Monday, December 28, 2009

2Mex "Back" Music Video

2Mex is starting his 2010 push for his new album with this Holiday treat...A new music video! Taking place at the Los Alamitos race track, the video is very well done with a back story to go along with the video. It's more like a short story than a music video.

So take a couple minutes out of your day, hug your loved ones, and check out this video.

New 2MEX album gearing up for an early 2010 release!!!

"Back" by 2Mex. Directed by Ryan Spencer from Ryan Spencer on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

LVX Collective "Love d'lvx"

LVX Collective have just released a brand new album titled "Love d'lvx" on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital outlets. I believe the album title name is supposed to be pronounced as "Love Deluxe".

If you aren't familiar with the LVX Collective, the group consists of Lord Zen of Visionaries & Writer's Block, as well as producer extraordinary Dave Harrow. Their sound is unique and unlike anything out there right now. I don't even feel like I should pigeonhole it as a certain genre but it has a mixture of dub step, hip-hop, reggae, electro and's just super dope. Lord Zen is a super underrated emcee and controls the whole album from front to back. I highly recommend this to anyone who has an appreciation for real, authentic, non-commercialized music, period.

LVX Collective featuring zen r.el.z.m. production by Dave Harrow

1st Album: 50.5.10.

featuring Dannu of Writer's Block/Visionaries, Goddess Azul, and Jah C
iTunes | Amazon | Rhapsody

2nd Album: Love d'lvx

featuring Goddess Azul & KeyKool of Visionaries
iTunes | Amazon | Rhapsody

Friday, December 18, 2009

Up Above Records at The Beat Swap Meet

Up Above Records will have a booth at this years Beat Swap Meet in Los Angeles, CA. We usually have a warehouse sale every Christmas so people can come out and get cheap vinyl, exclusives from Japan, CD's, shirts, and stuff you just normally don't find in stores.

This year, Utmos at The Beat Swap Meet hit us up to have our Christmas Sale at The Beat Swap Meet and we all agreed it would be a great time. I mean, we ARE the vinyl specialists, right!?!?!

So please come out to the Beat Swap Meet, this Sunday, December 20th in Los Angeles, CA. Not only us, but dozens of vendors will be out and about so bring your cash and let's make a deal!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

LMNO at The Bakery in Pomona, CA: 12/19/09

LMNO continues to promote his new album DEVILISH DANDRUFF WITH HOLY SHAMPOO (in stores now!) by heading to Pomona, CA this Saturday to perform at The Bakery! I know a lot of people have been asking for an all ages show, so here it is. But, get there early because I heard tickets are selling out quick.

Also performing is Scarub & Very aka Afro Classics!

Right around the corner, the good people at Globe Clothing Store have organized a little in-store for LMNO at 7pm. He'll do a few songs, sign some autographs and take some pictures. So bring or cop that new CD kids!

2Mex 4th Annual Christmas Party: 12/19/09

This Saturday is 2Mex's 4th Annual Christmas Party with performances by the Shapeshifters, Busdriver, Xololanxinxo, 2Mex, Human Beings and more!!!

If you've ever been to one of 2Mex's Christmas Parties, you know you're in for a treat!

1105 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra CA 91803

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DJ Rhettmatic Shows in So. Cal: 12/17-12/18

As we all know, DJ Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies and Visionaries continues to do groundbreaking stuff not only in the studio, but up in the club as well. From San Diego to Long Beach, DJ Rhettmatic will be getting it cracking this week.

Thursday, December 17th will forever be known as the Beat Junkie Takeover in San Diego as Rhettmatic, Babu & J.Rocc will be heading to SD to rock U-31. Get there before 10:30pm and cover is only $5. That's $5 for 3 Beat do the math.

Even more awesome, the next day in Long Beach, DJ Rhettmatic will be the guest DJ at Abstract Workshops "The Mixup!" This party is FREE before 10:30pm so make sure to get there on time. Check the flier for details.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

LMNO & Yann Kesz "Faith Is Fact" [Music Video]

FAITH IS FACT from the full-length LP "Devilish Dandruff With Holy Shampoo" by LMNO & Yann Kesz. In stores now.

