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For the first time in over six years, Squarepusher will grace a U.S. stage.  Set to headline the Regent Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles on April 13th 2015, the electronic virtuoso is back with an arsenal of melodic, aggressive, electronics.   Through the use of live bass playing and heavy beat manipulation, his live stage show is an evening of pleasant unpredictability.  Standing tall on a foundation of 12 full-length  vinyl releases and numerous limited 12” singles, the Squarepusher sound spans multiple music genres while pushing all previous clichés out of the way in the process.  In one his latest efforts Squarepusher teams up with Japanese Robotics genius Z-Machines to bring us; “Music For Robots.” Making music using instrument playing Robots has always fascinated Squarepusher. While people have always assumed that emotionally powerful music must come directly from a human hand, Squarepusher disagrees with this notion and loves to prove the world wrong in the process. The result is a unique album takes listeners down the path of charming melodies intertwined with intricate beat patterns. The concept here was to create diverse patterns that are physically impossible for even the most skilled humans to perform. The scene is set to life by a 22-armed drumming robot and a guitar-playing robot with the equivalent of 78 fingers.  Although Tom “Squarepusher” Jenkinson is most recognized for making manic, schizoid, experimental drum ‘n’ bass with a heavy progressive jazz influence, “Music For Robots” is an extreme opposite that takes listener to the other end of the music spectrum. To see these magnificent Robots come to life through the breath of music is almost unbelievable.

 

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Jenkinson grew up listening to jazz and dub greats like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Art Blakey. The son of a jazz drummer, Jenkinson followed in his father’s footsteps, playing bass and drums in high school. He was later introduced to electronic music through experimental electro-techno artists such Carl Craig and LFO.  Jenkinson soon began creating breakbeat techno, post-bop avant-garde and progressive jazz. Critical acclaim  Jenkinson’s work peaked with 1998′s Music Is Rotted One Note, for which he became a one-man fusion group — multi-tracking himself playing drums, bass, and keyboards. The song “My Sound” displays the heavy Jazz influence in Jenkinson life while at the same time throwing in huge chunks of the electronic influenced portions of his life. A gorgeous recipe that listener continued to feed on for over a decade.

In 2015 Squarepusher hits us with his new full length, “Damogen Furies.” Set with a release date of April 21st 2015, the world’s anticipation is building exponentially. For this project Jenkinson returns to his music is math form of sound bending. Heavy glitch electronics with drum ‘n’ bass influenced beat patterns; Squarepusher has returned to the essence of exactly why the world fell in love with his sound. With strategically placed aggressive soundscapes, this album is well composed and yet another genius release from the electronic mastermind.  In previewing the song “Rayc Fire 2,” it is clear that Jenkinson is comfortable in this music space. He lets beat patterns play for mere seconds before they are destroyed under a dense wave of filtered distortion and low frequency oscillation. Audio waveforms change with unpredictable variation several times before the track even hits its mid-point. As a result of this diverse method, each track is filled with an enormous amount of audio twists and turns as the listener travels down this steep sonic path. So whether or not this musical style is your forte, one thing is clear. This April 13th, 2015 at The Regent Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, Squarepusher is not to be missed.

 

-DJ Early Worm

 

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A focused multi-dimensional “post-genre” based artist from South Chicago. Radius started crafting beats in 2001. After producing tracks for local rappers, he began to further hone his skills as a producer/live performance artist; by winning in Chicago area beat battles and later performing in various hiphop & electronic showcases with the Moment Sound Crew (Garo, Lokua & Slava). Known for his improv live pa/beat sets; which range from a wide variety of tempos & sounds, highly inspired by his hiphop, jazz & house music roots, due to his Chicago upbringing. He has rocked alongside noteworthy artists including; Daedelus, Dj Shadow, Oddisee, Blu & Exile, Eliot Lipp, The Opus, Thavius Beck, Jeremiah Jae, Mono/Poly, Maker, Dj Houseshoes, & Guilty Simpson. Notable live showcases include Dublab, B-Real TV, Stop Biting Lo-Fi in Seattle, The Beat Swap Meet, Beat Cinema & The Low End Theory in Los Angeles.

