If you came out to our group art show REVOLVE last month, you don't wanna miss out on tonight's festivities at SoleSpace in Downtown Oakland, a collaborative event with Shruggs' R.i.M.E. Radio who'll be celebrating their 5th anniversary. Our pop-up shop from The Chocolate Monkey and Happen is going on right now (till 7 p.m.), and the party starts at 8 p.m. with sets from the three gentlemen above. Expect SpencerxStevens, Wallah Umoja and Shruggs to grace us with DJ sets alongside guest Shawn Looney.
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The folks over at RNP are presenting a show featuring a bunch of our friends tonight, headlined by 1-O.A.K. and Trackademicks who can always be counted upon to provide a highly curated and ill show. Above is a photo from one of their rehearsals for this very show, expect to hear some records from 1-O.A.K.'s upcoming LP as well as 2 Player Co-Op material. For those who are in tune to our social media outlets, we've been working with CaliMade's own Legendvry on his upcoming release Trap Art, and he'll also be taking the stage tonight. Add in Oakland's own K.E.L.L.S into the mix and you have a solid line-up of homegrown talent. Youthful Kinfolk's own SpencerxStevens has been tearing it down as of late, making noise as a DJ this year and continues his run by handling the 1s and 2s alongside Mele$Wave tonight.
Head on over to RisenPine's website for more details and how to get tickets.
Every once in a while a track comes out that completely refreshes your senses, something to put on replay and burn throughout the week, giving you that Sunday feel during a week of work. The latest offering of such is the Blended Babies produced/presented "On My Own", another beautiful collaboration brought together by the Midwest powerhouse production unit that enlists The Cool Kids and Lorine Chia for musical bliss. Apparently this cut is from the vaults, we can only imagine what more the Blended Babies have in store for us - check out their previous track "North Korea" with Donnie Trumpet here.
Earl's name seldom pops up on our radar, but when it does you can expect that you're in for a treat, the Odd Future member took to the internet to announce another tour alongside Vince Staples, and newcomer Remy Banks. We can only assume that Earl's gearing up for another release soon, he recently released a track with Budgie and Samiyam (which you can stream below), he's been steadily growing as an artist with every release which is evident on "Quest/Power" - also stream a recent Left Brain produced track from Remy Banks below.
This Saturday we'll be hosting "Open House" alongside R.i.M.E. Radio, who'll be celebrating their 5th anniversary, with sets from YK cohorts SpencerxStevens, Wallah Umoja, Shruggs and guest Shawn Looney. Open House will take place at SoleSpace in Downtown Oakland, and during store hours there will be a pop-up shop from Happen & The Chocolate Monkey. R.i.M.E. Radio is where we encountered Shruggs, a young DJ who impressed with his based sets, bringing constant energy and an eclectic blend of original edits and production throughout. Below is a brief history of R.i.M.E. Radio from former host Kentavious Prime.
I started R.I.M.E. Radio in 2010 with my cousin Miguel with the goal of pushing artists and music we felt weren't getting the shine they deserved. We streamed live Fridays 3-4 pst on AlldayPlay.FM with different themed shows ranging from Teddy Riley produced anthems to Sunday Afternoon Mixes.
The acronym R.I.M.E. was a way for us to pay homage to our local hip hop roots in San Francisco. Ruthless and Ill-Mannered Everything, RBL Posse and I.M.P., our two favorite rap groups from the city.
RIME Radio and AllDayPlay.FM allowed me to go out and interview some of my favorite artists as they came out to perform in SF or Oakland. Artists included Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, and Stalley.
As the years went on the show grew to include Wallah Umoja, Amir Aziz, Rayana Jay, Sam Carter and DJ Shruggs! We hosted round table discussions on news ranging from the Oscar Grant murder to Occupy Oakland protests.
DJ Shruggs took over the show in 2013 and continues to hold it down till this day. Check us out live every Friday from 3-4 p.m. on AllDayPlay.fm, and be sure to come down to Open House this Saturday. There will also be a pop-up shop from Happen and The Chocolate Monkey during the day, from 12-7 p.m - below is the latest episode of R.i.M.E.
C8C/The MindStyle Company, the conglomerate behind DAGHE's "MORE VIBE$" mix and day party series, as well as ANGOR REPUBLIC, is bringing something your way this weekend. This Sunday, after coming fresh off tour with Kool John as a DJ to rock HBK Day 2015 (alongside MKSMTH as ANGOR REPUBLIC as well), DAGHE+DIGITAL will be DJing the "MORE VIBE$" Day Party at Parliament in Oakland. Check out their newly launched site for more details and to get on the guestlist.
This weekend was the HBK Gang's second annual "HBK Day", with a pop-up shop/meet and greet at Pink Dolphin in San Francisco. Fans of the Heartbreak Gang were camped out since Thursday in anticipation of getting a ticket to the secret show at the Chapel SF after the in-store, which was given to the first 400 people to arrive. With Su about to embark on the Eyes On Me Tour, he kicked it all off with this event, releasing a capsule and EP of the same name and demonstrated why the HBK Gang is a driving force in California's musical renaissance and a highly successful brand. Amid the festivities at Pink Dolphin, Su was found front and center in the store, signing copies of the EP and taking the time out to meet every last one of his fans. The concert at Chapel in the Mission featured a set from, Angor Republic, Down2Earth, Dave Steezy, P-Lo, Kool John, Skipper and Sage, check out our recap photos below while streaming Su's latest drop.