Dubsgiving

Dubsgiving

Young Bull, Breathers, Niito, DJ Shahzad

Sat Nov 24

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 advance / $12 day of

This event is all ages

Young Bull
Young Bull
Young Bull is a forward-thinking hip hop and R&B trio comprised of founding members Mique and Fox Peck, along with rapper/singer Christian Sinclair.

Based in Durham, North Carolina, they are rooted in a distinctively Southern sound—fusing trap and old-school soul influences into a rich, modern sound. With over 1,000,000 plays on Spotify alone in the last year, a slew of successful festival, college, and club shows, and heavy critical acclaim, YB is making moves in the music world.

Backed by some of the funkiest musicians in the country, Young Bull has performed up and down the East Coast and continues to tour, record new music, and collaborate with fellow artists.
Breathers
Breathers
Breathers challenge perceptions of synth-pop on their new album Designed to Break. Each song is a refreshingly honest dive into the modern human psyche balanced with vibrant synth lines that capture the imagination and drip like dew into our parched subconscious. Despite the pop moniker, Breathers defy categorization, drawing inspiration from the Sophisti-pop movement and the cryptic poetry of Steely Dan. Even the album title is multi-faceted, referencing both the analog gear that Breathers use to craft their sound and the disposable nature of modern technology.

Over the past few years, Breathers have laid the groundwork for Designed to Break with a series of insightful tracks featuring T. Lee Gunselman and Jake Thomson on synths and vocals, with Mike Netland providing live drums and sequencing. The result is a danceable mix of organic and synthetic sounds that warp traditional song structures into something subversive yet enticing. Throughout this album, lead singer and lyricist Gunselman offers thoughtful observations on isolation and anxiety, focusing on the corresponding weaknesses and strengths of the human spirit, and the importance of listening to oneself apart from the cacophony of an increasingly commercialized world. Each topic is couched in a comforting sensitivity which plays off the spacious chords and delicate melodies of Designed to Break.

Both sunny and cerebral, there’s an intangible generosity in the way Gunselman expounds on society and culture while the band weave jazz-influenced chords into Mediterranean hues. On Designed to Break, Breathers have jettisoned everything that doesn't shimmer and fused what remains into a rejuvenating cosmic polyphony. Never has a synth record felt so intrinsically human. Designed to Break is out 8/21 on LP/Digital via Irrelevant Music.
Niito
Niito
Based out of Raleigh-Durham, NC, Carolina Music Award Nominee – N’KOGNiiTO has spent the last two and half years crafting their own original sound and honing their skill set. With heavy influences from a variety of genres, the group does not like generic. Their music blurs the lines between R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues and more. It’s only a matter of time before N’KOGNiiTO becomes a well-recognized name.
DJ Shahzad
DJ Shahzad
DJ Shahzad is a DJ and producer with Stormloopers from Durham, NC