Seemingly out of nowhere, RL Grime has risen the ranks to the forefront of dance music. His debut EP “Grapes” which included remixes from Shlomo, Salva, and LOL Boys was release in April 2012, and within a month he had the world wanting more. RL followed with the international club anthem “Trap on Acid” and immediately garnered the support of Diplo, A-Trak, Flosstradamus & 12th Planet. Since then he haas released yet another global shaker: his bootleg “Mercy” remix collaboration with LA based producer Salva. the Track had 120,000 views on Soundcloud in 2 days. RL Grimes melodic Huston influenced flavor is connecting the roots of southern hip hop with the new age of electronic dance music and in turn dictating our understanding of what it means to be a 21st century producer.
Backing up the man himself is hometown hero Nick Hook, Heavily responsible for the grimy techno-soul of NYC’s Cubic Zirconia and the greasy bass of Drop The Lime’s live show. Hook has been “twisting knobs” (self-description) for a minute now. He is no stranger to the dark underbelly of the late-night clubs, having played in some of the finest temples of boom the world over. His unique strain of acid-fried basslines and vintage drum machines have kept him in demand amongst a smorgasbord of musicians, including Men Women & Children and Head Automatica and he is currently working with El-P of Company Flow,L-Vis 1990 of Night Slugs and is the engineer behind everyone’s favorite Azaelia Banks EP. He also has red hair, which is a plus in our books. His solo EP with Scion dropped last October (download it for free HERE) and he’s currently in the studio with Zebra Katz and Kilo Kish to name a few. Watch out for this one…
Jumping off the night is the new man to watch, mΔxiavelli, who has fine tuned his sound by coming up under the watchful eye of Marty Party (of Panty Raid fame) with some bass sure to properly knock a speaker or two over the way we fully expect at a MeanRed throwdown.
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge // 158 Bleecker St, NYC