Vokab Kompany & Crush Effect
17 Broadway Blvd.
Fairfax, CA, 94930
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
"Vokab Kompany is another act that refuses to be pigeonholed. Two MCs might lead you to believe that it's hip hop, but that doesn't begin to tell the story. The seven-piece band from San Diego played for more than an hour, a set that was at times funky, jazzy, heavy, bouncy, even bluegrassy...And it all made sense. Through it all, the crowd was treated to microphonic gymnastics of the dueling MCs, Rob Hurt and Burkey. The group is legit; see them"
- Lindol French (Sacramento Press)
With relentless drive they have worked to combine high energy stage performances, 7 piece live indie electro hip-hop (w/ a violinist to boot), with catchy hooks, and rhythm based harmonic vocal delivery to find themselves emerging from an underground electronic scene that primarily embraces the DJ.
While they still have an edge and integrity in their writing process and production, their songs have mass appeal. It's a sound that has deep indie roots, with forays into soul, funk and fresh west coast hip hop laced over a unique sound, all performed live!
Future Music Magazine 2010 "Claude Von Stroke Remix Competition Winner"
Kaskade's Beatport.com Dynasty Remix Competition "Runners Up 2010"
MacPro Remix Competition "2008 Top 10"
San Diego Music Award Winner 2007 (Saxophone of ON THE ONE) "Best Live Jazz Album"
Produced: Souleye's Single on 1320records "SPIN THE BOTTLE"
"David Veith had super snappy production and very creative use of samples"
"Crush Effect blends Molloy's acid jazz aesthetic with trip-hop and dubstep, a blend featured this past New Years Eve."
-Ashley Lee, 944 Magazine
...between Jesse and Dave they have performed around the world, from Madison Square Garden, to Tokyo, Jamaica, to Red Rocks Colorado....worked on tracks with artists like, Cook Classics, Outasight, Souleye and Vokab Kompany . They have shared stages with Ozomatli, Lenny Kravtiz, Earth Wind and Fire, The Allman Brothers, and The Dave Matthews Band. Also, they perform regularly with either Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, On the One, Blusirkut, or The Pink Floyd Experience.-
Originating from Boston, MA, Radio Active embodies the essence of hip hop. He is an emcee, beatboxer, writer, painter, and b-boy. He plays musical instruments, incorporates electronic beats with his beatbox and commands active audience participation during his fresh, soulful original live performances.
Innovative to the industry, Radio Active brings hip hop into other genres, a true crossover artist. An electrifying performer, Radio Active has toured extensively the past years throughout North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan as a member of the politically charged musical group Michael Franti & Spearhead to audiences in theaters and festivals upwards of 100,000 people and appearing on national television programs such as David Letterman, Craig Kilborne and on MTV with the critically acclaimed single/video "Rock The Nation." Along the years, he's shared the stage with artists such as Ani DiFranco, Common, Indigo Girls, KRS-One, String Cheese Incident, Roy Ayers, Talib Kweli, O.A.R., Karl Denson, Ben Harper, Keller Williams, Trey Anastasio, Jeru The Damaja, DJ Apollo,Keaton Simons, Trevor Hall, Tyrone Wells, Pat Mcgee, Jonah Sharp and Meshell N'Degeocello.
As featured in the ..ary films, "Breath Control" and "Freestyle, The Art Of Rhyme," Radio Active has made a worldwide impact in this genre of beatboxing; the art of vocal percussion. This skill has translated into a new industry as a voice talent and you can hear Radio Active as announcer on two very popular video games, "Dance, Dance Revolution" and "Dance, Dance Revolution 2" as well as game announcer for the NBA's Golden State Warriors on Fox Sports.
Jessica Rose was born in Maui, Hawaii, eventually moving to Phoenix, Arizona, where she graduated from high school. In 2003, she moved to Portland, Oregon, and attended Marylhurst University, eventually graduating with a Bachelors of Music Therapy degree and a Certificate in Flute Performance in 2008. As a flutist, Jessica has toured with festival orchestras and performed as a soloist since the age of 16, and studied privately with Beth McGraw in Arizona and with Lee Ann Sterling while at Marylhurst. While in Portland, Jessica was a member of the band B JAC W, co-fronting with Nat Buttrick of Public Groovement and sharing the stage with other members of the band such as Steve James (Jerry Joseph and the Jack Mormons), and Paul Ater & Howard Clarke (Afrodesiacs). B JAC W performed at private parties and festivals (Family Reunion 2004) and at local venues in Portland (Lola's Room) before disbanding in 2005. Upon going solo, Jessica Rose has performed at weddings, private parties, festivals (Spiral Rhythms 2006 & 2007, Lavendar at Stonegate 2006 & 2007), open mics, and other miscellaneous events and venues around Portland, Santa Cruz, San Francisco/Bay Area, Mendocino County, and her residence in Petaluma/North Bay. Most recently, she has shared the stage/bill with world-class artists such RadioActive, NIAYH, 1,000 Fuegos, & Worth + Bondy.
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