Happy New Year Beastsiders!! Our first 2014 podcast is a streamlined sojourn through the sounds of Japan and the surrounding Far East as usual, and it kicks off with a track from Ms. Mari Iijima's recent "Eternal Forest" EP.
New performers on our rotational roster include pop/soul sibling quartet bless4, fresh off a video interview they did with the Crew at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014 (www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUDGEfokbZE). Portland-based Irish-Chinese chanteuse Illima Considine and her Sexbots stir every pot with their electrosensual music, preparing for a 3 city tour of Japan later this Spring (www.ilimaconsidine.com)
We have a special "I Can't Believe They Went There Moment" via two J-producers putting their own spin on a record by The Cardigans (www.thecardigans.com). They are KYOTO(www.youtube.com/user/mktchanand) and Takeshi Endo (www.youtube.com/user/nekome777?feature=watch).
While a bit slimmer on tracks in this mix, this Beastly brew is still high on quality and aural diversity.
You'll also hear about a few interviews we've done in the winter hiatus, with entrepreneur/event planner/L.A. to Japan transplant rap warrior DAMU PENDA of INTERNATIONAL PARTY ROCKERS (www.vimeo.com/partyrockers) and the FIRST INTERNATIONL PLAYAZ (www.facebook.com/damupenda), and with Mrs. Mary Silver, volunteer and on-air promoter for the Chinese performance troupe SHEN YUN (www.shenyun.com), who performed in Atlanta last December. Both interviews are featured here on the Beasts podcast page.
In future shows, you'll hear about the awesome that is MR. COMIC SHOP in Watkinsville, GA. If you're a comic book fan of any degree, you owe to your fanboy (or fangirl) integrity to check out their selection. (www.facebook.com/MR.ComicShop)
There is music and more for you to enjoy, and thank you to all the Beastsiders, both new and old listeners, for your patronage and click-action that led you here to our online hallowed programming halls.
Tracklist is below, and please enjoy!
TRACKLIST (Song Title/Artist/Album)
Eternal Forest/Mari Iijima/Eternal Forest EP (www.marimusic.com)
So Much In Love/bless4/ALL 4 ONE (http://bless4.jp/HOME.html)
Calm/Chimp Beams /Listening Is Believing (www.chimpbeams.com)
DeKonektion (切断)/K-Syndrom/True Love (真の愛)
Spiral Love (Produced by JOE IRON)/MICHO /EXOTIC MIXTAPE (Hosted by JIRO)
Petting a Cat/Ilima Considine &The Sexbots feat. DJ Ceez/Junk Sick
Come Go With Me/CHOPS ft. Ann One/Strength In Numbers (www.chopsmusic.com)
Give Thanks - Remix/DJ Ryou a.k.a. Smooth The Current; Kero One Feat. Niamaj/Feel - Sequel to Family
Asian Sensation/ MeccaGodZilla/Erroars (www.manafestvision.com)
-BREAK 2 -
Carnival/The Cardigans; KYOTO (www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwNEqucMeYY)
Carnival【Cardigans】/Takashi Endo (初音ミクで) (www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSvz83nITKw)
1440/Tokyo Chaos City/you're dead and you just don't know it (www.tokyochaoscity.com)
1993/ATOM ON SPHERE/ATOM ON SPHERE (www.facebook.com/atomonsphere)
Into The Light/The Suzan /Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat (www.foolsgoldrecs.com/artists/thesuzan/)
Hourglass/Cloak & Dagger Dating Service/ Invidia (https://www.facebook.com/cddsband) (www.reverbnation.com/cddsband)
*Intro song is "The Rising" by D.Fin.X. & AKARI TOWN (D. Torres/J. Kinomotto)(https://soundcloud.com/#dfinx) (https://soundcloud.com/#akaritown)
*Outro song is "AIU Trance" by D.Fin.X (D. Torres)(https://soundcloud.com/#dfinx)
Listeners and denizens of North Georgia, the Chinese performance art group Shen Yun (http://www.shenyun.com) will be performing next weekend (12/25-12/27) at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta (www.cobbenergycentre.com)! This is an interview with Mary Silver, one of Shen Yun's hardworking volunteers.
