, even more is in need. Lets do what we can as a music community to let our vibrations be heard. Please bring at least 1 canned good to donate to the cause.
B E A T – S W A P – M E E T
L O S – A N G E L E S (#19)Beat Swap Meet is a celebration of vinyl culture. It’s a history lesson for present day truth seekers, a gathering of the minds. Over 45 Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over the West Coast, Buy Sell & Trade: Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, New Wave, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul, and World 12′s LP’s & 45′s on VINYL.

6 Music Areas + DJ’s spin rare selections from their record collections + Producers & Bands Perform Live + B-boys & B-girls Get Free + Open Cut Session + Dozens of music related vendors selling Clothing, Art, Handmade Jewelry, & more.

Live Performances by:

B I G – P I M P – J O N E S
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEs7VqEqxpw)

J U N G L E – F I R E
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1U8eJEhdo)

+

THE PRODUCER INVITE – Sponsored by Monster Energy
Live Performance, All Hardware, No Laptop’s, No CD’s

– Record Sampling Workshop w/ Instructor, ASTERIX
– P.O.S.E. CREW
– CAZAL ORGANISM (Zzyzzx, Delicious Vinyl)
– ELUSIVE (Arts and Crafts LA)
– RADIUS (Beyond Luck/Chicago)

DJ sets by: Abel, AC The PD, Analog, Carmen, Charlie Rock, Curse, Darrell D, Filiblunt, Funk Freaks, Gabe Real, The Handroidz, Inform, Issue, Jawa, Kiwamu Omae, K Ozz, Listen Recovery, Lu-Man, Lord Ron, Lotus Pedal, Lu-Man, Mean Mr. Mustard, Millhouse, 671, Supa Kay, Tasko, Thirdrail, & others TBA.

Local Shops & Designers + the brands they’ve created; Celebrate a No Corporate Christmas and shop all your gifts directly from the artists and creators:

Beat Club Co-Op, Delicious Vinyl, The Deuce, Fire Foxiness, Good Life Roots, Graffroots, Hip Hop Philosophy, Ill Street Blues, Listen Clothing, Los Undergods Mexicanos, Mind Funk, Mix and Blend, Mixwell, Native Sol, Raw Kulture, Sticky Rick’s, 2nd Wnd, Stokyo, Ubiquity Records, Woven Culture, and many others.

Historic Chinatown Plaza

943 N Broadway Ave
Los Angeles CA 90012
12noon-6pm
Entrance is Free w/ Canned Good
Casual Drinking for the 21+
For more info: www.facebook.com/BeatSwapMeet

BEAT JUNKIES Celebrates 20 Years

(image taken from http://www.attheecho.com/event/134555/)

If you live in LA and know a thing or two about mobile DJ’s and turntablism, then you should know that the World Famous Beat Junkies will be on tour celebrating 20 years as a crew, starting with a show at the Echoplex on 06/30/2012.  20 years!  And I’ve been listening to them on the radio since the 1990’s!  Crazy!  This is a one time event for LA so check them out.  Tickets are sold out, but there might be limited admission at the door so try to arrive early.

If you can’t make that event, then try to come out to Amoeba in Hollywood on Friday, 06/29/2012, to see them perform before their tour kicks off that Saturday.

For more info, click on the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/TheBeatJunkies

http://fortherecord.l-r-g.com/

http://www.attheecho.com/event/134555/

http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/performances/hollywood/2012-june-29/beat-junkies-20th-anniversary-/artist.html

Beat Swap Meet #18 June 10th, 2012

(image taken from Beat Swap Meet website)

Going down this Sunday, check out Beat Swap Meet #18 in Downtown Chinatown.  Here’s the info directly from their website – http://beatswapmeet.com/103/la-beat-swap-meet-18-weekend/:

The 18th installment, of one of LA’s most appreciated events..

Literally Tons of Records for Buy & Trade, Outdoor Vendor Village with Dozens of Artists & Designers + the brands they’ve created, B-Girl Competition, Open Cut Session, Producer Invite, Kids Arts & Crafts, Bar Available for the 21+, and sooo much more.

RECORDS | AND EVERYTHING INSPIRED FROM IT

Over 45 Invited Collectors & Dealers, Buying Selling & Trading Records from all over the world. Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul, & World – 12′s, LP’s & 45′s on VINYL.

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Beat Swap Meet friends & family, share rare selections from their record collections..

ABEL | AC THE PD | ANALOG | AWOL ONE | BLESSAID | CHARLIE ROCK
CHIKARAMANGA | CLENZ ROC | CURSE | DANNY HOLLOWAY | DWENZ
EARLY WORM | FLOW | GABE REAL | GAZOO | GLENN RED | JAWA
KIDRAGON | KID RIZ | KIWAMU OMAE | LISTEN RECOVERY CREW
LORD RON | LU-MAN | OMID | REVOLUTION | VAL | 671

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Beat Swap Meet is a gathering of the minds:
http://vimeo.com/23575735

FOR THE TRUE RECORD COLLECTORS:
Dealers arrive as early as 9am for setup, we have breakfast available & coffee too. Spend your Sunday under the California Sun.

