Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Soundset 2016 Wrap Up | New Location, New Beginnings
On Sunday, May 29th, 2016, the 9th annual Soundset Festival opened its gates to over 30,000 attendees, and thus, the largest Soundset turnout to date enjoyed the all-day event in a new, yet familiar setting - The Minnesota State Fairgrounds on the Midway, in Saint Paul, MN. Thank you to all those who supported this move, and to everyone who helped make this day a success. From the performing artists, to the working crews, to all of you fans who came from every possible corner of the United States, as well as from all around the world, including countries like Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, China, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Brazil, Costa Rica, Netherlands, India, Sri Lanka, and more. Thank you to all the fans and supporters, worldwide! Whether you made it to Soundset this year or not, please take a moment to watch this short recap of all the fun. If you were there, relive the experience, and leave a comment to let us know what your favorite moment of the day was. And if you didn't make it out this year, take note of all the exciting things you missed. Either way, enjoy! And we hope to see you ALL for our 10-year anniversary next year, at Soundset 2017! One more thing! If you attended Soundset 2016, we'd like to ask you a couple simple questions, with hopes of making next year even better! Complete a brief 2-minute survey about your experience and we'll give you a 15% discount code for Soundset merchandise at Fifth Element, PLUS a chance to win FREE TICKETS to Soundset 2017! Tell us about your experience now, by completing this brief survey: http://bit.ly/SS16survey Produced by http://www.1Lightfilms.com Directed by Andrew Melby Edited by Andrew Melby Director of Photography: Victor Rukavina Producer: Stevie Kane Aerial Video Production: North Star Aerial Video Production Crew: Patrick Meehan Dan Cummings Adam Olson Ben Myrick Haley Hanson Noah Puckett Tony Belsito Ben Krupa Mike Ross Christian Spraungel Jason Wiltse James Sorbel Joe Dressel Featured music: "Mystery Fish" instrumental by Aesop Rock. From the full-length album, "The Impossible Kid", out now on Rhymesayers Entertainment.
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.