Another month, another Red Bull Sound Select. Held across 18 cities around the world, including Auckland and Wellington, each show is curated by local music influencers and showcases up-and-coming local musicians. This time the guys have teamed up with Vice, who have curated a stellar lineup.
George Turner, will be one of the acts in attendance with his darkwave project. The 21-year-old is a jack of all trades: musician, vocalist, producer and visual artist. His second EP, Thank Your For Your Time, is a seven-track where George played and recorded all the instruments himself. As well as the music, George filmed and edited videos for all the tracks on the EP and also his first release.
Wellington-based producer and DJ Cory Champion (Borrowed cs) creates provoking and uncompromisingly raw house and techno music with controlled execution. Since his debut self-released EP, the producer has released a split tape with 3BS Records label head Mannheim Rocket Wasps/Death, an EP via Margins, and an album of club-leaning tracks from his personal Borrowed cs dub-plates.
Headlining the event is Khalif Diouf — best known by his stage name, LE1f. Coming from New York, he runs the hip hop label Camp & Street, a subsidiary of Greedhead Music and is an openly gay rapper. He gained attention for his unique and disruptive tunes, resulting in his first studio album Riot Boi being released in 2015. His upbeat, cheeky personality comes across in his music, with fast-paced rapping abilities and big persona propelling his music and spreading his messages on the LBGT community, especially within African American communities.
RSVP to lock in your spot on the floor and get $5 off entry.