Emmitt James ‘Genre-fi-cation’ w/ KASE • Natural Satellite • MIC
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From the DIY circuit to playing bigger stages like the Roxy and the Novo, Emmitt James is a well celebrated and experienced performer. The Midwest-bred emcee and now LA-based hip-hop artist has been said to be reminiscent of acts like A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson. Paak and The Internet. Since being billed for Pharcyde Phestival ( 2018), Emmitt has been gaining momentum from opening for legendary acts such as The Pharcyde and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) to contemporary acts like Cuco, Joey Purp, Duckwrth, Old Man Saxon, Jay Prince, Banesworld and more. He also was a semi-finalist (top 12 out of 1,000) in the Adidas Originals Sound Lab grant competition where he scored a meeting with Pusha T at ComplexCon 2018.
KASE is Jamie Breiwick (trumpet), John Christensen on (acoustic bass), and Jordan Lee (turntables and electronics). KASE invents textural soundscapes – incorporating live beats, turntablism, electronic elements, free improvisation and extended forms into the music that is crafted and created spontaneously. References for this project run the gamut from the contemporary mainstream to the avant garde to the classic… mixing jazz & hiphop – different branches of the same tree. That said, KASE has created something new and unexpected with this band. You are invited to join them on that journey.