Com Truise, Nosaj Thing
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and currently based in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles producer Nosaj Thing crafts stately, ethereal synth-based instrumental hip-hop, with influences that range from Boards of Canada and DJ Shadow to Danny Elfman and Erik Satie. An L.A. native, Jason Chung was inspired at an early age by the hip-hop radio stations that the bus driver would play on his way to elementary school, and particularly by the Beat Junkies' turntablism on Power 106. In high school, while delving into the sounds of drum'n'bass and the rave scene and playing quad toms in the school drum line, he figured out how to use his father's old PC to start programming beats of his own. Further along, Chung was motivated to move in more experimental directions by the D.I.Y. rock scene at L.A.'s underground venue The Smell, where he made his live debut as Nosaj Thing in 2004. Through online and in-person networking, on message boards, and, eventually, at the more beat-oriented music spot Low End Theory, Chung came into contact with like-minded Angelenos including Flying Lotus, Nobody, Daedelus, and local legends (and personal heroes) like D-Styles and Daddy Kev. Following the self-released Views/Octopus EP in 2006 (whose track "Aquarium" was later used by rapper Kid Cudi as the basis of his "Man on the Moon"), he signed with Kev's Alpha Pup imprint for his full-length debut, Drift, in 2009. Chung contributed beats to MCs Busdriver, Nocando, and Kendrick Lamar, and made remixes for Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Radiohead, and Smell staples Health. His second album, Home, was issued on Innovative Leisure in 2013. ~ K. Ross Hoffman, Rovi
'Altitude & Oxygen' is the debut release from Los Angeles-based, Australian singer-songwriter Cleopold, The EP will be released June 10 through Detail Records, the boutique record label owned and curated by Chet Faker.
The tracks on the five-song set demonstrate wide-ranging production values and display the varied sides of Cleopold's persona. Written at his home in Los Angeles with performances recorded in his bedroom, the EP proved to be a cathartic exercise for Cleopold.
“Down In Flames” is the acclaimed first single from Altitude & Oxygen, released in 2015. Written in California about a romantic low-point, the single became aninstant feature on Apple’s Beats1, Australia's triple j and LA’s KCRW--and racked up more than 2 million plays online in a few months. The latest single, “Not Coming Down,” counters the moody R&B of “Down In Flames” with an infectious, West Coast-inspired groove. The album also features the instrumental track “Cleveland,”among others.
In late 2015, Cleopold joined Chet Faker on a sold out tour of Australia. The shows saw him perform for more than 20,000 people on iconic stages like the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sidney Myer Music Bowl and The Riverstage.
Look for Cleopold to continue to build on the success of 2015 as he hits his stride as both a recording artist and touring musician in 2016.