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LEFTO & FREE THE ROBOTS "KARAVAN" LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE LEFTO & FREE THE ROBOTS "KARAVAN" LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE QUICK VIEW

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Lmited edition Cassette Lefto (Belgium) and Free The Robots (California) found themselves on tour together a year and a half ago. They decided to cook up a record with the beats they were making from the inspiration collected along the way. Fast-forward to the present and that idea has grown into Karavan, an album full of international exotic melodies and heavy rhythms that reflect the sounds gathered through their years of consistent nomadic touring. Lefto. World renowned, he regularly blesses sound-systems from Tokyo to Seoul and Singapore to New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has been a resident deejay for Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festivals since 2008. Camera under the arm, he is also one of the few deejays on this planet who can play somewhere and have a nice movie on the internet a couple hours later, with over 250 videos on YouTube and Vimeo. It's very impressive. The travels resulted in the Worldwide Family Vol. 1 compilation on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings with partner in crime DJ Simbad in 2011. In 2012, he put out two compilations, one for American brand 101 Apparel and the other one for Universal Music. Chris Alfaro is Free The Robots, the beatmaker/DJ known for his unique sound, hinting at jazz, blues, psychedelic, electronic, and hip-hop, while remaining undefinable. Using everything from dusty, obscure samples, mind-warping analog and digital synths, and live instruments, his dirty drums and progressive melodies blend everything together into sonically rich compositions. His ever-evolving, imaginative sound breaks free from any boundaries and flows away from robotic monotony. As one of the pioneering artists to come out of the Los Angeles beat movement, Alfaro continues to expand minds around the world with his line-up of original recordings and energetic live performances, sharing stages with the likes of DJ Shadow, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus, and DJ Krush. Package includes T-shirt, & limited edition Cassette Lefto (Belgium) and Free The Robots (California) found themselves on tour together a year and a half ago. They decided to cook up a record with the beats they were making from the inspiration collected along the way. Fast-forward to the present and that idea has grown into Karavan, an album full of international exotic melodies and heavy rhythms that reflect the sounds gathered through their years of consistent nomadic touring. Lefto. World renowned, he regularly blesses sound-systems from Tokyo to Seoul and Singapore to New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has been a resident deejay for Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festivals since 2008. Camera under the arm, he is also one of the few deejays on this planet who can play somewhere and have a nice movie on the internet a couple hours later, with over 250 videos on YouTube and Vimeo. It's very impressive. The travels resulted in the Worldwide Family Vol. 1 compilation on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings with partner in crime DJ Simbad in 2011. In 2012, he put out two compilations, one for American brand 101 Apparel and the other one for Universal Music. Chris Alfaro is Free The Robots, the beatmaker/DJ known for his unique sound, hinting at jazz, blues, psychedelic, electronic, and hip-hop, while remaining undefinable. Using everything from dusty, obscure samples, mind-warping analog and digital synths, and live instruments, his dirty drums and progressive melodies blend everything together into sonically rich compositions. His ever-evolving, imaginative sound breaks free from any boundaries and flows away from robotic monotony. As one of the pioneering artists to come out of the Los Angeles beat movement, Alfaro continues to expand minds around the world with his line-up of original recordings and energetic live performances, sharing stages with the likes of DJ Shadow, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus, and DJ Krush. Click here to order the Vinyl through New Los Angeles Records.
MdCL & GB "POWER TO THE PEOPLE" CASSETTE MdCL & GB "POWER TO THE PEOPLE" CASSETTE QUICK VIEW

