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Another amazing opening at the HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles, Ca.

Bronx-born photographer and filmmaker Lisa Leone came of age in the 1980s with hip-hop and a camera. Her candid portraits capture iconic hip-hop artists at the early stages of their careers including Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and A Tribe Called Quest.

We were lucky to have DJ Jermey Sole bring some of this music to the opening night. We just hit record .... and here are the results.

HVW8. Vol 29 - Lisa Leone 'Then' by Jeremy Sole

Lisa Leone 'Then' at HVW8 Gallery
Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
ATCQ - Check The Rhime
Jungle Brothers - i'm gonna do ya
James Brown - Blind Man Can See It
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother
Special Ed - I Got It Made
Brand Nubian - Slow Down
Jimmy Spicer - Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)
The Squence - Funk You Up
Grandmaster Flash - Flash To The Beat
Eric B and Rakim - I Ain't No Joke
Nas - N.Y. State Of Mind
Slum Village - Fall N Love
Eric B & Rakim - Microphone Fiend
Jungle Brothers - Behind The Bush
ATCQ - Excursions
Grandmaster Flash - The Message
Run-DMC - Sucker M.C.'s
Afrika Bambaataa / Jazzy 5 (Jazzy Sensation (Bronx Version)
Super 3 - Standing On The Top
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
Black Sheep - The Choice is Yours
Mary J. Blige - Real Love (remix)
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Maceo & The Macks - Soul Power 74'
Big Daddy Kane - Raw
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Creator
Grandmaster Flash - White Lines (Don't Do It)


Ty G and Max got together a few weeks ago at the Gallery and grilled like old times.

Here is the result.

Ty G - World Peace

I Chase the Devil - Max Romeo
Not No More - Cocaine 80's
Get Lit - ASAP Rocky
Two Shots
Inside You - Dam-Funk
Teleport - Hawthorne Headhunters
The End Of Summer - Pools
The Devil's Dancer - Andie Oppenheimer
The Model - Kraftwerk
Masta Blasta - Dillion Francis
Golddigger - SBTRKT
Runaway - Del Shannon
Always See Your Face - Love
Dead Moon Night - Dead Moon
Three Imaginary Boys - The Cure

Just Max -

The Drums (Craft Spells Remix)
Los Rakas
Leewise Edit
Still Corners
Jacques Dutronc
Jelly Jels
Oregon Bike Trails
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Paul Mills & The DT6


We were lucky to have our friend Steve T aka DJ Pubes from Obey come by the Gallery with his amazing collection of Eddy Grant Records.

DJ Steven Pubes
Taking Nothing For Granted
Eddy Grant Mix
HVW8 Podcast Vol. 27
Recorded Live at HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles, Nov. 2011

Hosted by Ty G and Max

Get the full tracklist HERE


It was a rainy Sunday afternoon here in Los Angeles. Friends J*Davey set up for an intimate set of carefully picked tracks. Those brave enough to roll through the nasty weather to the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery were lucky enough to see, hear and get up close and personal with the duo.
Listen in on the session with us...

More from J*Davey at www.wearejdavey.tumblr.com

More on this and other events at www.hvw8.com

Photos and audio production: www.solidstatelosangeles.com


Here's Them Jeans with the perfect follow up to the last HVW8 mix with Thee Mike B.

For the uninitiated, our friend Them Jeans is a DJ, producer and designer living and working here in Los Angeles. Hard to miss his quality edits of quality tracks - check for many of them in his mix recorded live at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery.

Them Jeans - Balloons (James Pants Remix)
Twin Shadow - Castles In The Snow
Health - USA Boys
Mr Flash - Couscous
arcade fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Proxy - 8000(Diplo Remix)
El Guincho - Bombay (catz n dogz instrumental)
Kanye - Runaway (Them Jeans remix)
Cosmic Kids
Bag Raiders - Snake Charmer
Drake - Fireworks (Deadboy Slo Mo House Edit)
Cassius - I Love U So
Secret Track 1
Secret Track 2
Flying Lotus - Do the Astral Plane (Them Jeans house Remix)
Roska & Untold (Myth)
Mumdance ft Esser - Battle
Guido - Mad Sax
Girl Unit
Aaliyah - RU That Somebody? (Deadboy Edit)
Active Child - When Your Love is Safe (Classixx Remix)

Do not sleep. Them Jeans has track here: http://soundcloud.com/themjeans

Keep up with all of our upcoming music and art events over here: www.hvw8.com


Thee Mike B is a heavy hitter on both coasts. We're lucky enough to have him on this week's guest spot.
Enjoy the mix.

