LKS x SWS Present Stro Elliot (USA) [SATURDAY – 04.03.2017]
This Saturday the 4th of March Low Key Source, Sistas with Soul & Play Bar are teaming up to bring Sydney one last exclusive dose of one of USA’s most talented producers. This one’s for the heads.
STRO ELLIOT (USA) LIVE INTIMATE SHOW
+ JUZZLIKEDAT, MILKCRATE JONES, DIOLA & SISTAS WITH SOUL
check out the facebook event page here
STRO ELLIOT (USA) //
Stro Elliot doesn’t just make beats – he makes music. As a child of military parents, he travelled the world marinating in a record collection that spanned from jazz greats like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, to funk/soul luminaries like Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, and Prince. Studying trumpet, piano, and then drums and guitar, Stro became a skilled multi-instrumentalist, even as he began to explore the world of hip hop, drawn to the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, and Ice Cube.
Stro began his production career while studying music at the University of Northern Colorado. As a founding member of critically-acclaimed hip hop group The Procussions, Stro produced their debut single, “All That It Takes,” which hit the top ten on CMJ’s national hip hop chart. Riding this wave of attention, Stro moved with the group to LA, gaining praise for his uniquely varied beatwork on their independent debut, As Iron Sharpens Iron, and his live drum and Rhodes piano work on their improvised EP, Up All Night.
When The Procussions were chosen to spearhead the relaunch of classic hip hop imprint, Rawkus Records, Stro received critical acclaim for his production work on their major label debut, 5 Sparrows For 2 Cents. Invited to tour with childhood heroes like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and The Roots, Stro found his unique fusion of hip hop, soul, and jazz gaining praise from tastemakers and fellow producers like J Rocc (Beat Junkies), DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Maseo (De La Soul).
Even while touring the globe and keeping The Procussions supplied with beats, Stro found time to work with a wide range of respected independent hip hop artists including Deux Process, Ohmega Watts, and (Sharlok) Poems (of LA Symphony). When, in 2007, The Procussions took an indefinite hiatus, Stro kept rolling, providing production for artists such as Wrekonize (of ¡Mayday!), One Block Radius, Elzhi, and Phonte. He has also brought his talents and experience as a writer, arranger, and vocalist to multiple collaborations with his former Procussions bandmate, Mr J. Medeiros.
Not content to rest on his laurels, Stro recently expanded into the world of film providing soundtracks for filmmaker Hilton Carter’s dramatic short, Victor, and animation series, Lessons. He continues to receive praise from for his unique blends of live instrumentation, samples, and programming most recently showcased on The Procussions’ latest self-titled album, released September 24, 2013. Its heady brew of hip hop, rock, pop, jazz and soul turned heads, earning praise from the likes of Okayplayer , and DJ Booth, proving Stro is a producer whose best work is still to come. Stro’s invitation to Jazzy Jeff’s Inaugural all-star Playlist Retreat echoes that statement.
WHEN: SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2017 | STRO ELLIOT (USA) **LIVE** + JUZZLIKEDAT, MILKCRATE JONES, DIOLA & SISTAS WITH SOUL
DOORS OPEN AT 6PM & BEATS KICK FROM 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
$10 VIA EVENTBRITE OR $15 ON THE DOOR, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
Serious next level production from Stro Elliot last night, amazing tunes and that live drumming on the pads was incredible…
Big shouts to Low Key Source + Sistas with Soul + Sam Dutch + the crew behind the scenes for constantly believing and pushing good music xx
All the DJs on the night made the vibe so special Sistas with Soul + Milkcrate Jones + Krystel Diola + Samir Samaali
And a massive thanks to all the heads who showed up in support of the night xx
cyanpepper.org + Benny Hinn on the snaps…