Vex Ruffin, KTOWNODD, Black Magick Chocolate Tears w/ DJ sets by Pay Ray + Victoria

Vex Ruffin, KTOWNODD, Black Magick Chocolate Tears w/ DJ sets by Pay Ray + Victoria

Wed · December 26, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$0.00

This event is 21 and over

Vex Ruffin
Vex Ruffin
On paper Vex Ruffin’s music is simple: an untrained punk musician who uses a few basic instruments in uncomplicated ways, he calls the style ‘minimalist.’ Although it may not seem like it upon first listen, Vex’s music is rooted in sampling and hip hop beat-making culture. The SP 303 sampler provides the drums and other sounds, a purchase inspired by Madlib.

Vex is the first and only artist signed to Stones Throw Records on the strength of an unsolicited demo sent through the mail. Peanut Butter Wolf recalls, “It was kind of a fluke that I listened. I just liked the drawing on the cover so I decided to check it out. I called the phone number on the CD and Vex thought I was his friend playing a practical joke.”

These days, Vex is playing shows around LA and OC as a 3-piece band while getting ready for his debut EP release on Stones Throw in July and his full length at the end of 2011. He just played his dream gig at The Smell and is now ready for Coachella and 106 & Park.
KTOWNODD
KTOWNODD
The Koreatown Oddity is a Los Angeles producer/MC /humorist & filmmaker. He has put out several instrumental tapes including an ongoing Chinese New Year Series that is inspired by each animal on the Chinese zodiac as we move from one to the next. He has released collaborative projects with Ras G (5 Chuckles) & Mndsgn (Vivians) and 3 solo albums, one being his Stones Throw Records debut "Finna Be Past Tense," produced by Vex Ruffin. He also wrote and starred in the cult film "Driving While Black" a dark comedy based on his experiences growing up dealing with the police.
In 2019 he will release his 2nd and self-produced Stones Throw album. With his improvisational performance style, raw rhymes and experimental beat soundscapes, Ktown Odd makes a unique show curated to each audience. You can also tune in to his monthly radio show on Dublab, called " Odd Hours of Sound" for a taste of the wildness.
Black Magick Chocolate Tears
Black Magick Chocolate Tears
Cotoloco & Trenttruce join musical energy forces to create the duo. Coto, a singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist known for his many experimental soundscaping projects and dreamlike singing, handles the production of BMCT. Trenttruce, an avant-garde vocal expressionist, spearheads the group on vocals and lyrics with raw energy that seem sewn into the notes. Together Trenttruce & Coto capture a futuristic but dirty rhythm that pulls you in.
Pay Ray
Pay Ray
PayRay (Ramon Limon) is a native born Angelino who began collecting records and getting deep into music when he began working at famed Los Angeles independent record store Aron’s Records while he was teen. Collecting his favorite hip hop records and classic rock turned into collecting spiritual jazz, breaks, psych, prog rock and more. Recently, PayRay has been involved with screenprinting collective Hit+Run and has worked on projects for Stones Throw, Chicano Batman and Dublab. PayRay also co-produces the KPFK radio show “Adventures In Stereo,” hosted by World Famous Beat Junkie DJ J-Rocc, heard every Friday night in Los Angeles on FM Radio and around the world online.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/