Weekly Beat Cypers Vol.28
About Team Supreme:
Forty weeks ago on a balmy So Cal evening, Alpha Pup artists Preston Walker (of Virtual Boy) and Great Dane (newly signed) challenged each other to a game: produce a one-minute beat in one hour, using a set BPM and sample from the Notorious B.I.G. Sixty minutes later two new tracks were created, and TeamSupreme was born. Combining playtime and practice, the idea of TeamSupreme soon spread across the flat, freeway-laden land of LA, with producers clamoring to get in on the action and be a part of the exciting beat experiment. Uniting artists from not only LA but also New York, Colorado and Hawaii, TeamSupreme evolved organically into a weekly beat challenge. Every Monday one of the participating artists picks a BPM and two samples, one transition sound and one remix. With the original time constraints relaxed, the producers must then create a one-minute track in one week, the results of which are merged into a weekly podcast and played out in a monthly event. For more information visit beatteamsupreme.com
Artists on this week’s roster:
Dr. Derg: @drdergbeats
Patrick Brian: @patrickbrian
JNTHN STEIN: twitter.com/jnthnstein
Alxndr Jerard: @alxndrjerard
Finding Niko: @finding-niko
Bootee Lawd: @solondaily
Knite Watch: @knitwatch
Misc. Friend: @miscfriend
Cap J: @imbuckla
Purple Bastard: @thatpurplebastard
Kenny Segal: @kennysegal
Super Gravity EP
About the new SunSquabi Super Gravity EP:
“Fundamental Interaction” is a musical interpretation of the fundamental processes within matter, and how those interactions are mirrored in our own lives. The album is divided in 3 parts :
I. Nuclear Force
III. Super Gravity
It has taken over 2 years and countless hours to create, and we are infinitely grateful for your support.
Special Thanks to our families and closest supporters, we could not do this without you!
Also special thanks to our friends Lulu, Michael Boyer Emma Fields, Cameron Crumpler, Clark Smith, Nick Lucini, Alea Clymer, Robotic Pirate Monkey, Ty Unland, Ableton Live and oh so many more.
Chris Anderson: Drums/Percussion
Andrew Clymer: Bass Guitar/Synthesizers/Sequencing
Kevin Donohue : Guitars/Keyboards/Synthesizers/Production
A Nod to the Pioneers of Hip-Hop & Funk
Another Fort Knox Recordings family collaboration at its finest. Once again Qdup & All Good Funk Alliance to get your funk & soul fix groovin’. The tune coming at you straight from nation’s capital is a remix of “We Funk This Party Out” feat. Grandmaster Flash, Mele Mel & Kurtis Blow by Afrika Bambaataa. Bambaataa made music history as one of the pioneers of break-beat deejaying and hip-hop, reaching international acclaim with his 1982 hit “Planet Rock”.
In proper Fort Knox Recordings fashion the track sticks to the artist’s original intentions of the song, while making carefully calculated adjustments to create a well-produced piece of music. Fort Knox Five, DJ Slynk, and The Funk Hunters have been adding this one in the mix during their sets, road-testing the track even this past summer. The mid-tempo funk breaks and a nod the the innovators of hip-hip & funk coupled with a modern electronic sound make this one a must listen.QdupTwitter Qdup Soundcloud Qdup Facebook All Good Funk Alliance Soundcloud
Kill Paris just released this killer remix of ”There Will Be No Rain” by Far East Movement . Support a good cause buy purchasing the track, the album featuring the track helps fight AIDS. Visit the Dance (Red) website for more details: www.red.org/worldaidsday/
About Kill Paris
Kill Paris began his journey into music composition at age 16 learning how to play the guitar, which soulfully reflects in his Future Funk style and bass guitar riffs in his music today.
After receiving his recording arts degree in Florida, he moved to Nashville, TN, the heart of Rock/Country in the U.S. and produced for and performed with several Country music bands/singers. But it was his attraction to electronic music composition that led him into the heart of Los Angeles, California where he currently resides today.-Windish Agency Kill Paris Bio (Continue Reading)
Announces “Band Experiences” at Riviera Maya
& adds Del McCoury to NYE
SCI recently added some more string-pickin’ fun to their NYE Dec.31st show at the First Bank Center in Denver, CO with their friends the Del McCoury Band. This is sure to add some more interesting sit-ins for what is sure to be an amazing NYE run. Yesterday announced a “Band Experiences” package to hangout with the band and members of The Motet. The package is available to for fans who already have tickets to International Incident in Riviera Maya, Mexico at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera taking place Feb.19-24, 2014.
