Sunday, January 29, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
We're Celebrating 4 Years Strong.. Sunday March 11th, 2012
Literally Tons of Records for Buy & Trade, Outdoor Vendor Village with Dozens of Artists & Designers + the brands they've created, B-boy Competition, Live Performances by Free Moral Agents and many others, Open Cut Session, Producer Invite Upstairs, Kids Arts & Crafts outside, Bar Available for the 21+ and sooo much more.
RECORDS | AND EVERYTHING INSPIRED FROM IT
Over 45 Invited Collectors & Dealers, Selling Records from all over the world.
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul, & World - 12" & 45 Records.
Resident DJ's share rare selections from they're record collections..
ABEL | AC THE PD | ANALOG | CHARLIE ROCK | CHIKARAMANGA
CLENZ ROC | CURSE | DANNY HOLLOWAY | DWENZ | EARLY WORM
GABE REAL | GAZOO | JAWA | KIDRAGON | KID RIZ | KIWAMU OMAE
LISTEN RECOVERY CREW | LORD RON | LU-MAN | RAICHOUS | VAL
Special Guest DJ & 1st-time Record Vendor:
DJ REVOLUTION (World Famous Wake Up Show)
Beat Swap Meet is a gathering of the minds:
FOR THE TRUE RECORD COLLECTORS:
Vendors arrive as early as 9am for setup, we have Breakfast available & Coffee too, courtesy of Corazon de Jah, and local Chinatown cafes. Spend your Sunday under the California Sun.
Outdoor Vendor Village featuring Dozens of Artists & Designers + the Brands They've Created..
Live Performances by,
- LA's very own, 2MEX
- Live Band, BUYEPONGO
Live Screen Printing by:
HIT + RUN
BEAT CLUB CO-OP - EL MERKADO NEGRO - THE DEUCE
FIRE FOXINESS - GOOD LIFE ROOTS - HIP HOP PHILOSOPHY
HIT+RUN - ILL STREET BLUES - LISTEN - LIVING DEVINE VINTAGE
MIND FUNK - NATIVE SOL - PEACE IMAGES - RAW KULTURE
RED HAUTE BOX - STICKY RICKS - THE X LABEL
TWO TREE DESIGNS - WOVEN CULTURE - X IS THE WEAPON
(and many more TBA)
Artists paint live.. Spontaneous drum circles.. Children ciphering.. !?!?
Resident Chef (&DJ), MIGHTY JUNEBUGG, & her Rapper's Delight catering crew will be on hand with your favorite foods you can only find at Beat Swap Meet:
Resident Barber (&MC/DJ/Producer), SNAGNETO, fixing wigs all day, go home looking fly.
Get your broken Turntable or MPC fixed! That's right, we have onsite music-mechanics that will send your equipment home repaired.
Scratch Manipulations, Hosted by DJ Jawa & friends.
B-boys & Girls get down to there favorite grooves. It's one thing to collect records, but can you dance to'em?:
Beat Swap Meet's Official
PRODUCER INVITE - Sponsored by Monster Energy
All Hardware, No Laptop's, No CD's.
L.SCATTER (Zulu Nation / Foundation / Project Blowed)
Live Performance by FREE MORAL AGENTS
+ Q&A with artist, Ikey Owens (The Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, Look Daggers)
- RALPH M (Funkdoobiest)
- STUCKINTHETREES (Rebels To The Grain)
- and others TBA
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
SOUL FLEXIN' JANUARY 27TH @ EL DORADO
SPECIAL DOUBLE BIRTHDAY BASH EDITION FOR DJ CHARLIE ROCK "ROCK STEADY CREW, DOJO SOUNDZ, BSM"
WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ TOTAL ECLIPSE "X-ECUTIONERS, DOJO SOUNDZ"
Total Eclipse got his 1st set of turntables in ’91 at the age of 14, and “learned how to cut by watching Scratch, from EPMD cut on their videos on Video Music Box.” He was also influenced by Barry B, an older DJ from the neighborhood who showed him cuts and tricks. In November ‘94 Total Eclipse entered his first DJ battle live on the air on DJ Mayhem’s college radio show on WNYU in New York City; he got first place and caught the attention of Rob Swift. Rob and Eclipse started to practice together, and Rob taught Eclipse the history of Battling and showed him how to beat juggle. “He showed me stuff that I never thought was possible – he showed me a tape of the ’90 New Music Seminar Battle between Steve D (a founding member of the X-men) and Francesca (from Italy) – it was the 1st time I saw 2 totally different and raw styles going against each other like that”. Through Rob, he became friendly with the other members of The X-men crew and started practicing with them.
These influences inspired him to take it to a new level – and it showed in ensuing battles; in March 1996, Eclipse entered the Beat Street Records DJ Battle where he took first place and received a gold bronzed Technic 1200 turntable. He entered several more battles around New York that year culminating in the International Turntables Federation Battle (ITF), where he went up against the best national and international competition. Eclipse rose to the challenge and placed first. He was shortly thereafter, inducted into the X-Men.In June of 1997, The X-ecutioners recorded their debut album “X-pressions” for Asphodel Records. One of Eclipse’s many standout moment includes his work on the track called “Turntable Exhibition” a self produced cut that displays the essence of true turntablism with Eclipse using only his two Technic 1200’s and his Vestax 05PRO mixer to create a sonic collage. The X-ecutioners have since signed a recording deal with Loud Records – the debut “Built From Scratch” will be released this fall.
Total Eclipse recorded cuts on “Equinox” for Organized Konfusion on Priority Records. This created a special bond between the group and Eclipse. Organized Konfusion’s rhymes complimented Total Eclipse’s cutting skills at such an advanced level that Organized Konfusion became his favorite rap group. He then went on to do cuts and tour with Pharoah Monch which culminated in his first TV performance on BETÕs Live in LA, which was shortly followed by a solo appearance by Total Eclipse on The Queen Latifah show where he battled a fellow New York turntablist and took live studio audience audience by storm.
Total Eclipse plans to continue his work with The X-ecutioners, as well as work on his solo album to be released on Tableturns.
FEATURING THE SOUL CONDUCTORS:
DJ GRANDMASTA RATS "DOJO SOUNDZ, SCRATCH & SURGERY"
QUESTION "ANALOGUE STUDIES, DOJO SOUNDZ, MELLOW ORANGE"
FUNKY FRESH HIP HOP & CLASSIC SOUL BREAKS ALL VINYL!
NO DRESS CODE!!!!!
21 & UP WITH VALID ID
$7.00 COVER ALL NIGHT!
RSVP AVAILABLE ON THE EL DORADO WEBSITE
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Hot Peas & Butta in association with More Than Enough presents:
The 4th Annual 8th Wonder: The James Brown Tribute Party
Four incredible DJs come together to pay homage to soul brother #1, James Brown, at the 4th annual 8th Wonder Party.
Skeme Richards (Philadelphia), Chairman Mao (NYC), Monk One (NYC), and Kamui (NYC) all spinning funk and soul from James Brown and The JBs, Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins, Bobby Byrd and more! As well as the Hip Hop that was sampled and inspired by the original bboy himself.
And in true Hot Peas & Butta fashion, we will be screening the rarest of James Brown and 70s footage all night long.
Saturday, January 21 at 10pm-4a
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St.
New York, NY
FREE w/ RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org until 12A
$10 General Admission without RSVP and after 12A
**Also Birthday Celebration for More Than Enough's own Nemesis!**