Toro y Moi
KCRW DJ Jason Bentley, host
About This Performance
Since making their debut in 2004, Chromeo have turned festivals around the world into gigantic outdoor dance parties. Taking cues from Prince and Daft Punk, they’ve forged a brand of electro-funk that’s equal parts vintage groove and futurist fantasy – and for the first time ever in Los Angeles, they’ll have a full live band powering the groove, making this a deeply funky party not to be missed. Toro y Moi’s Chaz Bear has followed his own omnivorous taste throughout a fascinating career that encompasses collagist sampling, laid-back funk, smooth rock, and existential R&B, all of it set to a club-ready dance beat. Chicago-born rapper and poet Noname, known for her thought-provoking message and freestyle skills, garnered national notoriety from her collaboration with Chance the Rapper, and her star has been rising ever since. Her two universally acclaimed records led Rolling Stone to declare her “one of the best rappers alive.” Brooklyn-born Ian Isiah (a.k.a. Big Shugga) was raised on gospel music, and has infused his heart and soul into a new brand of modern R&B and radio rap. The Blood Orange collaborator is also a key player in NY’s underground DJ club culture and the LGBTQ movement, having found the sweet spot where music meets lifestyle.
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