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Outdoor Vendor Village featuring Dozens of Artists & Designers + the Brands They’ve Created.. Clothing, Jewelry, & Music related Art.

2ND WND – BUTTERFLIES & HUMMINGBIRDS – DELICIOUS VINYL
THE DEUCE – DIOSA HEADPIECES – FIRE FOXINESS – F STUDIOS
GOOD LIFE ROOTS – HIP HOP PHILOSOPHY – HIT+RUN
ILL STREET BLUES – LISTEN – LIT UP – LIVING DIVINE VINTAGE
MIND FUNK – MIX AND BLEND – MIXMATS – MUZ WEAR – NATIVE SOL
NENA SOUL FLY – POUND YOUR CHEST – PROJECT BLOWED
STICKY RICKS – THE X LABEL – TWO TREE DESIGNS – UBIQUITY
VIP RECORDS – WOVEN CULTURE – (and many more TBA)

Live Performance outside by:
K E R O
O N E (Bay Area, Plug Label)

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Live Band Performances by,

A Z T L A N
U N D E R G R O U N D

&

F R E E
M O R A L
A G E N T S

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Beat Swap Meet’s Official PRODUCER INVITE
” All Hardware, No Laptop’s, No CD’s. “

Hosted by
L.SCATTER (Zulu Nation / Foundation / Project Blowed)

Featuring,
– SACH (The Nonce) featuring J-SUMBI (Freestyle Fellowship)
– JIZZM
– AC THE PD (Hip Hop Philosophy.com Radio)
– ASPECT ONE

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Invited DJ’s & MC’s will be playing tribute to the Good Life era & Project Blowed, for all the inspiration to our community over the many years.

Hosted by J-SMOOV & L.SCATTER

Featuring,
AWOL ONE — BIG MASS DOG — EXISTEREO — FAXX — JIZZM
J-SUMBI — LA JAY — L.SCATTER — OMID — SACH — TRAY LOC
XOLOLANXINXO — & many others TBA.

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Resident Chef, MIGHTY JUNEBUGG, & her Rapper’s Delight catering crew will be on hand with your favorite foods you can only find at Beat Swap Meet.

Resident Barber, SNAGNETO, fixing wigs all day, go home looking fly.

Get your broken Turntable or MPC fixed! That’s right, we have onsite music-mechanics that will send your equipment home repaired.

Open Cut Session, Hosted by DJ Jawa & friends.
+ Thud Rumble’s Dirtstyle Vinyl Challenge:

The Fakshuns crew reunion! Spinning all your favorite break records to get you free. Kids & Queens:
Artists painting live.. Spontaneous drum circles.. Children ciphering.. !?!?

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2012 DMC LA Regional DJ Battle (plus) Team Battle

(image taken from http://www.wantickets.com/Events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=102456)

Hey everyone!  This year’s 2012 DJ Battle will be going down this Saturday at Long Beach’s Rhythm Lounge so don’t miss out.  More info provided below:

http://www.wantickets.com/Events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=102456

(info taken directly from their website)

Rane and Serato in assoc. with Original Glaze LA, Red Alert Radio and Stacks TV present:

The 2012 DMC LA Regional DJ Battle DMC US DJ Team Competition

Hosted By: ToQuon Da MC

SPECIAL SHOWCASE BY:

DJ Total Eclipse

(X-ECUTIONERS/ ILL INSANTY)

Special Performance by:

MELLOW MAN ACE Feat. THE ZZYZZX

May 12 from 5pm-2am. $13 in adv. $20 day of. 21

(djs under 21 can still battle – contact us for details)

SHOWCASE BY: DJ Total Eclipse (X-ECUTIONERS/ ILL INSANTY)

http://twitter.com/#!/djtotaleclipse
http://djtotaleclipse.com/
http://vimeo.com/32708938
http://www.facebook.com/djtotaleclipse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhYSlLsSwl0

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY: Mellow Man Ace Featuring THE ZZYZZX

Host: ToQuon Da MC (Soul Elevation, www.StacksTV.net)

http://youtu.be/yHD2Pf75n6c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtKkkcTx7T8
http://youtu.be/8L4q3S5Jd78
http://youtu.be/k9tmZU2Oy8g

Judges:
DJ Kuttin Kandi
DJ Nando
DJ P-Trix
DJ Icy Ice
DJ Kidragon
DJ J-Slim
DJ Total Eclipse

