⫸LIT CITY RAVE - THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND⫷
SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH
@ H0L0 - 1090 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, Queens, NY, 11385
► J-Cush [London, Rinse FM, Lit City Trax, Newham Generals, Future Brown]
► Blay Vision [LIVE in-town from London]
► Dj Tiga [New Jersey, Lit City Trax]
► DJ Soulja Man [BODY HIGH]
► Durban Litcitytrax [Brooklyn, Teklife CREW, Lit City Trax]
1090 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood, NY, 11385
L Train to Halsey St
M Train to Myrtle-Wyckoff
$8 LTD. EARLYBIRD TIX (GRAB THEM WHILE YOU CAN)
$10 ADVANCE TIX
GRIME / RAP / JERSEY CLUB / R&B / GHETTOHOUSE / DANCEHALL / FOOTWORK / UK DRILL / KUDURO / JUKE / FUNKY / BALLROOM / ACID TRAX / JUNGLE / BUBBLIN' / 8-BAR / SUBLOW
Lit City Trax, Rinse FM, Newham Generals, Future Brown
Growing up in both London and New York, J-Cush founded Lit City Trax in 2012 as part rave night, part record label. J-Cush originally partnered with the late DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn's GhettoTeknitianz, soon to become Teklife. Lit City Trax has gone on to release critically acclaimed underground club music from across the continents.
His sets tightly weave the best in Rap, Grime, Jersey Club, Kuduro, Ghetto House, Garage, Footwork, Gqom, Kwaito, Baile Funk and other genres of club music.
His prime-time weekly slot on Rinse FM showcases an amazing variety in dubplates past, present and future as well the best in new urban music whether Rap, RnB or Grime and frequently features guest vocalists and DJs.
J-Cush is also a member of the Warp signed DJ/producer "supergroup", Future Brown, with Nguzunguzu and Fatima Al Qadiri. Now residing in London, J-Cush is the official DJ for the legendary Grime outfit, Newham Generals, with veterans D Double E & Footsie.
|||| Blay Vision [NYC DEBUT]
Lit City Trax
Fresh off the release of his critically-acclaimed 'Turner Ave.', the brilliant London based MC/producer, Blay Vision, touches down at Lit City Rave for his NYC debut performance.
Uncomfortable with being comfortable, Blay Vision carves out his own lane, finding a perfect middle ground by combining the essence of the original Grime sound, where originality reigned supreme, with the infectious bounce & driving 808s derived from American & British Rap. As both a producer & an MC, Blay’s approach to creating music is strictly on his own terms, for himself.
‘Turner Ave.’ is the product of years of introspection, growing up in London, in a city full of big business, heritage & power. ‘Turner Ave.’ sits on the cusp of tradition & revolution. You can trace the lineage of Blay’s sound; the impact of life & his surroundings, yet the music is fresh & forward-thinking.
A visionary like very few before him & never fearing the unknown, Blay Vision has discovered his true potential on ‘Turner Ave.’ Blay tells his story employing timeless melodies, whether it’s with his infectious hooks, emotive ad-libs or the instantly- memorable licks of his videogame-influenced productions, Blay Vision’s flexible & playful approach to writing, recording & producing places him highly in the ranks of the UK’s most forward-thinking artists.�
|||||| Dj Tiga
Lit City Trax
DJ TiGa, veteran producer from Newark, is one of Jersey Club’s most incendiary forces ￼and is gearing up to release “The Sound: Vol.2,” the second mixtape in an ongoing series, out ￼on Lit City Trax this September.
DJ TiGa has been an integral part in shaping the various styles of Jersey Club over the past decade. Through a serious exploration of his vast influences – from trap producers like 808 Mafia and Lex Luger, to Chicago’s Ghetto House, Baltimore Club, Philly Club, and his peers in New Jersey, DJ TiGa has been reinventing and reinvigorating his own style of Jersey Club, with his diverse musical language that has helped push Jersey Club beyond its prescribed limits.
Cutting his teeth as an essential member of Newark’s club veterans, the Brick Bandits (the group responsible for bringing the Club sound from Baltimore to Newark in the early 2000s), DJ TiGa is part of the second generation of Jersey Club producers who made their name coming up with the Brick Bandits. His peers include DJ Sliink, Nadus, Uniiqu3, DJ Fresh & Mike Gip, to name a few, which have followed the roots laid from the founding members; DJ Tim Dolla, Mike V and DJ Tameil.
Never wanting to be limited to one sound, DJ TiGa started producing at the young age of 13 and, throughout the years, has experimented with many styles of rhythm to develop a complex percussive language that has stayed with him to this day. An all around rhythmic re-revisionist, his hyper-active, ever-changing beats, woven with chopped samples and moving dark melodies, has led his tracks to be some of the most open and creative of Jersey Club, becoming key selections in countless international DJs’ sets.
DJ TiGa uses this unique language to carve his own path through clubland, where his productions boldly reach for new horizons. In a scene where every producer wants to be a step ahead of the next, where producers follow each others every development at lightning speeds, the Jersey Club sound changes constantly, and DJ TiGa has been essential to take the sound to new creative heights.
DJ TiGa makes the most of very little, turning a simple syllable, single word, phrase or sound of a gratuitous sample into a complex rhythmic pattern over hard-knocking kicks. DJ TiGa is always looking to flip the formula, whether it is his bold use of synths from his disparate musical taste or his creative sampling. Not one to be tied down to any one particular style, DJ TiGa’s sound has been essential to the evolution of one of the most important underground regional scenes that continues to shape the greater global electronic music consciousness.
THE RARE RE-APPEARANCE OF
|||||||| DJ SOULJA MAN
Call him the Eski-kid's shawty, DJ Soulja Man is touching down on the East Coast for a late night hour long Eskibeat / Grime / Club special, for his third appearance ever under this moniker. The alias of an accomplished producer of cosmic tone poems and club anthems from the abyss, be prepared for the sound of the end.
" Strongly recommended to fans of the UTTU sound, Dubbel Dutch, Untold!!!" - Boomkat
|||||||||| Durban Litcitytrax
Lit City Trax, Teklife CREW
As a Londoner in the States, Durban is better placed than most to explore the relationships between the grime and jungle of his birth city and his adopted home's rap and footwork. The Lit City Trax producer makes music that is conscious of all—check his recent debut EP, 'Chimes', which is available to download on Lit City Trax's website for free.
⫸LIT CITY RAVE - THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND⫷