Sofie・Boiler Room, L.A. / Kosmic Blues・VRTW / Scuffle / Kidamn
Centru, Beat Poetry & Vinyl, Rum, Tapas & Wine present:
Trippin' Rippin' with
・SOFIE・Stones Throw Records, Boiler Room, NTS Radio | USA
・Kosmic Blues Live・Vinyl, Rum, Tapas & Wine | Ro
・Scuffle・Beat Poetry | Ro
・Kidamn・Beat Poetry | Ro
Live Act and Party jazz, funk, grooves, beats, hip-hop, r&b
The Trippin' Rippin' nights or musical sessions are auditory voyages started off of strange curiosities, travels through time – past, present and future – through imaginary, fantastic, forgotten places, through occult and intergalactic ghettos; "mellow, deep, hip" mélanges with the set purpose of offering musical alternatives and promoting less popular sonic or rhythmical exploration, and also different artists, musicians, producers or DJs.
10th of February proposes a very special lineup with some special guests:
Stones Throw Records, Boiler Room, NTS Radio
Born in Palo Alto, California, but with parents from rural Austria and Iran combined, Sofie is always on the move. Sometimes she might be in sunny Los Angeles, California, chillin' on some West Coast vibes with her homies from Stones Throw Records like Mndsgn, Knxwledge, Anderson Paak, Peanut Butter Wolf or Dam-Funk, just to name a few, and sometimes you might find her in cloudy London, United Kingdom, doing all kinds of cool stuff with Boiler Room. If she's not in the two, she's in Vienna, Austria, studying philosophy, psychology and English, or she might be somewhere else on this earth hosting an event or DJing at another one.
Yep! Sofie is an artist, curator, record collector, DJ and a talented musician in her own right, being a classically trained instrumentalist at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna, playing the violin and viola since she was four, as well as self taught on the piano. Her career in music really kicked off when she started interning at Stones Throw Records, an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California, and subsequently got a job. From here she connected with Boiler Room when they booked their first across-the-pond broadcast on the West Coast, that evening warming up the turntables for none other than Dam-Funk, J Rocc and Peanut Butter Wolf. A relationship was born between the two camps that night that ultimately lead to her becoming a core member of Boiler Room's team, being responsible for hosting, programming, creative direction and merchandise.
When she was living in London, Sofie has had her own night called Bone Soda, that she ran with fellow Boiler Room DJs Skinny Macho and Truce. Fast forward to now, she is currently hosting her own monthly SOS Radio show on NTS Radio, playing obscure disco, psych, funk, dusty grooves and rare tape rap or that good-good music in general with all kind of guests. So far, she has shared stages with many DJs and musicians, from Kutmah, Ras G, fLako and Teebs to Madlib, Egon, J Rocc, Gaslamp Killer and Anderson Paak, and these are just a few of them.
Most recently, Sofie has dropped a heavy hitting compilation of underground's best hip-hop and soul via Stones Throw Records with the SOS Tape. A detailed account featuring 24 tracks from 26 artists, SOS Tape serves as a marker point for musicians across the globe who have had the opportunity to showcase on Sofie's genre-defying monthly show on London's pirate radio station NTS Radio. Besides this, a recent composition of hers is featured on the Oslo-based label Mutual Intentions new compilation cassette.
Vinyl, Rum, Tapas & Wine
As the name suggests, Kosmic Blues is a wonderful blend of blues, funk and electronic beats, with a dash of folk, jazz and old school rock. The result is a fresh timbre and a soothing sound that shelters the listener in an atmosphere of peace and "joie-de-vivre". Think of Morcheeba meets Jefferson Airplane, but with more than a modern twist.
The band is formed by three people: Cosmina with her angelic voice, Acoustic Paul and his amazing guitar, and Robert a.k.a. UFe providing soulful beats with his MPC and gentle scratches on the turntables.
Kosmic Blues was formed in March 2016 and it's part of Vinyl, Rum, Tapas and Wine family of artists. Since its launch the kosmic guys concerted at Electric Castle and different outdoor events and clubs from Bucharest.
In December 2016, Kosmic Blues released its first video and single "Littlle Sparrow", song which entered immediately in heavy rotation at Radio Guerrilla.
Prepare for a kosmic concert that will take you in a state of pure joy!
・Kidamn and Scuffle・are the hosts and founders of Trippin' Rippin', and also two of the creative forces behind the Beat Poetry project, a platform and musical event started off in Club Brain, Iași, in 2010. Collectors and lovers of sound and music, they are known on the local scene as among two of the finest and most eclectic selectors owed to their DJ sets that encompass varied sounds and rhythms, from crate diggers' nuggets to jazz, soul and funk or from hip-hop and "neck-snapping beats" to various abstract electronics, rock, psyché and world music.
Together with Sofie and Kosmic Blues, they all promise a night full of positive vibrations and dancing tricks, an evolving journey of thought and senses, expanding their love-of-music sound over the hungry ears and excited bodies.