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Bilal in LA, Saturday 2/9!

Saturday, February 9th
Temple Bar Concepts Presents
BILAL

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Playing classics along with songs from his new record A Love Surreal!

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DJ sets by Garth Trinidad, DJ Jedi and The Twilite Tone [downstairs]
w/ Mr. Alfred Hawkins + Eric Coleman [upstairs]

9:00pm, $15.00 pre-sale, $20.00 at the door, 21+

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https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBilalPage

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MdCL’s ChurchLA: SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla)

MdCL's CHURCH: SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla) | Los Angeles!

this. is. gonna. be. magical. from east to west and back. Church Cali style~

in association with Giant Step, FROLAB + Fusicology…. Thursday 23 August at Del Monte Speakeasy/Townhouse Basement in Venice! Mark your calendars for the 4th Thursday of every month – CHURCH LA!

With Mark de Clive-Lowe out of town for this one, CHURCH is happy to be welcoming live sets from SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla).

DOVE SOCIETY is a creative collective of musicians, vocalist, artist, writers, performers & producers based out of Los Angeles, which consist of Sha

fiq Husayn, Jimetta Rose, J-Mitchell/Melodious Fly, Fatima & Breezy LoveJoy. Dove Society brings a brand of music from a wide range of musical styles that reaches into the past & on onward into the future.

“CHURCH has earned a reputation as one of the premier jam nights in the city… MdCL is an uncategorizably gifted talent…” – LA Times

From the jazz club to the dancefloor, CHURCH is a musical journey of no boundaries and endless surprises. Live sets interpolating jazz, improv, live remixing, beats and dancefloor electronica into a melting pot of sounds and styles unlike any other. Joined by a stellar cast of musicians, vocalists, DJs and spontaneous guests from LA and beyond, each and every month is a totally unique and individual music-lover’s experience…

“A must see event!” – Giant Step New York

Guests at MdCL’s CHURCH have included the finest of jazz and soul musicians including DJ Spinna, Jose James, Coco Owino (Qaudron), Nia Andrews (Common/Janelle Monae), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite for Ma Dukes), Nate Smith (Jose James/Dave Holland), Sy Smith, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave (Mos Def/Common), Mark Kelley (The Roots), Jody Watley (Shalamar), Vesta Williams (RIP), Leon Mobley (Michael Jackson), Ohmega Watts, Sy Smith, Greg Hutchinson (Joshua Redman), Dwight Trible (Pharoah Sanders), DJs The Gaslamp Killer, Lefto, Ge-ology, Aaron Byrd, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) and many more….

$5 before 10 / $10 after

fitta happier.

Guilty Simpson & MED featured MCs. Quakers is a 35-person hip-hop collective, centered around three producers – Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7Stu7 (Stuart Matthews). Quakers 41-track album is out now on Stones Throw.
http://stonesthrow.com/quakers
http://itunes.com/quakers

Video Director: Eric Coleman; Cinematography: Jerry Henry; Editor: Laith Majali; Cameras: Jerry Henry, B+, Mike Park.

MOPLA: An Evening of Photography + Music.

KCRW, Stones Throw Records, and The Lucie Foundation present…

An Evening of PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSIC

Featuring the photography of:
B+ | Eric Coleman | Joao Cañziani | Viviane Oh

Performances by:
Madlib (DJ) | Peanut Butter Wolf (VJ) | Jonti (live) | Gary Wilson (live) | Jonwayne (live)

Featuring the MOPLA Silent Auction to benefit
Lucie Foundation’s at-risk youth photography program, SNAPSHOP!
(Silent auction closes at 10pm)

PLUS: A special projection by the Los Angeles Times & Pro’jekt LA Part One AND: A Preview of the Create:Fixate Snap Flash Exhibition.

A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Pablove Shutterbugs.

Tickets: $25.00 available at http://mopla.eventbrite.com/

An official MOPLA event.

M.E.D. – Blaxican

M.E.D. – Blaxican (Official Video HD – Stonesthrow) Directed by Eric Coleman (Mochilla)

http://stonesthrow.com/​med
Produced by Madlib, from the album “Classic”

Director: Eric Coleman (Mochilla); Editor: Luke Lynch; Camera Operators: Coleman, B+, and Mike Park; Producer: Marybell Chavez

Thundercat 105: Daylight Live at the Echo

Mochilla captures the record release party for The Golden Age of Apocalypse – September 5, 2011 at the The Echo in Echo Park L.A. We named it Thundercat 105 because all three of us only shot Nikkor 105 Micro/Macro lenses.

Photography:
Mike Park
Eric Coleman
B+
Editing:
Luke Lynch
Sound Recording:
Daddy Kev

Brainfeeder, Music Box, Los Angeles

BRAINFEEDER L.A. – Filmed by Michael Park Edited by Eric Coleman / Mochilla

Caltriot: MOODYMANN in LOS ANGELES by Eric Coleman and Mike Park | MOCHILLA

Caltroit: Moodymann in L.A.

“I don’t make music for the masses to dance to, I make music for the small majority that listens.” -Kenny Dixon Jr. (aka MoodyMann)

Moodymann is one of the most inspiring House producers of all time. He is definitely a genius and one of the most outspoken voices in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music. Moodymann is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. While he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on reminding people of the genre’s origins, the soulfulness of his output is unquestioned. Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster. Moodymann is one of the few electronic artists to create great sketches of music that translate into emotional albums that may not be easily digested but will certainly stand the test of time.

I have been a long time fan of Moody’s hybrid form of techno/house dance music. There have been many attempts to have Moodyman dj in LA but it has never quite came to pass. Mike and I were fortunate to attend two of his three highly anticipated dj performances. This video is a personal homage to one of the best soulful house producers. Moodymann is in a league of his own.

Enjoy.

“Turn It Up”
Coleman
MOCHILLA

Braza! feat. B+ and Eric Coleman Party June 3, 2011 @ SOM SF

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Once a month, Braza! is taking a faithful crowd on a musical trip around Brazil to explore the rhythms and sounds of Samba, Funk, Batucada, MPB, Broken Beat, Tropicália, Hip Hop, Forró, House, Boogie, Soul, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Disco, Jazz, Bossa Nova, and so much more this great country has to offer.

Whether it’s Kento playing his recent finds from a Brazilian family visit or Vanka and Elan playing the contemporary rhythms of Baile Funk and Brazilian house you’re guaranteed to see groups of Brazilian transplants moving and socializing. But what gives Braza its lively reputation and charm is the addition of live Brazilian percussion players, iconic Brazilian images being projected onto SOM’s wall, and even food carts serving up native delights.. The party achieves the difficult task of not only bringing the sights, sounds, and tastes of Brazil but most importantly a spirit that usually can only be found 6,476 miles away.

Line up:
Special Guest:
B and Eric Coleman (Mochilla, LA)

Resident DJs:
Kento
Vanka
Elan

Hosted by Antonio Guedes

Visuals by 
Caasi
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myspace.com/​brazasf
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Music & video clips taken from Obrigado Dilla – A tribute to Dilla at the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in Sao Paulo.

The Making of Act II

direct from South Africa via Jay Electronica

Starring LaTonya Givens

Music Produced by The Bullitts

Film Produced by ImmortalEnt & Mochilla

Bilal – In Depth Interview by Sweeney Kovar

word! » @artdontsleep: » @Bilal_Oliver in depth interview. life, family, death http://vimeo.com/14817984 by @sweeneykovar & @ecoleye

TIMELESS SCREENS IN BRASIL!


VTech and Mochilla have collaborated on many groundbreaking musical events, but the pinnacle was in 2009 with the amazing Timeless Series that was brought to Los Angeles. It truly was the beginning. Where musical borders were no longer seen as obstacles, and where composer arrangers who were once overlooked were wholeheartedly embraced. From the series, celebrated Brasilian composer/arranger was one of three, and now, we find the Timeless series traveling to Arthur’s home country in fitting fashion.

J.Rocc, Coleman and B+ will be in Sao Paulo from February 9-11th screening at the Espaco Unibanco de Cinema and then on the 16-18th at the Unibanco Arteplex Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro. Each film will be screened individually and also J.Rocc will have a chance to do his special Timeless Serato Mega-Mix. There will be Q&As each night with special friends dropping by to contribute.

Share the info, share the music, share the experience. And as always, “Turn it Up!!”

Timeless : Trailer : Brasil

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Sao Paulo
February 9th, 10th, 11th


Rio De Janiero Feb 16th, 17th, 18th

*follow link to watch timeless brasil trailer: http://music.vtechphones.com/2011/01/this-february-timeless-screens-in-brasil

The World Is Watching…

and so is big brother, thanks for this golden image Banksy, one of my favorites. 1984isims. ++ congratulations to you and to Mochilla on the Oscar Nomination for “Exit Through the Gift Shop” read more on the film/nomination HERE.

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Everything In Its Right Place (((AllDay)))

+++ultra nice Radiohead cover by Bilal with Robert Glasper on the keys, always a treat and followed by one of my favorites, Sometimes, coming in at 8:18 ~ w/a fresh photo by Eric Coleman of Mochilla who also took the cover for Bilal’s recent album “Airtight’s Revenge” Out NOW!

A Decade of Mochilla (Parts One and Two)

these two exclusive downloads are sneak-peak gems from Mochilla to you in celebration of the 10 years of Mochilla double CD coming out in 2011* Both are mixed by Eric Coleman of Mochilla. Right click on the link [save link as..], download, enjoy and TURN IT UP!!

♥wyldeflower*

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VTech Presents: A Decade of Mochilla (Part One)
***Download: A Decade of Mochilla (Part One)

VTech is proud to present, A Decade of Mochilla, an epic mixtape, spanning Mochilla’s 10 Years Mixed into one mixtape and shared with you in two parts. This is Part One…

Mochilla is really more than ten years old. It was 1998 when Coleman and I explained to our Mexican producer on the set of the Control Machete video for Ileso that we would only shoot with the equipment that fit in our backpack. It was a Jansport (for clarity!). He replied… “Oh ok, you guys are the Mochila guys, Mochileros”. Of course we loved the word mochilla (the Spanish for backpack) but apparently didn’t know how to spell it thus the two Ls!

In 2001 we released our first project commercially under that name. Keepintime was a photo-essay that under the tutelage of Adam Glickman at Tokion became a short film. He initially thought of it as a piece to put on that new thing – the internet. But when it ended up being 12 minutes long we decided it was too long so we made a VHS to sell – we pressed up a thousand and they flew out the door.

Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl became a Film Festival favorite and then the calls started. In the ten years since then Mochilla has grown. We have an office now and a micro staff of dedicated, talented people. We have travelled the world, made films about all kinds of music, crossed all kinds of boundaries, worked with people from 5 to 95 years of age and we are having a lot of fun the process. Along the way we have made an archive of photos, videos and audio. It is filled with glorious performances, tough breaks, ambitious harmonies and a lot of soul.

Early in 2011 we will be releasing a two CD Mix of these performances – one live and one live in studio.

As a seasonal gift to our friends at VTech we have decided to sneak you this first 20 minutes of the first volume. This is truly only a sneak peak in to the vast musical vaults of Mochilla. Coleman has sat thru many hours of music, digging in and around multi-tracks of kicks, snares and scratches. It is almost unfair to try to encapsulate all of this wonderful music into 2 CDs, but he did. Next week we will have another 20 minutes from the second CD, the studio sessions.

There’s a lot of memories here. A lot of magic.

Download, enjoy and you know – turn it up!

B+
December 2010

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VTech Presents: Mochilla: 10 Year Anniversary Part 2 (The Studio Sessions)
***Download: Mochilla: 10 Year Anniversary Part 2 (The Studio Sessions)

The response to the first part of this mix has been incredible. Thank you for all the support and retweeting, reposting. Mochilla loves the love. Part two here today for download is stepping the game up and to quote Coleman “I wanted this mix to slap everyone in the face and get them to pay attention.” It is purely rhetorical of course, our version of a slap in the face is the caress of bossa nova, the thump of cumbia or the heart stopping wind sucking gaps of great syncopation. This mix has all of that.

