San Francisco’s Raw Deluxe is ready to challenge any band claiming to be heir apparent to the title of America’s premier live hip-hop act. Since the Roots made their move to “Late Night,” the throne has been vacated, and the Bay Area seven-piece is determined to claim their rightful place in the music kingdom. Boasting one of hip-hop’s tightest rhythm sections, Raw Deluxe makes the rhymes of their three fearsome MCs come alive through the sounds of funky, organic instrumentation. Keyboards, drums, bass, and saxophone coalesce to provide a head-bobbing musical backdrop for Lexxx Luthor, Mic Blake, and Soulati tProof has built a rep as one of the go-to djs in the Northwest. Be it rocking parties, dropping funky mixtapes, banging out beats, or handling business as part owner of the upstart record label Members Only, dj100proof wears many hats. In the past year he has played with the likes of Mick Boogie, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc, DJ Houseshoes, DJ Maceo (of De La Soul), DJ Platurn, DJ Eleven (of The Rub NYC), Little Dragon, Onra, J. DaVeY, and the Digable Planets.
"MCs Lexxx Luthor and Mic Blake of Alphabet Soup and Soulati of Felonious are unstoppable and at the top of a mix that showcases the sheer delight of word-slingers riding the exact same wavelength. There's nothing particularly uncooked about the smokily intoxicating old-school jazz-funk gumbo on Raw Deluxe's third long-player: keyboardist Matt Fleming, saxophonist Tony Jurado, bassist Chris Arenas, and drummer Chris Spano are on point on "Something to Build Upon" — a celebration of the band's actual music-making process — which would chart in a better world and provide the foundation for a more maximalist hip-hop." - SFBG
An invigorating culmination of soul-gripping funk with beatboxing, lyrical master-emcees, Raw Deluxe continues to captivate audiences of all age groups. The band stays true to their jazz/funk roots while intertwining the high-energy lyrical flow emitted from the emcees...
Proof has built a rep as one of the go-to djs in the Northwest. Be it rocking parties, dropping funky mixtapes, banging out beats, or handling business as part owner of the upstart record label Members Only, dj100proof wears many hats. In the past year he has played with the likes of Mick Boogie, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc, DJ Houseshoes, DJ Maceo (of De La Soul), DJ Platurn, DJ Eleven (of The Rub NYC), Little Dragon, Onra, J. DaVeY, and the Digable Planets.
"Noted for his mixtapes such as the " Backyard BBQ" series and " This Is Not Music, This Is A Trip", Proof also holds down "Jet Set" at the Capitol Club along with DJ Swervewon, establishing it as the current weekly hip-hop destination in Seattle. o impart their wisdom in the form of smooth flows." -Urb Magazine
E Da Boss:
DJ E Da Boss has been in the game since 1987, when as a youngster in Newark, NJ, he tried to emulate local hero DJ Cheese on a Realistic mixer with no crossfader. A few years later, a friend introduced him to legendary DJ and producer Mark the 45 King, whose mixtapes inspired E to get into digging for old records and breakbeats. From there, E worked on expanding his record collection and his DJ skills. In 1994, E started making his own beats on a delay rack with a looping feature and a Casio SK-1 sampler. Two years later, he upgraded to the ASR-10 he uses today and has been banging out heavyweight beats ever since. Besides his commitment to production, E has also toured the world as the performance DJ for Blackalicious, Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Jennifer Johns, and Bicasso of Living Legends. Having been fed a steady diet of E's beat tapes, Gift of Gab said he would make a point of working with E, and later on, after Gab called him from South Africa, E officially became Blackalicious' tour DJ and through that, also spun for Gift of Gab's solo tour, Lateef the Truthspeaker's solo tour, and some dates for Lyrics Born. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as KRS-One, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, The Roots, Chaka Kahn, and many more.
Kung Fu Chris:
Kung Fu Chris is a San Francisco based DJ/ musician noted for spinning a wide variety of styles. Over the years KFC has presented such notable parties as Fo' Sho! Fridays, Sabado Soul, Paint The White House Black, Full-Step Wednesdays & Trouble Shooting, as well events co-hosted with DJ MAKossa including the legendary Funky Rewind series which highlighted some of the most well respected and interesting DJ's in Bay Area & beyond! Each of these parties explore the dynamics of different genres of music ranging from funk to soul, hip-hop to dancehall, DC Go-Go to boogie, future funk to dubstep and how these musical styles combine and intertwine.