The track is actually at the very end of "Never Stop" on the album. It was dubbed "Innerlude" but later given a name which is "Faith Is Fact". Although the track is not labeled on the track list, it was one of LMNO's favorite and he really wanted to put a visual to the song.

We filmed the video in two parts. One while up in Humboldt County when LMNO had a show in Eureka a few weeks back and we also filmed on the way home in some desolate areas we found. We wanted to capture the nature, isolation, and most importantly, the beauty of Earth.

Cop the new album in stores now:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

LMNO Album Release Party Review

I guess I forgot to do a review on LMNO's Album Release Party. Here we go.

The night started off great, LMNO & Kev Brown got to the venue to make sure sound check went great, and it did. LD set up his tables and DJ Orator was there to start off the night. There was a good vibe in the air, kind of like a family reunion or when you see old friends you haven't seen in a while. Mike Nardone was chatting it up with Kev, Kev was chatting it up with Orator, everyone was in great spirits.

Doors opened at about 8:30pm. Thanks to LRG we had 50 gift bags full of LRG shirts, towels, lighters, pencils, CDs and more to give away and the people were psyched. Needless to say, people were getting their monies worth just by walking through the door. Thanks to Albert and Ryan for the hook up!

Kev Brown was the first performer and his start is constantly rising. His debut album I Do What I Do is now a classic, his collaboration with LMNO Selective Hearing is full of bangers, and Kev just released Random Joints independently - INCREDIBLE. Kev's performance was sick. A mix of old, new and unheard joints, accompanied by his laid back swagger mixed, in with the subtle comedian in him made for a memorable performance. He was my friends favorite.

Near the end of Kev's performance I started to panic. DJ Babu was up next and he was nowhere to be found. Running all over the place I found him outside with a huge crew which consisted of Rhettmatic, J.Rocc, Declaime, MED, 2Mex, Dannu, Deeskee, Dubs-One and more. What an entrance, right? Well, Babu knew what was up, HIM! So, he b-lined toward the stage and immediately played banger after banger, Dilated Junkie style. The crowd was going nuts.

Who knows Dudley Perkins? If you don't, let me tell you, he is quite a character.
Me: "Uhhh, you ready Dudley? You're supposed to be on"
Dudley: "Naw, let me smoke this, give me five minutes"
Five minutes later, I walk into the green room and he has his sunglasses on with a huge grin nodding his head, he is ready. To be honest, I didn't catch too much of Dudley's performance because I was making sure LMNO knew what time he was going on and we were both making sure the show was going well. But from what I heard and from what I saw through pictures and video, I don't even need to worry about it.

By this time, the venue was packed. I really didn't know how it happened so quickly, but it was like I blinked and hundreds of people were drunk, dancing, hands in the know the drill. Lots of family and friends I haven't seen in a while were there and it was a good feeling having everyone under one roof.

Our legendary host Mike Nardone did an incredible job on the mic. With over 20 years experience under his belt he knew every little thing about every performer and proceeded to school the crowd on background information I didn't even know of. With a huge smile and one of the most recognizable laughs in radio, it was an honor to have Mike host our show.

J.Rocc needs no introduction. He's been waving the Dilla flag for so long you know he's going to play some exclusives and the hits. Amazing. Something about his style, the way he nods his head, gets the crowd involved...J is the best DJ alive and he controlled the crowd like no other.

DJ Rhettmatic made his way to the stage and hyped up the crowd with Mike Nardone and the two went back and forth talking about the history of J.Rocc, LMNO and their history as individuals. It was a special moment with so much family and friends altogether sharing this night. Finally, Rhett and Mike introduced LMNO together, and it was on.

If you've ever seen an LMNO set, you know he's got some hits under his belt. LMNO rifled through his set with so much energy and emotion, even though I've seen him a million times, it felt like he was floating for this one. Performing new tracks off his album like "Just Want You" and "Creation Of The Gun" was incredible - you can feel the beats on those tracks in your heart. To cap it off, Kev Brown made his way to the stage and performed "James Brown" with LMNO to a crowd that was going crazy!

With the night over, I thought about the events of that night, and it was apparent. Besides having a lot of people there, those people had fun, and that's all that mattered.