January 13th Sat. 9:00PM - late
VICE pres. Low End Theory Showcase
Born in New York to Malawi and Barbados origins, Mtendere (pronounced “ten-de-ra”) (Chichewa for “Peace”) Mandowa, is a producer and painter who bounced around the East Coast before finally planting his feet in the Southern California suburb of Chino Hills.Early in his musical pursuits, Teebs joined a group of like-minded friends and producers who went by the name ‘My Hollow Drum’. Within this crew, he was able to build new ideas, share works and perfect his production craft. Intrigued with what was going on in Los Angeles’ evolving electronic scene, he never expected to fall directly into it.He began interning for the acclaimed online radio stream, Dublab. This sparked his self-expression, spirit and growth as an artist. Being around music, art and a creative atmosphere while brushing shoulders with the artists he admired from the area. Teebs was accepted into the Red Bull Music Academy for their 2008 edition in Barcelona, Spain. Upon arrival back home, Teebs became even more focused on his music and art. A chance meeting with Flying Lotus led to his involvement and joining of the newly founded Brainfeeder collective. Having previously heard from local producers and DJs about this new up and comer, Lotus didn’t hesitate to take Teebs into his circle after hearing some of his earliest beats.
Daddy Kev is a Grammy-nominated mixer who has engineered over 400 albums for countless artists including Flying Lotus, Mr. Oizo, Run the Jewels, ODESZA and many more. The founder of Low End Theory and head of Alpha Pup Records, Daddy Kev was dubbed the “LA underground godfather” by XLR8R Magazine and is a bedrock of the city’s independent music movement.
D-Styles is a scratch legend who played a pivotal role in the foundation of the scratch music community and helped transform turntablism into a global phenomenon. Rising to fame as a member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, D-Styles is regarded as one of the most skilled scratch DJs in existence. He is a world-touring performer and officially-designated Serato icon, a self-taught scratch artist whose cutting skills are often imitated but never replicated.
DJ Nobody has been a fixture in the LA music scene for decades, a producer and performer with an extensive world touring history who has worked with such high-profile artists as the Postal Service, Abstract Rude and the Mars Volta. Featured in Dublab’s documentary film on creative sound recycling, Secondhand Sureshots, Nobody has a vast musical vocabulary and sonic swagger that is reflected in his production and performances.
Over the last 8 or 9 years, ChaCha has quickly become one of the most exciting and celebrated independent artists to come out of China. A vocalist and musician since a very young age, ChaCha has managed to break out of the usually quite sheltered music scene in her hometown of ZunYi, GuiZhou and has made musical waves around the world.She was also honored by being the first ever mainland Chinese artist to be accepted into the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid in 2011. This opened her mind and opportunities even further are saw her work together with fellow alumni such as Doc Daneeka, XXXY, Phoebe Kiddo, Nick Hook, Jessie Boykins III, Paze and more, as well as seeing her perform at several of the RBMA events. Having access to a great variety or equipment and talented advisors also lead to her starting her new solo project and alias, ‘Faded Ghost’, a dark, droned out vocal experiment the likes of which are very different to anything coming out of the PRC.Her talent and various projects have seen her perform all over China and Asia, including Japan, Thailand, Korea and Manila, as well as the Worldtronics festival in Berlin, Sakifo Festival on Reunion Island and club gigs in UK, Germany and Spain.
January 13th Sat. 9:00PM – late
ARKHAM, 168 Julu Lu, Shanghai
Free entrance http://beats.vice.cn/f/8YMruA