Friday, May 27, 2016
Noveliss | Mic Swordz
After releasing his Toonami Tsunami EP last summer, Detroit-repping Clear Soul Forces emcee Noveliss is back with a similarly heavily anime-inspired follow-up, Mic Swordz, an exclusive DJBooth world premiere. The "9-track ode to Microphone Swordsmanship" includes a guest feature from Jamla Records signee Add-2 and production from Doc Illingsworth, Ilajide, Nolan The Ninja, Shepard Sounds, Vibesounds and more. Also, check out the premiere of the music video for the project's first single, "Brand New," directed by Richard Taylor. Here
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.