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TRUE PRODUCTIONS UPDATES – WOLFGANG GARTNER – BORGORE – ABDUCTION – DJ SHIFTEE – DARA – PRESSURE SESSIONS – THE DROP

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UPCOMING EVENTS::::::::
THIS FRIDAY
October 5th
WOLFGANG GARTNER
LUPO’S IN PROVIDENCE, RI
Also This Friday
October 5th
BORGORE
Prime  Boston, MA
October in “Witch City”
October 24th
True Productions & Vibe Syndicate Bring
DJ DARA
SALEM, MA
October in “Witch City”
October 31st
 *HALLOWEEN NIGHT*
True Productions & Vibe Syndicate Bring
DJ SHIFTEE
SALEM, MA

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*VENUE MOVED*
October 13th
Rareform Presents
ABDUCTION
*Now at the ADC*
Southbridge, MA
October 24th
Elemental Compounds Brings
PRESSURE SESSIONS
Hartford, CT
Check out the upcoming lineups of our Sunday night Bass Music weekly in Boston:
Every Sunday we have THE DROPwww.facebook.com/TheDropSundays in Boston,

THE DROP! 21+ Holiday Edition till 2AM w/ DJ PARALLAX, SYS-OP, DINOBLUNT & ASIA LAKAY!
Public Event · By The DROP

Photos & upcoming event info: www.facebook.com/TheDropSundays

INTERVIEW – MARK KINGSLEY AKA DA MOTH AKA GRING-OH-STAR of LA BEATDOWN – EC ARMY

1.) NAME?

Mark Kingsley AKA Da Moth AKA Gring-Oh-Star

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Photo courtesy of Voyeur and Mark Kingsley

2.) WHERE YOU FROM?

New Bedford MA..

3.) WHERE YOU REPPIN CURRENTLY?

Los Angeles

4.) WHO’S AN ALLY/CREW YOU REP OR ARE YOU A SOLO ARTIST?

LA BEATDOWN, EC ARMY

5.) WHATS YOUR FIRST MEMORIES OF MUSIC?

Music has been a huge part of my life since before I can remember, I guess my earliest memories are of listening to my dads band jam at his practice spot..which was his homies basement I believe

6.) WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR BASS MUSIC?

I found drum and bass at the first rave I ever went to…in 95..It was Soul Slinger and TC Izlam. I walked into the jungle room that night and I feel like I haven’t left since…My styles have progressed throughout the years but I always try to stay true to my
junglist roots..

7.) WHERE YOU AT RIGHT NOW? WHAT CURRENT AND RELEASED PROJECTS COULD YOU SHARE WITH US?

I am currently working on my first solo EP..It should be ready for release by the end of october.

8.) ANY SHOWS OR EVENTS YOU’LD LIKE TO SHOUT OUT?

Gotta give a shout to the Do-Lab and to Fish Bon for throwing some amazing events this summer..
And so much love to my LA BEATDOWN family…I may be bias but they are still my favorite shows to play…

9.) RAMEN OR MAC AND CHEESE?

Mac n Cheese…

10.) ANY BOOKS YOU READING RIGHT NOW?

I’m reading “On the Warrior’s Path” by Daniele Bolelli..The man is a savage.I highly recommend it.

11.) IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW WITH 5000$ Where would it be and What would you be doing?

I would probably go to Egypt and check out the pyramids..either that or I would go to Burning Man and party my ass off.

12.) WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE CHARITABLE CAUSES?

I cant really pick favorites..But I feel strongly towards helping the homeless..Ive been there and I know how hard it is to get out without help.

13.) WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU RIGHT NOW?

Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness…And Good Music

15.) DO YOU HAVE A SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK WEBSITE MIXCLOUD TWITTER YOUTUBE OR OTHER PROFILES ONLINE YOU’LD LIKE TO SHARE?

I have 2 actually…

http://soundcloud.com/da-moth

http://soundcloud.com/gring-oh-star

16.) WHO’S IN YOUR TOP TEN RIGHT NOW?

Thriftworks, OFWGKTA, Stephan Jacobs, Chris B, Danny Brown, Culprate, Eskmo, Heyoka, Tipper, Puscifer..

17.) WHAT KIND OF PREFORMER ARE YOU?

