RL Grime at Echostage - 8.23.19

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Club Glow + Steez Promo Present

RL Grime

Mr. Carmack

Hex Cougar, Xie

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC

Doors: 9 PM | No dress code | Ages 18+
Bottle Service: tables@echostage.com | 202.503.2331

RL GRIME:

An artist’s second album is career-defining. The first full-length project serves as an introduction — and, if an artist can deliver on their vision, as Los Angeles-based RL Grime did with his first album, VOID, in 2014 — it is well-received and critically acclaimed. The sophomore album, however, answers the biggest question that any artist faces — not just if they can consistently deliver, but consistently innovate.

Such is the stage set for RL Grime’s second album. RL Grime first came to prominence as a New York-based teenager delivering monster, viral remixes of Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” and Kanye West’s “Mercy.” He established himself as a unique artist in his space with a striking monochromatic aesthetic, a series of animated music videos, and an annual Halloween mix that has included drops from Goosebumps author RL Stine, comedian Hannibal Buress, and Tony Hawk. After solidifying his fan base with a few highly-regarded EPs, RL Grime independently released his first studio album, “VOID,” in 2014. It premiered as the #1 Electronic album in the United States and remained in that position for a month.

At that point — with over 150 million plays, rave reviews and magazine covers, and sets at the biggest festivals in the world including Coachella & Lollapalooza — most artists would settle for their success. RL Grime stuck to his underground roots and further limited his releases. He made rare appearances in collaborations with artists including Big Sean, Miguel, and Skrillex, and starred in Alexander Wang’s #WANGSQUAD alongside Travis Scott & Zoe Kravitz. In late 2017, he emerged with “Era,” a tour-de-force single that Billboard described as “exotic, massive, and full-of-left-turns.” Its epic, cinematic sound announced a new era and an accompanying album: NOVA.

RL Grime’s uncompromising artistry has paid off. NOVA was preceded by a sold-tour that included stops in Australia, Los Angeles, and New York. Its hype has only swelled in the absence of information surrounding the album, leaving fans and blogs to their own speculation. With NOVA, RL Grime looks to further distinguish himself as an innovator in music, treading the line between millions of fans and an independent sound, the underground and the accessible, popular music and real art.

Mr. Carmack:

“Make music like no one’s listening” is the motto of Aaron Carmack, and appropriately so. His story is a three-part series, divided into factions of past, present, and future. Every element of the past, as Aaron Carmack would explain, has had an effect on who he is today as both a writer/producer and DJ. Being born and raised in San Francisco, attending and dropping out of college in Long Beach, CA, moving to Oahu for three years and living off income from monthly releases on Bandcamp – Carmack’s music is an expression and perpetual reflection of all of it.

“My music is an expression of experiences that I’ve had in my life up to right now. I take inspiration every day.”

Constantly translating personal experience into his craft, Carmack finds inspiration from a range of sources, from his friends and fellow musicians in production cliques, Team Supreme and Soulection, to his travels and numerous sold out tours of five continents over the past two years, sharing stages with folks like Hudson Mohawke, Just Blaze, Cashmere Cat, and Diplo. These influences, combined with a hunger for discovering the newest, most cutting-edge sounds on sites like Soundcloud, are some of the ingredients to the now-Los Angeles-based producer’s distinct creative process.

“I used to see music as an escape. Now, it’s just what I do.”

Like a hinge to the doorway between dance music and hip hop, Carmack’s musical output increasingly occupies a void frontier between the two genres, identified by his contemporaries, fans, and himself purely as “Carmack”. With a devotion to the studio and a grinding work ethic, the inventive producer aims to release a prolific amount of music in coming months, all while performing as often as possible. Stay tuned.

“It’s mine, it’s Carmack, whatever I choose to write. I’ve grown to accept that. That’s kinda why I call myself Carmack. I can’t really do anything else.”

Hex Cougar:

Hex Cougar is a mysterious demonic feline hailing from the urban jungles of the greater Los Angeles area, who crafts otherworldly sonic landscapes that straddle the line between menacing and beautiful. His resume includes lauded remixes for the likes of RL Grime, Alison Wonderland, Illenium, KRANE, and Sia, numerous originals tallying millions of plays across platforms and critical acclaim across the board, and support from the likes of Diplo, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, DJ Snake, Baauer, The Chainsmokers, Jauz, Boombox Cartel, What So Not, and many others.

Xie:

Producer, Singer, Songwriter, DJ, Designer, and Painter Xie, is a multifaceted creative with a knack for infectious electronic sounds and style. Encompassing herself as an art project, Xie is fueled by influences from pop culture linchpins like Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, Alexander McQueen, and Andy Warhol. Blending the styles of Pop, Hip Hop, and Electronic music, she delivers a unique sound and live shows not to be missed.

With just under a year of original and remixes released, Xie has already played some of the biggest festivals in the world including Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, Firefly, HARD, and upcoming performances at Moonrise and Bumbershoot.

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