AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS” w/ MIKE NARDONE (JULY 8, 2017) – R&B 1984-1986!

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular episode, Mike is playing R&B soul from 1984-1986.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

AUDIO – SOUNDCHECK EP. 36 (8/23/16) w/ special guest: 9TH WONDER on BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

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Soundcheck Ep. 36 (8/23/16) with special guest: 9th Wonder

AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS WITH MIKE NARDONE” EP. 4 (6/11/16) ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular audio is from Mike’s 2nd show (June 11th); Our very own Babu & Rhettmatic are Mike’s assistants.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 30 (5/10/16) & 31 (5/24/16) – BEAT JUNKIE CREW ONLY!

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
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Soundcheck Ep. 30 (5/10/16) – Rhettmatic’s Birthday

Soundcheck Ep. 31 (5/24/16) – Beat Junkie Crew Only!

AUDIO: ESSENTIALS WITH MIKE NARDONE (4/9/16) EP. 2 ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves onBeat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular audio is from Mike’s 2nd show (April 9th); Our very own Rhettmatic is Mike’s assistant.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

TODAY (3.26.16) – REBROADCAST: ESSENTIALS W/ MIKE NARDONE (1ST SHOW) ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

Today (March 26th), we will be rebroadcasting “Essentials With Mike Nardone” 1st Show on our Beat Junkie Radio channel on Dash Radio from 2-4pm PST.  You can listen to the re-broadcast by downloading the FREE Dash Radio app from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com. Then search for “Beat Junkie Radio” & click!

Mike Nardone‘s show will be airing live every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm PST starting April 9th!

“Taking Back The Airwaves!”

AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS” w/ MIKE NARDONE (3.12.16) – BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular audio is from Mike’s 1st show (March 12th); Our very own Rhettmatic was Mike’s assistant that day.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

SAT. MARCH 11: The Debut of “ESSENTIALS” w/ MIKE NARDONE on Beat Junkie Radio

Ladies & Gentleman, The Beat Junkies are proudly to present the return of one of LA’s respected Hip Hop radio personality to Beat Junkie Radio…the legendary Mike Nardone! This man has helped break Hip Hop artists on college radio & championed Underground/Independent Hip Hop for many of years on classic radio shows such as “We Came From Beyond” on KXLU (Loyola Marymount) & “Da Joint” with @operatoremz on the defunct 92.3 The Beat in Los Angeles during the late 80’s & throughout the 90’s; Mike is the West Coast counterpart of Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia.
Make sure to tune in to “ESSENTIALS” this SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016, LIVE from 4-6pm PST by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio app from ITunes or Google Play to your smart phone/tablet or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com, search for “Beat Junkie Radio”. It is an honor to have Mike Nardone rocking with the Beat Junkies. Welcome back Mike!

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 25 (2.23.16) w/ TUAMIE & NICK SPEED

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM PST
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
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Special Guests (2.23.16) is Tuamie & Nick Speed. Special appearance by Houseshoes, Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill), Planet Asia, Phil Da Agony, & Knxwledge

Dj Babu set

Action Bronson x Westside Gunn- Dudley Boyz
Guilty Simpson – The D
Mr. Lif – Whizdom
Black Milk -For 4ever
Nikobeats – Can U Stand The Rain
Your Old Droog – Listen
Anderson.Paak – The Season/Carry Me
D.I.T.C – Get With The Program
Jay Electronica – #TBE The Curse of Mayweather
Nikobeats – Come Around
O.G.ology – I Wanna Tell You Something
Curren$y x alchemist – Cartridge
J-dilla – The Introduction
Busta Rhymes – We Home ft L.O.N.S
Anderson.Paak – Come Down
NxWorries – Link Up

Special Guest – Tuamie

Dj Rhettmatic set

Cookbook x Evidence  – Phillip Drummond
Asher Roth × Nottz – Goin Down
Nikobeats  – Maybe So Maybe No
D.R.U.G.S – Untitled
Rim (of Da Villains) – Llamas
Fisher aka G Fisher – Mercenaries ft Chris Rivers
Mick Jenkins – Ps & Qs
TallBlackGuy – Ojaymoneystack
D.R.U.G.S – Wiggy Wiggy
Hezekiah – I Love Kanye
Lyric Jones – Fly Aura ft Sean Rosati
Willie Evans Jr – Creepers Anthem
The Black Ppera – Somethin Outta Nuthin
Bishop Lamont ft. Xzibit – Back Up Off Me
Mentplus – DillaCation
Lex (nyre) – Time Is Now
Nikobeats – Anniversary
Johaz – Anything ft Blu
D.R.U.G.S – I Can Make You Dance (thank you)
Villain Park – Brain Cells
Dertbeats – Days Go By

Special Guest – Nick Speed

J.Rocc set

Blackstar – You’re  Welcome
Dilla – What (a capella)
Dilla – Things You Do
Dilla – Roots 93
Dilla  – World Full of Sadness
Pete rock – Niggaz
X-Clan – Heed The Word Of The Brother
The Black Voices – I’ll Stop Calling You Niggas
Kareem Riggins – 30 Hours beat
The Black Voices – Funny How Things Can Change
Tall Black Guy – The Big Payback

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 24 (2.9.16) – J DILLA TRIBUTE w/ FRANK NITT & DAVE NEW YORK

The Beat Junkies present:
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Special Guests (2.9.16) is Frank Nitt, Dave New York & Mentplus

SOUNDCHECK EP. 23 (1/26/16) with ILLA J

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Special Guests (1.26.16) is Illa J

SOUNDCHECK EP. 23 (1/26/16) with ILLA J by Thebeatjunkies on Mixcloud

DJ Rhettmatic set

DITC – Diggin Number
Busta Rhymes – In The Streets ft MF DOOM
Ron Jon Bovi – Time Tunnel
Wiki  – Hate Is Earned
XL – We Must Stand
6th Generation – The Way Of The Sixth
Redman – Bars
Prhyme – High and Lows ft MF DOOM
Anderson.Paak – The Waters ft. Bj the Chicago kid
Busta Rhymes – We Home ft L.O.N.S
Torae – Get Down
Kanye West – No More Parties in LA ft Kendrick Lamar
Villain Park – Brain Cells
ScienZe – Georgia State
Dave East – G Shit
J-Dilla – Dillatronic 10
Anderson.Paak – Come down
Ghostface Killah – Get The Money
Pete rock – clap ya hands
J-Dilla – dillatronic 05

Dj Babu set

Black Milk – For 4ever
Sean Price – Soul Perfect
Anderson.Paak – The Season/Carry Me
Cam’ron – U Wasn’t There
Linear Labs – Hands Of God ft Rza
Smoke Dza – Where Its At
Jaylib – Heavy (Chronic Mix)
DITC – Make Em So Proud
KRS1 & Buckshot – The Way I Live
Murs & 9th Wonder – The Battle
Your Old Droog – Forty deuce
Nxworries – Link Up
Joell Ortiz x !llmind  – Six Fo’

J.Rocc set

Curren$y – Forecast
Cohen – ??
De La Soul – Skip To My Loop
Sim-E – Heatstroke ft Strong Arm Steady
Tribute To Scratch
Mobb deep – Give Up The Goods
Mobb deep – Esther Phillips – That Al
Slum Village – Raise It Up *lug it up
Slum Village – Ease Up Off Yourself
Kareem Riggins – ???
Trouble Knows Me instr
Blackstar- You’re Welcome
Junie – Junie III/Suzie Super Groupie
Philip Mitchell – I’ll See You In Hell
The Upsetters – Freak Out Skank
Westside Gunn & Conway – Richer Porter
Tuamie – Sugar /Ghostface
Hit-Boy – Divine Guidance

Mr.Choc set

Treach – Let Me Tell You Something ft Bumpy Knuckles
Ras Kass – The Chase ft inDjnous
Sean Price – STFU pt.2
DITC – New Wave
Kanye West – Real Friends ft Ty dolla $$$
Daz n Snoop – Six N Da Morning feat Kurupt
Slum Village – Conant Gardens
Beastie Boys – Hold It Now
Redman – Beastin’
Washeyi Choir – Black Tux ft Planet Asia & Tristate
Guilty Simpson – ??
Czarface – Night Crawler ft  Method Man

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 21 (12/22/15) w/ DJ SKIZZ, DJ REVOLUTION, PLANET ASIA, & MR. MECC

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
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Special Guests (12.22.15) is Dj Skizz, Dj Revolution, Planet Asia, & Mr. Mecc

SOUNDCHECK EP. 22 (12/2/15) w/ DJ Skizz, Dj Revolution, Planet Asia, & Mr. Mecc by Thebeatjunkies on Mixcloud

Dj Babu set

Doomstarks – Livelyhood
Pusha  T – Crutches, Crosses, Caskets
Badbadnotgood – Six Degrees
MoSS – Nobody Move ft Onyx & Havoc
Rapsody – Godzilla

Pop Up Guest: Planet Asia

Blu x Ivan Ave x Like – Puccio
Beneficence – Digital Warfare ft. Inspectah deck
Richie Branson & Solar Slim – Party n Bullshit (Star Wars mix)
Capone N Noreaga – Pizza
Kendrick Lamar – Institutionalized
Gangrene – Flamethrowers pt.2

Special Guest: Dj Skizz

J.Rocc set

Tall Black Guy – JBs Suite
Guilty Simpson – Meal Ticket
Black Star – You’re Welcome
Dilated Peoples – Good As Gone
Frank Nitt  – Slippin
Gangrene – The Scrapyard
D.I.T.C – New Wave snippet ft Fat Joe
Barry White – Paul Quin college outtakes
Westside Gunn & Conway – Alligator Straps
Raekwon – Wu-Gambino Hidden Chamber
Freddie Gibbs – Extradite ft. Black thought

Special Guests: Dj Revolution x Mr.Mecc

Dj Rhettmatic set

Redman – Bars
???
Prhyme – Highs and Low
Black Milk – Pest
Villain Park – Play The Villain
Lex (NYRE) – The Q.U wordsmith
Torae – Get Down

TONIGHT (12/22/15): SOUNDCHECK EP. 21 w/ DJ REVOLUTION & DJ SKIZZ on BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

The Beat Junkies present:
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Tonight’s guests (12.22.15) is Dj Revolution (Wake Up Show) & Dj Skizz

 

(UPDATE) AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 20 (12/8/15) w/ THE EGYPTIAN LOVER

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UPDATE: Due to certain policies from Mixcloud that the audio cannot be played, you can download the mp3 from this link: https://www.mediafire.com/?d8u3xw5855q7noj

SOUNDCHECK EP. 20 (12/8/15) w/ The Egyptian Lover by Thebeatjunkies on Mixcloud

Dj Rhettmatic set

Invisibl skratch Piklz  – Classic Moog
KRS One – Drugs Won
Gangrene – Sheet Music feat Sean Price
Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz  – Prom Season
Redman – Dopeman
Scud – Scud Mig Beat
Bad Lucc – B.O.M.B
J-dilla – Dillatronic 22
Black Milk – Winters
Guilty Simpson – The Time Is Now
Phat  Kat – Phat Kat ep track 2
MED×Blu×Madlib  – The Stroll
Wiki -Hate Is Earned (prod by black milk)
Wordsworth & Donel smokes – F.U (fingers up) feat Blu
Black Milk – Need instr

Special guest: The Egyptian Lover

Egyptian Lover – Dubb Girls
Egyptian Lover – Popper’s Anthem
Egyptian Lover  – Girls instr
Egyptian Lover  – The 808
Egyptian Lover  – Got To Get It
Egyptian Lover – You’re So Fine
Various – The Glove Meets Egyptian Lover
Egyptian Lover & Uncle jam’s army – Dial A Freak
Egyptian Lover – Beatjunkies – Egypt Egypt

Egyptian Lover in the mix

Egyptian Lover  – Into The Future
Egyptian Lover – Seduced

J.Rocc mix

J Dilla – Dillatronic 12
M.O.P – 187
WhiteBoiz – Live From The Mothership
Parliament – Mothership
tuamie- Water Colors
tuamie – Slow Jam
Cam – Love Junkee a capella
J-Dilla – Dillatronic 25
Gangrene – Just For Decoration
Barry white -Paul Quin College
Westside Gun & Conway -Richer Porter
NxWorries – Droogs
Nikobeats – To Each His Own
Black milk – Computer Ugly Ugly
Black milk – Mary Jane Candy
???
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Chill Rob G – The Power a capella
Mantronix – King Of The Beats

TONIGHT (12/7): SOUNDCHECK EP. 20 w/ THE EGYPTIAN LOVER on DASH RADIO

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Tonight’s guests (12.8.15) is the legendary Egyptian Lover

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 19 (11/24/15) w/ BAD LUCC, PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, & ILLINGSWORTH

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Tonight’s guests (11.24.15) is Bad Lucc, People Under The Stairs, & Illingsworth (Street Corner Music)

SOUNDCHECK EP. 19 (11/24/15) w/ BAD LUCC, PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, & ILLINGSWORTH by Thebeatjunkies on Mixcloud

