VIDEO: WATCH THE SOUND feat. DJ DYNAMIX (EXCLUSIVE)

The Beat Junkies video series “Watch The Sound” returns, spotlighting on Djs/Turntablists that we like and letting them get busy. This episode, we feature Redbull 3x LA Thre3style Champion, Dj Dynamix of the IF2 crew. Watch him get down as he chops up the Rasco classic song “The Unassited”. You can follow Dynamix on Twitter and IG: @dynamixif2

TONIGHT – 7.20.15: MOTOWN ON MONDAYS LONG BEACH LAUNCH AT THE FEDERAL BAR

Starting tonight (July 20) is the official launch of Motown On Mondays Long Beach at The Federal Bar. If you are familiar with the Motown On Mondays parties, you know what to expect…that soulful Motown era and other music related eras. The rotating Djs for MOM LBC are Icy Ice, Sloepoke, Justpudge, Dubs One, Remark, Phatrick, DDouble, & Jeffcee. For all Long Beach massive & surrounding areas, this is the place to be tonight and every Monday nights!

TONIGHT – JULY 17TH: VS LOS ANGLELES w/ HOUSESHOES & MR. CHOC AT THE COMPLEX

Tonight (July 17th), it’s the return of the monthly soundclash event “VS Los Angeles” at The Complex in Glendale. This month’s special guest is the one & only Houseshoes, in which he will be playing all Dj Premier songs, & our very own Mr. Choc, who will be playing Pete Rock‘s catalogue. Along with residents Dj Nobody & Taurus Scott. It’s a 21 and over event from 9p-2a; $5 all night. This is a night you don’t want to miss!

AUDIO: FINALE – “BITS & PIECES” MIXTAPE (MIXED BY HOUSESHOES)

Detroit representative Finale is prepping up his return to the recording world for his upcoming album “Odds & Ends” on Mello Music Group. But before he drops his album, he drops a dope mixtape to remind the public just how dope he’s is called “Bits & Pieces”, mixed by the one & only Houseshoes. Featuring production by¬†Black Milk, Oddisee, House Shoes, Knxwledge, Waajeed, Nottz, Flying Lotus, and more. Get familiar with Finale‚Äôs work, below, and be sure to cop Odds & Ends on August 14th via Mello Music Group

5 Albums You Slept On (and why you shouldn’t have)

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From years of running Strictly Beats¬†( a benchmark in Instrumental Hip-Hip / Beat Tape sites )¬†and also trying to merge another popular blog that I was a part of HHB ( hip-hop bootleggers ) I’ve been digging music for years online and off. Some of my favorite artists have faded away, while others have stood the test of time and found ways of navigating through the changing music environment. I feel like these 5 albums were really amazing pieces of work that would’ve gone a lot further had the internet been more like it is now. From content to production, delivery and cadence, and the emcees/producers/dj’s involved. These projects definitely had a fair share of quality control and all deserve a second life / resurface. Check them out in their entirety, and tell a friend…


1. Stories About Nothing : Intuition – Los Angeles, CA

2. Stick Figures : Prolyphic & Robust – Chicago & Rhode Island
( Unfortunately I can’t find a full album link but you can purchase it at the link below )

Click Here For Full Album

3. Rhyme Asylum – State Of Lunacy – London, United Kingdom

4. Symbionese Liberation : Third Sight РLos Angeles, CA

5. Force Fed : IDE РNew York, NY

You may also like these posts:
www.beatjunkies.com/how-to-book-better-gigs-more-often/
www.beatjunkies.com/5-artists-you-should-know-july-2015/

-Spiv

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TONIGHT! JULY 15TH: BABU & RHETTMATIC JUDGING THE ASTRO DJ BATTLE (ROUND 4)

TONIGHT!¬†Thursday, July 15th, our very own Babu & Rhettmatic will be guest judges for the “Across The Fader” Dj Battle presented by Astro Sound & Lighting in Glendale. The event is hosted by Dj Prophet and starts at 7pm. We will be selling official Beat Junkie merchandise at the Dj competition. For more info:¬†https://www.astroavl.com/at-astro/across-the-fader

NEW SHOW: TEXAS SCRATCH LEAGUE’S “VIBEROOM” ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO STARTING SAT. JULY 18TH & EVERY 3RD SATURDAYS

The Beat Junkies would like to welcome the Texas Scratch League to the Beat Junkie Radio family. This Saturday (July 18th) & every 3rd Saturdays from 5-7pm PST/7-9pm CST, the Texas Scratch League will air their own show called “Viberoom”. Listen to some of the best Djs/Turntablist get down coming from the Lone Star State. Make sure to download the Dash Radio FREE app on ITunes or Google Play to listen to the show or go to www.dashradio.com and click on the “Beat Junkie Radio” channel to tune in!

AUDIO: THE BEAT SOCIETY LA SHOWCASE (2014) w/ JAKE ONE, MARCO POLO, KEV BROWN, & RHETTMATIC

Peace Everyone….

It’s been a hot minute since I posted up on the Beat Junkies Blog….

just recently found this live recording audio of when I participated in the Beat Society LA Showcase in 2004…listening to this recording had me buggin out and brought back memories. This featured beats by Jake One, Marco Polo, Kev Brown, & yours truly.

Let me backtrack a little…..Some of you might be familar with the Beat Society Producer Showcase, some of you might not. For me personally, this is the one that started it all with the producer showcase genre, in terms of having established & upcoming producers at that time. This showcase was the brainchild from Philly producer extraordinaire Hezekiah along with the help from the indy label Soulspazm. Beat Fanatic head honcho Slopfunkdust was also instrumental in connecting the dots. The event was always hosted by Stef Tataz & Sao. And almost every producer that had a name or just getting a buzz has graced the stage: Kanye West, Nottz, Illmind, Exile, 9th Wonder, B!nk, Oddisee, & many more.

