Tag Archives: Echoplex

LA: Shabazz Palaces, Gonjasufi, Ras G, Samiyam and more!


ARTDONTSLEEP presents:

Thursday 7/19/2012

Shabazz Palaces
Gonjasufi
Ras G
Samiyam
Sonnymoon
Thavius Beck
The Log.Os
Elephant & Castle

Hosted by: The Hawthorne Headhunters

Featuring The Pure Filth Sound System
&
Live Screenprinting by HIT+RUN

Echoplex :: 1154 Glendale Blvd :: Los Angeles, CA. 90026
8pm-2am
18 + Wiser

Tickets: www.artdontsleep.com
15$ limited presale :: 20$ GA

ArtDontSleep Podcast IV (Mixed By Elephant & Castle):
http://soundcloud.com/artdontsleep/artdontsleep-podcast-iv

dig deeper . . .

Shabazz Palaces
http://shabazzpalaces.com/

Gonjasufi
http://www.sufisays.com/

Ras G
http://soundcloud.com/ras_g

Samiyam
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Samiyam/194681980556546

Sonnymoon
http://www.plugresearch.com/sonnymoon

Thavius Beck
http://www.plugresearch.com/thaviusbeck

The Log.Os
http://the-log-os.com/

Elephant & Castle
http://www.plugresearch.com/elephantandcastle

Hawthorne Headhunters
http://www.plugresearch.com/headhunters/

The Pure Filth Sound System
http://purefilthla.com/history

HIT+RUN
http://thehitandrun.com/

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Plug Research & ArtDontSleep present:
Saturday May 19th, 2012

Live Performances by:
Lee Fields & The Expressions 
Cody ChessnuTT (Live Band)
& Naytronix

DJs:
Kenny Dope and Kon & Amir

Hosted By:
Scarub (Living Legends)

Echoplex :: 1154 Glendale Blvd :: Los Angeles, CA. 90026
8pm-2am 21 + Wiser
30$ General admission
Tickets: www.artdontsleep.com

Dig Deeper:

Lee Fields & The Expressions:
There aren’t too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969, back when R&B was first beginning to give the drummer some. Lee Fields, however, is one such artist—or maybe he’s better labeled a phenomenon. Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet-tender voice, it’s mind-blowing that the music he’s making today with Brooklyn’s own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career. With a catalogue that ranges from James Brown-style funk to lo-fi blues to contemporary Southern soul to collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, Lee Fields has done it all. Today, with The Expressions—Truth & Soul’s house band, Lee Fields continues to evolve, enmeshed into the group’s sweeping, string-laden, cinematic soul sound. Their first full-length together, My World, released in June 2009 on Truth & Soul, was called “one smoking mother of an old-sound soul record” and a “throwback done right” by Pitchfork. While drawing comparisons to groups like The Moments, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, and—of course—James Brown, My World has been able to create a space of it’s own due to the group’s desire to interpret and further the formulas of good soul music rather then parrot and imitate them. Chalk that up to Truth & Soul producers and co-owners Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels, as well as the high level of musicianship of everyone involved. These are the same individuals that wrote, produced, and played on Aloe Blacc’s global smash hit LP Good Things for Stones Throw Records, and have provided the back drop for records by El Michels Affair, Adele, Liam Bailey, Ghostface Killah, and Jay-Z to name a few.

Cody ChessnuTT:
In 2002 Cody took his bass, drum machine, keyboard, guitar, organ, microphone, and headphones into his bedroom and single-handedly crafted his debut album, The Headphone Masterpiece (Ready, Set, Go). The multi- flavored double CD featured 39 songs spanning 99 minutes, impressively all written, produced, and performed on Cody’s four-track cassette recorder. Cody was able to achieve something virtually unheard of in the 21st Century high tech recording world and turned heads all throughout the industry for doing so. Cody’s notoriety and fame soared when Grammy Award winning band, The Roots decided to cover his song, “The Seed” for their Phrenology album and featured him on guitar and vocals. “The Seed (2.0)” video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV 2 Award , introducing Cody to a more mainstream audience. Simultaneously, his own album The Headphone Masterpiece was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize in 2003. Cody’s resurrection of live music and pop funk style continued to gain attention with his song “Look Good in Leather” appearing in international TV commercial ads and his performance in the 2006 Dave Chapelle’s Block Party movie. Cody, having tasted musical success, continued to tour nationally and internationally with music from his 2006 project The Live Release and received accolades for his video “King of the Game”, directed by Academy Award winning visual effects artist Michel Gondry. Following the 2007 tour, Cody decided to step back for a while in and shifted his focus to his family and self-development.

Naytronix:
An evil dance band cloned from the stem cells of multi-instrumentalist/producer Nate Brenner. His songwriting style is deeply rooted in the traditions of the future, which few alive today know anything about. And while the compositions are geared towards the sinister post-apocalyptic dance colonies that are on the verge of sprouting up around the world, an undeniably timeless funk is woven into the Naytronix hit machine. As the bassist for genre-bending institutions tUnE-yArDs and Beep!, he is not a stranger to voyaging across his great many homelands and spinning platinum out of the resources he trades along the way. Naytronix is the confluence of these worlds as well as of the virtues of the past and the dark exuberance lurking in the future. Brenner conducts the show with the exactitude of a subtle supervillain. Let the evil dance party begin.

FLAVORS 90’s Party: Friday Dec 9th, Los Angeles!



FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 2011

FOOTLONG DEVELOPMENT & KEISTAR PRODUCTIONS

PRESENT
FLAVORS4
BEST OF 90’S HIP HOP AND RnB

DJ SPINNA (BBE,WONDERWAX)
J.ROCC (STONES THROW,BEAT JUNKIES)


Opening Set By

INKA ONE (BOOMBOX,BEATHACKERZ)

HOSTED BY
COGNITO(FROLAB)

@ THE ECHOPLEX: 1154 GLENDALE BL. LA, CA 90026

9PM-2:30AM
21+
LIMITED $11 PRESALE TICKETS
$15 AT THE DOOR

Tickets and More Info: http://wantickets.com/Events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=95930

day made.

little dragon at the echoplex saturday 1.08.2011

echoplex : enter at : 1154 Glendale blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Purchase Tickets Via TicketWeb* or visit : http://www.attheecho.com

Flavors : 12.10.10 : LA

FOOTLONG DEVELOPMENT & KEISTAR PRODUCTIONS Present:

FLAVORS

1990’S PARTY- BEST OF HIP HOP & RnB

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10,2010


DJ SPINNA (BBE,WonderWax)

J.ROCC (Stones Throw,Beat Junkies)

Opening Set By

DJ DAZ (Umoja Hi Fi,Chocolate Bar,Brass)

.FRIDAY DECEMBER 10, 2010.

@THE ECHOPLEX

Location: 1154 Glendale Blvd. (@Sunset,below the Echo) Los Angeles, CA 90026

9pm-2am | 21+

Limited $11 Presale: http://flavors3.eventbrite.com

$15 DOOR

Live 90’s Inspired Shirt Screen Printing By: FAMILY INDUSTRIES

. . .

FLAVORS (Recapping The Music Of The 90’s Era…The Golden Years), is an event conceptualized by the innovative minds of KeiStar Productions.  The first installment of FLAVORS dates back to 2002 and was celebrated with none other than the incomparable DJ SPINNA.  With his extensive record collection and music knowledge DJ SPINNA creates havoc on the dance floor by spinning the unforgotten hits of 90’s Hip Hop, R&B, Dancehall and House Music with a seamless thematic mix.
KeiStar Productions & DJ SPINNA went on to conquer the New York City club scene with FLAVORS and have invited guest DJ’s such as QOOL Marv, Rich Medina and DJ Scratch (of EPMD) to accompany them.

Last year we brought DJ Spinna, J.Rocc & DJ Scratch together for a sold out event…this years event brings back 2 of the world’s best club djs together, DJ Spinna & J.Rocc.  Opening set by LA Vet, DJ Daz.

. . .

DJ SPINNA (NY)

DJ Spinna is something of an anomaly in music. A humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. A steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul and Jazz), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Electronic/Dance music) with no restraints.
Regarded as one of the most versatile and talented producers/remixers/DJs in today’s musical arena. he has produced numerous tracks and remixes for notable artists such as Michael Jackson, De La Soul, Mary J. Blige, Mos Def, Eminem, George Michael & Stevie Wonder.

Also performing/working along side Spike Lee, Q-Tip, Stevie Wonder and many other world talents.

. . .

J.ROCC (LA)

One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-’80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles.

In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000’s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla.

J. Rocc is currently working on a solo album for Stones Throw.

. . .

DJ DAZ (LA)

During the early nineties Daz was invited by DJ Marques Wyatt to spin the opening set at the now the legendary weekly acid jazz club Brass.
The grooves at BRASS were universal and the streets were watchin’. Jamiroquai, Digable Planets, The Brand New Heavies, The Roots, The Pharcyde, Big L, Guru’s Jazzmatazz and many others did their first shows in Los Angeles and on the west coast via BRASS promotions as the Brass DJ’s could be seen holdin’ it down on the turntables with blazin’ DJ sets. Daz then went on to spin parties for Sade, Rage Against The Machine, Macy Gray, Lenny Kravitz, Ghostface Killah, and the Coachella arts and music festival among others.
Never one to fall short of his endeavors, and always through his love of music DJ Daz moved on to become a resident DJ for Chocolate Bar, one of Los Angeles’ longest running true school hip hop clubs. Chocolate Bar garnered rave reviews in local and national publications as the place to be; a virtual melting pot of local people and artists to watch out for.
Jill Scott, Mos Def, and Slum Village all did impromptu sets at Chocolate Bar. And celebrities. Zach De La Rocha (Rage Against The Machine), Vince Vaughn, and even Ellen Degeneres were seen rubbing elbows at Chocolate Bar with Hip Hop fans and music lovers.

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POWERED BY: DJ SPINNA* J.ROCC* FOOTLONG_DEVELOPMENT* KEISTAR* FROLAB* FUSICOLOGY* DJ DAZ*

NIGHTLIFE: The Official ROC RAIDA L.A. Tribute

Location: 1154 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
attheecho.com

Event 8/24: GZA + Freddie Gibbs + Kendrick Lamar + Abcnt + Toks!

Location: Echoplex 1154 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
www.attheecho.com