DJ Dials, 1015 Folsom & Euphonic Conceptions present: RE:CREATION
Friday March 3rd / 10PM - 3AM / 21+
Catapulted to notoriety, fame, and serious hip-hop credibility with 2002's Dead Ringer LP, Philadelphia based DJ and multi-instrumentalist RJD2 has enjoyed a thoroughly prolific career, following that debut album with 2004's critically acclaimed Since We Last Spoke.
For The Third hand, RJD2 seemingly abandons all the notions and titles that have been placed upon him over the past 5 years. Underground hip-hop super-producer to some, virtuoso sample-based instrumental wizard to others, RJD2 embodies all of these things on the "The Third Hand" but placates none who seek more of the same. Recorded, performed, arranged and produced entirely by himself in his basement studio, RJD2 commands his trusty MPC 2000XL sampler/sequencer alongside analog synths, electric pianos, and guitars, not to mention his own voice.
The result is a cohesive pop album in the most classic sense, a sound more akin to Phoenix than Prefuse 73. In essence, this is RJD2's entrance into the continuum of enigmatic songwriter/producers (see Jon Brion, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder) capable of creating a record full of rich songwriting, complex arrangements and clever production that transcends genre.
RJD2 - Ghostwriter
Dane Morris is Great Dane, an LA transplant from Orange County, CA with a taste for independent hip-hop and an ear for sticky beats. A Low End Theory enthusiast with releases on Alpha Pup Records & Veyron Arche he is co-founder of the music collective TeamSupreme. His Debut LP Alpha Dog was released on March 12, 2013, his sophomore LP Beta Cat was released Feb 25, 2014, and self-titled release “Great Dane” debuted at #7 on iTunes electronic March 10th 2015. His 4th official release “Lost & Loved” dropped 7/20/16 via Hu¢¢i’s new label Veyron Arche.
An active front man in the LA music movement known as the “beat scene,” as well as in the larger hip-hop and trap genres, Great Dane has been featured in numerous large scale publications and radio programs — BBC Radio 1, Diplo & Friends, Red Bull Music Academy Radio, NTS Radio,NPR, DJZ & Dubspot to name a few. He has also been able to tour the US and play alongside artists like Flying Lotus, Daedelus, UZ, Tokimonsta, Gramatik and The Gaslamp Killer, as well as with his fellow TeamSupreme artists Djemba Djemba & Mr. Carmack in their monthly TeamSupreme shows.
Great Dane - Great Dane (Full Album)
GEOTHEORY, a.k.a. Joseph, is an up-and-coming music producer from New York City. This 18-year-old unleashes thought-provoking music riddled with warm and nostalgic vibes. Geo was exposed to various genres growing up, branching from jungle, to old-school hip-hop, classic R&B and beyond. Some of his favorites were Garage and House, two styles that you can hear rooted in his music. Around the age of 10, he began experimenting with basic software like Mixcraft and Virtual DJ after becoming obsessed with Daft Punk. At age 14, his approach to music became more serious. “After I listened to Haywyre and Singularity on Mr. SuicideSheep I was like, ‘Alright, I really need to learn the science behind what these guys do.’” He only first stepped onto the scene dynamically at age 16. Now, GEOTHEORY is making the most of his sound, whether he’s kicking it with the “Flow-Fam” or The Moving Castle Crew. It’s clear to see that GEOTHEORY is going above and beyond with his music.
At the early age of 16 Joseph began experimenting with new sounds and tools and left his history with Dubstep in the past. "I felt very restricted... [almost] as if I were forcing myself into something that was just not the right fit for me". He went into a bit of a hiatus from the internet and friends to focus solely on his music. The most creative period of his career so far was seen with the Futuristic Love (Album) demos in early 2014 and uploading to a secondary account that goes by the alias “Incomplete Theory”. The first few singles of GEOTHEORY's career, Aphrodite & Wanna B With You, were seemly effortless overnighters for the labels responsible for the releases. Magnum Records & Surreal Records, two tightly knit record labels with family-like rosters of talented artists were the platform for GEOTHEORY to start from with his singles. Later that year, GEO went on to release the highlight song of his 2014 career, Futuristic Love. This track captured the attention of several thousand concert goers after being discovered by Soulection's own Lakim. This was "that one song" which to this day is still being discovered by 'Soundcloud Music Diggers'. Joseph continues to gust out lush synths, and energetic drops in 2015, but it's arguably a more refined and matured sound from his club hitters last year. Gaining the support and attention of huge acts like A-Trak, Pomo, Haywyre, Snakehips, and Mr. Carmack.
With that being said aside from his music, he draws a lot of inspiration from writing about love, positive energy, and qt's. So while not attending his busy life online as GEOTHEORY, Joseph escapes by hanging out with friends, playing video games, and eating... hella much, and watching astronomy documentaries. "I think it's pretty cool, yet humbling to see my name next to so many achievements and big names." he claims. "But in person, even at shows, it's hard for me to process when people tell me how much their music means to them. It's a big pill to swallow when your music touches so many people's lives. I feel like I’m playing a role almost." he explains. It’s obvious to see that GEOTHEORY is not finished with his production career yet. His recent releases, such as the “Inner Planets” EP, show that GEOTHEORY has plenty more sounds up his sleeve and will continue to impress fellow music lovers for years to come. We wish Joseph the best of luck in his future music endeavors and can’t wait to see what accomplishments he can put under his belt next.
GEOTHEORY - Acedia