Asita Recordings

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

This Is The Life premieres in San Francisco!

Remember back in March when we told you about this extraordinary film project? Well it's finally making it's way to the Bay and will be premiering at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, on June 7th! It has been suggested that you try and get your ticket online as seating is limited and going fast. Based on the unsolicited reviews coming in this has surpassed expectations. Now they just need to bring the movie to Hawaii :)

"In 1989, a collective of young artists gathered at a storefront health food cafe in South Central LA. Their mandate? To explore and expand the musical boundaries of hip hop. "This Is The Life" follows the story of the legendary Good Life Cafe and the countless talents who passed through it's doors."

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dennis Richmond retires after 40 years at KTVU


"Dennis Richmond got the news first.."

"Dennis Richmond's career story is the stuff of legend.

In 1969, while working for the station as a part-time clerk-typist, Richmond won a scholarship to a special journalism program at Columbia University in New York. Upon completion, he returned to KTVU Channel 2 and covered major Bay Area stories for the next seven years."

San Francisco television anchor Dennis Richmond retires after an amazing 40 year run on KTVU. It's a pretty profound landmark for all Bay Area natives, most of whom have grown up with Richmond's no nonsense delivery of the local news.

dennis richmond sf chronicle article
dennis richmond ktvu slideshow


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ellay Khule the Rifleman - Unreleased song from new album [video]

Ellay Khule the Rifleman and Dez (a promising up and coming female mc from Project Blowed), style hard in this recent live performance. Many thanks to zepol21 for the footage!

This until now, unreleased track is just a small taste of what we can expect from the new album produced by Joe Dub, and featuring an amazing list of special guests. Stay tuned!

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Joe Dub - Grandgood podcast [audio]


Fire up your headphones. Real supporter CVelasco of laces us with another podcast packed with his favorite old and new Joe Dub tracks.

"I put together this mix which features some of my favorite older Joe Dub songs and some of his recent collaborations including Dirty Money featuring SF legend Hugh EMC and Ridd of CVE. Both from the recent Pooretry album released December 2007."

You can order Pooretry from Access or directly from Asita Recordings.

What’s Really [From the Walk LP]
Naybody - Produced by Deeskee [From Record Players]
Painkillers - Guilty Pleasures
Glen Park Revisited [From Live in 75 w/ Factor]
Word Power featuring Dave Dub, beat by Deeskee [From Lovebomb Soundclash]
Time To Communicate featuring Maleko and Tommy V
Beatbox featuring Dj Marz [From We’ll Always Have July]
Dirty Money (feat. Hugh EMC and Riddlore? [From Pooretry]
Just Another Sunday [From the Dope and Dead Broke 10″]

[download, it's free]

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Bored Stiff - Don't Got Much and other [videos]

Bored Stiff is one of my favorite groups of all time because they stick with what their good at. It's honest music from a distinct perspective. The soundtrack is pure San Francisco, blazed and soulful. No fast raps or gimmicks here.

Going through my archives I realized I forgot to post about Bored Stiff's "Livin Right" video directed by Tony Rain. Peep the cameo by Z-man.

Always makin moves Bored Stiff is back with yet another video. This time for the song "Don't Got Much" an ode to the homeless in San Francisco.

Perhaps one of my favorite BS videos is the lo-fi video for "Rappers," also directed by Tony Rain years ago.