Edan returns to Dublin for a gig in The Sugar Club on Friday 11th May with Mr. Lif, Paten Locke & Willie Evans Jr. and we’ve a couple of tickets to give away courtesy of Choice Cuts.
Edan is known for his unlikely take on hip-hop culture, where traditional rap songs are often skewed by 60’s rock samples, tape echoes, and foreign language choruses (not to mention the off-beat humor and surrealist imagery incorporated via his lyrics).
His most recent release, an audio-visual mega-mix, entitled ‘Echo Party Movie’, was an astounding pastiche of dance, rapp, and punk that utilized everything from turntables to tape echo, glockenspiel to guitar, and moog to kazoo. The heady audio collage was then given to celluloid-splicer-extraordinaire, Tom Fitzgerald, who meticulously set the music to a wild array of found footage (sources ranging from Bollywood & martial arts films to subversive 60′s animation, obscure new wave 8mm & vintage breakdance/graff footage).
9 time Boston music Award winner Mr. Lif has toured worldwide and worked with some of the best artists in independent music. From touring with Company Flow and becoming a cornerstone member of the Definitive Jux movement to recording and touring with Thievery Corporation, Lif’s unique voice and style have reached many.
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts Lif made a statement with his highly ambitious debut album “I Phantom“. The album received critical acclaim and is widely regarded a conceptual masterpiece. By delivering a product that touches upon the search for a level of fulfillment beyond standard definitions of success, and seamlessly exploring the various pitfalls of our overly complex modernized world, Lif set a high standard for storytelling and voicing the sentiments of the people.
Paten Locke (AKA DJ Therapy of The Alias Brothers, and The Smile Rays) is no slouch when it comes to djing, rhyming, beat production, and most of all, live performances. His presence demands your attention on stage. His charisma keeps you captivated and elevated. After traveling the world as a DJ for The Perceptionist, and again as a lead vocalist/mc with The Smile Rays, Paten Locke released a solo album entitled Super Ramen Rocketship, which received international attention and critical acclaim.
Willie Evans Jr.
As a member of ASAMOV, Willie contributed the bulk of production in addition to rhymes on their debut album “And Now” which received critical acclaim and landed them in URB Magazine’s 2006 “Next 100 artists to watch for”. Willie followed this up by working with legendary Boston MCs Mr Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) producing the title track and several others on the album Black Dialogue (Def Jux). As a result, that year the album went on to be listed as #37 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Top 50 Albums of the Year” list. Willie then released the album Communication on the Rawkus 50 project and soon after contributed production to Mr. Lif’s most recent release including the title track “I Heard it Today”.
If you fancy a couple of tickets just send a quick email to [email protected] with EDANTICKETSPLEASE as the subject line by midnight on Wednesday 9th May.
Choice Cuts Present: Trap Door Rapp Tour Edan Mr Lif. Paten Locke Willy Evans Jr. The Sugar Club 9pm, Friday 11th May Tickets €15