DJ Logic meets Dan Lebowitz Group at Tribal Summit VI
Renowned jazz-rock turntablist squares off against local psych allstars Lebowitz (ALO), Steve Adams (ALO), Inx (Hamza Lila), Jordan Feinstein (the Ritual) plus Motion Potion & the Fringe DJs
WHAT: Tribal Summit 6 feat DJ Logic, Dan Lebowitz Group & Motion Potion
WHO: DJ Logic (www.djlogic.com), Dan Lebowitz Group (www.alomusic.com), (www.motionpotion.com)
LIVE SUPPORT: Ted Schram (tedschram.com- the Fringe)
DJ SUPPORT: Motion Potion (the Mutaytor – www.motionpotion.com), Victor Vega, Tim Dietz, Mycho Cocoa, Big Dolla (the Fringe)
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2007 | Doors at 10 p.m. till 4 a.m.
WHERE: Mighty | 119 Utah St @ Alameda | 415.626.7001
GENERAL INFO: www.sunsetpromotions.net
TICKETS: $15 adv. at www.sunsettickets.com
DETAILS: Sunset and the Fringe bust the barriers between live and electronic music once again with Tribal Summit VI. DJ Logic one of the men most clearly responsible for the inclusion of DJs in the world of live music headlines with a two hours DJ set. He'll be joined on the bill by the Dan Lebowitz Group, Motion Potion and the Fringe Collective DJs, painters and dancers.
From hip-hop and R&B to dancehall, from the underground to the radio and back, DJ Logic spins a wide range of styles within these genres of music in a versatility relatively seen at the table. The maestro is widely credited for helping to bring jazz into hip-hop's sphere of influence. Hailing from the Bronx, he kicked off his adventures on the decks in the 1980s by playing at local community events. The next decade, however, saw him growing rapidly in stature as a pro musician. First he joined the group Eye & I, performing with such bands as Living Color and Body Count. He then hooked up with talented jazz trio MMW which laid the groundwork and subsequent fanbase for his solo career. Logic released three seminal records in a four year span - Project Logic, Anomaly, and Zen of Logic - all three garnering acclaim in the hip-hop world and beyond. Shortly thereafter, Logic surfaced alongside guitarist Vernon Reid for Front End Lifter, a fun, adventurous album the two recorded as Yohimbe Brothers. Not one to rest or stay still he continued moving forward, where he teamed up with Blues Traveler John Popper for the much celebrated John Popper Project.
Guitarist Dan Lebowitz and bassist Steve Adams have been playing together since middle school, forming a variety of groups culminating in San Francisco's own ALO. As ALO's popularity has risen to new heights, touring with Jack Johnson, and Toots & the Maytals, and selling out the Fillmore repeatedly, so has the appreciation for Steve and Dan's unique individual styles and collective chemistry. When ALO is not on tour, the two often join forces with explosive local world-funk drummer Inx (Hamsa Lila) and keyboardist Jordan Feinstein (the Ritual). Together, the four have crafted a project to stretch their conceptions of dance music; from funk to breakbeat to disco to old-fashioned rock & roll.
Singer songwriter Ted Schram is all about the fun. Concocting wacky tales of horny animals, despotic landlords and carnivorous poolsharks comes easily to a man who has been called "the Bay Area's Bob Rivers" Ted will open the evening with an hour of his signature sounds. Motion Potion has been blurring the lines of genre, audience and good taste for more than 10 years, appearing with artists as diverse as the Mutaytor, Maceo Parker, Parliament-Funkadelic and Galactic. A recent focus on merging psych funk and rock with nuschool tech breaks has seen him break new ground at places like 1015 Folsom, Mighty and the HipGenesis Parties in L.A. The Fringe Arts Collective was formed to "bring culture to the counterculture." An assemblage of Bay Area DJs, bands, live painters, visual artists and dancers, they've been seen in all the wrong places doing all the right things. The Fringe will be represented by DJs Victor Vega (electro), Tim Dietz (breaks), Mycho Cocoa (dubstep/breaks), and painters Travis Kohler, Jayme Bertolusi, and Nicole Andris.
The "Tribal Summit" series was founded by Sunset Promotions in 2001 to bring together the disparate communities that encompass the dance music scene. Past events have featured groups as varied as the New Deal, the Mutaytor, DubTribe Soundsystem, the Motet, KJ Sawka, and DJ Wolfie.