Line-up /Leo 123, Zainghis Khan, Fess Grandiose, Denmark
[Dark Party, Old Tacoma Records, NY]
From Los Angeles to Chicago, producer Leo 123 has been a constant presence in the Electronic music scene. He was selected as one of the artists in the influential URB Next 100 issue along side M.I.A., Tussle, Michna, Edan and Sa-Ra Creative Partners. His past productions, remixes and collaborations have been released by a number of the prominent independent music labels in the scene such as Ghostly International, Hefty, Gold Standard Labs, and recently, Mush and Old Tacoma Records.
As Leo123 and Dark Party (w/ Eliot Lipp), he has been busy traveling the country playing Live PA shows and DJ sets. In the last two years, he has shared the stage with acts like Prefuse 73, Metro Area, Gaslamp Killer, Nosaj Thing, Danger, Ellen Allien, Daedelus, Mux Mool, Akufen, John Roberts, Fax, Four Tet and others.
[Down Giant, Push]
1/3 of the Trio Down Giant, Zainghis is an Experimental producer and DJ who is always pushing the limits with his melodic instrumentation, big hop drum sounds, and giant sound performances.
[C.O.F., The Kimball House]
Fess Grandiose, born and raised in South Side Chicago, began as a DJ at the age of 17. He quickly gained admiration for all that Hip-Hop music is and humbly embraced the art of MCing and beat making. Now at the age of 24, Fess can be deemed as a triple threat- MC/DJ/Producer. Where new school Hip-Hop meets vintage vibes, Fess brings something new to the industry- versatility. DJing his own set while performing is just part of his skills that sets him apart. Fess holds complete control of his music; from the lyrics, to production, down to the scratching. He prides himself on passionately staying true to Hip-Hop, while soulfully adding his own personal inspiration to his music. He is inspired by the old school likes of Jimi Hendrix, Parliament Funkadelic, Herby Hancock, and Led Zeppelin. Combined with the new school influences of Madlib, J Dilla, The Roots, and MF Doom, you'll be wondering what is to come next from this Hip-Hop extraordinaire.
Chicago producer/MC Denmark is another one to look out for in 2011, he collabs with many chicago MC's and Producers and performs his own beats.
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[The Studio, Push, Cutz on Cuts]
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