Kah-Lo, LP Giobbi
Wed, April 18, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Sofi Tukker has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide.https://www.impconcerts.com/event/1611724/
SOFI TUKKER is the genre-defying duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern celebrated for their inclusive and global perspective on electronic music and their work's themes of liberation, unity, and self-empowerment. Their debut single "Drinkee" was nominated for a Best Dance Recording Grammy® which was followed by Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy® nomination for their debut album Treehouse. SOFI TUKKER's music has charted on every continent other than Antarctica and in 2018 they had a top 20 hit on US pop, alternative, and dance radio with "Best Friend". The group has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, MTV's TRL, and Last Call with Carson Daly. SOFI TUKKER are also passionate activists who have raised funds and awareness for Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, and the March for Our Lives.
Kah-Lo is the Nigerian-born rising star, who has enjoyed an incredible 2016 with a chart-topping hit with 'Rinse & Repeat'; her infectious collaboration with London-based producer Riton. The phenomenal success of 'Rinse & Repeat' included being named one of the Top 10 most played songs on BBC Radio 1 for 2016, selling 400,000 copies in the UK and 35 million streams & counting on Spotify and a coveted Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording at this year's award ceremony - a testament to its enduring appeal as one of the most influential and unique club tracks of recent times, setting in motion the foundations in Kah-Lo’s burgeoning super-stardom.
Music has played a huge part in Kah-Lo’s life. Born Faridah Demola-Seriki, as a child her father and uncle would play various 80s & 90s Pop and Hip-Hop records around her home in Lagos, Nigeria. Artists such as Slick Rick, M.I.A, Rihanna, Madonna and Kanye West have all influenced her musical direction as well as her unique sense of style, topped off with her long flowing signature green hair. Beginning her musical journey straight out of university after making the brave decision to move from Nigeria to the USA, the now 24-year-old decided it was all or nothing and started taking crucial steps into the development of her fearless brand. Kah-Lo soon began performing in bars and coffee shops across New York City – perfecting her craft whilst also uploading random tracks to her Soundcloud page.
Fast-forward to 2018 and Kah-Lo is looking ahead to a festival filled summer at Pukkelpop, Reading & Leeds Festival and SW4. In this time, Kah-Lo also released her debut solo single ‘Fasta’ followed by 'Fake ID' which arguably continue much of the success earned with ‘Rinse & Repeat’, collectively earning BBC Radio 1’s hottest specialist record of the year, ‘Hottest Record in the World’ by Annie Mac, ‘Tune of the Week’ by Clara Amfo and ‘Jam Hot’ & ‘Track of the Week’ by MistaJam. ‘Fasta’ also enjoyed a record five weeks at number one on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart and earned praise from the likes of Calvin Harris, Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, Faithless and many more key industry tastemakers. Kah-Lo’s undeniable impact has also been felt in Australia, where ‘Fasta’ became one of the year’s hottest records on triplej radio, where it was added to full rotation almost immediately and went on to become one of their most played songs of 2017.
Currently putting the final touches to a full-length release with Riton, Kah-Lo looks set to dominate throughout 2018, too!
LP Giobbi is rock ’n roll with a disco soul, born draped in sequins and cloaked in fog at a seance in the mountains of Oregon.
She was trained in jazz piano at UC Berkeley before becoming a synth warrior goddess in Los Angeles. She uses her combined knowledge of music theory and sine wave creation to reach the enlightenment afforded by a clusterfuck of inclusivity. Her weapons are charisma, spunk, fearlessness, Pioneer decks, blacks and whites, DAW systems, fields of synthesizers, sequins, feathers and leopard print—and she's not afraid to use them.
She’s shared the stage with everyone from Gallant (providing support for Billboard’s Next Big Sound showcase) to Madame Gandhi (playing synth bass and DJing), and is currently touring with Sofi Tukker throughout Europe and North America, throwing down her self-produced Afro-Cuban infused piano house tracks with her Korg M1.
When she’s not chasing down pianos to play jazz gigs, or producing, engineering and music directing, you can find her DJing and booking shows for W Hotels as their Music Curator, providing a platform of visibility to woman-identified acts with her initiative, FEMMEHOUSE, at August Hall San Francisco, and releasing tracks on Sofi Tukker’s new label, Animal Talk (which she also co-owns). You can also jump tits first into her wardrobe with her GIOBBI line of shirts.
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