HUSHfest OB: Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest)
Qdup, Everyman, Zach Moore, DJ ShOOey, DJ Dials, UMAMI, Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, Platurn, DJ Alarm
Sat, June 3, 2017
12:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)Ocean Beach
$22.00 - $30.00
HUSHconcerts is proud to announce the first show in our ALL AGES HUSHfest series HUSHfest: Ocean Beach on June 3rd at the beautiful Kelly’s Cove at Ocean Beach in San Francisco! This beautiful day at the beach will feature a hip hop vs. house music 2 channel silent disco dance party with a headlining set by the legendary ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD of A TRIBE CALLED QUEST.This beach bash goes from 12PM-7PM providing perfect timing for a sunset boogie and will feature music by special guests QDUP (Fort Knox Recordings), EVERYMAN (Pumpkin Tribute Set), ZACH MOORE (The Armory Podcast), SHOOEY (Space Cowboys)DJ DIALS (Sound Pieces), UMAMI (Golden State Warriors), DJ REN (True Skool), DJ PLATURN, DJ ALARM.
Tickets for HUSHfest OB always sell out so make sure to get yours now. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the LITTLE GIANT ACORN FOUNDATION in memory of our friend NICK "PUMPKIN" ALVARADO. Children 12 & under free with a ticketed parent. SEE YOU ON THE BEACH!http://www.hushconcerts.com/event/1461196/
Though Tribe disbanded in 1998, the group's place in hip hop's pantheon has long been secured. It is unclear if the group will record another album, but Tribe remains relevant, recently eclipsing their contemporaries as co-headliners on the Rock the Bells 2010 Tour and starring in the 2010 documentary, Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.
Tribe, however, is just one representation of Ali's talent. He formed the production company The Ummah in the '90s with Jay Dee and Q-Tip, and he's worked with a wide range of artists, including Faith Evans, Mos Def, and D'Angelo, the last of whom he collaborated on the Grammy-nominated single, Brown Sugar, in 1995. That song led the way for the "neo-soul" movement, making possible the rise of such performers as Erykah Badu, Musiq Soulchild and Jill Scott. Ali has also remixed songs for Janet Jackson Maxwell, Maroon 5and KRS-One. In all, he has credits as writer, producer or co-producer on 23 albums, most recently with the Irish band The Kanyu Tree. The group's lively, fresh sound convinced Ali to work in a new genre – alternative music – and the debut album is due out summer 2011.
Ali also has a sharp eye for talent. Seeking to gain insider's perspective on the record industry, he took a job in 1996 as an A&R for Quincy Jones' Qwest Records. While there, he scouted and tried to sign Corey Glover, Common, The Black Eyed Peas and The Neptunes. Qwest passed on all. Feeling that he was unable to satisfy the needs of Qwest, Ali parted ways with the label. Separately, he was introduced by his friend, producer Dahoud Darien, to Bilal, and Ali tried to get him signed, as well, but Ali could not convince his contacts to make the deal. Though he soon returned to his own artistic ambitions, it is worth noting that Ali's instincts were correct: those artists have gone on to sell millions of records.
In 1999 he co-founded the star trio Lucy Pearl, aligning with Dawn Robinson, formerly of En Vogue, and Raphael Saadiq, of Tony! Toni! Toné! Lucy Pearl fused funk, rock, R&B and hip-hop to create an organic, sexy sound that was unprecedented at the time and still unmatched today. The group's self-titled debut album produced the hits Don't Mess With My Man, and Dance Tonight, the latter nominated for a Grammy in the best vocal performance by a duo or group category.
Ali has also built up a solo career, beginning with his 2004 debut LP Shaheedulah and Stereotypes, featuring the dance song All Night. Beyond engineering a unique sound for his first LP, Ali also performed songs on it, and he has two more albums scheduled for release in summer 2011. The first is pure hip hop and boasts collaborations with Phife Dawg, De La Soul and Raphael Saadiq; the second is a dance album, continuing the vibe he started with All Night.
While the music world awaits those two albums, Ali keeps busy by performing as a DJ around the globe, reaching music fans of all types, each gig adding to the journey he started as an 8-year-old in Brooklyn.
