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Born and Raised in Queens, NY, DJ GETLIVE has been commanding the turntables all over NYC since 1999. From sneaking into clubs just to be able to dj since he was 16 years old, to dj-ing at clubs all over the country, from LA, to San Fran, to Miami, Atlanta, DC, and Boston, and Internationally including in his home country of the Philippines, as well as winning DJ battles such as BET's 106 & Park DJ Battle, to constructing "creatively themed" mixtapes, and in this past year alone having djed at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennesee, Citysol Festival in NY, and dj-ing for the likes of DJ Clue, Meagan Good, Nick Cannon, Jim Jones, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, and Melissa Ford, DJ GETLIVE has made a name for himself in the Club Circuit. But these accolades are only the beginning for this young DJ. With more mixtapes, more parties, and more shows lining up, the future is bright for this rising NYC sensation.
To Hydroponikz (born as Ryan Abugan), "Music is the best way to be heard and to get ideas spread all over the world. Emotions, life experiences, stories, just about anything can be told through music.", and that's exactly what Ryan has been dedicating his life to since early high school. Expressing his emotions, presence and intensity through skillfully crafted rhymes that he makes his own, Ryan is dedicated to becoming a respected emcee in the hip-hop game.
Jay Legaspi's clear-eyed, ambitious attempt to stretch the bounds of the singer/songwriter genre. Legaspi's soft-spoken tenor and gymnastic delivery bring neo-soul to the house. An avalanche of words nods to rap and spoken word performance. The acoustic, finger-style guitar work--gently percussive-dominates, touching on samba ("Time"), folk (the intro to "Try Wait"), jazz ("Not Tonight") and rock ("Ghost"). All of this in a concept album about the (tail) end of a relationship. Our hero begins ("Said/Unheard") desperately looking for reasons ("I'll just list them off/and you can say yes/or say no"). In the end ("Ghost"), he declares his independence from the relationship and everything trying to pigeonhole him ("I'm sick of having dictionary headings name my settings"). Sorry, Jay, but I'm going to pin one more label on you... an original.
Named one of PEOPLE magazine's hottest bachelors in 2006, Kevin Nadal is truly a one-man show. A New Yorker by way of California, he has been involved in the Pilipino American, Asian Pacific American, and ethnic minority communities for as long as he can remember. Having earned BA's in Psychology and Political Science from the University of California at Irvine and an MA in Counseling from Michigan State University, he received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York City. His research interests focus on the Pilipino American experience, particularly Pilipino American identity and community development. His "Pilipino American Identity Development Model" (2004) has paved the way for Pilipino American culturally competent services in education, psychology, and health. Currently an assistant professor in psychology at John Jay College for Criminal Justice (City University of New YorK), he has delivered many keynote speeches, workshops, and trainings around the country focusing on Pilipino American identity and experience, mental health, activism, and issues facing LGBTQ and communities of color.
Koba is an inventive, irreverent and unrepentantly radical hip-hop vocalist slash producer hailing from Brooklyn, New York. For five years he entertained audiences from coast to coast as part of the Asian-American hip-hop group Kontrast, culminating with the release of their album Pencils. In an increasingly corporate and homogenous genre drowning in the illusory pursuit of bling, exaggerated portrayals of thuggery and the relegation of women to video objects, Koba is working to forge a new musical synthesis. Mixing a gritty musical gumbo consisting of the honeyed melodies of soul, the bounce of Southern hip-hop and the poetry and swaggering wit of today's best lyricists, Koba brings a vibrant sense of urgency fueled by his firmly internationalist world view. "It's not enough to live in nostalgia for the days of Public Enemy," Koba points out, "if it ain't fresh it ain't shit." In his quest for freshness Koba enlists help from Toronto-based co-producer Gamshooter of All Day Productions and the formidable DJ Boo, also of the Juggaknots, who provides the backbone to their sweat-drenched live show.
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The Part Time Models is a freestyle dance crew that focuses on the fundamental styles that make up the roots of hip hop dance - bboying, popping, locking, house, and party grooves. The Models strongly encourage the individuality of the dancer, as each member has their own distinct and unique style. They seek to inspire other dancers to think for themselves as well as to think out of the box, while at the same time emphasizing the need to learn dance history. Above all, the Models stress the fact that dancing should always be fun and to dance is to become the music in physical form. Oh, yeah. And they look good, too.
Two Warriors is a New-York based poetry duo that found life by bringing together stories of love, peace, family, tribute and tradition in their writing. In an effort to break down barriers and provide a sense of home for everyone through their performances, Two Warriors aims to involve the crowd, interact with the audience, interpret stories, infuse emotion, and inspire hearts and minds.
Since 2005, WarholSoup been making waves not just in the local Filipino music scene, but throughout the vast and crowded local NY/NJ indie music scene. They have been featured on MTV's college network, mtvU ("Meet Or Delete", episode 2), and they are the first Filipino band to perform at the renowned NJPAC(New Jersey Performing Arts Center) while being the opening act for Filipino comedian Rex Navarette. WarholSoup has also been one of the leading front acts in New Jersey for many famous musicians from the Philippines: MYMP, Parokya Ni Edgar, Sarah Geronimo, and Bamboo. They continue to move and excite audiences with their trademark high-energy live performances, and have gained respect for their music's spiritual and positive messages of faith, love, hope, and Pinoy pride. WarholSoup is currently in the studio recording their long awaited EP. Warholsoup is yo momma's favorite soup!