Wednesday, August 23, 2006

One Self - Emo's Lounge - October 14, 2006

I think I'm really diggin' these cats... never heard of them before... One Self is a 3 person group consisting of DJ Vadim, Yarah Bravo and Blu Rum 13... comin' out of London these guys look like they're hitting the scene pretty hard. They'll be at Emo's Lounge, Oct. 14th.

So I'm coming back from Dallas over the weekend right... make a stop at the gas station to fill up and grab a bite to eat... walk by the chip isle and see some Funyuns... mmmh... pick a bag up with some Gatorade... get back to the car... and I'm thinking to myself... could these Funyuns be stale?!?... it was a gas station in the middle of nowhere... who knows how often they restock... so I take a bite out of one and almost spit it out... the taste was completely foreign to me as a Funyun... I take a look at the bag and they're WASABI Funyuns! After getting myself in the right state of mind... I enjoyed the rest of the bag.

More info:

One Self is a collaboration of like minds. Meeting in the rich, divergent music scene of London, One Self brings together DJ Vadim, Yarah Bravo and Blu Rum 13 and a world of possibilities in a musical melting of global ideas.

Vadim's prominent releases on Ninja Tune gave a platform to develop a touring unit of scratch dj's, rappers, musicians and beat boxers. This fluid group was known as the Russian Percussion and rocked over 600 shows worldwide in 3 years.

One Self was a natural progression as the Children of Possibility Album took shape and the unit formed. The One Self band was premiered at London's famous Jazz Cafe to sell-out crowds, and has gone on to sell out venues including Cargo (London), The Red Club (St Petersburg) and have played at festivals to crowds of up to 14,000 at Hip Hop Kemp (Czech Republic), The Big Chill (UK) and Sonar Festival (Spain).

Vadim's progressive production and adept song crafting is set by the vocal gymnastics of your friendly neighborhood MC, Blurum13 and the sultry spoken word of the Mistress of Poetic Invention, Miss Yarah Bravo. The debut album, Children of Possibility has received worldwide acclaim and is still just a glimpse of what will be to come from this group. Sharing their passion for life, music and performance with their audience, One Self aim to leave you with a smile on your face, a lift in your step, and an elevated soul.

Just back from a 40 date tour of the US, One Self is performing in Europe this summer, and starting work on the eagerly anticipated second album.

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