Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Dark City Beneath the Beat Trailer | 2020 SXSW Festival World Premiere
ColorCreative and Artistland present “Dark City Beyond the Beat” Dark City Beneath the Beat is a musical documentary reimagining the narrative of Baltimore, a city rising above social and economic turmoil to develop a vibrant and close-knit community for the arts through its homegrown sound, Baltimore club music. Directed and Edited by: TT the Artist Executive Producers: TT the Artist, Rose DiFerdinando Producers: Issa Rae, Deniese Davis, Astrid Curet Music Supervisor: Mighty Mark www.darkcitybmore.com @darkcitybmore @tttheartist #darkcitybmore Keep up with Issa Rae Presents: Twitter: http://bit.ly/IRPTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/IRPFacebook Follow Issa Rae: Twitter: http://bit.ly/IssaRaeTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/IssaRaeIG With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae's content has garnered over 40 million views and over 425,000 YouTube subscribers (and counting). In addition to making Glamour Magazine's "35 Under 35", Forbes' "30 Under 30" and Entertainment Weekly's "Breaking Big" lists, Issa's hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl was the recipient of the coveted Shorty Award for Best Web Show. Issa's first book, a collection of essays, is a New York Times Best Seller and her show, Insecure, a half-hour comedy show for HBO, has aired 3 seasons garnered multiple awards and nominations. With Issa Rae Presents, Issa is creating a space for creators of all stripes to create and share their own stories.
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.