Event Reviews


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Event Reviews

CALIFORNIA ROOTS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO BRIDGE HIP HOP AND REGGAE ON 2020 LINEUP


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Monterey, CA – The California Roots Music and Arts Festival has become synonymous with the North American reggae and roots music scene, but for years the event has also featured some of the biggest names in hip hop. The 2015 edition had the legendary Roots headline and Cypress Hill also perform that year. Minneapolis’ Atmosphere has become a staple at the festival with 2020 being their fourth year. Cali Roots has also featured Rhymesayers labelmates Brother Ali and Dilated Peoples. 2018 included the Bay Area legend E-40, who brought his “hyphy” style to the stage and 2017 had old school revivalists Jurassic 5 getting the crowd going before the epic set from Nas blew everyone away that year.

2020 sees west coast hip hop legend Ice Cube headlining Sunday, May 24. The award-winning lyricist, producer, actor and director began his music career nearly 30 years ago with iconic rap group N.W.A. Ice Cube eventually left the group and established himself as a successful solo artist, releasing some of the most memorable rap songs of a generation including “Check Yo Self” and “It Was A Good Day.” He then became an accomplished actor with a number of starring movie roles from horror to comedy including the hilarious Friday series with Chris Tucker.

Jamaican dancehall artist Sean Paul, who makes his Cali Roots debut this year, also raps throughout his catalog including the GRAMMY award winning album Dutty Rock, that showcases his hits “”Gimme the Light,” “Like Glue” and “I’m Still in Love with You.” The album went 2 times Platinum in the U.S. cementing his place in modern music history.

“Hip hop evolved from Jamaican sound system culture and elements of reggae music, so it is so organic for me to book hip hop legends alongside our reggae & roots lineup each year,” states co-producer Dan Sheehan.” He adds, “Cali Roots fans look forward to the hip hop sets, which switches thing up a bit, while still keeping the Cali Roots vibe.”

FESTIVAL DETAILS

The 11th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival

Dates: Friday, May 22, 2020 – Sunday May 24, 2020

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm PDT

Venue: Monterey County Fair and Event Center

Address: 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940

Admission: Varies

Age restrictions: All Ages

Line Up

Friday, May 22

Rebelution

Atmosphere

Chronixx

J Boog

Pepper

Nahko And Medicine For The People

Tarrus Riley

The Movement

Satsang

Nattali Rize

Earthkry

Natural Vibrations

Arise Roots

Kash’d Out

Saturday, May 23

Stick Figure

Sean Paul

Tribal Seeds

Trevor Hall

The Green

Collie Buddz

The Expendables

Dub Inc

Iya Terra

Bumpin Uglies

The Elovaters

Sensi Trails

Sunday, May 24

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Ice Cube

Jimmy Cliff

Sublime With Rome

Common Kings

Cultura Profética

Durand Jones & The Indications

Hirie

Natiruts

Mike Love

Keznamdi

Through The Roots

Artikal Sound System

Vana Liya

CONNECT:

Cali Roots Website

Cali Roots Facebook

Cali Roots Twitter

Cali Roots Instagram

Event Reviews, HeatMix Life

100 People Project: Back to School Event


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This week, as part of the growing effort of my cohost DJ LX and I, our show The HeatMix Life helped sponsor the back to school event from the 100 People Project. Some of the other sponsors included Florida Career College who provided the event space, Chef Odle (@ChefOdle) who provided the delicious food, and My Party Supplier (@mypartysupplier) who provided the bounce house.

The event took place on July 27th in Margate, FL and was meant to provide school supplies for students and teachers going into the new school year. The turnout was great and many students will begin the school year with all the supplies they need for a successful school year. Good luck with the upcoming school year.

Event Reviews

Sushi Sake Thursdays


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You could hear the music and laughter from the moment you pulled up. Once you walk in the experience really begins. Every table is filled with cheerful conversations and bodies moving in their seat to the music. The entire vibe is exhilarating. I’m seated at my table after no wait and I am immediately brought complimentary Sake. They had quite a few choices but I tried Peach and later on Guava.  The staff were very friendly and attentive throughtout the entire night. You could tell they truly enjoyed being there. What sets this night apart from any others is they bring in a live DJ, DJ Alex S to be exact. He played such a wide array of music which was sure to accommodate everyone’s musical inclinations. I truly enjoyed my night and I advise all of you to give it a shot. 

The food, service and environment were the perfect mix to spice up what would have been a boring Thursday night.  

 

Artist Promotion, Event Reviews

{Upcoming Event} A Space Beach Showcase


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Sunday April 20th 5pm – 2am
420 EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/289902987826643/
A showcase of the artists featured on Space Beach mixtapes Volumes 1-3 prod. by Juan Jay.
CHECK OUT THE MIXTAPES IN THE LINKS BELOW:SPACE BEACH VOL.1
https://soundcloud.com/streetpharmacy-net/sets/space-beach
SPACE BEACH VOL.2
https://soundcloud.com/juan-jay-2/sets/space-beach-vol-2
SPACE BEACH VOL.3
https://soundcloud.com/space-beach-3/sets/space-beach-vol-3

1 Edrey Blanco 5:30
2 Chan A-V 5:55
3 J-toven 6:20
4 Untamed Mckenzie 6:45
5 Dub P 7:10
6 Meyday Hansen 7:35
7 Jaheil 8:00
8 Jakeem HD 8:25
9 Argyle Bixby 8:50
10 Frantz mza 9:15
11 Chidi Ogali 9:40
12 Guapo 10:05
13 Rasklz 10:30
14 Kidd Adamz 10:55
15 Johnny Verses 11:20
16 JACC 11:45
17 J-Nics 12:10

Visual Arts by :
1 8bitLexicon
2 BC Whimen
3 GOASTRONUTz

Local Clothing lines :
1. Set Life
2. AOS

Artist will also be selling merchandise . So come out, have a drink, and enjoy some of the best hip hop talent in Miami