Asita Recordings

We like Pam Grier, Red Stripe, the sound and the smell of records, mixtapes,the SF Giants, analog synths, McCovey Cove, Lanikai at night, and San Francisco's indian summer.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jake One - Home [video]

Yes, hip-hop is still worthwhile no matter what coast your coming from. "Home" was one of my favorites on Jake One's "White Van Music" even though it was one of the few tracks without big name guests. Something about it's laid back vibe and the 415 sample caught me instantly. "Damn it feels good to talk about home!" The video is the perfect compliment to a great song about loving where your from, a feeling I think we can all relate to.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Deeskee & the Escape Artists - For The Birds (10" pic disc)

Ooohh! That's Heavy, the label responsible for some of the best vinyl releases in recent memory (see: Lab Waste - CANIGETITHOWYOULIVE? 7" which I cite as a personal classic) comes through with another strong project with beats by Deeskee, Ikey Owens, Liferexall, Xczirclez and Janifive.

This one's limited to 300 copies and sure to be a collectors item like all previous OTH records. You can pre-order copy by e-mailing me. Or listen to the tracks here.


1. "Carried Away"

Featuring: Ben Andres, Avatar & 2mex

Bass: Avatar

Guitar: Ben Andres

Keyboards: Ikey Owens

2. "Overnight"

Featuring: Radioinactive, Joe Dub & Liferexall

Keyboards: Ikey Owens

3. "Shadow People"

Featuring: Jizzm High Definition aka All Deadly HDMC

4. "Dream"

Featuring: Awol One

Tracks 1 & 2 Produced by Deeskee & Ikey Owens of Free Moral Agents

Tracks 3 & 4 Produced by Deeskee


1. "Somebody"

2. "Drippin"

3. "Water Drums"

4. "Gravitation"

Featuring: Liferexall

Tracks 1, 2 & 3 Produced by Xczircles & Janifive

Track 4 Produced by Deeskee

Paintings and illustrations by Chris Granillo (Royal Bird illustrations)

Cover design and layout by La Mano Fria (Beta Bodega Coalition)

Only 300 copies.

Friday, May 08, 2009

2mex and the Returners - Powerless [video]

Check out the new 2mex and the Returners (Die and Deeskee) video for Powerless. The production values on this one are tight and who doesn't love a video with a monster in it?
Powerless is the first single off the album Break Up Your Make Up is coming out the Sage Francis imprint Strange Famous.

Incidentally, Eye Level Pictures who shot Powerless, also did a video for Ellay Khule and Joe's song Rock On, off of In My Own World.

Here's the teaser:

Updates / Maleko / History of la2thebay [video]

Our apologies for the lack of updates to the blog. Rest assured that we haven't been napping, but rather been hard at work, on some very exciting projects for 2009. It will all make sense in a month or two...

In the meantime, check out this video from our good friend Maleko. The coverage of all the old la2thebay stuff is classic.

Praise Dirt!