When we started 20 years ago, it was bluegrass that filled the setlists. We are over the top excited to announce that the most awarded bluegrass band in history will open and play with us on New Year’s Eve. THE DEL MCCOURY BAND is joining us on December 31st to celebrate 20 years of The String Cheese Incident. Del and the boys have been welcomed guests at many Incidents in the past, and we’re thrilled to have them on hand for our big night on NYE!
Nearly 20 years ago, a “bluegrass” band formed in the small ski towns of the Colorado Rockies. Two decades later, The String Cheese Incident will kick off their 20th Anniversary Celebration with a 3-night New Year’s run at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO. This will be the ultimate celebration of the life of the band, highlighted by special guest appearances, vintage relics from SCI’s past, and more!
In addition, BOOTSY COLLINS will perform on 12/28, THE FLAMING LIPS will now perform a special set on 12/29, and KARL DENSON & CHRIS LITTLEFIELD (TINY UNIVERSE HORNS) will be on hand for both the 28th & 29th. One can only imagine the musical collaborations that will come out of these epic Incidents.
As an added bonus, all ticket buyers will receive a download code good for a free remastered MP3 of the band’s very first cassette tape. This old school album features early recordings of 11 classic SCI songs. Don’t miss your chance to kick off Cheese’s 20th Anniversary with 3 incredible nights of music and performance in a way only SCI can do.-SCI
Tickets are ON SALE NOW
12/28 & 12/29 & 3-Day: HERE
Ticket Prices are as follows:
3-Day Pass: $180
Single Day Ticket 12/28 & 12/29: $56.50
Single Day Ticket 12/31: $75
We’re excited to announce opportunities for you to hang with members of The String Cheese Incident and The Motet while at the International Incident at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya this February. Check out the band experiences below and come back on Dec. 5 when they go on sale to book yours!-SCI
All Band Experiences go on sale Thursday, December 5 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time.
Band Experiences can only be purchased by those who are booked to attend the event. Space is limited and available only while supplies last. Complimentary Resort Credits are not applicable toward band experiences.
Norad Dance Bar- Nov.23, 2013
Photos by: Taylin Draper Media
About Catz n’ Dogz:
Their real names may be Grzegorz and Wojciech, but there have been plenty of others along the way: early DJ sets as Deeop and Ketiov, champions of the underground as 3 Channels, or simply ‘Greg and Voitek’ to nearest and dearest. No doubt, you’ll know them best as CATZ ‘N DOGZ. The last few years have seen the duo’s refreshing take on dance floor music propel them into the limelight and seen them feature in Resident Advisor’s hallowed Top 100 DJ Poll. The truth is clear: Catz ‘n Dogz are well ‘n truly at the top of their game. -Official Bio
Start off your Monday with chill vibes from this young Boston based group, Cydeways. Cydeways Music is a collaboration of reggae, hip-hop, and dub influences. The group mashes together different melody’s and beats to create a mix of east-coast and west-coast styles. Their entire album Shippin’ Off to SoCal is available for streaming below. Each track can be download by clicking on the soundcloud link for each individual track.
Celebrates 30 Year Anniversay
Today my favorite touring act celebrates 30 years of delivering exceptional live music to the most dedicated group of fans around. I could write for hours about Phish, but with a limited time-table this evening I’ll have to resist until the Phish NYE Countdown coming out next week, which will include lengthy write-up on the importance of Phish in the live music community. In the meantime explore some old school Phish with their performance from 1990 at UMass Student Union Ballroom (SUB) – 2/17/1990. The video has been edited and synced with soundboard audio thanks to Youtube user Positronic Design.
The first Phish show took place on Dec.2, 193 at Harris-Millis Cafeteria at the University of Vermont. The following excerpt from the show notes on Phish.net describes the band being overpowered by the house PA system blaring Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” during their set. Of course, it wouldn’t be long until the group would gain the deserved appreciation for their music… Check back next week for the Phish NYE Countdown for a detailed analysis of Phish. If you’d like to share your favorite Phish NYE concert experiences post in the comments section below.
