Tag Archives: 2012

Between Friends

flying-lotus-between-friends-608x608(image taken from Adult Swim Singles website)

Adult Swim dropped twelve free downloadable tracks on their website this past summer featuring independent artists and one familiar face – Flying Lotus with Earl Sweatshirt and Captain Murphy.  Check out the drop and click on the link below for your free download:

 

http://video.adultswim.com/promotions/201206_singles/

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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

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

Leap Year 2012

(image taken from http://hoodieallen.com/)

Celebrating this year’s leap year with a free mixtape from Hoodie Allen.

More about Hoodie on the following websites below:

http://hoodieallen.com/

https://www.facebook.com/hoodieallen

http://hoodieallen.tumblr.com/

http://soundcloud.com/hoodieallenmusic/sets

Shanghai Calling

(image taken from http://shanghaicalling.com/)

Check out this trailer from Director/Writer Daniel Hsia‘s upcoming feature film called Shanghai Calling.  Don’t know when this film will drop yet, but check out their website periodically to find out.

http://shanghaicalling.com/

Red Tails

In honor of MLK Day, check out this trailer for George Lucas’ upcoming film Red Tails.  Finally, a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen that fought hard in Word War II despite being treated like second class citizens  by its own country – and racial inequality.  Comes out January 20, 2012.  More info below:

http://www.redtails2012.com/

http://www.tuskegeeairmen.org/