After an incredible three years in the arts and entertainment business, GrungeCake, now an international business celebrates fourth years at Drom in East Village, New York.
To celebrate, BLKHRTS (Denver), The Genie (San Francisco) and Kendall Elijah and Gold (Maryland) will perform their new material live for our eclectic GrungeCake audience. A detailed description of each performance is listed below. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 7pm as the show begins at 7:30pm sharp. Order your tickets now on www.dromnyc.com and reply please (répondez s'il vous plait) by email emailing 4 at grungecake.com.
On Thursday, February 24, 2011, we will happily release our new print paper.
Bio: BLKHRTS (Yonnas, FOE, Karma) a trio of energetic MC's with a unique sound that injects each song with soulfulness, imagination and palpable fury. BLKHRTS have recently released their first EP "BLK S BTFL" January 8, 2011 with full length releasing at the end of the year. Coming from Denver, CO BLKHRTS have unabashedly pushed the envelope of what hip-hop should sound like.
Set: Hip-hop with veins of goth, minus the pretense that generally accompanies the latter. Taking Karma's gritty tone, FOE's dizzying rap lyrics and Abraham's futuristic beat making and rapping, BLKHRTS is charting fairly unmarked territory in hip-hop.
Bio: The Genie is an avant-garde guitar / DJ innovator from San Francisco who blends beat boxing, live looping, slide guitar, unconventional syncopation, and original mixing techniques to create a visually and sonically mesmerizing show. Sponsored by Line6, he is considered one of the best and most original live-looping artists in the world. His music blends various genres including electronic, hip hop, dubstep, blues, jazz, and eastern influences via his unique style of performance called 'scratch guitar' and 'g-mixing'.
Set: The Genie’s set contours an avant-garde guitar performance called ‘scratch-guitar’ and ‘g-mixing’. Guitar-DJ hybrid and technical innovation. His g-mix set includes ‘Shove It’ by Santigold, ‘The African Way’ by K’NAAN, ‘Book of Light’, ‘Forever Loving Jah’, and ‘Fixed Income’ by Damien Marley. You are in for a visual treat!
Bio: All aboard! On the voyage of life you’re either a captain, apart of the crew, or a creature navigating uncharted territory on a daily treasure hunt. Some stays afloat while others tongue kiss the ocean deep, but nevertheless, there is a voyage. Rapper/producer Kendall Elijah's crew consists of Gold (instrumentalists Taylor & Daelias). Manned with an omnisonic sound debut EP, “Eli Dynamite” is scheduled to dock in the spring of 2011 on GrungeCake Records. Stay tuned to avoid scurvy!
Set: Kendall Elijah's set will feature songs from his upcoming "Eli Dynamite EP". A vintage hip-hop rooted sound laced with intuitive lyrics dealing with relationships and growing up while maintaining a child like wonder. Fellow musician, Taylor Tidwell on drums / guitar to add to a more live and intimate feel to his performance, will accompany Elijah. An open-mind and heart and an unforgiving head nod are the only requirements the 20-year-old Hyattsville, MD rapper/producer hopes for.