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Monday, November 16, 2015

Stones Throw Hip-Hop night – LA, Nov. 19 and SF, Nov. 22


Stones Throw Hip-Hop night – LA, Nov. 19 and SF, Nov. 22

Stones Throw Hip-Hop night – LA, Nov. 19 and SF, Nov. 22

WHITE BOIZ, PB WOLF, SAMIYAM and MNDSGN, also joined by J ROCC, play this Thursday, November 19, at Regent Theater in L.A. – TICKETS

Sunday, November 22 at Social Hall in San Francisco – TICKETS

Krondon & Shafiq Husayn perform live as White Boiz; Mndsgn & Samiyam beat sets; PB Wolf with a video DJ set.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Breaking News: Mumia Abu-Jamal & "More" Black Panther PP/POW's Condemn NBPP Beating Of Dhoruba Bin Wahad


Beating Bin Wahad (2:40) by Mumia Abu-Jamal


UPDATED STATEMENT FROM BLACK/NEW AFRIKAN POLITICAL PRISONERS

ON THE "New" Black Panther Party (NBPP) ATTACK ON DHORUBA BIN WAHAD

The undersigned current and former Black/New Afrikan political prisoners condemn the vicious assault perpetrated on our comrade Dhoruba Bin Wahad by the security team of group calling itself the New Black Panther Party at a public event on August 8, 2015 in Atlanta Georgia. We reject any justification or rationalization for this attack on an elder, himself a documented target of COINTELPRO and a former political prisoner who spent 19 years in the state’s custody. The “New Black Panther Party” does not represent us; nor does it represent the legacy of the Black Panther Party of which we are proud to have been a part.

We fully support Dhoruba Bin Wahad and view this assault as one committed against all of us. We urge everyone to join us in condemning the attack. We wish our brother a full and speedy recovery.

 

Herman Bell
Jalil Muntaquin
Robert Seth Hayes
Abdul Majid
Mumia Abu Jamal
Sekou Odinga
Kazi Toure
James Tarik Haskins
Herman Bell
Jalil Muntaquin
Robert Seth Hayes
Abdul Majid
Mumia Abu Jamal
Sekou Odinga
Kazi Toure
James Tarik Haskins

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuxedo - The M+M Mixes


Tuxedo - The M+M Mixes

Tuxedo - The M+M Mixes

IN THE STORE | TUXEDO - THE M+M MIXES

John Morales is a DJ and mixer who helped to pioneer the use of editing for dance floor remixes of records in the 1980s. Morales mixed Tuxedo’s self-titled album, and returned to the master tapes to create his own mixes for this disco 12-inch single.

Morales got his start as a DJ in the 1970s, and began working in the studio on his mixes out of pure necessity. “I needed to get more out of the records I was spinning,” he says, “so I started making medleys and remixes because the records in those days were too short, the 3 minute range.”

Working long before the era of digital editing, he explains, “I started to do my edits using the pause button on a Teac cassette deck, [then] purchased a Sony reel-to-reel. It was hard work,with long hours of editing and putting all the little pieces of tape together to make something creative happen.”

In 1982, Morales partnered with Sergio Munzibai – giving birth to the “M&M” moniker – and worked on a vast number of dance-oriented releases with Morales focusing on music while Munzibai handled artist relations, management and promotion.

Alongside cult and groundbreaking records for the Fantastic Aleems (“Get Down Friday Night”), Class Action (“Weekend”) and Jocelyn Brown (“Somebody Else's Guy”) the pair mixed dance-floor successes for DeBarge (“Rhythm Of The Night”), Harold Faltermeyer (“Axel F”), Shakatak (“Down On The Street”), Miami Sound Machine (“Dr Beat”), The Temptations (“Treat Her Like A Lady”) and hundreds more in a period that saw them almost ever-present on the Billboard Dance, R&B or Hot 100 pop charts.

Munzibai died in 1991, while John continued solo production projects included such acts as Debbie Gibson, Brenda K Starr, Denise Lopez, The Thompson Twins, Blow Monkeys, Five Star and Art Of Noise.

Three compilations of John Morales’ The M&M Mixes were released by BBE Music in 2009-2013.

On the web | http://ift.tt/1UWlpJt | @JohnTheMixer

Friday, September 11, 2015

URGENT MEDICAL & LEGAL UPDATE ON POLITICAL PRISONER MUMIA ABU JAMAL IN NYC


The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition invites you to a:
REPORT TO THE MOVEMENT ON MUMIA

Legal, Medical, and Political Updates
and Discussion of Next Steps

WHEN:  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th (6-9 pm)
WHERE: ALL SOULS UNITARIAN CHURCH, 1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th and 80th Streets on Lexington Avenue)

Invite your friends ~ Circulate widely ~ Light refreshments available!