Dj Melo D set

14KT – Holy Moley
Rapsody – Godzilla
Axel F – Day ft Tristate
Nikobeats – You’re My Starship
Step Brothers – No Hesitation
Sean Price – Figure More
The Meters – Handclapping Song
Danny Brown – Hot Soup Commercial
Danny Brown – Head
Mentplus – All My Friends
Mentplus – Stormy Nights
Camp Lo  – Bright Lights
Gangrene – Driving Gloves instr

Special Guest – People Under The Stairs

PUTS – Runaway ft Greg Nice
PUTS – Saturday Again

Thes One vinyl set

J.Rocc set

Jansport J – Ain’t Nobody Better
Tall Black Guy – JBs Suite
Camp Lo  – This Is It
Freddie Gibbs – Extradite ft Black Thought
MED x Blu x Madlib ft Anderson.Paak
Yasiin Bey – Poorest (Niggas In Paris)
Madlib – Hey Ron
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Special Guest – Illingsworth

Illingsworth Live Beat Set

Rhettmatic set

Phat Kat – All Madden
Redman – Bars
J-Dilla – Dillatronic
Lex The Q.U Wordsmith
Guilty Simpson – RIP
MED x Blu x Madlib – Birds
Pete rock – Beat Goes On
Jake One – Jake Slaps Lecter
XL (El Da sensei x Sadat X) – We Must Stand
Magnif  – The Last
KRS1 – Sound Man

Special Guest – Bad Lucc
Bad lucc  – Hardcore Ready
Bad lucc  – Cali Get The Money ft Punch
Bad lucc  – Ski Mask ft Rapsody
Talib Kweli x 9th Wonder – Pay ya Dues ft Bad Lucc & Problem

TONIGHT (11/24/15): SOUNDCHECK EP. 19 w/ PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, BAD LUCC, & ILLINGSWORTH

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
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Tonight’s guests (11.24.15) is Bad Lucc, People Under The Stairs, & Illingsworth (Street Corner Music)

TONIGHT (11/10/15): SOUNDCHECK EP. 18 w/ BIG TWINS (INFAMOUS MOBB) ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

Speaking of radio shows…..TONIGHT!

The Beat Junkies present:
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Tonight’s guests (11.10.15) is Big Twins (Infamous Mobb)

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? shortcuts for success in the internet era

These days the internet has definitely thrown a monkey wrench into the way artists rise, fall and survive. You can have a great video or song and dance go viral at any time and in less then 24hrs garner millions of views. You could get remixed by a well known and established artist athen get picked up to their label/signed overnight. You could even have music placed in a 30second commercial or picked up for the theme song of a online tv show and get offers from licensing companies and residuals for the life of the show.

It’s really crazy to see the wave of advancement, adapation and transformation the entire music industry has gone through over just the past decade, it’s pretty incredible to say the least. The rise & fall of tidal, applemusic, soundcloud, bandcamp, tunecore, and the hundreds of other sites out there are really reshaping the music world.

The Basics:
In business and people, this idea goes hand in hand, you need to have the basics in order to proceed to the intermediate and advanced areas of whatever you’re aiming to do. Walking before you run, not putting the cart infront of the horse or biting off more then you can chew. In music, I’d say the basics are having your Name and the meaning behind it, secondly your logo and branding, third would be your bio/story fourth would be your online presence and last would be an overall branded package.

Having these things will give you a solid foundation, and from it will innately bring structure, which would be followed by your own leadership ( unless of course, you’re at the point where you need management, representation, an agent, etc ) | which by no means, am I suggesting those last things (mgmt/agent etc being a requirement)

So that was:

1. NAME / reason for it

2. LOGO / colors/theme (there’s a reason corporate standards come in with big companies using the same colors on everything they do)

3. BIO / background – we’ve all got stories, highs and lows, and this is a brief look at you.

4. Social Media / this is just getting your accounts in order and making sure they have matching names, so you are found the same way across any network, much like a website that is ‘responsive’ and visible in the same manner, across any device (phone, desktop, laptop, tablet, etc)

5. #EXCLUSIVE HASHTAG / this will help you archive as you go, and it will let people also take a peek into how far you’ve come, where you’re going, and how relevant or recent certain posts or articles are. This is your online signature if you will.

6. WEBSITE / websites are very important because they are like a brick & mortar store, except visible from anywhere in the world, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 a days a year. This is the sign outside of your store, this is the wallpaper inside your store, this is the music in your store, this is the merch in your store. This is literally a store hahah. It should have all the things listed prior to this point, some content of your best video/photo representation, and then a contact page.

7. Electronic Press Kit – This is everything on your website, wrapped into one comprehensive package, while an EPK is great for sending out to blogs, PR people, magazines, talent bookers and more. The point would be to get it down to “onesheet’ therefore it can also be printed on a nice cardstock and physically mailed to more valuable potential clients and partners. It should be easily downloadable on the website into a PDF file type. This is an easy way to get looked at as being a serious artist / professional because you’ve got all of your other ducks in a row. It’s much more appealing to a label, manager, agent, or booker to scoop someone who has it all together with the stuff mentioned above, as opposed to having to do a ‘development’ situation which requires someone else to produce all of these things for you.

8. BUSINESS CARDS – I’m pretty good with organizing business cards based on what field of work they are in, and transfering the information to my phone and spreadsheets to make sure I can keep in contact. While some people think cards are dated, I probably get asked for 5 per week in my outings here in Los Angeles. This is just another opportunity for you to extend yourself to others. Less expensive and faster then printing the epk to hand out to everyone like a resume, and cheap enough that you can leave them with check presenters when you pay bills, drop them into tip jars, let a few go at once, etc etc.

That’s all the “busy work” that are prerequsites in my opinion for you to become successful in the music world. Now sure not everyone needed or had these things to make it, but it definitely separates who’s ready to get to the next level and who isn’t, alongside who has their shit together, to put it bluntly. The DIY route is also not the best suggestion for this, get all of this stuff professionally done in collaboration with someone you trust who does high quality work, otherwise you’ll end up redoing everything in 6 months and wasting time/money. Buy once, buy right.

Finally, so like it, love it or hate it – those are the breaks and above are some of the best ways I can suggest for you to streamline your own success. The music is equally important, to the image you portray. This isn’t difficult stuff to do, and not too expensive, so why not?

As the saying goes “Remember that it takes 13 hours to build a Toyota and 6 months to build a Rolls-Royce.” The idea being that if you want to achieve big goals and accomplish your dreams, you’ve gotta significantly invest in yourself.

That said, I’m now offering web & graphic design services and branding packages to all of you… ( kidding, kind of 🙂

Enjoy your week! Til We meet again.

-Spiv
ig: @ericspivak
twit: @gorillamicspiv
fB: espivisdope

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 16 (10.13.15) – BEAT JUNKIE MEMBERS

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Soundcheck Ep. 16 (10.13.15)

SOUNDCHECK EP. 16 (10.13.15) w/ THE BEAT JUNKIES by Thebeatjunkies on Mixcloud

Rhettmatic set

Elzhi – P.S.
Guilty Simpson – Power Outage
Magnif – The Last (prod by J Dilla)
Kan Zulu  – W’s ft Vic Monsoon
Wordsworth & Donel smokes – F.U (fingers up)
Phat Kat – **track 2**
XL (El da sensei x Sadat X) – We Must Stand
6th Generation – The Way Of The Sixth
White Boiz – Freedom
Tall Black Guy – Leave Us To Say Goodnight
Termanology – get off the ground
MED/Blu/Madlib – Get Money ft Frank Nitt
QNC – At The Same Time
Torae  – Saturday Night
The Game – Documentary 2
Jay Electronica – Holiday
Mentplus  – Stormy Nights
Gangrene – Just For Decorations feat Chuck Strangers & Evidence
Semi Hendrix – Jesus Pressed Mute
Ghostface Killah – Get The Money feat Vince staples
MED/Blu/Madlib – Knock Knock ft MF DOOM
Black Hippy – Constipation

Dj Melo D set

De La soul – Keepin The Faith
EPMD – Strictly Business
Slick Rick – Lick The Balls
MC Shan – The Bridge
BDP – The Bridge Is Over
MC Ez & Troop – Get Retarded
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Back To The Block
Talib Kweli – Get By
Quasimoto- The Unseen
David Axelrod – The Sign
Beatnuts – No Escaping It

Dj Babu set

Slum Village – Love Is ft Bilal & Illa J
White Boiz – G.U.N
Your Old Droog – Listen Jonwayne rmx
Nikobeats – All I Do Is Think Of U
Sean Price – Soul Perfect ft Illa Ghee
DOOMSTARKS – Lively Hood
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Six Degrees ft Danny brown
Bj The Chicago Kid – Nothing But Love ft Joey Badass
Rapsody – Godzilla
Blended Babies – Make It Work ft Anderson.Paak & Asher Roth
Guilty Simpson – R.I.P
Noah Rime$ – In(side) Vestigation
Nikobeats  – 21 Candles

Surprised Guest: MED

J.Rocc set

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MED/Blu/Madlib – The Stroll
Tuamie – Water Colors
J-Dilla – Dillatronic 25
Dabyre – Game Over (dirty acapella)
J-dilla – Dillatronic 10
JP Morgan – Coming Back JP
Knx – Hennessy
Raphael saadiq  – Pookie Blue Room
Blackstar  – Fix Up, Look Sharp
Grooveman Spot – Bring Me On Back
Ras G Afrikan Space Program – Lord Of Lords
Oh No – Oompdoop
Oh no – Oompa Loompa  2
Gangrene – Flamethrower pt. 2
Tuamie- Water Colors 2

Went for Kraftwerk, Stayed for Rapedoor

“Look, it’s not like I am trying to get free tickets…”

It was the afternoon of the show. I couldn’t believe I was having this conversation this late in the day.

“I already got tickets. All I need to do is get close to the stage for a few songs so I can snap some decent pics of Kraftwerk and help them promote their 3D tour.” I insisted.

 

Obligatory rewind… Before this phone call, it was my best week ever. In the same few days I got handed the keys to my dream job of blogging for the best DJ crew on the planet, my friend Blum won 2 tickets to see Kraftwerk’s live 3D tour by the sheer virtue of being the 10th caller.

Now, these two rights cannot possibly make a wrong, so I planned on taking advantage of the alignment of my stars by combining the two and making my first write up a live concert review on the legendary beat smiths from Germany.

 

“I’m sorry, but please understand that it is not my decision.” The Publicity Director of the venue went on.

“I relayed your press pass request on to Kraftwerk’s people and unfortunately, they declined.   Apparently they only grant access to their own small group of people for publicity photos.”

 

Lesson one: Sometimes it doesn’t matter who you blog for or what name you drop, because sometimes they have “their own people.”  To quote Flava Flav in the aptly titled Can’t Do Nuttin’ For Ya Man, “That’s the way the ball bounces, Gee!”

Still, it surprised me. The Beat Junkies’ and Kraftwerk’s fans are in the same sphere of influence, so you would think it would be in their best interest to get free publicity photos that capture the scope of the show shared online.

Regardless, for the sake of my lifetime of sheer respect for Kraftwerk, I choose to believe that it was not a decision made by actual members of the group.  I’m sure I got a “no” from of one of their overpaid marketing yes-men instead.

 

“Hey, don’t worry about it man!” my boy JudY BlumE assured me.

“At least now we can let loose and you don’t have to be the nerdy, sober cameraman blocking everyone’s view.”

 

He was right, now I didn’t have to be the professional, I could just be myself, a fan of the music, and I could enjoy watching history unfold in front of me. After all, it’s not often I get a chance to see the living legends Kraftwerk performing live.

“Yeah, I know.” I sighed. “Except now there’s no chance of us hooking up with any 70 year old German Kraftwerk groupies.”

He snickered but I think he was a little disappointed about that. Blum (nicknamed Judy) is the kind of beer snob who has an unhealthy curiosity towards much older German women.

I added optimistically, “At least now I can see if maybe they will sign my 7″ Kraftwerk picture disc, and that would make it all worth it.”

 

So I hit the road to Blum’s apartment in the Twin Cities for a night of Kraftwerk, beer drinking and nightclubbing knowing the next day, as a bonus, I could hit up the local Minneapolis record stores for a little crate digging.

After a few craft beers with ironic names at Judy’s filthy bachelor pad, he hailed Uber, and we were off on the beginning of what would turn out to be a dramatic plot twist of an evening.

 

Who the hell is Kraftwerk?

 

“We’re going to see Kraftwerk tonight!  Can you believe that!?” I proudly announced to the Uber cabby.

“Who?” he asked.

We were almost at our destination, and there’s no short answer to that question. How does one describe Kraftwerk in a few words and do it justice to one unfamiliar with their indelible mark?

 

So I switched tactics. “Well, do you like Hip Hop?”

“Yes, of course! I really like Old School Hip Hop!” he answered.

“Well, then if you’ve heard Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock, you’ve basically heard Kraftwerk.”

“Who?” he asked.

“You can drop us off right here by this bar, thanks!” I answered.

I realize I sound like an elitist music-snob dick describing this conversation, but gimmie a friggen break already! You do not like old school Hip Hop if you don’t know Planet Rock. Sorry, but what it is.