His debut full length release ‘Neighborhood Suicide’ in 2008 on The Secret Life of Sound Label (Chicago), was well received in addition to ‘Radiushead’ his free Radiohead remix EP released that same year. In 2009 two limited independent projects, Scatterbrain Tapes Vol. 1 on Plustapes a local Chicago cassette based label and custom limited CD release ‘Etc…’ on Grittygoat based in NYC were released. These appearances led to mentions in Remix magazine, The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Tribune, Pot Holes In My Blog, The Amoeba Records Blog and an interview on the Frank 151 blog. He is cofounding member of two groups; LAGOS (w/ Leo 123 of Dark Party) and Beyond Luck (w/ Dj Moppy). He is currently promoting a new digital album; “Time Travel Is Real (A Prelude To Japan…) and a 7″ release; “Infinite Roots Vol. 1 from his imprint; ETC Records.

Be sure to click on this link  to see how you can contribute to making his first official full length vinyl release a reality. We promise you won’t regret it.

 

 

-DJ 671

 

 

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The world’s only traveling record show hits the road again this April 2015.

Beat Swap Meet Dallas,
SATURDAY AFTERNOON <> APRIL 4TH

Join us for an afternoon with your family & friends … and a bunch of music you can touch.

Beat Swap Meet is a celebration of vinyl culture – records, and everything inspired by them.

B E A T
S W A P
M E E T
D A L L A S
No.3

A handful of Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over Dallas,

Buy Sell & Trade:
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Soul, and World 12′s LP’s & 45′s on VINYL.

DJ’s spin selections from their record collections:

+ Artists selling their own clothing, art, music & more

alllll going down…

12noon-5pm
Entrance: $3 w/ Canned Good
All Ages | Casual Drinking for the 21+
Questions? Info@beatswapmeet.com

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Join us for an afternoon with your family & friends, diggin’ in the crates & listening to quality grooves.

Sunday afternoon,
March 29th, 2015.

Entrance is Free w/ Canned Good. Canned goods are donated to our local homeless communities. 

B E A T 
S W A P 
M E E T 
Chicago – No.9 

Beat Swap Meet is a Celebration of Vinyl Culture – Records, and Everything Inspired by them.

A handful of Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over Chicago,

Buy Sell & Trade:
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, New Wave, Psych, Punk, Rap, Rock, Soul, and World 12′s LP’s & 45′s on VINYL.

DJ’s sets by:
Constance K, Erica Kane, FunkyMama, Pia Son, Rebel Betty, & more TBA.

- THE PRODUCER INVITE -
All Hardware, No Laptops, No CD’s

INDIGO HIGH
(Push Beats/Scenic Rhythms)

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all going down…

12noon-5pm
Entrance is Free w/ Canned Good
All Ages (must be accompanied by an adult)
Casual Drinking for the 21+
Vendor Questions? Info@beatswapmeet.com

Follow us:
www.Facebook.com/BeatSwapMeetChicago

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The world’s only traveling record show returns to Downtown Santa Ana’s East End this March. 

B E A T
S W A P
M E E T

O R A N G E
C O U N T Y
No.2 

Saturday March 7th, 2015

Featuring Invited Record Collectors, Labels, Shops, & Private Dealers from all over Southern California (OC, IE, LA, & SD).

Buy Sell Trade
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul, & World 12″, LP’s, & 45′s on VINYL.

DJ sets by:
Abel, AC The PD, Early Worm, E-Spinfiniti, ETTA, Feeding A Mood, Funk Freaks, Issue One, Jawa, Listen Recovery, Luman, Michelle Q, Millhouse, Rewind Thirstdayz Crew, Shawn Soulfunky Drew, Smoke1, Steve the Gent, Yellow Black Bird, 671 & many others TBA.

RECORD SHOW
LIVE PERFORMANCES
PRODUCER INVITE
B-BOY COMPETITION
OPEN CUT SESSION
VENDOR VILLAGE
CUSTOM CAR SHOW
ART EXHIBIT
CRAFT BREW

Performances by:

BORN ALLAH feat. LUCKYIAM & J-RO
(Church of Hip Hop & Financial Prosperity Records)

ALEX SANTOS QUINTET

Producer Invite: Aspect One, Chapter3 & others TBA

Hosted by: L.Scatter (Zulu Nation, Project Blowed)

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Invited artists, designers, shops, labels & entrepreneurs showcasing their own brands: Bus Mobbers vs Stealth LA, Church of Hip Hop & Financial Prosperity, City Mind Funk, The Deuce, DwnTwn, Fat Beats, Fortified Gear, Funk Freaks, Graphic Villain, Grits N Soul, Hasta Muerte, Houzz Party Clothing, jbBop Records, LeeLee Jewels, LiHai, Listen Clothing, Santa Ana Spin, Stoney Brooks Clothing, Two Tree Designs, Ubiquity Records, Vinyl Junkies, Wax Addict, Werd Clothing, Wild Style Technicians, & many others TBA

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“Rock City” B-boy Competition:
https://www.facebook.com/events/791142190964479/

Sponsored by:
EastEndSantaAna.com
Downtown-SantaAna.com

Co-Sponsored by:
DwntwnOnline.com
RunTheDeuce.com
HastaMuerte.com

All ages
Free w/ canned good
Casual drinking for the 21+

Vendor questions?
Info@beatswapmeet.com

 

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The world’s only traveling record show hits the road again this January 2015. 

