From our partners at Life Is A Party
LifeisaParty & LaMontane MG presentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬¦
May 29th. 9pm. $5. 21+ – The Crown Room (205 NW 4th Ave)
Chris Cutz — DaiN – Doc Adam
Hosted by Ronin Roc
Live Art by Raskoe
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Chris Cutz (Sleeping Giant / San Diego): Growing up grooving to all the greats of 70s, 80s and 90s music, Chris turned to DJ-ing as a way to pay homage to the genre of music that he loves so much: Hip Hop. Fast forward to the present, he's now a musical force to be recognized and reckoned with. When he's on the clock his sets flow effortlessly between Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, House and Electro and the dance floor is packed until the house lights switch on.
For 8 years Chris Cutz has been one of San Diego's most sought after DJs. He's the go-to guy for nearly every celebrity party that's come into America's Finest City and has entertained big names like: Beyonce, Kanye West, John Legend, Estelle, Jamie Foxx, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. Promoters and venues know that his name on a flier equals big numbers through the doorÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬¦ And club-goers know that if he's behind they decks, they're in for a party rockin' good time. His ingenious mixes, uncanny knack of choosing the right song at the right time and mind-boggling turntablist skills are what sets him above other DJs. He's not just a club DJ playing for the girls and the hosted bar tab—he's an artist, a student of Hip Hop and a practitioner of his musical craft.
As a professional, he's shared the stage with Z-Trip, AM, Mix Master Mike, DJ Riz of the Crooklyn Clan, Samantha Ronson and DJ Vice. And he's also opened for big name acts like the Pharcyde, Blacksheep, People Under The Stairs, Mickey Avalon and Pittsburgh Slim. You can now catch Chris Cutz at one of his weekly residencies Stingaree, Universal, Barwest, Confidential, Thin and Onyx Room. For more knowledge of this artist, visit www.giantsarise.com.
DaiN (NO2PDXx2): Phillip Donell Brent, better known as DaiN, is an underground hip-hop artist born in the city of New Orleans. This MC/producer now resides in Portland where he has hopes to bring noise to the lackluster hip-hop scene in the city of roses. DaiN became a fan of hip-hop music and culture in his early teens and was a connoisseur of gospel, jazz, soul, funk and the .blues music as a small child. But that's not without the upbringing and influence brought from his mother, Melanie Pichon-Smith, who is an author, a teacher, an world renown evangelist, and more so impressive – served as an active solider in Iraq. With determination, the gift of gab, writing, and faith in the family blood, she placed the building blocks and laid the foundation to make DaiN the individual and music artist he is today. In 2004, at the age of 21, DaiN began to pursue his rap career.
With heavy influences from the late-great Jay-Dee (Slum Village) and the soulful sounds of Kev Brown and artists such as Mos Def, Black Thought, Redman etc. DaiN received the blueprint to making music that means so much more than beats & rhymes. In the same year, moving from the South to the Northwest in 2004, this young aspiring artist had plans to make change and bring new flavor to the rose city.
Doc Adam (Ill As F*ck / PDX): Massive resident DJ Doc Adam, whose mixtape for street wear site Karmaloop hit over 20,000 downloads (grab it here if you don't have it – http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ixmkyxx5i5f) will be holding it down as he always does for PDX's fashion show/dance party. Those that don't know his name must not live in Portland as his name is everywhere! Massive is the perfect opportunity to see what he does perfectly, which is make you want to dance.
Live art by Raskoe: Chances are good you've seen the amazing live art created and displayed by the man known as Raskoe. Heavily involved in the street art scene on a national level we are lucky to have Raskoe performing a live paint session at Massive. You'll definitely want to see what he creates and you'll for sure want to see more. Check his work at http://plasticbirdie.blogspot.com/