 

“I’m not sure why you let that get to you man. Everyone I told about winning the tickets asked who Kraftwerk is.” Judy casually mentioned as we stepped inside the first bar of the evening.

“Unacceptable!” I glared. “This is why you need better friends.”

“Oh, you mean like you??” he sneered with his now punchable face.

 

Kraftwerk 3D from the Nosebleed Section

 

After a few Surly Furious brews we were finally at that happy medium state and we figured the opening band for Kraftwerk must be done playing by now, so we started walking to the venue.   We discovered this was yet another false presumption about the night; there was no opening act so we were inexcusably late to the show. By the time we opened the door to the balcony seating we immediately got the librarian glare from the usher as the song Autobahn had already started. It felt like walking in late to a packed funeral as the congregation turns to see the wrongdoers in unison.

We were informed with a harsh whisper, “You will have to wait until the music stops before seating yourselves.”

Apparently we were way up in the upper balcony. Upon the cue of applause we did our side-step shuffle of shame down the cow path of rudely interrupted fans, now forced to stand to let us get to our seats. We put on our 3D glasses and slumped into our seats high above the stage.

 

From there I labored to get a few good shots with my phone knowing cell phone photos would likely never be good enough to use in this blog post.

 

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The photos turned out ok, but I doubted there was a blogworthy story to tell at this point. There was nothing to really absorb about the performance from our distant vantage point.

That’s not to sell the experience short, because it was cool as hell to see Kraftwerk live surrounded by a throw-back 80s style 3D video show, but from our location we knew they were down there pressing knobs and levers, but we couldn’t really make out any details whatsoever. Still, we were both giddy with excitement for simply being present in front of our electronic gods.

 

One by one they advanced through all their quintessential hits. We watched in silence as the purposefully archaic 3D graphics danced in space above the four men as the synth-heavy bass and glitchy drums looped on. Despite the church-like atmosphere and subdued crowd, it was nice and loud so the crunchy drum loops and the low end pleasantly shook the building.

A mere 45 minutes after we arrived they left the stage, but it was just encore bait. After the first standing ovation the curtains drew again revealing not the members of Kraftwerk, but instead their animatronic mannequins.

 

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“We Are The Robots” came through the speakers as their plastic dummies jerked and rotated from side to side. As much as I love that song I was frankly pretty bored of that part of the show by about the 2 minute mark and it went on well beyond that.

 

Nearing the end of the show the quartet got to my favorite tracks from Electric Cafe and Radioactivity. By this point the 3D show was getting to be a little, I dunno, quaint? I get that it’s supposed to be throwback 80s effects, but after the 5th time of seeing this green line go in front of that green line the novelty was starting to wear off.

 

Now I’m not trying to detract from the Kraftwerk’s incomparable legacy, but it was at this point I realized I was probably watching the last time this group of now 60-70 year old men will ever tour again. It’s just that they are well past the pinnacle of their electronic music careers and sadly, every day from now on we are even more likely to hear “Who?” when you mention the name Kraftwerk.

As the last of the 4 members of Kraftwerk waved goodbye to the cheering audience and exited stage right I realized none of that mattered at this moment. It was time to make moves.

Time to Get My Picture Disc Autographed

 

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“Ok, you can try!” Blum said realistically.

I found a sympathetic rent-a-cop. I flashed him my 7″ picture disc and silver sharpie I had crammed into my coat pocket all night, and he quietly informed me how to get as close as the law would allow to the door separating “us” from “them.”  At that door there was one lone security guard, seemingly equally empathetic to my quest to get the names of Kraftwerk on my record.

Fan tip: All you gotta do is show a 7″ picture disc and a sharpie to a security guard and give them the “But I came all the way for this!” speech and sometimes the effort actually pays off.

 

Yet, (no spoiler alert necessary) as you can see by the pic, it never happened. The guard at the door told me to hold on and he went inside and disappeared completely.  A moment later, four large German security dudes came out wearing all black.

In my most pathetic voice possible I conjured up a lie that should have worked.

“Hi guys, I just drove all the way up from Chicago to get my heroes signature on this picture disc! It would mean EVERYTHING to me if I could get their autographs!”

They looked at me like I’m some jackass American tourist and laughed while one of them said

“What’s that, a really big CD?”

They snickered and immediately formed a no-fucking-way defensive line in front of the door.

 

“Look, I don’t have to see them if they don’t accept visits from fans. So maybe one of you can take it to them and ask them to sign it?”

They smugly put me into place with a rejection that seemingly made them feel better about the present state of their kraut eating roadie lives. “Kraftwerk does not just sign autographs for anyone. We can’t bother them.”

It was my turn to joke… “Ok, this picture discs doesn’t sound that good so I could care less about ink on the grooves. Maybe you could just go in there and sign it yourself with their names so then I can at least brag about getting signatures at a Kraftwerk show on Reddit. I want to see how long it will take for someone to call me out on having forged signatures on a record.”

They didn’t laugh, and it’s not because they didn’t understand I was being facetious. It’s in their job description to disappoint Kraftwerk fans, and now they were clearly bored of it.  They said something in German, chuckled amongst themselves and basically told me to get lost.

 

I looked at Judy with a “fuck that shit” look, and got the “Well at least you tried.”  consolation.

“Eh, forget about it. The night is young, let’s go.”

Now don’t tell him that; but Blum was right again. Even though I got no decent photos and didn’t score an autograph after wasting all that time debating with the blonde Hanzels, it was time to let off some steam.

 

“No, not Rape Dwarf, Rapedoor!”

 

It was at this point that the night threw us a wicked curve ball.  After a little debate and reading the online reviews we worked our way over to a special little bar in the area called the Kitty Cat Klub. Blum and I both love punk music so this was our only sensible destination.

The moment we walked through the door we instantly knew we were going to find some compelling culture. Once you step over the threshold you are basically tripping balls. I don’t know if they pump airborne drugs thru the ventilation system or if it’s the deer head with Christmas lights on it or if it’s the drug induced honesty of everyone around us, but this place was a fucking trip.

This is the kind of place where women come up to you at the bar and ask you…

“Excuse me, but would you be offended if I asked you if you ever wear assless chaps?”

Imagine how hard it is not to laugh at that question and somehow check it at a restrained grin when you realize she isn’t even smiling. At the Kitty Cat Klub, this is a dead fucking serious question, so be ready for it. I didn’t really know how to answer the question, and while it was entertaining we opted to carefully back away from that conversation towards even deeper insanity.

 

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JudY BlumE on left, rchecka on right at the Kitty Cat Klub in Minneapolis, MN

 

“What’s the name of the band that’s playing tonight!?” I yelled over the loud music to the bartender.

“Rape d—ph” he yells back.

“Rape Dwarf??” I couldn’t believe my ears. “Hey Judy, we gotta stick around for Rape Dwarf, I have a good feeling about that!”

He corrected me, “No, Rapedoor!”

“Oh! Well good!” I smiled “Maybe the name Rape Dwarf is still available when I start my punk band.”

 

We made our way over to the stage area to find an intimate but extremely lively crowd, apparently consisting of quite a few Rapedoor groupies. All of them were fired up to see the headliner.

Rapedoor came on and before they even warmed up I could tell they were on some serious shit. I don’t know what kind of drugs they had in them but they were easily ten levels above me.

 

Before I go any further about Rapedoor, allow me just humbly add, anything I write about this band’s live performance from here onward will not do it justice. This was easily one of the best metal\punk shows I have ever experienced. These guys are true professionals in the entertainment business and I was completely blown out of the water over the amount of ass kicking they did.

 

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Rapedoor rocking at the Kitty Cat Klub

 

They ride a gradient between punk, metal and hard rock, so you can’t exactly put them into a neat little box. According to their own-damn-selves, the genre they play is “bananas” and that’s nail on head.

Rapedoor is a 3 man and 1 woman clusterfuck of glorious noise generated by Ron .Q. Rudlong (guitar and vocals) Nicole Rode (drums and vocals) Odi “Black Jesus” (bass and vocals) and Jake Sweet (drums).

By the time they started the first song I was already at that peak high that only goes downhill if you start drinking too much more alcohol, so to maintain that as long as possible I slowly nursed the Day Tripper beer in my hand.

“This shit is fucking great man!” I yelled at Blum.

He didn’t hear me but he nodded anyways because that’s what you do when it’s this fucking loud and crazy.

It was early in the set and the band was already spot on. The impressive female drummer on the first song punished the drum kit. Like all Beat Junkies junkies, I couldn’t help but zone in on the rhythm she laid down. Her timing, presence, and impromptu fills were impeccable.

“Oh my GOD that chick is an incredible drummer!” I yelled at Blum.

Soon after the first song was over, she got up and switched places with the guy who I thought was the singer. In her new role as singer she conveniently lost her white fuzzy overcoat and rocked the rest of the night wearing just a bra and panties. Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent looking bookstore, the singer, who was actually the drummer picked up where she left off and blew my mind with the kind of intense ferocity that only a metal drummer with a bad childhood could have.

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Nicole Rode of Rapedoor energizing the crowd

 

Midway through her first song as singer, she somehow clawed her way to the top of a speaker taller than she was, and proceeded to do a flying karate kick jump that would have put Ralph Macchio circa Karate Kid 2 to shame.   The crowd was absolutely eating it up; everyone was going bananas watching her feed off the energy in the room. But that was nothing, she was just getting started.

On the next song, I shit you not, right in the middle of the refrain she leaped off the stage on top of some dude in the audience. She tackled the guy to the floor and proceeded to finish the refrain as she rolled around on the dirty floor with this stranger like pigs in the mud without losing a beat. For what seemed like an eternity she rolled herself and her microphone cord back and forth with him while scream-singing without getting breathless until she finally jumped up and stepped on him essentially using him as a human stair to get back on the stage.   The guy was not pissed at all. On the contrary, it looked like he died and went to heaven.

From then on she owned the crowd.  As the guitarists and bass players soaked up that energy I witnessed them transform into a synchronized hive mind of unsurpassable punk. At this point the energy level and raw power and polished rock presence of the band was in perfect phase. They had somehow turned the Kitty Cat Klub into a dissonant utopia.

 

From this point onward the details of the night are hazy. I vaguely remember being in awe and that much I am sure of. I definitely remember the singer handing me the microphone at one point and yelling at me to…

“Sing fucker!”

 

So I sang. I think it was more of a bellowing drunken-rage scream type of a singing but I’m almost positive I was on key and sang something appropriate, even though Blum looked at me half way thru my performance and yelled…

“DUDE!!! STOP NOW!!!”

So I dropped the mic on the stage only to turn around and see the singer had now somehow scaled the back wall behind the crowd. When I wasn’t looking she must have done that Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon move springing, not from treetop to treetop, but from banging head to banging head.

 

Damn. What a fateful change of events. This local band I’ve never heard of called Rapedoor managed to somehow turn my lemons into lemonade and eventually into urine.  It was strange but genuine serendipity; because now I had my blog post given back to me.  Sure, it is some kind of non-linear mind fuck version of a story, but it was all so real. I knew at that point for that reason alone it had to be told. I picked this moment to tell Blum I couldn’t ever remember having such a great time watching ANY live music.

 

Then, just like that, feedback turned to into silence. It was over. I had officially forgotten about Kraftwerk, the reason I came, and concentrated instead on my new found favorite local band Rapedoor. As they casually tore down their instruments I groupied up to them and I asked them where I could buy their records.

“We don’t have any records yet, they are a little too expensive to produce, but we do have CDs.” The guitarist told me.

I get it, they are in fact way harder to fund than CDs, and that was good enough for me. The singer Nichole came over and joked with me…

“Hey thanks for singing. That was pretty good!” she smiled.

“Nice! Did you hear that Judy?!”

I was still a bit awestruck so I groveled, “You guys fucking rock so much!  You have no idea how much you made my night. Can I please get my picture with you for my blog post?”

“Yeah, no problem!”

She gathered her bandmates and we posed for the shot as an extremely drunk Blum snapped a few blurry pics.

 

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She disappeared and reappeared with 2 of their CDs for me and handed them over to me.

“You can have these, I hope you like them!” she added. “Please send me a link when you’re done with the write up!”

As corny as this is gonna sound, this is why I love this gig. I genuinely believe it’s my honor to write about real music like this. I don’t care what genre of music it is, when a band is capable of that kind of life enriching stress reduction, even if it’s just for one memorable night, that’s what it’s all about.

TLDR: If you get a chance to see Kraftwerk’s 2015 live 3D show, I recommend you get there early and get seats as close as possible. They are true music legends in every sense of the word, so don’t bother trying to get their autograph, even if you bring a picture disc, because they don’t do that.

Above all, if you ever get a chance to see Rapedoor, drop what you are doing and go. They will leave your ears ringing in a therapeutic way with the unique mixed emotion of being both pleasantly appalled and hungry for more. They typically play small venues in the Twin Cities, they put on a high energy crowd participatory performance, and press passes are never necessary.

