RB Weekend Preview: MAKJ & Sultan + Shepard, Sango, and Volac
May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018
We’ve got another relentless weekend ahead for you guys! Starting Thursday we have Krewella at the Van Buren on their New World tour, and Friday night Claptone takes us to the masquerade at Shady Park. Saturday we’re serving up a double dose of your favorite ghost, Ghastly. Once in Flagstaff, then in Phoenix with K?d and Fight Clvb.
Krewella is an EDM duo formed in 2007 by half-Pakistani sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf. The group’s music cannot be categorized under one specific genre and they continue to dabble amongst house, dubstep, and electronic dance. Like many young DJs, they rose to fame through the social media and music sharing platform Soundcloud, releasing their first track in 2011. By the year 2012, the group released two EPs Play Hard and Play Harder. Since then, Krewella has become EDM superstars, performing at such festivals as Ultra Music Festival, Electronic Daisy Carnival, Spring Awakening, Electric Zoo, and Paradiso. In 2013 Krewella released their first full-length album titled Get Wet with Columbia Records, which earned a spot on the Top 10 Billboards Hot 200. These girls definitely know how to play hard, and harder, making it the perfect way to start your weekend.
In a now long forgotten world, many generations ago, a bird-like shape emerged from the wooded darkness, floating and fluttering, drifting and dreaming. Backlit by a bright glow of iridescent light, the undecipherable form wore a dazzling golden mask. Its long beak swooped down like an inverted horn and since then, people have referred to the mythical being simply as Claptone. Years spending wandering medieval landscapes have informed Claptone’s view of the world, experiencing both magical mysteries and muted melancholy he enchanted onlookers with occult instruments and beguiling sounds. Forever surrounded by a sense of intrigue, the world soon cottoned on to the elusive yet enchanting musical powers of this otherworldly beast. The results are that today his shamanistic sonic powers take him all around the world. Catch Claptone at Shady Park this Friday!
Mates since childhood, Cut Snake grew up on the Gold Coast of Australia; surfing professionally and competing against each other from the time they were 12. In this time, they developed the hilarious banter and incredible dynamic that is still prevalent in interviews and on stage. The guys got into dance music while they were touring the world for surf contests and quickly grew passionate about the underground scenes from each country they visited. With plenty of time waiting for waves, they fine-tuned their production skills from beachfront bungalows, giving their music a fresh feel and their live show a vibe like no other.
The ghost with the most, Ghastly, will be causing a fright in Flagstaff this weekend. Growing up on a goat farm in Arizona might not be considered the typical American upbringing for the next big DJ and producer, but then again Ghastly isn’t just your typical American artist. Many have described him as a partially insane young man with a dark sense of humor. Politely abominable and casually destructive, he wields the catchphrase “born to die” as a mantra to his chaotic lifestyle. His sets have been heralded as “Energetic and eclectic live performances which are sometimes followed by odd speeches about the abnormalities of life, regretful sexual encounters, and well-cooked food.” With such a diverse personality and rapport with his fans, it’s clear that Ghastly has one thing on his mind, and that’s to change the world. Catch his set this Saturday!
For our Phoenix fam, in addition to Ghastly, we’ll be hosting K?d and Fight Clvb as part of our Goldrush Expeditions! Unique and experimental newcomer K?d has been absolutely killing it since his explosion onto the scene about a year ago. The young producer has already collaborated with huge up and comers including REZZ, Phil Good, RKCB and has already played at several big events including Miami Music Week, Buku, Paradiso, and EDC this summer.
Dipping their feet in dubstep, moombahton, and house, Fight Clvb are here to show us their musical diversity and mastery of sound manipulation. The other fun fact is that they are actually a trio of musicians which is fairly uncommon. SAV is formerly known from the moombahton outfit “Sazon Booya” and takes the helm of the project as producer, DJ, visual content creator, as well as project manager. Carly M Burns is a classically trained musician who produces with SAV and writes for the project. Mystereo, the masked man known formerly for his crazy nonsense antics as the hype man for Sazon Booya will dawn the stage once again as FIGHT CLVB’s hype man and group adviser.