Red House Presents
3Up Show feat. Mike-Dash-E and DJ Bez
Adrian Per, Rollin, P MAC, Jay Ant, Jeni Suk
1667 Botelho Drive
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:55 PM)
Mike-Dash-E, While the rap game is filled with talent, few have the will and ambition to turn that potential for greatness into a full time career. Mike-Dash-E is a rare breed of MC, who's undying passion for music and hustling has allowed him to combine pure soulful lyriscm with a ceaseless work ethic and drive that's influenced by his roots in both the 3rd world and the birthplace of independent hip-hop.
Born in the Philippines, and raised in The Bay Area, Mike has lived his life inspired by his mantra: "3rd World Hustle". It's deeply entrenched in the content of his lyrics, and it's largely responsible for his untiring resolve to take his career into his own hands and regularly make big things happen.
In a short span, without the aid of a manger or an publicist, Mike has been able to raise the bar for professionalism and drive for young MC's. He has been recording music prolifically and has already released 8 projects, his album "Dash with Me", mixtape #IAMHUSTLE, and latest release "Burgundy Project" with HBK producer Nick Maples. Additionally, Mike, along with DJ BEZ and KMEL's DJ Amen, have hosted 3 volumes of his compilation series, Clap City, which have been catalysts for the #NewBay movement.
Mike's brand of uplifting and inspiring music has broken over 1.6 Million YouTube views, has made it to the radio in 5 different markets (LA, NY, Hawaii, Canada and The Bay), it's been featured on websites such as WorldStarHipHop, Dj Ill Will's HotNewHipHop.com, Onsmash, WetheWest, www.DJBooth.net and StashMagazineOnline, it's resulted in his own Pandora channel, and in 2011 he was named one of KMEL and Thizzler On The Roof's Bay Area Freshmen 11 for 2011 with co-stars like Kreayshawn and LoveRance.
Additionally Mike has adopted the mentality that live performance is the best way for him to showcase his talent and interact with both fans and potential fans. Therefore he's also dedicated himself to crafting a stand out live show. He often performs with his band 19 Diamons and has done shows in SF, Oakland, Sacramento, LA, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Reno and in 2012 Mike was invited to New York to perform for Peter Rosenberg's Hot 97 Showcase "Generation Next." During his 2012 travels Mike went overseas to the motherland, Philippines where he performed and did his homecoming furthermore branding his "3rd World Hustle" movement.
To add to his many hustle's Mike runs his own label SMG / 3 UP Music who currently have the following artists Adrian Per, P Mac, Rollin Beats, and Cal-A; he directs his own videos, and has his own clothing line "3 UP CLOTHING" (www.3upclothing.com). He is set to drop 6 projects before the end of 2013 so be on the look out for #TurnitupaRATCH set to drop in May 2013.
Disc Jockey, Audio Engineer, Producer, Graphic Designer, Song Writer, Creative Director, Web Designer, Video Editor; BrandonTheFox (aka DJ B-EZ) grew to be a multifaceted entrepreneur. Building as an independent artist we must learn how to find skilled resources or like Brandon; become our own.
After graduating college with a bachelors in audio engineering, Brandon advanced in his career by recording artists and making high-grade mixes. A lot of his remixes and mashups can be found on DJ services such as DJCity, MyMp3Pool, Beezo, and BeatFreakz. He holds many accolades for having top downloaded mixes. Brandon has recently been working with the Sony Electronics team and San Francisco 49ers. If you’re not able to make it out to his events, you can also hear him on-air by downloading the iHeartRadio app and tune into 102.5KDON.
There’s no limit to what Brandon has plans for. He’s always working and is just as passionate as he was when he first started. Be sure to look out for his music production with reputable artists and corporate placements.
Jay Ant was born Richmond CA, and raised in the Bay Area. He started rapping in elementary school and making beats on his computer at the age of 14. He grew up listening to R&B artists such as Al Green, Jodeci, Aaliyah, Teddy Riley, Michael Jackson, and Marvin Gaye. His production also influenced by contemporary artists like Kanye West, 2Pac, Pharrell, Andre 3000, Jay Z, Common, N.E.R.D, Daft Punk and a few other . While in high school he became part of a group with 3 other young talented rappers, each with their own distinct personalities and style, called The Diligentz.
They were at the forefront of the Bay Area's Punk Rock (hip hop) Movement. Their single "Punk Rock" became their brand/ lifestyle about their dress, talk and walk and created a movement that had fellow teens all over copying their style and rocking out to their music. The "Punk Rock Remix" produced by Jay Ant, and featuring the Pack and Go Dav, was featured in Spin Magazine's website as a Top Download for February 2007 and radio stations such as KMEL and KYLD quickly put them in the mix. Their Myspace page grew by the day (over 28,000 friends) and their popularity grew as did the number of live performances they did. Jay Ant created 90% of the music the Diligentz put out. And he continues to write, record and perform with the group.
It was only natural that he would start creating music for a solo project and in 2008 he dropped his debut street album, All About Being Cool. Because of the momentum of the Diligentz and the online presence of Jay Ant, his CD was a viral hit and several singles were picked up by local DJs. In 2009 he dropped his first radio single "So Sexy" which got a lot of radio spins in 2009 by KMEL and KYLD In Spring 2010, 106.1 KMEL named him in the list of the Top Ten Bay Area Freshman (hip hop acts) to watch on the rise to stardom.
Jay Ant known for his ambient, trippy, bass heavy music, with a touch of "Hyphy" has worked with numerous artists like Lil B The Based God, The Pack, IAMSU,HBK, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Turk, Wiz Khalifa, Clyde Carson, E-40 and The Cataracs, just to name a few. In 2012 he linked up with long time friends Kuya Beats, P-Lo, and Iamsu and joined the production team "Invasion Beats." He continues to perform live with the Diligentz and increasingly as a solo act. He is an artist that his audience can relate to, and a breath of fresh air in hip hop, with his trippy production. His lifestyle "Believers Circle" and trippy imagination encourages people to always entertain the impossible and stop the unnecessary drama that the hip hop culture is often associated with, and to ultimately get his fans to believe in themselves.
He is reminding people to have fun, chill, and have a good time with music. Jay Ant is seasoned, and veteran in the young bay area music scene bringing a new sound and movement to Hip Hop. He is proof that being yourself is always cool.
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