The showcase event would always feature 4 producers playing their beats live off their respected machines, as well as having well known MCs rock over their production, plus a sample challenge round where each producer would have to flip a sample that the committee from the Beat Society has chosen…The event was mostly based in the East Coast, primarily Philidelphia.

In 2003, it was the first time that the Beat Society Showcase ventures out West, specificially Los Angeles at the Knitting Factory. There, they had Dj Khalil, Illmind, Hezekiah, & the Dilated Junkie himself, Dj Babu. I had the honor of spinning music in between. What was also monumental, Dilla & Madlib were in the house chillin in the background peepin out the event.

In 2004, they had another Beat Society LA showcase (again at the Knitting factory), but this time, they asked me to participate as a producer. I was very honored, and to tell you the truth, I was hella nervous. “Why?” you ask? Well, I had to share the stage with some of my favorite producers who happen to be also my friends: Jake One, Marco Polo, & Kev Brown. To be on the same stage as these heavyweights had me shook….haha! I had alot of pressure, (1) because I was repping the hometown and didn’t want to let Los Angeles down and (2) the general public didn’t really know me as a producer; I was known more for being a DJ/Turntablist and I wanted to showcase my production to the public.

When you listen to the audio, you can hear each producer’s individual style and what equipment they were using: Jake had the ASR-10, Marco Polo & Kev Brown had the MPC 2000XL, & me…I had the MPC2000 & the Technics 1200 (yeah, I brought my set up at that time…lol). You can tell I was really nervous…haha. Also, when you listen to the audio, you might be familiar with some of the production that we played that night, especially Jake’s production of De La Soul‘s “Rock KoKane Flow” & WWE’s John Cena‘s wrestling intro song “The Time Is Now”. I played beats that would eventually make onto the Visionaries‘ 4th album “We Are The Ones”.

All in all, I had a great time sharing the stages with these guys, bonding & cracking jokes, & showcasing my beats. And it was a great feeling when my peers who I am a fan of their work gave me my props as a producer that night….that meant alot to me. I am honored to be featured & be part of this historic moment of the Beat Society history.

Bigups to Hezekiah, Jim at Soulspazm, Slopfunkdust, Sao, Stef, Jake, Marco, Kev, Casual, Akrobatik, Mr. Lif, Thearapy aka Paten Locke, Prince Po (Organized Konfusion), Black Silver, OhNo, Dj Romes, Dj Khalil, Chace Infinite, SA-RA, & to the listeners…..enjoy this time capsule moment.

Rhettmatic

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES – “SOUNDCHECK” EP. 10 w/ IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, ANDERSON .PAAK, & BUDGIE (7.7.15)

Speaking of Soundcheck…..here’s the official audio from our show this past Tuesday.

The Beat Junkies present:‚Ä® Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles‚Ä® 7-10PM
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck ep. 10 (7.7.15) w/ Immortal Technique, Anderson .Paak, & Budgie

Dj Rhettmatic set

Moss – Boombastic feat Slum Village
Prhyme – Courtesy (Marco Polo remix)
Bishop Lamont – Mutiny feat. Rich Kidd
Papoose – The Plug
The Black Opera – Sacred Cow
Pete Rock – 90s Class Act
Your Old Droog – Senseless Killin II
Skyzoo – See A Key feat Jadakiss
Heresy – Da Call Out
Pete Rock – Gonna Love You

Special Guest Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique – Industrial Revolution
Chino XL – Arm Yourself feat Immortal Technique & Sick Jacken
Immortal Technique – Positive Balance feat Big Zoo
Immortal Technique -The 3rd World
Immortal Technique – Rebel Armz
Pharoahe Monch – W.A.R feat Immortal Technique
Immortal Technique – Point Of No Return
Immortal Technique – Parole (Evil Genius Remix)
Immortal Technique – Dance With The Devil
Immortal Technique – Lick Shots feat Crooked I & Chino XL
Immortal Technique – Top Of The Food Chain

Dj Babu set

Ghostface Killah – Get The Money
Bilal – Love Over Money feat. Kendrick Lamar
Slum Village – Love Is feat Bilal & Illa J
Czarface – Kaboom feat MF DOOM
Bishop Neru – Somebody Waits

Special Guest Anderson .Paak

Jon Wayne – Green light ft Anderson .Paak
Anderson .Paak – Milk n Honey
Anderson .Paak – Piece On The Glovebox
Anderson .Paak – King Dave

Anderson .Paak – P.Y.P (play your part)
Anderson .Paak – Boom Bap
Anderson .Paak – Celibate
Dj Premier x BMB Spacekid- til its done ft Anderson .Paak
Anderson .Paak – Maps
Anderson .Paak – Get Em Up
Knx x Anderson .Paak – Suede

Dj Babu set 2

Statik Selecta – Top Tier feat Sean P
Pac Div – Roll The Dice
Cormega – No Filter feat Roc Marci
Ghostface Killah – Return Of The Savage feat Raekwon

Special Guest: Budgie
Budgie set

IMAGES: DJ BABU’S & M.SISION BTS PHOTOS OF “SOUNDCHECK” EP. 10 (7.7.15)

If you didn’t know, our very own Dj Babu the Dilated Junkie is a professional amateur photographer. If you follow his IG profile, you know what to expect. The man behind “Instababs” also has a tumblr page. Check out some of his Behind The Scene pictures from our Soundcheck radio show this past Tuesday (7.7.15) with additional pictures from Maricel Sison

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See the rest of the pics here: http://djbabu.tumblr.com/post/123616196491/soundcheck-episode-10-w-immortal-technique?utm_campaign=SharedPost&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=TumblriOS

AUDIO: PETE ROCK – “PETESTRUMENTALS 2” OFFICIAL MIXTAPE BY J.ROCC

Mello Music Group just dropped the Official Mixtape of Pete Rock‘s “Petestrumentals 2”, put together by the our very own J.Rocc aka The Funky President aka Soul Brother #2. Peep the goodness. “Petestrumentals 2” out now!

