Beatroot Bodega & Grand Championships (Hawaii)


Hawaii crate digging and production fans take note.  Lightsleepers presents The Beatroot Bodega and Beatroot Grand Chamionships.

The Beatroot Bodega
Saturday, February 27nd, 2010 (12-5pm)
Hawaii’s First Record-Swap-Trade-Sell-Buy
Food, Drinks, and Vinyl

Beatroot Grand Championships Producer Beat Battle
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2010 (9pm – 1:30am)
Qualifiers Ely, TKO, DJah, Devious, Chris I, & Earwig Origami will compete along with Sentric, Joe Gosalvez, Oliver Twist, DJ Observ, & Kavet the catalyst.

Fresh Cafe Warehouse
831 Queen st.
Honolulu, HI

Hit the break for the BeatRoot Grand Championships promo video!

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United Record Pressing Plant Tour & History

Adam of United Record Pressing gives a tour of the plant, explains the process behind manufacturing vinyl, and presents a brief history of the the plant’s building, including the origin of the Motown suite.

Chasing The Dragon – J. Rocc (Record Room Tour)

During an appearance on Benji B’s BBC Radio 1xtra show, J.Rocc hands a little preview of his single “Chasing The Dragon” from his upcoming album entitled Some Cold Rock Stuf.  Word has it that the video only shows a fraction of his entire vinyl collection.  Drool on.

A-1 Records: Inside The Vinyl Vault

Face masks are a must.   One of the world’s premier vinyl spots, A-1 Records opens the doors to its basement archives to reveal some of the never before seen stacks of music treasure. The store’s vinyl specialists explain the significance of A-1 Records within NYC and tell tales of encountering producers, crate diggers, and music fiends … Read more

Hip-Hop In Detroit w/ Black Milk & Guilty Simpson

Current TV takes a tour of the Detroit hip-hop scene with Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, and more.  Highlights include studio footage, thoughts on the significance of J Dilla, and vinyl shopping with Black Milk at The Record Collector, one of his favorite Detroit record stores.

Afrika Bambaataa’s Amoeba Records Interview

Amoeba Records brings another segment of its “What’s In My Bag” interview series.  This time Zulu Nation founder Afrika Bambaataa runs through the store’s racks and highlights some his well and lesser-known funk favorites.