Thursday, February 23, 2017
Rhythm Roulette | Thelonious Martin
Mass Appeal links up with Thelonious Martin on this episode of Rhythm Roulette. In this week’s edition of Rhythm Roulette we met up with Thelonious Martin at A1 Records on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Hot off the heels of last week’s release of Molotov, his joint album with Brooklyn’s very own Saga, Martin took us to Virtue and Vice Studios in Williamsburg to show us how one of Chicago’s finest producers chops up a sound he doesn’t usually work with. “I’ve been on record saying, I’m not a fan of disco….unfortunately”, Martin told the crew at Mass Appeal. Subscribe to Mass Appeal here: http://goo.gl/LqG3wZ
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.