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Beatroot History Lesson w/ Kavet The Catalyst

Kavet The Catalyst, founder of of BeatRoot, takes viewers inside of LS Lab to talk learning production out of necessity and eventually founding Hawaii’s premier producer event. Shout out to Upstairs Records, which used to advertise in all of the hip-hop magazines. This is where I too purchased my first belt driven Gemini turntables and … Read more

2012 Tools of War Park Jams Trailer

I don’t get the chance to make it back to the east coast nearly as much as I’d like to. If you’re in the NY area, try it make to it one of the True School Park Jams. June 7, 14, 21 & 28: Spanish Harlem Hop @ White Park, Harlem July 5, 12, 19 … Read more

Dibia$e Talks L.A. Music, Production

Producer Dibia$e hits the road the road and heads to Montreal. While there he talks about the L.A. music scene, production, dance, MC’ing, and more. Random Thought:The Akai MPC Fly seems way too gimmicky to be taken seriously.  Nice case though.

DJ Muro On King of Diggin, Vinyl, 45RPM Cover Museum

The Tokyo City Serious features DJ Muro discussing the first time that he heard hip-hop, meeting DJ Krush, and elevating his vinyl knowledge and collection. Muro also touches on the spread of his classic mixtape King of Diggin’ and his book of Japanese 7 inch cover artwork entitled 45RPM Cover Museum.

DJ Jazzy Jeff Live Tour Footage

DJ Jazzy Jeff reveals tour footage of him rocking throngs of tightly packed partygoers through a score of countries.

Akai MPC Renaissance Combines Hardware & Software



Sean C and LV along with Araab Muzik appear in a promo for the upcoming MPC Renaissance, which seems to be Akai’s first compelling offering in a number of years.

MPC Renaissance feature list after the break!

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Record Shopping w/ Peanut Butter Wolf

Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf heads over to Amoeba Records to do a little digging. During the trip he picks up everything ranging from punk and reggae to 80’s soul and jazz. While telling personal stories of meeting Bob James, he even throws in a copy of Herb Alpert’s Rise on reel to reel, … Read more