Beat Swap Meet returns to Dallas,
SUNDAY AFTERNOON <> JANUARY 25TH

Join us for an afternoon with your family & friends … and a bunch of music you can touch.

Beat Swap Meet is a celebration of vinyl culture – records, and everything inspired by them.

B E A T
S W A P
M E E T
D A L L A S
No.2

A handful of Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over Dallas,

Buy Sell & Trade:
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Soul, and World 12′s LP’s & 45′s on VINYL.

DJ’s spin selections from their record collections.
(line up TBA)

+ Artists selling their own clothing, art, music & more

alllll going down…

12noon-5pm
Entrance: $3 w/ Canned Good
All Ages | Casual Drinking for the 21+
Questions? Info@beatswapmeet.com

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The world’s only traveling record show hits the road again this January 2015. FIRST STOP: Phoenix, Arizona 

Sponsored by:
www.Discogs.com

Beat Swap Meet returns to Downtown Phoenix, 
SUNDAY AFTERNOON <> JANUARY 18TH

Join us for an afternoon with your family & friends … and a bunch of music you can touch. 

Beat Swap Meet is a celebration of vinyl culture – records, and everything inspired by them. 

B E A T
S W A P
M E E T
P H O E N I X
No.5

A handful of Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over Arizona & California,

Buy Sell & Trade:
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Psych, Punk, Rap, Rock, Soul, and World 12′s LP’s & 45′s on VINYL.

DJ’s spin selections from their record collections:
Angelica, Bigg Donn, Cocoe, Darrell D, Dela, Djentrification, Element, Ian Frost, Rani G, Ry Toast, Senbad, 671, Tomohawk Bang, Tranzo, & Zernell

Beat set by,
WAVEFORMANALOGRESEARCH

+ Artists selling their own clothing, art, music & more

alllll going down…

12noon-6pm
Entrance: $3 w/ Canned Good
All Ages | Casual Drinking for the 21+
Questions? Info@beatswapmeet.com

Official After Party:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1426302244296993/

Hey friends and family be sure to join us this Sunday Dec 14th for NO CORPORATE CHRISTMAS.

We will be at a new location called the Container Yard in Little Tokyo and we think you will like it.

Entrance is FREE with a canned good and $5 without.

 

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Buyepongo is a classic story of friends coming together out of their passion for creating, learning, and playing music. From back yard barbecues to late night garage jam sessions. These friends found themselves improvising hours on end utilizing all their musical influences. So in-tuned with one another the idea of forming a band was a natural progression.

Growing up as young Latinos in Southern California, Buyepongo were not only exposed to the music of their culture, they were also exposed to music of the time. From sample driven underground hip-hop to classic reggae to jazz and funk. Buyepongo have explored many worlds of rhythm and sound. “It’s a heavy sound but without the distortion. It’s got a gritty beat but without the vinyl sample, it’s got that classic feel but with a modern twist”, states a loyal fan.
With deep roots in South and Central America, Buyepongo draw heavily from the Latino musical culture. Taking their cues from traditional “roots” music of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Buyepongo create a very vibrant polyrhythmic sound by seamlessly fusing merengue, punta, and cumbia. The group’s pulse and power is built around the drum and guacharaca (pronounced: wah cha rah ca) giving them an upbeat tropical flare.
Some members have traveled to other countries to study with musical legends. Other members have been schooled in a traditional setting. Buyepongo as a whole contribute years of rigorous practice and dedication to their musicianship. They have taken all their influences and carefully honed in on their craft.

The group has shared the stage with both local and international touring acts including; Quantic (UK), Ondatropica(Colombia), Ozomatli(US), Booker T(US), Celso Piña(Mexico), Os Mutantes(Brazil), Sister Nancy(Jamaica), Dead Prez(US), Cut Chemist(US), Beatnuts(US), Sharon Jones and the Keystones(US), Antibalas(US) and Punta Cartel(Honduras). Buyepongo is an infectious sonic explosion of blaring horns and syncopated accordion licks. Tight booming bass lines transcend you from the inner city, to a sunny island surrounded by a blue ocean. Your soul then succumbs to the slaps of the conga as you become hypnotized by the melodious harmonies being sung.  

