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I'm Lucy Beer and I run this here blog. I like soul, hip-hop and electronic music, and anything that blurs those lines. You can reach me at: music[AT]beatlife.net - please don't attach MP3 files - provide links to download or listen to them. Also, if you're a rapper and your name is 'Lil something, it's probably not a good fit for this blog ;)

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Little Dragon Interview [Video]

LA Weekly’s Urban Nomad caught up with Little Dragon recently and had a nice chat about race, the pros and cons of signing a U.S. major label deal, and why the ‘others’ are going to take over the world! You’ll have to watch to see what I’m talking about……Don’t forget to check out the live...

Miami Graffiti – Video Teaser

Opening this weekend at Mid-City Arts is Miami Graffiti, a celebration of Jim & Karla Murray’s book documenting the Miami graffiti scene, and an art show featuring the work of many of Miami’s top street artists. July 11, 7pm – 9pm www.midcity-arts.com
Retna & El Mac - Video Preview - Mid-City Arts - This Weekend

Retna & El Mac – Video Preview – Mid-City Arts – This Weekend

Two of street art’s finest talents, Retna and El Mac, are appearing together at 33Third this Sunday, June 7 for a rare live painting collaboration. The two have worked together on several well-known street pieces, but this will be a great opportunity to watch them work their magic live before your eyes! The event will...

KCET Discusses Graffiti – Interviews Chaka, Revok, Retna

KCET’s SoCal Connected featured a segment on graffiti art last night, including coverage of the recent Chaka opening at Mid-City Arts, and interviews with Chaka, Revok and Retna. Check out a clip below.
It's Jay Are - Video - John Robinson

It’s Jay Are – Video – John Robinson

In this live clip, from Live at Speakeasy #5 at The Apache Cafe, John Robinson gives a preview of the forthcoming collaboration album with J. Rawls – Jay Are – The 1960s Jazz Revolution Again. Both J. Rawls and John Robinson have put out some dope albums. These are just a couple places to start...

Unkle – Heaven Video

This is an amazing video that takes the art of music + visuals to another level! Thanks to SpankyStokes. The official blurb on the the vid: ‘Heaven’ was used in the acclaimed skate film Fully Flared directed by Spike Jonze and Ty Evans. The collaboration inspired the directors to take footage and re-edit a sequence...

Maxwell – Pretty Wings -Video

Maxwell is back! Yay!
Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No

Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No

Stones Throw’s latest find is the very soulful Mayer Hawthorne. He’s got a classic soul n’ funk sound that even your parents might appreciate. And in this case, that’s not a bad thing. “Maybe So, Maybe No” channels a time when soul was good n’ funky, catchy and melodious. No production frills, no freakin’ autotuney...

Sy Smith – Fly Away With Me – Video

Taken from the excellent album Conflict, available at MobileUnderground.com

The Foreign Exchange – Take Off The Blues – Video

Possibly one of the best songs from the Foreign Exchange’s Leave It All Behind album. Check out the video for “Take Off The Blues”….. The Foreign Exchange feat. Darien Brockington – “Take Off The Blues” from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

Slakah The Beatchild and Ayah Videos

Slakah The Beatchild’s Soul Movement Vol 1 was one of my Top albums of 2008, and I recently discovered this video for “Enjoy Ya Self” over at Fresh Selects.It’s self-directed, and nicely done. While on YouTube I then found the other video taken from the same album which shows a slightly different side of Slakah....

Trophy Room – Video – Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis

Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis show us the lighter side of indie hip-hop, while still being dope, in this entertaining video for their song “Trophy Room.”