Monthly Archives: May 2012



Elle Et Moi, Pace Won & Mr. Green, Def Sound featuring Nikko Gray & more!


DJ Low Budget, DJ Cali, Bells, Glam.I.Rock, Spasmodic Movements Radio & more!

FREE DOWNLOAD: Elle Et Moi, “Ilhame Paris”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Pace Won & Mr. Green, “My GOD”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Def Sound featuring Nikko Gray, “Birds I View”

PODCAST: DJ Low Budget, “Official Roots Picnic Mixtape 2012″

PODCAST: DJ Cali“We Bring The Music”

PODCAST: Bells, “Kazoo Remixes”

PODCAST: Glam.I.Rock, “FBGM”

PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio, “Fusicology Podcast”


5/31 – TECH NEWS

WhosHere launches anonymous video chat, 10 reasons to quit your job, Why Kickstarter hides failed projects, Meet the connected car of the future, 10 must-follow Instagram accounts for stylish women, how China censors twitter, Mayor arrested for trying to hack website & more!


WhosHere Launches Anonymous Video Chat

10 Reasons To Quit Your Job Right Now!

The Mysterious Words You Can’t Tweet

Songkick’s Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web

SlickFlick App Lets You Tell Stories With Your Photos, Signs Getty Deal

Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects

Southeast, Here We Come: The Savannah, Atlanta, Charlotte, And Raleigh-Durham Meetups Are Go

White House Receives Flood Of Innovation Fellow Applications After Its Disrupt Announcement

Meet the Connected Car of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Stylish Women

The Censorship Game: Chinese Twitter Will Score User Behavior

Mayor Arrested for Hacking Website that Tried to Recall Him

Facebook Camera App: This Is Why Instagram Was Worth $1 Billion

Your House: The Next Great Digital Network

Noise-Canceling Tech Lets You Quietly Dine in Noisy Restaurants [VIDEO]





“Spasmodic Movements Radio” Fusicology Podcast [5/31/12]

Stream this week’s Spasmodic Movements Radio for Fusicology!


1.Lemon & Herb ft. Baba Maqhinga- Thandimali (Jihad Muammad’s Bang The Drum Vocal Mix)
2.Spoons ft. MNEK & Syron- Rudimental
3.Dj Fudge- Keep On Wondering
4.David Sabat & Global Niche Movement-
Loving You (Johnny Montana Remix)
5.Nomsa Mazwai- Supasta (Djeff Afrozilla Remix)
6.Sacha- Journey (Da Capo’ Afro Touch)
7.Dana Weaver- Heavenly (N’Dinga Gaba & Pitch Pimp Remix)
8.Cesaria Evora- Nho Antone (Renato Xtrova Remix)
9.Maphorisa & Clap ft. Oskido & Celimpilo
10.Domscott- Blindman Running (Ocean Deep Mix)

How will California’s Proposition 29 benefit the African American Community?

What is Proposition 29?

Proposition 29 on the June ballot is a new $1 tobacco tax – paid only by those who purchase tobacco products. According to public health experts Prop 29 will save 104,000 lives; stop 228,000 kids from smoking; and generate approximately $735 million every year to support life-saving research and tobacco prevention programs.

· 60% for cancer and other smoking-related research (approximately $441 million annually)
· 20% for tobacco use prevention and smoking cessation (approximately $147 million annually)
· 15% for facilities and equipment to support research (approximately $110 million annually)
· 3% to enforce anti-tobacco laws and stop tobacco smuggling (approximately $22 million annually)
· 2% is the maximum amount used for administering the program (approximately $15 million)

Why should research matter to the African American Community?

African Americans continue to suffer disproportionately from chronic and preventable disease. Smoking and other tobacco use are major contributors to the three leading causes of death in African Americans- heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Proposition 29 will generate funding for research into all of these diseases.
In California, African American males have the highest overall cancer incidence and mortality rates. Although non-Hispanic white women are the most likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, African American women are more likely to die from the disease. African Americans have substantially higher rates of cancers of the stomach, liver, larynx, myeloma, and Kaposi’s sarcoma than non-Hispanic whites. African American men are at especially high risk for prostate cancer, more than any other racial and ethnic group.

High cancer incidence and mortality rates equate to a great need for, and benefit from, cancer research.

Cancer research has led to evidence based screening recommendations, improved detection and treatment, as well as quality of life improvements for individuals battling cancer and those that have survived the disease. The more we learn through cancer research, the more likely we are to continue finding improvements for preventing, detecting and treating cancer, and one day finding a cure.

Oh No Returns With New Album, OhNoMite on June 5th

Gangrene member granted full access to Dolemite‘s archives for OhNoMite & collaborates with Alchemist, MF Doom, Evidence, Roc Marciano, Guilty Simpson, Termanology, Eric Sermon, Sticky Fingaz, Big Pooh & Phife Dawg.

