Catapulted to notoriety, fame, and serious hip-hop credibility with 2002’s ‘Dead Ringer’ LP, Philadelphia based DJ and multi-instrumentalist RJD2 has enjoyed a thoroughly prolific career, following that debut album with 2004’s critically acclaimed ‘Since We Last Spoke.’
For ‘The Third hand,’ (2007) RJD2 seemingly abandoned all the notions and titles that have been placed upon him over the past 5 years. Underground hip-hop super-producer to some, virtuoso sample-based instrumental wizard to others, RJD2 embodies all of these things on the ‘The Third Hand’ but placates none who seek more of the same. Recorded, performed, arranged and produced entirely by himself in his basement studio, RJD2 commands his trusty MPC 2000XL sampler/sequencer alongside analog synths, electric pianos, and guitars, not to mention his own voice.
RJD2’s latest offering, 2016’s ‘Dame Fortune’ features guest appearances from Jordan Brown, Son Little, Phonte Coleman, Blueprint, and Josh Krajcik. David Jeffries of AllMusic gave Dame Fortune 4 stars out of 5, calling it “a culmination album with an artist’s evolution pushing things forward with all his strengths in tow.”
Raised and influenced by the rhythm and culture of New York City, Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee, together known as Break Science, fuse generations of the city’s rich musical legacy with their own deep-rooted connection to hip-hop heritage. Merging their production styles seamlessly, the duo creates a refreshingly original take on electronic music. The live show transcends expectations with Lee’s seasoned trip-hop/dub/jazz vibes on keyboards and Ableton Live, and Deitch’s thunderous breakbeat style on drums.
Reserved balcony seats are priced at $175. General admission floor tickets (standing room only) are $35 each.
Prices subject to additional fees but may be slightly less expensive if purchased in person at the venue box office. Tix can be purchased in person at the House of Blues box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or online, below: