DJ Dials Pres: RYAN HEMSWORTH & TOMMY KRUISE
** TICKETS CLOSE AT 5PM DAY OF SHOW **
DJ Dials, Euphonic Conceptions , Northern Nights & 1015 Folsom present THE PATH TO NORTHERN NIGHTS / JUST RAP TOUR w.
Key Nyata + Mackned of THRAXXHOUSE
with support from
Path to Northern Nights: ON HELL, TECH MINDS, SEX PIXELS, TREEMEISTA
Friday June 26th / 10pm - 3am / 21+
Ryan Hemsworth is a young producer from Canada with a remarkably productive output in the past two years and a totally unique approach to hip hop and R&B production. With an early background as a singer and guitarist, he quickly weaned off rock into hip hop and more software oriented music, diving whole-heartedly into drum loops and samples. In 2011, his first release No Plans was featured on SPIN magazine’s Top 20 R&B albums of 2011 and he quickly followed up with A Way and Kitsch Genius, which got him increasingly noticed for a singular sound attracting a number of music critics and artists from across the country. He soon began cultivating relationships online and became a go-to producer for MCs like Main Attrakionz, Shady Blaze, and Deniro Farrar, helping craft a sound sitting somewhere between chill wave and trap rap. Hyperbolic Chamber Music, a collaborative project with NYC clothing brand Mishka, saw him at the helm of a 22-minute posse cut featuring 26 different rapper from across America, and his remix treatment of Grimes, Frank Ocean, and Danny Brown have kept his name spreading in the past year. With his first label release, the Last Words EP released through Wedidit Collective, Ryan Hemsworth continues his sonic collages and explorations, digging even deeper into unexplored genres and delivering his finest work to date.
If you’ve done that thing called “going out and having fun” in the last two years, you’ve seen this dude’s face in the dj booth or on a t-shirt. That dude is Tommy Kruise.
It didn’t take him long to get his hands on every DJ Screw mixtape ever made. Slowed-down music has always been his influence and it reflects in his work: he dropped his first release Memphis Confidential Vol.1 a year and a half ago, and immediately began producing his own rap mixes, paying tribute to his heroes while adding a modern twist
Since then, Tommy has been featured on FACT and VICE Magazine, starting his own show Quebec Is Perfect, as well as playing high profile events like SXSW, NXNE, Boiler Room Montreal and New York. He has shared the stage with the A$AP Mob, Migos, Juicy J and Riff Raff, just to name a few.
Tommy is currently putting the final touches on his first full release featuring American rappers.
Odds are this may be your introduction to the world of Thraxxhouse, a Los Angeles and Seattle-based collective of musicians, designers, and producers that rolls somewhere around 40-something members deep. Thraxxhouse member Yung Bruh is no stranger to Seattle experimental hip-hop: his dad is Ishmael Butler, currently of Shabazz Palaces and formerly of Digable Planets. But he's also an intriguing artist in his own right—last month's ELEGANTANGEL project was a highly based collection of what he called "positive witchcraft." The highlight was "Pink California," a dreamy, motivational West Coast celebration, produced by JoshRefe and featuring fellow crew member Horse Head.