Latyrx (Lyrics Born and Lateef)

Skins and Needles

Skins & Needles is a duo made up of Dj Zeph (Om Records, Oakland Faders) and Max MacVeety (drummer for Crown City Rockers). Both staples in the Bay Area Hip-Hop scene, this duo joins forces to bring a club-party vibe with the use of live drums, breaks, scratching + mixing that keeps the dance floor moving. With live drums and Dj Zeph's musicality, Skins & Needles catches the attention of musicians, producers, and Hip-Hop heads as well as people just wanting to party and dance.
DJ Zeph, an in demand producer/dj/remixer, reached #1 (cmj) for his self titled debut album. His projects have been heard on HBO, MTV, Adidas Website, video games, etc. Zeph has released albums on the various labels including, Om Records, Quannum, Wide Hive, Breakin Bread (UK), Oaklyn, and Future Primitive. The song "Play the Drum" from the album "Rise Up" by Zeph and Azeem earned them a song of the year award and tour of Australia with Talib Kweli. He has also dj'ed and collaborated with Lyrics Born, Aceyalone, Rashaan Ahmad (Crown City), Lateef, Gift of Gab, and more.
Max MacVeety has been the drummer for the Crown City Rockers from Oakland, Ca. for the last 10 years. Crown City Rockers have been voted "Best Hip-Hop Group in the Bay" by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San Francisco Guardian, and have opened for artists such as Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, De La Sol, Black Eyed Peas, Rakim, Little Brother, Ozomatli, Blackalicious, and Spearhead among others. As a drummer Max has also performed with and recorded with Lyrics Born, Zion-I, among many other hip-hop artists and producers.
In the last year, Skins &Needles has played at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, and many Bay Area clubs including The Independent SF, Shattuck Down Low, The New Parrish in Oakland, The Elbo Room SF, Pier 23, The Boom Boom Room and Coda SF.

Drunken Immortals

Out of the extreme desert climes of Tempe, Arizona emerges a band whos innovative artistic works and musical messages are based around contributing to and improving community as well as increased individual awareness. A refreshing positive alternative to the bling-bling, cookie cutter, cash money hip-hop that is prominent on the air waves today.

DI is an orchesrated 7-piece groove machine, woven with stinging melodies, unique harmonies, virtuoso turntablism, and solidified
by a multitude of driving rhythms ranging from Afro-Cuban to classic head nodding hip-hop beats. Lead by the rhythm-rhyme poetry and singing of their MC's Brad B and Mic Cause, DI sets a new standard for musicality and instrumentation in a rather bleak world of lifeless, over sampled, commercial hip hop.
With several national tours and national releases in the recent past, including Face the music and the stellar Drunken Poetry 12"
EP, the Immortals have established themselves as a cornerstone of underground hip-hop in the Southwest. With their new release SOUL REVOLUTION they are attempting to spread their sound and message to all corners of the world.

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Latyrx (Lyrics Born and Lateef) with Skins and Needles, Drunken Immortals

Friday, May 10 · 10:30 PM at Crescent Ballroom