Saturday, October 31, 2009

The CounterParts CD Release Party - NOVEMBER 20th, 2009


Please come celebrate the launch of our new independent record label, Beatrock Music. The party will also celebrate the label's first official release, The CounterParts' self-titled debut album. We have a stacked line-up of live performances by label artists and affiliated musicians from all across California:

THE COUNTERPARTS: T-Know, BraelanB, Otayo Dubb, Gammaray and Fatgums are patnas who have been making music together since the '90's. Reunited to form The CounterParts, this allstar crew is ready to rock the mic and turntables once again. Download their album Appetizer for free:

BAMBU & DJ PHATRICK: Two-thirds of the legendary group Native Guns, Bambu and DJ Phatrick have been spending the last few years rocking stages across the globe. These dudes bring it live. For more info visit and

Southern Cali's illest live hip hop band cooks up an organic mix of hip hop, jazz, R&B, and soul. Now in the studio with producer Asi Friedman, the 'Natives will be releasing their highly anticipated full-length album in early 2010. For more info visit

OTAYO DUBB: After two records with acclaimed hip-hop group Co-Deez, Oakland emcee Otayo Dubb is going solo. 'Tayo defines his sound as "Blue collar hip-hop for the Joe Dubsacks out here who like to light up a fat one and get their headnod on after work." His solo debut, entitled A WOLF IN SHEEP'S MUSIC, will drop in early 2010 as a collaborative release from Beatrock Music and Hella Records. For more info visit

POWER STRUGGLE: Spitting grimy yet intelligent Midwest rhymes over Mister REY and Fatgums’ sample heavy score, Nomi of Power Struggle brings a new rawness to Asian American hip hop. Watch for their new album entitled Remittances, slated to drop in December of 2009 on Beatrock Music. Download the album sampler for free:

AESTHETICS CREW: In the hallowed brew-
school tradition of cup-in-hand rhyming at backyard house parties, the Los Angeles-based Aesthetics crew is here to put the fun back in the funk. Following in the footsteps of legends like the Get Fresh Crew, Native Tongues or 3rd Bass, Indi, Aidge and DJ Props fuse candid rhymes with melodic beats to create a refreshing sound in the midst of a stagnant hip-hop scene. For more info visit

Rocky Rivera (aka EyeASage) is a vicious MC from San Francisco. She dropped her hood classic mixtape, "Married To The Hustle" in 2008 and is releasing her highly anticipated debut album "Rocky Rivera" soon. For more info visit, and

BWAN & MISTER REY: The deadly combination of BWAN's spitfire lyrics and Mister REY's head breaking production make this San Francisco duo a force to be reckoned with. Together they send an arsenal of true-school Bay Area hip hop straight to the eardrums. For more info visit and

The evening will be hosted by Bambu.

Mass Movement DJs and DJ Phatrick
will be on the wheels of steel.


Friday, November 20th, 2009
Dakota Lounge (formerly Temple Bar)
1026 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
(310) 393-8200
Doors open at 8pm - $12 at the door, $10 pre-sale (available at
Pre-Sale Ticket/CounterParts CD and Ticket/CounterParts CD/Limited Edition T-shirt combination deals will also be available at


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