Ineffable Music Group presents
Kurt, Dj MTK
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
The legend of Mike Stud dates back to his days growing up as one of Rhode Island's greatest baseball players of all time. As a highly touted high school senior, he was named Rhode Island's 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year, received Louisville Slugger Player of the Year honors, and won a full athletic scholarship to Duke University. Stud was selected as an All-American and now holds the lowest ERA in Duke baseball history after only his freshman season. After the promising start to Stud's collegiate baseball career, however, Tommy John surgery put him on the sidelines. Suddenly, making music became an outlet for him to pass the time. After only a few public releases of self-composed songs, he began to get notable recognition for his rhyming ability and was encouraged to continue.
After graduating Duke, Stud transferred to Georgetown to continue his studies as a graduate student and to continue his attempt at regaining full strength on the mound. Needless to say, he also continued working on music in his down time. Fast forward 14 months, and Stud is now one of the hottest upcoming musicians on the web. His rookie mixtape A Toast to Tommy, released last October, debuted at No. 3 and No. 2 on the worldwide and US iTunes Hip-Hop Albums charts. He has since headlined a sold-out 20-city national tour and has acquired nearly 10 million YouTube views. His versatility and fun, upbeat style has transformed Stud into a truly viral artist. With each new release, he is constantly showing the world that he's about to take it over.
A lot of people have complained about the condition of Hip-Hop right now. With the emergence of less lyrics and a more dumbed down approach to reach the masses, there is no reason to argue.
Luckily, In Aug 1988, KURT was born in long island New York . KURT has a demeanor much would call COCKY, or Hard to love, but once you love him, you understand why. His upbringing in the suburbs of Long Island has taught him to live with class. However, the discipline of his Haitian parents taught him to fight for his own. These are the things he brings in his music, a classy ruggedness.
In 2011 KURT received radio spins on New York's number 1 and number 2 stations for Hip-Hop and R&B and continues to build his brand.
KURT's approach to the game is to bring classy together with the ignorance in the shameful joy of hip hop, and with that he has formed his groups the BougieBoys and BougieGirls who live by the same guidelines.
Follow KURT on the red carpet as he takes his journey to the world premiere of his career.
MTK is a music producer and performer. Born and raised in Richmond, Va his music runs from dance music to glitch hop to dirty trap… sometimes pretty and soft, sometimes hard and dirty, but always emotional.
MTK started producing his own flavor of music in 2009 with the mission to change the monotony of electronic music by crossing genres, mashing expectations, and taking his own influences of organic roots to paint new emotions.
MTK’s live performance is a seamless audio visual voyage through his music collection of original works, remixes and bootlegs taking audiences on the roller coaster ride of emotion, expression, and dance. Rounded bass, massive beats, beautiful melodies and space age twists in cutting edge sound design all come together for a wild ride – unique to every performance.
There are no “disks” and he is no “jockey.” Working without cds or records using Ableton Live in conjunction with Traktor on his laptop, MTK's ability to mix more than two channels, sample sounds, and create new soundscapes on the fly allows for an entirely new audio experience. The live set is a show… a high energy dance party.