Kool & Kass
Tron & DVD, Flapjak (ICK) & Aaron Cohen, Genghis Hans
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Kool & Kass
Kassa Overall, drummer, producer and recording artist, is a rising star on today's music scene. Encompassing all styles and traditions of music, he works with artists ranging from jazz to hip-hop, indie-pop to avante-garde. As a drummer, Overall has been an integral part of Geri Allen's Timeline band which has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe for the past three years. You can hear their latest work on Geri allen's latest release entitled "Timeline Live." Being an extremely versatile drummer that can shine in any situation, he has also been making an impact on the indie-pop scene touring with artists such as Francis and The Lights, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and Mayer Hawthorne.
Utilizing the capabilities of laptops and samplers on stage is a key element to Overall's signature sound. He has also toured extensively with his own band, fusing his jazz and instrumental training with his contemporary electronic passion. Overall received his Bachelor's of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied under jazz drum legend Billy Hart. His mentors have also included the late Elvin Jones, Billy Higgins and Tutti Heath. Overall has also performed or recorded with Vijay Iyer, Das Racist, Francis and The Lights, Mayer Hawthorne and The County, Wallace Roney, Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen, Billy Hart,Gary Bartz, Iron Solomon, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and many more. Not only is he a versatile drummer and artist, but he is performing with some of the most respected and sought after artists of every genre he is involved in.
He is currently focused on his own projects as a producer, rapper and singer. His credits as a producer and rapper can be found on Das Racist's (Sit Down, Man) (Shut Up, Dude), TECLA's (Strangers in Masks), and Iron Solomon's (Monster) project's. With a passion for growth, development and persistence, Kassa Overall is definitely one to watch as the music evolves. Also be on the lookout for Kassa's debut self-produced project entitled "Coffee and Cigarettes", his collaboration album with KOOL AD of Das Racist, and for the fans who are waitnig patiently comes The Stargate Mixtape. A raw overnight mixtape made of entirely Stargate Production.
Tron & DVD
Tron! And DVD (also known as Super Rap Duo Awesome Force) are two of the hardest working, and most diverse, brothers (in the literal sense) in the hip-hop game. Straight out of the burbs of NY, Tron! & DVD can go from lyrical, to party mode, to emotional tunes in the blink of an eye.
They are the only unsigned Hip-Hop artists to play The 2011 Bamboozle Festival & 2011 Vans Warped Tour. They have opened for Grieves, Budo, K. Flay, OnCue, Down With Webster, The Dean's List, Ghostface, Saigon, Sheek Louch, Spose, Matt Toka, Moosh & Twist, Huey Mack, Ground Up, Hawthorne Heights, I See Stars, etc.
They have done shows at Webster Hall, Santos Party House, The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory, Glasslands, among other popular venues in the NYC scene.
They make their own videos, book their own shows, make their own beats, record and mix their own tracks, drink their own brews, and make their own sandwiches. seriously, what else do you need?
Flapjak (ICK) & Aaron Cohen
Flapjak is a member of The Inner City Kids, a rising crew of talented NYC artists. Her debut song and video "Flagrant" gained her some serious traction with posts on B-Real's (of Cypress Hill) website and Urb magazine. She has recently been performing around the five boroughs showing off her lyrical prowess and DGAF attitude. Watch out for Flappy.
Aaron Cohen is a rapper out of Seattle currently living in Queens, New York. He released his second mixtape entitled "MURK" through Мишка Records along with a slew of music videos. He has collaborated with artists such as A$AP Ty Beats, Ryan Hemsworth, Tommy Kruise and more. Cohen's work has been featured on Hypebeast, The Source, Noisey, Nah Right, 2Dopeboyz, Asapmob.com and many other major websites. Aaron's next mixtape is near completion, though no release date has been set. Stay on the look out for more from Cohen and the rest of his team The Inner City Kids as their movement gains momentum in NYC.