The Rhythm Lounge
245 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA. 90802
www.rhythm-lounge.com
No Filming. Still Photography OK

Promoter name – OG Glaze LA
For Sponsor Packages and info contact (323) 627-4885 or OriginalGlazeLA@gmail.com
www.OriginalGlazeLA.comwww.djgreatdaine.blogspot.com ,

www.StacksTV.net www.NandoBeats.com ,

www.Facebook.com/OldSkoolRon , www.Twitter.com/LAoldSkool ,

www.Twitter.com/OgGlazeLA

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/144565525662971/

Check out the 2012 DMC American Battleground for more info and cities we are working on! Thanks to everyone for all of the enthusiasm! http://dmcdjchamps.com/news-view.php?n=Mzkz

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REGIONAL FORMAT: This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle: DJs must perform a 2 minute routine for the elimination round. Judges will select the top 6 who advance to the Finals. The top 6 finalists will perform a 6 minute routine. Champions of the 2012 DMC DJ Regionals will advance to the 2012 DMC US Finals in New York City (Aug. 4, 2012 @ Le Poisson Rougehttp://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3062

EQUIPMENT: Rane mixers will be supplied by DMC. DJs cannot bring their own mixers. DJs must bring their own headphones, slipmats, needles, records, computers, cords, control vinyl and/or laptop stands etc. DJs can use any brand of needles they like. Promoter/sound will supply Technics turntables.

TEAM FORMAT: Teams of 2, 3 or 4 DJs using up to 8 Technics turntables with analogue and/or digital mixers of DJs choice up to a maximum of 4. Any brand Digital Vinyl System (DVS), Loop Stations /External Hardware/ MPC’s (Roland RC20 or 50 for example) are permitted and are to be supplied by the competing DJs. Any stylus. Teams may consist of DJs of any nationality. DMC USA Team Champions advance to the 2012 DMC World Finals in London.

AUG. 4: 2012 DMC US FINALS DJ BATTLE
presented by Rane & Serato
2pm-9:30pm. $15 adv. $20 day of. All Ages. 21 to drink.
Absolutely NO FILMING permitted. Still photography is permitted.
Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleeker St. (betw. Thompson & Sullivan) New York NY 10012. http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3062

TO REGISTER :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

DJs must register by or before 11:59pm on May 11, 2012 by writing to DMC USA’s Christie Z-Pabon at usa@dmcworld.com with the following info:

Which city/battle you are entering?
DJ Name
First Name & Last Name
Complete Address, Apt or House
City
State
Zip
Phone
Email
Website, facebook, twitter, etc.
Crew affiliation
Which mixer do you prefer: Rane TTM 56S or Rane TTM 57SL
Please answer honestly Yes or No to this question:
Are you a US Citizen or have you lived in the US for at least 6 yrs and can prove it?

PRIZES::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

JUST ANNOUNCED!!

1st prize from Rane and Serato for each of the (2, 3 or 4) members of the winning crew of the 2012 DMC USA Team Competition is the just released Sixty Two Mixer valued at $2449! Read more at http://www.rane.com/sixtytwo.htmlwww.serato.com

PRIZES::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Each regional champ will win a Rane Sixty One Mixer ($1799) http://rane.com/sixtyone.html

1st: Stanton Cartridge: SM v3 MP4, Uberstand DJ Pro 2000 Headphones
2nd Place: Stanton DJ Pro 2000 Headphones
3rd Place: Stanton Black Uberstand

1st prize from your promoter:
Round Trip Flight & Hotel Accommodations to battle in the 2012 DMC US Finals on Aug. 4 at Le Poisson Rouge NYC.

AUG. 4: 2012 DMC US FINALS DJ BATTLE
presented by Rane & Serato
2pm-9:30pm. $15 adv. $20 day of. All Ages. 21 to drink.
Absolutely NO FILMING permitted. Still photography is permitted.
Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St. (betw. Thompson & Sullivan) New York NY 10012. http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3062
Buy $15 adv. tickets now at https://secure.gigmaven.com/events/7676/orders/new

2012 DMC USA Team prizes
Each member of the winning team will win a Rane Sixty-Two mixer ($2449) http://rane.com/sixtytwo.html
and from Stanton: The SCS.3 Pak

1st prize from DMC USA for the Team Champions:
Round Trip Flight & Hotel Accommodations to battle in the 2012 DMC World Finals in London!

