L'Affaire Musicale, Orlove Entertainment, & Vibe Magazine Present
PANIC IN L.A.
Raekwon, Sango, Mix Master Mike, Pomo, StarRo, B. Bravo
740 SOUTH BROADWAY
Los Angeles, CA, 90014
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:15 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
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PANIC IN L.A.
Los Angeles based event series on a mission to bridge the gap between genres, fans, and artists.
From the minds of L'Affaire Musicale & Orlove Entertainment.
Corey Woods aka Raekwon The Chef, has been a staple in the Entertainment industry since his debut in 1993 as an integral part in undeniably one of the greatest Hip-Hop groups to date, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Rae’s verbal ability took center stage early in the original cult classic Protect Ya Neck, but little did the world know, that we were merely indulging in delicious appetizers delivered by Rae. It wasn’t until 1995, when Raekwon The Chef emerged from the kitchen and invited the Hip-Hop faithful into his personal chamber and the world was privileged to partake in the perfectly sautéed full course meal… Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.
Critics and fans alike unanimously agreed, Cuban Linx was an instant classic. An opulent sonic journey defined by Raekwon’s cinematic narratives and narcotized hooks. The production delivered by Wu Tang’s Abbot, The Rza, was simply supreme – his best comprehensive work to date. And never had a co-star been so illustrious: Cuban Linx also managed to showcase the talents of then under represented Wu-Tang band mate, Ghostface Killah. This was also the beginning of the “Rae and Ghost” collaborations which have yielded some of hip hop’s most beloved songs.
To follow up this success, Rae later released Immobiliarity in 1999 and The Lex Diamond Story in 2003. All of these lyrical offerings were well received; Immobilarity going gold, yet there was always the persistent request of the fans to release a follow up to the classis OBFCL. After anticipation and some label turbulence, The Chef finally found a new home at the EMI Group. The seasoned label has joined forces with Raekwon and his independent label, Ice H2O Records Inc. to power the sequel to his 1995 masterpiece: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
No one could have anticipated the break away success of this album. Released on September 8, 2009, the instant success spent its first four days number one on itunes. Then selling 66, 000 copies in its first week on the charts . Critics and fans both heralded it the best album of 2009. Receiving accolades from: Times Magazine, iTunes, Complex Magazine, The Source Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Hip Hop DXX, Canada’s Exclaim Magazine and countless online music sites.
With a renewal rarely seen in the music industry, Raekwon has experienced a career resurgence few have ever witnessed. With an ever-growing fan base, Rae’s music has managed to place him back on the forefront of Hip Hop’s elite. Having been featured on countless features in 2010, Rae has lent his talents to fellow musicians: Kanye West, Bun B, Fat Joe, Justin Beiber and participated with is Wu Brothers, Ghostface and Method Man in the highly anticipated, Wu Massacre.
Never one to go back on a promise, Raekwon promised fans the fabled Shaolin vs. Wu Tang, as a response to RZA’s 8 Diagrams album. To be delivered on March 8, 2011, the album which features the likes of Rick Ross, Lloyd Banks, Nas, Black Thought and Jim Jones, with production by DJ Khalil, Sean C and LV, Scram Jones and Eric Sermon, the album ushers the beloved Wu Tang sound into the current decades, leaving fans reminiscent while excited about the freshness of the sound.
To date, Raekwon is expanding his empire. He has established Ice H20 Canada, with the hopes of presenting to the world some of the untapped talents of our neighbors to the North. In addition, he has also developed 3783 Media, a collective based in Los Angeles, which serves as a full service production, digital and management company. There are several multimedia and entrepreneurial endeavors on the rise. Raekwon has moved into the next phase of his career, and he has no intention of slowing down.
Mix Master Mike
Mix Master Mike is an American turntablist and contributing member of the Beastie Boys.
Pomo is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Vancouver who makes electronic beats influenced by hip hop, house, 70s and 80s funk music. He grew up in Port Moody, British Colombia and cultivated his tastes and sound through the Vancouver electronic music scene before moving for a time to Montreal and joining the likes of Kaytranada, Ta-Ku, and Stwo on the HW&W roster.
Since then, Pomo hit his stride in the electronic dance music market, garnering millions of listens online with his multifaceted productions on handful of original songs and a battery of remixes for some of dance music's biggest players. With that hype has come recognition from renowned music outlets like BBC Radio 1, the Fader, Complex, Vice's THUMP and Noisey publications, Triple J, Earmilk, Majestic Casual and many more.
Of late, Pomo has brought his live show on the road, traveling around Europe and The States alongside Disclosure, and bringing his unique grooves to gigs all over the world in places like London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and even Bangkok.
