Double Door Welcomes
Dre Day 2013
Hosted by Psalm One (Rhymesayers) & Rich Jones (SCC), Dr. Dre beat Set by Max & Pore, Nate Dogg Tribute by Wes Resteless, DJ Intel, Maker, DJ Trew, DJ Big Once, DJ Pickel, Kool Hersh
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmDouble Door
$10.00 - $12.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/204391/
Live Visuals: Shudder Inc.
Photos: Peter Parker Lewis & Roper Fuentes (THHP)
Also featuring: "$20 Sack Pyramid" game, Dr. Dre karaoke, "Chronic" Photobooth, Crip Walk contest, Free Giveaways + Exclusive Dre Day merch.
Psalm One is a Hip Hop Artist with Rhymesayers Entertainment. She was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois in an economically impoverished area.Understanding that education is the key to success, Psalm went on to graduate from University of Illinois with a degree in Chemistry. After graduating, Psalm One released her first commercial album, The Death of Frequent Flyer with Rhymesayers Entertainment.
She is currently working on her follow up attempt expected to release in 2011.
Psalm One has shared the stage and garnered respect all over the world, touring with some of the best in the business including: 50 Cent, Slick Rick, Rakim, Atmosphere, MF Doom, De La Soul, A-Trak, Camp Lo, Murs, Jean Grae, Royce tha 5'9, Diverse, Goapele, Blueprint, Brother Ali, Masta Ace, Prince Paul, Casual of Heiroglyphics, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Gym Class Heroes, Bahamadia, Brother Ali, ESG, Flosstradamus, People Under the Stairs, Little Brother and many, many more.
"Kanye West and Common gave Chicago its reputation as a breeding ground for innovative rap, Psalm One furthers this tradition." -Will Hermes, Entertainment Weekly
"Psalm One is...criminally slept on." - Some random guy on Twitter
He is a singer, a songwriter, an MC, and a producer. At age 6 his writing prowess would become immediately evident when he won a national award for his first poem entitled “Tic Tac Toe.” He never looked back and has been relentlessly writing and composing music ever since. Dedicating nearly every waking moment of his life to perfecting his craft and creating his own brand of smoky, soulful music.
He has sung in choirs, played guitar funk bands, rapped in hip-hop crews, produced tracks for well respected emcees, acted as front man for soul bands, and has solidified his reputation as a go to hook man within hip hop circles. He has toured the states w/ his crew Dynamic Vibrations, and has had the honor of sharing stages with some of the most famous names in hip-hop, including LL Cool J, Ice Cube, De La Soul, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Little Brother, and many more.
Currently, Wes is involved in a vast number of ambition musical projects, including the sophisticated, Rat Pack style hip-hop group The Gent$ and the throwback soul band The Jordan Years. He is also working on a number of other solo and collaborative projects.
While Wes prides himself on the diversity of musical styles that he’s capable of. Some of his work is reminiscent of artists like Mos Def, Phonte of Little Brother, Citizen Cope, or Mayer Hawthorne.
DJ Intel's interest in turntablism began in the mid 90's. He looked up to such Chicago legends as DJ PNS and Tone B Nimble and soon began the journey of perfecting his craft. Armed with his brother's hand-me-down turntables, a mixer and passion, he would begin to make his name as one of Chicago's premier party starters.
Along with being a founding member of both The Comeups (along side DJ Pickel and Galapagos4 and Now and Again records recording artist Maker) and the DMC and ITF champion Platter Pirates (along side Spryte, Kico, and Vajra), DJ Intel holds down several residencies through out Chicago and has worked everything from charitable events to B boy battles to fashion shows, with crowds ranging from 15 to thousands. He has also preformed at events with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Cypress Hill, Pete Rock, Afrika Bambaataa and Z- Trip as well as headlined major music events such as Lollapalooza and SXSW.
DJ Intel has also taken his show on the road with several tours, most notably a 32 state excursion with then Ninja Tune's DJ Vadim. He has also traveled to grace the main stage of many legendary parties including, The Root Down, Low End Theory and The Music Machine. DJ Intel's skill extends beyond his live performance. He was voted 'Best MixTape DJ' by WNUR's Time Travel Show and the web community on DJZTRIP.COM. New York Post and Entertainment Weekly have also taken note of his outstanding abilities.
So, when you are headed to a party and you see DJ Intel on the bill you can guarantee that you are in for an amazingly diverse party, full of nonstop dancing and entertainment.
But despite all this, you may not have heard his name mentioned until recently. Emerging from the vital Chicago underground Hip-Hop community of the late 90s, his role as producer naturally kept him behind the scenes, tweaking levels and digging for ‘breaks,’ yet fans quickly began to associate hard, organic drums and deftly chopped/arranged dusty samples with ‘The Sound of Maker.’
