Los Angeles-based DJ and label head Kingdom has built considerable influence with both his own discography and the output from his groundbreaking label, Fade to Mind.
Saturated in mysticism and cosmic authority, Kingdom’s distinctively bittersweet productions mix deep synths and apocalyptic drums into a spacious, multidimensional sound that immediately began having a major impact on club music worldwide.
After critical acclaim for his early EPs ‘Mind Reader’, ‘That Mystic’ and ‘Dreama’, Rubin relocated from New York to Los Angeles in 2010 to form new label Fade to Mind with close friends and collaborators Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom, and Prince William.
Kingdom | Say Yes
Kelela is the most recent addition to Fade to Mind, but her vocals have already appeared on tracks by numerous artists including past Grinnell performers Kingdom, Teengirl Fantasy, and Nguzunguzu.
She is searching for a sound that will “resonate with most people, but make them feel a little uncomfortable,” and she has definitely found it: her vocals are haunting, while at the same time warm and approachable.
Kingdom feat. Kelela | Bank Head
Slava means “fame” and “glory” in Russian and is the artist’s given name. