Asita Recordings

We like Pam Grier, Red Stripe, the sound and the smell of records, mixtapes,the SF Giants, analog synths, McCovey Cove, Lanikai at night, and San Francisco's indian summer.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Copyright Criminals premieres tonight on PBS

Remember the Copyright Criminals movie we mentioned back here? It premieres tonight on Independent Lens. 10 pm in Hawaii. Check your local listings for times in your area! Looks promising.

Monday, January 11, 2010

CONTRA BAND - Electronic World 7" available at these fine stores!

The new Contra Band seven inch is making it's round to retail stores now. Please support these stores! This list of stores will be updated frequently.

Last updated: February 24, 2010

Copies are now available at Amoeba's, San Francisco.

Available at (Restocking) (San Diego, CA and on-line) (Finally stocked) (p-minus!) (Canadian/SK folks, you can get copies from Factor)
At Lifesaver Records in Finland
At Yellow Dog in Japan

New: (Boston based)
Now exclusively in Hawaii at Stylus Honolulu
Or you can always get them from us: (on the street or online)

Big things are on the horizon. More limited vinyl pressings for 2010. Stay tuned!

Stores if you would like to sell copies please contact us here. We are the exclusive distributors of this record. We will ship from San Francisco, CA.

We've been getting a fantastic response to this record. Thanks to Alex, Chad, Deeskee, Devin, and countless others who helped us make it happen!

Labels: , ,

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Deeskee - How Many MCs '09

I remember when Joe and Leila recorded their verses at Deeskee's house in Moss Beach!

Bonus track from the 2009 album "Audiobiograffiti" Featuring Joe Dub, Subtitle, Premonition, Doc Lewd, Maleko, Metfly, Existereo, Akuma, Liferexall, Awol One, Tommy V, Neila, EVS, Raj, Spaceranger, Die Del Amor, Thesis Sahib, , Nocando, Topic, Matre, Ceschi & Xololanxinxo

Buy Audiobiograffiti here

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Year!

First off we want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Two thousand nine was a rough one for nearly everyone we know, and we are looking forward to the dawn of a new decade. Asita has been working non-stop as we prepare to launch a number of unbelievable projects and collaborations this year.

For the hard heads who still appreciate the smell of vinyl, Asita Recordings and Easy Rider team up to release the first single off the upcoming Contra Band album Praise Dirt. The Electronic World b/w P.S.A 7" dropped on January 1 and is OUT NOW! Check out the sound clips on the site and let us know what you think. Proper post coming soon.

Also in waiting in the wings is the Painkillers - Hate Parade album, Contra Band - Praise Dirt, Ellay Khule the Rifleman and Joe Dub present That Was Then This Is Now, Contra Band - Rhythm and Brews, the Cali Classics project, and much more!

On a technical note, we've improved our shopping cart by leaps and bounds.

The cart is now capable of giving you shipping calculations in real time and before you commit to purchasing anything. It also calculates international shipping accurately. Beyond that it does a lot of other fantastic behind the scenes things that no one will ever see, but which, will help us provide you with an overall better service.

Perhaps most excitingly the cart will also be set up to deploy digital goods, if that's your thing. The full blown store upgrade should go public soon (within the next week or two) and will be followed up by a completely new web site look and vision for 2010.

Here's to continued health and happiness in the new year. Thank you to all of the musicians who continue doing it despite the long odds, and to all of the fans that continue to show interest and support for original creative expressions.

Contra Band (Joe Dub/DJ Marz/Alex75) x Devin the Dude 7"

For the hard heads who still appreciate the smell of vinyl, we're ringing in the new year right. Asita Recordings and Easy Rider team up to release the first single off the upcoming Contra Band - Praise Dirt album.

The first track, "Electronic World," featuring Devin the Dude is a contemplation of the unexpected consequences of a world of technological convenience. Electronic World asks the question, "What kind of music comes from a place where everything is easy and nothing is earned?"

On the flip, P.S.A continues this line of questioning, serving as an anthem for those who demand more. Perhaps best summed up by this line: "home of Street music, home of hip-hop's muse, home of brave heart underdogs who dare refuse."

Pressed on limited edition vinyl. Sound clips on the site.