COUCH SESSIONS with Swizzymack, Melo-X, BLKKATHY, Stadium Status, Cheri Coke
17 Meadow St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
This event is 21 and over
Swizzymack is the relentless tune-producing machine, the secret weapon of Mad Decent, Brick Bandits and Cool Records.
MeLo-X is an Emcee, DJ, Producer, Audio Engineer and photographer from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY. MeLo-X is renown worldwide for not only his own music but also for custom Remixing of current classics.
MeLo is known for bringing a new approach to all of his work and has released a wide range of music projects from remixed albums with original production to custom blends over studio and live performances. His remix of Maxwell's Grammy Award winning album BLACKsummers'night, reached a worldwide audience and was the topic of the day for many blogs and traditional press outlets. Maxwell himself, raved about the remix over Twitter so much that Sony Music purchased it for use during his world wide tour. MeLo's mixtape Mustafa's Renaissance was praised by industry influencers and tastemakers alike. All of this buzz, led him to a performance in London for Gilles Peterson's Summer Bubblers Showcase as well as performances in premier NYC venues such as SOB's, The Blender Theater, Webster Hall and more. His remixes and original music hit Londons BBC 1Xtra and several online radio shows as well as dozens of blogs. In 2008- 2009 MeLo supported up and coming artists, Mickey Factz and Theophilus London as their tour DJs and in late 2009 to 2010 he was once again asked to tour with Kid Sister on her worldwide tour.
BLKKATHY wants to make your booty bounce and ruin your makeup.
BLKKATHY is a Brooklyn-based duo, sometimes trio, of ladies who like to sing sad songs over very heavy bass beats. These are dance songs, so its okay to cry.
Stadium Status is a hip hop group out of Chicago, IL composed of three emcees (Fleetwood Staxx, Proof Rock, and The Undefined). Drawing from their different music influences, they intend on making good music not only as artists, but fans themselves.
No Way Josie
No Way Josie is the electro-pop project of two NYC bike messengers banned from using front doors. Multi-instrumentalist/producer Andrew Toews & singer/songwriter Kym Perfetto met while racing alleycats and began collaborating in early 2011. The result? Music you would expect from two hyperactive kids that prefer to play in traffic: heavy beats, catchy hooks, sassy vocals and plenty of whomp.
The Urban Nerdz
WHAT IS ORIGINALITY? WHO EMBODIES ORIGINALITY? FOR YOU TO COME UP WITH AN ANSWER YOU WOULD HAVE TO LOOK DEEP INSIDE AND THINK ABOUT THE CHARACTERISTICS AND DEFINITION OF THE WORD WHICH INCLUDES: FRESHNESS, CREATIVITY , NOVELTY , AND THE ABILITY TO THINK AND EXPRESS ONESELF IN AN ABSTRACT MANNER. THE DEFINITION OF ORIGINALITY COULD HAVE BEEN SUMMED UP WITH ONE PHRASE, "THE URBAN NERDZ". THE URBAN NERDZ ARE A COLLECTIVE GROUP OF TWO TALENTED YOUNG MEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND COMPRISE A FUTURE VIRTUOSO IN MUSIC. WINNERS OF BOTH THE 2013 NEW ENGLAND MUSIC AWARDS AND NEW ENGLAND URBAN MUSIC AWARDS FOR BEST HIP-HOP GROUP OF THE YEAR, THE DISTINCTIVENESS THE URBAN NERDZ PORTRAY IS WHAT HELPS THEM STAND OUT FROM TRENDING GROUPS IN MUSIC. BACKED BY A NINE PIECE BAND INCLUDING A DRUMMER, PERCUSSIONIST, PIANIST, BASS PLAYER, VOCALIST, AND A FOUR PIECE HORN SECTION, THE URBAN NERDZ MIRROR THEIR DIVERSE AND ECLECTIC FAN BASE.
MR. CAMPBELL (BORN AARON CAMPBELL) WAS BORN IN SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND. GROWING UP MR. CAMPBELL HAD A HUGE MUSICAL UPBRINGING WITH A PLETHORA OF DIFFERENT SOUNDS WHICH ON ANY GIVEN DAY COULD RANGE FROM THE TEMPTATIONS, BOB MARLEY, RUN - DMC TO SADE. THIS WIDE VARIETY AND HIS GREAT UNDERSTANDING OF DIFFERENT SOUNDS AND DIFFERENT GENRE'S OF MUSIC HELPED CULTIVATE AND MOLD MR. CAMPBELL INTO A WONDERFUL STORY TELLER AND AMAZING ARTIST. BEING UNIQUE IN HIS OWN BUT MAGICAL WAY, MR. CAMPBELL ALLOWS YOU TO OPEN YOUR EYES TO HIS WORLD.
MR. DUBUISSON (BORN KENNY BENJAMIN DUBUISSON) WAS BORN IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. THE ADVERSITIES AND HARDSHIPS SURROUNDING HIS UP BRINGING WHICH AT TIMES SERVED AS ROAD BLOCKS WHICH HE HAS OVERCOME, HELP WRITE THE STORIES AND HE BRINGS THE VOICE TO CREATE THE MUSIC. HIS MOTHER, A HAITIAN NATIVE LEARNED ENGLISH BY LISTENING TO ARTIST SUCH AS PATTI LABELLE, TINA TURNER, WHITNEY HOUSTON, AND MARVIN GAYE. BEING INFLUENCED BY THE ROTATION OF THESE ARTISTS AND THEIR MUSIC HAS HELPED CRAFT MR. DUBUISSON’S ART OF CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE THROUGH HIS WORDS AND EXPERIENCES.
THE URBAN NERDZ ARE TRENDSETTERS, TRANSCENDING THE HIP-HOP GENRE AS IT'S KNOWN TODAY. IN THE AGE OF INNERVATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA ARTIST ARE GOING RIGHT BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT SELLING , APPEALING AND "COOL", WHILE THE URBAN NERDZ ARE GOING LEFT BECAUSE THAT’S WHO THEY ARE AND WHO THEY DESIRE TOO BE. THE URBAN NERDZ ARE WORKING HARD DAY IN AND DAY OUT GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN TO CREATE NEW WAYS TO DISTRIBUTE AND PROMOTE THEIR SELVES TO THE MASSES. WORKING HARD ON THEIR CRAFT AND PUTTING IN THE TIME AND EFFORT TO BE GREAT AND EDIFY THEIR FANS. THE URBAN NERDZ ARE TRULY A LABEL'S BLESSING.