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Beats for Change Show #32 – Step Off The Block Mix with Kenny Keys

Dedication: Step Off The Block.

This time we want to introduce you to our special guest Kenneth Carter aka Kenny Keys, with a crazy tight mix and of course your suave host Sam Zipursky will guide you through the mix!

As usual we’re supporting every mix with a specific dedication. As our guest Kenny Keys is Houston bound but originally from Chicago, we chose a Chicago initiative to focus on.

‘Step Off The Block’ is a film directed by Chicago’s own The Work of Will Adams. In his own words its all about the following:
“In combatting gun violence in our communities, you rarely hear anyone talking about saving the shooter. If you save the shooter, you save everyone else. The shooter has been demonized by society, so we think the shooter is the one with nothing to loose. But, the shooter has everything to lose from incarceration to death. Before the shooter hits their end game, they cause irreparable damage to multiple families and communities.

Step Off the Block reminds us that the shooter is human and often plagued by bad decision making, lack of opportunity and a poor support system. If we can change any of these variables, we can give the shooter and their victims a chance.”

More about Will Adams HERE.

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Beats for Change Show #31 – White Rhino Mix with SOUL_BRK

Dedication: The last male white rhino alive.

We’re back ladies and gents! This time with show 31 the “White Rhino Mix” featuring a guest mix by the one and only SOUL_BRK (@soul_brk) producer out of the Philippines.

This mix’s social dedication is to the rangers and group guarding the last living male white rhino in Kenya at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The male rhino named “Sudan” is very special as he’s the last known male northern white rhino left in the entire world. learn more here: www.cnn.com/2015/04/16/africa/k…rthern-white-rhino/

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Beats for Change Show #30 – Muhammad Yunus Mix with ‘mfp’

Dedication: Muhammad Yunus

As we are hugely inspired by the social economic changes made by Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus with his business model called Social Business and the concept of ‘Micro-loans’ and ‘Microfinance’ with Grameen Foundation, we wanted to let our ‘scene’ know who this guy is!

Muhammad Yunus constructed business models, concepts and social businesses to start up a business where social prosperity is considered as the only profit and free of dividends. He teamed up with companies like Adidas and Danone to create shoes and vitamin-loaded yoghurts for the people in Bangladesh to reduce illness and deaths.

As always we have a guest on the show and this time we are honoured to work with amazing Japanese/Melbourne producer ‘mfp’!

More about Muhammad Yunus HERE..

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Beats for Change Presents: Kaeyae Alo – Thoughts

Dedication: KIVA.org

We from BfC teamed up with the lovely vocalist KaeYae Alo (aka Asha Moyo) to release a new single “Thoughts”.

The production of the instrumental is done by Vancouver/Rotterdam connection “Stone Detectives” (Aka founders of Beats for Change)

100% of all funds raised on this release will be directly invested into people in developing countries that are looking to raise money to grow or start a business in order to have a chance at a better future.

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Beats for Change x SoundBoarding x The Mint presents: The Ramen Skate Sessions Deck

Dedication: Second Harvest Japan

This deck needs his own post! Inbox me to buy this one, almost sold out!

The skatedeck is part of our Beats or Change Japan focused release “The Ramen Skate Sessions”, which is an exclusive 19 track heavy weight producer compilation with all 100% of proceeds going to Second Harvest Japan – A Group that helps out with hunger needs in Japan. Read more about what Second Harvest is doing in Japan (http://www.2hj.org/english/)

The audio release is part of a larger collaboration with The Mint (http://www.mintskate.com) and Soundboarding (http://blog.livedoor.jp/soundboarding/), 2 skate boarding brands in Osaka, Japan. With them we’ve teamed up to release a limited edition skate deck designed by Marvin Bruin as well as a live music event in Osaka on October 17th, 2014 at The Mint store.

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Beats for Change x SoundBoarding x The Mint presents: The Ramen Skate Sessions EP

Dedication: Second Harvest Japan

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This Japan focused release “The Ramen Skate Sessions” is an exclusive 19 track heavy weight producer compilation with all 100% of proceeds going to Second Harvest Japan – A Group that helps out with hunger needs in Japan. Read more about what Second Harvest is doing in Japan (http://www.2hj.org/english/)

The audio release is part of a larger collaboration with The Mint (http://www.mintskate.com) and Soundboarding (http://blog.livedoor.jp/soundboarding/), 2 skate boarding brands in Osaka, Japan. With them we’ve teamed up to release a limited edition skate deck designed by Marvin Bruin as well as a live music event in Osaka on October 17th, 2014 at The Mint store.