Remember of course these are 20 minute teasers for the full mixes coming in 2011.

Just a quick note on the photo that we used on the cover – I snapped this one at the great “La Marcha” way back in 2001. It was taken in the Zocalo in Mexico City and Maldita Vecindad were performing in solidarity with the EZLN. The kid on his friends shoulders with the El Che shirt embodies all that we wanted Mochilla to be way back in 01 – engaged, excited, energetic and happy. Our brother and design guru Keith Tamashiro flipped it into our first logo and Stephen Serato has reflipped it into our 10 year mix cover.

This will warm your ears, brighten your heart and remind you of the strength of good music, download, hit play and you know – turn it up…

Thanks for all your support and happy holidays,

B+

for TRACK LIST please visit http://music.vtechphones.com

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Sounds of Al-Mashriq: The Land Where the Sun Rises

Mochilla Brings You An Exclusive Music Mix From The East

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Sounds of Al-Mashriq: The Land Where the Sun Rises

Mochilla has brought you some beautiful mixes over the past twelve months: Hear the World, Addis to Axum, and the Verocai retrospective, Arranjos e Compisicoes. We value the idea of new old music, treasures that most likely haven’t found their way to your ears yet, and today’s mix is no different.

This past summer, Coleman and myself, along with Jay Electronica and his DJ, TJ the King, Ommar Offendum, and Will Quantic had the chance to go to the Middle East and play. We even made it to Egypt and linked with Kutmah there, but that’s a whole other story… This mix represents some of what we learned. It’s a group effort, but Coleman made the whole thing seem magically coherent…

Please click HERE, on album images or follow link below to download this mix and read the liner notes.

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[http://music.vtechphones.com/2010/09/mochilla-brings-you-an-exclusive-music-mix-from-the-east]

FREE DOWNLOAD

Bilal Airtight’s Revenge [Album Art&Tracklisting]

Bilal‘s New Album | Airtight’s Revenge | Out September 14th, 2010 (PreOrder on http://Amazon.com)

Photo by Eric Coleman

Tracklisting:
1. Cake & Eat It Too – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
2. Restart – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
3. All Matter – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
4. Flying – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Nottz
5. Levels – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Shafiq Husayn
6. Little One – Produced by Conley “Tone” Whitfield
7. Move On – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
8. Robots – Produced by Bilal Oliver
9. The Dollar – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
10. Who Are You – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
11. Think It Over – Produced by 88 Keys

Magento Commerce

[FREE EVENT] August 6th. Jrocc mixes all 3 Timeless DVDs!

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Madlib +more!

VTech and Mochilla present:
Friday November 6th, 2009

Live Performances by:
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble

DJ Sets from:
Madlib
Coleman
B+

The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles Ca 90026

$15 presale :: $20 at the door
Presale tickets available online at: http://www.ticketweb.com
21 + wiser | 9pm-2am

*for more information please visit: http://music.vtechphones.com

Dig Deeper…

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are a family, literally. They are the heirs to the great musical tradition of Chicago. Their father Phil Cohran trained them from aged three to play hard, fast and together. They boast a fan base as wide and eclectic as Barack Obama, David Byrne, Q-Tip, Jay-Z, Erykah Badu, Jools Holland and thousands more. Now with the news that they along with Mos Def and drummer extraordinaire Tony Allen will form the new Gorillaz outfit, you realize that this is no ordinary collective.

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE), a band comprised of eight brothers, all sons of Sun Ra trumpeter and songwriter Phil Cohran, have been playing since they were three years of age and have inherited a lineage deeper than most bands will ever attain. Raised on the south side of Chicago, their musical heritage is rooted in their genes. They have brothers and sisters that are professional musicians, their mothers are singers and their father, Phil Cohran, a legendary visionary and teacher has music experiences from the 1940s in St. Louis to his seminal role with Sun Ra in Chicago in the 1950s.

