The Echo Presents
Bambu + Reverie + Kixxie Siete and Artie McCraft + more
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Summer 2014, Bambu and DJ Phatrick - fueled by the fans who help fund it and inspired by the socio-political-economic climate - locked themselves into a recording studio they had built out on the 8th floor of The Line Hotel in Los Angeles' Koreatown and created Party Worker. In the span of 4 days they recorded a body of work that is considered Bambu's best body of work yet. With a catalog that boasts five full-length albums and several projects in between, Party Worker stands out in the discography as being the artist's most cohesive and sonically captivating project to date. Bambu has taken his experiences as a youth organizer and his history as an emcee, and funneled them both into Party Worker. With a production style mirroring the musical backdrop that helped Bambu hone his skills in the craft of emcee'ing, Party Worker translates between genre's and carries the spirit of uprising like a rally flag.
With DJ Phatrick - who recorded and mixed the album - as the Musical Director for the live version of the album, this show promises to give a landscape of music that has made Bambu one of the best live performers in his genre. A seamless blend of Hip Hop and Guerilla Theater, the high-energy show put together by DJ Phatrick and Bambu will restore your faith in Live Hip Hop again!
Reverie is an enthralling storyteller whose supernatural lyrical flow mirrors a compelling personal history.
Growing up with a single mother in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles, she remembers, “I thought I was crazy and my family was fucked up." Intuitively creative, Reverie was drawn to words. She discovered ‘underground’ hip-hop via the local cable television station, and in seventh grade started writing her own raps. Overcoming significant shyness, she eventually performed at her first open mic at 18 and was on her way.
With two brothers in and out of juvenile detention, and her own affinity for hanging with the local Highland Park gang, Reverie still managed to make good grades, despite what she characterizes as “hella drama.” Her mother moved the family to Seattle where she and her brother, Louden, began creating music together, but they soon returned home, to the streets where Reverie adopted her tagger moniker, “…because I was always dreaming, always thinking.”
A series of mixtapes and albums including Sitting Upside Down, Half Full and The Transition chronicled her experiences. “As I have evolved, the music has evolved,” she says. Her audience has grown exponentially, and globally, as she tours the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and Europe, where she has a devoted following.
Reverie is currently recording her most accomplished music yet. She creates in the moment as the beats inspire the words that she distills into songs. She is constantly working on new and upcoming projects. She is set to drop 2 more projects in 2017 that will feature producers from all over the world, including herself.
An intricate tapestry of tattoos adorns Reverie's skin, each one symbolic. Across her chest the words read, “This life is but a dream, we are blessed to be living,” a lyric quote from Murs, one of her inspirations. For Reverie, lyrics and life reveal the power in this creed, “I want my music to bring people peace; to let them know – if they’re having relationship troubles, problems with their parents, getting sober, or contemplating suicide -- that they’re not alone. I used to sell drugs, now I sell music. I love what I’m doing.”
photo credit to Enkrypt Los Angeles
The Yacht Klub's, Kixxie Siete, who helped sell out The Echo with Bambu last April, dropped his 7AM mixtape with producer Bambeeno and it quickly became a fan favorite. Artie McCraft has been strengthening the Yacht Klub's reach with his own brand of hard hitting lyrics and machine gun flow. Together, the Yacht Klub emcee's are releasing, Lo-Tide - a collaborative mixtape that will keep you good for the summer! "Y's" up for Kixxie and Artie as they add another bullet to their live show resume.
Ruby Ibarra has opened for the who's who of the Underground Hip Hop scene and has managed to create a very strong fanbase overseas. Her DJ Kay Slay hosted mixtape, Lost In Translation has circulated through the internet rapidly and to great review. She's sure to make you a fan with her live show, so make sure you get those tickets early!
As the co-host of In The Cut with DJ Revolution (Wake Up Show) and 1/2 of the rap super group Malcolm & Martin, KB iMean has worked with Hip Hop legends closely and his music is proof of that. With his effortless flow and critical perspective, KB's music translates into a great live set. Definitely not one to miss!
$10.00 - $15.00