Now that Mumia’s legal team has filed the demand for a very specific medical treatment plan, based on the tentative diagnosis of his medical condition that one of his doctors has made, we feel it is important that we share the legal strategy and the medical findings with the movement. There will also be a presentation of the outrageous and deadly medical picture in the prison system as a whole for all of our political prisoners as well as for the general prison population. We will discuss some beginning plans for the next political steps we must take to save Mumia’s life and to free him. And we look forward to hearing initiatives others might take as well in moving forward. 
   
SPEAKERS:  Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal;  Suzanne Ross (Facilitator), Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition;  Bob Boyle, Member of Mumia’s Legal Team; Soffiyah Elijah, Correctional Association of New York;  Esperanza Martell, 34 Women for Oscar Lopez Rivera;  Johanna Fernandez, Campaign to Bring Mumia Home.

Sponsored by the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, 212 330-8029, www.freemumia.com
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/483074375189190
Flyer:    http://www.freemumia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2015_09_11_flyer.pdf
 
Posted by: info@freemumia.com
______________________________
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--Mumia is Innocent!  Stop the Frame Up!  Free Mumia!--

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, NYC
P.O. Box 16, College Station, NY, NY 10030
212-330-8029, www.FreeMumia.com, info@FreeMumia.com
 
 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

TODAY: LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORIC 1970 YOUNG LORDS TAKEOVER OF LINCOLN HOSPITAL


THE 1970 YOUNG LORDS TAKEOVER OF LINCOLN HOSPITAL
Photo Credit: Jack Manning, The New York Times.

At the Bronx Museum, Thursday, September 10th, hear from former members of the Young Lords who took part in the daring takeover of Lincoln Hospital. The Young Lords exposed the practices of medical racism by hospitals in poor communities and were instrumental in the creation of todays current Patients Bill of Rights in all NYC hospitals.

PALANTE!!!
1040 LOUNGE: THE YOUNG LORDS "PATIENT'S BILL OF RIGHTS"
Thursday, September 10, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
The Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10456
(718) 681-6000

A Patient's Bill of Rights: Fighting for Community Health at Lincoln Hospital:
In the early morning hours of July 14th 1970, the Young Lords occupied Lincoln Hospital’s major administrative building in response to the city’s indifference to the health needs of Puerto Ricans and African Americans in the South Bronx and the deplorable conditions of health care delivery at Lincoln Hospital. 
This panel will consider the prominence of health issues in the activism of the Young Lords, and the relevance of these historical struggles to contemporary health care debates.  In conjunction with the current museum exhibition...
¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York .

Featuring panelists Walter Bosque, Felipe Luciano, Daniel Meyers, Carlito Rovira, and Cleo Silvers, and hosted by Johanna  Fernández.
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd floor North Wing

Besides coming to this informative event with the key players, you may want to listen to this 13-minute audio documentary on the 1970 takeover that ran last year on WNYC: http://www.wnyc.org/story/lab-coat-afro-and-shades-taking-lincoln-hospital/

1972 Black Panther Party 10 Point Platform & Program
Point #6:
We want completely free health care for all Black and oppressed people.
We believe that the government must provide, free of charge, for the people, health facilities which will not only treat our illnesses, most of which have come about as a result of our oppression, but which will also develop preventative medical programs to guarantee our future survival. We believe that mass health education and research programs must be developed to give all Black and oppressed people access to advanced scientific and medical information, so we may provide ourselves with proper medical attention and care.


Public and Community Engagement Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. "A Patient’s Bill of Rights: Fighting for Community Health at Lincoln Hospital" is made possible, in part, by the New York Council for the Humanities. Beer has been donated by Bronx Brewery.
GETTING HERE BY SUBWAY
D OR B TRAINS to the 167 STREET STATION. Exit at rear of station, walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks.

PLEASE NOTE: D Train stops all times except rush hours peak direction (6:15 am - 9 am to Manhattan, 4 pm - 6:45 pm from Manhattan). Take B Train at 145 St. to 167th St./ Grand Concourse.