Having remixed the likes of Fort Knox Five, DJ Love, Thunderball, Basement Freaks, All Good Funk Alliance and Ursula1000 to name a few, Qdup has garnered a spot as one of the most in demand artists for remixing friends of funk and breaks. Also known for his party mashing exclusive edits and re-rubs, he has gained a following via some of the webs hottest blogs, dropping secret weapon DJ tunes.
As an established tastemaker, Qdup has been a contributor to the UK based Ghetto Funk blog since it's inception and has produced several tracks on their Icons series remix albums. 2013 saw Qdup break out on the summer festival scene in North America including Shambhala (Salmo, BC), BassCoast (Merritt, BC), Firefly Fest (DE, USA), Art Outside (TX, USA) and P.E.X. (MD, USA). With additional releases upcoming on Fort Knox Recordings, new collaborations, remixes, free downloads and DJ mixes in the works, 2014 is lining up to be a busy year for Qdup.
Album available at www.EVerymanmusic.bandcamp.com
For the release of his anticipated debut solo album, "Let Us Shine," MC EVeryman has delivered 11 original tracks that expertly showcase his diverse musical influences. Never one to be pigeonholed, MC EVeryman writes songs that are meant to inspire the soul as well as get the party started. The "Let Us Shine" album finds the sharp-tongued lyricist paired up with a different cutting-edge producer (which include Sugarpill and Jupit3r from Headtron, plus Samples and AfroQben) on each song to capture the raw energy that has become EVeryman's trademark on-stage. From his well-received live performances with Pumpkin in their conscious hip-hop group, Little Giants, to the West Coast bass music scene where MC EVeryman has become a fan-favorite, the songs presented on "Let Us Shine" are great to get turnt up to as well as get lost in.
Dials has been writing and producing music for years, his first 12' record was released on Brownswood Electr*c Volume 2- Giles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings. He has hundreds of beats that will never see the light of day, mostly downtempo and the occasionally syrup dripped rap jawn. Based in San Francisco, Dials curates tastemaker shows in many clubs across town. He tries to challenge the audience and has a fun time doing it… as he puts it, "I want to do memorable parties with good music".
DJ Platurn is way beyond all that. He's a real-deal Hip-Hop DJ who rocks the party the original way: nothing but top-notch selection and skills to back it up. Give the man two turntables and a mixer and stand back because you're going to witness some classic DJing. He'll not only serve the crowd what they're hungry for, he'll keep 'em dancing with all kinds of tunes they didn't even know they wanted to hear. Cutting up breakbeats, doing blends live and on the fly, scratching, mixing…the guy's got the full skill set to be a fully-rounded DJ, and he's good at everything. Not only is that increasingly rare in today's "instant DJ–just add water!" world, it's a strong and important tie to the Hip-Hop tradition Platurn comes from: In order to get on and really do a good job as a DJ, you have to be well-rounded.
Being good at everything and being well-rounded also means being a top-notch selector, by the way, and Platurn ain't fakin' the funk when it comes to his record collection and what he plays for the crowd. Well-known cuts, obscurities, remixes, hip-hop, funk, rock, disco, soul, pop…it all gets woven together expertly. You want B-boy breaks? He's got you covered. Slow jams? Awwww yeeeeaaaah. Old-school hip-hop? Break out the Cazals, fool! Wherever the party needs to go, he is prepared to take it there.
And word certainly spreads quickly. Besides having been voted Oakland's best DJ by the East Bay Express and winning Scions' "Free Up Your Mix" competition along with fellow Oakland Fader DJ Spair, Platurn has devastated crowds from coast to coast and internationally, and in doing so, he's shared the stage with folks like Z-Trip, Krs-One, Mixmaster Mike, The Beat Junkies, DJ Premier, Slick Rick, Maseo (De La Soul), ZionI, Jazzy Jay, Quest-Love(The Roots), M.F. Doom, A-Trak, Afrika Bambaata, Pete Rock, and a whole bunch more. Not too bad for that tall skinny white guy from Iceland.
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