“Trey, Mike, Fish, and Jeff Holdsworth recall being billed as “Blackwood Convention” for this show (though no one is certain what band name was used), which is believed to be their first public gig together. The band was short on equipment, so a hockey stick was used as a microphone stand. Between sets, the DJ spun some Michael Jackson and Trey drummed along to the album. The house music (which included more Michael Jackson) was presumably turned up after Fire to drown out the band. The setlist may be incomplete, though, as the master recording contains nothing after Trey’s sarcastic comments about Michael Jackson following Fire. All songs were, of course, Phish debuts. Back in Black was teased before Scarlet Begonias. While this show is often billed as an ROTC Halloween Dance that took place on October 30, 1983, this is incorrect. The master copy of the recording of this show, as unearthed by Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro, contains a handwritten note that pegs the date as December 2, 1983. In discussions with Kevin, band members confirmed that they recall rehearsing for this show over the Thanksgiving Break, and that the show was a Christmas semi-formal. Also, it was not an ROTC-sponsored event; it was a dorm dance in a predominantly ROTC dorm (Mike’s dorm at the time).”-Phish.net
Covering”Echoes” by Pink Floyd from 10/5/13
Youtube channel MK Devo is well known amongst the jam community capturing some epic moments in live music history. Can’t express the positive contribution to music his work has provided fans for such a long time. Best know for capturing Phish, MK Devo’s other videos are highly notable including this video of Dopapod performing the classic Pink Floyd song “Echoes” live at Fall Down 5 in Durham, CT 10/5/2013.-Live Music Daily
Each band that performed at Fall Down 5 was asked by festival-runner Ron Ulrich to cover a Pink Floyd song. Dopapod chose “Echoes”, and after a test run at their show in Ithaca, NY the night before, they unleashed this monster version on us at the Fall Down fest.
Echoes was played in two parts – as the second and final songs of the second set. I wanted to present the song as a whole here, so I tried to combine the two parts as seamlessly as possible.
Not only was Fall Down my favorite festival experience of the year, but it also produced what I think is Dopapod’s best cover to date. Be sure to watch in HD. Subscribe to my channel (HERE) for tons of live music in HD!-MK Devo
Eli Winderman – Keyboards
Neal “Fro” Evans – Drums
Rob Compa – Guitar
Chuck Jones – Bass
Launches New Website & Free Download of Classic Track
To celebrate the launch BadBoE’s new website www.badboe.com he’s giving away a Free Download of his classic funky groove with Prosper, “If You Want My Love”.
BadboE from Denmark is one of the pioneers and key player in the international nu-funk/ghetto funk scene. With 2 album releases and a dozen EP releases under his belt, he’s now ready to tour the world with his b-boy funky breaks sound. He has released records on all major labels in the NuFunk scene:
Bombstrikes (UK), Good Groove (UK), Manmade (GER), Baffin Beat Brigade (USA) and many more as well as remixing tracks for Layo & Bushwacka, Fort Knox Five,Basement Freaks,
Omegaman and many others.
He’s been DJing in many European cities in England, Germany, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic,Ukraine as well as San Francisco and New York. He’s played at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark as well as the electronic Boom Festival in Portugal. He has recently just returned from a one-month regrooved tour in Australia and New Zealand where he rocked cities like Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Hobart & Auckland!
In 2006 BadboE formed his own record label called Breakbeat Paradise Recordings (BBP Recordings), which has currently released around 50 EPs on digital and 14 vinyls. Since then the ghetto funk scene has come to live and the BBP label is now one of the leaders in this genre. BadboE has been keeping busy releasing his unique flavor of b-boy funk and uptempo partyfunk on his own label and on various other labels. After releasing a few vinyl records in 2007 – the debut EP: “Loose Your
Funky Self” and a remix by Break The Box called “Walk out Laughing” the successful EP “Dynamite/Nothing But the Funk” was released in Oct 2008 with remixes from All Good Funk Alliance! -Official Bio (Continue Reading)
More Winter 2014 Tour Dates + Nola in April
We’ve added some more Winter Tour dates to heat up your February: Northampton, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Syracuse! Also, a 2-night stand at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans in April!
All the info can be found on the tour page. Pre-sale begins 12/3 through Applauze, where you’ll be able to buy tickets through the iPhone app or on the web! Public on-sale begins 12/6. More info to follow.-moe.
