Sunday afternoon, September 15th 2013

Entrance is Free w/ a Canned Good. Lets do what we can as a music community to let our vibrations be heard and help out those less fortunate. Please bring a canned good to donate to the cause.

B E A T – S W A P – M E E T
L O S – A N G E L E S (#22)

Beat Swap Meet is a celebration of vinyl culture. Over 50 Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over the West Coast and beyond, Buy Sell & Trade: Blues, Boogie, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, New Wave, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Ska, Soul, and World 12′s LP’s & 45′s on VINYL.

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Officially filed under recording studios to drool over. Marvin’s Room, formerly known as Marvin Gaye Studios, is where many of the artist’s greatest hits were recorded. The restored studio includes recording facilities, living quarters, and even a basketball court.

Check out the equipment list and photo gallery, then go get motivated!

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Waajeed revisits another deep J Dilla sample. This time he explores The Sounds of Love: …A to Zzzz. He also tells the tale of visiting the Sound Library with Dilla and Q-Tip to dig through the ultra special behind the counter vinyl stash.

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Grammy upcoming artists, their production company, and their upcoming album entitled Alter Egos.

“Every rapper thinks they’re a CEO.”

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Bling47 drops an interview with DJ/Producer Rich Medina as he delves into one of J Dilla‘s most definitive samples, which was used on Common’s “Hot Shit.”

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9th Wonder gives a thoughtful interview while talking about his personal brand, production as a brotherhood, and the importance of maintaining a regional sound and identity.

The ones that really sound like where they’re from or even try to create a sound for where they live, I think those are the ones that last a very long time.

Producer are like a brotherhood.

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The DMC American DJ Battleground is once again underway. Support your fellow DJ’s or stand up and go get it for yourself.

Check the dates after the break!

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DJ Funktuall gives viewers a tour of Breakdown Records, which is located in Flushing Queens. All albums in the store are $2, but, according to Funktuall, the best stuff is on eBay.

Yes, there are even records in the bathroom. Watch the whole video tour, it gets a little ridiculous.

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Kontrax, founder of the Beat Lounge Beat Battle, and producer Yon L.I. talk about the Cincinnati hip-hop production scene and the importance of beat battles.

Visit Beat Lounge on Facebook for more info about upcoming events.

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Kavet The Catalyst, founder of of BeatRoot, takes viewers inside of LS Lab to talk learning production out of necessity and eventually founding Hawaii’s premier producer event.

Shout out to Upstairs Records, which used to advertise in all of the hip-hop magazines. This is where I too purchased my first belt driven Gemini turntables and later Technics 1200′s.

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