Every motherf**kin’ day homie.
We were recently blessed to have our man the internationally known street artist OD visit Balmores HQ, and while he was here he made sure to throw up an insane piece on the one and only Tupac Shakur right outside our building.
Having graced walls around the world with his art, including the famous 5 Pointz in NYC and Melbourne’s own Hosier Lane, NZ-born OD has been killing it armed with nothing but some spray cans and a love for the culture.
Salute to OD and the dope 2Pac piece outside Balmores HQ; Pac now watches over us.
Shoutout to Jason Manukau and ThaBrotherz for helping to make it happen.
Artwork by OD
Check out the links below for more:
› Jason Manukau
Today we’re proud to announce our first video drop for Balmores.
Showcasing the lifestyle and the things that go down in our world, we hope to provide you with some insight into the brand, give love to all our friends and supporters and maybe even drop a few teasers for you lucky folk…
Due props given to Pabs for supplying the beat. We featured Pabs’s last release in 2011 at Balmores.com so if you haven’t yet, check it out here.
Without further ado, check out the video!
A little look into how it goes down…
Over the past few weeks, Balmores has been involved in the ARTillery Human Rights Arts Festival, run by Amnesty International.
Balmores provided support in the ways that we could for the following events as part of ARTillery:
› Poetry Slam themed around Freedom of Expression hosted at the Dancing Dog Cafe
› Hip Hop For Amnesty showcase representing fundamentals of hip hop culture and the importance of human rights at First Floor 393
› Risk – 48 hour Performance Generator performance pieces based on Amnesty International Campaign Individuals at Risk at the Collingwood Underground Arts Park
Over the course of 10 days, we were blessed to witness the skills of great local poets, emcees, producers and performing artists amongst other talents focusing their energies for a collective aim. Human rights are something that we in western society often overlook and too often take for granted. But we have … Read More »
Balmores is proudly supporting Hip Hop For Amnesty, part of the ARTillery Human Rights Arts Festival.
We’ll be there on the night, and we’ll have giveaways so come past for the chance to score some free stuff, see some mad talent and champion a good cause!
Check out the links below for more:
› Artillery Human Rights Arts Festival
› First Floor 393
Searching through vinyls in hope for a good sample to use for a beat, we can’t help but admire the enrichment to life that music provides.
Here at Balmores hip hop has definitely been a huge influence in all of our lives and we really believe in the unifying power that it holds.
Beats, barbeques, beverages and friends. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?
The East Brunswick Club recently played host to a night filled with rhythmic sounds and great acts along the lines of David Dallas and MoneyKat. The crowd was ready for a show and these guys were more than happy to deliver!
Big ups to all the performers who treated all of us to some great music.
MoneyKat (Left: Omar Musa, Right: Mighty Joe)
Check out at the links below for more:
› David Dallas
› Omar Musa
› Mighty Joe
Earlier this year, we had a chance to catch up with the fellas out in North Hollywood at KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles.
Much love for the time and support — Breakbeats & Rhymes staying blessed.
Check it out!
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Balmores Clothing – Breakbeats & Rhymes Interview On KPFK 90.7 FM
For more information, visit the following links:
› Breakbeats & Rhymes
› KPFK Radio
We recently had the opportunity to touch base with Alonso Majikal on his latest project with Pabs.
MP2 – “Dirty Beats For Lonely Rappers” is an Album created for both beat fans but in particular, hip hop fans.
The album embraces style, drum arrangements, sampling techniques, recording techniques and even the different feel of swing that can be achieved in beat making.
Balmores: What inspires you in your sound?
Alonso Majikal: That’s a tricky question man, if I had to say what inspires my sound is the memory of something that was at one time a classic, you know what I mean. The times of when I think of the classic music, I think the 90s.
It wasn’t until we were rapping that we noticed we weren’t getting the sounds we wanted, because we kept having to borrow instrumentals. We then decided to make our … Read More »