MUSIC VIDEO: HERESY (MONIE LOVE’S NEW GROUP) – “DA CALL OUT” (Prod by MISTA LAWNGE)

Our good friend J.Rawls‘ record label Polar Entertainment recently signed the legendary Monie Love‘s new group called “Heresy”. The all-female Hip Hop¬†group consists of Carolina Dirty, Dominique LaRue, MyVerse & of course Monie Love. They have an official single/video called “Da Call Out” from their self-titled EP; this song is produced by Black Sheep’s Mista Lounge. Support that quality independent Hip Hop!

THURS. JULY 9TH: KNXWLEDGE “HUD DREAMS” LA RELEASE PARTY w/ PB WOLF, J.ROCC, & SAMIAYM

This Thursday (July 9th), Stones Throw presents the official Knxwledge “Hud Dreams” LA Release Party at¬†Club Bahla in Los Angeles. With special guest DJs: Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf, our very own J.Rocc, & the one & only SamIyam. Doors open 8:30pm…it’s an 18+ event. Come thru, vibe out, & celebrate Knxwledge’s album official release!

TONIGHT (7.5.15): LISTEN TO J.ROCC’S “ADVENTURES IN STEREO” w/ special guest DJ MURO on 90.7FM – KPFK

Tonight is another incredible episode of J.Rocc‘s very own radio show “Adventures In Stereo” on 90.7FM KPFK in LA or www.kpfk.org Worldwide from 10pm-12am PST. This week’s guest is the legendary DJ Muro, the King Of Diggin, all the way from Japan. This is going to be a dope show tonight so don’t miss out & tune in!!

BEAT JUNKIE RADIO WELCOMES VOIDSHIFT RADIO – EVERY SUNDAYS 7-9PM

Beat Junkie Radio would to welcome aboard Voidshift Radio as our 1st official speciality program show outside of the Beat Junkies.

You’re wondering “Who or What is Voidshift Radio?”. Here’s a brief description:

“Voidshift¬†is a beat and rhythms hub of individuals dedicated to music and audio/visual projects that represents the culture around us. The main objective for Voidshift is to share our music, collaborative efforts, and creativity accessible throughout all of the universe.¬†Expression is one of the many qualities that we hold as humans, and through Voidshift, we hope to inspire you to keep expressing your passions no matter what the¬†obstacle”

The collective from Voidshift Radio have been doing their radio show for quite sometime and we’re excited to have them share their wealth & passion of music. ¬†Starting tonight (July 5th) & every Sunday nights, Voidshift Radio will be broadcasting from 7-9pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash Radio.

Here’s a taste of their show….if you like what you hear, please download the FREE Dash Radio App or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com and tune in tonight! Shoutouts to Wave Groove, Erok, & Justpudge.

Voidshift Radio – no.46 – Astronautica, Triton Bloom, Rick G., Dom Prieto, wave Groove by Voidshift Radio on Mixcloud

AUDIO: SOULECTION RADIO #214 w/ DJ CRAZE

Speaking of Dj Craze, our boy got busy as a guest on Soulection Radio on their latest episode #214. We also like to say congratulations to our boy Joe Kay and the whole Soulection crew by taking their radio show to Apple Music‘s “Beats 1” radio station. That’s a big move! It’s still the same thing but on a bigger scale. ¬†But for the meantime, enjoy the sounds.

FRIDAY – JULY 3RD: DO-OVER x SLOW ROAST BBQ AT EGYPTIAN THEATRE (HOLLYWOOD)

Friday, July 3rd, both our good friends Dj Craze & the Do Over crew are joining forces for the Do-Over x Slow Roast BBQ at The Egyptian Theater. What a way to kick off the 4th Of July weekend. With this much power along with surprise special guests, you definitely don’t want to miss this. For more info:¬†http://www.thedoover.net/slowroast/la/index.html

“Whatchawannado?!”

FRIDAY – JULY 3RD: SNAPBACK FRIDAYS w/ DJ ICY ICE, DJ REMARK, DJ ORION + DJ IFTW & DJ MANWELL

Friday, July 3rd, on the night before 4th Of July, it’s another installment of Snapback Fridays at The Federal Bar in Long Beach. This week’s special guests, Snapback LBC welcomes DMC World Supremcy Champion Dj IFTW & DMC Los Angeles Champion Dj Manwell, along with residents Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark, & Dj Orion. If you want to get your groove on & dance to classic Hip Hop & R&B, this is the place to be.

5 Artists You Should Know – July 2015

On the first Wednesday of each month, we’ll be turning the spotlight on five select artists that you should probably know, if you don’t already. While the internet has definitely bridged the gap for aspiring talent¬†to reach new heights and larger audiences faster than ever before. It’s also created a bit of a surplus problem in regards to the quantity of projects not matching the quality expectations¬†that we were once accustomed to. While I won’t say that it’s all bad, ¬†It’s definitely thrown the music industry into a whirlwind and really requires more finesse and strategy than ever to really push your way to the top. That being said, the goal of this section isn’t necessarily to give you deep interviews that talk about your favorite rappers prior charges, drug habits, or executive producers who¬†squandered away their royalties. The goal here is to focus on discovery, exploration, and hopefully to put you up on some talented¬†individuals you’ve missed in the streets and on the web.

