Flamingosis

Speakeasy, Envisioned Arts ATL, and Together at Last present...

Flamingosis

DJ Taye, AlphaTrion, Nahncenz, Derlee

Fri · January 12, 2018

9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Flamingosis
Flamingosis
Flamingosis (the name comes from a freestyle Frisbee move that his father invented) is an electronic music producer, beatboxer and entertainer. Gathering influences from other beat makers, such as Flying Lotus, J Dilla and Madlib, Aaron is able to take these sources of inspiration in order to come up with his own unique style. Flamingosis creates sample-based musical compositions from the inner depths of his mind.
DJ Taye
DJ Taye
Chicago footwork producer DJ Taye made his name as one of the youngest artists affiliated with the Teklife crew, which he joined in 2010. Born in 1994, he began making hip-hop beats and rapping at age 11, and was introduced to the sounds of DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn in 2007. Entranced by the head-spinning beats, booming bass, and frantically cut-up samples, he began producing his own tracks in that style, and eventually racked up several digital releases and mix sessions. Tracks by Taye appeared on Hyperdub's 2014 compilations Hyperdub 10.1 and Next Life, and the label signed him, releasing his debut vinyl EP, Break It Down, the following year. His second EP for the label, Move Out, appeared in 2016. ~ Paul Simpson
AlphaTrion
AlphaTrion
If you’re ever lucky enough to see a finicky crowd transform into a mob of people doing synchronized new jack swing dances, there’s a good chance DJ AlphaTrion’s playing. He’s the guy whose job it is to provide musical motivation for people to spin on their heads. His music may or may not have caused chairs to be thrown in New Orleans -- in a good way.

Based in Zone 6 of Atlanta, AlphaTrion is a staple in the Southeast hip-hop dance scene. He is the go-to DJ for funk and breaks, specializing in applying the roots of hip-hop DJing to the narrative blends of electronic DJing. This means the music stays the centerpiece. He’s like a Bill Nye of beats, moving and educating the crowd across eras and genres, from the newest hits to dance classics to regional club styles like Baltimore club, New Orleans bounce and Chicago juke.

Born Brent Hopkins in the sweltering fringes of Atlanta, AlphaTrion’s tiny 8-year-old brain exploded upon seeing a DJ scratching in the video for “Baby Got Back.” The beginnings were unremarkable: he ruined his mom’s turntable while trying to scratch over his sister’s Bangles single. But in 1999, he saw DJ QBert’s Wave Twisters and bought his own turntables to ruin. And then he joined a drum and bass crew, playing house parties. And then he paid dues. As a longtime b-boy, he saw what worked and didn’t work on the dance floor. He frequently played sets clocking in at over 6 hours for some of the world’s most critical audiences: competitive dancers. Influenced by James Brown, DJ Z-Trip and Liam Howlett, he created his own style and sound. Countless mixtapes, battles and events later, he’s gained the ability to grow a solid beard -- and the experience to make bodies move.

AlphaTrion’s mix of vinyl, digital, classics and forward-facing funk has resulted in his playing across the Southeast and Midwest. He’s a mainstay in Atlanta, Nashville and New Orleans. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Diamond D, DJ Scratch and Faust and Shortee. He's had his mixes featured on WRAS 88.5's funk and Drum & Bass shows. He’s been featured by Strife.tv, the world’s premiere street dance video channel. He’s played stages including Evolution, Atlanta’s largest ever b-boy competition; A3C Deuces Wild 45’s Edition, as part of the preeminent hip-hop festival; and Bashville Stampede, where he’s curated music for the all-styles dance competition for the past six years. AlphaTrion continues to blaze the trail for open-styles dance DJs. When he’s not producing disco or breaks re-edits, house or boom-bap inspired hip-hop, he’s still making dance floors get wild. Watch out for flying chairs.
Nahncenz
Nahncenz
a beat here. a rap there. it might make a little sense...
Derlee
Derlee
Born and raised in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area, Derlee’s take on music very much embodies that of the region in which he hails. A region that takes great pride in its hard-working Blue Collar roots, as well as its transformation to a present-day leader in innovation. Derlee’s brand of “Chill-Hop/Soul” is a seamless blend of sample-based music, reminiscent of a much simpler time; it's meticulously woven together with smooth melodies and contemporary Hip-Hop/Electronica. As heartfelt as it is optimistic and forward-thinking, its honesty is evident by an abundance of soul. Derlee strives to stay true to his sound as well as perpetuate his creative expression through his uplifting brand of electronic music.
Venue Information:
Aisle 5
1123 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307
http://www.aisle5atl.com/