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Mar 29 2009

SXSW Q&A with Arts The Beatdoctor

Here’s another bit of old news (did I mention that SXSW kicked my ass and put me about 10 days behind in life?). It’s an interview with Arts The Beatdoctor by our good friend Ana Wolken at AustinSoundCheck.com. Even SoleSides.com gives us a shout out in the comments section!

-Ryan

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The hip-hop lineup at SXSW 2009 is an impressive one. MCs and DJs from across the globe will be trekking to Austin next week, bringing with them a style that U.S. hip-hop fans aren’t as familiar with as we should be.

Arts the Beatdoctor and other European turntablists like him have a sound that is distinctly different from a lot of the beats coming out of the U.S. these days. Mainstream U.S. hip-hop has become a parody of itself, but outside the borders that spawned the genre, hip-hop is thriving.

Surprising as it may seem, Arts the Beatdoctor’s label (Beats Broke) is based in Austin. Beats Broke has recognized the talent in Arts and his Dutch brethren. Read on after the jump for an interview with Arts the Beatdoctor, where he discusses U.S. versus European hip-hop as well as other Dutch hip-hop artists we should be on the lookout for.

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Mar 28 2009

“In Austin, Vinyl Is Still Vital” -The New York Times

Here’s a nice article I just discovered on The New York Times online. I realize this is a few weeks old, which is 35 in internet years, but it’s still a good read. The only thing that chaffs me is the blatant omission of Backspin Records on Airport Blvd. - one of the realest vinyl shops in town. Do your research Mr. Joel “New York” Weickgenant!

-Ryan

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Ben Sklar for The New York Times

In Austin, Vinyl Is Still Vital 

By JOEL T. WEICKGENANT
Published: March 8, 2009
The New York Times

STANDING on the wrong side of “full capacity” didn’t discourage the dozens of Andrew Bird fans gathered outside the singer’s show at Waterloo Records in Austin last month.

Clustered around doors opened onto the parking lot, they listened as Mr. Bird’s voice soared over his signature string-enhanced compositions. Some were blissed out, eyes closed, while others craned to see past the open doors; one woman pressed a camera phone between posters of Cruiserweight and Conor Oberst, straining for a good shot.

As the annual South by Southwest festival takes over Austin — this year, from March 13 to 22 — music lovers will flock to the city, partly to take in all that live music, but also to indulge in that increasingly rare sight: stores that still sell records.

It’s this synergistic relationship between Austin’s record dealers and the dedicated hordes still willing to pay for limited-edition vinyl that makes the city a destination for record lovers.

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Mar 25 2009

SXSW 2009 Wrap Up: Arts The Beatdoctor’s Video Blog

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SXSW 2009 has been over for a week now, and I’m finally back on my feet after the intense 10-day Dutch invasion. Arts The Beatdoctor and In Stereo killed Red Fez, Karma Lounge, Friends of Sound, and even a boat party. DJ Bojcot was as hungry as ever, spinning dubstep anywhere (at anytime) with his vinyl on hand. He even rushed the stage after Camp Lo finished their set to keep the party going late into the night. By the way, Camp Lo are the nicest dudes ever.

I could go on and on, but why should I when Arts the Beatdoctor constructed a nice multi-part video blog of the entire trip! See if you can spot my hooptie.

Again, not enough thanks can go out to the bands and crew who made the trip to Austin such a success. I wouldn’t have been able to make this happen without you. Habek!

Mar 12 2009

New Pax & Pry Record: On-Sale Now!

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The latest from Pax & Pry, A Day Off, is for sale in our store!

This follow-up to 2007′s A Day at the Office takes the form of a limited-edition 300 vinyl pressing. Since I’m keeping one for myself, and I’m pretty sure Pax & Pry are too, that leaves only 297 copies for the general public to purchase.

If you’re starv’n like Marvin, broke as a joke, you can download the album for free at www.paxandpry.com. The instrumentals and acapellas are also available for you DJs and Producers to get your freak on.

Dirty it up some.

Mar 2 2009

SXSW Music Festival: Full Schedule (Austin, TX)

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SXSW Music Festival (March 18-22 in Austin, TX) will soon be overloading our bodies with the 3 official “B’s” of Texas…Bands, BBQ, and Beer. Get an extra dose of B’s with Beats Broke at the below dates, as Arts The Beatdoctor and In Stereo make their first ever US appearances!

As an added Bonus (the controversial sixth “B”), Skiggy Rapz will be ripping the mic with Arts The Beatdoctor on all dates. Expect crazy times.

Just announced: DJ Bojcot, one of the best dubstep DJs in Holland, will be backing In Stereo on the 1s and 2s!

More shows and details will be announced in the near future. Stay tuned.

Sat, March 14 Malverde  (400-B West 2nd)
- In Stereo @ 11 pm
- Arts The Beatdoctor @ 12 am
-  w/ DJ Chicken George @ 10-2 am

Tues, March 17
Red Fez  (209-B West 5th)

- In Stereo @ 9 pm
- Arts The Beatdoctor @ 10 pm
- w/ Michna and Raw Paw (Ghostly International)
- w/ Honey Claws
- w/ Starlynx (DJ DOJO)

Wed, March 18 “Boat, Beats & Breaks” Boat Party!  (Lake Austin)
- Arts The Beatdoctor DJ Set w/ Live Sax Player @ 5:30-6:30 pm
- w/ 8 International DJ’s on 2 Levels (Honey Claws, MattNice, and more!)
- loads at 5:30 pm at Walsh Landing (Lake Austin Blvd. past Hula Hut)
- leaves at 6 pm / returns at 9 pm (free music / free food / free drinks)
- RSVP to partymashup@hotmail.com

Thurs, March 19 Friends of Sound “In-Store”  (1704 South Congress)
- Arts The Beatdoctor @ 2:00 pm

OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE!!!
Thurs, March 19
Karma Lounge  (119 West 8th) - 21+

- In Stereo @ 11:00 pm
- Arts The Beatdoctor @ 11:30 pm
- w/ U-N-I @ 12:15 am
- w/ Camp Lo @ 1:00 am

Fri, March 20 DJ DOJO “Out-Store” Downtown Ride
- In Stereo
- Skiggy Rapz
-  w/ DJ Manny (DJ DOJO) & more!
- details to be announced

We’re also looking for more shows to play in and around Austin. If you have a day show, party, or club with an open slot, contact us at info@beatsbroke.com and we’ll make it happen.