Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Soundset 2016 | Last Of The Record Buyers
Welcome to Last of the Record Buyers, an annual live production showcase presented by Big Quarters. It goes down at Soundset in the Essential Elements tent at 12:00PM - 1:30PM featuring 15 producers: Durazzo Bionik Big Cats x Eric Mayson Greg Grease Adept x Sloslylove Talia Knight Garlic Brown O-D BLXCK.on.BLXCK Orko Eloheim Frankie Bash John Shrimpnose Rich Lee X Each year, up & comers along with seasoned vets take the stage, doing quick live sets showcasing their skills behind the boards. Leading up to this year's headliner (Durazzo), we'll hear new joints from people participating in a themed sample challenge (this year's: State Fair Music), local heavyweights playing selections from their vaults, and a barrage of artists plugging in their gear to throw down live. Last of the Record Buyers has been providing a stage for hip-hop producers since 2007, and the annual Soundset Showcase is an event you don't want to miss.
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.