TRAP CITY PRESENTS:
Kennedy Jones, Stooki Sound, Smookie Illson
UltraViolet, Napsty, Wolfbitch
540 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Hailing from Southern California, Kennedy Jones is no stranger to bass music stages in the United States. Having had great success with his prior collaborative project which was predominantly Dubstep oriented, his last release was signed to Ultra Records. With a need for a solo project, the "Kennedy Jones" project was born taking the trapstyle bass music scene by storm. With support from artists such as Borgore, 12th Planet, Mt Eden, Luminox, Shift Key, Ookay, and more, he has proved already that his high energy bass-packed tunes can rock dance floors across the world.
Most notably, the recent release of Elvis Crespo's "Suavemente" (Kennedy Jones Trap Remix) on the Buygore All Stars Album
( http://bit.ly/kjsuavemente ) which has recently been played on the Los Angeles based radio station Power 106 and UK based radio station BBC Radio 1 by 12Th Planet ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p013jsw3 ). The album also features a collaboration between Kennedy Jones and Borgore with their 110BPM dance floor smasher remix of "Macarena".
Having started his solo project less than 3 months ago, Kennedy is quickly becoming recognized as the artist to watch in 2013 and keeps supporters wanting more with his versatile productions and live selection.
The recent release of Kennedy's new original Tutch Drap has quickly gained support from notable artist around the world and has currently received air play on BBC1Xtra with Benga and N-Type.
DJ Lukey x Jelacee
Lukey and Jelacee together make up the London based production and DJ unit Stooki Sound. Playing the best in Trap, Hip-Hop and UK Bass. Exciting things await this duo as they ready their debut E.P.
Conceived in 2012, Smookie Illson is a collaborative music project aimed at injecting the dance music scene with a distinct take on bass music. ‘Drop It Low’, the first EP by the secretive trio was quickly snapped up by James Amato’s Potty Mouth Music and released in the fall of 2012. It’s fusion of ideas - a combination of electro / complextro house beats and melodies with hip hop swagger and low end bass - would become a template for their early output. They were soon tapped for an official remix of Deekline & Ed Solo’s ‘Number 1 Champion’ featuring Kidd Money, Million Dan & MC Flipside for Deekline’s Rat Records, following a string of well-received bootlegs, released via their Soundcloud and Facebook pages. After their bootleg trap remix of Atlanta artist Ree$e’s ‘Molly’ saw great reaction online, they turned their attention to more 808 bass fueled productions. Not long after their take on Porn & Chicken’s ‘Take Your Shirt Off’ was bouncing around the Internet, they put out the massive rework of DJ Assault’s classic ‘Ass ’N Titties’, amassing over a 1000 downloads in a few days after premiering on the popular Run The Trap music blog. The next original singles, ‘Back Up’ and ‘What U Gun Do’ saw similar success, with ‘Back Up’ receiving consistent play by scene stalwarts like Atlanta’s Mayhem. In December, Smookie Illson was recruited by Whiskey Pete’s Switchblade Recordings to contribute material and deliver a mix for his ‘Straight Leaning’ compilation. The resulting composition, ‘Make It Clap, Make It Roll’, went on to be included in Bro Safari’s ‘Diplo & Friends’ mix , airing on BBC Radio 1Xtra on January 6th, 2013.
UltraViolet is the dj name San Francisco native Eva Lee.
Co-founder of the well known Trap City San Francisco which
currently holds its place of one of the largest monthly dance music events
on the west coast.
As an influential club Trap City has hosted such artists as Heroes x Villains, Baauer, gLAdiator, UZ, Valentino Khan, TWRK, Trap-A-holics and more. Trap City has strived to feature the newest and best elements of dance culture from around the globe to world class city San Francisco.
With a rich history in the bay area music scene which has spanned from drum & bass, hip hop and dub step culture UltraViolet has been a long time staple of the SF bass music community.
Aside from hosting one of the hottest parties ever she also bolsters a strong dj career having recently opened for acts like Kool Keith, E-40, Driicky Graham, Iggy Azalea and Riff Raff. She is currently named the SF'Bay Guardian's Readers Choice BEST DJ OF 2013.
When not diving deep she can also be found doing graphic design and album artwork
for some of the biggest names in the industry and hanging out with her dog who is awesome.
DJ Napsty has been been an instrumental part of the bass music scene in the Bay Area for some time now. Rooted in Hip Hop and matured in the many styles of contemporary bass music, Napsty has become a staple in San Francisco nightlife and beyond. A DJ, Promoter and Producer you can expect quality and freshness wherever he is involved.