BARBOZA Presents: Oddisee & Live Band with JusMoni & DJ WD4D + DJ 100proof
Friday November 9th, 2012
Oddisee, born Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, is an MC-producer currently recording for Mello Music Group and splitting his time between Brooklyn; Washington, DC; and London. He was born in Washington, DC, and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and his love for this area is clear in his work. As a member of the Low Budget Crew, Diamond District, and as solo artist, he has released more than ten records with various labels.
“The hope that was ripped from my mother’s womb, the light that shifted the world, skin of her nightmares and hymns of her tears.” JusMoni hails from the center of Seattle, birthed of two cultures, with her mother being a refugee from Cambodia and her father being a black man in America. She is not only an artist but first and foremost a mother and secondly an educator and cultural worker. JusMoni, known better to some as just Moni, made her big debut in the music world with her release of Ready for Life in 2010. With her son of the cover, in reference to Biggie’s Ready to Die, she made a monumental statement in Seattle’s music culture proving that you can be authentic, make good music and have substance to your art. She believes most in integrity, loving what you do and becoming one with what you receive and what you exude.”
“WD4D aka Waylon Dungan is one of Seattle’s most talented and ambitious beat scientists whose bold style has injected new sonic fusions into the city’s hip hop and electronic music communities. Versatile and always fresh, WD4D’s sound ranges from left-field experimental beats and funky upbeat dance music to jazzed-up hip hop and soulful underground rap.
Producing and DJing for almost sixteen years, WD4D was recently dubbed “The Feel-Good DJ of the Decade” by Seattle’s The Stranger newspaper. This innovative producer’s dedication to his craft has resulted in an impressive discography; his debut album Some Assembly Required (2005) was followed by a slew of both signed and unsigned releases, including his latest EP Post-Hyphy-Romanticrunk (2010) that features a crew of female vocalists from the area.
A skilled turntablist who embraces both the digital and vinyl realms, WD4D takes unpredictable twists and blasts the hinges off genre definitions with his inventive and eclectic style. Not only a knowledgeable producer but an engaging performer as well, WD4D was named champion of Seattle’s 2010 Battle of the Mega-Mixes. Deeply involved in the local arts scene, WD4D has released music on Seattle-based label Fourthcity, and also scored the original music for the theatrical dance performance In Fere.
When he is not pushing forward his unique beat-flipping sound, WD4D is supporting the musical community and promoting other artists who blend futuristic hip hop with electronic possibilities. One of the founding DJs of KBCS 91.3’s Saturday night Zulu Radio, WD4D has co-hosted the popular radio program for five years. This busy producer is also a resident at the weekly future beat and breakers party Stop Biting, one of the most forward-thinking nights of music in the city.
With plenty of initiative and industry savvy to match his sharp production skills, WD4D is an unstoppable force that brings new music to light- and then sets it on fire. Look for more beat-heavy badness in the clubs, on the radio and in the studio from WD4D as he further develops his original sound and his presence on the international electronic stage continues to expand.”
“Whether holding court at one of his destination Seattle residencies, sharing the bill with premier national and international artists, releasing critically acclaimed mixtapes or touring with his distinctive selection of funk, hip-hop, boogie and R&B, dj100proof is distinguished within the Pacific Northwest and increasingly across the country as ”in the pocket”: consistent, excellent, and live.
He is particularly renowned for his Backyard BBQ mixtape series, which features a seamless blend of soul, boogie and rap music from the classics to the contemporary perfect for the sophisticate’s summertime soiree. The latest, Volume 5, released with Stussy Seattle in Summer 2011, is featured onMick Boogie‘s mixstream.com.
dj100proof has shared the stage and tables with a number of the best contemporary touring artists over the past several years, including DJ Quik, Charles Bradley, Little Dragon, Dam-Funk, Mick Boogie, Mayer Hawthorne, Oddisee, Aloe Blacc, J-Boogie, DJ Houseshoes, DJ Maceo of De La Soul, DJ Platurn, Onra, Digable Planets, RZA, and J*DaVeY. In the Spring of 2011 he had the privilege to dj in Paris, France at Toro Bar. In the Fall of 2011, he toured the west coast spinning at DaM-Funk’s Funkmosphere (LA), DJ Platurn’s 45 Sessions (OAK) & Sweaterfunk (SF), with more national dates in the works.
A consummate artist in photography, graphic design, and music production, he is also co-owner of Members Only, a hip-hop record label that also produces some of Seattle’s most innovative and memorably raucous parties.”
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