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“RANGDA” for Beats for Change x Los Bangeles present The Bali Sessions: Trouble in Paradise

Dedication: R.O.L.E. Foundation

We from Beats for Change teamed up with the Los Bangeles crew to dedicate our first fundraising event for the sake of environmental issues in Bali, Indonesia.

With the use of the old traditional Balinese story about the battle between Barong and Rangda (Good and Bad) we printed 4 exclusive giclée prints. During our event at the LEYP store we held a lottery where everybody could buy €5 a ticket to win one of these prints!

This event was a major succes. We had DJ’s, performances, traditional indonesian food and got sponsored by the good people of Bavaria.

We now can send R.O.L.E. Foundation 395€! So that will be 535$ (6.315.970rp!) to help out environmental programs and spread awareness to the locals about keeping their little paradise clean for future generations.

See event pictures here.
More information about R.O.L.E. here.
And a more in depth description about Rangda here.

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“BARONG” for Beats for Change x Los Bangeles present The Bali Sessions: Trouble in Paradise

Dedication: R.O.L.E. Foundation

We from Beats for Change teamed up with the Los Bangeles crew to dedicate our first fundraising event for the sake of environmental issues in Bali, Indonesia.

With the use of the old traditional Balinese story about the battle between Barong and Rangda (Good and Bad) we printed 4 exclusive giclée prints. During our event at the LEYP store we held a lottery where everybody could buy €5 a ticket to win one of these prints!

This image was used for Beats for Change SHOW #26 in support for our event and R.O.L.E.. We had guest mixes by Chicago’s own Radius Etc and Vancouver based David Love Jones!

This event was a major succes. We had DJ’s, performances, traditional indonesian food and got sponsored by the good people of Bavaria.

We now can send R.O.L.E. Foundation 395€! So that will be 535$ (6.315.970rp!) to help out environmental programs and spread awareness to the locals about keeping their little paradise clean for future generations.

See event pictures here.
More information about R.O.L.E. here.
And a more in depth description about Barong here.

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Beats for Change Show #29: The Street Store Mix with Amin Payne

Dedication: The Street Store

Lovely people, after a short mix hiatus we again started with our monthly mixes! We are very proud to say that we got the Australian beat wonder Amin Payne on the guest mix and of course our very own Sam Zipursky who kicks it off.

This edition is about The Street Store: A well received pop up store concept where you can start your own temporary shop and donate clothes to the homeless!

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Beats for Change Show #28: Negus World Mix with DJ Tribo

Dedication: Negus World

It’s time once again ladies and gentlemen and a big welcome to show 28 “Negus World Mix” featuring a special guest mix with DJ Tribo (Funk’n Deep Records) from NYC.

This show’s social dedication is to Negus World social movement out of NYC as they say “Our mission is to unite self-empowered individuals around the globe through worldwide charity events and to create artistic platforms for children and young adults, to uplift their spirit and give them confidence.”

They recently finished a huge worldwide music charity event with shows going on in several different countries at the same time and raised money to feed 6000 children in Haiti. Watch out for them coming up with more and more cool stuff in the near future.

More Negus World here..

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Beats for Change Show #27: The Change Heroes Mix with DJ Jon Oliver

Dedication: Change Heroes

This episode features a special guest mix from the legendary NYC DJ from the Main Ingredient radio show, Jon Oliver: www.jonolivermusic.com.

This time our social dedication goes out to an amazing social concept called Change Heroes which is a website and technology that let’s social groups of friends easily come together and raise $10,000 to build a school in a developing country as they say “Raise $10,000 from your laptop or phone to empower hundreds of children with education.”

More Change Heroes here..

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Beats for Change Show #25: The Masbia Soup Kitchen Mix with DJ Lu-Chi’sz

Dedication: Masbia Soup Kitchen Network

“Masbia is a nonprofit soup kitchen network and food pantry, everyday providing hot, nutritious meals for hundreds of New Yorkers in desperate need of food.