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Bisco Smith

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Bisco Smith, is an artist steadily in search of his own personal truth and most raw expression. His aim is to blend his experiences in life with the energy in the moment and create work that moves, questions, and inspires. His work is a blend of graffiti deconstruction, graphic design, and fine art that captures the untamed energy and uncharted environments of street style and expresses a sense of duality, spontaneity, and movement. He is currently living and working in Venice, CA with New York and Miami on the sides. Currently looking for a wall near you.

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For more info, commission pieces, and original work inquiries please contact Bisco by email:  contact@biscosmith.com say the Beat Junkies sent you. You can also find him online at http://www.biscosmith.com

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Aaron Cohen
( Emcee  )
Aaron Cohen is an artist from Seattle, Washington. After graduating high school, Cohen moved to¬†New¬†York and began his¬†music career. Known for his laid back flow and dark yet catchy hooks, Cohen’s lyrics¬†interweave cynical observations of the world and himself.¬†Cohen has previously released mixtapes via Mishka Records as well as Decon/Mass Appeal. Cohen’s music utilizes a wide range of production styles, but tends to lean towards more ambient sounds as displayed on Cohen’s newest release “Home Less.”¬†Cohen has toured in Europe and the United States. He is working on a new untitled¬†EP for release later this year. Cohen is a member of New York City based collective “Inner City Kids.”

Notable collaborations:
Flume, Ryan Hemsworth, A$AP Ty Beats, Tommy Kruise.

A couple weeks ago, a TV station in France called OFIVE TV had some crazy technical difficulty and ended up playing one of his¬†music videos on repeat for four days straight. Obviously, it generated a lot of buzz out there. Here’s the video that got stuck on repeat:

You can hear his new EP “Home-Less” here:¬†¬†https://soundcloud.com/aaron-cohen/sets/home-less-ep¬†and his new video ft. Alexander Spit here:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdXqoRFlLi8

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Henry Canyons

( Emcee )
LA based rapper, Henry Canyons, transcends your typical boundaries of hip-hop identity. The self-described Brooklinite-French-Jew took to music at a young age; from his training as a jazz saxophonist to his teenage years spent in Brooklyn ciphers, his melodic style and bilingual lyrical integrity reflect a diverse musical background. After graduating college, Canyons moved to LA intent on following his passion for the art form. Since then Henry has steadily worked at his craft, putting out several different projects.¬†“the Brooklyn-turned-LA native stays within a lane equal parts humor and quality hip-hop, generating ¬†impeccably delivered lyrics.”¬† Emerging as a new artist on the scene, Paul Thompson of Passion of the Weiss assures listeners that, “Fortunately, the man at the mic has your attention. Canyons casts himself as the young Leo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can‚ÄĒalternately reckless and over-thinking, but with enough inimitable cool to pull it off.” Below is a link to his latest project that features smooth¬†jazzy, boom bap-centric and introspective¬†sounds¬†guaranteed to leave listeners wanting more.

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Zackey Force Funk
( Producer/Singer/DJ )
Zackey Force Funk was born into this wild world in Tucson, AZ in 1974. In and out of prison since the age of 17, ZFF began producing on pirated software his brother gave to him once he had given up a life crime to focus on writing tunes and raising his family.

First discovered by Kutmah back in the golden era of Myspace, Zackey’s signature “Force Funk Sound” swiftly grabbed the attention of a number of formidable producers. Collaborations followed shortly after with the likes of Salva, Lazer Sword, Lorn, Baron Zen, Daedelus and B. Bravo, as well as forming the group Demon Queen with Tobacco. As these tunes were scattered across various labels, finding their homes on their respective collaborator’s projects, ZFF continued to hone his style, delving deeper into the psychedelic future funk realm of which he has created for himself. The fruits of his discipline all add up to his forthcoming debut LP entitled ‘Money Green Viper”, to be released in July of 2014 on LA based collective Hit+Run.

When Zackey Force Funk isn’t robbing banks with baseball bats he’s rocking late night discotheques with soul songs for the armageddon.

Below is a link to his album on Hit+Run called Money Green Viper, which was also released on a limited edition emerald green skin vinyl by his crew.

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NiceGuyxVinny
( Producer / DJ ) 
Vinny is one of those silent but deadly artists’ with extreme versatility in his production. You can tell he thinks about every sequence, sound and sample incorporated into his tracks and isn’t afraid to do something different. These days when the market is flooded with so many repetitive sounds, it’s very refreshing to have guys like this creating more of an abstract mood music to take you through your week. ¬†He’s based out of Long Beach, and also part of the Soulection crew, occasionally you can catch him live in a beat or dj set¬†spreading more of the good vibes throughout dance floors across your city. Modest. Creative. Solid.

Below is what he had to say about his instrumental project titled “Vista” which is also embedded below and available for Name Your Price. Pick it up and support him if you get a chance to.

” Dedicated to & inspired by the people in my life. Each track is named after someone who I feel has made a huge impact on my life & the way I see the world. I got sounds that reminded me of them (favorite songs,movie scenes,etc.) and made tracks from those samples after I would spend time with them..talk to them..or even just think of them. I tried to put whatever emotion I had from those moments into song form. During the time I was making this project I had a lot of things going on with my life..working on these songs helped me get my mind off everything. It was great because I didn’t have to leave my own room to go to another place,all I had to do was close my eyes and listen. It was a fun idea that turned into a whole project that helped me more than I thought it was. I’m happy to share it with you. Much love to anyone who supports my music & all I wish for is to inspire some minds…”

Til Next Time.

