Open House 7 Year Anniversary Party
Date: March 19th (SATURDAY)
Time: 9PM ~ 4AM
Location: Warehouse in Culver City
Please RSVP/contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the address and parking instruction.
21 and Over
Fee: $10 Limited pre-sale available click here
$20 at the door
Special Guest Dancer: Sekou from Dance Fusion NYC
DJ Basil “Are You House”
DJ G (São Paulo, Brazil/Sambanismo Records)
Dirty Soap (1212 Session/Open House)
Special Live Performance by: PULLMAN PORTERS – New EP Don’t Speak
Food and Art Vendors
Please contact Andrea Lomelin if you are interested in vending.
Baltimore’s own house don, in the form of Kohesive recordings main man Karizma.
Karizma’s musical career started with him djing at age 13, doing various fashion shows and college parties. He landed a radio show on Baltimore’s college radio station WEAA, playing hip hop and at the same time was playing at various clubs around the city showing an obvious love for house music. Around this time he would often bump into DJ Spen and bug him for advice. As fate would have it Spen and Karizma would work together at radio station V103. This prompted the two to work together on Spen’s 1st Jasper street company album project. Karizma contributed the song E.B.W.2.R.T.W (Everybody wants 2 rule the world) and did drum programming on the track “Temptation”.
After this Spen & Karizma worked on Kim English’s “Tommorrow”, Mary J Blige’s “Beautiful”, Kenny Bobien’s “Let me show you” and SuSu Bobien’s “Thank you”… the rest is history. Spen and Karizma (now with Basement Boys productions), went on to remix Everything but the Girl, Amira, Lenny Kravitz, Ann Nesby, Ron Carroll, Roy Ayers, Boris Dlugosh, Bob Sinclar, Kathy Brown, Jocelyn Brown and Ministers de la Funk to name a few. It was in these remixes Karizma developed the “deepah dubs” and “deepah ones” moniker for his rendition of the remixes.
After a healthy career of remixes and productions, Karizma struck out on his own a formed Kohesive Productions. His first production “Samma Ganni” was released on Basement boys imprint “Elphunk”. Karizma has made his first big appearance destroying the Powerhouse at the legendary Southport Weekender in 2006. In the following year in 2007 in March after Karizma’s solo album, “a mind of its own” was released, Karizma toured around the globe and Karizma was voted as Best DJ’s of 2007 in the XLR8R magazine. Karizma’s mastered skills on the Pioneer CDJ and DJM were acknowledged and was sponsored by Puma Japan in 2007 and Pioneer DJ Japan in 2010. In 2010, Karizma was nominated as the “Best Hometown Hero” on his home town, Baltimore city newspaper for his solo career progression traveling around the globe covering all continents visiting 34+ countries.
In 2013, after 4 years from the previous album, “Wall of Sound”, was released on R2 Records; it ranked in top 1 immediately, and kept its top 10 status in the following 6 months making a record at Traxsource to this date.
In 2014, Karizma has spent a few good months working on his collaboration projects with Osunlade, Atjazz and Deetron to name a few, and his live dj performances and remixes have been quite successful. Karizma’s DJ performance as a former Basement Boys during Jasper St. Co. reunion live show for the Southport Weekender 50 and Camelot also made fresh news in the industry as well. Karizma has always been an innovative leader in the scene, just being true to himself following the sounds that fall into his systems. You can expect to hear new sounds of Karizma as well as Kaytronik in 2015!
DJ Basil is a Producer-Writer -Remixer that’s been relevant in undergound/dance music culutre over 4 decades. Credits include recordings on the legendary Nu Groove & King Street record labels, credited with classics like “City Streets” “Black Man” “All Trube African” “Getaway” “Time To Be Free”. And recently collaborating with legendary DJ/Producer Ron Trent of Chicago on the international anthem “Are You House” on Future Vision records distributed by Rush House Store. With Another hot anthem with DJ Ron Trent following entitled “Your Name Is Music”. Coming song the highly articipated collaboration with “3 times Grammy Winning DJ Producer Louie Vega, teaming as “Brutha Louie and Brutha Basil” with another not anthem “The Freedom of Dance (IT’S THE BEAT)” rocking dance floor already around the world.
DJ and music producer G, has infused his Brazilian roots into everything he does. A chance meeting with DJ SAM ONE, in 2009, made a huge impact on his life and career. Sam guided G, and invited him to be a member of HOUSE 4 YOU (label and Party Production). G is the new generation of DJs. His latest album is a tribute to his love of music and culture from so many different perspectives. Mixing Brazilian roots with NYC’s house, makes his music different and authentic having it’s own essence and identity. Since 2012, DJ G owns his own label called Sambanismo, which launches his music and produces other artists as well. Sambanismo is an authentically Brazilian label, that brings a new flavor to the music industry. G has already performed his productions at the best clubs in the world including Cielo in NYC, Libation Party NYC, Are You Afro? in NYC, Hang Time in NYC, La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Djoon Club in Paris, Balajo Club in Paris, Theatre Club in Marrakesh, Queens in Milan Italy, Mokai Sao Paulo Brazil, Vegas Club Sao Paulo Brazil, among others. Nowadays DJ G is spreading his music, passion and charisma to every Club and event that welcomes his brazilian flavor, technique and great taste.
PULLMAN POTERS – Vocalists/Producers:
Pullman Porters is a soulful singing duo including twin brothers Todd and Troy Garner. Born into a musical community, their father Emmett Jr. was a top R&B promoter in Chicago. His success led him to become Vice President of Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records. This provided his sons with an environment that molded their inclination towards music and the arts.
The Garner brothers left their roots in the south side at the age of seven, not anticipating the musical journey ahead of them. Graduating from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), their talents didn’t go unnoticed. They soon found themselves at the side of Lenny Kravitz who led them around the world singing backup vocals on his “Circus” tour.
Afterwards, the twins began writing their own songs and formed the band Seven’s Door, which landed a recording contract with Capitol Records. Even without an album release, the label’s confidence in the group gave them the push to form their rock band, The Seventh Hour. Their eponymous first album was released independently on Stone Cold Records.
The current Pullman Porters project is a tribute to their roots from their father’s influence and love of Soul and R&B. Their heroes include Jimi Hendrix, Anthony Hamilton, Otis Redding Led Zeppelin, Donny Hathaway and Gregory Porter.
Their upcoming release will be a feature on the House EP, “Don’t Speak” by DJ G from Brazil. The release date is Summer 2016.