4pm & 8pm shows
Dizzy Senze is a Bronx-bred lyrical assassin and multi-talented creative. As an emcee, she embodies the exact definition of moving the crowd with insane wordplay and amazing energy like no other. Her artistry is centered around her life experiences, whether that pertains to the inescapable vices in human nature or celebrating the feelings of prosperity, energy and love. Catering to true hip-hop enthusiasts and mainstream lovers alike, Dizzy leaves no musical crave untouched. She is not only a wordsmith, but also an engineer, producer and photographer. From sharing stages with Hip-Hop legends (Talib Kweli, Homeboy Sandman, Kendrick Lamar, etc) as well as photographing amazing artists (KRS-One, Dave East, Grandmaster Caz), Dizzy Senze approaches each field as a visionary. Constantly progressing within her craft, Dizzy is not aiming only to ingrain her sound into the airwaves, but to imprint a change in the world.
Established in 2015, EARTHTONE consists of an eclectic group of Producers, DJ’s and MC’s, who perform as a live hip-hop act over UK influenced bass music. With an emphasis on grime, trap, bass, garage, and hip-hop, their sound bridges the gap between the roots of the US hip-hop movement and the authenticity found in the UK bass and grime scene.
EARTHTONE is known to play as a unit. Producers/DJs Aions and Oskuro use both digital and vinyl formats, while Gi Major controls the microphone with her versatile flow. Their deep rhythms and lyric-driven rhyme schemes allow them to penetrate the audiences emotions, all while keeping them dancing at the same time.
To hear more from the EARTHTONE crew be sure to checkout their label Sedimentary Sound for new releases and mixes.
Jahlani Roberts’ mission is singular: to spread the magic of steel pan. Pan is innovative. It is rebellious. And it is Trinidadian. Jahlani Roberts is all of these qualities. Following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, Rafael “Roaring Lion” de Leon, he seeks to expand the palate of the steel pan. While well-versed in the roots of pan, the National Panorama 2013 winner thrives when he branches out into various American and European traditions, such as jazz, hip-hop, soul, and classical music. The musicality he brings to any genre proves his belief (and his community’s!) that steel pan is as versatile and legitimate an instrument as the piano or the guitar. In 2013, Jahlani co-founded Brooklyn Steel Orchestra, an organization that highlights and supports youth, women, and the steel pan community in Brooklyn, NY. After all, that’s what pan is about: the people. So whether you want to pick up some sticks yourself and give it a shot or just hang out in the panyard, he invites you to join him.
Olivia K is making her mark in the music scene in New York City. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Olivia grew up singing and dancing in a Guyanese-American household to the music of Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder, mixed with calypso and dancehall music, on a bedrock of gospel music she sang in Baptist church. These musical forces came together at Columbia University, where Olivia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music. She has expanded her talents around New York City by performing in genres from country to jazz, all the while showcasing her original songs with her band The Parkers. “Power”, a triumphant and self-empowered funk number, was released as the video single from her eponymous debut EP. Her second EP is scheduled for release in mid-2019.
QNA is a band from New York City. With a cultural background that spans American, Afro-Caribbean, Southeast Asian, and European traditions, they make music that reflects their love of adventure. They fuse a multitude of genres, but having studied under the likes of John Pattitucci, Danilo Perez, and The Last Poets, their music is in the language of jazz and hip-hop. Their debut EP XII has attracted the attention of Sway’s Universe amongst others. Their motto is simple: don’t try so hard. Stop overthinking, keep exploring, and stay listening.
Young natives from Jamaica formed what is now known as Royal KhaoZ. The unit’s sole purpose is to bring an energetic and raw vibe through their art, presently in the form of music. Why the name Royal KhaoZ? “No revolution will be had without chaos, no change without disruption. From the crumbled standards and forms, a royal way of thinking will rise.”
The collective is comprised of Jermaine “Bama” Williams, Andre “DreTegs” Hawthorne, Kavi “Coco” Forgie, and Damion Hawthorne. The group, which officially formed in 2010 in New York City, has evolved tremendously over the years as they continue to create music that delivers an empowering message to their audience.
Royal KhaoZ released their album Life: The Journey in 2012, followed by their EP Release the Pressure in 2016. Presented in the form of reggae fusion, their sound is distinct, drawing influences from R&B, jazz, pop, funk, and rock. With vocals from frontman Bama accompanied by a steady rhythm section, the band possesses the ability to represent reggae in its truest form. They do this while tastefully applying their own twist to the traditional and conventional reggae music we’ve all come to know and love, as seen on singles like “Walk Wid Jah” and “Jam Rock & Roll”. Other fan favorites include “Emergency” and “Children of Zion”.