Additional Winter 2014 Dates
Feb. 9 Northampton, MA at Calvin Theatre
Feb. 12 Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
Feb. 14 & 15 Syracuse, NY at Shed At The Market
April 25 & 26 New Orleans, LA at The Civic Theatre
moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artist of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further.
Whether touring around the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such diverse acts as the Allman Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, The Who, Robert Plant, Government Mule, or Blues Traveler, among many others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered. Their music is clever, melodic, refined, filled with “ferocious guitar riffs” and “intricate rhythms” (Relix); their performances are entertaining, mesmerizing, and epic.
From their humble, inconspicuous beginnings as a local bar band in Buffalo, NY, to headlining Radio City Music Hall on New Year’s Eve, moe.’s journey has been one of hard work, perseverance, and dedication. Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has resulted in a dedicated following that grows each year. Rolling Stone magazine named Chuck and Al among the top twenty new “guitar gods,” The pair have been featured in Guitar World and Modern Guitar, Jim and Vinnie in Drum!, and Rob in Bass Player. The renowned guitar play between Al and Chuck has become the stuff of legend. The exceptional vibe and percussion work by Jim is brilliant. The understated bass play by Rob is masterful. The seamless, efficiency of Vinnie’s drumming is extraordinary. Together, the five create a musical synergy greater than the sum of their parts.
The news about moe. keeps getting better, too, in the studio and on tour. A new album, their second on Sugar Hill Records, is set for a 2014 release. It follows the critically acclaimed 2012 release, What Happened To The LA LAs, and the 2010 Smash Hits, Volume One—a rerecording of some of moe.’s most endearing classics. The band’s tour schedule is extensive, playing in venues, intimate and grand, from NYC to LA, San Fran to Atlanta, Chi Town to Bean Town, from Tokyo to Toronto, and across the Atlantic to Paris, Amsterdam, London, Hamburg, and Milano. Long a featured act at music festivals, they’ve performed and headlined at the likes of Bonnaroo, All Good, and High Sierra, in the US, and Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, and Burg Herzberg in Germany, to name a few; yet made time to promote and perform at their own festivals—Summer Camp, Snoe.down, and moe.down.
By all accounts, for this “legendary jam band,” as Rolling Stone described them, moe. represents rock and roll at its best. Welcome news for the moe. faithful and the band’s ever-expanding fan base. Even better news for the world of rock and roll, for moe. is just hitting their creative stride.-moe. Official Bio
For a relaxing post-Thanksgiving evening jam out to the irie dub vibes of Dubmatix. This one from the archives keeps the reggae sounds steady, originally released in 2008 on the Balanced Record compilation ‘ “Northen Faction 4″ in Canada. Dubmatix is one of Canada’s premiere dub, reggae & electro artist / producers & 2010 JUNO Award Winner for Best Reggae Recording.
Having just returned from a massive Summer Festival Tour of Europe (UK, France, Belgium, Italy and Portugal) with special guest Brother Culture (UK’s top MC who appears on the latest Prodigy release), Toronto’s Dubmatix is back with his 4th CD release “System Shakedown” – 13 tracks of heavy bass sounds that will shake the foundations of sound systems worldwide. This new release spans a musical range of Rocksteady, Dubstep, Dub, Roots, Electro to Future Shock Dub and Drum’n'Bass. During the past 18 months Dubmatix has been busy in the studio producing, recipient of a 2010 JUNO Award for Best Reggae Recording, and on the road with 7 tours across Canada, Mexico and Europe, as well as collaborating with various artists/bands worldwide including original Big Audio Dynamite member & Grammy Winner – Don Letts, remixing a track for the now classic Easy All Stars breakout release “Dub Side of the Moon” (due for release late 2010), studio work with one of Canada’s top indie rock acts U.S.S. (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) – and a collaborative remix with U.S.S. for Motown’s latest hit group Down With Webster.
Having imprinted his name in the minds of reggae fans Worldwide with his debut release Champion Sound Clash in 2004, the Toronto-born producer is now firmly established as one of the top reggae producers worldwide – with three chart-topping releases, that includes the 2009 JUNO Nominated “Renegade Rocker” and the2010 JUNO Award Win for Best Reggae Recording plus International acclaim and a list of collaborations that include some of reggae’s most influential legends such as the late Alton Ellis (The Godfather of Rocksteady), The Mighty Diamonds, Michael Rose (Black Uhuru & Grammy Award Winner) and many more.