As Sun Ra moved to the east coast in 1960, Cohran stayed behind in Chicago to be with his family. As his children grew, Cohran worked as a musical activist and educator, which led to the establishment of the Sun Ark in a warehouse behind their family home. At night while the children slept, they would hear their father rehearsing with his band the ‘Circle of Sound.’ At six in the morning, they were awoken to practice music for several hours before going to school. From an early age they were a central part of their father’s Youth Ensemble. At night they listened to NWA and Public Enemy, and Ice Cube and Eazy-E were their heroes.

By the end of the nineties, with everyone out of school, they concentrated on their music full time. With a mix of their jazz roots and their hip-hop sensibility, they made a living for themselves on the streets of Chicago. While performing on a subway platform, they stumbled upon their name when a man who watched them for hours, missing train after train, proclaimed that he has been “hypnotized” by their music. With their composer skills aiding them to create a sound wholly their own, the group moved to New York City where they played with Mos Def and Erykah Badu.

From a chance encounter in November of 2005, and support from numerous artists, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble has released an album brimming with musical magic. Recorded on the back of the Africa Express trip to Lagos last October, during a three-day stop-over in London, with the drummer’s stool shared by Malcolm Catto from the The Heliocentrics, Sola Akingbola from Jamiroquai, and the one and only Tony Allen, and other musical luminaries Flea and Paul Simenon, this album is all that is cracked up to be and more.

In May 2009, Blur and Gorillaz’s frontman Damon Alburn’s Honest Jon label dropped the Hypnotic’s first official full length studio album to accolades the music world over. With the sound, form, and structure in their musicianship and songwriting, the HBE have the ability to put on live shows that would put veteran bands to shame.

Video: Hypnotic Underground: http://vimeo.com/3010228
Video: Mercury (War) http://vimeo.com/1418890
The New Yorker: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Documentary:
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/sashafrerejones/2009/06/hypnotized.html


Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Born into a highly intellectual and creative family that exposed him to everything from classical to Motown to Jazz, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson has been dedicated to music literally his entire life. At age four while on a visit to a Suzuki Program Institute his brother was attending, Miguel was introduced to the violin and immediately developed an affinity towards it. He began composing at 12 and after high school studied classical viola performance at USC.

Taking an unusual route for a string player, Miguel has been adamant about pursuing deeply involving and creative roles in the music making process such as composing, writing and producing original pieces. He has recorded with a vast array of legendary musicians from Ray Charles to Billy Higgins; he has performed with Stevie Wonder and at the Grammy’s, on MTV and BET.

In 2008 he took on the daunting task of adapting the late J Dilla’s music to the orchestral format and made his debut as a conductor at the Timeless: A Suite For Ma Dukes concert where he directed an orchestra performing his Dilla-inspired compositions. One of the most unique qualities about Miguel is his inherent need to challenge himself and master new terrains, he has various different groups he performs with and one day he hopes to build his own orchestra.


Madlib

Madlib is one of the most ambitious and engaging figures in modern hip-hop history. An enthusiastic crate-digger and multi-instrumentalist with a deep reverence for jazz and soul, Madlib has an expansive style and deft touch for composition that makes him one of hip hop’s most sought-after producers.

He began his career with hip-hop trio Lootpack, who debuted on Tha Alkoholiks’ 1993 album 21 & Over; but, it is through his decade-long relationship with Stones Throw Records that he diversified his musical output. Often shying away from the limelight, many of his releases have been under various aliases.

In 2000, he released The Unseen under the guise of his alter-ego, Quasimoto. He followed up a year later with Yesterdays New Quintet, a project that infused his exploration of jazz with electronic style and hip-hop substance.

Since 2003, Madlib has put out several releases reflecting his growing versatility: Shades of Blue, a jazz remix project for Blue Note; Champion Sound with J Dilla under the name Jaylib; and Madvillainy, his partnership with MF Doom. In 2008, he released Sujinho under the name Jackson Conti—a collaboration based around Brazilian percussionist Ivan “Mamão” Conti on Mochilla.

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