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March 10th, 2008

Experimental Party Music, Joyful Edition

Tonight !

Have u heard No Ground Under? It’s a heater. All that you’d expect and more. Oddball hip-hop, foreign tongues, and pumping Caribbesque beats. Some MTL masala, for sure, but more to the point, it’s downright idiosyncy — “a reflection of where [Ghis is] right now.”

I’m not sure about right now, but tonight Ghislain is gonna be in Cambridge. If you’re inna the area, this is not to be missed. Don’t snooze; bring your dancing shoes.

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March 4th, 2008

Beat Research :: Maga Bo & Chief Boima

@ Beat Research on March 31 >>

Maga Bo’s sound is a divine (s)mashup of batucada, rai, capoeira, bhangra, and skewed electronic beats in a borderless conundrum of gritty street sounds, found and modified rhythms and melodies from Brazil, Morocco, Senegal, India and beyond. DJing and producing tracks with a portable laptop studio, he has worked and performed in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
http://magabo.com/

Coming from the Bay Area and descendant from the ancient clan of the Sherbro-Germans of Milwaukee, Chief Boima, is constantly traveling the world trying to recreate the African house party for new and willing audiences. Also a member of the Aussie-Ameri-Swede band Beaten By Them, and Afro-Latino hip hop duo Chief y Chango, diversity in the mix is essential for this DJ-Cellist extraordinaire.
http://www.ironmilitis.com/

Beat Research
Mondays at the Enormous Room with residents DJ Flack and Wayne and Wax
567 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
9pm to 1am, 21 plus, Free

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March 4th, 2008

Beat Research :: DJ Tigerbeatz

DJ Tigerbeatz will be making a special trip to the mainland from her home on Martha’s Vineyard for another awesome set here in Cambridge. She mixes up mad styles and will keep the place hopping with her worldy beat driven psychedelic sounds including: electrogypsy . balkan beat . bollybreaks . arabic bumps . asian freakbeat . baile funk . kwaito . afrobeat . congotronic . latin house . italo disco . and more

Beat Research
Mondays at the Enormous Room with residents DJ Flack and Wayne and Wax
567 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
9pm to 1am, 21 plus, Free

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March 3rd, 2008

Beat Research :: Ghislain Poirier & DJ Thick

Monsieur Poirier needs no introduction. Our favorite MTLien has been steadily blowing up the world with his slamming beats for a minute, and now that he is signed to Ninja Tune there is really no stopping him.
http://www.ghislainpoirier.com/

DJ Thick (Toronto by way of Puerto Rico, Miami, and DC) fuses years of experience with percussion and electronic music to turn his iBook into a folk instrument. For this special set at Beat Research, he’s rocking new original productions and mixes, heavy on the percussion and 808 … and just plain heavy.
http://www.djthick.com/

Beat Research
Mondays at the Enormous Room with residents DJ Flack and Wayne and Wax
567 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
9pm to 1am, 21 plus, Free

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March 3rd, 2008

Beat Research – March 08

[Pardon any events page / rss weirdness — still working out some kinks.]

Beginning tonight, March is a BIG month for Beat Research. As snipped (&tucked) from the BR website, here’s the lineup —

March 3 :: CARNAVAL MADNESS!! w/ KidDid & Os Santos

Yeah, yeah, we know. Carnaval officially dropped early this year. But wait — não chore mais! KidDid & Os Santos returns to BR to revel in the excesses of carnaval yet one more time!