 

-written by rchecka
Fb: @rchecka

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Related Links:  Follow Rapedoor on their Facebook Page, Read more about Rapedoor at Reverb Nation, or buy Rapedoor’s albums and EPs at their Bandcamp Page.

 

 

VISUALS: SOUNDCHECK EP. 16 BTS PICS by DJ BABU & MARICEL SISON

Peep out the Behind The Scenes pics of our Beat Junkie Radio show, Soundcheck by our very own Dj Babu & photographer Maricel Sison. This particular photo gallery is from our Episode 16 last Tuesday (9.13.15) with the crew only: Babu, J.Rocc, Melo-D, Mr. Choc, & Rhettmatichttp://djbabuforeal.vsco.co/journal/soundcheck-ep-16

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(AUDIO): SOUNDCHECK EP. 15 (9.22.15) w/ DJ KHALIL, BREAKBEAT LOU, & JAMALL BUFFORD

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles 
7-10PM
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

SOUNDCHECK EP. 15 (9.22.15) w/ DJ KHALIL, BREAKBEAT LOU, & JAMALL BUFFORD by Thebeatjunkies on Mixcloud

Soundcheck Ep. 13 (9.22.15)

Special Guests: Dj Khalil (Self Scientific), Breakbeat Lou, & Jamall Bufford

Dj Rhettmatic Set 1:
Maticulous – Black Hoodie Rap ft Lil Fame
Mac Miller – Pet Sounds ft Sean price
Dj Soko  – Land Mine ft Rasheed Chappell
Guilty Simpson – Detroit’s Son
Talib  Kweli – Pay Ya Dues ft Problem & Bad Lucc
White Boiz – Learn Tho
Dave East – Forbes List ft Nas
Guilty Simpson – Power Outage ft Spacek
Killa Kali x Dirtydiggs – Kal Hancock
Magnif – The Last prod. by j-dilla
MED/Blu/Madlib – The Stroll ft AMG
Nikobeats – The Picture
Lyric Jones –

Special  Guest – Jamall Bufford

Authentic Mic League – Got Em Sayin ft Invincible
Buff1 – House Of Horrors
Jamall Bufford – Living Room Flo
The Black Opera – Sleep Tight
Buff1- Classic Rap
Crown Royale – Get It Up
Buff1 – Beat The Speakers Up
Buff1- Real Appeal
Buff1 x Kensaye – Memories
Crown Royale – Stratasphere (Exclusive)

Dj Rhettmatic Set 2:
Black Milk – Budds
Mentplus  – DillaCation
Pete Rock – My my Baby
Gangrene – Hot Pillow
White Boiz – Suffering Suckatashe
QNC – Demo
Pete Rock – Make Me Feel Like
Dj Soko – Kyle Reese ft Guilty Simpson
Pete Rock – You Know Dat

Special guest – Dj Khalil

Self Scientific – Good Evening LA
Self Scientific – State Of A Man
Aloe Blacc  – The Man
Nas – What It Is (Esco let’s go)
Evidence – All Said & Done
Jay-Z – I Made It
50 Cent – I’ll Still Kill ft Akon
Self Scientific – Car Culture feat Mitchy Slick
Eminem – Talkin’ 2 Myself ft Kobe

Special Guest: Breakbeat Lou with a special appearance by Peanut Butter Wolf

Dj Babu Set

Sean Price – Soul Perfect
Big Boi & Phantogram – Fell In The Sun
Your Old Droog  – Listen
DOOMSTARKS – Lively Hood
Capone-n-Norega – Pizza
Jay Electronica – Holiday

Breakbeat Lou Set

TONIGHT (9.22.15) – SOUNDCHECK EP. 15 w/ DJ KHALIL, BREAKBEAT LOU, & JAMALL BUFFORD ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM PST
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Tonight’s guests (9.22.15) is Grammy Award Winning Producer: Dj Khalil, the co-maker of the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series: Breakbeat Lou, & The Black Opera/Crown Royale MC: Jamall Bufford aka Buff1.

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 14 (9.8.15) w/ RAS KASS & KRONDON

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM PST
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 14 (9.8.15) w/ Ras Kass & Krondon

SOUNDCHECK EP. 14 (9.8.15) w/ RAS KASS & KRONDON by Thebeatjunkies on Mixcloud

Dj Melo-D set:
Meek Mill – Classic
Method Man – The Purple Tape ft. Inspectah Deck x Raekwon
Madchild – Devils & Angels prod. by Evidence
Mello Music Group – Homocide ft yU & Nottz
Nikobeats – You’re My Starship
Joey Badass – Run Up On Ya feat Action Bronson
Fashawn – The Letter F
Diamond D – Only Way 2 Go ft. Pete rock
Ludacris – Charge It To The Rap Game
Mista Grimm – Indo Smoke intro
Scoop Deville & Demrick – N Doe Smoke ft. Asher Roth

Special Guest: Ras Kass

Dj Rhettmatic set:
Ras Kass – Etc
Ras Kass – Capital R.A.S
Ras Kass – Remain anonymous
Ras Kass – Soul on Ice remix
Ras Kass – Come Widdit
Ras Kass – Rasassination
Ras Kass – Van Gogh
Ras Kass – Goldyn Chyld
Ras Kass & Dj Rhettmatic – Release Yaself
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass – Giraffe Pussy
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass – Bon voyage
Semi Hendrix – Breakfast at Banksy

Dj Babu set #1:
Mac Miller – Pet Sounds feat Sean Price
BADBADNOTGOOD x Ghostface Killah – Six Degrees ft Danny Brown
Gangrene – Sheet Music ft Sean Price
Guilty Simpson – R.I.P
Rapper Pooh x Nottz – Memory Lane

Special Guest Krondon

Krondon – The Song
Krondon – James Worthee
Krondon – The Rules
Strong Arm Steady x Madlib – Best Of Times
Krondon – I ain’t running ft fashawn
Strong Arm Steady – Klack Or Get Klacked On
Krondon x Chase N Cashe – Hang On
Krondon x Chase N Cashe – Like Us ft Freeway

Dj Babu set #2:
Guilty Simpson – The D
Onra – That’s Me ft Black Milk
Bj The Chicago kid – Nothing But Love ft Joey Badass
Dr. DRE – Compton
Gangrene – Noon Chuckas
Thundercat – Them Changes ft Kamasi Washington

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 13 (8.25.15) w/ FOCUS…, SEMPERVIRENS, & MADCHILD

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles 
7-10PM
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

SOUNDCHECK EP. 13 (8.25.15) w/ FOCUS…, OPIO + FREE THE ROBOTS = SEMPERVIRENS, & MADCHILD by Thebeatjunkies on Mixcloud

Soundcheck Ep. 13 (8.24.15)

Special Guests: Focus…, Sempervirens (Opio x Free The Robots), Madchild

Dj Rhettmatic set
Guilty Simpson – Beautiful Death
Hus Kingpin & SmooVth – Playoffs
Apollo Brown – Detonate feat. M.O.P
PRhyme – Courtesy (Marco Polo remix)
Sean Price – Planet Apes
Gangrene – Sheet Music ft. Sean P x Havoc
Black Milk – Lows
Maticulous – Black Hoodie Rap ft. M.O.P
Pete Rock – Gonna Love You
Black Milk – Mary Jane Candy Beat
Guilty Simpson – Power Outrage ft Spacek
Pac Div – Roll The Dice
Skyzoo – Suicide Doors
Illa J – Never Left
Black Milk – Over

Special Guest – Focus…

Focus…Medley Mix by Rhettmatic
Focus… – A/dw (analog/digital world)
Marsha Ambrosius -Tears
Terrance Martin feat. Focus – Watch U sleep
50 Cent – My Crown
Busta Rhymes – If You Don’t Know Know You Know
SchoolBoyQ – Light Years Ahead ft Kendrick Lamar
Dr. DRE feat. Cold 187 & Xzibit – Loose Cannons
Focus… – sPACEtIME
Dr. DRE – One Shot One Kill ft Snoop Dogg & Jon Connor
Chino XL – Watch Closer
The Game – Where I’m From
Dr. DRE –  Issues ft Ice Cube & Anderson.Paak
Slaughterhouse – Lyrical Murderers
Kam – I Don’t Think So
Dr. DRE – Deep Water ft Kendrick Lamar & Anderson.Paak

Rhettmatic Mix #2
Nameless – Don’t Hurt
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – Resurrection Morning
Guilty Simpson – Blunts In The Air
Gangrene – Gluttony ft Your Old Droog & Fashawn
Pete Rock – BBjones
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First Division – This Iz The Time
Pete Rock – On & On

Special Guest:  Opio x Free The Robots

Opio x Free The Robots Medley Mix by Rhettmatic

Dj Babu set
Badbadnotgood x Ghostface killah- six degrees ft Danny Brown
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Missing tracks
Gangrene – noon chuckas
Statik Selectah – Now ft Capone n Noreaga
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Missing tracks

Special Guest: Madchild
Madchild – Devils & Angels
Madchild – Triple Threat ft Slaine
Madchild – Painful Skies

TONIGHT – 8.25.15: SOUNDCHECK EP. 13 w/ FOCUS…, OPIO x FREE THE ROBOTS, & MADCHILD ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO!

LOS ANGELES & WORLDWIDE! Tonight (8.25.15) is another episode of SOUNDCHECK on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash Radio. This week’s guests: Grammy-Award Producer, Focus…(Dr. Dre, The Game, Xzibit, Beyonce’), Souls Of Mischief‘s own Opio x Free The Robots aka Sempervirens, & Swollen Members‘ own Madchild.

The show is live from 7-10pm PST. You can listen to us by downloading the FREE Dash Radio App for your smart phone or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com. Tune in tonight, it’s going to be a dope show!

(UPDATED) AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 12 (8.11.15) w/ JOELL ORTIZ, !LLMIND, & SAMIYAM + special tribute to SEAN PRICE & DJ SWIFT ROCK

Due to Soundcloud taken down our original link, we had to upload the episode to Mixcloud now…We apologize for the inconvienence.

Beat Junkie Radio – Soundcheck Ep. 12 w/ Joell Ortiz, !llmind, & Samiyam (8.11.15) by Thebeatjunkies on Mixcloud

The Beat Junkies present: 
Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
7-10PM Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep.12 w/ !llmind, Joell Ortiz, & Samiyam + special tribute to Sean Price & Dj Swift Rock
(8.11.15)

Sean Price Tribute Mix:
Mr. Choc dj set
Sean Price – Occupy All streets
Sean Price – Heartburn
Sean Price – Bar-barian
Sean Price – STFU pt.2
Sean Price – Shut The Fuck Up
Sean Price – Gang Leader
Sean Price – Figure Four
Sean Price – I See
Sean Price – Rueben Blades
Sean Price – Kurt Rambis
Sean Price – Pyrex
Pete Rock & Smif Wessun – That’s Hard feat Sean Price & Styles P

Dj Babu set
Random Axe – Chewbacca feat Roc Marciano
Heltah Skeltah – Leflah leflaur Eshkoshka
Heltah Skeltah – Operation Lockdown
Sean Price – BBQ Sauce
Heltah Skeltah – The Art of Disrespekinazation

Special Guest: Joell Ortiz x !llmind
Dj Rhettmatic set
Akrobatik – Remind My Soul
El da sensei – Crowd Pleasa
Joell Ortiz- Sing Like Bilal
Joell Ortiz – Block Royal
Joell Ortiz x !llmind – Six Fo’
Joell Ortiz x !llmind – Lil Piggies
Brooklyn Academy – Raise Ya Hand feat Pumpkin Head x Jean grae
Raekwon – The Morning feat Pusha T, Common
Scarface – Who Are They
Joell Ortiz – Brothers Keeper feat Royce da 5’9
Joell Ortiz x !llmind -New Era
Joell Ortiz x !llmind- I Just Might
Joell Ortiz x !llmind – Bad Santa
Joell Ortiz x !llmind – Light a L

Dj Babu 2nd set
Bj The Chicago Kid – Nothing But Love feat Joey Badass
Gangrene – Noon Chukas
Apollo Brown – Detonate feat. M.O.P
Dr. Dre – Darkside/Gone
Onra – That’s Me feat Black Milk
Thundercat – Them Changes feat Kamasi Washington

Special Guest SAMIYAM

Gangrene – Flamethrowers pt 2
Dr. Dre – Animals feat Anderson.Paak

Dj Swift Rock Tribute Mix

JRocc set
LMNO – Tough Get Going
Frank Nitt – Slippin
Lootpack – Frendz vs Endz
Guilty Simpson – Weak Shit feat Phat Kat
Rozewood – V12 Engines feat Agallah
Jehst x Slange U – Dolph Lundgren
Gangrene – Flamethrowers pt 2
N.W.A – LIVE

10 Steps To Stardom – Going From Studio To Stadium

These days, it seems like being an artist just isn’t enough. The whole new basket of responsibilities that comes along with the internet / digital territory has left people with so much more to worry about besides what matters most ( the music ). Below I list 10 steps to get you from studio to stage, and stage to stadium.

