As an independent artist, the freedom you can have in how you share your music is unbelieveable, and the more creative you can be with it, the more loyal fans you’ll pull in.
Independent music collective CATCH WRECK utilized their independent freedom and promotional creativity last weekend with WRECKFAST, a house party/basement concert featuring an eight-artist lineup, pancakes and bacon for anyone looking for a late night snack, and four kegs to keep the good times flowing.
DJs Riley Lake , Con Solo, Coby Ashpis, Kiazma, & Yung Jed rocked their instrumental sets throughout the night, keeping the vibe right. Unfortunately, I was unable to learn who was playing when as I was away from the DJ table cooking bacon and enjoying pancakes, but the fact that I could hear their beats from across the crowded basement with ease says a lot about the quality and size of the speakers they used for this performance.
The highlight of the night’s performances featured First Wave rappers CRASHprez and Lord of the Fly, supported by producer/DJ *hitmayng. *hitmayng brought us the best of all worlds with his DJ set, showing off his impressive scratching skills, giving us drops featuring samples of Super Mario Bros., AOL Instant Messaging, and Sharkeisha, and playing crowd favorite songs such as “Tuesday” by I LOVE MAKKONEN and “Hot Ni**a” by Bobby Shmurda.
Next, Lord of the Fly grabbed the mic and provided the crowd with a variety of vibes, ranging from chill via his “Sippin” collaboration with Me eN You, to turnt as hell via bangers such as “Bitch I Go” and “Just Sane”. After Fly’s set, CRASHprez took to the front of the DJ table and kept the crowd alive. My favorite tracks he rocked were “Thom Yorke is Black” (obviously) and “Kill Me Dead”.
CATCH WRECK pulled out all the stops for this show. It was a great opportunity to wild out to Grade-A local hip hop, and I can’t wait to delve into more of their music soon. You can check out the collective’s music at catch-wreck.com, and you can check my review of Lord of the Fly’s Not Safe for Work here.