KDOS is the musical alliance of local producer / multi instrumentalist Daniel D’Errico with Brazilian percussion phenom Marcus Santos. Last time these guys rolled through BR it was off the hook. Brazilian percussion meshed with electronic beats, people dancing on the furniture, sweating up a storm. Fates crossed, spirits unhinged. You get the idea. Come on out and dance till your feet ache.
http://www.myspace.com/kiddid

March 10 :: Ghislain Poirier & DJ Thick

Monsieur Poirier needs no introduction. Our favorite MTLien has been steadily blowing up the world with his slamming beats for a minute, and now that he is signed to Ninja Tune there is really no stopping him.
http://www.ghislainpoirier.com/

DJ Thick (Toronto by way of Puerto Rico, Miami, and DC) fuses years of experience with percussion and electronic music to turn his iBook into a folk instrument. For this special set at Beat Research, he’s rocking new original productions and mixes, heavy on the percussion and 808 … and just plain heavy.
http://www.djthick.com/

March 17 :: DJ Tigerbeatz

DJ Tigerbeatz will be making a special trip to the mainland from her home on Martha’s Vineyard for another awesome set here in Cambridge. She mixes up mad styles and will keep the place hopping with her worldy beat driven psychedelic sounds including: electrogypsy . balkan beat . bollybreaks . arabic bumps . asian freakbeat . baile funk . kwaito . afrobeat . congotronic . latin house . italo disco . and more

March 24 :: DJ Chris “Rockswell” Devlin

Chris Devlin, aka Spank Rock’s DJ, recently relocated to the Boston area, so we’re enthused to have him bring some of his low end theories to the Beat Research labs.
http://www.myspace.com/mrdevlin1

March 31 :: Maga Bo & Chief Boima

Maga Bo’s sound is a divine (s)mashup of batucada, rai, capoeira, bhangra, and skewed electronic beats in a borderless conundrum of gritty street sounds, found and modified rhythms and melodies from Brazil, Morocco, Senegal, India and beyond. DJing and producing tracks with a portable laptop studio, he has worked and performed in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
http://magabo.com/

Coming from the Bay Area and descendant from the ancient clan of the Sherbro-Germans of Milwaukee, Chief Boima, is constantly traveling the world trying to recreate the African house party for new and willing audiences. Also a member of the Aussie-Ameri-Swede band Beaten By Them, and Afro-Latino hip hop duo Chief y Chango, diversity in the mix is essential for this DJ-Cellist extraordinaire.
http://www.ironmilitis.com/

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March 3rd, 2008

Beat Research :: CARNAVAL MADNESS!! w/ KidDid & Os Santos

Yeah, yeah, we know. Carnaval officially dropped early this year. But wait — não chore mais! KidDid & Os Santos returns to BR to revel in the excesses of carnaval yet one more time!

KDOS is the musical alliance of local producer / multi instrumentalist Daniel D’Errico with Brazilian percussion phenom Marcus Santos. Last time these guys rolled through BR it was off the hook. Brazilian percussion meshed with electronic beats, people dancing on the furniture, sweating up a storm. Fates crossed, spirits unhinged. You get the idea. Come on out and dance till your feet ache.
http://www.myspace.com/kiddid

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January 28th, 2008

Beat Research – Jan 08

I’m not so good about keeping this page updated, which is why I link to the Beat Research site over on the sidebar there>>

At any rate, we’ve got some great guests lined up for the next month. Here they are, descriptions snipped&chopped from the BR website

Jan 14 :: DJ Paul Dailey and Wayne’s Harvard Extension Class

A veteran of the dance music scene in New England and beyond, Paul Dailey has been rocking dancefloors for more than two decades. Hailing from Boston, Paul has traveled extensively and performed in some of the top venues and cities in the world (including the WMC in Miami and the Movement/DEMF in Detroit.) Paul regularly plays at RISE and Avalon in Boston, Metronome in Burlington, and Sullivan Room in New York City. He has played at some of the best parties and festivals in North America, alongside many of the best techno DJs in the world including Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Marco Bailey, Adam Beyer, Christian Smith and Chris Liebing. Paul also hosts a weekly show called Hardwired (www.hardwiredradio.com), which is the only international techno mix show broadcast across North America on XM Satellite Radio (channel 80) as well as weekly broadcasts for Orion 1 Radio, iParty.com, and he is a monthly resident (along with Timo Maas, Loco Dice, Adam Freeland and John Aquaviva) on Master Dub, an FM mix show syndicated across Italy.

