Thursday, December 29, 2011

My 2011 Higlight Reel





With this little Canon camera, I was able to get footage of some amazing material from around this globe. I know it's not the best quality but the actual content is what matters in this case. Highlighted is material from The 4onefunktion, various events (such as DMC, Skratchlounge), workshops, travels, Japan Tour, Skratchpad, and more. Sit back, enjoy, and thanks for all the support this year! Looking forward to 2012!

Mista-B

Friday, December 9, 2011

GRVESCR8PER






Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm happy to release a mix project I've been working on for awhile to you all. Titled, GRVESCRA8PER (groovescraper), this mix is meant to be an experience. A ride into a galaxy of space, funk, sound, and the unknown. Enjoy the ride...

GRVESCRA8PER Choices intended to be available to different listeners:

MIXCRATE 

MIXCLOUD 

SOUNDCLOUD

GRVESCRA8PER by DJ_Mista_B

Monday, November 28, 2011

The 4onefunktion 5 Year Anniversary: What it means to me...






This past Saturday, November 26th 2011, Good Company and 4onefunk celebrated five years of throwing the 4onefunktion. It's been an amazing ride since we started it in 2006. There has been so many dope artist that's been on stage with us. Peep the flyer to see who's been down:


Before I go on, I want to thank two very important folks that make the 4onefunktion happen. My man A-Ron and Justin Boo. Without them, we wouldn't have the forum and the vision to make this event happen.

video

For myself, it's been a real joy to see such talented people make unbelievable things happen with sound. From the super talented DJ, producer, musician and so on, all are just a reflection of how great music and sound can be when done right. To be able to do this with my crew, 4onefunk, is an honor as well. I came up through the scene as mainly a battle DJ but being in 4onefunk and taking part in the 4onefunktion has really made me the creative, musical, DJ I am now. It's as if, I see no limits on what you can do with sound. I only want to continue that way...

Big up to the (Finger) Bangerz as well. I grew up battling these folks when I first started up (in some real heated competitive times). Shoot, I used to battle Teeko as well but to be able to be doing things along with my peers is truly humbling. I'm very happy for all their success.

In case you missed the event, here is the a chunk of it.


Funk on!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Reflect: NY to Japan

Hey guys! Sorry for the delay on the blog. It's been a while since I posted an entry but I'm glad that I can post to you guys now! If you didn't know, I went on my first tour and it was something else to say the least. It started off from a "Kick off" show at San Francisco's Skratchpad, the 2011 DMC USA Finals in New York, and then to Japan for the Positive Omen Tour. Ever since I've been back, I've been busy with life so now I can share my experience with you all!

2011 DMC USA Finals


Congrats to DJ Vajra who took 1st place at this years DMC USA Finals! He had a really good set just as a DJ! Sometimes simple is better than technical and he utilized his skills and today's technology perfectly that night. The highlight of the night was being back stage with the other judges and Christie Z saying, "This is DJ Cheese!" I totally was like, "What the...your DJ Cheese!" Truly a blessing to meet him, be a judge, and to showcase at the highest level for the most decorated DJ Battle running in the world. 



Positive Omen Japan Tour 2011 Part 1


Positive Omen Japan Tour Part 2

After New York, I took a flight all the way to Japan for a tour I did with DJs Quest, DnZ, and Alf. I haven't been on the road like this so I really didn't know what to expect. Japan is another world, another mindset, another sense of being. The whole time I was there, I was just in awe and it felt surreal. The tour itself consisted of five different cities within a weeks span. We went from Shibuya-Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Okinawa, back up to Roppongi-Tokyo, and finally ended in Shibuya-Tokyo. I'll say there was a lot of traveling (taxi, train, bullet train, plane), carrying a lot of luggage and merchandise, and of course hella DJing!

Me in Roppongi


Big shout out to all that helped make this tour possible for me! Christie-Z, Tyron Daniels, Positive Omen, Skratchpad, 4onefunk, and anyone else I may have forgotten!

Mista-B
Worldwide


Monday, July 25, 2011

Tour! SFC to NYC, and Japan...Damn!


Hey Folks!  Peace and Blessings!  It's been awhile since I've posted a blog so I wanted to start off by saying I've been busy with DJ life, summer school, and my close homies getting married (Congrats Carlo & Rey!)

Anyway, after all the mayhem, there is more!  I'm going on tour!  First leg is gonna be a "Kick-Off" show in San Francisco's Rockit Room for Skratchpad.  The day after, I fly to New York for the DMC USA Finals as a judge and I'm doing a set as well.



