Hariz, Whitney Tai, Alecia Haselton, Israel Sanchez
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
Doors 7:15 PM / Show 7:45 PM
This event is 16 and over
HARIZ is a pop phenom made for these times: a singer, songwriter, and musician making emotive pop that digs deep to express feelings that are universal but not always easy to express. 21-year-old Justin Hariz grew up in Los Angeles and started taking piano lessons at the age of 4.
At the age of 12, HARIZ started writing his own songs: "I just picked up the pen and paper and started writing. There are things I felt I needed to say" he explains. HARIZ is currently attending CalArts, and his band is comprised of some fellow students. "They're really talented and we click together really well," he enthuses about his band members. "It's awesome to come together with friends, and just play good music."
In 2016, HARIZ won ASCAP's Harold Adamson Lyric Award for his debut single, "OVRBRD". "My friend and his girlfriend were in a relationship that was really toxic for a long time," he explains regarding the song's influence. "They tried everything to make it work, but it just wasn’t right anymore. This song is about being the one to end a relationship even if you don’t want to. It's for the benefit for both people but somebody has to step up and put an end to it. Basically, it hurts me too, but I have to let go."
His follow-up single, "Does It Hurt" is a brooding big-sounding ballad with pounding drums and a relatable, lovesick message. "When you care for someone and they don't know, it has this emotional pain that’s even physical," he explains. "Like damn, if only you knew.' You look at someone, and you're like, 'It hurts how much I love you.' It's the idea of being so close, but not close enough."
Next up: HARIZ’s forthcoming single "Think of Me," a stellar song co-written and co-produced by Ari Leff, and co-produced by Griffin. The song draws from HARIZ's own personal life: "I dated this girl, and I had no idea the entire time that she had a boyfriend. So a couple weeks after I left, I had two constant thoughts in my mind—I hope you're still thinking of me and you see what you’re missing, but I also hope you're still thinking of me because I'm thinking of you."
When asked how he wants to be perceived as an artist, HARIZ explained "I want to be a person who says things that people feel but can't say". Indeed, one listen of HARIZ's sky-scraping pop songs might have you doing some soul-searching yourself.
Whitney Tai is a Dream Pop singer-songwriter, entertainer and designer from New York City. Somehow Tai walks the cutting edge of pop and indie without sacrificing emotional honesty. The musical result is a moving, nuanced and yet still accessible blend that turns heads. Popular festival blog Spacelab.tv writes ,"Whitney Tai is not only one of the most soulful, forward thinking and productively positive people you may ever come across, she is a natural talent who has the huge range to match her ambition." In January 2014, Tai released her first pop single “To Be Loved,” and a remix by Adrian Buster shortly after.The song received Hot Shot of the week on two FM stations in the country of Holland gaining her recognition from DJ’s and producers worldwide. Following her first single, Tai gained licensing attention from retail radio playlist maker, Mood Media and the world's leading fashion video platform, Fashion One Television.
In April 2015, Whitney dropped her first debut pop alternative album, “Metamorphosis,” written and co- produced with Billboard chart topping composer, Tim Janssens (Sunfreakz). Whitney opened up 2016 releasing her dream pop EP, Forever, produced by Billboard producer Spencer Garn of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics & engineered by Morgan Ray Garcia of Upstairs Recordings (Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson). The track featured Grammy nominated drummer, Mike Phillips (Janelle Monae, Ciara, Austin Mahone). Indie Band Guru raves, “Tai is known for her alternative dream pop music, but looking at her past, is there anything this musician can’t do,” referring to Tai as a “Musical Chameleon.” Pure Volume states in reference to her single “Falling” off her EP 'Forever', “The song accentuates the budding singer's promise and it is a strong sign of what should be a bright future for Tai.”
In November of 2016, Whitney Tai and Belgian Producer, Sunfreakz (Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado, Flo Rida), released a new Electro Pop single, “Truth Be Told.” The release included a remix from Swedish producer, LA Rush (Justin Timberlake, Avicii, Gareth Emery). Her restless creative and entrepreneurial drive has expanded to include not just her colorful and vibrant personal style with smart yet accessible music, but catapulted the launch of her own visually creative branding company, GABB. I Am The Industry notes, "Tai’s grind is unmatched and she continues to demonstrate her talent and consistency as an artist." "Good At Being Bad", the namesake jazz pop track of Tai's new multimedia agency and lifestyle brand was the first new music of the year. In September of 2017, Tai released the organic pop ballad "How Was I Supposed to Know" filmed in the the most pristine and surreal edges of the European landscape. Tai released her next music video shortly after for, “Shockwave” with Billboard hit maker, Sunfreakz in August. Eurodance Blog of Romania named Shockwave one the Top 20 Summer Hits of 2017 and renowned radio host, Dor Dekel of Tel Aviv’s highest rating music station 100FM, home to artists like Steve Aoki and Avicii, placed Shockwave on rotation for their weekly club show “Line Out with Dor Dekel.” The release includes remixes by LA Rush and Damien Strong. Sirius XM radio’s sister blog, InterroBang, calls Shockwave “The Most Visually Stimulating Video of the Summer.” Shockwave is now playing in Hard Rock Cafes across the globe. After a string of album tour shows in New York City, Tai is now working on her second studio album in Los Angeles alongside writing music for television and film. "I want to inspire the inner rebel in everyone to take control of their dreams and creative pathways..." Tai
says, “I want to bring substance and human connection back, even in a digital world."
California-native Alecia Haselton started her personal songwriting journey early in 2018.
She switches during her performance between piano, guitar, and ukulele.
Last year she had a crazy fun time touring with wild pop punk band "Get Out."
Her songs are influenced by world travels and communal frequencies.
Maybe one is yours!
432 hz Technology
Expand Your Focus
$6.00 - $11.00
- 7:45 - Israel Sanchez
- 8:30 - Alecia Haselton
- 9:15 - Hariz
- 10:20 - Whitney Tai
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