Wayne’s “electro class” at Harvard Extension School will be presenting their production projects from the Fall semester. Ranging from hip-hop & dancehall to house & techno to dubstep & jungle to remixes & mashups, expect a broad interpretation of “electronic music” from a talented group of students.

Jan 21 :: Dev/Null

A self-proclaimed “Music Nerd” Dev/Null has played shows all over the world including; Japan, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria & The US

Though better known for his breakcore productions on the German label Cock Rock Disco, Allston-based producer Dev/Null is also a serious collector and DJ of oldschool jungle and breakbeat hardcore vinyl from 1991-1995. Come listen to him spin some of his favorite records from labels like Suburban Base, Reinforced and Moving
Shadow, plus plenty of lesser known tunes and white labels.

Jan 28 :: DJ Yamin

DJ Yamin aka Ben Epstein has been DJing and producing for over 12 years. His love for hip-hop spawned his quest to find the source of all the samples that were being used in the songs he loved. Digging through the dusty record bins he discovered such artists such as Bill Withers, P-Funk and The Meters. He put his knowledge to use and started a radio show called “The Grooveyard” on WMFO which lasted for over 7 years.

His first release as a producer was in 1994 with a breakbeat beat record called “5 Finger Breaks” produced alongside Moosaka. He has DJ’d with several Hip-Hop groups such as P.O.E. and III Kings and has opened up for such acts as Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Crown City Rockers and The Violent Femmes. He is the founder of Beats Not Bombs, a political organization that gathers artists and activists together to raise money and awareness for such groups as Amnesty International and Campaign to Ban Landmines.

More @ beatresearch.com

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December 3rd, 2007

Deisy Beats

Tonight at the E Room :: Brandeis Beats !



As my blogger-DJ-applied side attests, I like to combine the hands-on production of music with an approach that grounds any such creative engagement in historical study and an appreciation for music’s social and cultural contexts.

This semester, my first term at Brandeis University, has been no different. While studying “Digital Pop from Hip-hop to Mashup,” we’ve been making beats and building riddims while discussing the cultural politics of sampling, digital reproduction, appropriation, p2p exchange, etc, in line with the underlying argument that making sense of the seismic shifts of digital culture requires coming to terms with — and, indeed, embracing — the new possibilities and responsibilities of democratized access to powerful tools of production, circulation, and representation.

Our studies have taken us from Stockhausen to wubstep, from funk to crunk to funk carioca, from the Beatles to the Beasties to the Beastles, with many stops in between. Over the course of the term, we’ve produced sample-based and synthesized tracks, house and techno stompers and laid back hip-hop grooves, grimey instrumentals and vocal-driven “bastard pop.” And for our final projects, students are assembling their productions from the semester and offering them up, mixtape-style (i.e., using all kinds of other recordings for sonic/thematic glue), as 5-7 minute mini-tours of the world of what we’ve been calling “digital pop.”

We’ll be premiering these mini-mixes tonight at — where else? — Beat Research.

So, if you’re curious, come on out and hear some Deisy Beats.

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October 29th, 2007

Beat Research – Oct 07

As usual, DJ Flack & i&i & special guests will be conducting some weekly Beat Research over at the Enormous Room. Here’s our schedule for the month of October —

Oct 1 :: Brian Coleman

For anyone interested in hip-hop history Brian Coleman needs no introduction, he is the author of Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies (Random House/Villard, 2007) and Rakim Told Me: Hip-Hop Wax Facts, Straight from the Original Artists (Wax Facts Press, 2005). Over the past decade he has written extensively about hip-hop for publications such as Scratch, URB, Wax Poetics, Boston Phoenix, XXL, The Source, and NY Press. He has lived in Boston since 1988 and has played funk and hip-hop over the airways through his show on WZBC. Tonight we get a rare treat as he will DJ a live set culled from his massive record collection. About his set, Brian says: “My playlist, as just selected: LISTEN TO THE MUSIC! A Random Pantload of Ill ’80s Hip-Hop Instrumentals. Subheadline: a Tribute to Leccos Lemmo, the Dub Hop Show and the man called Magnus. [the latter was solidified after meeting Pacey Foster for lunch yesterday].”

