Delicious Vinyl will be dropping Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark’s collaborative LP on September 9th. We were lucky enough to get the sneak peak here at Beat Swap Meet and I must say both sides of this 45″ are DOPE!

Now this is the record you wish for as a true fan of west coast 90′s era hip hop. On this one 45″ you got Slimkid3 of the Pharcyde, DJ Nu-Mark of J5, Del of the Hieroglyphics, and Murs of the Living Legends. Cant wait for the LP!

peep the behind the scenes video found on the Delicious Vinyl site.


Originals Vinyl “The single source for all your vinyl collection needs.”

Keep your collection clean! go to for more info.


Acrylick Clothing is the new sponsor of BSM LA’s Open Cut Session.  Make sure to stop by the booth and check out the cuts.  Hosted by DJ Jawa.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings present Saun & Starr aka the Dapettes on Daptone Records.

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At first listen to “Hot Shots”, it’s obviously a genuine piece of music from the era of soul. When Saun & Starr’s voices hit your ears, it’s just confirmation. Actually, Saun & Starr are the Dapettes, the unfailing voices backing Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.

Giving away a copy of the brand new 7″ of “Hot Shot” on Beat Swap Meet Radio podcast at
Get your name placed into the raffle by listening to the show.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday morning.

Listen to “Hot Shot” here:

On September 1st, the world’s only travelling record swap will be in Oakland during Hiero Day.  That’s right. Beat Swap Meet Bay Area will be held at Hiero Day.


For those who don’t know, the city of Oakland closes down streets in the city to accomodate for this “day to celebrate independent hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics & Independent Music Everywhere!”

Beat Swap Meet is honored to be collaborating with one of our favorite and well-respected groups in Hip Hop music. Was also flattered to get a drop from “Tajai of the mighty Souls of Mischief crew” on last week’s Beat Swap Meet Radio podcast. Listen at

Performances by such purveyors of dopeness as: Goapele, Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh, Fashawn, Mystik Journeymen, Mistah FAB, etc., and not to mention a performance by the gracious hosts: Hieroglyphics themselves.





Discogs and Grimy! bring you Crate Diggers Portland this weekend. August 23rd 12pm-6pm at the White Owl Social Club to be exact.


We all know and respect Discogs for their valuable information and price regulation of the record world, but we’ve yet to see their physical presence. Wait no longer. Discogs has teamed up with Grimy! to present Crate Diggers Portland where a slew of Discogs users will be selling records. Leading up to the event Discogs has been “spotlighting some of our vendors to give you a taste of what to expect.”
See some of the featured vendors such as Cocoe, Luke Buser, Discourage Records, Jump Jump Records, Jed Bindeman, and more here:

From the fb event invite:
“If you LOVE VINYL like we do,
then you don’t want to miss this.

Crate Diggers Record Fair
Presented by Discogs & Grimy!

A beautiful daytime gathering to share our love of vinyl and music with the PDX community. Featuring over 30+ NW record vendors and music by some of Portland’s finest deejays.

(If you are interested in participating as a vendor please contact for additional information.) Spaces are limited.”

DJ Set times are as follows:
11:30-12:00 DJ Sacrilicious
12:00-12:45 Ryan Organ
12:45-1:30 Tom Mitchell
1:30-2:15 Cee White
2:15-3:00 Survival Skills
3:00-3:45 Boogie Nite
3:45-4:30 DJ Roane
4:30-5:15 Christian Science
5:15-6:00 Richie Staxx

Then stick around afterwards for the free After Party from 8pm – 2am with:
- Dam Funk
- Zernell
- Supreme La Rock
- JT Donaldson


Go dig for audio gold in the pacific northwest this weekend with Discogs.

The 80′s “Prophet of Soul” Howard Johnson keeps it movin. You know him for his classic boogie record “So Fine”.

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Since the first album featured on his discography: Niteflyte 1 in 1979, to being Vice President & Production Coordinator of Lifestyle Records with Dana Dane and Battlecat, and a load of other achievements, Howard Johnson hasn’t slowed down yet. With his most recent release Jet Black Cassanova in 2013, HoJo still tours with the best of em.

Catch him at the Funk Freaks’ I Am The Funk Tour this Thursday – Sunday.



Got beats?  Do you love rocking the mpc or sp1200?  Are you an analog girl in a digital world?  Do have a passion for music?  Of course you do.  One things that separates the Beat Swap Meet from other record shows is the producer showcase.  We’ve been blessed to have such artists as Thes One, Shafiq Husayn, Ayatolla, Dibia$e, Cazal Organism, and many others.  The other thing that makes the producer showcase unique compared to others is the fact that it is all hardware no software.  Old school son.  We are looking for the next generation of producers to participate in our producer showcase.  Kids still make beats right?  They know you can make music without a laptop right?  We have no idea.  There are a whole new generation of DJs so naturally there has to be a whole new generation of producers.  If you produce music and are 21 and under we have one spot available for the next producer showcase at the upcoming Beat Swap Meet on Sept 14th.  Send your music to  Beats must be submitted by September 3rd.




Laadies and gentlemen!

In this corner; the voice of the people, human rights activist, Afrobeat pioneer: Fela Kuti.

And in this corner; weighing in with number one single after number one single, Papa’s got a brand new bag in this man’s man’s world. The Godfather of Soul himself: James Brown.

JRocc and Rich Medina will be playing the best of Fela Kuti and James Brown at What the Funk?! this Friday at Echoplex.


Oh yeah and both artists have movies out about them in theaters now: “Finding Fela” and “Get On Up”.

You can win tickets to What The Funk?! by listening to the brand new episode of the Beat Swap Meet Radio podcast that just went up this morning. Listen now at



Beat Swap Meet now has a voice in the form of a weekly podcast: Beat Swap Meet Radio hosted by DJ Dirty Soap.

Here are 5 things to know about the voice behind the selections.


1. Former high school teacher in Oakland
2. Lived in 6 different countries (Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hawaii, Oakland, LA)
3. Started DJing while working on my 2nd Master’s degree in equity and social justice in education
4. Musical interests: soul, world music, hip hop
5. KTUH Radio host Honolulu

Tune in every week for a new episode.  Free giveaways every week.  This week BSM Radio gives away tickets to Fela Kuti vs. James Brown at Echoplex with J-Rocc and Rich Medina.


Answer: The National formed in Cincinatti, OH and relocated to Brooklyn. Reflection Eternal member Hi-Tek is from the Natti and Talib Kweli is from Brooklyn of course.

You will also catch indie rock Brooklynatti residents at the First City Festival along with a huge lineup this weekend.

Feeling this song right here. “Graceless” Here’s the music video



With the release of Morning Phase, it’s clear to see Beck as one of LA’s great contemporary singer-songwriters. Hear Beck talking about Morning Phase on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” Beck first hit the MTV generation in the 90′s with an obvious affinity for Hip Hop. “Where It’s At” made that pretty clear. Beck had “two turntables and a microphone” so I, personally, was ready to listen. Ever since then, I’ve always respected Beck’s musical versatility. Morning Phase continues his tradition of free reign on genre and still captivates early listeners. Here’s the new music video for “Heart Is A Drum” off Morning Phase:

Beck will be headlining First City Festival this weekend… Performance art to commence.



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