Koncept is an emcee born in Queens, NY, raised in both Queens, and Warwick, NY, and now resides in Brooklyn. In early 2008, Koncept began working at Fat Beats NY, and with 6 other artists employed by the store, decided to form an undeniable rap group called the Brown Bag AllStars.
Koncept’s energy is unlike anything else you will see today. He brings the most captivating, entertaining performance to any stage, just like he has already shown at packed venues throughout New York City and beyond.
In 2010, Koncept released an EP titled, "Playing Life", which is available for free download, and also available on CD including exclusive bonus tracks not available online. The project features production from J57, The Audible Doctor, DJ Brace, maticulous, marink, & DJ Dyllemma. Guest appearances from J57, Sene, & Silent Knight. All cuts on the project are from Juno Award Winning/ DMC Champion, DJ Brace.
In 2011 Koncept linked up with Cali based producer, Tranzformer for a free EP titled “More Than Meets The Eye”. This 5 song free EP was presented by DJBooth.net. Koncept & Tranzformer dropped several videos for the project for tracks, “Change”, Day Dreaming”, and “High”. Since then, Koncept has released several exclusive tracks, as well as a video for his single, “Feel So Good” which features Canadian vocalist, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and is produced by Tranzformer.
Koncept has just dropped his debut album, “awaken” through Soulspazm Records. The project features production from J57, The Audible Doctor, marink, DJ Goo, & Marco Polo. Soul Khan, Sene, and Shady Records/ Slaughterhouse’s own, Royce da 5’9 appear as guests on “Awaken”. With the lead single, “Watch The Sky Fall” featuring Royce da 5’9, produced by Marco Polo dropping and receiving a lot of praise, things are only looking up for the Brown Bag AllStar.
Koncept's tracks have been aired on Sirius XM radio’s, Hip Hop Nation with DJ Eclipse, Live from Headquarters with DJ Premier, Shade 45 with Tony Touch, as well as college radio all around the world. He has been featured on hundreds of sites and blogs including 2dopeboyz, Nahright, HipHopDX, URB magazine, & DJ Booth just to name a few. He has performed alongside greats such as Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought, Styles P, Big Daddy Kane, Large Pro, EPMD, Tash (Tha Alkaholics), Brand Nubian, Dead Prez, Joell Ortiz, & many more.
Brace a eu une carrière de DJ diversifiée qui a débuté il y a 10 ans et met en lumière de nombreuses fonctions qu’il a occupé comme un turntablist, producteur et DJ instructeur. DJ Brace a gagné de nombreuses batailles aux platines, comprenant le Championnat DMC Canada de 2004 ainsi que la 8e position dans le monde. Avec Gruf, rappeur légendaire des prairies, Brace a publié un LP éponyme intitulé Soundbarriers en 2005. La musique de Brace peut également être entendue sur la série télé Prison Break, de Fox TV. Brace a aussi marqué la musique de Radio-Canada. Son premier album solo, Nostomania, a remporté un prix Juno pour le meilleur album instrumental de l'année 2009. Pendant l’été 2009, un vinyle 12 " a été publié sur ESL Music, avec un remix de Brace. De plus, il a été DJ pour Roxanne Shante et The Beatnuts. Son album, Synesthasia, a été nominé pour le Félix du meilleur album électronique de l'année 2011. Brace réside actuellement à Montréal où il compose et enregistre en studio activement sur son matériel solo, collaborant avec, Birdapres, Microthol, Ancient Astronauts, ainsi qu’avec le groupe de rap Brown Bag AllStars.
Experimental / Hip Hop / Turntablism
Soul Mechanics DJ School was founded in 2004 in Montréal, Québec. It provides instruction on DJing, turntablism, and electronic music production. It consists of a network of DJs and producers in Montréal who specialize in different techniques in these fields. The main philosophy behind the school is that knowledge is emergent and constantly changing. Our techniques and methods change and adapt with the current world of DJing and production in order to keep our students up-to-date.
Experimental / Hip Hop / Indie
The BoomBap Cats
Hip Hop / Jazz / Soul
Definition: Boombap: the original rap that goes boom followed by a bap... Cats: a slang term that was used in the 50's by jazz musicians that actually means people.
The boombap cats were founded in 2001 by Johnny IllDigger (producer) and Mehdi Cee aka Mister Slang (MC). Ever since that day, they work on their unique flava of Hip-hop to bring you the freshest shit possible.