4 TRAIN to the 161 STREET/YANKEE STADIUM STATION. Walk east three blocks to the Grand Concourse, then, walk north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165th St.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"NYC MOSQUITO INSECTICIDE SPRAYING" BEGINS TONIGHT AFTER 6:30PM

 
NYC WARNING: "MOSQUITO INSECTICIDE SPRAYING" BEGINS TONIGHT AFTER 6:30PM

NYC will spray Chemical Sumethrin insecticide from trucks onto 
streets and sidewalks of many zip codes in Brooklyn,
Manhattan & Staten Island from 6:30P.M. tonight Wednesday
until 8:00 A.M. Thursday.


Wed. Sept. 9 pesticide spray map & zip code lists:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/environmental/wnv-spray.shtml

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/wnv/wnv-notice-20150909.pdf

DOHMH recommends the following precautions to residents of areas that are scheduled for spraying:

 . People with respiratory conditions should stay inside during spraying and for at least 30 minutes after spraying.

 . Air conditioners may remain on with the vent set to the closed position or the recirculate function selected.

 - Bring outdoor furniture, equipment, and laundry inside.

 - Keep all pets inside.

 - Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water.

- Residents are not expected to experience adverse reactions to mosquito spray. 

- Some people who are sensitive to pesticides may experience temporary effects such as skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritation, as well as the worsening of conditions such as asthma and other respiratory illnesses if directly exposed to spraying. 

Anyone experiencing an adverse reaction to pesticides should seek medical help or call the
NYC Poison Control Center at (212) 764-7667.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Leaving Records residency at Los Globos in Los Angeles, September 2015


Leaving Records residency at Los Globos in Los Angeles, September 2015

Leaving Records residency at Los Globos in Los Angeles, September 2015

Leaving Records has a live residency in Los Angeles at Los Globos, 3040 Sunset Blvd, through the month of September. Mndsgn headlines the first of three Tuesday night shows on September 15. Each show is $7 advance, $10 at the Door, ages 19 and up, and they begin at 10PM.

September 15 | TICKETS
Mndsgn, 5 Chuckles (Ras G & Koreatown Oddity), Swarvy, Yuk.

September 22 | TICKETS
Matthewdavid’s Mindflight, White Rainbow, Sana Shenai (Dntel & Mitchell Brown), Lucky Dragons.

September 29 | TICKETS
Dakim, Ahnnu, M Geddes Gengras, EMV.

Over at Stones Throw Digital Discography at Drip.com, we’ll be posting several releases from the Leaving Records archive through Fall 2015, beginning with Matthewdavid’s Disk II and Dem Hunger’s Caveman Smack.

Leaving Records | leavingrecords.com | @leavingrecords

Mild High Club - "Undeniable" (video)


Mild High Club - "Undeniable" (video)

Mild High Club -

This is the music video for "Undeniable" directed by Tudd Narson. Mild High Club's Alex Brettin says of the video, “it's about hooking up, having the balls to talk to someone in real life instead of the obscure Tinder reality.”

Mild High Club's album Timeline comes out September 18 and they're currently touring the U.S. PS – Thanks to the Greyhound!

Sep 8 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Sep 9 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR *
Sep 10 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge *
Sep 11 - Asheville, NC - Tiger Mountain *
Sep 12 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Fest *
Sep 14 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA *
Sep 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn *
Sep 16 - Boston, MA - Out of the Blue *
Sep 17 - Portland, ME - Empire *
Sep 18 - Burlington, VT - Monkey House
Sep 19 - Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal
Sep 22 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
Sep 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Lodge
Sep 24 - Cleveland, OH - 17th Street Warehouse
Sep 25 - Detroit, MI - Elijah’s
Sep 26 - Bloomington, IN - Blockhouse
Sep 27 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Fest
Sep 29 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Sep 30 - Sioux Falls, SD - Total Drag
Oct 1 - Omaha, NE - Lokoout Lounge
Oct 2 - Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis
Oct 3 - Colorado Springs, CO - Flux Capacitor
Oct 21 - Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
Oct 22 - Glasgow, UK - The Hug and Pint
Oct 23 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Oct 26 - London, UK - Old Blue Last
Oct 28 - Antwerp, BE - Trix
Oct 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Butcher’s Tears (Subbacultcha Night)
Oct 30 - Berlin, DE - ACUD

* w Laser Background

Web Mild High Club / Twitter @mildhighclub

Friday, August 28, 2015

Enjoy an endless summer with the Mild High Club


Enjoy an endless summer with the Mild High Club

Enjoy an endless summer with the Mild High Club

Illustration by Rikky @FreeWeeed

Mild High Club is on tour forever, but the album Timeline comes out September 18.

