Interstellar Improvisations: Outerspaceways Inc. (Sneak Peek)

A hypnotic jam from Outerspaceways Inc, a live free-form experimental group playing a variety of genres from space jazz to heavy funk. all members took part in the last Spoken Herb event, and are ready to brew something new for tomorrow. Take a closer look on this group by clicking the video below!

Playing off the Bass: Bent Lynchpin

Recorded over a whirlwind, 2-day session, Fred Sandoval (guitar), Mark Zero (bass), Malek Lopez (Keys) and Caliph8 (MPC) put together material for their upcoming album.  In this video, the quartet’s sound is driven by Mark Zero, which culminates in an otherworldly break by Caliph8 at about the 3:30 mark.  Malek and Fred perfectly compliment the group to produce a sound wholly unique unto themselves.

Events: Subflex (Imrov Ensemble)

Subflex‘s last installment of 2011 just may be its most eclectic, and that’s saying a lot considering the event encourages experiments in musical improvisations.  A tabla, xylophone, some MPCs and self-made instruments will be around this time and B-Side will once again play host to this melting pot of brewing music madness.  Make sure to keep December 7th (Wednesday) free if you want to be part of this event that will surely leave you mindblown.

For more info on the artists performing, you can read about them here.

Subflex @ B-Side, November 2: Sights and Sounds

Another lethal dose of Hip-Hop music last Wednesday night at B-Side as this Subflex event showcased the some of the country’s most progressive personalities and ensembles.  The night featured performances by Miscellaneous, Skarm (with Lloyd from the Pharm), Protege, MDK, members of the Fliptop Battle League and the rest of the Ampon crew as well as sets from Caliph8 and Pasta Groove, among others.  Here are a few photos to give you an idea of how the night went:

For more photos from this wonderful night of tight beats and improvisations, you can check out our Facebook page.  As an added bonus, we’re also sharing with you audio snippets from some of the artists that performed that night.  Just click on the link at the bottom of the page.  We hope to see you at the next SubFlex event, happening next month at the same venue!

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