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MdCL (Mark de Clive-Lowe) & GB (Gifted & Blessed) “POWER TO THE PEOPLE”  "Power to the People is about activism through art. Music certainly doesn’t have to be angry, loud or noisy to embody the spirit of progress, freedom and unity - sometimes it’s the quiet ones that resonate the most. For my part, the mixtape selection is all about music with undeniable essence and substance that goes hand in hand with great artistry and reflecting the human spirit. Taking the past and recontextualizing it to the present - keeping it all timeless. On the 7” we’ve paid homage to two iconic titans of jazz - Charlie Parker and Joe Henderson - the former remixed by me and the latter reworked from scratch with an original GB interpretation. Kick back, relax and enjoy!" - Mark de Clive-Lowe (Mashibeats/CHURCH) MARK de CLIVE-LOWE BIO: (MdCL) is one of the most innovative producers and live performers you will find anywhere.  Anchored by the duality of his Japanese and New Zealander parentage and ignited by a love of playing piano at the age of four, it is no wonder this multi-national phenom has seen his explosive natural gifts blaze across the globe from NZ to the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Cuba and South Africa. Whether you call him artist, producer, composer, pianist, performer, DJ, or selecta, titles are impartial to Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL). Many try to classify this impressively fertile music journey, yet to identify with only one label belies the heavy scope of the ride. The piano set the course, the keyboard is the vehicle, and with the drum machine as the fuel, the relentless skill of MdCL is underscored by a rare sonic sensibility. He's an accomplished musician, originally sowing his oats in straight-ahead jazz, before taking the music far beyond. A devastating live performer, the MdCL experience is marked by impromptu studio production created on stage from scratch, using drum machines, keyboards and effects. The end result: live remixes birthed on stage for each and every gig. With bold chops like this, to call him "prolific" is an understatement, having contributed to over 250 releases and being a first-call collaborator for a wide range of artists, including Jill Scott, Jody Watley, Leon Ware (Marvin Gaye/Michael Jackson/Maxwell), DJ Spinna, Sandra St. Victor (The Family Stand/Chaka Khan), amongst a slew of others. Based in LA for the past 7 years after a decade entrenched in the cultural epicenter of London's broken beat scene, MdCL leads his live band with his party CHURCH (also the name of his latest album); performs solo live electronic sets for the dancefloor; educates with masterclasses and workshops; and collaborates with a broad range of artists and creatives. Melding the beat-making and technology with musicianship and tradition, MdCL's potential is beyond convention. He's one who takes it all on the road like no one else, with a solid fan base that bridges cities as far reaching as LA, NYC, Atlanta, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Tokyo and Sydney. "(the) avant-garde soulful Pianist/DJ/Producer delivers his lifetime of journeys to different musical ports in a concise package, seamlessly... transporting not just in genre but in emotion and spirit." - Huffington Post (USA) "...a timely reminder that some of the greatest producers, in line with the likes of Quincy and Stepney, are also musicians with chops as well as smart adventurers in sound." - Echoes Magazine (UK)  "an underground phenom..." – Okayplayer (USA) GB BIO: Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker is a composer and sound artist who is best known for his electronic works of widely varying styles. He has released records through his own label, Gifted & Blessed, as well as with several others including Wild Oats, Eglo, All City and Sound In Color.  In his late teens, Gabriel began releasing records using his GB moniker. These recordings are considered to be an important link in the beginnings of the Los Angeles beat movement, which was fueled largely in its inception by the work of GB and several other artists then releasing music with the Sound In Color label in Los Angeles. After releasing a critically-acclaimed first album, Soundtrack for Sunrise (2004), Gabe grew restless with his approach to music and decided to explore different realms of sound and to revisit aspects of creating sound which he had only gleaned by then. The next few years were a period of intense study for Gabe, mainly in the areas of MIDI composition and analog synthesis. This is reflekted in the works he has released since, which range often drastically in style and exhibit the breadth of his learning process. He calls these varying sounds by the umbrella term "technoindigenous studies," a bridging of the technological with the ancestral in his music. He is most known in the dance music community for the records he has released under his monikers GB, Gifted & Blessed, and The Abstract Eye, as each of which has released several records that have somewhat become cult classics. Check his discography. Gabe has done collaborative work as producer, remixer and musician with a wide host of artists, ranging from Flora Purim and Airto to Spacek, J*DaVeY, Little Dragon, Baatin and many others. In live performance, Gabe has been known to demonstrate a wide variety of processes with his full analog synthesizer and drum machine rig. At times he has been known to host sound meditations. Other times he's known for his unique recreations of his own dancefloor pieces, something like a recital at which one cannot help but to move with the music and go within. He's also been known to play DJ sets of his own works (often unreleased and lesser known pieces) for people in clubs around Europe, North America and the Caribbean. 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ONRA "ESCAPISM" CASSETTE ONRA "ESCAPISM" CASSETTE QUICK VIEW