08-28 Oakand, CA - TBD
08-29 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop ^
08-30 Arcata, CA - Richard's Goat Tavern
08.31 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
09-01 Vancouver, BC - Bitmore Cabaret ^
09-02 Seattle, WA - Highline
09-03 Missoula, MT - Stage 112 ^
09-05 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry ^
09-06 Chicago, IL - Subterranean ^
09-08 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
09-09 Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR *
09-10 Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge *
09-11 Asheville, NC - Tiger Mountain *
09-12 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Fest *
09-13 Baltimore, MD - TBD *
09-14 Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA *
09-15 Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn *
09-16 Boston, MA - Out Of The Blue *
09-17 Portland, ME - Empire *
09-18 Burlington, VT - Monkey House
09-19 Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal
09-22 Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
09-23 Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Lodge
09-24 Cleveland, OH - 17th St Warehouse
09-25 Detroit, MI - Elijah's
09-26 Bloomington, IN - Blockhouse
09-27 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Fest
09-29 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
09-30 Sioux Falls, SD - Total Drag
10-1 Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge
10-2 Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis
10-3 Colorado Springs, CO - Flux Capacitor

^ w King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
* w Laser Background

Web Mild High Club / Twitter @mildhighclub

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dam-Funk Tour Dates


Dam-Funk Tour Dates

DAM-FUNK TOUR DATES 2015

Fri, Sep. 4: San Diego - The Casbah
Sat, Sep. 5: Los Angeles - Teragram Ballroom 
Sun, Sep. 6: San Francisco - The Independent 
Tue, Sep. 8: Portland - Doug Fir 
Thr, Sep. 9: Vancouver, BC - Venue 
Sat, Sep. 12: Jackson, WY - Pink Garter 
Sun, Sep. 13: Salt Lake City - Urban Lounge 
Tue, Sep. 15: Denver - Cervantes 

Thr, Sep. 17: Amman, Jordan - Canvas (*Dam-Funk Solo/DJ)
Fri, Sep. 18: Dubai, UAE - Majestic Hotel (*Dam-Funk Solo/DJ)

Fri, Oct. 9: Milan, Italy - Biko
Sat, Oct. 10: Bologna, Italy - Robot Festival
Tue, Oct. 13: Poznan, Poland - Projekt LAB
Wed, Oct. 14: Warsaw, Poland - Milosc
Thr, Oct. 15: Sofia, Bulgaria - Reelfeel @ Studio Orpheus
Fri, Oct. 16: Gent, Belgium - Democrazy @ kerk
Sat, Oct. 17: Amsterdam - Dance Event @ Disco Dolly (DJ Set)
Tue, Oct. 20 - London - XOYO
Thr, Oct. 22: Dublin - Sugar Club
Fri, Oct. 23: Bristol, UK - Simple Things @ Lantern, Colston Hall
Sat, Oct. 24: Paris - Bellevilloise
Sun, Oct. 25: Basel, CH - Kaserne im Exil @ Union
Wed, Oct. 28: Berlin - Gretchen
Thr, Oct. 29: Cologne - Roxy
Fri, Oct. 30: Pandora, Utrecht - Catch
Sat, Oct. 31: Hamburg - Uberjazz Festival

Tus, Nov. 17: Tokyo, Japan - Billboard Live
Thr, Nov. 19: Osaka, Japan - Billboard Live

On the web: Dam-Funk / @DaMFunK

Dam-Funk / LA Record / Invite the Light L.A. release party


Dam-Funk / LA Record / Invite the Light L.A. release party

Dam-Funk / LA Record / Invite the Light L.A. release party

Dam-Funk graces the cover of the local favorite music mag, LA Record for their Fall 2015 issue.  

As appropriate to Dam-Funk's well-known Gemini nature, the new Invite The Light is an album of two halves-the first an exploration of the light and the sky, climaxing on the Flea / Computer Jay / Dam collab "Floating On Air," and the second a strapped-for-battle fight for survival on the dirty surface of the Earth, announced by the crushing "HowUGonFuckAroundAndChooseABusta?" (And exploded by the merciless "Hunt And Murder of Lucifer," too.) Guests like Snoop Dogg, Jody Watley, Q-Tip, Ariel Pink, Leon Sylvers III and IV and more slide through The Light, which begins and ends with underground-radio-style stay-strong messages from funk legend Junie Morrison, and which takes everything you recognize as the sound (and soul) of Dam-Funk and reveals new vision and power. If his 2009 debut Toeachizown demonstrated everything Dam could do, The Light demonstrates everything Dam is: it's a focused and intensely personal album as it glides from bright to night, with long moments where the bleakness and the beauty dissolve into the same fundamental thing. On Invite The Light and in this interview, too, Dam reveals himself as an artist aiming for the horizon instead of just for the hit-he's the kind of musician who always wants to go a little further. He speaks now about freedom, healing and how there might be just one more Dam-Funk record left. - intro by Chris Ziegler from LA Record Fall 2015

