Red Bull Sound Select Presents: New York Curated by Afropunk featuring

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: New York Curated by Afropunk featuring

Leikeli47, Jojo Abot, QUIÑ

Tue, August 15, 2017

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$3 w RSVP / $10 wo

This event is 18 and over

It's seldom that a new artist emerges to help shift the landscape of what's happening in music; one that not only has the ability to embrace current sounds but take those sounds to a place that others haven't yet dared. One artist that is quickly solidifying herself as music's next trailblazer is Leikeli47.

Leikeli47 (pronounced Leh-Kay-Lee) made her musical introduction by debuting her self-produced mixtape, "Lk-47." Her 11-track mixtape garnered initial buzz due to the hard-hitting tomboy anthem "Miss America." The rebellious New Yorker whom is celebrated across the pond by BBC 1XTRA's Sarah-Jane Crawford, had a slew of her tracks featured for Sarah-Jane's "Smash of the Week." Her music also caught the attention of UK DJ/radio personality, Lily Mercer, who introduced Leikeli's electric boom bap sound to her Rinse FM audience.

Following "Lk-47," the self-proclaimed "communicator" frivolously worked on her follow-up project, "Lk-47 pt.II," which premiered via The Fader in January 2014. The tape opens with a chilling narrative from the film, "The Dark Knight Rises," and showcases 47's diverse musical talent, fiery lyrical delivery, energetic spirit and ability to humbly correlate her musical journal to legendary underdogs that include Michael Jordan and Tom Brady. Tracks and visuals including the fan favorites -- "C&C," "Elian's Theme, Based on a True Story" -- pushed 47 to gain further attention from industry insiders and media coverage including: Rolling Stone, MTV, Billboard, Spin, I-D, Complex and HypeTrak.

In the summer of 2014, Billboard exclusively premiered her explosive self- produced chune, "F*ck The Summer Up." The furious track caught the attention of EDM heavyweights, Skrillex and Diplo, who began to feature 47's songs on their "Diplo Approved," and "Skrillex Selects" SoundCloud accounts. To further support 47's burgeoning career, the duo enlisted her as one of their surprise performers during their 2014 New Year's Eve Jack Ü concert at Madison Square Garden. "Lk-47" was the featured soundtrack for Duckie Brown's androgynous S/S 14 line during New York Fashion Week. After dropping her stomp heavy track, "Two Times a Charm," her music took no time at all hit the runway once again at the Cushnie Et Ochs' S/S 15 NYFW show.

The visual for "Two Times a Charm" was later selected by Brooklyn Magazine as their "Best Video of 2014."
Jojo Abot
Jojo Abot
JOJO ABOT is a Ghanaian artist expressing herself through music, film/photography, literature and performance art. FYFYA WOTO, meaning New Birth - New Discovery serves as the theme and title for her ongoing project exploring the SELF as a provocative tool in the discovery, exchange and evolution of the subject of IDENTITY. Through her work, Abot Investigates new forms of spirituality and expression as part of a growing global conversation around shared space and share identity that exists beyond the conventional bias of color, race, class or sexual orientation.
Currently in NYC as a member of New Museum's incubator program, NEW INC, Abot is also on tour with a supporting slot on Ms Lauryn Hill’s tour with a recent show at Radio City Music Hall along with Common. Having played at iconic venues such as the Apollo Theater, Kennedy Center and Kings Theater, Abot continues to connect with the global audience.

A true cultural fusion and genre bender in both sound and artistic expression, Jojo Abot is poised to take the world by storm with her uniquely coined AFRO-HYNO-SONIC sound and otherworldly perspective.
When she was in high school, Quiñ discovered her dream job: backup singer.

But one glance at her gold-flecked eyes and a moment spent in her sunlit presence, and it's clear that there's no way she could blend into the background. Couple that with her pillowy soft voice, which manages to be earthy and ethereal at the same time, and she positively sparkles.

Still, old habits die hard. Even after filming G-Eazy's artistically NSFW video "Tumblr Girls," she didn't mention she that she, too, was an artist. "He got in the car with my friend and she played him the song I had recently done. He lost his mind," Quiñ says, cat-eyes twinkling. "I let people find out for themselves what's up with me."

With her vocally shapeshifting feature on "Thinking About You," a standout on G-Eazy's sophomore album When It's Dark Out, plus the mystical, Mad Max-inspired video soundtracked by her own dreamy "Math," plenty of people are clamoring to do just that.

Growing up in Pasadena, Quiñ's house always swayed with music. Her mother was a dancer and her father, a television director and transplant from the Bronx, played the congos, drums and trumpet. Her parents palled around with musicians such as singer/songwriter Patrice Rushen, and Quiñ would slip in and bang on the drums in recording studios. She loved harmonizing and singing in her church and school choirs, but was such an introvert, she froze up anytime the spotlight was shone on her.

"I remember singing little ditties in preschool, but I didn't know I was singing out loud. One day my teacher said, 'I love your little song!' and I remember saying, I'm never singing again!" she says, laughing. "I was super sensitive to it, because that was my gift. I had to grow into it."

In 2009, a bout of boyfriend and best friend drama broke her heart, so she left college and retreated to her godmother's in the Bay Area to heal. The trip altered the course of her creative life. While her heartache provided much fodder for her songwriting, she realized the feelings wouldn't last forever. "I want to be able to write like this when I'm not sad, so I had to figure out how to channel the hurt and still have a good day," she says.

The other massive epiphany concerned her very being.

"The only thing stopping you is you," she recalls telling herself. "I was being shy for no reason. When I realized I had words to share, then it became a necessity. I can get over this shyness, I have a message."

Now, she's close to sharing that message with the world. Working with producer and rapper Chuck Inglish on what she terms, "fantasy soul music," she's completing the EP Sunkist Midnight. It's part of her "9 Lives" series, which is testament to both to her own constant state of evolution and a wink to her mom, who called Quiñ and her sisters her "kittens."

"I have to remind myself how cool it is to be a witness to my growth," she says. "Naturally my voice sings! If my voice is made to sing, then how could I possibly mess up?"
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211