B.I.C., Kassa Overall, Logan Takahashi / Dutch E Germ
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
This event is 21 and over
Born in Brooklyn in 1996, Malik Hall better known as Haleek Maul left NYC to attend school in Barbados
at a very young age. From an early age he was experimenting with music, mostly rap and IDM, he
attributes his musical fever to the serene lifestyle Barbados offers, choosing to shut himself off from
normal adolescent activities and swapping television for the sound of crashing waves. Having said that,
the one thing Haleek did rely on to aid his musical growth was the Internet, drawing inspiration from
artists such as Crystal Castles, Fever Ray and Tricky. Among other things, a characteristic that separates
Haleek from his contemporaries is his open mind. There is no front, no alter ego, his music mirrors his
thoughts, and he doesn’t hide behind anything. When conversing with him, it’s clear that he questions
everything; he philosophizes and challenges the normal approach to living. Not believing in the idleness
of adolescence, Haleek promotes the notion of instilling productivity in people from a young age.
“I don’t really have anyone I look up to anymore, most people prove to be disappointments, including
myself.” It’s this self-awareness and brutal honesty that puts Haleek in a different league than that of his
Kassa Overall, drummer, producer and recording artist, is a rising star on today's music scene. Encompassing all styles and traditions of music, he works with artists ranging from jazz to hip-hop, indie-pop to avante-garde. As a drummer, Overall has been an integral part of Geri Allen's Timeline band which has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe for the past three years. You can hear their latest work on Geri allen's latest release entitled "Timeline Live." Being an extremely versatile drummer that can shine in any situation, he has also been making an impact on the indie-pop scene touring with artists such as Francis and The Lights, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and Mayer Hawthorne.
Utilizing the capabilities of laptops and samplers on stage is a key element to Overall's signature sound. He has also toured extensively with his own band, fusing his jazz and instrumental training with his contemporary electronic passion. Overall received his Bachelor's of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied under jazz drum legend Billy Hart. His mentors have also included the late Elvin Jones, Billy Higgins and Tutti Heath. Overall has also performed or recorded with Vijay Iyer, Das Racist, Francis and The Lights, Mayer Hawthorne and The County, Wallace Roney, Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen, Billy Hart,Gary Bartz, Iron Solomon, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and many more. Not only is he a versatile drummer and artist, but he is performing with some of the most respected and sought after artists of every genre he is involved in.
He is currently focused on his own projects as a producer, rapper and singer. His credits as a producer and rapper can be found on Das Racist's (Sit Down, Man) (Shut Up, Dude), TECLA's (Strangers in Masks), and Iron Solomon's (Monster) project's. With a passion for growth, development and persistence, Kassa Overall is definitely one to watch as the music evolves. Also be on the lookout for Kassa's debut self-produced project entitled "Coffee and Cigarettes", his collaboration album with KOOL AD of Das Racist, and for the fans who are waitnig patiently comes The Stargate Mixtape. A raw overnight mixtape made of entirely Stargate Production.
Logan Takahashi / Dutch E Germ
Logan Takahashi of Teengirl Fantasy plus Dutch E Germ (Tim Dewit ex Gang Gang Dance)