Kåmnd¡ Represents New Zealand at Red Bull Sound Select
10 September, 2014
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Kåmnd¡ Represents New Zealand at Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA.
60 Must-See Artists. 30 Venues. One Month in Los Angeles.
Red Bull Sound Select, an artist development program that delivers the best in new music, announces Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA. This month-long series will showcase 60 must-see artists from around the globe representing a variety of genres at 30 different venues throughout Los Angeles, every night this November.
Christchurch Red Bull Sound Select artist Kåmnd¡, curated by the HIT + RUN crew, has been selected to play alongside Chance the Rapper and Azizi Gibson at the House of Blues on November 15. The House of Blues has been home to performances from the likes Tupac, Q-Tip, Slash (Gun’s n Roses,) UB40, and Billy Idol.
Kåmnd¡ and Azizi Gibson (LA) will reunite playing separate sets on the same stage after collaborating on a number of tracks leading up to the Red Bull Sound Select Block Party New Zealand, including “Crown Violet,” “Backward Books” and “Toast.” The tracks produced together have since received over 500,000 plays on SoundCloud, and attracted the attention of international blogs including HypeTrak, Noisey, HypeMachine and EarMilk.
Beat maker Kåmnd¡ also produced an unofficial remix of Chance the Rapper’s track “Paranoia,” which to Kåmnd¡’s surprise was featured on HypeTrak’s #SoundSelect SBSW playlist. As a result, nine months after the track release the Christchurch artist will be opening the same stage as rap genious Chance.
“I’ve always wanted to do big things with my music, and to be given the chance to share a stage with Chance the Rapper and Azizi Gibson is a huge stepping stone in the direction I want to head,” says Kåmnd¡. “To be doing the show at the House of Blues is beyond perfect.”
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA will feature shows in venues tailored to each bill, such as a block party with Cut Copy, A$AP Mob at The Palladium, and Wax on Wax - a vinyl DJ night at Madame Tussauds. Additional artists include Bad Religion, Death from Above 1979, Future Islands, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Real Estate, The Head and the Heart, and Warpaint, each paired with Red Bull Sound Select artists. These artists are curated by leading music influencers from across the country.
“We're most excited about sharing the stage with some of our musical heroes” says LA Red Bull Sound Select artist, the Wrestlers. “Red Bull Sound Select does a great job of putting small, independent artists in a position to grow, and 30 Days in LA is a perfect example of that.”
The complete line-up and artist info on Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 days in LA is available at redbullsoundselect.com/30Days.