-Spiv

NEW MUSIC: THE BLACK OPERA – “SACRED COW”

The Black Opera collective continues to drop joints from solo & group efforts. With TBO members Magestik Legend & Jamall Bufford dropping new material individually, this time the TBO collective joins forces to drop a new group material.¬†In an era where the idea of justice remains in question, these questions linger as well: Who can you trust? Who can you believe in? Those questions apply to “the system” and to rap music in 2015.¬†Sacred Cow is The Black Opera’s way of answering those questions.

NEW MUSIC: FINALE – “JUST DUE” feat. HOMEBOY SANDMAN & MIZ KORONA (PROD. BY ODDISEE)

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve heard new music from the Detroit representative, Finale. He drops a new joint from his new upcoming album “Odds & Ends”, produced entirely by Oddisee, on Mello Music Group. The 1st joint is called “Just Due” featuring NY’s own Homeboy Sandman & fellow Detroiter Miz Korona. If this is an indication on what’s on the new album, we are in for a treat! Album drops August 14th.

TONIGHT 6.26.15: RENEGADES OF RHYTHM VHS RELEASE & SCREENING AT DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT

Los Angeles, tonight (June 26th) is the Dj Shadow/Cut Chemist VHS Release Party & Screening of the “Renegades Of Rhythm” tour at the Downtown Independent in Downtown LA.

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are debuting the movie version of their ‘Renegades Of Rhythm’ live show honoring Afrika Bambaataa, filmed in Oakland last November.¬†The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow.¬† Additionally, guests may choose to purchase a limited edition VHS tape of the movie, which will be on sale at the venue.¬† Advance tickets for the screening are $10 in advance, and may be purchased¬†http://renegades.bpt.me.

VIDEO: UNSUNG – DJ QUIK (FULL EPISODE)

Unsung is a dope music documentary series that features well respected R&B & Hip Hop artists that never really get their just due & focus on their history….kinda like another “Behind The Music” steeze. This particular feature is focused on the legendary West Coast producer Dj Quik. Watch the whole episode. Bigups to TV One & Ego Trip.

TONIGHT – 6.26.15: SNAPBACK FRIDAYS w/ DJ ICY ICE, DJ REMARK, DJ ORION + WELLS P & RUTHLESS RAMSEY

Tonight, Friday June 26th, it’s another installment of Snapback Fridays at The Federal Bar in Long Beach. This week’s guests is Dj Wells P & Dj Ruthless Ramsey along with Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark, & Dj Orion. This is the place to be to hear & dance to classic R&B & Hip Hop if you’re in the 562!

TONIGHT 6.25.15: NIGHTLINE w/ D-STYLES & MELO-D AT THE POT LOBBY BAR

TONIGHT, June 25th is another installment of Nightline at the Pot Lobby Bar, brought to you by The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies. This month’s residents is our very own D-Styles & Melo-D. Free admission from 9pm-1am, 21 & over. Come thru for some good music, drinks, vibes in the heart of Koreatown. Shoutouts to the our main man Chef Roy Choi!

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS SOUNDCHECK EP. 9 w/ DOM KENNEDY & BAD LUCC

The Beat Junkies present:‚Ä® Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles‚Ä® 7-10PM
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 9 (6.23.15) with Dom Kennedy & Bad Lucc

Dj Babu set
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – Get The Money feat Vince Staples
Bilal – Money Over Love feat Kendrick Lamar
Slum Village – Love Is feat Bilal & Illa J
Pete Rock – Heaven & Earth
Black Milk – I Guess
Bilal – Pleasure Toy feat Big K.R.I.T

Jrocc set
Pete Rock – ???
Roc Marci – ???
Krondon God Understand Me feat Shafiq Husein
DaM Funk – Just Ease Your Mind From All Negativity
Starship Connection – Heart Breaker
Tek.Lun – Where I Was Born
Guilty Simpson – Popularity Game feat Elzhi
J-Dilla – Curb Servin instr.

Special Guest Dom Kennedy

Dom Kennedy Medley mix (Dj Babu)
Dom Kennedy – Gold Alpinas feat Rick Ross
Dom Kennedy – We Ball feat Kendrick Lamar
Dom kennedy – 1997
Dom Kennedy – P H (prod by Dj Dahi)
Dom Kennedy – Still Callin
Dom Kennedy – Dream To Me
Dom Kennedy – O.P.M
Dom Kennedy – Daddy
Dom Kennedy – Represent (I like that)
Dom Kennedy Interview
Dom Kennedy – 2 Bad

Dj Babu 2nd set
Frank Nitt – Slippin
Madchild – Devils and Angels
Cormega – No Filter feat Roc Marci
Thundercat – Them Changes feat Kamasi Washington
Camp Lo – Black Jesus
Jay Electronica – Road To Perdition

Special guest: Bad Lucc

Bad Lucc Medley mix (Dj Rhettmatic)
Bad Lucc – Buck, Buck, Buck feat Problem
Dubb Union – Dub You! feat Kurupt & Traci Nelson
Bad Lucc – Amazing feat Problem & Stoney The Dealer
Bad Lucc – Bang Dat Shit
Strong Arm Steady – The Movement (Born Into It remix) feat Bad Lucc
Bad Lucc & Mykestro – The Best
Bad Lucc – Hands Down
Snoop Dogg presents Dubb Union – Western Union feat Bj The Chicago Kid & Daz Dillinger
Bad Lucc – Get Em feat Jay Rock
Bad Lucc – Mr. Officer feat Kay Cola
Bad Lucc – Freestyle Accapella
Bad Lucc – Humiliate