Mary educates and entertains about the history of the Shen Yun group (and what they reveal about the history of China through song and dance), as well as the orchestra that accompanies them at concerts. You'll hear about about the international and stateside renown that Shen Yun has, and her own introduction to them.
There is a sharp purpose to song and dance of Shen Yun, and Mary sheds light on it, and what audiences (with Oscar-nominated directors and actresses) have gotten out of it.
If this sounds like something of interest either to you or someone you know who's possessed of a keen interest in Chinese/Asian culture, please share this interview with them, and keep an eye (or two) for the next Shen Yun show near you. Their 2014 season will commence in Houston, Texas, and they'll be in Georgia for a show in Augusta next March.
(Special thanks go out to Mary, Jennifer, and Joy Zhou of the Shen Yun family!)
This is the final part of the Beasts From the East interview with rapper/journalist/marketer-promoter/entrepreneur DAMU PENDA.
-How people can get in touch with him
-The meaning of his Damu Penda name
-His thoughts on radio promotion
-His views on selling albums via the Internet
-His approach to street promotion
-What to do if you're in Osaka for the first time
-His various websites (Black Education 101, Black Education 202, International Party Rockers)
-Final words from Damu
Be sure to check out BLACK EDUCATION 101 and BLACK EDUCATION 202
This is the 2nd part of the 3-part interview that Beasts From the East did with Damu Penda of INTERNATIONAL PARTY ROCKERS/First International Playaz. Here's what we talk with Damu about:
-How Damu keeps in touch with his people in L.A.
-Sending kites to his incarcerated friends
-His poetry book project
-The importance of writing letters
-Working with a small crew vs. Working with a large crew
-His thoughts on Stanley "Tookie" Williams' death penalty verdict
-Being a 40-Something in the music (hip-hop) game
-The importance of peace and harmony with one's self
-Early days making a living rapping in Japan
-His transition from the streets of L.A. to the military
-His memories of the late b-boy Skeeter Rabbit (R.I.P.)
-His renown among and encounters with J-Hip-Hop artists
-Some important advice from REDRUM about doing songs with other artists
-The transtion from a party rocker to a business man
-The "We vs. I" scenario in business dealings
-His studio preferences
-His transportation preference in Japan
DISCLAIMER: Harsh Language, Unfiltered Knowledge
This is the first of a three part interview with Osaka, Japan based entrepreneur/promoter/journalist/urban musician DAMU PENDA a.k.a. DOPE DADDY on Beasts From the East.
Damu in his own words is a "self-educated" man, his learning taking him from the volatile streets of his native Los Angeles to Japan----and the rest of the world with his project International Party Rockers (Founded October 2010). It's hard to argue the benefits of his self-education.
International Party Rockers is a global entertainment network consisting of promoters, DJs, artists, producers, event organizers and marketing experts creating events and media projects
Here are some topics you'll hear about in Part 1:
-Damu's journey to Japan
-Learning the Japanese language
-Promoting U.S. hip-hop artists in Japan
-The Golden Age of foreigners doing music in Japan
-The Golden Age of the club scene in Japan
-The transition from a solo rap artist to an executive with International Party Rockers
-The real business langauge
-How he keeps with his people in prison
-Life as a minority in a foreign country
-The real vs. fake street element in the hip-hop culture
-His old rap crew FIRST INTERNATIONAL PLAYAZ
-The importance of building a brand for your business
-The importance of Motown as a record label and brand
-Why he wants his people to have passports
His music was what drew us here to him, but the gems he offers goes to life as a whole go beyond his music.