Alongside our hot-meal program, we also give out bags of much needed groceries every week to those with not enough at home, through our weekend take-home package program.

Masbia works to not only feed the hungry, but to provide free, wholesome, and delicious meals for people in a restaurant-style environment, with volunteer waiters serving each person with respect and dignity.”

We hooked up with DJ Lu-Chis’z who delivered a 30+ min monsterfunk mix for you to vibe out! We from Beats for Change interviewed him a little while ago. Go read it here!.

More Masbia Soup Kitchen here..

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Beats for Change Show #24: The Exodus Road Mix ft. Dagger D.X.

Dedication: The Exodus Road

Not only is this a crazy guest episode but we’re also really excited to help spread the word about the organization The Exodus Road.

These folks are a nonprofit coalition that empowers freedom from sex slavery through covert investigation and rescue.

Essentially they are doing all they can to combat sex slavery and child prostitution in the streets of South East Asia and beyond. You can learn way more about their team over at www.theexodusroad.com

We’re also really happy to present the guest mix of Dagger D.X.from the crew Los Bangeles.com – We recently did an interview with this producer, DJ, community member and more! You can read the interview here.

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Beats for Change Show #23: The Living Remix Project ft. Space Crafte One

Dedication: The Living Remix Project

The Living Remix Project is an interactive workshop in Hip-Hop & Electronic Music production & lyric writing.

Participants can look forward to collaboration with other students, to gain basic knowledge & vocabulary pertaining to Hip-Hop & urban electronic music.

More TRLP here

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Beats for Change Show #22: The Kite Patch Mix ft. Trian Kayhatu

Dedication: KITE Patch

KITE Patch will change your summer, not only for you but for the world.

No more itching, scratching and annoying sounds during the annually heat. For third world countries that means less casualties due to malaria and dengue.

Yes, the people at KITE patch developed a sticker that makes humans invisible for mosquitos! If this isn’t the invention of the century, what would be?

We at Beats for Change got our family Trian Kayhatu in the house with an truly insane mix, repping half of the Rotterdam beat scene in this piece of art!

More KITE Patch here.

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Beats for Change Show #21: Landfill Harmonics Mix Ft. Cascade Records (Sal Martin) + Julien Mier

Dedication: Landfill Harmonic

Imagine a philharmonic orchestra made out of garbage. There’s no need for imagination, these guys did it and made a great film about musical creativity that breaks the boundaries of poverty.

Beats for Change teamed up with Cascade Records and Julien Mier to make an insane mix for the team at Landfill Harmonic.

More Landfill Harmonic here.

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Beats for Change and GlobalMedic.ca presents: “Tacloban Hope” A fundraiser for The Philippines.

Dedication: GlobalMedic.ca

With Tacloban Hope we, from Beats for Change, put our heads together with Global Medic and 22 top notch producers and musicians to produce an album where every cent goes towards Global Medic that is arranging water purification units and tablets in the struck area of The Philippines.

We got producers like Moods, Trian Kayhatu, Tall Black Guy, Kenny Keys, Julien Mier and way more ill musicians to cooperate with us.

After two weeks we already reached 20.000 plays, got in the top 5 of bandcamp.com and raised a small $1300. We are super proud to have reached this and want to thank everybody that participated and donated!

More Tacloban Hope here.

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Beats for Change Show #20: Beat Making Lab Tribute ft. Apple Juice Kid from Beat Making Lab

Dedication: Beat Making Lab

Beats for Change show #20 was dedicated to the wonderful work of Beat Making Lab.

Apple Juice Kid and Pierce Freelon setup music production studios in third world countries all over the world, give a two week crash course workshop and bounce to the next project, leaving all the equipment behind. The crew is followed by broadcasting company PBS.

It was a great honor doing this for them!

More Beat Making Lab here.

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Beats for Change Show #19: Showers on Wheels Mix ft. Marco Weibel from Darker Than Wax

Dedication: Lava Mae

Lava Mae is crowd funding for a mobile shower system where the uncared-for can easily freshen up and don’t need to worry about inhumanly long waiting lines. Lava Mae is based in San Francisco with a huge population of homeless people.

We teamed up with Marco Weibel from the up-and-booming Singapore-based record label Darker Than Wax who provided a really tight guest mix for us!