Sam Sever - They Don't Know
Rayvon - No Guns No Murder
Terro 3000 - Gyal Dem Waah Me
Squarepusher - Cryptic Motion
Pase Rock - Nights (Shazam Rmx)
Walter Jones - Keep On Loving You
POOLS - The End Of Summer
Dr Dunks - No P's
Neighbour vs Spiltmilk - Get This (Opiuo Remix)
NERD - Hypnotize U Instr
Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up (Thee Loving Hand Remix)
Eli Escobar - Oslo
Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20 (Glimmers Rmx)
Para One - Toadstool (LOL Boys Rmx)
James Chance and The Contortions - Incorrigable (Liv Spencer + Spun rmx)
Toni Tony Tone Lee - Last Love (Todd Edwards Remix)

Stay up on everything Mike B at http://djmikeb.blogspot.com/



Here's a gift from Los Angeles to you - Part 2 of the recent live set with Dam-Funk and tAz Arnold at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery. You know Part 1 was excellent on it's own but after hearing this addition, you find that it was just a warm up. In the second half we're hit with rhymes from special guest Krondon and sax and keys from friend Terrace Martin. Special indeed.

Bump this well into the New Year!

Photos and video from this session, plus information on the next live recording at HVW8 can be found at www.hvw8.com.

With the holidays upon us, we thought it would be the perfect time to drop this first installment of a two part edition of the HVW8 Int'l Podcast. Dam-Funk and tAz Arnold, performing together for the very first time. This was a highly anticipated collaboration that did not disappoint - not that there were any doubts.
The two heavyweights were joined by Thunder Cat, Major, Terrace Martin, Krondon and others on a funk adventure that builds and evolves. The final jam will blow your mind.

There's just no way we could cut this audio down to fit one show!
Take a listen and don't forget that Part 2 is on it's way soon.

Special thanks to the players and the standing room only crowd.

Photos from this session and information on the next live recording at HVW8 can be found at www.hvw8.com.

Computer Jay arrives at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery on a quick stop between world tours with Master Blazter and work on solo projects. We were lucky enough to catch this original mix set right in the Gallery a few weeks back.

Make sure to check in with us at www.HVW8.com for future Gallery events.
And if you're in Los Angeles, please visit us at 661 N Spaulding Ave. LA, CA 90036

For more from Computer Jay, check him at http://soundcloud.com/computerjay.
Photography and production by www.solidstatelosangeles.com

HVW8 2010

HVW8 presents The RRS Feed live set, recorded at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery.
Amazing set with 3 DJs, 4 turntables!

Back to Life (acapella) - Soul II Soul
Thrill 103 - DJ Vadim
I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
Killdatmutha- Dam Funk
Looking up to You - Michael Wycoff
Get Up - Masters at Work
It's Yours - First Touch
Keepin' the Faith - De La Soul
Plastico - Willie Colon & Ruben Blades
Mensa- Afrodisiac Soundsystem
Feel the Horns - Red Astaire
That Sound (Quantic S.O. remix) - Ohmega Watts
Party Groove - Showbiz & A.G.
Uprising - Antibalas
Senor Blues - Beat Conductor
Canto de Osanha - J5
Magic - Robin Thicke
Hey Mr. DJ (acapella) - Zhane
In the Morning - Natural Self
Dwyck (Little Kids Remix) - Gangstarr
Manwomanboogie - Q-Tip
Bailalo (Quantic Mix) - DJ Angola
Che Che Cole - Antibalas
Oil is Thicker Than Blood - Savarah Soul
Mama (Metro Area Bday Dub) - Hugh Masakela
Flute Loop (Shock edit) - Beastie Boys
Hot Music - Soho
No Nos Pararan - Charanga 76
I'm So Glad - Legacy
I Know You, I Live You - Chaka Khan
Family Free - Family Tree (Norman Cook Disco Edit)
Jam the Groove (B.Cause Edit) - Ralph McDonald
Dancing into the Stars - Logg
T.S.O.B. - Master Jay & Michael Dee
Million Dollar (remix) - Whitney Houston
We Can Change This World (Yoruba Soul mix) - DJ Spinna ft. Heavy
Copacabana (DJ Eleven remix) - Barry Manilow
New Morning - Tangoterje
Hellen Samba - Gerardo Frisina
Sunshine Love - Electrons
Toda Hora (ft. Nina Miranda) - Troubleman
When She Was Bad - Diesler
Night Sky - Alex Valentin
El Musica - Osulande
Just a Breathe Away - Nadirah Shakoor
Nos Vida (MAW Mix) - Louie Vega ft. Anane
Rock With U (Dub) - Erro & Osunlande
Soul Fever - Simbad
Dance or Die (ft. Saul Williams) - Janelle Monae
Kalimba - Mr. Scruff
Got to Get a Job - Life Boogie
Sunshine - Earth Wind & Fire
Apache - Incredible Bongo Band
Warm It Up Kane - Big Daddy Kane
A Bit Patchy - Switch
Pass That Dutch (instrumental) - Missy Elliot
J.J.D. (Afrodisiac Soundsystem remix) - Rhythm Roots Allstars

Thanks to Shred One, DJ Roza and DJ Raichous - The RRS Feed!
Keep up to date on all they do at: www.therrsfeedsound.com

Additional thanks to PBR for the support.

Production and photography by solidstatela.

As always, hosted by Ty G and Max.

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