The Echo, Courteous Family, & ADBC Records Present
HYPNOTHESIS: Hyphy Beats, West Coast Bass, & Jazz From Outer Space
Courteous Tone, Great Dane, Hapa, Cousin Litt, Mike Gao, Somni, & Special Guests
Fri November 23, 2018
Los Angeles, California
$5 Early Bird / $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show
This event is 18 and over
Record labels Courteous Family and ADBC present Hypnothesis- a new monthly residency centered around the new wave in LA’s infamous beatscene. With ties to Team Supreme, Low End Theory and the like, residents Tsuruda, Hapa, Woolymammoth, Great Dane, and Courteous Tone are accomplished producers, DJs, and label heads who bring the latest and greatest in all things hip hop, beats, and bass. In addition, each show will feature unannounced special guests. Put on your dancing shoes, grab your sisters and come get stupid-doo-doo-dumb!
The kids are alright. Founded by Great Dane (2017)
Dane Morris is Great Dane, an LA transplant from Orange County with a taste for independent hip-hop and an ear for sticky beats. A Low End Theory staple with 3 full-length records under his belt, he is co-founder of the music collective TeamSupreme.
Dane has been touring basically non-stop since his debut album (Alpha Dog) in 2013, and is excited to finally establish this residency in LA as his home bass. His latest solo venture is ADBC:
While tutoring at some of the most acclaimed music production schools in LA, Dane realized how much raw talent was brewing out there - he felt like he had stumbled upon some of the hottest unknown music producers on the planet and wanted to build a platform to shine a spotlight on them. This label imprint is digitally distributed by Alpha Pup Records - Daddy Kev’s brainchild and the home of all Dane’s previous records - and with one compilation album released, this new club night, and the next Great Dane solo project slated for July 2018, ADBC is off to the races!
Originally hailing from the San Fransisco Bay Area, Hapa migrated south in 2014 and has since become an impactful character in the LA beat scene. Aside from his dark, other-worldly beats, he is also co founder of the up and coming record label Courteous Family. Over the years he has devoted himself to the forward progression of music. Drawing inspiration from close friends like Tsuruda, Woolymammoth, Aztek, and Herzeloyde, (to name a few) Hapa has had a hand in many unforgettable collaborative projects as well as accrued a deep repertoire of his own. Everything he touches radiates unmistakeable style. A true tastemaker down to the core, Hapa’s DJ sets are something you won’t want to miss.
Thomas Jay Tsuruda (born August 9, 1991) was immersed in music as soon as he could read. Starting with piano as a child, and with violin and vocal lessons soon to follow, he is no stranger to classical training and the self discipline that comes with it. Tsuruda attended a classical music school from kindergarten to 8th grade, and spent his childhood experimenting with every instrument he could get his hands on. Due to his early involvement with music, it comes as no surprise that Thomas fell into the world of producing at the young age of fifteen.
With influences like Madlib and Flying Lotus, Tsuruda's style is diverse, elegant, and complex. Disregarding all genres, he isn't afraid to push the boundaries of electronic bass and hip hop music. His live sets are always a unique surprise and have taken him around North America sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the game. Tsuruda made his Vancouver debut with Ekali and High Klassified in May, 2015, shortly after his legendary sunrise set at Emissions Music Festival with G Jones and Slow Magic. He's also no stranger in the Bay Area of California, holding down stages with Penthouse Penthouse, Sweater Beats, Zeke Beats, Mikos Da Gawd, Woolymammoth and many more. He's headlined shows and other festivals such as Infrasound across the Midwest. You can also catch Tsuruda spin every week at his Friday night weekly in Hollywood, Ca at the club Dirty Laundry.
Tsuruda is now more focused on producing music than ever. His distinctive style is making big waves with 5 full length self releases under his belt and many other singles on various labels [Darker Than Wax, Team Supreme]
Mike Gao has been a part of the Los Angeles beat scene from early on, winning the first Project Blowed beat battle and performing at Low End Theory LA from one of its earliest nights. It was playing at Low End that he was discovered by Olan of All City Records for a split 10" with Tokimonsta. On the technology end, Mike Gao has developed an iPhone app to recognize beatboxing, an iPad app to play chords, many plug-ins and even hardware. His work has been featured on WIRED, music technology journal NIME, MTV Iggy and many more.