Their first vinyl release will officially be released in January 2015 on Soul Fiesta Records, but you can get a sneak at the Beat Swap Meet on Dec 14th..

 

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Moniquea was born in Gary, Indiana and raised in Pasadena, California. She vividly recalls watching her mother rehearse as a lead singer alongside other relatives and friends in the Pasadena-branded group The Roses. As a youth, she was exposed to countless volumes of 70’s soul and the electrified sounds of 80’s R&B, which shaped her sound immeasurably. Today, she counts a wide range of artists as influences, from Deniece Williams and Etta James to Stevie Nicks. Her voice carries two distinct characteristics that play into each other perfectly – A “so-retro-it’s-actually-new” twang that harks back to Evelyn “Champagne” King; the second, a jazzy vibrato that easily evokes the tender, smoky voice of Erykah Badu or even Billie Holiday. Moniquea is vocally equipped to sing contemporary R&B/soul, go the Amy Winehouse route, or bring back the synthy, dance-friendly sound of 80’s boogie funk – her current musical direction.

No stranger to the spotlight, Moniquea solidified her local presence by singing at Pasadena’s world-famous Rose Bowl at only 15 years old. Quickly moving past hometown boundaries, she went on to open for Westside Connection during the height of their success, and has since performed at nearly every reputable venue in LA – The Whisky, The Roxy, Viper Room, Cinespace, and more. She has also twice performed at the annual Taste Of Soul festival, and the Kingfest at Leimert Park, both drawing crowds in the thousands.

After independently releasing her self-titled debut in 2011, Moniquea joined forces with the Crown City Entertainment label to bring her vision of the revamped 80’s sound to life.

 

Be sure to check Moniquea (feat. XL Middleton) live on Dec 14th and to pick up her new album “Yes No Maybe”

 

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Making your mark, that’s what most young ambitious people set out to do. Rising through the ranks to become one of LA’s most talented and recognized artists is no easy task, and PAWZ ONE has done just that. With witty flows, potent lyrics, and vicious rhyme schemes, Pawz has earned the respect of his peers, as well as hip hop veterans and built a reputation as someone who shines in today’s competitive Hip-Hop environment. Confident, truthful, and intelligent, pawz finds balance between that cockiness and consciousness, with an awareness of who he is, where he’s from, and the larger issues at hand. It is this ability to maintain a rigid individualism coupled with a broader understanding that makes pawz one stand out. It is his commitment, passion, and dedication to his craft that drives his success.

Having worked with seasoned producers and artists such as AGALLAH, DJ RHETTMATIC, RAS KASS, RAPPER BIG POOH, TERMANOLOGY, PLANET ASIA and more he’s developed a deeper understanding of crafting songs and a more inept ear for production.

Using a magnetic stage presence cultivated through 100′s of live performances he’s been able to tour on his own and build a growing fan base across the country. performing at such events and festivals as SXSW, VANS WARPED TOUR, SOULSTYCE, SPEAK YOUR MIND MUSIC FEST and more.

Featured in various college news papers, magazines and on blog sites throughout the world he is quickly becoming an artist to watch for hip hop fans new and old.

Remaining humble and hungry are always first in his priorities, participating in charity events and fund raisers he remains close to the community. hoping to leave behind footprints for those perusing their own dreams. he continues to make his mark without any signs of slowing.

Be sure to check him out live at the Beat Swap Meet on Dec 14th and to pick up his new album “Pick Your Poison.”

 

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Soul Scratch is a hard hitting groove machine, built in LA’s San Fernando Valley, on a mission to save the world from mediocrity. In short, this is not your mother’s soul band.

Johnny Chou, Joel Givertz, Adam Greenberg, Matt Reale, Dale Spollett and a host of musicians combine their love of The JB’s, Booker T & the MG’s, Curtis Mayfield, and all 1960-70′s soul. Utilizing rock solid rythmn, soaring horn lines, and silky vocals to creating a uniquely Southern California sound that has become their hallmark.

Currently the group is releasing their first full length effort “Down the Road”, which will be available through all major online outlets as well as Brokencomplex.com on August 19th 2014.

Soul Scratch is rapidly branching out of their LA base on a quest to bring good times, quality get down, and their own special brand of soul to every corner of the country.

Be sure to catch them live at the Beat Swap Meet Dec 14th and to pick up their new album “Down the Road”

 

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