Please enjoy this interview, and check out the International Party Rockers team on Facebook/vimeo
IPR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/internationalpartyrockers Damu Penda Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/damupenda?fref=ts IPR Vimeo Page: http://vimeo.com/partyrockers
IPR YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IPRockers
Beastsiders, please excuse the delay on this episode. But between the events of DragonCon (www.dragoncon.org/) and Anime Weekend Atlanta 2013 (check our cosplay video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsrFm3JOv7c), we had a bit of a delay. However, it's to your benefit as you'll hear about the events, and some of the fine talents we linked up with there, including writer/artist Jennie Breeden of the webcomic that is NOT Satanic Porn--"The Devil's Panties" (www.thedevilspanties.com/), and J-pop brother and sister group bless4(www.bless4.jp/HOME_E.html).
You'll hear some sonic works from Hiroshima Fujiwara on the dub/reggae tip, reggae great Beenie Man over a DJ Hasebe beat, a graceful cover song from Mari Iijima (www.marimusic.com), a jazzy suite of Yokohama's group 3B Wonder with resident vocalist Akiko Nakanowatari, R&B from Cheyenne (remixed by Marley Marl of hip hop lore), Takeshi Sakasegawa doing his instrumental tidings of joy, and a group of hip-hop "posse cuts" to seal this episode's entertainment deal.
The show rounds off with bonus tunes from Elite Tha Showstoppa out of Athens, GA and New Jersey's own fine rhyme distributor P.GENZ.
Enjoy the show, and we'll be in touch!
TRACKLIST (Song Name/Artist)
Catch the Riddim Revisited/D Fresh
After Busting/Rekless City Presents D Fresh
Luv 4 Dub/Hiroshi Fujiwara
太陽になりたいよ/RYO the SKYWALKER
Gyal Is Everything (Remix)/Feat DJ TY-KOH,Y's,TOP TRIGA FINGA
Hey Yo Hey Yo/DJ HASEBE Feat. Beenie Man
Keep In Touch(Marley Marl Remix)/cheyenne (Marley Marl's Hip-Hop Dictionary compilation: http://www.amazon.com/Hip-Hop-Dictionary-Marley-Marl/dp/B00005HR6M)
Especia トワイライトパームビーチ muzi9uest Remix/musi9est (soundcloud.com/bpezk907)(https://myspace.com/muzi9uest)
Excellent/Maho Furukawa (https://www.facebook.com/maho.furukawa.14?fref=ts)
Good Times (Bed Times Remix)/Yoshihiro Nakagawa(https://soundcloud.com/yoshihiro_nakagawa)
Who's Right, Who's Wrong/Mari Iijima (http://www.facebook.com/mariiijima)
You Would Be Nice To Come Home To/3B Wonder ft. Akiko Nakanowatari (https://www.facebook.com/akiko.nakanowatari.7?fref=ts)(http://www.geocities.jp/heartland7139jp)
空の唄(Sky Song)/Takeshi Sakasegawa (https://www.facebook.com/takeshi.sakasegawa.1?fref=ts)(http://blog.livedoor.jp/takeshi_sakasegawa/)
astrovoyagers/the planets (www.theplanets.jp)(https://www.facebook.com/theplanets.jp)
Fight Fight/Number Girl
The Twelfth/Andrew Tyrone Rodgers (andrewtyronerodgers.bandcamp.com/)(https://www.facebook.com/andrewtyronerodgers)
BLACK LILY/TEARS OF THE REBEL
Let My Trunk Beat/F.I.P. (First International Playaz) featuring Cl' Che (http://www.youtube.com/user/damudaima)(http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC7A5099403AACDEB)
Love (Hip-Hop)/The Visionaries (www.upabove.com)(http://www.youtube.com/user/VisionariesTV?feature=watch)
24 Bars To Kill/Ski Beatz, Anarchy, Rino Latina II, 漢 & Maccho (www.skibeatz.me/)
Keep On (CLEAN)/Prod. by CHOPS ft. The Mountain Brothers & Ann One (www.chopsmusic.com) (Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm-nY92H1Io)
Return of the Trill Spitter (CLEAN)/Elite Tha Showstoppa (http://www.reverbnation.com/elitethashowstoppa)
Throne Music/P. Genz (pgenz.bandcamp.com/) (https://www.facebook.com/pages/P-GENZ/127071067303792)
Greetings Beastsiders! Todays episode features a few of the peformers who rocked Chiba's debut of the IRO IRO concert series (bi-monthly shows in Tokyo), via NACANO and The Watanabes. At different ends of the musical spectrum, their tunes are accompanied by MELL, Cro-Magnon, the great Takero Ogata, the MANAFEST VISION family members Ryu Black and Mio Soul (http://manafestvisionmedia.bandcamp.com/)
We go in smoothly with some 70's/80's j-soul tunes, and you'll hear about the jamfest provided by Doc Tre on the QUIET STORM web show (https://www.facebook.com/doc.tre.73?fref=ts), and the rising star SHINOBI THE MC brings his GODIVA rich rhymes over a killer Barry White loop to bring in the hip-hop set.