Umm..I guess some words that have been used to describe my shows are: Diverse,Inspired,Filthy,Energetic,Slightly Insane,Bassed Out, and magical on occasion.

18.) DO YOU LIKE ART?

Usually…It’s subjective.

19.) IF SO ANY VISUAL ARTISTS OR PAINTERS OR GRAFFITI ARTISTS OR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS ETC ETC YOUR INTO RIGHT NOW?

There is sooo much amazing digital art coming out its hard to keep track of.

20.) TOP 5 WEBSITES YOU LIKE?

For music I like additech and Bandcamp, For Health I frequent Onnit.com and Doyogawithme.com and for healthy doses of anger and paranoia I usually go to disinfo.com or adamvstheman.com

21.) WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO GET DAILY NEWS FROM ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS IN OUR COUNTRY AND ABROAD?

www.adamvstheman.com

www.disinfo.com

www.theonion.com

www.vice.com

22.) Where do you see the future of Bass Music heading?

I think its only going to get bigger..Truthfully I think the bass culture scene is still young..With technology advancing at the speed it is,I cant even imagine how insane music is going to be in 10 years..Im pretty sure it will still be some hybrid form of bass music though..

23.) If you could work with any artist, who would it be?

I would love to get in the lab with Amon Tobin or Richard D James.They are both mad scientists…

24.) What country’s do you like best for your genre besides your own?

Love the U.K. sound…I know its a typical answer but I have to be honest…They are the pioneers…Theres a lot of amazing hip hop coming out of South Africa right now as well…

25.) what’s your favorite sport?

I’m a huge fan of Mixed Martial Arts..or any kind of combat sport….Its pretty much the only sports I watch…

26.) When did you first start DJ’ing?

I bought my first decks in 98…I was a horrible gabber DJ for the first 6 months year till my friends threatened to never talk to me again unless i switched genres…

27.) Is there a reason or someone/something that influenced you to take the step towards becoming who you are today in the music industry?

I would say most of my inspiration came from my amazing crew of Boston Djs and friends that I came up with.Miztah Lex, Mo7s, E.C Army, A.I.N.C, Nick Chaos and my HOME posse. There was always so much love and encouragement in Boston.

28.) Top 5 events you’ve played since starting to DJ?…In No particular order….Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle,every LA BEATDOWN I ever played, S.F. Decom, And all those crazy raves at the ASYLUM..(I barely remember them but I know they were a lot of fun).lol..

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http://www.ohdagyo.com/ PHOTO COURTESY OF OHDAGYO PHOTOGRAPHY!

http://onesheet.com/Damoth/….

Interview with Boston’s Finest RIPSHOP BORN AND RAISED BOSTON MC FROM DORCHESTER MASSACHUSETTS

I ASKED BOSTON’S (DORCHESTER’S) OWN RIPSHOP 26 QUESTIONS!!

HERE’S WHAT I GOT BACK FROM THIS REAL TALK WITH THE ONE AND ONLY… ONE OF BOSTON’S FINEST MC’S IN HIPHOP…. RIPSHOP!

1.) NAME?

I go by the name of Ripshop, Dorchester MC.

2.) WHERE YOU FROM?

I’m from Boston.

3.) WHERE YOU REPPIN CURRENTLY?

More specifically…I rep Dorchester.

4.) WHO’S AN ALLY/CREW YOU REP OR ARE YOU A SOLO ARTIST?

I rep The Mikst Nutz Fam. Big Oh!, Johnny Hatch (He’s still in here!), Kon, and Budaroc/Grandscale. And I rep with Reel Drama as well.

5.) WHATS YOUR FIRST MEMORIES OF MUSIC?

My first memories of music is my pops playing Parliament and Bootsy stuff like that in the crib.

6.) WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR HIP-HOP MUSIC?

I first heard rap music played in Derby Park across from the projects where I lived at the time. Back in like 81 or 82 hearing cats rhyme from my window.

7.) WHERE YOU AT RIGHT NOW? WHAT CURRENT AND RELEASED PROJECTS COULD YOU SHARE WITH US?

Me and Drama got “The Authenticity”, which we released in 2010 on Itunes, we still got “Pioneer” which we put out last year, for free download. And right now we’re working on “Regime Change”.

