Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Cool Kids - Emo's - August 20, 2008

From the WTF it's sunny again department... Thanks to Beronica for the heads up! The Cool Kids, Free Sol and DJ Mel @ Emo's on Aug 20th!


My manager poured tea on my laptop and it stopped working! So I left work and took a vacation and trying to dry my laptop with my hairdryer. I'll let you know how it goes.

More info:

The Cool Kids is a hip hop duo from Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed (originally from Matteson, Illinois) and Evan "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll (originally from Mount Clemens, Michigan).[1] The Cool Kids' music has been released primarily via their MySpace page, but have been signed to the independent Chocolate Industries via their own label C.A.K.E Recordings. Reed and Ingersoll have collaborated with several other musical artists and made appearances in numerous media.

The members of The Cool Kids met in 2005 when Reed found a beat on the Internet that Ingersoll had produced.[1] The two met to discuss terms of the beat's sale, and eventually ended up recording for two hours.[2] They were inspired by hip hop in the 1980s and artists like Eric B. & Rakim.[3] Ingersoll began promoting the new duo's material, and it was eventually booked by Josh Young of Flosstradamus for a DJ performance.[2] At this performance (in a venue called Town Hall Pub), the duo met the DJ Diplo who offered to release a mixtape of their unreleased tracks titled Totally Flossed Out on his label Mad Decent, though it was eventually released on C.A.K.E. Recordings.[4] They also received an offer from the DJ A-Trak to sign to his Fool's Gold label,[4] which they did, but only for one single.[5]

Until recently, all material had been released solely on the band's MySpace page[3]—their recording contract came after performances at the CMJ Music Festival and Pitchfork Music Festival, on July 15, 2007.[1][6] Eventually, The Cool Kids signed to Chocolate Industries, another independent label.[5] The band has revealed on its MySpace page that The Cool Kids' debut album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, will be released in 2008.[7] Ingersoll has been the producer for tracks released thus far,[8] but both work in rapping and production.[9] The duo uses music software program Reason from Propellerhead Software to produce their music.[10]

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