Kah-Lo, LP Giobbi
Mon, May 14, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmCrescent Ballroom
$17.00 - $20.00
This event is 16 and over
Sofi Tukker has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold on their US dates will go to support Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide (www.plannedparenthood.org). In Canada, the dollar will go to Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights and their work advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and worldwide (www.actioncanadashr.org).https://www.crescentphx.com/event/1622995/
Music has played a huge part in Kah-Lo’s life. Born Faridah Demola-Seriki, as a child her father and uncle would play various 80s & 90s Pop and Hip-Hop records around her home in Lagos, Nigeria. Artists such as Slick Rick, M.I.A, Rihanna, Madonna and Kanye West have all influenced her musical direction as well as her unique sense of style, topped off with her long flowing signature green hair. Beginning her musical journey straight out of university after making the brave decision to move from Nigeria to the USA, the now 24-year-old decided it was all or nothing and started taking crucial steps into the development of her fearless brand. Kah-Lo soon began performing in bars and coffee shops across New York City – perfecting her craft whilst also uploading random tracks to her Soundcloud page.
Fast-forward to 2018 and Kah-Lo is looking ahead to a festival filled summer at Pukkelpop, Reading & Leeds Festival and SW4. In this time, Kah-Lo also released her debut solo single ‘Fasta’ followed by 'Fake ID' which arguably continue much of the success earned with ‘Rinse & Repeat’, collectively earning BBC Radio 1’s hottest specialist record of the year, ‘Hottest Record in the World’ by Annie Mac, ‘Tune of the Week’ by Clara Amfo and ‘Jam Hot’ & ‘Track of the Week’ by MistaJam. ‘Fasta’ also enjoyed a record five weeks at number one on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart and earned praise from the likes of Calvin Harris, Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, Faithless and many more key industry tastemakers. Kah-Lo’s undeniable impact has also been felt in Australia, where ‘Fasta’ became one of the year’s hottest records on triplej radio, where it was added to full rotation almost immediately and went on to become one of their most played songs of 2017.
Currently putting the final touches to a full-length release with Riton, Kah-Lo looks set to dominate throughout 2018, too!
She was trained in jazz piano at UC Berkeley before becoming a synth warrior goddess in Los Angeles. She uses her combined knowledge of music theory and sign wave creation to reach the enlightenment afforded by a clusterfuck of inclusivity. Her weapons are charisma, spunk, fearlessness, DJ decks, blacks and whites, DAW systems, fields of sci-fi synthesizers, sequins, feathers and leopard print. And she is not afraid to use them.
Find her deejaying and booking shows at the W Hotel Los Angeles as their Music Curator (where she recently opened up for the Billboard's Next Big Sound showcase featuring Gallant), playing synth bass and deejaying for Madame Gandhi, opening up for Sofi Tukker on their European and North American tour, where she throws down her self produced Afro-Cuban infused Piano House tracks, producing, engineering, synthesizing and Music Directing for LJ Laboratory (currently getting ready to release their first full length: Analogue Interference) and playing jazz gigs wherever a piano lives.
LP Giobbi is getting ready to release her first few tracks co-produced by Sofi Tukker April 2018 while opening up for them on their US tour where she gets to add the Korg M1 Piano to her deejay sets.