Invite the Light comes out Sep. 4th. On the 5th, Dam-Funk & Nite Jewel will perform at the Los Angeles release party for the album at Telegraph Ballroom. This is an all-ages event. Grab tickets here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NxWorries - "Suede" - official music video


NxWorries - "Suede" - official music video

NxWorries -

AP & Knx back stage in NYC. Photo by Maxwell Schiano.

Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge are working together as NxWorries. They debuted with the single “Suede” last spring. Here is the music video, directed by Calmatic.

Anderson .Paak is “The L.A. Savant All Over Dr. Dre's New Album” to quote the wise folks at Fader. The singer is featured on Dre’s Compton, but his own credits go beyond vocalist – songwriter, drummer, live performer and producer, whose music formed much of Watsky’s All You Can Do (2014).

Knxwledge is a prolific hip-hop beat maker from Los Angeles whose record Hud Dreems we released this year. His production credits include tracks for Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badbutt, Sandman, and a few other lucky collaborators.

NxWorries are working on a full-length album for Stones Throw Records, and are currently on tour with Earl Sweatshirt.

U.S. TOUR DATES – NXWORRIES WITH EARL SWEATSHIRT:

Aug 25: Baltimore @ Rams Head Live
Aug 28: Asheville @ Orange Peel
Aug 29: Raleigh @ The Ritz
Sep 1: Tampa @ Orpheum
Sep 2: Miami @ Grand Central Live
Sep 3: Orlando @ Venue 578
Sep 6: New Haven @ Toad's Place
Sep 11: Birmingham @ Iron City
Sep 12: New Orleans @ Republic
Sep 13: Jacksonville @ Mavericks
Sep 15: Nashville @ Marathon Music Works
Sep 16: Pensacola @ Vinyl Music Hall
Sep 19: Atlanta @ Masquerage

Friday, August 21, 2015

DAM-FUNK SYNTH SALE. LOS ANGELES, 8/22 ONE DAY ONLY.


DAM-FUNK SYNTH SALE. LOS ANGELES, 8/22 ONE DAY ONLY.

DAM-FUNK SYNTH SALE. LOS ANGELES, 8/22 ONE DAY ONLY.

We're making the most out of the last days if summer and getting ready for this Dam-Funk album release.  Here's what we're doing on Saturday, and we hope you'll come through. 

DAM-FUNK SYNTH SALE
1-DAY-ONLY
Saturday, August 22, 3-5 PM
5609 N. Figueroa St, Los Angeles (in the alley)

Dam-Funk will be selling synths out of his car. Vinyl copies of his new album Invite the Light will also be for sale. If you've pre-ordered the album, come by and pick it up early. If u don’t need a synth, come through and hear the album.

Drinks will not be available, but our friends at Amigo's Liquor on Figueroa St can help you out with that.

Music. Sunshine. Synths. What more could anyone ask for?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Peanut Butter Wolf, BreakBeat Lou To Perform At Banksy Theme Park Dismaland


Peanut Butter Wolf, BreakBeat Lou To Perform At Banksy Theme Park Dismaland

Peanut Butter Wolf, BreakBeat Lou To Perform At Banksy Theme Park Dismaland

Banksy opened his Dismaland attraction at a derelict seafront lido in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset this morning. The theme park, which also features work by Damien Hirst and The KLF’s Jimmy Cauty, will be open for five weeks offering fun and games for all the family on the Grim Reaper Dodgem, Water Cannon Creek, Pocket Money Loans and the Jeffrey Archer Memorial Fire Pit, among other attractions.

Every Friday night visitors can enjoy a live show with some less depressing entertainment, kicking off on August 28 with Peanut Butter Wolf, Breakbeat Lou and DJ Yoda. Run The Jewels, Sleaford Mods, Savages, Kate Tempest, Pussy Riot and Massive Attack are also slated to play.