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“When 101 Apparel asked me for a mix, I thought I wanted to do something different and picked the theme of Escapism after selecting the first few tracks which had some kind of “ambient” vibe. That’s what inspired me when I was making the mix, and here you can find a collection of some of my favorite young talented musicians.” - ONRA With an eclectic arsenal of samples and an ear for international sounds, Onra (born Arnaud Bernard) is a beatmaker based out of Paris, France. Reminiscent of crate-diggers like Madlib and DJ Shadow, Onra pep- pers his beats with exotic sounds from Vietnam and India, giving his sound an international flair. The French producer released his debut album, Tribute, in 2006 on Bo Bun Records, then followed up the next year with the critically acclaimed Chinoiseries, which was released on both Favorite Recordings (LP) and Bo Bun (CD). Continuing to stay pro- ductive, Onra released 1.0.8 in 2009 on Bo Bun before switching to All City Records in 2010 for the release of Long Distance. In 2011, the beat- maker released Chinoiseries, Vol. 2., 2015 he released the “Fundamen- tals album on All City.
KENNY DOPE  "ANYTHING GOES" CASSETTE KENNY DOPE  "ANYTHING GOES" CASSETTE QUICK VIEW

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Its with great excitement that we release our new collaboration with Kenny Dope! Cassette is limited to 300 pcs. Kenny “DOPE” Gonzalez is one of the most prolific artists of the modern music age. The four time Gram- my nominated musical genius has been entertaining and astounding the masses alike with his fusions of house, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, funk & soul, reggae, alternative pop and broken beats for 20 years. Known as a living encyclopedia of beats and tagged with the nickname “DEBO” by his closest friends, Kenny is a purveyor of sonic masterpieces. “Im really happy to collaborate with a brand that is just as passionate about music as I am. It’s dope to be able to share a mix with you that showcases all the sounds that I work with and love. I appreciate 101 Apparel including me in their line, its great to bring you an exclusive mix and the Limited Edition Tee. Go get it 101 Apparel. Peace” - KENNY DOPE
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MARC MAC "HIPOLOGY" CASSETTE MARC MAC "HIPOLOGY" CASSETTE QUICK VIEW

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Marc Mac is one of a rare breed of producers who moves smoothly between different genres flitting between pseudonyms while leaving a trail of quintessential releases. Straight Outta Dollis Hill London Marc Mac is one half of the legendary outfit 4hero and also founder member of Reinforced Records a label positioned at the cornerstone of early electronic music in the UK. In the late 90‘s Marc signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talkin Loud Records with his group 4hero. 4hero went on to produce 2 great award winning albums with Talkin Loud “Two Pages” & “Creating Patterns”. 4hero then went on to set up a new label where they released the critically acclaimed “Play With The Changes” and most recent “Extensions”. Somewhere in this timeline, between producing music for Jill Scott to Roy Ayers, Phonte to Terry Callier, Marc started another project called Visioneers releasing a set of limited 7” singles getting the attention from top eclectic DJ’s including Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay. Visioneers was then picked up by BBE records who released the debut album “Dirty Old Hip Hop”. Following on from the success of “Dirty Old Hip Hop” Marc returns with a new Visioneers record HIPOLOGY. “Hipology is a collage of some of my personal influences as a DJ/Producer growing up listening to Hip Hop; it’s a real eclectic mix of Breaks, Beats, Soul, Jazz, and freaky squeaks and not a sampler in sight. Visioneers is about revisiting my love for Hip Hop; What it was and what it is; the musical influences and the culture...”. Hipology will be released on BBE records late spring and features guest spots from John Robinson, TRAC & Baron, Notes to Self, Luke Parkhouse, The Support Brass & Ariya Horns.“I can’t paint a picture with one color I need to play with them all. Music is the same for me, how can I produce or DJ one style of music? I got to play with them all.” Marc Mac (4 Hero, Visioneers, BBE). Visit http://hipology.org for more info on Marc Mac's "Hipology" project