As an extra special treat the amazing producer edIT (Glitch Mob, Alpha Pup, Planet-Mu) will be in town from LA tonight dropping a set at Beat Research as part of his “Certified Air Raid Material” tour. As an original member of both LA’s Konkrete Jungle crew and the DubLab radio show (under the monikor Con – Artist) edIT has been involved with bringing out the experimental side of hip-hop and bridging it with the world of electronic dance music since back in the day. Last time he came through BR he brought the beats hard and funky and left the place a heaving sweaty mess — ring the alarm, you have been warned.

Oct 8 :: Filastine

Filastine creates music and live sets that bend genre, charting a new sonic map by synchronizing mutated hiphop with other street rhythms and international obscura. Filastine recently dropped his debut full length record, Burn It, to much critical acclaim, followed by a few vinyls on labels Soot and Shockout, and a new split mix CD with DJ/Rupture. In less than a year Burn It has been licensed and re-released three times, by French label Jarring Effects, Japanese label ROMZ, and the anonymous Crimethinc.

For the last year Filastine has brought his soundclash to clubs, squats, festivals, and underground spaces across the globe, from Buenos Aires to Reykjavik, Osaka to London, and all points in between, delivering the beats with laptop, midi triggers, loudspeaker, and percussion mounted on a shopping cart. Recently Filastine played both at a festival in Casablanca in front of twenty thousand people, and in a plastic hut on the coast of Japan for twenty people. He enjoyed both equally. With zero industry hype or promo budget his tracks have made it onto radio from BBC1 in the UK to pirate radio stations across South America.

Oct 15 :: Maga Bo

Maga Bo is a DJ/producer working with an international collision of styles, sounds, location recordings from all continents and beats that have yet to be classified. A study in the digital contortions of hip hop, ragga, breakbeat and jungle drum ‘n’ bass.

His sound is a divine (s)mashup of batucada, rai, capoeira, bhangra, and skewed electronic beats in a borderless conundrum of gritty street sounds, found and modified rhythms and melodies from Brazil, Morocco, Senegal, India and beyond. DJing and producing tracks with a portable laptop studio, he has worked and performed in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Oct 22 :: Sarah Nehama and Verbnine

Sarah Nehama has been an important presence in the Boston soundscape for some time now, sharing her deep collection of Arab pop and other eclectic sounds. She’s bound to have a bagful of goodies on-hand for her Beat Research performance. As an added treat, Verbnine — former resident of Spectrum with DJ Flack and DJ C — will be dropping a set prior to his return to Israel.

Oct 29 :: Halloween Party w/ DJ RNDM and DJ C !!

Beat Research regular DJ RNDM and former resident DJ C will be on-hand to bring out the fun and spooky vibes. You can be sure to expect both tricks and treats from these deft DJs.

More @ beatresearch.com

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October 8th, 2007

Filastine Shine

Tonight at Beat Research: none other than the globetrottin, no-stoppin, power-to-the-people’s-party-rockin radical, Filastine!

Don’t sleep. Check the profile in last week’s Phoenix for more deets, if you don’t already know —

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September 27th, 2007

Global Schoolhouse Fundraiser

If you roll like a philanthropist (i.e., $50-and-up for tix), come schmooze with me and the people behind Global Schoolhouse on Thursday, September 27, at 120 Walker Street in Chinatown, NYC. I’ll be playing lots of whirled music in support of this global education initiative. More details available here.

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Wayne&Wax

I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

I represent like that.

wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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