Sango, ESTA, Lakim, Joe Kay
Wed, July 22
Doors: 7:00 pm9:30 Club
GoldLink - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Sango - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Sango is a Seattle based producer who is most known for his remixes of Aaliyah, Drake, Little Dragon, Nas, The Weeknd, his debut album 'North,' and his Baile Funk EP series "Da Rocinha." He is apart of the Los Angeles collective Soulection. At the young age of 12, Sango started producing music alongside his older brother and his friends. His work mainly focuses on hip-hop, and soul influenced beats that over the years have been able to come together as his own distinctive innovative sound.
Apart from producing, Sango is a graphic designer. He has designed all of his releases up to date, which has shown that he is more than just a producer, but an artist in his own right. He has been featured on numerous publications for his self-disclosing interviews and tracks, such as Fader, Drake's OVO blog, XLR8R, Noisey, Fader, Complex, and more.
Over the last few years while releasing his Da Rocinha series, Sango has toured 50 + cities worldwide and played some of the worlds biggest festivals. His high energy live set is constantly in demand. While touring his Da Rocinha projects and live set around the world, Sango has been producing for some of the industry's hottest acts. Sango has produced for Tinashe, Bryson Tiller, Mick Jenkins, GoldLink, Wale & more.
Keep an eye on Sango, as his quickly growing fan base, and worldwide critically acclaimed music is only expanding in 2017 as he prepares to release his first major commercial record.
ESTA - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
An open-minded and loyal supporter of all music philosophies, esta maintains zero barriers in his meticulous method of danceable, yet sexy music production and arrangement. Based in Southern California and part of the Los Angeles-based Soulection imprint, esta is a rising star within the future music ecosystem, with a loyal, globally recognized support base.
In 2006, esta was introduced to the Fruity Loops music production software program by a close friend and says “my first beat took eight hours with no break in between and I’ve been hooked ever since”. Seven years and many Fruity Loops beats later, esta joined the Soulection family, moved to Los Angeles from his hometown of San Diego and subsequently began performing as a DJ/Producer around the world. In less than two years, esta reached the east coast of the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe and remains a staple in the Southern California music scene.
2013 marked esta’s first appearances at both Coachella and the historic LOW END THEORY. Having played alongside acts like Gaslamp Killer, Sango, SOSUPERSAM, Mr. Carmack and Penthouse Penthouse, while pulling Inspiration from artists like Hudson Mohawke, Dilla, Cory Henry, 9th Wonder, Taylor McFerrin, M-Phases, D’Angelo, and Just Blaze, esta seamlessly fuses multi-dimensional genres into an atmospheric swing.
In 2015, esta released his etc. remix EP and continued his grueling touring schedule, with notable appearances at Circo, Applesap, Decibel and HARD Fest.
2016 marks the year of esta’s first official album release.
Lakim - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Hailing from Lynchburg, Virginia, LAKIM has steadily made a name for himself in the electronic scene. Bridging the gap between EDM and hip-hop with style and finesse, his sound is an ever-shifting blend of crisp drum patterns, dreamy synths, and lush vocal chops. LAKIM really started to make waves in 2012, when his stellar remixing skills caught the attention of renowned forward-thinking beat collective, Soulection. He is well known for his EP, Esoteric, which he released in 2012 as Soulection’s 15th project. Following its release, Soulection wrote that the EP “not only displayed his growth as an artist, but also implements his signature style of chopping dusty soul records into the undeniable form of Bass music that has been dominating the world’s sound of tomorrow.”
Since then, he has continued to expand and evolve his style over multiple featured releases with the label and successful collaborations with fellow Soulection artists like Mr. Carmack and Esta. He’s turned a song into a movement, been the focus of the first Soulection White Label, and stayed on the tips of tongues with his remixes of popular artists and upcoming producers. Since the release of his first full-length album, This is Her, in 2014, LAKIM has released several new DJ sets and remixes. LAKIM brings a truly unique sound to the table and his energetic live performance is not one to be missed.
Joe Kay - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Joe Kay is the co-founder of the promising LA based record label, radio show and niche collective Soulection. As the head A&R, Joe oversees 30+ artists and does a weekly 3-hour broadcast on London-based radio station, Rinse.fm. He has support from key tastemakers worldwide and backing from pioneers such as Dam Funk, Ginuwine, Lefto, Plastician, Eric Coleman and many more. With Soulection in his hands, it is only time in between that is preventing Joe and the team from reaching major levels that he's always envisioned.
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