More Lava Mae here.

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Beats for Change Show #18: Sessions L.A. Mix ft. Ivan Winter

Dedication: Sessions L.A.

Sessions L.A. provides music production, recording and engineering programs as well as MC and DJ’ing guidance to the youth of Los Angeles youth.

Their mission: “To promote youth development, nurture critical thinking, and foster community building through the process of creating music.”

Dope initiative that just reached their crowdfunding of $5000 on indiegogo!

Also this edition contains a killer guest mix by our brother Ivan Winter from www.beatmup.net!

More Sessions L.A. here.

Show #18 – Sessions LA Mix ft. Ivan Winter by Beats For Change on Mixcloud

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Beats for Change Show #17: Choco Jungle Project Mix ft. Potatohead People

Dedication: Choco Jungle Project

The people of the Choco Jungle Project are archiving music from Colombia and surrounding area’s to prevent it from dying out. The project started around 10 funeral singers in El Valle, Choco. Despite the beautiful content of the music, the youth rather listen to reggaeton and pop music, therefor the risk of losing these beautiful traditional songs are high. Due to this project the singers will release an album on Osunlade’s record label ‘Yoruba’. A real cool project that deserved our attention.

More Choco Jungle Project here

Show #17 – The Choco Jungle Project Mix by Beats For Change on Mixcloud

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Beats for Change show #16: The Science Genius Mix

Dedication: Science Genius Project

This insanely brilliant Professor Christopher Emdin started a project where kids from The Bronx (NY) can get taught science through hiphop and rap: The Science Genius Project.

Professor Emdin is playfully challenging kids to write rhymes with scientific content. And at the end there will be BATTLES!

Dr. Emdin about Beats for Change show #16:

“I am so incredibly humbled that you chose to highlight this project. Both the mix and the art are incredibly dope. I will share them both far and wide. Thanks again for all you do. I will be sure to stay connected.”

More Science Genius here.

Show #16 – The Science Genius Mix by Beats For Change on Mixcloud

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Beats for Change show #15: The DJ Trike Mix

Dedication: The DJ Trike

Jonathan Igharas is a DJ. A mobile DJ from Vancouver, on his Trike, the DJ Trike.

Everywhere Jonathan and his Trike goes, he can step off and start a party. And he knows how to build a crow. The people notice the spontaneous outburst of pretty airwaves from miles away and decide to join the fiesta.

Now he got a kickstarter up in the air to raise money and produce The DJ Trike 2.0. When he’s done he’ll take the baby for a spin from Vancouver all the way down to L.A. Just to cause little riots of unplanned pleasure.

More DJ Trike here.

Show #15 – The DJ Trike Mix by Beats For Change on Mixcloud

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Beats for Change show # 13: No Assumptions Mix

Dedication: The talented homeless

This edition was about the awareness that crazy homeless people may be looked down upon, but there are ones with insane crazy talent. This dedication was inspired by the beautiful story of Nathaniel Ayers, the homeless schizophrenic artist.

Toronto’s DJ/Producer/Label-owner Mr. Merge joined Beats for Change and provided this thought and a killer guest mix.

Show #13 – "No Assumptions Mix" with Mr. Merge by Beats For Change on Mixcloud

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Beats for Change show #6: Visions of Peace

Dedication: Peace

As the problems in the middle east keeps on going, true friendship goes beyond personal beliefs.

The image above is a reaction on this image that went viral. Two young friends walked away from the camera like true friends. Yes, they are muslim and jewish.

It looked that they were sharing something.

Oh wait, it’s music.

Show #6 – Visions of Peace by Beats For Change on Mixcloud

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Stone Detectives – Sendai Selections

Client: Beats for Change

This album reached the top 5 of ‘best albums sold on Bandcamp’ at our peak.

Sendai Selections is the very first Beats for Change.org project and it started with the terrible tsunami that struck Sendai, JP in 2011.

Beats for Change partner Sam Zipursky and me were thinking how we could help out since Sam had lived in Osaka for many years. We had so many tracks with Stone Detectives, just laying there. We decided to compile them and raise revenue to donate towards the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Response. We teamed up with Michael Zipursky and collected a little $2000.

Here’s a video where Sam and Mike give away our donation.