DTR Announces Dates on A Tour De Force
Courtesy Tony Caferro.
This Spring, Deep Thinka Records proudly presents "A Tour De Force", featuring indie hip hop darlings Coolzey and Raashan Ahmad on tour in the US and Canada in support of their upcoming new albums, Hit Factory and Cloud 9. Be sure to check them out when they come to your neck of the wood.
February 7: Cortez, CO @ Angel's End Zone
February 8: Durango, CO @ The Summit
February 9: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
February 11: Laramie, WY @ 3rd Street Cowboy
February 13: Omaha, NE @ The Hideout
February 14: Ames, IA @ London Underground
February 15: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
February 16: Osh Kosh WI, @ Reptile Palace
February 17: Appleton, WI @ Maritime Tavern
February 18: Minneapolis, MN @ Honey
February 20: Fairborn, OH @ One Eyed Jack's
February 22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
February 23: Buffalo, NY @ Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar
February 25: Kitchener, ON @ The Firehall
February 26: London, ON @ APK
February 27: Peterborough, ON @ Splice Lounge
February 28: Toronto, ON @ The Central
March 1: Kingston, ON @ The Manson
March 2: Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
March 5: New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
March 6: Portland, ME @ The Big Easy
March 9: Cleveland, OH @ The Symposium
March 14-17: Austin, TX @ SXSW
After releasing his genre-defying debut full-length album, The Honey, Coolzey managed to amass an underground following worldwide, charting in the top ten for months on college radio stations in the US and selling out of the limited physical run before the year ended, leaving the rest to the digital world. Since then, he has toured nationally with Akil of Jurassic 5, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, and Joe Jack Talcum of Dead Milkmen; and collaborated on two genre-defying projects. Coolzey and the Search for the Hip Hop Hearts -- a record produced by 12 different indie hip-hop producers, including Crown City Rockers, Copywrite, J.Rawls, and Giant Panda -- and Live from the Cave @ Dougman, a lo-fi rock/blues/punk record which featured Coolzey spilling his soul onto a dilapidated cassette 4-track in a windowless room in Echo Park, then later taken into the studio and polished with keys and saxophone by world-renown engineer Eugene Toale, who has worked with Kanye West, Raekwon the Chef, Black Apples and much more. His upcoming album, Hit Factory, is due out this Spring, if he finishes it in time.
Bay Area-based rapper Raashan Ahmad is the figurehead of the live hip-hop group Crown City Rockers, which released the album Earth Tones in 2004. He has received critical acclaim from worldwide press and has collaborated with brilliant and respected artists such as Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Aloe Blacc, Keren Ann, and Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone). In 2008, his album Push was released on OM Music and the album For What You’ve Lost was released in 2010 via A Champion Sound. His new album is very tentatively entitled Cloud 9.
More info, music and links can be found at: www.raashan.net and www.coolzey.net.
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