Ultra Opal Lounge highlights electronic gems
March 11, 2009
The Opal Ultra Lounge will highlight the spontaneous side of hip-hop and electronica on Saturday, March 14.
Paesano Productions will bring Break Science and BLVD together for a show at 10 p.m. Saturday in the lounge, inside the MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa in Stateline. The show, for audiences 21 and older, begins at 10 p.m.
Opal favorite BLVD is a San Francisco-based “livetronica” trio that strives to break down the barriers between the dance-club scene and the live music community. The band started in 2003 before forging a full-time partnership with Colorado MC Souleye, who drops conscious rhymes atop BLVD’s live electronic music.
Break Science is the brainchild of DJ Adam Dietch. The New York-based band plays club music as a “live mix tape,” blending trip-hop, broken-beat, dub, drum-and-bass, and hip-hop with drums, programming or live instruments. Break Science has performed with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Matisyahu, Talib Kweli and Rob Swift of the Executioners.
Dietch is the son of two professional funk drummers who first picked up the sticks at age 2. He also found inspiration in hip-hop ” particularly Public Enemy, and Erik B. and Rakim ” at an early age and began his production career by making tape loops in his bedroom. He’s focused his career on hip-hop, funk and jazz, producing tracks for MCs including Kweli, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Redman, KRS-One, MF Doom and Immortal Technique, as well as Jurassic 5.
Future Opal shows include the South Lake Tahoe Earth Day after-party featuring Mayor McCheese, Poor Man’s Whiskey and Damian So. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.