There are a number of styles you'll hear, and we've got more to give, so this play do its thing, you chill and enjoy the show!
Song - Artist
NIGHTRIDER (DJ MAYAKU remix) - NACANO (http://nacanomusic.com/)
I'm A Feminist - Nobuhiko Morino (https://myspace.com/nobuhikomorino)
Red Fraction (G.M.S. Remix) - MELL (http://www.geneon-ent.co.jp/rondorobe/music/ive/mell/)
Ana (feat. Izpon) - Cro-Magnon (https://myspace.com/cromagnonmusic)
Omnipresence - Takero Ogata (http://www.takero.net/)
Whales Can Sing - The Watanabes (http://www.thewatanabes.com/)
Fantasy - Picasso (http://www.pro-picasso.com/top.html)
プレゼント - SOLT
Scar Faces - THE MODS
Explosion - Shonen Knife (http://www.shonenknife.net/index.html)
Super Star - NaNa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NaNa_%28band%29)
THAT'S CRAZY - TWINZER (http://www.generasia.com/wiki/TWINZER)
Try Your Luck Again - Cindy (http://www.amazon.co.jp/Cindy/e/B002E4CW1K/ref=ntt_art_dp_pel_1)
Rain Flower 雨夜花 - Exit Clov (http://exitclov.com/)
MONOLOGUE - Akiko Nakanowatari (http://www.geocities.jp/heartland7139jp/)
突然の贈りもの - Taeko Ohnuki
BROKEN HEART - M. Takeuchi
I Wish - Mio Soul (http://iammiosoul.com/)
With Midnight And U - Shinobi The MC (https://soundcloud.com/shinobi-the-mc)
The World Be Like - TWO-J ft. DJ Quik (https://twitter.com/bigtwoj)
If You Feel Me - Suga Free ft. Kenici Asami(https://twitter.com/SugaFreethaPimp)
Can You Let Me Know (Ft. Lupe Fiasco, Verbal & Sarah Green) - DJ Deckstream
Microphone Phenomenal - Mountain Brothers (https://twitter.com/CHOPSmusic)
Heaven (天 ) feat. Mariannie - RYU BLACK (http://manafestvisionmedia.bandcamp.com/album/perfect)
Blah! Blah! Someswing - Gagle (https://myspace.com/gaglemusic)
Sweet Time - DOUBLE
Going Back - FF Green & Grand P (GRAND TRINES album free for download at http://ffgreen.bandcamp.com/album/grand-trines)
Hello listeners! Today's show features more of the J-Music and Asian music for your ear's pleasure, but is also a bulletin for some killer events going down.