Music runs deep within the veins as does the various musical styles Dubmatix brings to his fresh, distinctive productions – from pure, old-school King Tubby dub to the freshest electro-shock to classic conscious roots to Drum’n'Bass and more. Growing up, Dubmatix spent countless hours recording first on a 4-track reel-to-reel tape machine and later, one of the first 12-track digital home studio’s of the 80s. Recording rock, blues, acid, reggae and more – Dubmatix honed his musical skills for writing, arranging and recording. A multi-instrumentalist, Dubmatix performs all instruments on each release that include Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboard, Melodica, Percussion.
Dubmatix brings these years of experimentation and learning to his current productions – whether it is his own material or outside projects. Dubmatix has developed a unique signature sound and style that is immediately recognizable – a Phil Spector-esque full sound utilizing heavy bass, majestic horn lines, thick-set percussive grooves, and strong production values. It is this unique style and sound that has made Dubmatix much sought after by artists and bands worldwide to bring his distinct flavor to their recordings.-Official Bio
Consider the Source
Sunday Dec.1 (8:00 pm)
The Green Elephant
Dallas folks who dig a healthy dose of heavy-prog-jam-fusion-rock tonight is your night! Fans of Primus, Dream Theater, and the like will be in good company at CTS. Performing at The Green Elephant in Dallas tonight celebrating the release of their new live album. Check out this video of their first cover song “Paranoid Android” by Radiohead.
Time2fly & Banjos.To.Beats hosts CONSIDER THE SOURCE from NYC for a Sunday evening show w/ The Night Above Us featuring Kelyn Crapp from Fatty Lumpkin on guitar and special guest opener Jess Dixon and Sharla Franklin @ Green Elephant on 12/1. Great way to close out the thanksgiving holiday weekend!
Don’t miss this special Sunday show! Come check out Consider the Source all the way to Dallas from NYC.Dallas jam folks we will get to see Kelyn Crapp from Fatty Lumpkin back in action opening up the show with his new band The Night Above Us at 830pm. Plus Jess Dixon and Sharla Franklin kick the night off at 8pm!
Jess Dixon and Sharla Franklin 8pm-8:30pm
The Night Above Us 830pm
Consider the Source 10pm
Cover at the door$8 21+ and $10 18+.
Blazed and Confused 2009 Tour Sampler
A killer mix from 2009 to get you all pumped for the upcoming additional December Tour Dates including shows with Passafire. Enjoy!
About Slightly Stoopid:
While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as Slightly Stoopid, the group’s diligent commitment to live music provides some insight into why it’s been a few years since the release of their last studio album. But on August 14, 2012, the Ocean Beach, California-based group—led by co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald—will drop their latest studio effort, Top of the World. As heard throughout the disc, the layoff between albums has not affected the group’s penchant for cooking up the tasty fusion and massive groove that permeates Stoopid’s trademark sound. (Read More)
NEW DECEMBER TOUR DATES
12/27 Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theater
12/28 Huntington, NY - The Paramount
12/29 Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
12/31 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
A Tribe Called Quest – 1nce Again
Producer, remixer and DJ based in Brooklyn.
Growing up in a small town on Canada’s Atlantic Coast, this Brooklyn resident has quickly earned a reputation as one of house and disco’s most respected artists. With breakout tracks like his 2012 crossover hits It Ain’t Easy & It’s My Love, Bit Funk has established an international fan base and lived up to the hype with a steady touring schedule in the United States, Canada and Europe.
With remixes for Viceroy, Treasure Fingers, GRUM, as well as other notable artists, Bit Funk has garnered support from heavyweights such as Alan Braxe, The Magician, RAC, Oliver, Jody Wisternoff and even Flosstradamus. His memorable hooks and smooth melodies weave a signature sound that delivers equally well on the dance floor, or as the soundtrack to your daily life. The former drummer’s productions draw their influences from far and wide, paying respects to the classics while making their mark in the contemporary club scene.
As a DJ, Bit Funk has an ever increasing plate, playing crowds from Miami to Los Angeles, and Newfoundland to Vancouver. Fresh off his first European tour, which saw him fill clubs in London, Berlin, Madrid and more, Bit Funk is poised to capitalize on his momentum and break out internationally this year.-Official Bio