KZSC Santa Cruz Radio DJs spin at the Annual UCSC Welcome Week Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Frolic 2018! *NSFW*

WATCH: KZSC Santa Cruz Radio DJs spin at the Annual UCSC Welcome Week Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Frolic 2018! *NSFW*

DJ Brandon Berry | DJ Kaviar | DJ RIZZYSTAYDIZZY

Directed By: Rizal Aliga & Kathy Hermosillo

Shot By: Rizal Aliga | Kathy Hermosillo | Rocko Bauman

Edited by: Rizal Aliga

Setup: Rocko Bauman | Duncan Ober | Alex Vareljian

YBN Nahmir Concert Review 5.20.18 by DJ N$TY K & DJ LODÄNI

On May 20th, 2018, 18-year-old rappers, YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay from the YBN crew performed at the Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. The performers showed out to a hyped up audience who had been anxiously awaiting the two acts. Headliner YBN Nahmir gained recognition and huge popularity after his track, “Rubbin Off The Paint” was released on Soundcloud in August 2017 and continued his popularity with “Bounce Out With That” in January 2018. YBN Almighty Jay is not only known for his track, “Takin Off” but also for his most recent relationship with stripper Blac Chyna. However, these boys, “…first assembled YBN as [teenagers] on XBOX live, posting [their] Grand Theft Auto live streams to Youtube and later freestyling during Live sessions,” (Ben Dandridge-Lemco, The Fader). These two from the YBN crew came out to the venue with a surprisingly large audience, eager to hear the new artists’ music.

Opener YBN Almighty Jay warmed up the crowd by laying down fresh raps and performing a number of his singles, as he is yet to produce a debut album. When headliner YBN Nahmir appeared on stage, Almighty Jay stayed on along with other openers, King Midas and Antdog Da Beast. The four rappers performed alongside main act, YBN Nahmir, despite not being featured in his original songs. Each had their own style, however, Nahmir’s music is heavily influenced by Bay Area type beats, similar to SOBxRBE and E-40.

The entire set was wild. Not only were the artists keeping the crowd alive with their music, but YBN Jay Almighty facetimed rumored to-be baby mama Blac Chyna to say “Hi” to everyone in the audience, just to add to the chaos. The crowd was ready for the hype when YBN called out a mosh pit and they were not hesitant to rush the stage when Nahmir told them to. Our own KZSC volunteers had the opportunity to party with Nahmir and his squad on the stage.

If you’re still sleeping on YBN Nahmir and his squad, make sure to check him out on Apple Music and Soundcloud.

WRITTEN BY: DJ N$TY K & DJ LODÄNI

JMSN Concert Review @ The Atrium 5.19.18 By DJ N$TY K & DJ LODÄNI

On May 19th, 2018 American alternative R&B and soul singer-songwriter and producer, JMSN, along with his drummer and bassist, appeared onstage at the Atrium in the Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. Opening up to a smaller audience, the crowd was able to truly embrace the intimacy that JMSN and his band showcased; his soulful and powerful voice captivated members of the crowd. The passion that each member of the band has for music was revealed especially during their solo performances.

JMSN’s genre is primarily known for his R&B and soul music, however during his elaborate guitar solos, he let his passion for rock music transpire. These solos at times had musical elements similar to those of rock bands such as The Neighbourhood, especially once JMSN’s guitar talents were met with the bassist’s smooth beats. He performed hit songs such as “Drinkin’” as well as premiering his newest track “So Badly.” We had the opportunity to chat with JMSN after his enticing set. If you haven’t seen JMSN perform live yet, you should definitely make an effort to see him next time he’s in a town near you! Check out his music on Spotify or Apple Music.

Written by: DJ N$TY K & DJ LODÄNI

 

Do LaB & Beats Antique Lightning in a Bottle Contest!

Lightning in a Bottle is right around the corner, and YOU have a chance to not only go, but perform live as well! Do LaB have announced that, in partnership with the Grand Artique, they will be offering one musician and one performer the chance to perform at Lightning in a Bottle alongside Beats Antique’s Lighting Orchestra.

This contest calls upon musicians and performers across North America to showcase their skills for a chance to win a Lightning in a Bottle Festival Pass and the opportunity to play a dream gig on the famed western frontier of the Grand Artique.To enter, fans must submit a video playing or performing to Beats Antique’s hit track “Beauty Beats.”With one of Lightning in a Bottle’s best lineups yet, winners will have the opportunity to showcase their talent amongst an eclectic assemblage of artists under the Grand Artique’s timelessly vintage stage design. Joining the Beats Antique Lightning Orchestra at the Grand Artique will be New York’s brasshouse trio Too Many Zooz, West Coast Rap icon Lyrics Born, seven piece funk and soul band Con Brio, festival scene favorites The California Honeydrops, Indie Folk Pop upstarts Shook Twins, Grand Artique mainstays The Herbert Bail Orchestra, and many more.