1. Branding – Personal Identity is a VERY important piece of your entire career. A logo, Specific Colors, A Certain Style, Maybe a signature intro, outro or action that you are known for and remembered by. Branding is by far one of the most effective methods of getting you off the ground. People need to be able to identify with you, and quickly. If you are starting to brand yourself, you should be using a logo that’s clean, clear, and easily read. The same goes with color choices. If your branding is too much like other people or companies, it can get lost or easily mistaken as theirs. If your branding is too unique, it could end up being difficult to read and may leave breaks communication. Branding is important when people are trying to discover you, as well as support you. I commonly make the analogy to wrestler’s of the 80’s/90s’ when mentioning individual branding. They are perfect examples of wearing it all on their sleeves, and being “in character” at all times. Make something memorable, be unforgettable.

2. Promotional Collateral – Materials like merchandise, promotional cards, pins, stickers, and other things that help spread awareness of you are very important. Once again, if they are unique or stylish enough they can be utilized as a conversation piece. Whether you sell them or give them away, the biggest goal here is to have things to leave behind for them to remember you by. If you have materials that create an emotional connection with the audience – you’ll receive even better results/response from it. It’s also a nice touch to send someone a cd and include a “bonus item” that they weren’t expecting. When doing artist management and development, I normally start off people with 10,000 “promotional cards” that have their logo on one side, contact info on the other, and tell them to leave them anywhere and everywhere that may have potential traffic that can send them to hear and interact with your product.

3. Open Mics / Being Active – Whether you want to stay in your basement or bedroom making music or you want to go party every night. As you know, most of this business is based around who you know, connections and communication are key for staying on people’s radar and getting opportunities. If you make music that fits a specific demographic, look at where those people are in abundance, and spend your time there. Create consistency in going to specific outings and you’ll end up meeting other people who also frequent the places, this also allows you to easily weave in and out of conversations. If you can actually participate in the activities at these said venues, even better! This game is very much out of sight, out of mind and this forces you to interact with others who could be potential customers or collaborators.

4. Collaboration vs Competition – Teamwork makes the dream work right? Sometimes a collaboration can yield an amazing response and is often used as a way to ‘kickstart’ careers or bring someone up with you. If you are unknown, but work with a producer, dj, or other artists that are more known, it can help you cross-pollenate and really expose you to different demographics. The best types of partnerships are the ones that make sense and have a bit of synergy already. Having people who are already more established co-sign or vouch for your talents by joining you on different parts of a record, is a great look and addition to your artist resume/press kit.

5. Professionalism – Sadly this one still somehow manages to be elusive and forgotten. This is pretty simple. Arrive on time to all meetings and appointments, remember there is a time and place for everything. When people ask what you do, answer in confidence. Nobody likes a “trying” anything, don’t be an aspiring Blank, you are either all in, or not in at all. When interacting with promoters/event coordinators, other talent performing, the venue staff, and beyond. It’s extremely valuable to make connections with all of these people because you never know who’s listening and watching, let alone where they are connected beyond the current show. When someone is on point and organized with all of their cords and equipment, they generally get offered more gigs because they are reliable and easy to build with. Even when sending emails to bloggers, and filling out festival forms. Use proper english, good etiquette, don’t get too cocky or arrogant, and maybe even offer to help if you’re just going to be waiting around otherwise. A little effort goes a long way.

6. Save Money – Having access to a decent bankroll can definitely help you climb faster, especially when you can pay different publicists, editors and more types of people or services that help you push your product/brand out to the masses on a larger scale. NEVER pay to play, if the show requires something like this, simply don’t do it. You will end up wasting your time and money performing in front of people that were guilt tripped or forced into a room together, only to see 1 person, and that in itself leaves people standing around disengaged with the show or gone with the wind as soon as the first breeze swings through. When you can pay for better production, guest drops or features, dj cuts, mixing, mastering, mailers, booking venues, and more. You want to stretch your dollars as much as you can and only utilize what you need. Some people save up and book themselves onto their own tour. With sites like Airbnb and Googlemaps this is becoming an easier and easier task. If you decide to tour, you can save money in a variety of ways by pre-planning and seeking deposits prior to arrival of each location. Once you see a larger demand in certain cities, you can utilize your funds to go back as well as aim to target specific areas of the city with a concentrated marketing plan.

7. Packaging / Presentation –  Presentation is a key to success. This can boil down to album artwork, your cases, vinyl sleeves, designs, colors, fonts, even the wrap/packaging. If you have unique packaging, that comes as a real thoughtful piece. People take notice, and they remember it, and your art then becomes a collectable or limited piece that correlates with you. Think about unique methods of delivering your content to the masses, or specific and more important VIP’s.

8. Distribution – Once you have a physical or digital product, how are you going to get it out there? Distro is generally provided by labels, PR companies, some creative agencies and large digital/physical retailers. Unless you are phenomenal, let’s face it – you will have to put in work to move units. Finding a good distributor is kinda like buying a new car. You know it’s going to cost you quite a bit, but that cost is negated by what you gain from it, and how far it can take you. A good product with great distribution, can really catch on like wildfire and end up all over the world very rapidly via internet. Bad distribution can leave you with a surplus of product and nobody who wants to buy it or share/sell it. Before joining a label or signing a contract for releasing an album, definitely do your research on what options are the most feasible for you. I generally suggest aligning your type of music, with the brands or labels that best promote to that audience. You want to stay in your lane, but don’t be afraid to step a little beyond and ask questions, because a closed mouth doesn’t get fed.

9. Manager / Agent – While not always required, still important – normally a good manager will give you the focus and direction to make good business decisions and help you become a more well-rounded performer. An Agent can help you get booked for more gigs, as their career is built around relationships that require talent. They are literally a middle man, take care of them and they take care of you. Represent them poorly, and you could potentially have the reverse effects of what you want. Some of the best managers really make or break an artists career. You can be shaped and molded into an even more influential powerhouse with the right support backing you. If you are at a point in your career where you may be getting less offers, and few requests to be involved – it may be a good time to look at these types of people to see what they can do for you.

10. Perform / Practice – You’d probably be surprised to know what percentage of professional musicians do not practice once they get their big break. This causes them to eventually fall off or forget the basics that were at one time in place to create consistency in their careers. I understand this stuff may be a no-brainer, but you can never have “enough” practice in a  specific craft. We are also creatures of habit and bad habits die hard. Never performing and never practicing equals the jogger who just got the cast off his leg, only to break it again. Normally what you put in is what you get out, and this is one of those cases where if you take it seriously, you should be able to get the most out of your shows, instead of trying to squeeze blood out of a stone.

“You can market ‘til you are blue in the face – hire the best PR or radio motion company in the world – but unless you have what people want you have nothing. No matter whether you’re recording your 4th studio album or your first, you’re always a work-in-progress of becoming your best yet, and quite frankly, you can never dig too deep or work too hard on your music.

Here’s some addtl information from Cari Cole – (Celebrity vocal coach, artist development expert, and new music business mentor)

101 Things Every Musician Needs to Know in 2015:

1. Practice your craft every day. That’s the only way you’ll exceed expectations (yours
included).

2. Sing every day, it takes an unbelievable amount of practice to be great. Don’t let
anyone tell you otherwise – ever.

3. Train your voice. A pro vocal coach will make you sound 100x better and much faster
than you could on your own.

4. Think ridiculously positive, you’re going to need every single ounce.

5. Train your brain to beat the odds, not succumb.

6. Expect success and don’t be disappointed when it doesn’t happen overnight. It never
does.

7. Create powerful mantras that help you regain your strength, i.e., “I am brave”, “I am
resilient.”

8. Have boatloads of patience. You’ll need every milligram.

9. Prioritize. Musicians are not wired for business naturally and are easily overwhelmed
by the lengthy to do list. Every Sunday, sit down and prioritize the top 3 things on your list for
the week ahead.

10. Don’t fight your musician nature. You are supposed to be highly sensitive, ridiculously
creative, and super anxious. It’s part of what it takes to be a “creative”.  So you can stop
beating yourself up now :).

11. Don’t be permanently knocked down by rejection.  If you’re doing your job right, you will
be rejected, many, many, many times. It’s a sign you’re on to something (unless you’re not.
Sometimes it’s because you’re just not there yet #itsalongjourneyworthtaking).

12. Take more risks with your art. Great artistry often steps outside the norm or is inventive.

13. Stop comparing. Comparisons distract you from your own path.

14. Perform as often as you can. Put in your 10,000 hours. Nothing less will put you
on the front lines.

15. Don’t skimp with your musicianship. It shows.

16. Make the best music on the planet and don’t stop until you have it. Period.

17. Make the music you want to hear. Stop trying to please everyone else, and please
yourself first – it’s infectious.

18. You can market ‘til you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t have what people want ~
you have nothing. #backtothedrawingboard.

19. Create your music masterpiece. First and foremost you are an artist – not a marketer.
Music comes first.

20. Write songs that tell your truth but hit universal truths at the same time. When you
write from your truth, it becomes an instant branding tool.

21. Don’t cave in to rhymes. That means focus on content first and rhyming second.
Use masterwriter.com.

22. Don’t leave filler lyrics in your songs. Every word of your lyric is precious
real estate, choose words carefully – use synonym finders to be more innovative.

23. Study songwriting, don’t take stabs. Songwriting is like golf, you suck most
of the time until you don’t.

24. Write melodies that fit your voice and how it wants to move. Nothing is less
compelling than an under developed or over-reaching melody that makes a
singer sound worse or less than they are.

25. Write songs that fit you as as an artist, not just good songs – there’s a difference.
If you don’t know what I mean, check out the links below.

26. Develop your signature sound, one that is instantly recognizable and undeniable.

27. Write songs that are hard won. Stuff that was cathartic for you.

28. Fall in love with why you are different.

29. Write music that offers people something more.

30. Be relevant. Make music that makes sense to the musical climate.  You can
be vintage but don’t bury yourself in an era without having some modernizing
element.

31. Follow music trends but don’t copy them. By the time you release yours it will
have passed.

32. Put your ear to the ground. What’s happening in rehearsal rooms and on the
street is the next wave – not what’s on the radio. That’s already gone…

33. Stand out, don’t fit in. Don’t be a copycat.

34. Become a master of your craft. Your competition is.

35. Make broadcast quality music. Nothing less.

36. Work with top notch producers and that doesn’t always mean top dollar. Their
work speaks for itself.

37. Only work with producers who produce the kind of music you can imagine for
yourself and nothing less.

38. Want amazing off-the-hook kick ass vocals on your next record? Work with a vocal
arranger (links below).

39. Don’t devalue your music with a crappy brand that hurts not helps. Elevate yours.

40. Send out a regular monthly newsletter. That means the same day, same time every
month. Consistent marketing builds trust.

41. Have an email opt-in in exchange for something incredibly awesome that your fans
will want and please don’t use the phrase “free music.” Come up with a compelling title
for your giveaway (maybe the title of your songs).

42. Hire a VA (Virtual Assistant). And if you don’t know what that is or why you need one,
check out the links below.

43. Engage with your fans – find out who they are and talk to them. They will love you.

44. Go way out of your way for your fans. Fans are who support your career and pay you.

45. Nurture your dreams, they need your constant watering or they wither and die.

46. Have BIG dreams. Don’t be afraid to dream big, big dreams create momentum.

47. Don’t overlook the details, they’ll nip you in the bud every time.

48. Things take way longer than you think, so plan for that and plan way ahead.

49. Always use strategy. Never ever do anything in the music business without a strategy
behind you. Careers are created, orchestrated and manufactured. You want to build on
every last move.

50. Plan out your year. Start with your goal and reverse engineer.

51. Don’t release your whole album at once. It’s a waste of marketing potential. Use each
video or song release as an opportunity to shout out and grow your list.

52. Find where you fit and then chart a course to make it happen.

53. Grow a pair of balls, women included. You’ll really need them.

54. Don’t ask permission… just do it.

55. Don’t change with the flavor of the moment, stay on your course and it will pay off when
the pendulum swings back your way.

56. Give graciously, people applaud generous natures.

57. Be outrageously bold and true.

58. Speak your truth, it’s what people really want from you – the rawer the better.

59. Share in other peoples success, it will attract more to you.

60. Praise others publicly, you’ll win instant friends (and possibly real ones and not just cyber
friends).

61. Stop chasing big names in the business. Find the people that resonate with you and rise up
with them.

62. Research anyone you meet and everyone you want to meet in the industry down to their
picture so you can recognize them when you meet them.

63. Shout out about people who help you. It’s really, really, really good karma and will come
back tenfold (it’s a small world.)

64. Share your knowledge, don’t be stingy. You could change someone’s life.

65. Share your successes small and tall. Sometimes the smaller stuff  makes a bigger difference.

66. Work with people smarter than you (that includes everyone on your team.)

67. Be generous with praise and short on criticism.

68. Learn the difference between good and great, criticism and discernment.

69. Elevate your brand. Have a killer pic and image that visually nails the sound of your music.
Your music isn’t enough to speak for you – it’s a visual world.

70. Make your website an experience for your fans.

71. Be a trendsetter, not a follower.

72. Pay attention to marketing trends.

73. White is in, black is out. Lose the white type over black backgrounds. Follow the leaders
www.rihanna.com, www.allenstone.com.