SPONSORS :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
http://rane.com/
http://serato.com/
http://stantondj.com/
http://www.12inchskinz.com/
http://www.shure.com/
http://www.dubspot.com/
http://www.idjnow.com/
http://www.scratch.com/
http://www.djprolab.com/
http://www.hiphopdx.com/
http://turntablistnetwork.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=2
http://www.skratchworx.com/
http://www.noisemakermedia.com/
http://www.joeconzo.com/
http://www.mamboso.net/
http://deejaysoul.com/
http://www.orbitconcepts.com/
http://www.jetpackbags.com/
http://www.slipmatsonline.com/
http://www.djslipmats.com/
http://www.TheOriginators.com/
http://www.StacksTV.net/
http://www.Turntableu.com/

DMC LINKS :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dmcusa/
http://twitter.com/dmcusadjbattles
http://www.dmcdjchamps.com/
http://www.dmcworld.com/
http://www.dmcdjonline.com/
http://www.myspace.com/dmcusa
http://www.dmcworld.tv/
http://stores.ebay.com/DMC-USA-DJ-Gear

Beat Swap Meet 4 Year Anniversary

(image taken fromhttp://beatswapmeet.com/)

(note:  info taken directly from their website)

Celebrating 4 Years Strong.. Sunday March 11th, 2012

Literally Tons of Records for Buy & Trade, Outdoor Vendor Village with Dozens of Artists & Designers + the brands they’ve created, B-boy & girl Competition, Live Performance by 2Mex, Buyepongo, and many others. Open Cut Session, Producer Invite Upstairs, Kids Arts & Crafts outside, Bar Available for the 21+ and sooo much more.

Over 45 Invited Collectors & Dealers, Selling Records from all over the world.
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul, & World – 12″ & 45 Records.

Resident DJ’s share rare selections from their record collections..

ABEL | AC THE PD | ANALOG | CHARLIE ROCK | CHIKARAMANGA
CLENZ ROC | CURSE | DANNY HOLLOWAY | DWENZ | EARLY WORM
FLOW | GABE REAL | GAZOO | JAWA | KIDRAGON | KID RIZ | KIWAMU OMAE
LISTEN RECOVERY CREW | LORD RON | LU-MAN | RAICHOUS | VAL | 671

Mixmats Special Guest DJ & 1st-time Record Vendor:
DJ REVOLUTION (World Famous Wake Up Show)

FOR THE TRUE RECORD COLLECTORS:
Vendors arrive as early as 9am for setup, we have Breakfast available & Coffee too, courtesy of Corazon de Jah, and local Chinatown cafes. Spend your Sunday under the California Sun.

Outdoor Vendor Village featuring Dozens of Artists & Designers + the Brands They’ve Created..

Live Performances by;

  • LA’s very own, 2MEX
  • Live Band, BUYEPONGO

BEAT CLUB CO-OP – COLLECTIVE CHANGE – EL MERKADO NEGRO
THE DEUCE – FIRE FOXINESS – F STUDIOS – GOOD LIFE ROOTS
HIP HOP PHILOSOPHY – ILL STREET BLUES – LISTEN
LIVING DEVINE VINTAGE – MANDA LANDA – MIND FUNK – MUZ WEAR
NATIVE SOL – PEACE IMAGES – POUND YOUR CHEST
RAW KULTURE – RED HAUTE BOX – STICKY RICKS – THE X LABEL
TWO TREE DESIGNS – UNIQUE CUSTOM – WEST KING
WOVEN CULTURE – X IS THE WEAPON
(and many more TBA)

Artists paint live.. Spontaneous drum circles.. Children ciphering.. !?!?

Resident Chef (&DJ), MIGHTY JUNEBUGG, & her Rapper’s Delight catering crew will be on hand with your favorite foods you can only find at Beat Swap Meet.

Resident Barber (&MC/DJ/Producer), SNAGNETO, fixing wigs all day, go home looking fly.

Get your broken Turntable or MPC fixed!
That’s right, we have onsite music-mechanics that will send your equipment home repaired.

Open Cut Session, Hosted by DJ Jawa & friends.

B-boys & Girls get down to there favorite grooves. It’s one thing to collect records, but can you dance to’ em?

Beat Swap Meet’s Official
PRODUCER INVITE – Sponsored by Monster Energy

All Hardware, No Laptop’s, No CD’s.

Hosted by
L.SCATTER (Zulu Nation / Foundation / Project Blowed)

Live Performance by FREE MORAL AGENTS

Also Featuring,

  • Q&A with IKEY OWENS (Free Moral Agents, The Mars Volta, Sublime)
  •  DJ DEFAULT x BREEZE (Featuring Pawz One)
  • LA MIXMASTER aka DEE JAY RALPH M (Funkdoobiest)
  • RUFIO (Live At The Dojo, Sacramento)
  • STUCKINTHETREES (Rebels To The Grain)
  • and others TBA

Sponsors:
www.MonsterEnergy.com

Happy MLK Day

Today we celebrate the life of a man who has fought hard and died to change the lives of a generation during his time and after.  Let’s not taint his mission with today’s prejudice and bigotry.  Today, we honor you.  Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with love.