Submissions start April 10th and will continue through May 7th. Two winners total (1 musician & 1 performing artist) will be chosen by Beats Antique, Grand Artique, and Do LaB on the basis of musical ability, originality, vibe, and showmanship to perform at LIB 2018!

Grand Prize

  • Performing live at LIB with Beats Antique Lightning Orchestra at the Grand Artique Stage
  • 1 LIB 4-Day Festival Pass for 1st Place Musician
  • 1 LIB 4-Day Festival Pass for 1st Place Performance Artist

Contest Qualifications

  • Submit an original video of you playing “Beats Antique – Beauty Beats”
  • Must be 18+ years of age to enter
  • Contest open to North Americans only
  • Travel & Accommodations are not included
  • Must be available to play at Lightning in a Bottle Sunday, May 27th  2:30-4am(technically Sunday but really Saturday late night set) on Grand Artique’s stage
  • Submissions and voting close at 11:59pm PDT on Monday, May 7th.
  • Winner Announced on Friday, May 11th at 2pm.

For More Info Visit:http://lightninginabottle.org/beatantiquecontest/

Submission Form:http://lightninginabottle.org/forms/view.php?id=49864

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Wobbleland in SF: Festival Review

Another successful year for Vital Event’s Wobbleland!

Last weekend I attended Wobbleland at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a music festival that highlights bass music. They produced an outstanding lineup with artists like Rezz, Bauuer, Feed Me, Troyboi, Rusko and so many more. To accommodate for the packed lineup, there were two stages inside Bill Graham, one in the main area and another in the lounge. It only took a couple minutes to walk from each stage, so we were able to get from artist to artist quickly and without missing any of the music! Another benefit to the event’s new location, which was previously held in San Jose, was the increase in attendance. Despite the increase of attendees, there was still so much space to get groovy and the dance floor was never overcrowded.

On the first night, I found myself going back and forth between the stages. Barely Alive back-to-back Virtual Riot (photo above) played a dubstep-heavy set to start off the night. And closing off the night was Minnesota, Troyboi, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, and Rusko who played some of his famous tracks like “Hold On” and “Somebody to Love”.

The second night I have to admit, I stayed at the main stage, but I did hear amazing reviews about the second stage. By recommendation, I checked out Matroda who played a healthy amount of Slim Shady remixes. Then Figure and Dack Janiels played back-to-back and brought their dubstep A-game. Following was Feed Me, an artist who was on my radar when I first started listening to electronic music, played an intense set with his art as the visuals. If you’re not interested in electronic music but you do like art, the man behind Feed Me, Jon Gooch does all his own art work and he has a collection of animated monsters that are definitely worth checking out. Closing the night was Baauer and then Rezz, who went from being the surprise name last year to headlining this past weekend. Rezz always impresses with her dark and heavy sets, she truly has a sound that is very unique to the electronic world.

Wobbleland was a success yet again, with easy event parking, quick lines, multiple bars, and TWO STAGES! I cannot wait to see what next year has in store, every year the event gets better and bigger. Here are two of my favorite tracks from the festival:

 

Hope to see you next year,
Shanee Dinay
aka DJ Crux

Wobbleland 2018
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Wobbleland 2018: Bay Area’s dose of EDM

For all our bass heads out there, the bay area festival Wobbleland is back this coming February with some exciting surprises. With the full lineup out today, I am excited to share with you all the reasons why you will not want to miss out on this year’s event.

This February 23rd and 24th, 2018, Wobbleland will feature DJs such as Troyboi, Rezz, Rusko, and Baauer along with many more influential dubstep and bass artists. I am looking forward to seeing Feed Me, a dubstep DJ from the UK, who I was first introduced to when I was just starting to explore electronic music as a young high school Sophomore. I was especially drawn to his songs Little Cat Steps and Strange Behavior. I am also looking forward to Matroda an artist I recently discovered through his song BO$$.

Among the artists performing are some Santa Cruz current and past residents including Minnesota and Partywave. You can check out the full lineup here:

In the next couple weeks, listen to KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1 FM on your dial for an opportunity to win some tickets to the event. You can also go to ticketmaster to get your tickets to the show!

This year Wobbleland is moving up north to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. You can find all the information you need about the event in the links below.

Hope to see you there,
Shanee aka DJ Crux

Wobbleland 2018
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