LAFAWNDAH, Princess Nokia, Tasha the Amazon

Moogfest Motorco Stage (inside)

LAFAWNDAH, Princess Nokia, Tasha the Amazon

Fri May 19

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$249 and up

This event is all ages

LAFAWNDAH - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
LAFAWNDAH
Producer and singer Yasmine Dubois has only been making music as Lafawndah for a short time, but already she’s causing ripples worldwide with her intriguing take on pan-cultural avant-world music, while making her mark as a futuristic global electronic adventurist. Influenced by Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Missy Elliot, Kate Bush, traditional Middle Eastern singers, dancehall queens and a modernist take on grime and bass.
Lafawndah co-produced her self-titled first EP, self-released in 2015, drawing influences from zouk, cumbia, grime and UK dubstep. A melting pot of sounds and ideas, there is an addictive and hypnotic buzz running through it that recalls the intensity of a swarm. The critically acclaimed Tan EP followed in 2016, released on Warp, showcased Lafawndah’s ear for highly skilled and precisely crafted production, as well as pained attention to detail with her songwriting. Straddling perfectly the experimental and the accessible without ever compromising, there is a sense of joyful creative abandon mixed with decisive and explicit ideas that informs everything Lafawndah touches.
Princess Nokia - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Princess Nokia
PRINCESS NOKIA is a musical collaboration between Destiny Ortiz and Christopher Lare. The pair met through a mutual friend and began to working together in early 2013. Looking to build a new genre, while embracing existing subgenres, PRINCESS NOKIA has created a neo-futuristic sound that is both relevant and avant garde.

PRINCESS NOKIA released their 1st independent album, "METALLIC BUTTERFLY", in May of 2014. The album has since received critical acclaim in both the underground and mainstream. Media outlets Fader and Vice both gave [album] rave reviews.

Their sound comes inspired by 90's Rave, Drum & Bass, with a nod to the raw New York & U.K. underground. "METALLIC BUTTERFLY" offers a diverse fusion of Trip Hop, Jungle, Adult Contemporary, Cute-Core, Grime, R&B & Afro Latin House. Latent, yet lyrically honest, with a creative approach their music continues to set them apart and attract a rapidly growing fanbase.

Reigning in downtown art cool with mainstream appeal PRINCESS NOKIA has been quickly gaining the recognition of various record labels, both major and independent. Recent collaborations include Red Bull, MTV World, and NPR ALT Latino. Kmart has currently licensed the song DRAGONS and is now airing it commercially.
Tasha The Amazon - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Tasha The Amazon
A bomb in a china shop.

Toronto's Tasha the Amazon is an artist, producer, and bad gyal. Notorious for rude stage antics and warehouse parties shut down by police raids, her unconventional lyrics deal as much with partying and hood mischief as they do with anarchy and civil disobedience.

After cutting her teeth in collabs and collectives, the German-Jamaican powerhouse released her debut solo project, FiDiYootDem, to critical acclaim in late 2013.

Hundreds of thousands of video views and streams later, Tasha is preparing to release her forthcoming EP, Die Every Day, in the fall of 2016.

Produced by herself and partner Danthrax (together, they form the production duo Bass & Bakery), Tasha's new music experiments unapologetically with the future of hip hop. Meet the new school.