The band has had the opportunity to work with some of the most renowned reggae musicians in the industry, including popular ska group Toots & The Maytals, Sister Nancy, the Wailers, multi-Grammy-nominated reggae artist Luciano, Third World, dancehall artist Kranium, reggae DJ Yellowman, drummer Roots Percussionist (of Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption), and many more. They have also played well-known stages along the East and West coasts, including the Bowery Scene, SOBs, BB King’s, the Howard Theatre, the Chance, Bearsville Theater, Sullivan Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, Club Helsinki, and Brooklyn Bowl.
The guys have a few surprises lined up for fans this year, including their weekly jam sessions VOICE OUT, a Thursday night open mic at their studio in the North Bronx, which showcases creatives from all platforms. They are also gearing up to release their sophomore album, due at the top of next year.
Bama – Lead Vocals/Percussion
DreTegs – Keyboards/Synth/Guitars/Vocals/Producer
Coco – Bass/Guitars/Vocals
Damion – Manager/DJ
Hailed as “incomparable to anything else… experimenting with a whole new form of expression” (Culture Trip), ShoutHouse is a collective of musicians based in New York. Founded by composer and pianist Will Healy in 2014, ShoutHouse brings together complex grooves, poetic hip-hop, high-octane vocals, and instrumental solos in a way that is “sweetly and smartly off the rails” (Billy Collins). With a core roster of a dozen musicians, ShoutHouse has formed a large community of artists that come together to present cutting-edge concert experiences that are redefining the boundaries of genre.
Recent season highlights include performances at the Kennedy Center, National Sawdust’s Resonator Festival, and the Harlem Arts Festival; on the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s summer concert series and 44 Charlton at the Greene Space; and Satellite Collective’s Echo & Narcissus at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. ShoutHouse often appears at New York’s legendary clubs, like the Bitter End, the Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, and more. ShoutHouse’s first EP was featured on radio programs around the world, including WNYC’s New Sounds with John Schaefer and WBAI’s Making Music with Jordan Maclean. Since its inception, ShoutHouse has received support from the Juilliard School’s entrepreneurship program, the Brooklyn Arts Fund, Jerome Fund for New Music, the Queens Arts Council, the Sparkplug Foundation, and others.
WSABI (Warped Sangot and Boss Interior) Fox is a performative art-prog experiment rooted in sensorial feminism, harvested through community, led by the MF boss, and created by Pinay Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Jennae Santos.
Hip-hop fusion artist, DJ, songwriter, and educator LiKWUiD (Stylez), born Faybeo’n LaShanna A Mickens, is committed to using her gift of song to empower the portrayal of women in the entertainment industry. Ebony magazine’s Sonic Boom web portal reports that “she can rap circles around most of everyone’s favorite rappers. But she also has a good ear for beats and melodies, so her songs always flow.”
LiKWUiD has performed nationwide with artists such as Slick Rick, 9th Wonder, Matt and Kim, Lyfe Jennings, Jazmine Sullivan, Talib Kweli, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Bow Wow, Rah Digga, The Last Poets, DJ Evil Dee, and world-renowned comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Her writing style often includes multiple entendres, extended metaphor, and religious paradox. As a former drummer, LiKWUiD often uses a cadence style call and response delivery, sprinkled with witty epigrams and sharp diction. She is a member of the Hunger Division and often collaborates with dynamicLower East Side production duo 2Hungry Bros.
As a DJ, she has curated music for Photoville and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival’s Family Day. As an avid lover of house music, LiKWUiD’s style of DJing is based on blending beats together as one tapestry of sound. She is a resident DJ at Silvana and Angel of Harlem. As a songwriter, her film credits include placements with HBO Latina Films, IFC Films, Oxygen Network, MTV, and several indie projects. LiKWUiD is fully committed to combining hip-hop and education. The College of Charleston (BA) and St. John’s University (MBA) graduate has performed, presented workshops and lectures, and participated on panels at academic spaces such as Columbia University, BAM, the Eleanor Roosevelt School for Girls, the Hip Hop Culture Center, Uptown Vinyl Supreme, Flocabulary, Comic Con, and more. She currently teaches workshops at Red Hook Initiative, Scribble Art/Bread & Yoga, and through her community jam session The Sifer live at the Shrine hosted by her band Likwuidity.