Thursday, December 17, 2015
Khrysis | Rhythm Roulette | Mass Appeal
For the latest installment of Rhythm Roulette, we connected with Khrysis (on the boards with the heat!). We took the Soul Council producer to Nice Price Books in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he picked three random records consisting of First Choice’s “Doctor Love” single, a record from Booker T and The MG’s, and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings’ Give The People What They Want. Khrysis tried his hand with the Booker T and Sharon Jones records, and ended up making heat with those two. However, it was the “Doctor Love” record that he ended up flipping that made 9th Wonder say “Pon de Replay.
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.