Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Power Struggle - "Love is Contagious"

Happy Valentine’s Day,

On February 14, 2010 we released the “Blood of my Heart” downloadable single to give the listeners a preview of the album (Remittances) that Fatgums, Mr. Rey, and I had been working on for nearly a year. Strangely enough, “Blood of My Heart” was one of our most downloaded singles. And to this day I still get a lot of random shout-outs from people that claimed that that song had helped them process through their very own complicated relationships, partnerships, and love affairs.

As we move forward with our forthcoming EP, which is still untitled, we decided to give our audience another sneak preview of what’s to come… therefore we are proud to bring you the “Love is Contagious” single. With this piece we tried to capture the concept of love in its broadest form, and not relegate it to simply being about romantic or sexual love. As cultural workers rooted in progressive politics and ideology, Power Struggle wanted “love” to represent the struggles, sacrifices and unrelenting spirit of working-class people.

We have to give a special thanks to DJ ET for blessing us with this beat, which is his first production effort on Beatrock Music. ET is responsible for a large chunk of the production on the upcoming EP. We also want to thank Kayla and Claire DLR for lending us their beautiful voices on the chorus. Keep a lookout for visual artist/painter Mark Canto who painted the cover of this single, as well as the cover of the "Blood of My Heart" single. Lastly, big-ups to Fatgums for executively producing all our albums, probably one of the most principled dudes I’ve met in the music industry.

Hope y’all enjoy. Now go hug somebody….

-Nomi of Power Struggle

Wednesday, December 14, 2011



An evening of music and art; with live performances from the Beatrock Music family and a photo portrait series of Beatrock Music artists by LEO DOCUYANAN


Prometheus Brown & Bambu are The Bar
Otayo Dubb
Rocky Rivera
Power Struggle
DJ Phatrick on the turntables

Saturday, December 17, 2011
@ 2150 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

ages 18 and up. Please bring photo id.
$12 door
*cash-only bar*

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

OTAYO DUBB - "DIPPIN' SLOW (feat. BALANCE)" [Official Music Video]

Otayo Dubb - “Dippin’ Slow” (feat. Balance)
produced by Digital Martyrs

Video by Jon Jon

From Otayo Dubb’s new album Cold Piece of Work

- drops September 13 on Beatrock Music -

Guest features include:
Zumbi (Zion I)
San Quinn
Prometheus Brown (Blue Scholars)
Rocky Rivera
Tahaj the 1st and More

Production by:
Otayo Dubb
Digital Martyrs

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Digital Martyrs Remix Beatrock - Free Album Download

Beatrock Music and Digital Martyrs proudly present Digital Martyrs Remix Beatrock, a free album available at beatrockmusic.com.

From Boom-Bap to Dubstep, using dusty samples to digital pulses, Digital Martyrs breathe new life into the songs of Bambu, Power Struggle, Rocky Rivera, Otayo Dubb, Kiwi and The CounterParts. Hear Beatrock Music like you’ve never heard before on this 16 track remix compilation which also features a few emcees from the Digital Martyrs/#Skynet camp. Mikial (#Skynet), Task1ne (#Skynet), and Digital Martyrs’ own Archetype all go in on this project to make it one of the most dynamic releases from Beatrock Music to date. Artwork by Mark Canto (markcanto.com).


  1. Kill The Vultures Remix - Power Struggle
  2. MRSHMLO Remix - Rocky Rivera
  3. Correctly Done Again feat. Thurzday of U-N-I and Archetype of Digital Martyrs - Bambu
  4. Inspired By Dream Remix - Power Struggle
  5. Slow Down feat. Prometheus Brown of Blue Scholars Remix - Bambu
  6. What Goes Up Remix- Power Struggle
  7. Breaking Point Remix - The CounterParts
  8. What Works Remix feat. Mikial of #Skynet - Otayo Dubb
  9. Blood of My Heart Remix feat. Archetype of #Skynet - Power Struggle
  10. Wash It Away Remix - Power Struggle
  11. Sondalo Remix - Bambu
  12. Sunshine feat. Bambu and Pele Remix - Power Struggle
  13. ArtOfficialFreedom Remix - Power Struggle
  14. Rather Seen feat. Malcom & Martin Remix - Bambu
  15. Blind Remix feat. Archetype of Digital Martyrs and Task1ne of #Skynet- The CounterParts
  16. To No One In Particular Remix - Kiwi

DIRECT DOWNLOAD: http://www.mediafire.com/?ql7nnxy38vcf4db
BANDCAMP: http://beatrockmusic.bandcamp.com/album/digital-martyrs-remix-beatrock
MORE FREE BEATROCK MUSIC DOWNLOADS: http://beatrockmusic.com/?page_id=1954

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Beatrock Music has some exciting new releases dropping over the next few months:

March 29th marks the release of DIGITAL MARTYRS REMIX BEATROCK - a compilation of songs by Beatrock Musicians remixed by Digital Martyrs.
(artwork by Mark Canto)
The album will be available as a free download on beatrockmusic.com. The 'Martyrs have an amazing talent for breathing new life into the songs they remix. Check out the videos of the original and remixed versions of Power Struggle's "ArtOfficialFreedom" for an example of this:

Digital Martyrs Remix Beatrock will include tracks by Power Struggle, Bambu, Rocky Rivera, Otayo Dubb, and The CounterParts.


April 29th marks the release date of Bambu's EXACT CHANGE RELOADED.

Exact Change Reloaded will be a double CD consisting of a re-mastered version of ...exact change... along with a second disc of all new music, entitled (short changed). We are very excited to present to you ...exact change... with it's new polished sound as well as the 8 new tracks of (short changed).

For a taste of (short changed) please check out the video for "Menacing Looks (with Krondon)"

Also check out the leak of "Something" from 2DopeBoyz (http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2011/03/08/bambu-something/).

In May, we will be releasing Rocky Rivera's first official project on Beatrock Music - THE POP KILLER MIXTAPE. We are all thrilled to have her on the team, and even more excited for the world to hear what promises to be a game-changing mixtape. For a sneak peek, check out a leak of "La Madrina" presented by The Smoking Section (http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/rocky-rivera-la-madrina).

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bambu - Menacing Looks (with Krondon)

Produced by Paper Son

Video by C-Knowledge and Bambu

From the upcoming double CD …exact change… Reloaded, slated for release this April on Beatrock Music.

…exact change… Reloaded will contain the remastered version of …exact change… and a bonus disc with 8 new songs by Bambu.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Beatrock Music One-Year Anniversary Snapbacks!

Check out the Beatrock Music One-Year Anniversary Commemorative New Era Snapback Hats! Available this weekend at the Beatrock Music Anniversary Celebrations in Long Beach and San Francisco.