The album release party for the new Bei Ru LP on Friday was a lot of fun. Stay tuned for the first video from LA Zooo to drop soon. In the meantime here’s a video for ‘Sweet Temptress’ from his 2015 album Saturday Night At The Magic Lamp. Gives you a great sense of Bei Ru’s unique sound – seamlessly combining Armenian and Middle Eastern sounds with the hip-hop tradition of cutting samples together in amazing new ways. Video by Postas.
Music blog Passion of the Weiss recently posted a fascinating and in-depth look at the 20th anniversary of eclectic UK indie label BBE whose releases include jazz dance compilations, Pete Rock’s Petestrumentals, J Dilla’s Welcome 2 Detroit, the excellent Strange Funky Games and Things DJ mix series featuring Kenny Dope and DJ Spinna, rare and unreleased Roy Ayers tracks, and much more.
A new 3 day music festival launches in Long Beach this weekend and it looks to be absolutely epic! Presented by KCRW and produced by a group of super talented and accomplished Long Beach-based musicians, find out more at the Music Tastes Good website.