Dismaland is open everyday from August 22 – September 27, 11am – 11pm. Admission £3, free for the under-fives.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Video: Dam-Funk's record collection


Video: Dam-Funk's record collection

Video: Dam-Funk's record collection

Boilerroom joins Dam-Funk inside the modern funk pioneer's west Los Angeles pad for an exclusive look at his record collection. What follows is 80 minutes of pure funk, disco and boogie bliss.

Dam's own album Invite the Light will join the collection on Sep. 4.

DAM-FUNK TOUR DATES 2015

Fri, Sep. 4: San Diego - The Casbah
Sat, Sep. 5: Los Angeles - Teragram Ballroom 
Sun, Sep. 6: San Francisco - The Independent 
Tue, Sep. 8: Portland - Doug Fir 
Thr, Sep. 9: Vancouver, BC - Venue 
Sat, Sep. 12: Jackson, WY - Pink Garter 
Sun, Sep. 13: Salt Lake City - Urban Lounge 
Tue, Sep. 15: Denver - Cervantes 

boilerroom.tv | http://ift.tt/TPOmGf

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Stones Throw Podcast 93 - Ultimate 45s by BreakBeat Lou


Stones Throw Podcast 93 - Ultimate 45s by BreakBeat Lou

Stones Throw Podcast 93 - Ultimate 45s by BreakBeat Lou

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iTunes | STONES THROW PODCAST #93 BREAKBEAT LOU

We couldn't let the summer end without a new Stones Throw podcast. This is a mix of funk & soul 45s, mixed live by Louis "BreakBeat Lou" Flores, creator of the Ultimate Breaks and Beats compilation series (1986-1991, Street Beat Records).

Lou is traveling to Europe for the very first time, for a few shows with Peanut Butter Wolf. The two will each spin all-45, 7-inch single DJ sets.

Aug. 20: BreakBeat Lou, PB Wolf in London at Jazz Cafe
Aug. 21: BreakBeat Lou, PB Wolf in Stafford at V Festival
Aug. 23: BreakBeat Lou, PB Wolf in Chelmsford at V Festival
Aug. 24: BreakBeat Lou, PB Wolf in Manchester at Sound Control Fest

Also check out Stones Throw Podcast 87: Ultimate Breaks & Beats Mix by BreakBeat Lou

Friday, August 14, 2015

Peanut Butter Wolf's cover of "Boyz in the Hood" from 1987


Peanut Butter Wolf's cover of "Boyz in the Hood" from 1987

  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • August 14, 2015

In 1987, I had just graduated high school and moved from San Jose to Long Beach, CA for college. I chose Long Beach State because I assumed it would be a party school since it had 'beach' in the name. My parents helped me move all my belongings which were my clothes, 2 turntables, a mixer, speakers, an amp and probably around 10 crates of records. I was into hip hop, but wore vintage clothes from thrift stores and had a mushroom haircut so wasn't really accepted by the other college students who never understood me. So I was a loner who pretty much stayed in my dorm room and made music all the time. I remember saving my money once I got there and eventually bought a 4-track recorder and a Casio drum machine that had 4 pads, each with a split second of sample time. I got the drum machine used for like $300 and was very excited. Next step was to find a rapper so I put an ad in the paper. I said my influences were Schoolly D, Just Ice, Scott La Rock, and Ultramagnetic MCs. 'Hardcore rap.' That's how I found Spunky Spunk Dogg, a Cholo rapper from Long Beach. A few years later when Snoop Doggy Dogg came outta Long Beach, I wondered if he knew Spunky Spunk Dogg, but that's another story. Spunky had more tattoos than I had ever seen on a human, especially for 1988 and I was always kinda afraid of rolling with him cuz I didn't really know his background, but he always treated me with respect and admiration. I made the beats and did the cuts. This recording is the only one I have with him from back then and we performed outside at the backyard of a BBQ on a Sunday afternoon for an audience of around 15-20 people. We did around 5 or 6 original songs we had made and 1 cover and for the cover, we chose the biggest rap song in LA at the time. My turntable kept skipping as it wasn't a 1200 and nobody even really cheered. I don't even recall people really paying attention, but we were having fun and it was our first and last show together as a group. This was in the summer of '88, and soon after, I moved back to San Jose, where I eventually met Charizma and started all over again. -- PBW 8/14/2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday to the Late Great Malcolm X

Today Malcolm X would be 90 years old. Take a look at his life throughout the years.

“You don’t have a peaceful revolution. You don’t have a turn-the-cheek revolution. There’s no such thing as a nonviolent revolution.”
—Malcolm X

Malcolm X Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)
Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell 1987

Malcolm X 1968


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