Monthly Archives: September 2010

(RAS) Riders Against the Storm interviewed on Dalila Robin show –

Check out this edited interview by Dalila Robin, on-air personality at 94.9 FM/  The interview aired on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.



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If you don’t know about BODY ROCK yet, than you probably aren’t from Austin, or you don’t know much about (RAS) Riders Against the Storm/DJ Chorizo Funk.  This is your chance to get familiar!  We met Eddie Campos/Chorizo Funk in December through our mutual friend, Martin Perna (founder of the Afro-Beat orchestra, Antibalas).  Since then, it has been hip hop heaven through the creation of BODY ROCK, our monthly residency at PLUSH.

Chorizo always brings the heat on the decks, and of course, RAS got that fiya on the mics.  The combination is one lively party.  Y’all shoud come out soon.  But, before that, download a copy of ‘LIVE FROM BODY ROCK: CHORIZO CHUNKS VOL. 8

We shot some video of BODY ROCK in August when Chicken George came through for an ALL-VINYL set.  Check the video here:


On Friday, August 27, we celebrated an artistic milestone with dead prez at RED 7 in Austin.  For those that missed it, check out the 15-minute video/doc below.  Special shout out to Justin Thyme for holding down the camera work!

AFFIRMATION by Assata Shakur

Thank you Assata Shakur!

by Assata Shakur
I believe in living. I believe in the spectrum
of Beta days and Gamma people.
I believe in sunshine
in windmills and waterfalls,
tricycles and rocking chairs.
And I believe that seeds grow into sprouts,
And sprouts grow into trees.
I believe in the magic of the hands.
And in the wisdom of the eyes.
I believe in rain and tears.
And in the blood of infinity.
I believe in life.
And I have seen the death parade
march through the torso of the earth,
sculpting mud bodies in its path.
I have seen the destruction of the daylight,
and seen the bloodthirsty maggots
prayed to and saluted.
I have seen the kind become the blind
and the blind become the bind
in one easy lesson.
I have walked on cut glass.
I have eaten crow and blunder bread
and breathed the stench of indifference.
I have been locked by the lawless.
Handcuffed by the haters.
Gagged by the greedy.
And, if I know anything at all,
it is that a wall is just a wall
and nothing more at all.
It can be broken down.
I believe in living.
I believe in birth.
I believe in the sweat of love
and in the fire of truth.
And I believe that a lost ship,
steered by tired, seasick sailors,
can still be guided home
to port.

Photos from DEAD PREZ SHOW

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