We be posting like Dirk, wait he don’t post, he only shoots jumpers?!?!? Our long time homie and far from new to the cloth game, AVANT POP will be joining us at our HONOLULU NIGHTMARKET section. We got so many drops and its RECORD STORE DAY 2014! What a happy day. How about $1.00 record bin. Ima get rid of some records sonnnnn. Stay Tuned. Don’t Sleep.


There is so much love for LS in Maui. The Ohana from 180 Boardshop & Request Music have been down for us for years. So when Chris the owner & creator of 180 & 808 All Day, hit me up about a Record Store Day 2014 Colab shirt, i was so down. He came back with this Awesome design. I love Eazy E, i bought Eazy Duz it on cassette and would listen to it on my headphones and NEVER play it out, my parents would of killed me. Stay Tuned more info to come.



RECORD STORE DAY 2014 Release. 808 All Day x Lightsleepers x Request Music. April 19 2014.


Online sale of the zany, BEAST MODE, is now open. This is for all our continental fam to get a jump start on the craziness. We will be physically releasing this shirt at Kawaii Kon – April 4th – 6th. Later we will stock at our select retailers. Free stickers of the design for all online/Kawaii Kon orders.
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To order BEAST MODE, click ((( HEAR )))

Thank You for your continued support!



Art & Flea: Boom Bap done went down and fun was had by all.  We unleashed our new challenge, the SKYBOX $1.00 a pack Challenge.  If a lucky victim picks a Michael Jordan or Tim Hardaway (my favorite player) they can get a free shirt!

IMG_3511Cam from The Crappy Kids is our supreme model for that night!

This home girl bought 2 packs and pulled a Jordan, easy.

DJ Observ sighting, yes, he is alive. And he spun some joints!

Mad Skillz – “The Nod Factor”, was played as ode to the homie Million Billion!

DJ Apocalypse came thru and dropped a dope set before work, on that late night grind.

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So usually, there is only ONE, i said ONE, Jordan a box…well bad for us and great for them, haha, congradulations.

The always crapified and studious, Cam o’ Crappy, on that idgaf.  Nah, the CK gangsters making it happen.  Big ups to A&F, good times.


Art and Flea is tomorrow and they did a little ditty on KTC, to promote the LS crew will be spinning that good music of the 90′s/Boom Bap/ Golden Era.  Will be a fun and hednodic event.  We even got our new lanyards and beanies in.  Come thru & support local.  Don’t Sleep.  Shouts out to the Videophotographer: Mark One!



We will be spinning the joints and jams of the Boom Bap Era.  All the Golden Goodness with be bestow to the people as well as some obscure gems.  So Don’t Sleep. We got a reup of a few pieces and dropping some new new.  Starts at 5:00pm – 11:00pm, $3 admish, all ages so come can chill with the keiki or hunnies.

BEATROOT 2014: 2/6 RE

There went another one in the books. BR Battle vet; Studderin’ Stan banged out a winning set against, King David.  Every producer came with the heat and being a judge was the last thing anyone wanted to be.  Big ups to Wes Beats, DJ Jrama, and Winzel McFly for laying down the beats.  See you April 24th for the next quali. Don’t Sleep












Innerview with JBmBEATZ

We are gonna start early and highlight each producer that wins a qualifier. The winner of the first quali is JBmBeatz, go check em…
Name/Producer Name:

Where you from:
Houston, Texas

How long have you been producing:
I’ve been producing for about ten years now.

How or what made you start making beats:
I began creating beats after watching some of my friends. I would give them my feedback on what sounds or instruments could enhance their music. They suggested that I start making my own beats. One day they took a lunch break and I was in the studio alone. I jumped on the equipment and the rest is history.

What equipment did you start with:
The equipment that sparked my production endeavors was the M-Audio Oxygen 8 midi controller and Propellerhead Reason 2.0 software. I was advised early on to start off small and if I stayed the course with the production, then upgrade the equipment if or when necessary.

What you rocking now:
Currently I’m using multiple pieces of gear. The majority of my production comes from the Akai MPC 3000 and MPC Renaissance. I also use the Roland SP 404 and Native Instrument’s Maschine. Within my creative workflow, I have found various ways to maximize multiple pieces of gear in order to create the type of sound or vibe that I’m looking to achieve.

How did you find out about BEATROOT:
I discovered Beatroot through the net. More specifically on Youtube, via the Beatroot Grand Championship 2012 Producer’s profile Jer-Z-Ric.

How did you go into/approach battling in BEATROOT:
To be honest, it was a 50/50 split decision as to whether or not I should battle or not. It was a spontaneous decision to enter the BeatRoot. As for the goods on my approach in the BeatRoot Qualifying Round, the basic version can be found on my website. I’ll release the goods to my complex battling process after the BeatRoot Grand Championships this summer. lol

Present/Future projects we should check out:
Yes at moment, I’m wrapping up my production for Hip Hop artist Signif’s album titled “Friction”. Projected to be released this summer.

Website and contact:
Artist and listeners can check me out at: and if you are into twitter you can find me @jbmbeatz.

Thanks to the Beat Root staff for this interview. In closing to all the producers reading this interview don’t give up and believe in your music.

Peace and Blessing- JBm