Thursday, January 17, 2013

Get down at the Sucka Free Producer's Showcase this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 12:08 PM

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It wasn't long ago that a regular event in town spotlighting local producers would've seemed laughable, but the solid turnout of bodies on the floor at the first Sucka Free Producer's Showcase at RecordBar, in October, proved that there is an audience for strange beats in KC.

Experimental beat producers need to be ever-evolving creatures. With MIDI controllers and such becoming more attainable for novice beat producers in recent years, it was only a matter of time before hip-hop-rooted musicians began straying from the bulk and hassle of turntables. Four such minds will be spotlighted this Saturday night, when local MC and producer Sephiroth hosts the second edition of the Sucka Free Producer's Showcase, also at RecordBar.

Locals Aikido Bray (aka Approach), Osiris-1, Headfella and EggNog (aka Vertigone) will bring their hardware, homemade beats and on-the-fly techniques to the event. If you own one of those stickers that reads "Drum machines have no soul," you might want to steer clear. But if you're a fan of progressive, experimental beat music and have just the slightest bit of respect for J Dilla, this one is right up your alley.

Chris Milbourn also writes about local music online at Demencha.

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