Finally, I'll be flying straight from New York to Japan for "The Positive Omen" Tour from August 8th-14th. The tour will feature DJs. Alf of Hip Hop Slam, DnZ of The Amazing Zoo Crew, Quest of Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters, and myself, Mista-B of 4onefunk.  The tour is meant to be a Tsunami benefit for all the people that has suffered in Japan due to all the tragedies.  It's also meant to inspire folks with music.

Promo Video 1

2011 Japan: Positive Omen + Hip Hop Slam Tour from Marc Bayangos on Vimeo.

Promo Video 2

"Positive Omen" Japan Tour Promo Video 2 from ALF of Hip Hop Slam on Vimeo.

Other dates tba.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Art of "Beat Juggling" with Shortkut

Kid Dragon Beat Juggling in a Battle vs Jr. Flo


The art of "Beat Juggling" is one that is one of the the most creative things to do in the realm of Hip Hop DJing.  It can start from learning how to mix, scratch, and rocking doubles.  How far it goes depends on how you move with the music.  It's an "open ended" art and there are no specific rules to it.  All you got to do is make it sound nice!

Beat Juggling Pioneers



In an interview I did with DJ Shortkut for Mixcrate, I asked him his feelings about the art.  Below is a link to listen and download.  This is an educational piece that is meant to inform, engage, and inspire DJ enthusiast.  Enjoy!

"Rock Doubles!"

Mista-B


Click here to listen and download

Monday, May 9, 2011

Showcase!



Hi folks!  Recently, I had a series of showcase performances in the Bay, Texas, and Seattle.  I haven't been able to put out any videos because I've been busy with Grad-School, my teaching jobs, other workshops, and my brother recently got married.  There were little things in between but you all get the idea.  Now, I've made a highlight video of my recent showcases and I wanted to share with you all.  It's a blend of old and new material, along with a few new toys at my arsenal.  Oh yeah, we still rock the vinyl set when needed.



This summer, there is a bunch in store.  As a member of 4OneFunk, we'll be rocking out every last Sat of the month in the summer.  As a member of Skratchpad, we'll be rocking out every first weds of the month.  There are some "DJ" gigs in between, as well day-time events, and more mixtapes and other various projects.  Thanks again for the support and be well everyone.

Stay tuned for my own Personal Site: Coming Soon...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Skratch Lounge: One Year Anniversary


It's been a year since I went to Seattle and in that time, I've gotten to experience various DJ Scratch Hip Hop Scenes around the planet.  There is something about the scene in Seattle that shows me their true love of their own scene.  Every DJ there went out of their own way to reach the Baltic Room and contribute to the event.  A grand total of about 12 turntables and 8 mixers were Counted. The Groove Techs Bamboo and Spinja and the Seattle Hip Hop DJ Scene provided the equipment out of their own strength.  There were even people bringing their own personal tables to put equipment on.

Me and Snayk Eyez decided to fly up and take part in the Skratch Lounge activities.  It was truly an amazing experience because of all the love that night.  In a way, it felt like a big "B-Boy" style "Scratch Circle."  Here is the video of our trip to Seattle Washington in the great northwest.



Skratch Lounge is every 1st Thursday of the month at The Baltic Room in Seattle Washington and it's free...Just like Skratchpad.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2011 DMC SATX: Recap Video


Just a recap video for the 2011 San Antonio DMC Regional DJ Battle.  Watch below and see my time there through my point of view.  Enjoy!



Shout out to Donnie Dee, Mia, Christie Z, Manila Ice, Kico, and all else that took part in the battle.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cr(e)ate >Output< (Mixcrate Edition)

Hey folks, as you may of heard, I had an exclusive mix that was supposed to be out on URB online.  Unfortunately, the planet does revolve and time waits for no man.  I've patiently waited for this mix to be release to you all and now I've decided to take it to Mixcrate...The Mecca of DJ mixes at the moment.
It's good to have mixcrate as an outlet for the mix and I hope you all enjoy it as a whole.  Featuring tracks and edits from Myself, F.A.M.E., B.Cause, Smoov Groovs, Onra, Reggie B, Dam Funk, and way more.  It's an audio experience that is layered with detailed care and good sonic intentions.  If you want "Hard Copy" CDs of the mix, you'll have to catch me in person at a gig, event, function, etc.

