Author Archives: Rudes
Local Laguna Beach artist Marcel Mead creates vibrant & rootsy artwork, which is placed all over the town. His artwork is featured in various places around Laguna Beach bringing even more color to the beautiful beach town. Marcel works out of his studio in Laguna Canyon, which is currently filled with mass amounts of killer artwork all available for purchase (contact Marcel here). Check out some of rad stuff below!
Vanilla is a producer out of the U.K. who makes sun silky soul beats that make you feel good, perfect tones to vibe through your day. Throughout the entire album you can find beautiful piano riffs and catchy samples laced to dope beats. It’s an all-around cruise machine that will float you through the summer, and it’s free to download!… ‘For What It’s Worth’ is a collection of 20 outtakes and loose instrumentals made over the past year that I felt could use a home. There’s a slightly jazzier vibe here than my other stuff but overall there’s no real unifying theme. I am working hard on the proper follow up to Soft Focus as well as some other major projects so hopefully 2013 should be an eventful year…Thanks for all the support!’
DL: Vanilla – For What It’s Worth (Entire Album Zip)
Check out Vanilla’s album ‘Soft Focus’ below, for 27 more soul inspired funk lessons…
DL: Vanilla – Soft Focus (Entire Album Zip)
Summer is rapidly approaching and it’s just about perfect timing for a new BEACHxRATS mixtape. TRAIL MIX is a collection from around the globe featuring different languages on every track, all with a psychedelic overtone and a rock-out aesthetic. This mix is for the hard listeners and the soul-seekers, the musical connoisseurs, and the adventurers of the world.
Brudmarsch efter Florsen i Burs – Merit Hemmingson
Aieaoa – Yamasuki Singers
Gore Iro – Hallelujah Chicken Run Band
Cumbia San Pablera – Conjunto Son San
Pintada de Preto (Paint It Black) – Os Baobás
Quand Vas Tu Rentrer – Melody’s Echo Chamber
A Minha Menina – Os Mutantes
Oh Yeah – Can
L’espace D’une Fille – Jacques Dutronc
America – The Parvarim
Haluan Sinut (Kisses Remix) – Regina
Cementerio Club – Pescado Rabioso
Usta me ogrzej – Breakout
Check out the French street artist OaKoAK. He’ll take an unnoticed crack and turn it into the Arabian mountains, a blast of lightning, or even Spider-man’s web. His work usually entails cartoon characters and will bring a smile to your face. Check out some of his older works below and his newer works here.
Dj Kongisto serves up only the smoothest and chillest vibes for you sit back and feel damn goooood, coming straight out of South Africa! Drink a coldie and stare at dat perfect ass bobbing up and down right in front of your face. The feel good summer-time groove sesh is here, nothing but positive vibes, a coldie, and a spliff to set your day off in the perfect kinda way. Ride on and enjoy your week to these fine grooves.
The crew at MiNDTAi is proud to announce the launch of MiNDTAi.TV. A homegrown video station that will kick you in the face and leave you scratching for more. Stealing From The City is our first mind-altering presentation, so kick-back and enjoy yourself, this one’s on MiNDTAi.
As kids, we were always figuring out ways to piss off the public and do exactly what we wanted, most of the time that meant skating whenever and wherever we damn-well pleased. After skating at the park all day everyday, we discovered we could unplug the vending machines and plug in our own flood lights to light up the park after dark and score sessions all to ourselves. Overtime the cops caught on and started to write us tickets for “stealing electricity from the city.” This only scared us off for so long…
One night under the full moon in late February, we (the MindTai boys) decided to head out under the bright moonlight and score our favorite local skate park with no one out. After a brief spliff session we quickly set up the lights and got to skating. Throughout the session there were thoughts about the pigs spoiling all the fun, but it never happened. Only an all-time session with our best friends and a couple randoms that saw the lights from afar. Here’s the result of that epic night…
STEALING FROM THE CITY from MindTai.TV on Vimeo.