Thursday, August 26, 2010
We filmed DJ Rhettmatic (of Beat Junkies) cutting up ESQ & Chikaramanga "My Intellect" at Fat Beats Los Angeles!!
Fat Beats announced they will close down their retail stores in NY and LA on 9/4. We would like to thank Fat Beats and their stuff for their support.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
We have done our monthly event, "Shibuya" at Far Bar for two years. We decided to move the event to a different location. From next one, it will be at Broadway Bar in Downtown LA. We also changed the name of the event to "TRES", just to make it more simple. The first "TRES" night will be at Broadway Bar on Tuesday, September 7th. We are going to have DJ House Shoes as a guest!!
Here is the detail.
Special Appearance by DJ House Shoes
Tuesday, September 7th
9:00pm – 2:00am
@ Broadway Bar (Downtown LA)
830 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
- Chikaramanga (Giant Panda / TRES RECORDS)
- Really Nathan (Late Bloomers / TRES RECORDS)
- Kiwamu Omae
$4 Stella Artois & Cocktails
Sunday, August 15, 2010
so this cat from the sudan hits me up saying hes feeling my music...im stunned and humbled to find that my music has reached places ive never been but would love to visit...shit, im humbled by every person who says they feelin my shit, but as if that aint enuff, he links me to a vid of him freestylin...and the kid is wild nice!...i think im sending a beat or two to the sudan tonight...ANALECT wadaap my g! - Paten Locke
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Download FREE Mix Tape:ESQ & CHIKARAMANGA "RECESSION FREE" mixed by DJ Lowkey.....here
This is Chikara from ESQ & Chikaramanga. We made a free download mixtape to promote the album. There are 19 tracks on this mixtape and two of them are unreleased tracks off of the album. Other tracks are ESQ rhyming over instrumentals of Tres releases produced by Big Tone, Johnson & Jonson, Paten Locke, Lightheaded, Fonetik Simbol, Ta'raach, and me. Also, he used a beat Really Nathan (of Late Bloomers) produced. Tres is releasing Late Bloomers' debut EP, "3 Shades Brown" in November.
This mix tape is mixed by DJ Lowkey with cuts, doubles, and blends. Enjoy!~Chikaramanga~
They said it was a RECESSION, well we disagree! For the frugal this is a true test of wit, skill, and relevance. We are all 1, there is no division in the MIND of ESQ & many others on todays underground railroad & street artist scene. Hip Hop started in AFRICA, the PARK & the STREETS & and this mixtape will take you from start 2 finish & beyond! We give this as our FREE OFFERING 2 The UNIVERSE & U ALL 2 SUCCEED, Thanks 2 LOW KEY & CHIKARA
Peace Love & Light~ESQ~
ESQ & CHIKARAMANGA "THE SUCCESSION" IN STORES SEPTEMBER 14, 2010