Fort Collins, CO
The Grand Architect
Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 9:00pm
Hailing from the dephs of the Los Angeles underground, Acid Reign is ranked amongst the elite. Proud veterans of the Project Blowed camp, MC's Gajah & BeOND have been advancing their craft since their first cassette "Acid Trip...a journey to the..." dropped in 1997. Since then they have built a pretty hefty catalog, highly noted for their ground breaking release "Ready Yet?" in 2003 followed by the duos opus "Time & Change" on Alpha Pup records in 2006, they continued to push their music and all the boundaries around them. After a brief hiatus and successful solo ventures, Acid Reign re-grouped in full swing to release their latest LP, "Diversity" on Uncommon Records. Immediately after the release of Diversity, Acid Reign went on to start their own label, Acid Lab Records (ALR). Today they are stronger than ever and driven to create and distribute their forward thinking brand of Hip Hop to the masses with no creative restrictions.
Acid Reign has recently released an EP with UK based producer, Awkward entitled "Hype Kills" and they are set to release their next EP, "Synergy" in collaboration with French beat duo, Chrono Triggers in April. "Synergy" will include Acid Reign's third member, Olmeca on all tracks, the first time the trio has appeared on a whole project since "Ready Yet?". Stay tuned, more fire is on the way!
Originally from New Mexico Evolution now resides in Colorado alongside friend Dj Kaotic originally from Mississippi. Evolution brings a modern twist to a mid 90's golden era sound of Hiphop. None the less it's still that good ol boom bap feel good music.
Kalhie Q. Qblaablaa...Qbala is a Colorado Native, she enjoys hot tea warm sunsets and...What..??!! na...nanana.. See Qbala is actually this crazy black chick from Colorado that gave up a pro basketball career to make music so that she wouldn't go any further off the deep end. If you want to catch her she is usually mashing a set with her homie Dj Dominic Deadbeat.
Dj Paulen Presents "The Doobie Dairies" a look into the life of Sonny Nuke. The Album features artists Unspoken Words & Mac Veli of ILL Advisory including production by DealzMakesBeats, Estani Gonzalez and 4thEye. The album was brought together in "The Lab" studio and released 420 of 2013 with a delay of upload due to Denver Colorado 420 Shooting occurring at the Rally in Civic Center park.
Grand Architect is here to change the face of the Hip Hop realm entirely. The flagship artist and co-founder of Cook Book Records, Grand Arch seeks talented independent artists to offer the exchange of professional media services. Thanks to the close knit community of producers, graphic artists, industry reps, promo agents as well as emcees makes up the backbone of the Grand Arch's overall success. Staples of the Hip Hop beat making society, super producers such as; Panik (Molemen Inc.), Vherbal (Enemy Soil), J Beats (Big Bang Latino) lay down the groundwork towards the completion on the debut LP, "Endangered Species". CBR in house production from Ill-a-str8d has been responsible for such hits as, 'Going On Tour' feat. Main Flow (MOOD) and 'So Smooth' feat. J Sands (Lone Catalysts) and Rashad (Elev8tor Music) all available on Double Helix's EP "The Strain" released 2012. Also mostly noted for his strong cannabis advocacy, Grand Architect solidified that stance when he worked with the Grand Buddha Master Himself B REAL of Cypress Hill creating the hit single, 'Crop Circles' of B Real's solo album "The Harvest" released in 2010.
"The end result is 'The Harvest'. B Real has recruited some of the hottest underground emcees to stand by his side. After releasing the first Cypress Hill album in 5 years earlier this year, B couldn't imagine a better time to begin planting the seeds for the next crop of emcee's to bless the mic."
-Soul Assassins via
Born Dec 5 1981 Mark Joseph Howell Jr., into the land of enchantment New Mexico was the embodiment of an eighties baby. As early as age 9 groups like Digable Planets, Cypress Hill, Rakim etc. left an inspirational infection which to this day still has no cure. By 13 he had begun tinkering around with groundbreaking new music software such as Rebirth, Cubase, Soundforge producing beats for emcees in the local vicinity. Digging for records was a pastime throughout high school. Grand Arch sharpened his skills as an Ableton audio engineer, mixing and mastering until recording finally invaded the majority of the time. Finally a graduation from the sound academy provided by Douglas Geist of Sante Fe Center Studios which does the audio for TV's popular series "Breaking Bad", Grand Architect was more than confident in his musical aptitude. Now Grand Architect works on ensuring the continuity of our most precious commodity, Hip Hop
G Life & DJ Pookie
gLife, a born musician, played guitar in grunge bands as early as age 14, by age 18 he had completed his first rap album and never went back. Now with almost ten years of live performances under his belt; including performances with an array of artists such as Slick Rick, Flobots, Hollywood Undead, Mickey Avalon, The Alkaholics, Sage Francis, Masta Ace, Cypress Hill, Yukmouth, Scarub, Souls of Mischief, Yin Yang Twins, Chali 2na, Akil the MC, Abstract Rude, and many more; recently off his fourth annual tour; and preparing for the release of his album "All I Know" with friends and tour partners LD and Ariano (Technicali Sound), gLife is putting it all on the line! Boasting his performance versatility and ability to entertain, this artist is making waves all over the USA, and soon… the world!
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