“The Man. The Myth. The Turtle. Educating kids on throwback RnB since 2013.”
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If this is the first you’re hearing of Trippy Turtle, don’t feel like you’ve fallen behind on your music game. The man behind the music hides in his turtle-shell hoodie when performing and has done well to keep his identity under wraps for the past year or so. After initial speculations of the Jersey Club producer being Cashmere Cat’s alter ego, we now know him and Cashmere aren’t one in the same after the two performed together at Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party this past summer. But after digging around, many have come to the conclusion that Trippy Turtle is in fact the moniker of Norwegian producer Lido. The genius behind this two-project endeavor has yet to perform as Lido, but has made a name for himself for his incredibly energetic live shows as Trippy Turtle (sneaking in a Lido track or two of course). You can expect tons of recognizable RnB classics from your middle school days and beyond, re-jersefied and mixed into his set. Also be on the lookout for his signature “lettuce toss”, which is exactly what you are picturing in your head right now.
But before TT takes the stage, DMV rapper GoldLink graces our presence for what should be one of the most unique rap performances we’ve seen in a while. The 20-year old up-and-comer described his style as “Rick James meets Justin Timberlake (*NSYNC days) with Backstreet Boys and a little D12 and Tupac” (Revolt.TV). Hearing him spit for the first time is like rediscovering Kendrick, recognizing true, unique artistry for what it is and knowing that you’ll enjoy it for a long time to come. His debut project, The God Complex, incorporates production styles ranging from Lakim’s “future bounce” and Louie Lastic’s jazz-infused house to somber synth cries over the project finale, “When I Die”. But with every song, GoldLink maintains that intrepid flow, giving the thoughts inside his head a confident voice for all to hear.
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If you’re crazy enough to come listen to genre-bending music from young artists you may not have heard of, go pick up a ticket for $5 at the Schine Box Office before it’s too late and be at Schine Underground this Tuesday, October 14th, at 7:30pm.