Most recently, his debut EP, The Other Day won a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. New music and new album on the way
A native of Tokyo, Japan and now resident of Los Angeles, California - starRo, the rising sun whose story permeates much farther than the music he makes, but rather an embodiment of sacrifice, persistence and passion, is now solidified as one of Soulection's wisest, and most experienced music makers. starRo makes soulful electronic music, period. And he makes it with the utmost diligence and craftiness that requires listeners to participate with absolute, undivided attention. Listeners in end, leave the journey mystified and elevated to a sultrier state.
starRo's musical maturity and ability to captivate an audience of world wide music lovers comes second to none, and inspires many of his Soulection label mates in their music making processes. Having toured the United States, Canada and throughout Asia, playing alongside artists like Flume, Chet Faker, Gold Link, Giraffage, starRo pulls his creative inspiration from not only eclectic artists like Stevie Wonder, Ryuichi Sakamoto, the Neptunes, Sly Stone, J Dilla and Bill Evans, but also the visual arts, architecture and nature, his father and all sushi chefs from around the globe.
Remnant of mid 90's R&B, paired with lush chords and atmospheric melodies as his forte, starRo's sound is now ready to be embraced by the larger international, electronic beat scene. After dropping a very successful, and passionate, Soulection White Label release in December 2013, generating over 240,000 plays in the first month, starRo's resonance has left everyone anticipating his forthcoming project in late 2014. 2014 will also see starRo showcasing w/ Soulection at SXSW in Austin, Texas in March, as well as an early April Asia tour through Japan and Korea with label brethren, ESTA and The Whooligan.
Los Angeles-based Adam Mori, aka, B. Bravo adds a touch of love to every soulful groove he gets his hands on. His signature sound, connecting cosmic g-funk, r&b, and dance music has made him a name in the electronic music scene as well a key player in the worldwide modern funk movement.
As a tasteful producer, party rocking DJ, master of the talkbox, band leader, alumni of the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy, Bravo is an accomplished performer both at home and abroad, with numerous tours throughout Europe and Asia. He’s played alongside artists like Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, Dam-Funk, Hudson Mohawke, at festivals like Laneway Singapore, Raising The Bar in Kuala Lumpur, Detroit Electronic Music Fest, Sonar in Barcelona, Positivus Festival, Snowglobe, SXSW, Basscoast.
Bravo’s debut EP in 2009 ‘Analog Starship’ on Salva's Frite Nite Records became an instant classic among beat heads and his massive tune ‘Computa Love’ gained international acclaim as one of London tastemaker Benji B’s ‘best of’ selections for his BBC 1xtra radio program, and as the lead track and 12-inch from Gilles Peterson’s 2010 Brownswood Electr*c compilation. Following his third EP ‘Kiss & Tell’ on the London based Earnest Endeavours imprint, Bravo teamed up with fellow SF synth and turntable wizard, Teeko to deliver the superb ‘Starship Connection EP’ in 2012. In 2013 the two were commissioned by Bastard Jazz Recordings to compile vol. 2 of their ‘Tempo Dreams’ series which was received with much acclaim and included their smooth 2-stepper, ‘We Can Go All Night’. In 2014 and 2015 he produced much of the original soundtrack for Red Bull’s BC One World Breakdancing Finals in Paris and Rome. His own solo full length album is also set for release in 2016 on Bastard Jazz Records, following the release of the first single ‘Energy’ and it’s captivating music video.
Other notable collaborations include work with Frite Nite founder and Peacemaker label head Salva, Team Supreme and Soulection heavyweight Mr. Carmack, Portland vocalist Reva DeVito, with their classic cover of Sade 'Sweetest Taboo’ and an original R&B hit entitled 'Kisses’ for the HW&W label in Los Angeles. Production and features on Sir Grzzwall's "Vegas Knights EP" He’s also known for his remixes of KP & Envyi’s 90’s classic 'Swing my Way’, Chris Brown’s 'Fine China’ and Michael Jackson’s 'Love Never Felt So Good.'
Mr. Bravo's band 'Starship Connection’ with fellow funkster Teeko and vocalist Rojai kicked off in 2011 and has lit up festivals in the US like Northern Nights, Forward Festival, Decibel Festival, HARD Summer LA, SF Modern Funk Fest, Oakland Music Festival and a legendary Boiler Room set at Red Bull Studios LA. A new full length album for Starship Connection is set for release in 2016, following a smash hit 7" of the Zapp tribute and pop-locker’s anthem “Hearbreaker” on the Austin Boogie Crew label.
PANIC IN L.A. returns Saturday, October 7th featuring:
MIX MASTER MIKE
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