I’ve been busy at work on my VJ Mixtape release for Stop and Break and the time is almost here for the official release! The Sound of Sense Tour is a great opportunity for me to present the Stop and Break songs in the VJ format with full visual projections for the first time. Al Basics, P.ost S.cripts and Pablo S. Cobars from Kamerata Records are coming to Utah from Tempe, Arizona to promote work from the newly formed independent label. Al Basics just released his album “The Sound of Sense” produced by HanSolo. I can’t wait to introduce these amazing artists to the Utah hip hop scene!
Check out the new music video from Al Basics and check the flavor of out upcoming shows!
Mainstream of Consciousness
Thursday July 26th 8pm Muse Cafe Provo Utah
We will be opening the show at Muse Cafe in Provo with an open mic from 8-9. You dont have to be an MC or hip hop artist to come share your talents! I will have my keyboard there as well if any key players would like to get down! Opening the show we have Black Socks and Weird Sense from Logan, Yze from the Alive and Well family and myself. DJ Keeb is coming all the way from Logan to grace the tables for us. I will also be VJing the entire show. I’ll be projecting visuals for the open mic as well so if you’d like to have your first experience being accompanied in your performance with professionally mixed visual compositions, come on out! The last hour of the show we’ll be able to hear the crew from Kamerata Records. All ages, $5! There’s a lot to take in so bring your friends! Click on the event picture to RSPV to the show and spread the word.
Friday July 27th The Monthly Mic Check at The Barbary Coast 9pm
This will be the very last Monthly Mic Check presented by Jenn Doe. She’s moving onto producing bigger and better events, but this is a show not to miss! U92 will be broadcasting live outside from 9-10 selling Summer Jam tickets at a discounted price. The entire show will be outside so that we can chill and enjoy what the summer weather has to offer. Food and drinks on the patio! I will be there with DJ Electronic Battleship doin what we do from Stop and Break. If you’re in the SLC area this is your chance to be introduced to the new wave in hip hop, the VJ! (Me) Also performing is my friend and amazing MC, Padrino. He has booty shaking tunes and a high energy set! Rock Solid on the tables, and Dr. Nick on the mic all night hosting the show. We got freestyle battles followed by the Kamerata Records boys! Click on the pict for all the details on FaceBook. 5$ at the door. 21+
Saturday July 28th Elefunk Record Shop Logan 9pm
And finally another all ages show in Logan at Black Socks record shop, Elefunk Record Shop. It’s always a great time to go and rock a show with the Street Def crew! Black Socks always hosts a great party and a high energy crowd. If you’re in the area this is def not to miss. We got Louis Troupe! We got Black Socks! We got Weird Sense, Syd’s Kid and Lucky! And of course we have Raw Xtract VJing the show and opening up with Stop and Break for Al Basics, P.ost S.cripts and Pablo S. Cobars! DJ Keeb on the tables all night long! $5 at the door and the afterparty goes all night. Don’t forget the best part of Logan is that you can buy beer 24 hours a day. Truth. Check the pict for event page and invite all your Loganites!
Click on my Stop and Break heading in the menu bar for more details on my project. Here’s the link for Kamerata Records and the Bandcamp for Al Basics where you can listen to and buy The Sound of Sense. Hope to see you there!
The Sound of Sense
Utah Arts Festival Schedule
Utah Arts Festival is upon us this week and I have lots of activities in the works! Here’s a schedule of events from my musical events, to VJ presentations, to theater groups! Be sure to check it all out!
Thursday June 21st – Summer Solstice
The Blue Distance – In the Round – Outside Library Auditorium – 8pm
A theater experience presented to you by Melissa Bond, Amie, and Rachel. Explore the female mystique through words of poetry and interactive audience participation. Music and visuals provided by Raw Xtract.
Fri 22nd and Sun 24th 5:30-6:30
Raw Xtract with DJ Electronic Battleship
DJ Electronic Battleship and I will be performing on the Big Mouth Stage (literary stage by the courthouse) on Friday June 22nd 5:30-6:30 and Sunday June 24th same bat time, same bat place. In 2010 I had the pleasure of performing works from my spoken word album, Eleven, at the Utah Arts Fest on the Big Mouth Stage. This year they’re having me back to perform works from my upcoming album Bargain Books and B Flicks, a concept album of stereotypes found in 5 cent detective novels represented by musical themes. Although most of my performance is piano set over hip hop/electronic beats, I will be splicing in a little word play here and there. Battleship and I will also be performing some funky danceable breaks from our upcoming VJ mixtape, Stop and Break. All the beats and overlaying piano are composed by me though samples of well known pop/rock and jazz tunes, and spun on the turntables by Electronic Battleship. We have lots of great material to share and I’m excited to be bridge a gap of literary arts and hip hop urban arts. We will be releasing Stop and Break on July 27th at The Monthly Mic Check held at the Barbary Coast Salon, an event brought to you by Jenn Doe, photographer extraordinaire! Follow up performances in conjunction with Summer Jams, the following day and evening at the event after party. Bargain Books and B Flicks will be released in conjunction with the SLC Gallery Stroll in front of Ken Sanders Bookstore on Friday Sept. 21st. We will be video mapping the exterior of the building in conjunction with performing the music and poetic tracks. The Bargain Books and B Flicks release will kick off a west coast tour with Albany cohort, GM.
Saturday Night After the Arts Fest!
Come on over to Bar Deluxe on 668 S State Street to catch a cold beer and some hot music! I’ll be VJing for the boys, George Life, Black Socks, Jef Doogie and Definition Rare from New Mexico. DJ Keeb on the tables! Doors at 9. Walk on down the block and catch some of my tracks from Bargain Books and B Flicks!
The Selective Echo (UAF Blog) Raw Xtract Interview
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