74. Don’t use basic marketing tactics that you learn from online marketers, music marketing
is a little more fickle than that. While there are similarities, music marketing follows slightly
different rules ;)). Study the right stuff ~ check out the links below.

75. Name your fans and have a #hashtag page title on your site just for them.

76. Stop thinking there is a one-size-fits-all plan for success in music. There isn’t.

77. There are many artist paths, knowing yours is a key to helping your carve your unique
path.

78. Find your next destination and then plan the route.

79. You don’t need a manager. Not until you are making at least $50K a year from your music.
Build your career first. Everyone else does. Except Justin Bieber and he doesn’t count.

80. Work with people who believe in great music and who will tell you the truth, even when
it’s hard to hear.

81. Not every music industry person is created equal. Don’t give the same weight to what
everyone says.

82. Filter advice, but listen to everything worthy.

83. Stay clear of negative people, they’re not good for you, no matter how important they are.

84. If there are holes in your artistry or business acumen, get the highest level of help you
can find. Not doing so will gravely keep you from your success.

85. Know how the music industry works. As Mary J. Blige says “the music industry is no
place for people that don’t know things.”

86. Keep your head up – high, even when you don’t feel like it.

87. Don’t be pretentious, or name drop. It’s compensating for your lack of faith in yourself.
Develop more self-esteem. You can do it.

88. Practice being exactly where you are for one week (not projecting into the future) and see
what happens.

89. Don’t push the river. The river can’t be pushed and there is a reason it’s flowing at the
pace it is.

90. Read the subtext. It’s not what’s being said, it’s how it’s being said that matters.

91. Don’t put your faith in people, put your faith in yourself.

92. Develop a stronger relationship with yourself. It’s the only one you really have.

93. Forgive easily. Everyone is doing the best they can given who they are.

94. Have big goals but low expectations.

95. Honor your impulsive nature (it helps you move forward), but never make hasty decisions
that you’ll pay for later.

96. Don’t release music just because you have a deadline or you’ll release stuff that is under
par. But always operate under deadlines, just move them back without a second thought.
Music first over everything else.

97. Don’t worry if you’ve promised a release date you’ve missed, things always take way longer
than you think. Just quickly apologize and talk about the improvements /progress/ journey!

98. Follow every artist you can find that you believe in and then shout out about them. This
creates a rich community of support when you need it. And don’t fool yourself, you’ll need it.

99. Don’t vie for attention or adoration from others. Give it to yourself. You’ll stand way taller
and shine brighter.

100. Believe in yourself more than your mother, family or friends do or did.

101. Always fight hard for your music and don’t make anyone wrong in the process.

If any of that speaks to you – it’s what I teach and preach.

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 11 (7.22.15) w/ GANGRENE, KOREATOWN ODDITY, DJ JAYCEEOH, & WARREN G

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles 
7-10PM
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 11 (7.22.15) w/ Gangrene, Koreatown Oddity, Dj Jayceeoh, & Warren G

Dj Rhettmatic set:
Black Milk – Mary Jane
Pete Rock – Gonna Love You
Skyzoo – See A Key
Statik Selectah – Another Level feat Rapsody
R.A.W – (Right Amount of Wrong) Yes You Can
Pac Div – Roll The Dice
Donmonique feat. Danny Brown – The Low
Finale – Just Due
Ghostface Killah x Adrian Younge – Resurrection Morning feat Raekwon
Black Milk – Over instr
Nikobeats – Wednesday feat Fly Anakin & Henny Lo

Special Guest Koreatown Oddity

Koreatown Oddity MPC set

Ras G x Koreatown Oddity – Ice Fetish
Koreatown Oddity – Film Roll Splices & The Deleted Scenes
Koreatown Oddity – Invisible Force
Ras G x Koreatown Oddity- Cold Titty Mama 3
Koreatown Oddity – Live and Direct

Dj Babu set:
Meek Mill – Classic feat Swizz Beats
Madchild – Devils and Angels
Cormega – No Filter feat Roc Marciano

Special Guest: Dj Jayceeoh

Dj Jayceeoh set:
Jayceeoh feat Redman – Turn Me Up Some
Redman – Time 4 Sum Aktion
LL Cool J feat. Method Man & Redman – 4,3,2,1
Redman – Gilla House
Busta Rhymes – What Up
Dj Jayceeoh & Redman – Y’all Already Know (Exclusive)

Rhettmatic set 2:
Khrysis – King Kong
Pete Rock – BBjones
Blu – Thriller
Large Professor – Industry remix 2 feat Inspectah Deck

Special Guest: Warren G with Mike Slice (Freestyle)

213 (Warren G & Snoop Dogg) – 213 Demo
Bad Lucc – Hands Down
Mentplus – All My Friends
Hus Kingpin – Shooting Gods feat Killer Ben
Pete Rock – On & On
Slum village – Expressive
Black Milk – ???
Ghostface Killah – Get The Money feat Vince Staples

Special Guest: Gangrene + Dj Romes

Gangrene Medley Mix:
Gangrene – Not High Enough
Gangrene – Drink Up feat Roc Marciano
Gangrene – Chain Swinging
Gangrene – All Bad
Gangrene – Dump Truck feat Prodigy
Gangrene – Vodka & Ayahuasca
Gangrene – Play It Cool
Gangrene – Driving Gloves feat Action Bronson
Gangrene – Away Too Long (prod.by Madlib) (Exclusive)

NEW SHOW: TEXAS SCRATCH LEAGUE’S “VIBEROOM” ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO STARTING SAT. JULY 18TH & EVERY 3RD SATURDAYS

The Beat Junkies would like to welcome the Texas Scratch League to the Beat Junkie Radio family. This Saturday (July 18th) & every 3rd Saturdays from 5-7pm PST/7-9pm CST, the Texas Scratch League will air their own show called “Viberoom”. Listen to some of the best Djs/Turntablist get down coming from the Lone Star State. Make sure to download the Dash Radio FREE app on ITunes or Google Play to listen to the show or go to www.dashradio.com and click on the “Beat Junkie Radio” channel to tune in!

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES – “SOUNDCHECK” EP. 10 w/ IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, ANDERSON .PAAK, & BUDGIE (7.7.15)

Speaking of Soundcheck…..here’s the official audio from our show this past Tuesday.

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck ep. 10 (7.7.15) w/ Immortal Technique, Anderson .Paak, & Budgie

Dj Rhettmatic set

Moss – Boombastic feat Slum Village
Prhyme – Courtesy (Marco Polo remix)
Bishop Lamont – Mutiny feat. Rich Kidd
Papoose – The Plug
The Black Opera – Sacred Cow
Pete Rock – 90s Class Act
Your Old Droog – Senseless Killin II
Skyzoo – See A Key feat Jadakiss
Heresy – Da Call Out
Pete Rock – Gonna Love You

Special Guest Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique – Industrial Revolution
Chino XL – Arm Yourself feat Immortal Technique & Sick Jacken
Immortal Technique – Positive Balance feat Big Zoo
Immortal Technique -The 3rd World
Immortal Technique – Rebel Armz
Pharoahe Monch – W.A.R feat Immortal Technique
Immortal Technique – Point Of No Return
Immortal Technique – Parole (Evil Genius Remix)
Immortal Technique – Dance With The Devil
Immortal Technique – Lick Shots feat Crooked I & Chino XL
Immortal Technique – Top Of The Food Chain

Dj Babu set

Ghostface Killah – Get The Money
Bilal – Love Over Money feat. Kendrick Lamar
Slum Village – Love Is feat Bilal & Illa J
Czarface – Kaboom feat MF DOOM
Bishop Neru – Somebody Waits

Special Guest Anderson .Paak

Jon Wayne – Green light ft Anderson .Paak
Anderson .Paak – Milk n Honey
Anderson .Paak – Piece On The Glovebox
Anderson .Paak – King Dave

Anderson .Paak – P.Y.P (play your part)
Anderson .Paak – Boom Bap
Anderson .Paak – Celibate
Dj Premier x BMB Spacekid- til its done ft Anderson .Paak
Anderson .Paak – Maps
Anderson .Paak – Get Em Up
Knx x Anderson .Paak – Suede

Dj Babu set 2

Statik Selecta – Top Tier feat Sean P
Pac Div – Roll The Dice
Cormega – No Filter feat Roc Marci
Ghostface Killah – Return Of The Savage feat Raekwon

Special Guest: Budgie
Budgie set

IMAGES: DJ BABU’S & M.SISION BTS PHOTOS OF “SOUNDCHECK” EP. 10 (7.7.15)

If you didn’t know, our very own Dj Babu the Dilated Junkie is a professional amateur photographer. If you follow his IG profile, you know what to expect. The man behind “Instababs” also has a tumblr page. Check out some of his Behind The Scene pictures from our Soundcheck radio show this past Tuesday (7.7.15) with additional pictures from Maricel Sison

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See the rest of the pics here: http://djbabu.tumblr.com/post/123616196491/soundcheck-episode-10-w-immortal-technique?utm_campaign=SharedPost&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=TumblriOS

BEAT JUNKIE RADIO WELCOMES VOIDSHIFT RADIO – EVERY SUNDAYS 7-9PM

Beat Junkie Radio would to welcome aboard Voidshift Radio as our 1st official speciality program show outside of the Beat Junkies.

You’re wondering “Who or What is Voidshift Radio?”. Here’s a brief description:

“Voidshift is a beat and rhythms hub of individuals dedicated to music and audio/visual projects that represents the culture around us. The main objective for Voidshift is to share our music, collaborative efforts, and creativity accessible throughout all of the universe. Expression is one of the many qualities that we hold as humans, and through Voidshift, we hope to inspire you to keep expressing your passions no matter what the obstacle”

The collective from Voidshift Radio have been doing their radio show for quite sometime and we’re excited to have them share their wealth & passion of music.  Starting tonight (July 5th) & every Sunday nights, Voidshift Radio will be broadcasting from 7-9pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash Radio.

Here’s a taste of their show….if you like what you hear, please download the FREE Dash Radio App or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com and tune in tonight! Shoutouts to Wave Groove, Erok, & Justpudge.

Voidshift Radio – no.46 – Astronautica, Triton Bloom, Rick G., Dom Prieto, wave Groove by Voidshift Radio on Mixcloud

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS SOUNDCHECK EP. 9 w/ DOM KENNEDY & BAD LUCC

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 9 (6.23.15) with Dom Kennedy & Bad Lucc

Dj Babu set
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – Get The Money feat Vince Staples
Bilal – Money Over Love feat Kendrick Lamar
Slum Village – Love Is feat Bilal & Illa J
Pete Rock – Heaven & Earth
Black Milk – I Guess
Bilal – Pleasure Toy feat Big K.R.I.T

Jrocc set
Pete Rock – ???
Roc Marci – ???
Krondon God Understand Me feat Shafiq Husein
DaM Funk – Just Ease Your Mind From All Negativity
Starship Connection – Heart Breaker
Tek.Lun – Where I Was Born
Guilty Simpson – Popularity Game feat Elzhi
J-Dilla – Curb Servin instr.

Special Guest Dom Kennedy

Dom Kennedy Medley mix (Dj Babu)
Dom Kennedy – Gold Alpinas feat Rick Ross
Dom Kennedy – We Ball feat Kendrick Lamar
Dom kennedy – 1997
Dom Kennedy – P H (prod by Dj Dahi)
Dom Kennedy – Still Callin
Dom Kennedy – Dream To Me
Dom Kennedy – O.P.M
Dom Kennedy – Daddy
Dom Kennedy – Represent (I like that)
Dom Kennedy Interview
Dom Kennedy – 2 Bad

Dj Babu 2nd set
Frank Nitt – Slippin
Madchild – Devils and Angels
Cormega – No Filter feat Roc Marci
Thundercat – Them Changes feat Kamasi Washington
Camp Lo – Black Jesus
Jay Electronica – Road To Perdition

Special guest: Bad Lucc

Bad Lucc Medley mix (Dj Rhettmatic)
Bad Lucc – Buck, Buck, Buck feat Problem
Dubb Union – Dub You! feat Kurupt & Traci Nelson
Bad Lucc – Amazing feat Problem & Stoney The Dealer
Bad Lucc – Bang Dat Shit
Strong Arm Steady – The Movement (Born Into It remix) feat Bad Lucc
Bad Lucc & Mykestro – The Best
Bad Lucc – Hands Down
Snoop Dogg presents Dubb Union – Western Union feat Bj The Chicago Kid & Daz Dillinger
Bad Lucc – Get Em feat Jay Rock
Bad Lucc – Mr. Officer feat Kay Cola
Bad Lucc – Freestyle Accapella
Bad Lucc – Humiliate

Jrocc 2nd set
JP Morgan – Coming Back JP
Junclassic – No Realer  feat Maniac
Cazal Organism – Maferefun Oshun/Your Love
Knxwledge – Momma
Krondon – ??
Onra – That’s Me feat Black Milk
Ras G & the African Space Program – Lord of Lords
Alchemist – Bold
Alchemist – Matzik
Freddie Gibbs – Pimp Hand
Common- Nag Champa
NxWorries – Link Up

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS SOUNDCHECK EP. 8 (6.9.15) w/ ORIJANUS, MAD SKILLZ, & SEEFOUR

The Beat Junkies present: 
Soundcheck

Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month 
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.

Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 8 w/ Orijanus, Mad Skillz, Seefour (6.9.15)

Dj Rhettmatic set

Pumpkinhead Tribute Mix
Brooklyn Academy feat. Jean Grae – Raise Ya Hands
Immortal Technique – the illest feat. Jean Grae Pumpkinhead
Immortal Technique – Peruvian Cocaine feat Poison Pen & Pumpkinhead 
Pumpkinhead – Wack Emcees
Pumpkinhead – Wake Up
Pumpkinhead – Dynamic remix feat Bad Seed
Pumpkinhead – I Just Wanna Rhyme
Pumpkinhead – Anything
Pumpkinhead – Here
Pumpkinhead x Roc Marciano – ???
Pumpkinhead – Authentic
Pumpkinhead – Swordfish
Pumpkinhead – Trifactor feat Superstition & Wordsworth
Pumpkinhead – Relax remix feat J Davey

Special Guest: Orijanus

Quick Orijanus Medley Mix
Losco x Orijanus  – Loscooj
J-Dilla -The $ (Orijanus remix)
Orijanus – Ipanema
Orijanus – Eat
Orijanus – Rick1

Orijanus set

Dj Rhettmatic Set 2
Heresy – Move That Flow
Krondon & Chase N Cashe – Like us feat Freeway
Rick Gonzalez – Hail Mary
Hus Kingpin & SmooVth – Playoffs
Prhyme – Courtesy (Marco Polo remix)
Dert Floyd – Sunday School

Special Guest: Mad Skillz

Mad Skillz Medley Mix
Artifacts – Dynamite Soul feat. Mad Skillz
Mad 
Skillz – It’s Going Down
Mad Skillz – Stretch Armstrong Freestyle 
#2
Skillz & Bink – Rakim Smile
Skillz – Blow remix
High & Mighty – B-Boy Document
Mad Skillz – Extra Abstract Skillz
Mad Skillz – Nod Factor (Excel edit)
Mad Skillz – Stretch Armstrong Freestyle #1

Mad Skillz DJ Set

Dj Rhettmatic Set 3
Dj Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan – Harder
Czarface – Kaboom feat MF DOOM
Nas – Life’s A Bitch (J.Rocc remix)
Nikobeats – The Picture
Nikobeats – Iamcrazy

Special Guest: SeeFour
SeeFour – Be My Side
SeeFour – Freestyle

J.Rocc Set
Redman – Dunflato
Oh No – Untitled Exclusive
Nameless – Git-Cha-Sum
Tall Black Guy-  Solar Coaster For The People
Black Milk – August slap
The Meters – Hand Clapping Song
Black Milk – Meter Hands
M.O.P – Extended Family (J.Rocc remix)
Dirtydiggs – Henchmen feat Killa Kali
Onra – That’s Me feat Black Milk
NxWorries – Wngs
Black Milk – Mary Jane candy beat
Nikobeats – Wednesday
Cazal Organism – She Likes The God
Ras G & The African Space Program – Rain

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS SOUNDCHECK EP. 7 (5.26.15) w/ GASLAMP KILLER & FRANK NITT

The Beat Junkies present:
Soundcheck

Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
7-10PM Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel

Exclusively on Dash Radio.

Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 7 w/ Gaslamp Killer & Frank Nitt (5.26.15)

Dj Babu set

Freddie Gibbs – Dope House
Knx & Anderson Paak – Suede
Black Milk – I Guess
Pete Rock – Heaven & Earth
Czarface – Nightcrawler
Raekwon – 1, 2 1, 2 feat Snoop Dogg
Slum Village – Expressive feat BJ The Chicago Kid & Illa J
Just Blaze – Inhuman Nature

Guest: Frank Nitt

Frank Nitt – Slippin
Madlib & Frank Nitty – Pain
Frank n Dank – Everybody Get Up
J-Dilla – We F’d Up feat Frank n Dank
Frank Nitt – Official Supreme feat Botni Applebum
J-Dilla – Pause feat Frank-n-Dank
Frank Nitt Freestyle
Frank Nitt – Classic
Frank Nitt – My Hit Record

Dj Rhettmatic set

Jonwayne – Green Light feat Anderson Paak
Rick Gonzalez – Hail Mary
Hus Kingpin & SmooVth – Playoffs
Agallah – Rolling Stoned feat Ras Kass
Planet Asia – Loogies feat. Godfather Pt. III
Dr Dre – 2Nite feat Kendrick Lamar & Jeremiah
Nikobeats – The Picture
Your old droog – senseless killin II
Rick Gonzalez – Love & Money feat Prodigy
Ed OG – Sorta Way feat Reks
Nas – Life’s A Bitch (J.Rocc remix)
Nikobeats – Iamcrazy
Madlib – Sitar Ride

Gaslamp Killer mix

Dj Babu second set

Madchild – Devils & Angels
Camp Lo – Black Jesus
Nikobeats – Breaking My Heart
Prhyme – Courtesy (Marco polo remix)
Denaun Porter – Told Y’all feat. Rapsody
Fashawn – Higher instr.

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS SOUNDCHECK EP. 6 (5.12.15) w/ RAS G

The newest episode of Soundcheck is now up!

The Beat Junkies present:
Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
7-10PM Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
 On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 6 (5.12.15) with Ras G

Dj Rhettmatic set
Agallah – Rolling Ttoned feat Ras Kass
Planet Asia x Dirtydiggs –  Loogies feat. Godfather Pt. 3
Sean Price –  S.E.A.N
Bad Lucc – Buck Buck Buck feat. Problem
Marvelous Mag – I’m from Brooklyn feat Skyzoo & Brenton
Magestik Legend – Just Enough For The City (prod by 14KT)
Theory Hazit – Honorable Mention
Clear Soul Forces- Gamma Ray
Jonwayne – Minerals & Gems
Nikobeats – I Can’t do That To Me
Nikobeats – Wednesday feat Fly Anakin & Henny Lo
Hus Kingpin & SmooVth feat. Killer Ben – Shooting Gods
Bad Lucc – Hands Down
Miliano – Cocaina
Planet Asia x Dirtydiggs – Love, Hell or Right
Frank Nitt – Classic
Blame One – Disturbed remix feat Sean P & Fashawn
Oddisee – Belong To The World

Guest: Ras G
(Ras G Medley)
Ras G –  “Sun Behind The Clouds
Ras G – G Iz Us
Ras G – Hear U
Ras G – Fly Away
Ras G and The Afrikan Space Program – Jackie
Ras G – Polo Jackets & Dashiki
Ras G – Come Down (2 Earth)
Ras G and The Afrikan Space Program – Breakfast Blunts
Ras G and The Afrikan Space Program- Ourtrilliantend
Ras G – Alkebulan
Ras G – Bruce Leroy Glow feat Koreatown Oddity
Ras G Live SP-404 set

D-Styles set
D-Styles – Felonious Funk Remix
Vince Staples – Blue Suede
Dexter – Gimme No More
Jay Electronica – Exhibit A
Flako – Rehuscope
J
ay Electronica – Dear Moleskin
Omid – Electric City (remix)
Snka – No Groove No Shoes
Stagga – Buff Gyal Riddim
Tall Black Guy – I Wanna Play Sumthing For You
Johnny Moog – Crack Pu$$aay
Kutmah & Tehbis – Griots
Mophono – The Edge Slip On Beat remix
Dexter- The Simpson Flip
Co.Fee – Bourgeois
Mos Def – Auditorium feat Slick Rick
Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend
Nas- Get Down
Scratch 22 – Medicine Man
22 – KenLo Craqnuques (orange)
Alter – Calle Primera
BIGFOOT – ???
Frank-n-Dank – Where’s The Party At
Notorious Big – Juicy instr

Mr.Choc set:
Masta Killa – The Return Of The Masta Kill
Action Bronson – Terry
J-Live – I Am A Man
Pete Rock- One, Two A Few More
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Scarface
Pharoahe Monch – Rapid Eye Movement feat Black Thought
Large Pro – Opulence
Sean Price – Kurt Rambis
Axel F – All Day instr
Raekwon – 1-2 1-2 feat Snoop Dogg
Madvillain- America’s Most Blunted
Styles P – True & Living
Greg Nice – DWYCK (Beat Junkies Dubplate)
Lord Finesse – Fat For The 90s (demo)
De La Soul – God It feat Nas
Boca 45 – Dig Eat Beats Repeat
Pete Rock – Clean Getaway feat Uncle Murda
Gangrene – Play It Cool feat Earl Sweatshirt
Jonwayne – Green Light feat Anderson Paak
Ka – Iron Age feat Roc Marciano
Dilated Peoples – Directors
Statik Selektah – Thrill Is Gone feat Styles P & Talib Kweli
Black Milk – Cold Day
Action Bronson – Falconry feat Mayhem Lauren & Big Body Bes 
Action Bronson – Warlord Leather feat Earl Sweatshirt
Outro

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS SOUNDCHECK EP. 5 w/ ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD, ADRIAN YOUNGE, DENAUN PORTER, & MARVWON

The newest episode of Soundcheck is now up!

The Beat Junkies present:
Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
7-10PM Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.

Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 5 w/ Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge, Denaun Porter, & Marvwon (4.28.15)

Mr.Choc Set
Alchemist – Warlord feat Action Bronson & Earl Sweatshirt
Mobb Deep – Taking You Off Here
Freddie Gibbs – Harold’s (inst)
Blu- Cobb
Ghostface Killah – Love Don’t Live Here No More
Axel F – Searchin (inst)
Jon Wayne – Minerals & Gems
J Dilla – Beat 12
Planet Asia – Love Hell or Night
Pusha T – Lunch Money
Brand Nubian – Punk Step Up To Get Beatdown (Beat Junkie Dubplate)
De La Soul – God It feat Nas
Styles P – True & Living
Supa Dave West – 14 instr
Jay Dee – Beat 12
Nikobeats – U Can’t Do That To Me
Tall Black Guy -The Big Payback

Guests: Denaun aka Mr. Porter + Marvwon

50 Cent – P.I.M.P.
Pharoahe Monch – When The Gun Draws feat Mr. Porter
Denaun Porter – Gods laugh
Guilty Simpson – Get Bitches
50 Cent – Stunt 101

Denaun Porter & Marvwon Live Set

Onyx – Last Days (insert)
Action Bronson – Baby Blue feat Chance The Rapper
D.R.U.G.S – Nintendo pt.1

Dj Rhettmatic Set (Ali Shaheed/Adrian Younge Medley Mix)
Ghostface killah – Revenge Is Sweet
PRhyme – PRhyme
Adrian Younge presents The Delfonics – Stand Up
Bambu – Galvanter ft Rhettmatic
Adrian Younge presents The Delfonics  –
Enemies
 (needs dubplate) Dj Rhettmatic – Louie Vutton Wallets feat. J57 & Koncept
PRhyme – Courtesy 
Adrian Younge – Sirens 
Jay Z – Picasso Baby
D’angelo – Brown sugar
Ali Shaheed – Panic 
Scritti Politti – Tinseltown To The The Boogiedown feat Mos Def (Ali Shaheed Muhammad remix)
ATCQ – Jazz (We’ve Got It)
Ali Shaheed – Lord Can I Have This Mercy feat. Chip Fu
ATCQ – Scenario demo
Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Young Interview
D’angelo – Lady (Live on The Chris Rock Show)
Michael Jackson – History (The Ummah Radio Mix)
KRS-One – We In There (Ali Shaheed Muhammad remix)
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief – Meeting Of The Minds (inst)
Prhyme feat. Dwele – You Should Know
Adrian Younge presents The Delfonics – Love’s Melody

Adrian Younge Vinyl Set
Outro

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENT SOUNDCHECK EP. 3 w/ KNXLEDGE & DAM-FUNK

The Soundcheck episode with special guests Knxledge & Dam-Funk is now up on our Soundcloud page. Peep the audio below…

The Beat Junkies present:
Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
7-10PM Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.

Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Episode 3 w/ Knxledge & Dam-Funk
March 24, 2015.

