The Echo Presents
TeamSupreme X Stones Throw
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Every week a different producer picks two samples and a BPM.
The files get passed around, and everybody uses the guidelines to make a beat.
TEAMSUPREME Night with resident djs & special guests
with Special Guest Ras G
Ras G guides a deep space exploration of music's ancient history and rich future. Working thru obsolete tools to reach back in time and pluck out the essence of groove, Ras G's music is rich with space-funktified rhythms, fog horns, natty chattin, subterranean bass lines, colossal percussion and glorious highs.
Ras G has been a fixture on the underground hiphop scene in Los Angeles since the early 90s. He is a proud South Central LA resident. Ras along with Black Monk and Ron Stivers are the founders of the Poo-Bah Label.
This is the music that people will be playing in the ghettos of Mars in the year 3014.
Mndsgn (born Ringgo Ancheta) grew up in south New Jersey, raised with Gospel music at church, and B-Boy culture at home. Experimenting with beat-making, he befriended fellow producer Knxwledge and the two formed the influential Klipmode collective (along with Devonwho and Suzi Analogue). Mndsgn’s music flourished when he moved to Los Angeles, catching the attention of Stones Throw who released Yawn Zen (2014) and Body Wash (2016).
Experimental artist and producer from the boundary pushing collectives Odd Future and NRK (nobodyreallyknows) blending jazz, hip hop, soul rhythms with intellegent dance and story telling in inventive, technical, and inspiring ways that bring together the most eclectic of fans. Vritra has released several Eps and his depute full LP titled "Pyramid" was released in August 2012. Vritra is also known for his work as 1/2 of Odd Future's The Jet age of tomorrow who have released 3 albums. Voyager, Journey To the 5th Echelon, and recently, Jellyfish Mentality.
The Koreatown Oddity
Koreatown, Los Angeles. Epicenter of the 1992 Rodney King Riots and America's largest concentration of Korean culture and commerce, the densely populated and often visually overwhelming neighborhood contains at least one anomaly lurking amongst the panoply of BBQ take-out spots and karaoke bars: for over 28 years it has been home to hip-hop producer and M.C. Dominique Purdy.
The Koreatown Oddity is the embodiment of continuity and commitment, absent qualities in the countless drifting dreamers who flood Los Angeles in search of redemption, reinvention: promises equally diluted and delusional. As a child he experienced backyard cookouts with Ice-T's DJ Afrika Islam and his pet iguana and dropped in on impromptu Tecmobowl matches with Grandmaster Caz and friends -- all through his mother's affiliation with hip-hop's legendary Zulu Nation. Later, as a student at Fairfax High, he and friends would call each other after school to phone-in their raps, taking turns recording verses on a boombox at the other end of the line, cultivating along the way an appreciation of the absurd and profound -- the B-movies of a certain North Hollywood video store and his parent's record collection at his disposal. Call it truth-seeking or just staying true, Dominique's productions are chapters in an ongoing legacy, each beat, each sound, each edit an organic outgrowth from his continuum of experience, absorbing wisdom and memories, shedding excessive layers 16 bars at a time.
Cunning and efficient, a wolf masks its ruthless instincts under the appearance of stoic repose. And Dominique, who beneath his beloved wolf mask becomes the K-town Oddity, inhabits a liminal space between the primal and the present, alternating serene passages with feral breakbeats divided across two tape sides, both sprawling and finite.
LA-based electronic musician, multimedia artist and mad scientist collector Steve Nalepa combines deep dub bass, glitchy breaks, bioacoustic atmospheres and beautiful sinewave melodies to create his patented brand of ambient glitch dub. Known for his vast and eclectic array of artistic collaborators — cultivated and acquired through years of producing spectacular audiovisual events and sharing bills with some of the worlds best electronic musicians — Nalepa is considered a key node in the west coast audiovisual scene and holds the appropriate title of Flavorpill's "beat guru".
Nalepa has performed at The Do Lab Stage at Coachella 2007, produced tracks with legends such as Bill Laswell and Pharoah Sanders, rocked it at Flavorpill's Friday's Off the 405 series at the Getty Museum, and shared a bill with Amon Tobin, Cut Chemist and DJ Spooky at Walt Disney Concert Hall. His Flatlands CD/DVD drops this year featuring groundbreaking videos by such luminaries as Benton-C Bainbridge, Brian Kane, Brian Ziffer and Biomorphica with remixes from a diverse, all-star lineup that includes The Glitch Mob, Ruxpin, Deru, (a)pendics.shuffle, David Last, RD, RaNDom, Slidecamp, Kero, Rena Jones, Kraddy, Aerostatic, Nosaj Thing and Bluetech.
Nalepa is also one of the 100 artists featured on the upcoming Visionaire Issue #53: SOUND, due out in November. The SOUND issue consists of five 12-inch vinyl records, picture discs imprinted with images that contain 100 minutes of sound content from artists including Lalo Schifrin, David Byrne, Michael Stipe, Bjork, Malcolm McLaren, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Johnny Marr, Courtney Love, Yoko Ono, Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Grace Jones, Gisele Bundchen, Helmut Lang, Towa Tei, Matmos, Mark Romanek, Adam Horowitz (Beastie Boys), Mark Mothersbaugh, Antony & the Johnsons, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, among others.
$5.00 - $10.00