Monday, June 12, 2017
Soundset 2017 Ironlak Live Painting
Once again the party people of Minnesota descended upon the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in Minneapolis for the annual Soundset weekend. Hosted by the amazing team from Rhymesayers Entertainment, the 2017 Soundset event was the tenth anniversary of the independent Hip Hop festival, and the show they put on did not disappoint. Over 35,000 attendees hit the festival, with a solid line-up of Hip Hop acts gracing the stage. As always, the Ironlak Live Paint was in effect, with the A-team of rap sprayers on hand to give an array of surfaces a fresh lick of paint. From custom shaped IRONLAK/ SOUNDSET panels, to trucks – no surface was safe from the fury of the Ironlak and Sugar Artists’ Acrylic spray paint. “EWOK, MAST, RIVER, WANE, Carly Ealey, SEB, ERGOT, MUCH, NMPH, Wezz Winship, and I made sure Christmas came a good six months early – smack in the middle of the Twin City’s summer heat wave – blessing all the good children of Soundset with gifts of spray gold, and reminding the bad kids out there that despite their misgivings, Soundset was meant for the bad kid in all of us – not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good!” –JURNE HM TGE YME Ironlak spray paint is available at Fifth Element – 2411 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405, USA fifthelementonline.com Shop online: Yard Master Classics, Kolour, & Sugar Artists’ Acrylic spray paint is available at great prices on shop.ironlak.com – $10 flat rate shipping (ships domestic USA only) Shot/cut: Spencer Shea of Chop Em Down Films @spencershea @chopemdown chopemdownfilms.com Music: Atmosphere – ‘Finer Things’ courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment Artists: JURNE HM TGE YME – Instagram: @scienceism MAST – Instagram: @indeliblefunk EWOK MSK HM – Instagram: @ewokmskhm RIVER – Instagram: @watersfresh WANE COD – Instagram: @waneonecod Carly Ealey – Instagram: @carleyealey SEB – Instagram: @napalmclusterconfiguration ERGOT – Instagram: naaaaaahhhhh MUCH – Instagram: @heavymetalgang NMPH – Instagram: @heavymetalgang Wezz Winship – Instagram: @wzzwnshp, @brlsqpublicworks Visit: www.soundsetfestival.com www.ironlak.com Follow us on Instagram: @ironlak @soundset @rhymesayers
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.