Ankh Marketing & Dead Nation Presents
Luke Christopher, DLRN, DJ Set by HUGO
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Before recently signing to Epic Records, Gilbere Forte split time between Los Angeles and Philadelphia, Gilbere Forté preparing his latest body of work, PRAY. Led by the haunting Fiona Apple "Every Single Night"-sampled song and visual "Pray". Soon after, news of Gilbere's free agent status began to circulate throughout the music industry, and record labels were in hot pursuit.
The week following impressive showcases at SXSW, Gilbere announced via his Twitter that he signed a new deal with Epic Records. He would go on to release the aptly titled PRAY mixtape on May 15th, 2013, and has begun work on his as-yet-untitled major label debut album.
We all know the stories about the dopest and most prolific MC's eating, sleeping and living in the studio. Luke Christopher, a 19 year old, LA-based rapper, singer, songwriter and producer, has already begun to make this story his own Luke's first records were cut in a makeshift studio that he built under his bunk bed, drawing inspiration from diverse artists such as Stevie Wonder and Kanye, Common and Coldplay. His sound is unique and innovative, but at the same time has the feel good element of the old school soul records he sometimes samples. With song-writing skills powerful enough to write for the likes of Usher and John Legend, and production soulful enough to attract the likes of Common, he is slowly but surely redefining what it means to be a true artist.
NEON NOIR (Album to be released)
Somewhere between the post-nightlife & the early drops of daybreak lies Neon Noir. Emcee Sean Lamarr & Producer Jon Reyes take the listener on a journey of shared experiences, through the light and the dark, under the bright lights of the city, eventually making their way back home.