Following two successful collaborative efforts alongside fellow producer/rapper The Alchemist as the power duo Gangrene -2010’s Gutter Water and 2012’s Vodka & Ayahuasca- and the 2011 gem with The Alchemist as Gangrene & Roc Marciano, the Greneberg EP; The Oxnard, California based beat-smith and emcee Oh No returns for a solo mission.


Oh No (born Michael Jackson; younger brother of Madlib and son of singer Otis Jackson) was granted unprecedented access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalog.


He was able to use legendary material from The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, the Dolemite Soundtrack and more, plus a multitude of previously unreleased and alternate acapellas and instrumentals. The end result is Ohnomite, a 19 track head-banging extravaganza of sloppy funk, dirty soul, and brainy lyricism, all aimed at one thing- making your head nod and your ass shake.


And when you add to that guests spots from the likes of MF Doom, Evidence, Phife Dawg, The Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, Frank Nitt and more, and you are left with a one of a kind album from a one of a kind musician. Ohnomite- 19 songs of pure whoop ass from Oh No and Dolemite!


Beija Flor Naturals & Rewrite Beautiful Join To Reflect True Beauty on June 3rd

Happy Spring/Summer!
Novidades means “News” in Portuguese and heres a little news…

We’ve gotten a makeover!
Some of you have experienced our new sleek label design, but if you haven’t already, please check out our brand new site  at For a limited time, all purchases on the site will receive an additional 10% offwhen the code: BFNNewHome is enterted in the online store

Re-Write Beautiful Campaign and Art Show
If in Los Angeles, please stop by our art event with the wonderful non-profit Re-Write Beautiful on the afternoon of Sunday June 3rd.
We have produced the “beauty story” of 10 women in Los Angeles and will be exhibiting it at the Co-Op 28 Handmade Gallery in Los Feliz. There will be Beija-Flor Naturals goodies, refreshments and community. All raffle funds from the event will benefit the Re-Write Beautiful Organization. Please RSVP via Facebook or to

New Partnerships!
In the upcoming weeks we are excited to announce a number of new partnerships. If you are interested in partnering with the Beija-Flor Naturals brand (retail opportunities, events, media  etc), please contact We are also open to contributions for our blog:



Showbiz & AG, Joker Starr, Baauer, House Shoes featuring Danny Brown, Weight Of Thought


SOulspeak, Sol Power All-Stars, AGFA Presents Fort Knox, Mars Today, Fly Moon Royalty, Spasmodic Movements Radio, D*I*Joe, DJ Jaymz Nylon, Sonnymoon, The Practice Room

FREE DOWNLOAD: Showbiz & AG, “That Nigga Crazy (Showbiz Remix)”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Joker Starr, “The Place Called Slough Town (Wizard Remix)”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Baauer, “Harlem Shake”

FREE DOWNLOAD: House Shoes featuring Danny Brown, “Sweet”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Weight Of Thought, “Polluted Mind”

PODCAST: SOulspeak, “Sketches of Floating Lives”

PODCAST: Sol Power All-Stars, “at ESL”

PODCAST: AGFA Presents Fort Knox, “Get Loose Mix”

PODCAST: Mars Today, “The Re-Mixtape”

PODCAST: Fly Moon Royalty, “Dimensions EP”

PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio 81, “Fusicology Mix”

PODCAST: D*I*Joe, “Classic Hour Sampler”

PODCAST: DJ Jaymz Nylon, “Adult Selections Radio Show 011″

PODCAST: Sonnymoon, “Self-Titled”

PODCAST: The Practice Room, “Forward Listening 26″


A digital tribute to Donna Summer, YesterdayMe tracks yesterday’s alcohol consumption, Netflix’s former customers are returning, newspaper attacks U.S. government for its closeness to Google, Facebook’s real worth, White House replaces cybersecurity chief & more!


Disco Legend Donna Summer Dead at 63: A Digital Tribute

YesterdayMe: A Site That Tracks Yesterday’s Alcohol Consumption

Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks

Netflix’s Former Customers Are Returning After Rebranding Fiasco

Newspaper Attacks UK Government For Its ‘Closeness’ To Google

Wireless Rechargeable Retinal Implants Could Help Restore Sight [VIDEO]

Twitter: Here’s How to Hide Your Tweets from Google

Google Search Just Got 1,000 Times Smarter

Kindergarten Teacher Earns $700,000 by Selling Lesson Plans Online

Twitter Will Dig Into New Users’ Browser History, Offer Suggestions

Ebay a Hassle? Check Out This Platform for Secondhand Fashion

Facebook Is Worth More Than McDonald’s and 4 Other Giant Brands

Improve Your Android Home Screen With This App [VIDEO]

Obama Campaign Posts Everything You Need to Know About Voting

6 Reasons Why the Facebook IPO Fell Flat

White House Replaces Cybersecurity Chief

Pakistan Blocks Twitter, Citing ‘Blasphemy’ [VIDEO]

Android App Offers a Sleep Report Card

Siri, Y U No Understand Me? [INFOGRAPHIC]

More Than 40,000 Ultra-Orthodox Jews Hold Rally About Risks of Internet




“Spasmodic Movements Radio” Fusicology Podcast [5/24/12]

Stream this week’s Spasmodic Movements Radio for Fusicology!

