SOLD OUT - Jesse Boykins III,  DJ set by MeLo -X,  Master of Ceremony Rome Green

Jesse Boykins III presents "Fun For Free”

SOLD OUT - Jesse Boykins III, DJ set by MeLo -X, Master of Ceremony Rome Green

Thu · June 28, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Jesse Boykins III
Jesse Boykins III
Jesse Boykins III is making himself whole. Through four independent albums -Dopamine, The Beauty Created, Zulu Guru, and Love Apparatus that are beloved by his cult following around the world. He’s mined past experiences to make songs that chronicle a man and his psyche navigating through the world—building a reputation of charm through candor. Jesse’s gifts have brought him to perform on stages in countries like Germany, France, the UK, Italy, South Africa, Japan, all around the US and more. Now entering a new phase of his life, Jesse’s latest album Bartholomew finds him using his many art mediums to become his best self.

Born in Chicago, Boykins spent the early years of his childhood in Jamaica prior to later settling with his mother in Miami. His focused involvement with the choir from elementary through high school proved to be a springboard, one that led him to being picked as a member of the Grammy Jazz Ensemble his senior year. Later, at New York's New School University, he developed not only his vocal performance skills but songwriting, arranging, and production skills as well. Engineering and learning guitar were two things he added to the arsenal and still continues to strengthen. In addition, befriending many students at Parsons School Of Design later inspired Jesse to educate himself as well as create in art expression, film, style, and design.

He unknowingly took on the roles as creative director, music video producer and director in the early stages of his career through necessity but soon realized it fed the burning desires he has inside to create worlds through art. With his latest release Bartholomew, Jesse directs 17 visual components in 12 hours that prove the rawness of the moment and trigger senses in the human that inspire genuine interaction. He also has written a sci-fi romantic comedy short film script he will star in that builds on the palate of sustaining longevity between evolving personalities and people in love through honesty. His passion for good aesthetic in combination with high quality substance started getting attention from his peers, which soon had him collaborating with artists like Logic, Willow Smith, Dej Loaf, The Internet, MeLo-X, Machine Drum, Vic Mensa, TOKiMONSTA, Mac Miller and more.
MeLo-X is a multimedia artist whose 10+ year career spans album collaborations, music remixes, stage designs and film scores, along with visual creative direction, photography, and visual installations. In 2015, together with Claude “Visionary” Dary, he founded Xtra Creative House – which serves as a branding, tech, culture, film and design brain trust. MeLo-X studied the fundamentals of sound design at The Institute of Audio Research; his organic approach to music interpretation and experimentation has resulted in innovative methodology and received attention from industry innovators and an ardent fanbase. He has worked with artists including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Jesse Boykins III, Awol Erizku, Hugo McCloud, and Maxwell, as well as with brands including Nike and CAT Footwear.

In 2016, MeLo-X’s contributions to Beyonce’s Lemonade film and album resulted in receiving the Peabody Award along with Grammy
nominations for production and songwriting. In 2018, he’s performed along with Little Simz for her 2018 Welcome to Wonderland Festival, the Pop Rally at New York’s Museum of Modern Art with Awol Erizku, and The Movement in Africa Exhibit at the Sean Kelly Gallery. He also scored the visuals and created the music transitions for Jay-Z’s 4.44 tour.
MeLo has also explored his tech interests, creating the interactive music playlist app CURATE. Developed with Lou Auguste through Xtra Creative House’s tech division, CURATE is slated for a 2018 release. In addition to global touring since 2008, MeLo-X has cultivated a global cult following with Jasmine Solano as the DJ due ELECTRIC PUNANNY. He is also committed to developing the careers of emerging artists, focusing on the recent Xtra Creative House graduates NXGN.
Rome Green
Rome Green
Venue Information:
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039