BASE FM and Dopamine present : Blu & Exile with House Shoes
Written by Admin on March 21, 2013
Dopamine and Base FM are proud to announce the first NZ appearance of LA based duo Blu & Exile, with DJ support from Detroit’s HipHop ambassador to the world HOUSE SHOES and Auckland’s kings of the underground @PEACE.
Wednesday 3rd April @ GALATOS.
Limited $35 tickets available: www.undertheradar.co.nz
BLU & EXILE: When Blu & Exile dropped Below the Heavens in 2007, the seminal album descended on a substance-starved hip-hop nation like a gift from the gods. The seamless chemistry of Exile’s soulful sample-based production and the poetic poignance of Blu’s multisyllabic lyricism instantly took jaded heads back to an era when dynamic duos routinely amazed–while making internet era fans feel as though they were experiencing the birth of a classic all their own.
In the subsequent years, Blu has established himself as a message board fixture, releasing material at a staggering clip, while Exile has continued to refine his production chops, most notably on a sonically daring solo album and Fashawn’s inspired Boy Meets World.
Five years after they first shook the earth, Blu and Exile have re-united, and if the title of their long awaited follow-up project is any indication, they are out to collect the props that have largely eluded them. Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them is a solid hip-hop album.
HOUSE SHOES: Detroit Hip-Hop’s Ambassador to the World, Michael “HouseShoes” Buchanan has been an integral part of the long burgeoning Motown resurgence. Ask the people coming out of Detroit and they will confirm all of this. HouseShoes, a resident DJ at the Hip-Hop staple St. Andrews Hall from 1994-2004, has had personal influence over (at least) a full generation of emcees, producers, and then-future-DJs.
This will be HouseShoes 3rd visit to NZ, and the first since he dropped his debut full-length album Let It Go in 2012. As a DJ, Shoes has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe with Hip-Hop acts (Mayer Hawthorne, Percee P, Guilty Simpson, Illa J, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Phat Kat, Slum Village, and Elzhi to name a few) as well as on his own. He has garnered the respect of acts far outside the scope of Detroit Hip-Hop by taking crowds somewhere they never planned on going, helping them discover more about music in the process. House Shoes also recently became Mayer Hawthorne’s(Stones Throw) tour dj.