Jrocc 2nd set
JP Morgan – Coming Back JP
Junclassic РNo Realer  feat Maniac
Cazal Organism – Maferefun Oshun/Your Love
Knxwledge – Momma
Krondon – ??
Onra – That’s Me feat Black Milk
Ras G & the African Space Program – Lord of Lords
Alchemist – Bold
Alchemist – Matzik
Freddie Gibbs – Pimp Hand
Common- Nag Champa
NxWorries – Link Up

TONIGHT – 6.23.15: SOUNDCHECK ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO w/ special guests DOM KENNEDY & BAD LUCC

LOS ANGELES & WORLDWIDE! Tonight (June 23rd) is another episode of Soundcheck on Beat Junkie Radio exclusively on Dash Radio. We are LIVE from 7-10pm PST. Our special guests are 2 of West Coast’s Finest: Dom Kennedy & Bad Lucc. You can tune in tonight by downloading the FREE Dash Radio app for ITunes & Android or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

NEW MUSIC: BILAL – “MONEY OVER LOVE” feat. KENDRICK LAMAR (prod. by ADRIAN YOUNGE)

This is the joint people have been waiting to hear. The soul singer was all over Kendrick Lamar‘s “To Pimp A Butterfly” album, so he returns the favor for Bilal‘s new album “In Another Life”, entirely produced by our good friend Adrian Younge. The joint is called “Money Over Love” and this psychodelic jam doesn’t disappoint. In Another Life drops June 30th!

FRIDAY 6.19.15: VS. LOS ANGELES w/ COLEMAN, RHETTMATIC, NOBODY, & TAURUS SCOTT at THE COMPLEX

Friday June 19th is a start of a new monthly residency with Nobody (Low End Theory) & Taurus Scott (Hellfyre Club) called Vs. Los Angeles, a Musical Soundclash where the DJs play music from their favorite music producers/artists. Their first guest is Mochilla‘s own Eric Coleman playing a Madlib set & our very own Rhettmatic playing all Dilla joints. ¬†All happening at the Complex in Glendale. 21+, $5 all night. Come thru for some banging beats!

FRIDAY 6.19.15: SNAPBACK FRIDAYS w/ DJ ICY ICE, DJ REMARK, DJ ORION + DJ NANDO BEATS

Friday June 19th, it’s another installment of Snapback Fridays at The Federal Bar in Long Beach. This week’s guest is Dj Nando Beats along with Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark, & Dj Orion. This is the place to be¬†to hear & dance to classic R&B & Hip Hop if you’re in the 562!

TONIGHT – 6.16.15: OLIVER WANG’S “LEGIONS OF BOOM” BOOK SIGNING/Q&A PANEL at THE ARTFORM STUDIO

TONIGHT, June 6th, author & scholar Oliver Wang aka O-Dub will be having a book signing & Q&A panel at The Artform Studio in Little Tokyo, in honor of his new book “Legions Of Boom: Filipino American Mobile Dj Crews In The Bay Area”. Oliver will be joined with music industry veteran Brian Samson & our very own Rhettmatic for the Q&A panel to talk about the Filipino American Mobile DJ Scenes in the Bay Area & LA, hosted by Dj Kaleem. ¬†It’s a FREE event from 7-10pm. ¬†Come thru to get your copy of the book & learn some history of the Filipino American Mobile Dj scene.

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS SOUNDCHECK EP. 8 (6.9.15) w/ ORIJANUS, MAD SKILLZ, & SEEFOUR

The Beat Junkies present: 
Soundcheck

Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month 
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.

Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 8 w/ Orijanus, Mad Skillz, Seefour (6.9.15)

Dj Rhettmatic set

Pumpkinhead Tribute Mix
Brooklyn Academy feat. Jean Grae – Raise Ya Hands
Immortal Technique – the illest feat. Jean Grae Pumpkinhead
Immortal Technique РPeruvian Cocaine feat Poison Pen & Pumpkinhead 
Pumpkinhead РWack Emcees
Pumpkinhead – Wake Up
Pumpkinhead – Dynamic remix feat Bad Seed
Pumpkinhead – I Just Wanna Rhyme
Pumpkinhead – Anything
Pumpkinhead – Here
Pumpkinhead x Roc Marciano – ???
Pumpkinhead – Authentic
Pumpkinhead – Swordfish
Pumpkinhead – Trifactor feat Superstition & Wordsworth
Pumpkinhead – Relax remix feat J Davey

Special Guest: Orijanus

Quick Orijanus Medley Mix
Losco x Orijanus  РLoscooj
J-Dilla -The $ (Orijanus remix)
Orijanus – Ipanema
Orijanus – Eat
Orijanus – Rick1

Orijanus set

Dj Rhettmatic Set 2
Heresy – Move That Flow
Krondon & Chase N Cashe РLike us feat Freeway
Rick Gonzalez – Hail Mary
Hus Kingpin & SmooVth – Playoffs
Prhyme – Courtesy (Marco Polo remix)
Dert Floyd – Sunday School

Special Guest: Mad Skillz

Mad Skillz Medley Mix
Artifacts – Dynamite Soul feat. Mad Skillz
Mad ‚Ä®Skillz – It’s Going Down
Mad Skillz – Stretch Armstrong Freestyle ‚Ä®#2
Skillz & Bink – Rakim Smile
Skillz – Blow remix
High & Mighty – B-Boy Document
Mad Skillz – Extra Abstract Skillz
Mad Skillz – Nod Factor (Excel edit)
Mad Skillz – Stretch Armstrong Freestyle #1

Mad Skillz DJ Set

Dj Rhettmatic Set 3
Dj Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan – Harder
Czarface – Kaboom feat MF DOOM
Nas – Life’s A Bitch (J.Rocc remix)
Nikobeats – The Picture
Nikobeats – Iamcrazy

