PYMP/ QUICKIE MART @ Dragon's Den 5/4
Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 4:00 AM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
Dragon's Den (UPSTAIRS)
plus The Zen Lunatic
ONLY $10 all night
P.Y.M.P. is the accidental child of Gravity A. Fou and Drew performed
multiple shows billed as Gravity A when the other half of the band was unable to attend the show. Determined to create a sound that worked as a duo, Fou and Drew developed a unique way of using a loopstation combined with live drums, live keyboards, and vocals to create a full sound capable of playing any venue, big or small. The two had stumbled onto uncharted territory. They could now easily perform as an opener for an indie rock band, or headline a late night laptop DJ party. P.Y.M.P.’s highly relatable sound is catching like wild fire. The band set the bar for new track releases when they debuted a new song every performance for a few months straight, and still strive to achieve this goal whenever possible. Fou and Drew, a.k.a. “The 1′s and 2′s” for MC Matt Peoples, have developed a unique sound in the electronic community with a no holds barred laughable attitude towards each tune written. “Music is fun,” the two say, “and can also be funny at the same time. We have fun and hope you get a laugh at our expense.”
Without a doubt, this duo is packed to the brim with talent, ambition, and energy. They are guaranteed to make you wanna move your dancing feet with a smile.
Members of P.Y.M.P. have performed live sets with:
Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits); Mike Dillon (Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade); Big Sam; Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project); Tim Sullivan; Danny Abel (Groovesect); Tim Green (local saxaphone legend); Billy Iusso; Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey; Robert Walter (Greyboy All-stars); James Singleton (Astral Project); Uprise; The GK Duo; Groovesect; Brian Coogan; Corey Henry; Blackbyrd McKnight (P-funk); Willy Green (Neville Bros.); Reggie Scanlan (Radiators); Juvenile; 5th Ward Weebie; Partners n Crime.
Members of P.Y.M.P. have opened for/ headlined after:
Bonobo (UK live band/ and DJ set); Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits); Girl Talk; Pretty Lights; Big Gigantic; Orchard Lounge; Pnuma Trio; Signal Path; EOTO (members of String Cheese Incident); Lotus; Lyrics Born; Dubconscious; OoAh, Pantyraid; MiMosa; Zoogma; Breakage (UK); Marcus Intalex (UK); Freaky Flow; Rebirth Brass Band; Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle; Dead Kenny G’s; Michael Kang; Steve Molitz; Alex B; Groovesect; Zoogma; Infected Mushroom; Boombox; David Murphy (STS9); Mimosa; MartyParty.
Quickie Mart was born and raised in Louisiana. After spending a couple of years living and hustling on the streets as a teen, he got his start amidst the debauchery of the late night rave and hip hop scene of New Orleans. Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2007 his production and bass remixes have been featured on a number of other independent and major label artists’ projects across a variety of different genres.
Q Mart has done official remixes for artists like Slightly Stoopid, Freddie Gibbs, NOLA bounce legend Ricky B, Galacitc, J-Boogie, and more. He also has produced tracks for featured artists such as Planet Asia, Wax, Percee P, Buff1, Medusa, and Gotham Green, ...just to name a few. On top of a heavy grind in the studio producing and remixing, Mart spends most of his time on the road or in the skies bringing his unique bass-heavy style to the sound systems of the world.
Quickie’s accolades include playing large events like SXSW, Vegoose, and Zen Festival. He has been featured twice at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, four years at Voodoo Music Festival, and five years in a row at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. He has shared stages with artists such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Jurassic 5, Datsik, RJD2, The Ting Tings, Fishbone, Lyrics Born, Joss Stone, Perry Farrell's Satellite Party, Downlink, Particle, Akon, Gift Of Gab,Stanton Warriors, Inspektah Deck, Rusko, Lilly Allen, and many more. He also had the great honor of performing on stage with the legendary Mac “Dr. John” Rebennak. Whether touring as a solo artist, or on the road, Mart’s sets have captivated audiences world wide.
Mart has received praise from publications like URB, Blender, Filter, XLR8R, and XXL, plus blogs such as The Source, White Folks Get Crunk, DJBooth.net, Dubstep.net, NahRight, 2DopeBoyz, and LA Weekly hailed him as “New Orleans’ Hip Hop Champion”. On top of print and heavy web buzz, Quickie Mart has also been featured on television channels and programs like Last Call with Carson Daly, Current TV, Louisiana’s Famous Dew Drop Inn, MTV, MTV2, and MTV-U.
Coming from Louisiana, a state that is so rich in music culture, it is no surprise that Quickie Mart is on music's cutting edge in every corner of the recording industry.