Playlist:

Listen and Download Mix

Friday, March 25, 2011

The 2011 DMC San Antonio Regional

Hey folks!  This weekend, I'll be judging and showcasing at the 2011 San Antonio DMC (Disco Mix Club) DJ Battle at Korova.  I'm highly honored to be on the same regional showcase line-up as folks that I used to watch such as Swamp,  Rob Swift, Woody, Kico, Donnie Dee, Manila Ice, etc.  I'm looking forward to all of it and good luck to all competing!  Support your local talent regardless of where you from!


*I'll have limited copies of an exclusive mix I made called, "Cr(e)ate Output", at the battle for the people of San Antonio.  Holler if you see me!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Tuesdays






Every Tuesday, I have a routine (for now) that I'm really flattered to have.  I just wanted to share what I do when I'm not "playing out."  It involves education, students, and DJing.  I'll let you figure out the rest.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Listening Lounge 4

Reignforest Collective Presents: Listening Lounge 4


I got to take part in the Listening Lounge event at 111 Minna back in February.  It was a dope event to be apart of and it's always cool to DJ with folks you don't often get to DJ with.  Listening Lounge is an event that promotes "Dope" music of course but showcasing good DJing and Musicianship in two rooms.  Next time there is a "Listening Lounge" at 111 Minna, you should swing by and see what takes place.  Big up to all the Reignforest Collective; Ronostalgia, Cedication.Crimes, and Xariusound (some real creative names btw).

Recap Video


Sunday, February 6, 2011

The 4onefunktion: 4 Years, One Funktion

Promo Video: The 4 Year 4onefunktion Anniversary







The 4onefunktion 4 Year Anniversary took place at the Elbo Room on Valencia St. in San Francisco.  Since 2006, 4onefunk has showcase many innovative, creative and talented musical individuals.  From many famous Bay Area groups such as Triple Threat DJs, The (Finger) Bangerz, Oakland Faders, Honor Roll Crew, The Park, Mixtape Weds, to folks such as Dam Funk, DJ Day, Exile, Kid Dragon, U-Turn, B.Bravo, Swift Rock, D-Styles, Dibia$e and many more.  We've been proud to have these talented individuals and more.  For this video, enjoy 4onefunk, Aron, F.A.M.E., and all the other individuals that make the 4onefunktion what it is.  Amazing...

4onefunk & Good Company Presents: The 4onefunktion 4 Year Anniversary

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

DJ Kool Herc


Over the last weekend of January 2011, the world found out about Kool Herc being in need of money for medical help.  It's a sad reality that faces all of us so make sure you are all covered medically.  If you can't afford it, there are local places within cities that provide affordable services.  Just look into it.  That being said, if you have any money to help out Herc, please donate to:

Kool Herc Productions
P.O. Box 20472
Huntington Station, NY 11746

or paypal to:

cindycampbell1@aol.com

*Please carry on the word with respect.




Kool Herc is not just a hip hop and music icon.  He is, and should be recognized as an American Icon within American History.  His work is timeless, revered and very inspirational.

Mista-B

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaser Audio Clips: Cr(e)ate Output



I have an exclusive mix for urb online coming out so I just wanted to give you guys a little sample of what to expect.  It's a mix of Earth, Soul, and Funk.  It'll be out soon so please have patience.  It's one of those mixes you work on, listen to it later, then change over half of it.  I had to take a lot of good stuff but put a lot of other musical gems.  It's just one of those things.  It all sounds different a second time around...

Sampler 1:

Cr(e)ate >Output<: Sample by DJ_Mista_B

Sampler 2:

Cr(e)ate >Output< Sampler II by DJ_Mista_B

*I'm already working on a part two for those who gave me tracks.  Thanks to all for the love!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Best of 2010: 1B "Skratchpad Unite"





Skratchpad 2010 Finale


The Skratchpad 2010 Finale featured a group of DJs from the Bay Area that represented the past, present, and future. It was a dope event to bare witness to and I'm proud to be a part of an event that brings unity in a community. The line-up was something that you could charge for but there is a sense of "give back" with the people that take part at skratchpad. It's sorta like a big "Scratch Picnic" because everyone brings equipment and skills for a fun night. Big super up to Cellskiii & Deeandriod, Erica, Windsor, Johnny Krush, Dalton for keeping it alive and to everyone else that helped in their own unique way. Stay tuned for more as Skratchpad will get more involved with others.


Full audio of the night:
Skratchpad: 2010 Finale


Skratchpad: 2010 Finale Recap Video