First off, the legendary Japanese-American fusion/jazz/soul/funk band Hiroshima will be heading to Atlanta's Chastain Park Ampitheatre alongside some fellow groove masters for the Sunset Jazz show on Saturday, August 17th. It starts at 6pm, and this episode is a mini-highlight reel of sorts, where you'll learn about the bands' roots, and here some of the fruitful jams of their 30+ year foray into making music.
(Tickets for the show are available for purchase at: http://www.classicchastain.com/event/sunset-jazz-eric-benet-brian-culbertson-rachelle-ferrell-hiroshima-plus-more-artists-tba/)
Also, a couple of conventions are getting their run on shortly, including the New Orleans MECHA-CON, with a slew of great panels, guests, DJ dance floor action (courtesy of Los Negros), and anime (of course). It's happening the weeekend of August 23-25. More info is available at www.mechacon.com (For Powers Rangers fans, the 20th anniversary of the series will be celebrated with actors from the various series in attendance!)
In San Francisco, next Friday and Saturday (the 26th and 27th) will be host to NEW PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT rocking Japantown with the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2013. A lot of music acts (including Kyary Pamyu Pamyu), visual art masters, film premieres, and amusement park treats (including Hello Kitty Kawaii Town) will spice things up. You'll hear about it later in this ep, and you can check out www.j-pop.com/ for more info.
All that and then some fantastic music from Ming & Ping, SAWAS PHOOL, CRAZY-T (of Rising Sons Entertainment), SO-1, Nao Kudo, Arhtur Pentameter (fresh off their show at IRO IRO last month in Tokyo), and more will grace this episode.
Sit back (or stand up) and enjoy the show!
-The Beasts Crew
Interview with DJ Mahogany of Athens, GA night scene (https://www.facebook.com/notes/sean-polite/the-movers-and-shakers-project-segment-14-dj-mahogany/10151257802282704)
Hiroshima: One Wish
OGG Beats: Lost In Vietnam
Onra: No Matter What
Ming & Ping: Dream Within a Dream
TOWA TEI: Bianco feat. Arto Lindsay & Maki Nomiya
MIO SOUL: It Was You - In My Skin Intro Remix
K.T. & The Moonlight Band: ＳＴＡＲ ＬＩＧＨＴにキスして
DJ KAWASAKI: Jubileo
Hiroshima: Circle of Friends
Junko Yagami: NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Lisa Ono: La Vie En Rose
Kahimi Karie: Dis-Moi Quelque Chose Avant de Dormir
James Iha & Kazu Makino: The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde
Miguel: Adorn (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
Hiroko Yoshitaka: prelude
Nao Kudo: Hoshizora
Hiroko Yoshitaka: Lent
Yoshitaka Itakura: Output 1-2
DJ Krush The Lost Voices
CRAZY-T: BAD AS F--- (FEAT. 鎮座DOPENESS & ISH-ONE)
SO-1: Takeshima is Japanese Territory(feat. Hanzo Reiza. Enigmo)
Hime: Himegoto 3
Hiroshima: One Fine Day (Def Jef Remix Edit)
ELEKIBASS: Kimiha Koidorobou(remixed by milch of source)
Inside Neon: Cold Sunshine
Arthur Pentameter: Isle Of Horseflies
Suzuki Richiiro: Siren
The Oversleep Excuse: It's Alright
SAWAS PHOOL: Gram (Acoustic)
OGG BEATS: So Much Soul
Part 3, for giggles, covers the ultimate sandwich---an important question to ask yourself as you toil through what will be an exciting journey through the food service and violence soaked universe of Cafe Murder. Listen with caution.....
To start though, you'll hear about the special gifts that the top donors to the CAFE MURDER Kickstarter fund won. But mainly, it's all about the sandwiches......tasty, tasty sandwiches.....
Part 2 is about Zack's time in Japan, and the experience in working in the JET Program, and how it led him to discover the world of manga. Through a one-of-a-kind history course, and a job as a tour guide, he found the roots of the work that would inspire the manga that has spun-off from the CAFE MURDER game.