Summer on the MOCAD Homestead with Princess Nokia + Flint Eastwood

MOCAD + El Club present

Summer on the MOCAD Homestead with Princess Nokia + Flint Eastwood

Yoshi Flower, Suzi Analogue, Detroit Lines

Fri. June 29

7:00 pm

25

This event is all ages

Princess Nokia
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.
Flint Eastwood
Flint Eastwood
Yoshi Flower
Yoshi Flower
Yoshi Flower got his first guitar — a one-of-one custom Taylor, which he still keeps beside him in bed most nights — from a client of his father, who provided pro bono legal work for musicians in the Detroit scene throughout the ‘90s. Twenty years later, Yoshi is hammering in the final nails on the coffin housing the music industry’s idea of “normal.”

The singer–songwriter–producer now resides in Topanga, Calif., and is blending the many influences of his life into a new sound.

"It's impossible to not have threads from really drastically different boxes that are tying your knots together," Yoshi told Billboard. Those boxes include growing up with interests in sports and art, having some friends who were wealthy and some who had it tough, and practicing meditation and aspiring to one day own a Lamborghini. The goal, he said, is “being enlightened, but also being fucking iced out in diamonds."

These seemingly opposing qualities that make up Yoshi’s background bleed into his musical inspirations as well. With such artists as Bloc Party, Panic! At The Disco, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, and Diplo influencing his electro–hip-hop–rock sound, Yoshi is creating a genre all his own.

After releasing his first single “Movies,” Fader called Yoshi’s sound, “effectively early Lana Del Rey except if her partying involved EDM.” But listen to “Panic Attacks,” the collaboration with Yoshi’s friend (and roommate) Elohim, and you’ll be treated to raw and emotional lyrics sung over only a piano. His latest offering, “Brown Paper Bag,” was released via GRDN (his own imprint on Interscope) on Thursday, August 9th.

"I'm just trying to be myself for better or worse,” he told Billboard. “If I'm hated for it or if I can connect with people for it, that's dope.”
Suzi Analogue
Suzi Analogue
Detroit Lines
Detroit Lines
DETROIT LINES is a new duo between Detroit's SKYWLKR and BLACKNOI$E, two of the hottest rap producers and beat selectors in the city. Their radio show DM NATION is on Red bull Radio. HIT THE DM BRUH!!!
Venue Information:
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD
4454 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI, 48201
http://mocadetroit.org/