Entries tagged with: Lunice
Rockie Fresh with Rick Ross
As discussed, Rockie Fresh is releasing his new mixtape, Electric Highway, on January 21 via Maybach Music. Today (1/9) he's shared the Lunice-produced "Superman OG" from the tape, which you can listen to at the bottom of this post. As seen on BrooklynVegan, Lunice is set to open Rockie's NYC Electric Highway release show. As mentioned, Rockie's Chicago Electric Highway release show happens at the Bottom Lounge on February 2. Advance tickets are still available.
A stream of "Superman OG" featuring production from Lunice is below...
As mentioned, the Mad Decent Block Parties are returning to select cities next month and will make a stop in Chicago on August 18. We now know that it will be happening from noon-10PM that day on W. Fulton St. between N. Ashland Ave. & N. Justine St., right next to the Cobra Lounge. Though a specific list of artists have not yet been revealed for the Chicago block party, the overall lineup includes Major Lazer, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Spaceghostpurrp, Lunice, Jacques Greene, Casey Veggies, BADBADNOTGOOD, Baauer, Jim-E Stack, Bosco Delrey, Three Loco, and more.
Flosstradamus were originally included in the lineup, but have been told by the Chicago Police Department that their headlining set at West Fest almost caused a riot so they have removed the duo from the block party. We were in attendance but admittedly were over at the main stage watching the Black Lips at that time. We did however exit the festival near Floss' stage, WHILE they were still playing, but did not see anything too crazy. Bummer.
RSVP for the event is still open. Stay tuned for the full Chicago lineup.
Major Lazer @ Governors Ball (NYC) (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The overall lineup inclues Major Lazer, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Spaceghostpurrp, Lunice, Jacques Greene, Casey Veggies, BADBADNOTGOOD, Baauer, Jim-E Stack, Bosco Delrey, Flosstradamus, Three Loco (aka Andy Milonakis, Dirt Nasty, and Riff Raff), and many more.
Check out the full lineup and a trailer below...
The traveling Red Bull Music Academy hits Chicago tomorrow (2/10), for an all-building event at Metro/Smart Bar, starting at 10PM.
Frankie Knuckles, who will speak on House music at the MCA in March, will headline the show with support from: Michael Serafini, DJ Spin, Charlie Glitch, DJ Rashard, Rampage, DJ Slugo, Maddjazz, and DJ Deeon. Cheaper advance tickets are on sale now or you can pay a bit more at the door.
Tomorrow's big kick-off event aside, The RBMA will also be throwing four additional shows downstairs at Smart Bar throughout the next month..
02-16 Fort Knox Five, Intel, Maker and DJ Merk 1.Smart Bar are offering FREE admission to all four events before 11PM, if you flash that specific day's "daily tweet" at the door.
02-23 Nguzunguzu, Supreme Cuts (Live), Bizzies, Sparkletone and Jake Guidry.
03-01 Lunice, Ruckus, DJ The Tornado and Jeff Pietro.
03-08 Ana Sia, Lobounce, DJ Belly and Tylr.
Some Frankie Knuckles videos, below..
photos by Matt Ziegler, words by Claire O'Connor
"If y'all are wondering who this black kid on stage is, I'm Lunice. I'm Canadian so let's be friends. I'm from Montreal and let's get fucked up." Lunice played a completely mind-blowing set to a sold out Lincoln Hall Friday night (1/13), the third night of Tomorrow Never Knows 2012. Being his own hype man, Lunice stole the show with his animated dance moves and '#swag #swag #swag' opening anthem.
Songs off of his One Hunned and Stacker Upper EPs got the crowd going, but most notably it was a Drake sample off of "Headlines" that really summed up Lunice's set. "Too strung out on compliments, overdosed on confidence" was repeated and chopped and repeated again as Lunice came from behind his desk and party danced with the crowd, toasting to fans and grabbing a mini Canadian flag from the audience and going wild. His smile and dance moves were a staple of his set.
The Timez Are Weird artist Theophilus London brought his high-end swag to Lincoln Hall with his 'Tour de Roses' headlining set. Opening with "Last Night (LVRS ANTHEM)," a new track he dropped via his Twitter and Soundcloud page this week (stream below), London got the crowd ready for an evening packed with new material. Literally.
"Why Even Try feat" (a song that features Sara Quin), "Last Name London," "Flying Overseas," and "Girls Girls $" are a handful of past released songs London played. Seemingly being rushed by a bout of A.D.D or complete and pure excitement for his new material, he never let a new song finish in its entirety - no matter how hard the vibe was in the room. Cutting every new song rather abruptly and ordering his DJ to play something else, the audience was often left standing awkwardly and wanting more. New song "Big Spender" shows a different, harder side to London and many of the new tracks follow suit. As he told the crowd, he has "not one new project coming out this year but two." 2012 sounds like his year.
Another stand out new track was "Lisa," a slower tempo song. He asked to the crowd to embrace the more lyrical song, and not just some commercial bought track. At one point in the show London took the audience to a "dark, strange place" in his mind by playing "Strange Love" off of his Lovers Holiday EP. Perhaps it was too dark because he ordered in a new song, a weird Pinky and the Brain intro, and then left the stage. He and band returned for "I Stand Alone" and the audience erupted with cheers at a song they could sing along and hold on to.
The night ended with a Kreayshawn sample and more new songs... a strange but fantastic night. Theophilus London is now on tour.
Retrospect and Chromatic Sparks opened the night and ushered in the crowd. DJ Misa played an eclectic mix of records before Lunice's set and started the dance party early.
Canadian rapper/DJ/dancer Lunice has just been added as support for Theophilus London's January 13th show at Lincoln Hall, which is part of the Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 festival. Lunice has been keeping busy lately by remixing Deerhunter with Diplo, producing a track for ST 2 Lettaz of G-Side (who recently played the Empty Bottle), and playing sets all over the place (like the Mad Decent Block Party in Chicago). Check out some videos and song streams below.