Play List
1.Pablo Fierro- Vida
2.Salvatore Agrosi Ft. Sphelele- Mahogany (Trinadadian Deep Mix)
3.Quinten Harris & Koffee- Paradise (Black Coffee Rmx)
4.Kings of Groove ft. Jessi Colasante- I Can’t Get You (Original Mix)
6.Usher- Climax (G’Sparks Spilulu Remix)
7.Sundee ft. Nomhle- Xhosa Tribe (Da Capo’s Bapedi Ritual Mix)
8.Dj Roland Clark ft. Madame Simone- Imagination (RC Main Mix)
9.Phil Asher ft. Spry- Textya (Lost Heroes Revision Afr Tech Version)
10.The Dizz & Azza Mmelashon- I Want You For Myself (Vick Lavendar Sophisticado Vocal Version)
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Movement Detroit Festival from 5/26-5/28 + Pre & Afterparty Listings



Friday 05.25.12
Prelude | FUSICOLOGY & RED BULL | Open bar 9:30 – 10:30 & more!

@ TV Bar…[more]


Touted as a Top 5 Movement Weekend Event – “Prelude” delivers the goods with a talent laden lineup that will keep true House music enthusiasts salivating well past midnight. 

Featuring a rare mix of international talent consisting of Detroit & Chicago natives up & down interstate 94 has heads around the world waiting in extreme anticipation. An exclusive (rear entrance) will play host to the monstrous system that awaits you.

OPEN Red Bull BAR (9:30-10:30pm)

Powered by official Movement Festival partner,

Performances by:

Glenn Underground (Strickly Jazz Unit)
Brett Dancer (Trackmode)
Boo Williams (Strickly Jazz Unit)
Bruce Bailey (Tandem/TV Bar)
Norm Talley (Trackmode)
Powdr Blu (LDV)
Marc Duncan (The Shop)

$10 before 10pm
Rear Entrance (follow signage)
Complimentary Buffett before 10pm
Complimentary CDs before 10pm
Solid State Sound System & Intelligent Lighting
Doors at 8pm
Cash Bar


Tuesday 05.22.12

@ L!V…[more]


Thursday 05.24.12
Toxic Tempest

@ 4th Floor Xperience…[more]


Friday 05.25.12
Funk Night DEMF Edition w/ Diamond D/Guilty Simpson/Will Sessions

@ Majestic Theatre / Cafe…[more]


Friday 05.25.12
Dilla’s ‘Rebirth of Detroit’ Listening Party / D.E.M.F. Weekend

@ Magic Stick…[more]


Friday 05.25.12
An Intimate Evening With Carl Craig

@ MotorCity Wine…[more]


Saturday 05.26.12
Ableton and Maschine workshop with Dubspot NYC

@ Youthville…[more]


Saturday 05.26.12
5/26 – Soul Skate 2012

@ Northland Roller Rink…[more]


Saturday 05.26.12

@ 1515 Broadway…[more]


Saturday 05.26.12
Lil’ Louis Official Movement Afterparty

@ St. Andrews Hall…[more]


Saturday 05.26.12
Love The D. Official Movement After Party

@ The Park Bar …[more]


Sunday 05.27.12
Joy Ride – An official Movement Afterparty & Joy Road Record Release Party

@ MotorCity Wine…[more]


Sunday 05.27.12

@ Bookies Bar & Grille…[more]


Sunday 05.27.12
Strictly Jaz Unit SJU MUZIC Listening Party

@ L!V…[more]


Sunday 05.27.12
KMS 25 – Tribute to Detroit

@ St. Andrews Hall…[more]


Sunday 05.27.12
Girls Gone Vinyl :: Official Project Party

@ Flat 151…[more]


KORG is giving away a Monotron analog synthesizer during Detroit Movement Weekend! 

Go Anywhere Analog: That was the theme behind the remarkable battery-powered and palm-sized Korg analog synthesizer dubbed the Monotron. Each is equipped with a ribbon keyboard and a live, ready-to-be tweaked front panel offering five knobs and a single switch. This simple operation and ease of use invites hours of enjoyment and musical exploration. Now you can experience the glorious, evocative MS-20 filter along with true analog synthesis!

Casual users and gadget mavens will quickly enjoy performing melodies, DJs can create dazzling effects on stage, while established players can add analog muscle to their performance – the possibilities are virtually endless. Grab a Monotron, Monotron DUO, or Monotron DELAY, and get in touch with the exciting world of Korg analog synths.