July. 30 degrees. Cold beer. Ladies in bikinis. Ice cream. Summer in the city! Nontheless it’s been a while. Time for some boiler action! We are pleased to announce the guest of our 16th session on the 22nd of July: Mike Gao from Los Angeles, California!
Mike has been in the beat scene since the early beginning. Having won his first beat battles in 2005 he went on from there and released music on labels such as Alpha Pup and All City Records. There is also a forthcoming release on Berlin based label Project Mooncircle this summer. Mike was also one of the first to perform at the famous Low End Theory Club in Los Angeles next to artists such as Flying Lotus, Exile and Nosaj Thing. In addition to his solo projects he also enjoys working with MCs such as Luckyiam, Mestizo and Qwel by producing them, providing beats or supporting them on tour. Mike is also a huge music technology geek. An iPhone App for automatic beatbox detection is just one of the many interesting and forward thinking creations he has provided. Pursuing his PhD Computer Music at the University of California in San Diego he will also hold a talk at the International Computer Music Conference in Huddersfield this year.
Nontheless a boiler night is about music in the first place. So to give you a glimpse on what you can expect on this session, please check Mike’s latest release “Sun Shadows” right below. It has been released on Alpha Pup Records.
In addition to this special live performance we’ll also have the boiler crew in full effect again. Support will be provided by Jay Scarlett, Larkin And The Sky, Trrbo, tom2k and SLOMOO. This boiler session will take place at Import/Export, Goethestr. 30. Doors 23:00, 7€. Looking forward to see y’all bounce!