DRE DAY 2014 CHICAGO Presented by Ground Lift Media + Burlesque of North America featuring The O' Mys
Pugs Atomz, Rich Jones, Nate Dogg Tribute by Wes Resteless, DJ Intel, Maker, DJ Big Once, DJ Trew, DJ Pickel, Kool Hersh, Photos by: Glitter Guts, Psalm One
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmDouble Door
$10.00 - $12.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/470575/
MC. Goof. Scholar.
1/3 of Second City Citizens, 100% Irving Shark.
He is a singer, a songwriter, an MC, and a producer. At age 6 his writing prowess would become immediately evident when he won a national award for his first poem entitled “Tic Tac Toe.” He never looked back and has been relentlessly writing and composing music ever since. Dedicating nearly every waking moment of his life to perfecting his craft and creating his own brand of smoky, soulful music.
He has sung in choirs, played guitar funk bands, rapped in hip-hop crews, produced tracks for well respected emcees, acted as front man for soul bands, and has solidified his reputation as a go to hook man within hip hop circles. He has toured the states w/ his crew Dynamic Vibrations, and has had the honor of sharing stages with some of the most famous names in hip-hop, including LL Cool J, Ice Cube, De La Soul, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Little Brother, and many more.
Currently, Wes is involved in a vast number of ambition musical projects, including the sophisticated, Rat Pack style hip-hop group The Gent$ 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.
Intel still holds down the decks for the B-boys, but his scope and style--fueled by his limitless passion and innovation--have evolved. The kid honing his craft on hand-me-down tables now shares (or steals, depending on your perspective) the stage with Hip Hop legends (Lupe Fiasco, Afrika Bambaataa, Wu-Tang Clan, ?Love), EDM greats (Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Nero, The Prodigy) and three time world DMC champion DJ Qbert, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. He holds down quite a few residencies in Chicago, including the world famous Smart Bar, rips up stages at huge music festivals (Lollapalooza, North Coast Music Fest, SXSW) and works everything from charitable events to openings to fashion shows for clients like: Adidas, Red Bull, Scion, AT&T and Microsoft.
WNUR and the DJZTRIP.com community both voted DJ Intel ‘Best MixTape DJ.’ The New York Post and Entertainment Weekly both love him. The people at his Face Melt parties love him. When DJ Intel gets to work you never quite know what to expect, but one thing’s for sure-- you’re going to love it too.
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.
Equally at home on the concert stage or the club booth, Big Once has graced the stage at numerous festivals across the country, including Lollapalooza, SXSW, Spring Awakening, and Bunbury, as well as elite clubs such as Rain in Las Vegas, Playhouse in LA, and Roof in Chicago (where he also held a two-year Friday residency). His fast-paced, cross-genre style has also resulted in sharing the stage with a diverse group of performers ranging from A-Trak to Roy Ayers, Zeds Dead to Z-Trip.
In support of his 2011 title, Big Once has hit the road with Red Bull for the past two years, performing at over 30 Thre3style events nationwide. Recently, he formed a new duo with fellow friend and Red Bull Thre3style Champion, Trentino. The duo, known as BOAT has begun touring throughout the country.
In addition, Once is a choice DJ for global brands such as Nike, Hennessy, and Spotify.
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In a relatively short period of time, DJ TREW has performed or held residencies all across Chicagoland. Everywhere from Downtown, Pilsen, Wicker Park, Uptown, & Southside at venues like SmartBar, Darkroom (RIP), Sonotheque (RIP), Crocodile, The Shrine, Subterranean, Double Door, Congress Theater, Abbey Pub, Beauty Bar, Evil Olive & played stages at West Fest and North Coast Music Festival. He has also been lucky enough to perform with artists like Snoop Dogg, Mayer Hawthorne, People Under The Stairs, Devlin & Darko, Jeremiah Jae, French Horn Rebellion, Chancellor Warhol, DJ Rupture, Matt Shadetek, Bobbito, JC Brooks, House of Pain, Van Hunt, Jneiro Jarel, Devin the Dude, Bonobo, Cut Chemist, Quantic, Currensy, Afrika Bambaataa, MF Doom, Mos Def and dozens more.
While not DJing he co-owns Ground Lift Media - an event production & experiential marketing company, is a member of Style Matters DJs, is 1/3 of the FACE MELT DJ collective alongside DJ Intel & Maker, does freelance design for numerous Chicago venues, and is deep into vinyl excavation having amassed thousands of rare Soul, Funk, Disco, & Jazz records.
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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
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