8.) ANY SHOWS OR EVENTS YOU’LD LIKE TO SHOUT OUT?

I should have a show coming early next month…but i had dumb shows this summer…we’ll see.

9.) RAMEN OR MAC AND CHEESE?

Mac and Cheese of course!!

10.) ANY BOOKS YOU READING RIGHT NOW?

Right now I’m reading “Mind Control and World Control” by Jim Keith, ill book. I’m looking for “The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations”. I need that book.

11.) IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW WITH 5000$ where would it be and what would you be doing?

If I had 5G’s I’d invest that in me and Dramas music, I wouldnt go anywhere. That would go back into the music.

12.) WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE CHARITABLE CAUSES?

I honestly don’t have a favorite charity, cause they all bullshit.

13.) WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU RIGHT NOW? ANYTHING GOES..

What’s important to me is that Humanity wakes up before it’s too late.

14.) ANYONE LOCKED DOWN YOU WANT TO SHOUT OUT IN THE BING?

Big up my family A….My family Eugene….hold your heads.

15.) DO YOU HAVE A SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK WEBSITE MIXCLOUD TWITTER YOUTUBE OR OTHER PROFILES ONLINE YOU’LD LIKE TO SHARE?

https://www.soundcloud.com/ripshop-sutton, I’m on facebook, ripshop4real on twitter.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE FROM REEL DRAMA AZTECH ALIAS AND RIPSHOP PLUS OTHER GOODIES…

16.) WHO’S IN YOUR TOP TEN RIGHT NOW?

My top ten would be Dilla (r.i.p.), Pharoah Monch, Black Thought, Common, Redman, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Jay Electronica, and Slum Village.

17.) WHAT KIND OF PREFORMER ARE YOU?

I wouldn’t be able to say what kind of performer I am but, I like to get the crowd into it. I need the crowds energy…I have to know they’re into it or I’ll stop the music and let ’em know what it is. The crowd has to be a part of it.

18.) DO YOU LIKE ART?

I love art. I draw all the time. But I’m not into it like I’m going to art galleries, but my dude Percy is gross with it though. Shout out to Percy.

19.) IF SO ANY VISUAL ARTISTS OR PAINTERS OR GRAFFITI ARTISTS OR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS ETC ETC YOUR INTO RIGHT NOW?

Damn I shouted Percy out too early haha. My dude Brian Life is nasty with it. He did early Akrobatik and Mr Lif’s lp’s. Kool Keith’s joint.

20.) TOP 5 WEBSITES YOU LIKE

I like Theindustryexposed.com, okayplayer.com…

21.) WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO GET DAILY NEWS FROM ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS IN OUR COUNTRY AND ABROAD?

I get my news from alternative sources, no mainstream shit. I might go to Alex Jones Infowars, but I’m real iffy about that, cause I don’t know if Alex is to be trusted who knows though?

22.) where do you see the future of (genre) heading?

I see Hip Hop Culture destroyed at the current rate it’s going. Redundant, repetitive chants paraded as hooks, with no skills in the rhymes, and robotic mechanical tracks with no melody. And gimmics, with the emasculation of men with the tight jeans, pink hoodies and man purses. It’s going to a bad place man.

23.) if you could work with any artist, who would it be?

I would want to raise J Dilla from the dead and work with him in the studio, with Monch. That would be dope.

24.) what country’s do you like best for your genre besides your own?

I can’t say I like a country for any genre but i love the fact that Japan respects HipHop Culture.

25.) what’s your favorite sport?

I’m not into sports.

26.) IF YOUR A MARTIAL ARTS FAN BRUCE LEE SONNY CHIBA OR JET LI?

Bruce Lee of course. Them cats cant fuck with Bruce.

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DC Djdc Calcagni Live at the Beltek Festival – MONSTAMIND CREW USA

photo courtesy of Brian Life all rights reserved to owner of said work:

and on MIXCLOUD:

http://www.mixcloud.com/DJDC303/djdc-live-beltek-2012/

5 FREE DOWNLOADS FROM DJ REEL DRAMA INCLUDING RIPSHOP, SINGAPORE KANE, SLAINE, BIG SHUG AND AZTECH

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