After collaborating on a short series of underground releases with local artists, his beat-making prowess brought upon the attention of Chicago indie Hip-Hop record labels Birthwrite, and Galapagos4. Beginning with his critically acclaimed debut Honestly (Birthwrite, 2003. “the music leaves an indelible imprint” – rapreviews.com) and immediately segueing into his sophomore solo project Shooting The Breeze (Galapagos4, 2005), the mid-aught’s found Maker establishing a substantial following both within and outside of the Hip-Hop/Downtempo industries. Quality met quantity in a perfect balance as listeners were bombarded with various non-album projects like the limited press 7”s on Bully & Heardrums as well as the 7” series entitled The Maker Files (Shake It, 2007) featuring Maker, Joey Beats, and Scott Matelic.
Rewind to 2003. Soon after establishing himself as a Downtempo/Instrumental Hip-Hop powerhouse, Maker strived to incorporate live vocals and turntablism into his creations. The resulting endeavors include his long-running partnership with MC Qwel on the producer albums The Harvest (Galapagos4, 2004) and So Be It (Galapagos4, 2009) –these albums also double as the first & last releases in Qwel’s ‘Four Seasons’ series-- as well as his lead producer role in the Hip Hop group Glue. Consisting of Adeem (two-time Scribble Jam Champion) and DJ DQ (Animal Crackers), Glue released a trio of full-lengths including Seconds Away (Ramona 2003), Sunset Lodge (Shake It, 2005), & Catch As Catch Can (Fat Beats, 2007).
These projects afforded Maker the opportunity to perform alongside such notable, internationally-known artists like Pharcyde, DeLaSoul, Masta Ace, Prince Paul, Little Brother, Mike Relm, Mos Def, MF Doom, Cage, Killah Priest, Mr. Dibbs, 2Mex, Sixtoo, Blockhead, Shapeshifters, and many others with tour routes spanning the US, Europe, and Japan. And specifically, Glue was a featured artist on MTV2 & Fuse.tv and showcased on Van’s Warped Tour.
Maker’s creations have also been featured on songs by Sleep (Old Dominion), Josh Martinez (Camobear), Dessa (Doomtree), Psalm One, The Opus, and indie rock band Cassettes Won’t Listen. And more recently Maker’s production can be heard on the producer album entitled Graymaker, a collaboration with Grayskull (Rhymesayers, Old Dominion).
From a licensing perspective, Maker beats have found their way onto various TV shows, movies, programs etc… like the This American Life’s Season 2 (Showtime/NPR), the motion picture Trick ‘r Treat (WB, 2009), MTV’s The Buried Life TV series, and many more.
But being a producer is only one result of Maker being a self-described ‘crate digger.’ After spending countless hours amongst piles and piles of dusty 45s, 12inch singles, and LPs, it became a natural evolution for Maker to begin DJing. In late 2006, he formed the DJ crew The Comeups Sound System along with industry peers DJ Intel (Platter Pirates, Dirty Social), DJ Pickel (Analog Addicts), & visual artist Jose Garibaldi (Little Brown Heart). A typical Comeups DJ set spans Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Disco, House, Latin, Downtempo, & Breaks, and Maker’s DJ residencies have found him performing alongside artists like Pete Rock, Afrika Bambaataa, Steinski, Chicken George, Andy Smith of Portishead, Greyboy, DJ Day, D-Styles, Z-Trip, Peanut Butter Wolf, & Chairman Mao at nearly every trendy, low-fi, and/or large scale concert venue from Chicago to the West Coast.
As a Live PA artist, Maker has performed varying selections of his compositions with such renowned artists like: Blu, Exile, Opus, DiVinci (Sollilaquists of Sound), Joey Beats, Boom Bip, Daedelus, Mr. Dibbs, Edit (Glitch Mob), Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles, & Daddy Kev.
While most of his peers have spent years perfecting their look and brand, Big Once has spent that time in the lab. With a studio full of records and massive digital library, Big Once’s fast-paced, dynamic sets touch on every genre imaginable; all mixed with the precision, dexterity, and programming of a U.S. Champion. In a scene where anyone with a laptop and some software can claim to be a DJ, it is Once’s world-beating turntablist skills, unique live remixes, and energetic stage show that set him apart from others. These qualities have afforded Once to perform alongside everyone from the Z-Trip to Roy Ayers, headline clubs from Chicago to Los Angeles, direct the Vocalo 89.5 FM DJ collective, record with legends like Pete Rock, and teach at the University of Chicago.
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