1st Mix – Dj Babu:
Earl Sweatshirt – Huey
Ludacris – Charge It To The Rap Game
Fashawn – Higher
Action Bronson – Falconry
Jay Electronica – Road To Perdition
Rapper Big Pooh – How I Move
ALC x Prodigy – Curb Ya Dog
Slum village – Push It Along feat Phife Dawg
Joey Bada$$ – Paper Trail$

Guest Knxwledge
Kendrick Lamar – Momma (prod. by Knxwledge)
Mix by Knxwledge

2nd Mix – Rhettmatic
Knx x Anderson Paak – Suede
Nikobeats – So Fine
14KT – Adrenaline
Jake One – John Cena Theme
Dert – Derty
Dilated Peoples – Opinions May Vary feat Gangrene
Action Bronson – Terry
Supa Dave West – Dave Beats (inst)
MC Eiht – Shut Em Down feat The Outlawz
Killer Ben x Killa Kali – Thug Kings
Prodigy x Big Twins – Champions (remix)
Consequences – Tuck Your Release
Nottz – Everybody Knows Your Name
Brown Bag Allstars – Rhett Committed Murder
De La Soul – Get Away
Supa Dave West – Dave Beats 14

Dam Funk Interview & Live In Studio Funk Set

Rhettmatic 2nd Mix
Dam Funk & Steve Arrington – Tap That
Bohannon – The Beat (part 2)
Melissa Morgan – Fools Paradise
Charme – George Porgy
D-Train – Trying To Get Over
First Touch – All Because Of You

3rd Mix by J Rocc
Bernard Wright – Just Chillin Out
Yancey Boys – Slippin
Yasiin Bey – Yasiin x Dilla Sunshine
Oh No – Pure Imagination
Axel F – Omega feat Blu
Dirtydiggs – Henchmen feat Killa Kali
Run The Jewels – Job Well Done
Nas – The World Is Yours (Bukas Rollbrett remix)
Quakers – RIP feat. Guilty Simpson
Lootpack – Frenz vs Endz
Chanes – INF
Kan Zulu – Sixteen (BDP – Stop The Violence)
Knx – Let It Shine
Prhyme – U Looz
Jay Electronica – We Made It feat Jay Z

 

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENT SOUNDCHECK EP. 1 w/ MED, DILATED PEOPLES, & LMNO

If you have been following what we’ve been doing, you know that we started our very own Radio Station channel at Dash Radio….Beat Junkie Radio! We also have our very own show called Soundcheck, that we do live every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7-10PM. We launched our first show on February 10th with special guests Dilated Peoples, MED, & LMNO.

People have been requesting for the first episode, so here it is! Enjoy the show & make sure you tune in to Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash.

The Beat Junkies present Soundcheck Ep. 1 (2.10.15)
w/ MED, Dilated Peoples, & LMNO

First Hour:

Mix: J.Rocc

Intro
Common – Rewind That
The Quakers feat. Guilty Simpson – Rip
Mobb Deep – Taking You Off Here
Step Brothers – Swim Team Rastas
Bizarre Ride – Double Lief
Jay Electronica – We Made It feat Jay-Z
MF DOOM – Doomsayer (Young Guru Remix)
Mr. Muthaf**kin Exquire feat. Heron – Chains
Slum Village – Scheming w/ J Dilla, Posdnous & Phile Dawg
PRhyme – U Loos
Cozz – DKBU
J Dilla – Baby feat Guilty simpson
J Dilla – Lightworks
J Dilla – Pause feat Frank & Dank
Dabrye – Game Over feat. Jay Dee
Dinco D x Mellow Man Ace x Jarobi White – Case by Case
????
D.I.T.C – Digging In The Crates (Dj Premier Remix)
Masta Ace – Top Ten List (??? Remix)

Guest: MED
Axel F – Omega feat Blu
Axel F – Searchin’
Axel F – Screechin White Walls feat. Guilty Simpson
MED – Jungle Love feat. Guilty Simpson

Second Hour:

Mix: Dj Babu

Vince Staples – Progressive 3 babu edits
Your Old Droog – Bad To The Bone
Fashawn – The Beginning

Guest: Dilated Peoples
Dilated Peoples – Let Your Thoughts Fly Away
Dilated Peoples – Cut My Teeth
Dilated Peoples – Directors
Dilated Peoples Good As Gone (Live)

Pusha T – Lunch Money
Rapsody – Godzilla
PRhyme – To Me To You
NikoBeats – Remove This Doubt
Ultimate Force – I’m Not Playing

Third Hour:

Mix: Dj Icy Ice

Slimkid3 x Dj Nu-Mark – No Pity Party
Da Bush Babies- The Love Song
Mass influence – All Out

Guest: LMNO
LMNO – Long Beach (inst)
LMNO – Industry
LMNO & Twiz The BeatPro as Cohorts – Cohorts
Cohorts – Like Mind

Pete Rock & CL Smooth  – Straighten It Out
Stro Elliot – Miles Funk
The Loop Professor – The Stop and Gil
Outro

 

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENT: SOUNDCHECK – EP. 2 w/ ELZHI & TUXEDO (3.10.15)

If you have been following what we’ve been doing, you know that we started our very own Radio Station channel at Dash Radio….Beat Junkie Radio! We also have our very own show called Soundcheck, that we do live every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7-10PM. We launched our first show on February 10th with special guests Dilated Peoples, MED, & LMNO.

This past Tuesday, March 10th, we did our 2nd show with special guests Elzhi & Tuxedo aka Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One. We posted up this week’s show on our soundcloud page. Now you’re wondering “What about the 1st episode?”. We’ll post that up soon but we wanted to flip it & post up the 2nd episode first. Enjoy the show & make sure you tune in to Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash.

Episode 2 w/ Elzhi & Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)
March 10, 2015.

First Hour
Mix: Dj D-Styles
1. Grand Master Flash & The Furious 5 – The Message (Tall Black Guy remix)
2. Love Again Instrumental – Run The Jewels
3. Danny Brown- blunt after blunt
4. Eprom – Empires
5. Love Again inst. – unknown artist
6. E-40 – Art Of Storytellin
7. Captain Murphy feat Viktor Vaughn (DOOM) x Earl Sweatshirts x ThunderCat – Between villains
8. Royal Flush feat Sean Price – Beasting
9. Dizz1 – Frazzled
10. Jon Wayne – Mean Muggin
11. Stagga – The Motoskillz
12. Stagga – Stagga Sound Killer
13. Gas Lamp Killer – Flange Face
14. Adrian Younge – Turn Down The Sound
15. Rapsody – Godzilla

Guest Interview: Elzhi
16. Elzhi – February (prod by 14KT)
17. Jake One ft. Elzhi & Royce da 5’9 – Glow
18. Elzhi – Boomerang Slang
 (prod by Houseshoes)

19. Dabrye – Game Over feat Jay Dee
 (Instr)
20. Step Brothers – Step Masters
21. Freestyle Fellowship – This Write Here
22. Jay Dee – Hoard Inst.

Second Hour:
Mix: J.Rocc – Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Mix
1. Notorious B.I.G. – Queen Bitch
2. Notorious B.I.G. – Players Anthem demo
3. Biggie Freestyle 2 (Bucktown beat)
4. Notorious B.I.G. feat Sadat X – Come On
5. Red Hot Lover Tone – 4 my peeps feat Notorious B.I.G. & Organized Konfusion
6. Pudge The Fat Bastard feat Notorious B.I.G. – Think Big
7. Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya
8. Heavy D & The Boys feat Notorious B.I.G. – A Buncha Niggas
9. Eddie F & The Untouchables – Let’s Get It on feat Heavy D, 2pac x Notorious B.I.G. x Grand Puba
10. Notorious B.I.G. – The Ugliest
11. Notorious B.I.G. – Real Niggaz Do Real Things
12. Notorious B.I.G. – Freestyle (Black Superman)

13. De La Soul – Rock Ko.Kane inst.

Guest Interview: Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)
14. Tuxedo – Do It
15. Tuxedo – Number One
16. Tuxedo – Watch The Dance
17. Tuxedo – R U Ready
18. Tuxedo – So Good Inst

19. Slum Village – slum village
20. PRHYME – U Looz

3rd Hour
Mix: Dj Rhettmatic
1. Slum village – Scheming feat Jay dee x Posdnuos x Phife Dawg
2. Oddisee x Phonte – Requiem
3. eMC – Triple Threat
4. Frank Nitt – Slipping
 (prod. by J.Rocc)
5. Jay Electronica – Road To Perdition
6. yU & nottz – Homicide
7. Ab Soul – 47 Bars
8. Ras Kass x Apollo Brown – PNT
9. D.R.U.G.S – Dark jr
 (Inst)
10. Your Old Droog – Sonic Youth
 (prod. by Marco Polo)
11. Oddisee – Word To Wise
12. Kissing The Curb
 – Jake One ft. Busta Rhymes x Bishop Lamont
13. Now On – Catapults
14. 14KT – W.C.E.F feat MED x Kokane
15. 14KT – RockABye Baby
16. eMC – Charly Murphie
17. Joey Bada$$ – Paper Trail$
 (prod. by Dj Premier)
18. Saga – City Streets feat Roc Marciano
19. Your Old Droog – Homicide
20. Gangrene feat. Earl Sweatshirts – Play it cool
21. Red Bills – The Black Opera
22. Snoop Dogg – Cadillacs
 (prod. by Madlib)
23. The Joint Chiefs (Frank Nitt & Rhettmatic) – The Nitty Show
24. Fashawn feat. Busta Rhymes – Out The Trunk
25. Crown Royale (Buff1 x Rhettmatic) – The Chosen Few ft. MED, Fashawn, & Tres Styles
26. Axel F – Superman
27. Talib Kweli x Madlib ft. Strong Arm Steady
 – The Function
28. The Visionaries feat. Rakaa & Brother J – Need To Learn
28. Gangrene – All Bad
29. Gangrene – Take Drugs
30. Gangrene – Vodka & Ayahuasca

VIDEO RECAP: THE BEAT JUNKIES’ “SOUNDCHECK” DEBUT SHOW ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO/DASH RADIO

If you been following us for a hot minute, you would know that we have our very own radio station called Beat Junkie Radio on the Dash Radio App. And if you have been listening to our radio station, you would know that we have our own personal show called “Soundcheck”, which airs every 2nd Tuesdays from 7-10pm PST, and now also every 4th Tuesdays, the same time….so we will be going on every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

Our debut show was on February 10th and the crew was in full force (minus Shortkut). We also had special guests MED (Axel F/Stones Throw), Dilated Peoples, & LMNO (Visionaries) to come thru & celebrate with us for our 1st show. We have a video recap to see what was going on that night. To listen to the Soundcheck show as well as our station, make sure you download the FREE Dash Radio App on ITunes & Google Play & search for Beat Junkie Radio on the Dash App. Or you can listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com & search for Beat Junkie Radio.

BEAT JUNKIE RADIO OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES TODAY ON THE DASH RADIO APP (2/2/15)

If you have been following our group & individual social media links, we have been hinting of possible doing a radio show….well, sort of. As of today (Monday, February 2nd), The Beat Junkies have teamed up with Dj Skee‘s Dash Radio to officially launch the Beat Junkie Radio channel on the Dash Radio App. Yes, we got our own “Radio Station” playing mixes & music programming 24/7….who would’ve thought that The Beat Junkies have their own music channel. We’ve been working on this project for a good 5 months on making sure everything sounds good & the programming is tight as we can make it, along with getting proper drops & imaging.

To get the Dash Radio App for your IPhone, IPad, Android, or Tablet, you can go to ITunes or Google Play & download it for FREE
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Listen to Mixes & Music 24/7 programmed personally by The Beat Junkies: Hip Hop (classics & new sh*t), Soul, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Disco, House, Breaks, Samples, Slow Jams, Reggae & many more!  Our big brother, West Coast Legend & OG KDAY Mixmaster Julio G has his own channel “1580” on the Dash Radio App. Make sure you peep his channel out as well!

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You can listen to our Channel on the Internet WorldWide at www.dashradio.com. If you love the Beat Junkies & the music we play, this music station is for you! SPREAD THE WORD! 

Bigups to Dj Skee, J-Love, Erynn & everybody at Dash Radio for their help & support.

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Mix Schedule*:
Mixtape Mondays – 12pm PST
Wednesday Traffic Mix – 5pm PST
Friday Night Mix – 8pm PST
*All mixes will be rebroadcasted throughout the week.
 
Speciality Schedule:
Soundcheck with The Beat Junkies (Live Show Broadcast) – Every 2nd Tuesday Night from 7-10pm PST
Slow Jam Hour – Every night at Midnight PST
 
Music Programming 24/7 – 7 Days A Week

MIXTAPE MONDAYS: BEAT JUNKIE RADIO w/ J.ROCC & RHETTMATIC – EPISODE #9 (PTS 1&2) (2009)

What’s up folks….hope y’all had a good Halloween weekend.

I’m back with another installment of Mixtape Mondays…..we did a press release that we’re going to have our own channel on Dj Skee’s new Dash Radio app that has been already in effect the last 2 months (go to www.dashradio.com to hear what’s going on or you can download the DashRadio app for your IPhone & Android) in November.  We won’t announce the official launch of the Beat Junkie Radio Channel unti we are truly ready to launch it….be on the look out.

For the meantime, in honor of our upcoming relaunching of Beat Junkie Radio, here is an old episode from our Ustream show that we used to broadcast from J.Rocc’s crib and sometimes our old Beat Junkies recording studio, back in 2009….this is different from our 1993/94 96.7FM KWIZ show.  This particular mix is the audio portion of episode 9.  If you want to watch the old episodes, you can go to www.ustream.tv/channel/beat-junkie-radio

It’s a 2 hour mix broken up into 2 parts, with J & myself playing anything we want at that time on some “don’t give a f*ck” steeze.  The vibe might remind you on some Friday Night Flavas/Wake Up Show/Stretch & Bobbito Show steelo……enjoy!

Rhettmatic