The RE:UP Presents: Blockhead

Another great show for The RE:UP Music Series:


Support from

Chase One Two & SL Steez



Tony Simon AKA Blockhead was born and raised in Downtown Manhattan, in New York City. The son of an artist, he found a fondness for music at a young age. In particular, he fell in love with Hip Hop. In his early teens he began penning rhymes and eventually was part of a group called The Overground with a bunch of his friends. While he loved rapping, he also always had an interest in the musical side of things so he would soon abandon his dreams of being a rapper for being the man who made the beats. This was a wise choice.

Eventually, he and his friend Aesop Rock would meet and begin to make music together and release it on the internet. In 2000, Aesop's album Floatwas released on Mush Records and quickly propelled both Aesop and Blockhead into notoriety. After that, Blockhead released a breakbeat album on Mush called Blockhead's Broke Beats.

After a few years more years of making beats for rappers, Blockhead put out his first solo instrumental record on Ninja Tune records , titled Music by Cavelight. This was the first of four critically acclaimed albums he has since released on the UK based label.

He also was one half of the comedy rap duo Party Fun Action Committee, which was released on Definitive Jux records in 2003.

As well as making solo albums and working with Aesop, blockhead has also worked with artists like Murs, Slug, Mike Ladd, Cage, Open Mike Eagle, Maclethal, SA Smash, Isaiah Toothtaker, Illogic and others.

Blockhead has also been busy touring the last 8 years with groups like Aesop Rock, Dj Cam, Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Kid Koala, Cold Cut,  Emancipator, and many others.

Currently, he's finsishing up a bevy of projects , including a new solo albumInterludes After Midnight (His fifth album on Ninja Tune), and looking forward to releasing all that new music to the public in the near future.

The Official Transmit DJ Mix

On May 3rd, 2014, a classic Utah event is experiencing a phase shift into a whole new wavelength; presenting Transmit: Electro Edition!

Part of what makes Transmit such a legendary event is thousands gathering together, tuned in on the same wattage. As we increase our gain to synchronize our frequencies on a brand new channel, unity will propel us to new heights in celebration of life! Prepare for the air to be filled with buzzing soundwaves sending positive vibrations into our atmosphere!

Gather your kilohertz, millihertz, and gigahertz as we fill the Ionosphere with our unified frequencies to broadcast a unified message of universal love!

This mix features 46 tracks from Transmit headliners Kill The Noise, Jack Beats, The M Machine, Craze and Milo & Otis as well as others.  Make sure you bump this to and from Transmit!

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The RE:UP presents: ill:esha - Memorial Day Weekend

The RE:UP Music Series presents another definite artist in their series of off the hook events.




Crisis Wright

SL Steez



"ill.esha is a musician and DJ from Vancouver by way of San Fran, and now holds it down in Denver. Working in the biz from the age of fourteen she’s been a singer, an MC, fronted for a live band, and knows the nitty-gritty of music production, traveling with her own special pre-amps and mics to make sure the audience really hears what’s in her head. A true old school soul she spent most of her life spinning on vinyl and is so moved by sound and the desire for the organic that she always makes sure to bring an audio recorder with her in case she hears that perfect noise. ill.esha knows how to throw it down live too, bringing an actual, flesh and blood trumpet player on the stage with her; and singing, mixing, looping, adding effects and rockin’ on a QuNeo drumpad; like an indie Imogen Heap. A testament to her skill, something happened with her headphones, so she did it all without them. I’m serious, no ear gear, check the photos. What a boss! Her set was amazing too. Elements of glitch, hip hop, dubstep, midtempo, chillstep, you couldn’t count on both hands the amount of genres her music covered and it’s really not the point. It was the kind of performance that gets people to turn around and dance with each other instead of holding up their phones and staring at the stage. One of the best things about the performance was the energy coming from her- she seemed like she’s having the time of her life."

Bring On The Beats: The Freestylers + Brazen 03/15/2014 - Lo-Fi Cafe

I'm excited to announce that Loki and I will be providing local support for this show!  The Freestylers were one of the first breaks producers that I listened to on a regular basis.  When I first bought myself turntables in 1999, the "YO" scratch on this record was the first scratch pattern that I tried to recreate.  Even today, when I get to a "YO" sample I still do this pattern.

Tickets are on sale now for this 21+ event!!!!!!   

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