The Crocodile Presents
Head Like a Fly Moon Nissim
Head Like A Kite, Fly Moon Royalty, Nissim (formerly D.Black)
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
This event is 21 and over
Head Like A Kite
Breaking down beats seems as natural to HEAD LIKE A KITE's Dave Einmo as breaking down genre barriers. On Dreams Suspend Night, his third release and debut with Roll Call Records, Einmo wields a trident of musical force to create a "A true genre-twisted party album that appropriately captures the sounds of an eclectic America" – URB
Einmo's recording approach begins with challenging pop songwriting, followed by his own basic tracking with live instruments. Foundation in place, Einmo transforms into a manic-producer-DJ, chopping, slicing and sampling his own instrumental tracks then peppering the recordings with guests. Dreams Suspend Night features multiple musicians and vocalists including Asya of Smoosh, Tilson of the Saturday Nights, Boom Bip (Neon Neon), Her Space Holiday, and members of The Long Winters and Swervedriver. Their influence injects the record with variable components of hip hop, pop, indie rock, and electronica. Jutting blip-beats dance around meaty analog synths, mischievous guitars, and vocal hooks.
Fly Moon Royalty
The combination that makes up Electro-Soul duo Fly Moon Royalty is Vocalist/ Fast Talker Adra Boo and DJ/Producer/Emcee Action Jackson. Adra, a Seattle native and sophisticated songstress, whose inspiration is drawn from everyday life, has been blazing trails in the theater and burlesque community, and is building her name as a one of a kind host for special events. Jackson, who re-located to Seattle from Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2009, is the musician’s musician in every sense of the phrase. He credits great artists such as Danny Elfman, DJ Premier and Stevie Wonder as some of his biggest influences and inspirations; he also continues to make his mark on the radar as a DJ in the Seattle area.
The duo formed in the winter of 2010 under the name Sugar Water Purple, but soon disbanded the moniker after discovering another group with the same name already existed, thus birthing Fly Moon Royalty. Their style remains soulful, but at the same time experiments with electronic textures, which makes up the backbone of their sound. Your ear is immediately keen to their influences drawn from the golden era of Hip Hop as well as a deep feel of 60’s influenced jazz and soul sounds, all of these are key elements that create the rebel dance music that is Fly Moon Royalty. Their sound touches upon familiarity, but it’s not approached in any traditional manner. Fly Moon Royalty has been compared to the Gossip, Janalle Monae and Gnarls Barkly.
After recording their self- titled debut project and releasing it independently in early 2011, Fly Moon Royalty caught the ear of DeVon Manier, President of Seattle based indie Hip Hop label Sportn’ Life Records. The two entities partnered and re-released the album as a joint effort.
Fly Moon Royalty is just getting started and if the response so far is any indication to the future, the group has a bright one.
Nissim (formerly D.Black)
Nissim is a Seattle based recording artist/producer, who made his first impression nationally in 2008 as D.Black, on Hip-Hop Super producer Jake One’s White Van Music, with the song “God Like”. Soon after that he was enlisted to produce material for Young Buck and The Game. While his earlier recordings were filled with tales of guns, drugs and violence, it was in 2009, with the release of “Ali’ Yah” that he quickly grabbed eardrums. The album was showered with accolades, such as; “Amazon’s top 12 Album’s You Might Have Missed”, it entered the CMJ Hip Hop Charts at #16, stayed at #4 for five weeks, and remained in the top 20 for nine weeks. The albums first music video “Yesterday” made its debut on XXL.com and shortly after entered rotation on MTV. He’s performed at some of the countries most esteemed music festivals including; CMJ, SXSW, Capitol Hill Block Party, and Bumbershoot as well as sharing the stage with NaS, Mos Def, Macklemore, Freeway, Rhymefest, Boot Camp Click and Bun B to name a few. As D.Black he teetered on the verge of becoming a household name in the underground, but something was missing, and the man who would become Nissim, found himself in the midst of a spiritual crisis.
After a two year hiatus and converting to Orthodox Judaism, Nissim dropped his former moniker, and adopted a new name, he began a new journey, and in his own words "…to make music that inspires and elevates this world, to the world of spirituality and divine purpose." Not your average MC, Nissim's work is multidimensional, combining energy and passion, with a deep focus on personal growth through times of struggle. His music resonates with positive vibrations and there’s a spiritual core that is palpable in all of his material. His self-titled album is set for release in June, 2013.
3 headliners simultaneously share the stage. Bouncing songs back & fourth all night long. All in. All the time. Restraint is for amateurs. Let's go on an aural bender with a night of musical excess. Three of Seattle's finest bands share the stage and shoot songs back and forth all night. Mashups. Collaborations. Expect the unexpected. One night only. For more information about each band, see below.
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