Special Guest: SeeFour
SeeFour – Be My Side
SeeFour – Freestyle

J.Rocc Set
Redman – Dunflato
Oh No – Untitled Exclusive
Nameless – Git-Cha-Sum
Tall Black Guy-  Solar Coaster For The People
Black Milk – August slap
The Meters – Hand Clapping Song
Black Milk – Meter Hands
M.O.P РExtended Family (J.Rocc remix)
Dirtydiggs РHenchmen feat Killa Kali
Onra – That’s Me feat Black Milk
NxWorries – Wngs
Black Milk РMary Jane candy beat
Nikobeats РWednesday
Cazal Organism – She Likes The God
Ras G & The African Space Program – Rain

AUDIO: J.ROCC’S “ADVENTURES IN STEREO” RADIO SHOW (6.7.15) w/ special guest: EGYPTIAN LOVER

The Funky President J.Rocc has his very own radio show called “Adventures In Stereo”, every Sundays from 10pm-12am PST on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles. This past Sunday (6.7.15), he had the legendary Egyptian Lover as his studio guest; J (along w/ Rhettmatic) were able to talk with him on early days of DJing, Uncle Jamm’s Army, & his new album “1984”….plus the West Coast Legend was able to get down live on the mix as well gettin busy on the Roland TR-808. ¬†Peep out the goodness!

Adventures In Stereo (6-7-15) with guest THE EGYPTIAN LOVER by Jrocc on Mixcloud

TONIGHT – 6.9.15: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS SOUNDCHECK EP. 8 w/ ORIJANUS, MAD SKILLZ, & SEEFOUR ON DASH RADIO.

Los Angeles & Worldwide….tonight, June 9th, it’s the return of Soundcheck radio show on Beat Junkie Radio exclusively Dash Radio. Tonight’s guests are Soulection‘s own Orijanus, the legendary Mad Skillz, & the upcoming SeeFour. Tune in tonight from 7pm – 10pm PST. Get the FREE Dash Radio App to listen or listen on our website: www.beatjunkies.com. Shoutouts to Dj Skee & C-Minus.

TONIGHT – FRI. 6.5.15: FOOTLONG DEVELOPMENT PRESENTS SOULSLAM (MJ/PRINCE TRIBUTE) w/ DJ SPINNA

Los Angeles….tonight, Friday 6.5.15, our good friends Footlong Development are back with their yearly Michael Jackson/Prince tribute “Soul Slam” with the one & only Dj Spinna plus opening set by Monalisa. All happening at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. This is something you do not want to miss! For more info:¬†http://www.footlongdevelopment.com/

AUDIO/VIDEO: NAS & DE LA SOUL FREESTYLING ON TIM WESTWOOD’S SHOW (1996)

UK’s own, the legendary Tim Westwood releases an audio excerpt from his radio show that features a dope freestyle between Nas & De La Soul, as all 3 MCs are going off the top of the dome while Maseo is providing the zigga zigga. ¬†It’s totally dope to hear these legends going bar for bar, trading verses, & having fun at the same time. Bigups to Egotrip for this ditty!

FRIDAY – 6.5.15: SNAPBACK FRIDAYS w/ DJ ICY ICE, DJ REMARK, DJ ORION + special guest DJ RONIX

Friday June 6th is another installment of Snapback Fridays at the Federal Bar in Long Beach with residents Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark, & Dj Orion. Their special guest is Dj Ronix. Come thru for some classic Hip Hop & R&B tunes & get your groove on.

NEW MUSIC: DAM-FUNK – “STFU” EP (FREE DOWNLOAD)

The Funkateer himself, Dam-Funk drops a free EP called “STFU” to hold all you Funksters down before he drops his upcoming 2nd solo album “Invite The Light” on Stones Throw Records. Four new instrumental tracks produced, recorded, composed, & played by Dam-Funk.¬†DF is currently on the last two weeks of a U.S. tour with Todd Rundgren.¬†

Download the EP here: http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2015/06/dam-funk-stfu

VIDEO: “WATCH THE SOUND” VIDEO SERIES feat. DJ MANWELL

The Watch The Sound video series is back again….the last one we did, we featured DMC World Supremacy Champion, Dj IFTW. This time, we are now featuring the recently crowned DMC 2015 LA Champion, Dj Manwell.¬†For more info on Manwell, follow him on IG and Twitter at @djmanwell. For all things Beat Junkies, be sure and visit us at www.beatjunkies.com. Also, tune into our #BeatJunkieRadio station on the new Dash Radio app (free download for iphone and Android)

AUDIO: J.ROCC LIVE AT THE DO-OVER LOS ANGELES (5.17.15)

If you’re partying on a Sunday in LA over the summer, chances are you’re at the Do-Over. You might even be lucky enough to see our very own¬†J Rocc the Funky President, laying down the vibes. We were there last weekend and recorded the whole thing, hosted by the man himself Mad Skillz. Shout outs to our good friends Haycock, Strong, & Aloe Blacc as well as Serato, Adidas, & Red Bull. ¬†Make sure to check out the Do-Over during the summer:

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J.Rocc Live at the Do-Over Los Angeles – 05.17.15 by Serato on Mixcloud

TONIGHT – FRI. 5.29.15: SNAPBACK FRIDAYS w/ DJ ICY ICE, DJ REMARK, & DJ ORION + PJ BUTTA OF 93.5 KDAY

Tonight, Friday May 29th is another installment of Snapback Fridays at the Federal Bar in Long Beach with residents Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark, & Dj Orion. Their special guest is PJ Butta of 93.5FM KDAY. Come thru for some classic Hip Hop & R&B tunes & get your groove on.

