The Revolution Vol. 37: Three Year Anniversary with SKYES, Aberdeen, Salomon Faye, Sonic, Phase One, & special guest DJL4
8:30pm doors • 9pm show
Much of the charm of a place like Brooklyn comes from discovering what secret events hide inside seemingly mundane brick buildings with colorful street art plastered on their walls. Wandering the streets of Brooklyn’s culturally booming neighborhoods you may ask yourself, “What exclusive functions could I attend if I were lucky enough to be in-the-know?” -Soundigest
THE REVOLUTION is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre.
This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performance and unity amongst the arts. Once a month, three different artists showcasing three different genres have a chance to spread love, light, and awareness through their music and their stories. This series supports revolutionary artistry and how important music is to healing, in all aspects of life.
March 2019 marks the Three Year Anniversary of The Revolution Series, founded, curated + produced by Katie Jones.
To celebrate and recap our journey through the past years, VOL. 37 will feature incredible live performances from previous artists of the movement:
SKYES, Aberdeen, Salomon Faye, Sonic, & Phase One
featuring DJ sets by special guest – DJL4.
SKYES, from Brooklyn, NY, finds inspiration in the unsettling and the beautiful. Since forming in 2013, SKYES has released music that combines vintage technology and textures, modern production, and found sounds in an attitude and arc all their own.
Aberdeen is an indie rock brass band based out of Brooklyn, NY. They create an overwhelming wall of sound with soaring, horn-driven melodies, supported by a bed of distorted guitars and raucous drums. Think a Trombone Shorty/Explosions in the Sky/Kamasi Washington super group. Brian Plautz is the primary songwriter in the band, along with Alex Conroy and Shubh Saran. The eight-piece band, featuring two saxophones, trombone, trumpet, two guitars, bass and drums never ceases to fill a room with energy.
Originally hailing from the Bay Area, Sonic is an innovative and formidable vocalist and creative artisan currently residing in New York City. Sonic’s soulfully versatile and dynamic sound is uniquely amplified by the fact that she is completely deaf in one ear. The name “Sonic”, represents her distinctive ability to break barriers and transcend the limitations of her abilities through the gift and expression of song.
In 2015, Sonic secured a spot on The Voice Season 8, singing her way to the Top 20. Later that summer, she dropped her multifaceted mixtape WAV, and last year, she released the empowering anthem, “I Can Be Lonely”. In 2018, Sonic formed Womxyn Amplify Vibrations (W.A.V), a team dedicated to amplifying the voices of queer and trans womxn of color artists. Together, they successfully launched the Airbnb concert Sisters Unsigned: An Intimate Concert by Womxn. As co-host & headliner, Sonic ensures that her songs speak to her truth as a queer woman of color in the world.
She is currently in the studio, wrapping on her much anticipated, first LP, Seasons, which will be released this Winter. Her 1st single off the project, “Airplane Mode”, is available on all streaming platforms.
Phase One, a native of Bronx, NY, was born and raised in the birthplace of hip-hop. Coming up around legends such as Hank Shocklee of the Bomb Squad, sharing stages with the likes of Slum Village, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Kimbra, Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress and others. Phase was able to sculpt his sound around the soundscape of the Big Apple. Few independent MC’s carry themselves with the poise and verve that Phase One exhibits. He has become something of a cornerstone in New York City’s local hip-hop scene, and now he’s primed with his latest release “The World Wonder” LP produced by King Henry. Phase brings to life real issues and the light found positivity and love in this newly minted project. NYC locals will also recognize Phase as one of the key components of The Lesson, a live hip-hop experimental jam session which happens to be improvisational, that’s become a must-see attraction on the city’s music circuit for some time now. Phase aims to not use profanity in his music to show the youth in the programs he works with that you can find other aspects of language to connect and express yourself.
Hailing from Florida by way of North Carolina, DJL4 began his artistic journey in 2012 by creating a series of mixes called “The Best Of…” which included samples and mixes from “the best” tracks of various genres.
After debuting his first mixtape, “Best of Trap Music Vol. 1”, DJL4 quickly gained over 3 million views and began to dive deeper into his craft.
Since then, DJL4 has been pushing mix after mix with genre bending styles of mostly underground artists, reaching 30k subscribers and 10 million views on youtube alone.
DJL4’s newest series “Best of Chill Trap” has been expanding the boundaries of feel good music and continues to change the underground trap sound. The 3 Year Anniversary of The Revolution will be the viral mixtape phenomenon first EVER live performance!!!!