Jumpsuit Records Presents: The Dogon Lights, Ultimate Fantastic

World / Electronic

Jumpsuit Records Presents: The Dogon Lights, Ultimate Fantastic

Dropical, Evan Fraser

Thu, July 26, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$16.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

The Dogon Lights
The Dogon Lights
West Oakland meets West Africa in The Dogon Lights, a bumpin’ combo that combines influences from hip-hop and electronica, funk and reggae, rock, trance and far-flung international traditions from Brazil to Mali. What makes this band so arresting is the electro-acoustic blend. Evan Fraser supplies the irresistible twang on th eMalian kamale n’goni, and Synthesizer, while Vir McCoy’s provides monster grooves on Gnawan sintir, electric bass and guitar (Fraser and McCoy also play together in Hamsa Lila). Bongo Sidibe is a native of Guinea and a master djembe drummer. With Ashel Seazuns rapping and rhyming over Garry Norris’ hip- hop beats on the drum kit, The Dogon Lights deliver an Afro-hip-hop sound unlike any other Bay Area band. Afro-Hip Hop
www.dogonlights.com for sounds and images.
Ultimate Fantastic
Ultimate Fantastic
Ultimate Fantastic is an unparalleled combination of intelligent lyricism and spine melting R&B vocals upon a foundation of meticulously produced original bass music. Initially joining forces for a Burning Man project, this team of West Coast musicians quickly won the affection of any audience who caught their show, which features an infectious array of supreme talent, friendship, humor and creative prowess on stage. Ultimate Fantastic is comprised of Julian Fritz (Dropical) on production, Deja Solis on seductive, soulful and intriguing vocals, and Pharroh and Wink delivering intricately laced word-play and emcee vocal precision. All four members are seasoned artists who have toured extensively world wide and been involved with a versatile line-up of influential musical groups including Hamsa Lila, Vagabundos, Pega5u5, to name a few. Steeped in the West Coast, the group draws from a variety of influences including underground hip-hop, festival sub- cultures, electronic dance music and roots and soul tradition; and synthesizes their original artistry into ardent and unbridled musical expression and storytelling. Their sound is at once tasteful and classic as it is futuristic and imaginative. Their debut album “Super Human,” released by Jumpsuit Records, is sure to win your heart and delight your senses with its adventurous, refreshing, and refined musical spirit. Look for the album release January 27th 2017.
Dropical
Dropical
Dropical is an imaginary point of destination for the collision of disparate influences of bass music, world instruments, twerkonometry, unicorn trapping and broken circuitry. The brainchild of producer Julien Fritz, Dropical also is the producer/Dj for the rising Ultimate Fantastic (NorCal - Jumpsuit Records).
Evan Fraser
Evan Fraser
Evan Fraser is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and recording artist currently based in the Bay Area.
Evan graduated from CalArts with a BFA degree in World Music. His teachers include: John Bergamo, Randy Gloss, Alfred & Kobla Ladzekpo, Sulley Imoro, Nyomen Wenton, Jim Santi Owen, Mark Growden, Hamsa Lila, Mamadou Sidibe & Yakouba Diarra.
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
http://www.opheliasdenver.com/