Stones Throw Records Night ft. Jengo

Stones Throw Records Night ft. Jengo

Samiyam, Jengo, Nitai Hershkovits, Free The Robots, Koreatown Oddity

Thu · August 30, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Rejoicer
Rejoicer
Rejoicer (Yuvi Havkin) is a producer from Tel-Aviv, who splices together funk, hip-hop, breakbeats and jazz. He's helped cultivate Israel’s modern beat movement, and fostered a community of international artists who contribute to his Raw Tapes label. His Stones Throw debut Energy Dreams will be released August 31.
Samiyam
Samiyam
It all started at a Detroit strip club called Platinum, with a platter of deep-fried beef taquitos and a dancer whose face looked a bit like Burt Reynolds. It was here that Sam Baker first met a self-described fan of his, who gave him the sage advice to take his music work more seriously.

Sam had long since graduated from tapping on piano, clarinet and video games to working on the MPC and 404 under the name Samiyam, circulating beat tapes among local crew in Michigan, and zip files to friends on the web. He was among a network of post-Donuts hip-hop producers focusing on instrumentals as the work, rather than traditional MC/producer collaborations, who found themselves migrating west and huddling in the scene around the Low End Theory in east Los Angeles.

That's where Flying Lotus met Sam and picked him for the debut release on his Brainfeeder label, 2008's Rap Beats Vol. 1. Sam Baker's Album followed in 2011. His Wish You Were Here showed up on Leaving Records in 2013, along with production work for Earl Sweatshirt, Captain Murphy and Pharoahe Monch along the way.

Samiyam has been extended Stones Throw family for a while now, and debuts on the label with Animals Have Feelings, an album which he considers the creative sequel to Rap Beats Vol. 1. As he tells it, "Animals has roots in beats made around the time of Vol. 1, and the new stuff on the record has some of the same sound."
Nitai Hershkovits
Nitai Hershkovits
Pianist and composer
Free The Robots
Free The Robots
Chris Alfaro is Free the Robots; the musician, beat maker/ DJ, known for his ability to jump in and out of other worlds, creating a unique signature sound that hints at electronic, hip hop, jazz and psych, while remaining un-genre-fiable. His free flowing imagination, and tendency to go out of bounds keeps his productions and DJ sets constantly moving forward; away from robotic monotony, ultimately freeing the robots.
Based out of Los Angeles, CA, Alfaro has spent over a decade taking his craft to audiences around the globe. He is known as one of the pioneering artists to come out of LA's beat movement, and continues on building his line up of original recordings in unpredictable directions. The energy and technical skill behind his live performances have landed him a place among the greats, sharing stages with the likes of Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, DJ Krush and Afrika Bambaataa.

More recently he has put focus on an array of different projects ranging from classic-future Rap with Opio (Hieroglyphics/ Souls of Mischief), to the recent instrumental beat experiment, Karavan with Lefto (Studio Brussels). Aside from his original productions he’s constantly in the crates, digging deep for his DJ sets, while controlling crowds on every level world wide. As an avid global wanderer, Alfaro constantly challenges himself drawing inspiration from everything in his path. Whether he focuses on the collection or the creation of music, he is naturally evolving with the freedom to do so. There is no telling what the Robots will do next.
Koreatown Oddity
Koreatown Oddity
The Koreatown Oddity is a Los Angeles MC/Producer specializing in Raw Hip Hop Shit. He has an album focusing on his specialty coming out on Stones Throw in the year 2016.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042