New Era & Actual Records Presents:
Rockie Fresh, Lunice
Aaron Ruxbin, LOVE CITY DJS [Dan Fisher]
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
If you haven't heard the buzz yet, let it be known that Chicago native Rockie Fresh is quickly becoming your next favorite rapper. Only 20-years-old and starting his music career just a few years ago, this young up-and-comIer is already one of the hottest independent artists in hip-hop.
With a unique sound that has deep urban undertones and an alternative rocker mentality, Rockie continues to break barriers and defy conventions. Working with artists ranging from Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump to internet phenom Lil B, and with co-signs from the likes of new-age college rap sensations like Asher Roth and Kidz In The Hall, Rockie's grassroots movement has every corner of the music world talking. From Complex Magazine to BroBible.com, The Source to MyspaceMusic, and BET to RockTheVote, Rockie is quickly taking the industry by storm.
Fresh's debut mixtape "Rockie's Modern Life" was released in December of 2009, quickly propelling him into Chicago stardom as fans and tastemakers across the city began echoing the name of a new hometown hero. Not sure what to expect, Rockie took to the stage for the very first time in his career at his own release show. To his surprise, he found himself in front of a sold out crowd of eagerly anticipating fans. From there he was propelled into the national spotlight as he earned performances at SXSW, A3C Music Festival, and Bamboozle, and opened for Rick Ross, Big Sean, The Cool Kids, Twista, Chip Tha Ripper and more across the country.
Coming off of his newest project "The Otherside", Rockie continues to outdo himself. As his sophomore release, "The Otherside" tallied over 15,000 downloads in it's first week alone, and over 30,000 downloads to date. Presented by 2DopeBoyz.com and MTV Top DJ's illWill & Rockstar, the project was deemed "one of the most impressive mixtapes to close out 2010" by The Smoking Section and one of the best mixtapes of the year by many, making Rockie Fresh one of the top emcees to look out for in 2011.
Lunice Fermin Pierre II has taken over the asylum because his sound is crazy, his vibe is inconceivable, and his appeal boundless. In a little over a year, Lunice had managed to capture the attention of the world, with an eclectic sound and out of the ordinary production capability. Lunice is a natural born entertainer who has the drive, sound, and dexterity to make us move. He was able to get a firm grip of the electronic beats scene across Canada and the United States with his live mixing of beats, bass, and splintered electronica. While taking cues from Autechre, Bangladesh, Dilla, and the Ed Banger clique, Lunice managed to craft his own recipe which makes dance floors bump and bass bins thump. This 23 year old producer has put out remixes out on prominent labels such as Mad Decent, XL Recordings, Young Turks, Big Dada,Top Billin' and a recent solo EP entitled STACKER UPPER which was released on the Scottish Based label LuckyMe. The discography continues to grow by the day.
Not only is the music extraordinary, so is his "larger than life" stage persona. Lunice manages to capture audiences worldwide by dominating the stage and revitalizing dance floors with his quintessential energy and awe inspiring charisma. It looks like Lunice will conduct the sound of clubland for years to come since this is all starting to sizzle for him. Starting off fresh on the scene with a humble beginning, to building fan bases on different continents, Lunice is clearly making his mark.
Owner of Actual Records and one of the last working all-vinyl DJs, Ruxbin is the founder of Philly's largest Heavy Bass/Trap party 'Twurkaholics.' On any different day in Philly you can find him spinnning Electro at Bass Nation, Hip Hop at the Purple Orchid or Punk Rock with the Creep Records crew. Unconfined by genres, Ruxbin spins simply for the love of the records themselves, with nary a computer in sight