Tommy Genesis (CA) & Tosin Martyns (GR)
@ six d.o.g.s27 May. 17
Tommy Genesis (CA)
Tommy Genesis is not someone you can categorically label. Though her look radiates saccharine femininity, her brand of “fetish rap” boasts a complex aggro-sexuality that challenges anyone looking to undercut her creative authority.
Raised in Vancouver, Canada by a South Indian father and Scandinavian mother, Tommy is a figure laden with contradictions. At first glance, the artist has all the trappings of a bonafide pop darling; a doe-eyed beauty with ombré curls and a penchant for pleated skirts, cropped tees, glossy lipstick and combat boots. But underneath the schoolgirl allure lies something far more esoteric.
Tommy’s music eschews nearly every hetero-normative motif commonly affiliated with the rap genre. The graphic volatility of Tommy’s lyrics seamlessly parallels the production of her songs, which swerves and slides across a slew of genres. It’s the very unhinged, otherworldly quality of Tommy’s work that caught the ear of Atlanta’s leading underground rap king Father who, after hearing a series of bedroom-produced singles while zipping through cyberspace, gave her the early Awful Records co-sign.
With one-third of her World Vision album trilogy complete and the remaining two on the horizon, Tommy’s brief albeit potent mark in the music sphere has her leading the wave for the next generation of artists fighting the system. With her recent signing to Downtown / Interscope Records, Tommy’s career is set to begin a promising and exciting new chapter.
Tosin Martyns (GR)
Born in Nigeria, in 1990, and raised in Athens, Tosin Martyns discovered his passion for music at a very young age and since then he has been chasing after his dream.
Starting his career as a member of a children’s church choir, which helped him understand what music is, he started after learning to play the keyboards and drums. At the age of 16 he formed a band with his friends, called “Le’s Blanc’s” where they played covers and created their own original tracks and that’s when his experience as a front man began.
After a couple of years “Le’s Blanc’s” split up. However, Tosin didn’t give up and began writing/recording and performing as well, his own songs inspired by reggae and afrobeat.
Princess Nokia (US) & Black Athena & Dednewb
@ An Club 04 Jul. 17
PRINCESS NOKIA is a musical collaboration between Destiny Ortiz and Christopher Lare. The pair met through a mutual friend and began to working together in early 2013. Looking to build a new genre, while embracing existing subgenres, PRINCESS NOKIA has created a neo-futuristic sound that is both relevant and avant garde.
PRINCESS NOKIA released their 1st independent album, "METALLIC BUTTERFLY", in May of 2014. The album has since received critical acclaim in both the underground and mainstream. Media outlets Fader and Vice both gave [album] rave reviews.
Their sound comes inspired by 90's Rave, Drum & Bass, with a nod to the raw New York & U.K. underground. "METALLIC BUTTERFLY" offers a diverse fusion of Trip Hop, Jungle, Adult Contemporary, Cute-Core, Grime, R&B & Afro Latin House. Latent, yet lyrically honest, with a creative approach their music continues to set them apart and attract a rapidly growing fanbase.