DJ Rashad, Boychild, DJ Larry B, T.E.A.M.S, Ian Isiah (Live), Jungle Pussy, Princess Nokia, Michael Magnan
127 East 23rd Street
New York, NY, 10010
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Mykki Blanco is the all-encompassing metropolitan artiste—multi-faceted, multi-talented (poet, rapper, actor and author are just some of her varying vocations), and multi-gendered (Mykki is the womanly side of 24-year-old Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.), the enthusiastic entertainer is armed with an aggressive and impressive flow, a sharp fashion sense, and a rare blend of confidence and humility.
The hard-working entertainer/beloved downtown dignitary has already grabbed the attention of many eyeballs and eardrums alike, thanks in large part to collaborations with photographer Terry Richardson (who chose the emerging artist to be a part of the campaign he shot for Happy Socks, along with model Ashley Smith and Harlem lyricist of the moment A$AP Rocky), a book of poetry (From The Silence Of Duchamp To The Noise Of Boys) sold at chic magnets Opening Ceremony and LA's OHWOW Gallery, as well as opening slots alongside acts like Gang Gang Dance and ARABMUZIK.
DJ Rashad has been instrumental to the creation and evolution of Chicago Juke music and has been lifelong friends with other key players on the scene, such as Paul Johnson, DJ Gant-Man, DJ Spinn, DJ Godfather, and Jammin Gerald. He has the ability to blend elements of house, ghetto house, disco, juke, and ghettotech together with a knack for creating sparse, snappy tracks that manage to convey a physicality and funk with a spectacular precision.
Along with his teammates DJ Spinn and DJ Gant-Man, DJ Rashad has become notorious for making juke anthems that have made fans outside the world of Chicago mix cds. He's DJ'ed across Europe and released records on Juke Trax and Databass records earlier on in his career and some big remixes and collaborations are in the pipeline.
DJ Rashad's landmark 2013 album on Hyperdub Records titled "Double Cup" is the artists most critically acclaimed release to date. Here's the Pitchfork review (Best New Music): http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18627-dj-rashad-double-cup/
boychild is a performance artist whose body of work is the body in space and time. The hybridity of human and nonhuman. The #apocalypse#. boychild is interested in performance as an energetic exchange; the language spoken most clearly. boychild is boychild is not boychild is is.
DJ Larry B
Ian Isiah (Live)
SINGER|SONGWRITER|COMPOSER #LOVECHAMPION #SPRINGSUMMER2013 #HOODBYAIR #UNONYC
Pitchfork- Le1f's Best of 2013 "This homey is bringing a gospel training out of the choir and into a room that smells of weed and sex"