TONIGHT – MAY 29TH: SOUL SESSIONS SUMMER SERIES w/ DJ MELO-D at GRAND STAR JAZZ CLUB

TONIGHT! Friday, May 29th, it’s the return of the Soul Sessions Reunion Summer Series at the Grand Star Jazz Club. With residents Plann B, The Remitch,¬†Baby Bubba, & B-Nasty along with special guest, our very own Melo-D. It’s a 21 and over event, $5 before 11pm, $7 after. Come thru for a night of fun, drinks, & dancing.

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS SOUNDCHECK EP. 7 (5.26.15) w/ GASLAMP KILLER & FRANK NITT

The Beat Junkies present:
Soundcheck

Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
7-10PM Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel

Exclusively on Dash Radio.

Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 7 w/ Gaslamp Killer & Frank Nitt (5.26.15)

Dj Babu set

Freddie Gibbs – Dope House
Knx & Anderson Paak – Suede
Black Milk – I Guess
Pete Rock – Heaven & Earth
Czarface – Nightcrawler
Raekwon – 1, 2 1, 2 feat Snoop Dogg
Slum Village – Expressive feat BJ The Chicago Kid & Illa J
Just Blaze – Inhuman Nature

Guest: Frank Nitt

Frank Nitt – Slippin
Madlib & Frank Nitty – Pain
Frank n Dank – Everybody Get Up
J-Dilla – We F’d Up feat Frank n Dank
Frank Nitt – Official Supreme feat Botni Applebum
J-Dilla – Pause feat Frank-n-Dank
Frank Nitt Freestyle
Frank Nitt – Classic
Frank Nitt – My Hit Record

Dj Rhettmatic set

Jonwayne – Green Light feat Anderson Paak
Rick Gonzalez – Hail Mary
Hus Kingpin & SmooVth – Playoffs
Agallah – Rolling Stoned feat Ras Kass
Planet Asia – Loogies feat. Godfather Pt. III
Dr Dre – 2Nite feat Kendrick Lamar & Jeremiah
Nikobeats – The Picture
Your old droog – senseless killin II
Rick Gonzalez – Love & Money feat Prodigy
Ed OG – Sorta Way feat Reks
Nas – Life’s A Bitch (J.Rocc remix)
Nikobeats – Iamcrazy
Madlib – Sitar Ride

Gaslamp Killer mix

Dj Babu second set

Madchild – Devils & Angels
Camp Lo – Black Jesus
Nikobeats – Breaking My Heart
Prhyme – Courtesy (Marco polo remix)
Denaun Porter – Told Y’all feat. Rapsody
Fashawn – Higher instr.

TONIGHT – THURS. 5.28.15: THE LINE HOTEL & BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS NIGHTLINE AT THE POT LOBBY BAR w/ RHETTMATIC & MR. CHOC

Tonight, The Beat Junkies are back with their monthly joint Nightline at the Pot Lobby Bar inside the Line Hotel in Koreatown, Los Angeles. This month’s residents are Rhettmatic & Mr. Choc. It’s FREE All Night from 9pm – 1am…21 and over. Come thru for some good music, good vibes, & good drinks. Spread The Word!

TONIGHT 5.22.15: SNAPBACK FRIDAYS w/ DJ ICY ICE, DJ REMARK, DJ ORION + special guest: DJ BELLA FIASCO

Tonight, May 22nd….kicking off Memorial Day Weekend is another installment of Snapback Fridays at The Federal Bar in Long Beach, with residents Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark, & Dj Orion. Their special guest this week: Dj Bella Fiasco. If you want to hear classic Hip Hop & R&B, this is the place to be….

SUN. MAY 24TH: DILATED PEOPLES AT THE RHYMESAYERS’ “SOUNDSET” MUSIC FESTIVAL

Rakaa Iriscience, Evidence, & our very own¬†Dj Babu¬†aka¬†Dilated Peoples¬†will be performing at the Soundset Music Festival, presented by Rhymesayers’ Entertainment. They will be sharing the stage with Atmosphere, Ice Cube, J-Cole, & many Hip Hop legends; hosted by Sway (Wake Up Show/Shade 45). All happening at The Canterbury Park in Minnesota. For more info: rhymesayers.com., ¬†soundsetfestival.com, fifthelementonline.com

SAT. MAY 23RD: DILATED PEOPLES AT SASQUATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Rakaa Iriscience, Evidence, & our very own Dj Babu aka Dilated Peoples will be performing at the Sasquatch Music Festival in Quincy, WA sharing the stage with Kendrick Lamar, Run The Jewels, Little Dragon, & many more. They will be performing at the Bigfoot stage on Saturday, May 23rd.  For more info: http://sasquatchfestival.com/

TONIGHT – WED. MAY 20TH: DEVIL’S PIE SOUL – “LEGION OF BOOM” RELEASE PARTY w/ DJ ICY ICE & DJ DYNAMIX

Tonight, May 20th, is another installment of Devil’s Pie Soul at Lock N Key in K-Town Los Angeles, celebrating the release of author Oliver Wang‘s “Legion Of Boom” Book. With special guests Dj Icy Ice & Dj Dynamix plus resident DJs Phatrick & Sean O. Free All Night!

NEW MUSIC: GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE – “RETURN OF THE SAVAGE” feat. RAEKWON & RZA

Just after the heels of Adrian Younge‘s official label launch of Linear Labs last week, this joint just dropped. This is the new Ghostface Killah joint called “Return Of The Savage” featuring Raekwon & Rza, off the sequel of “Twelve Reasons To Die”….it’s the first joint off the new album. Coming soon on Linear Lab.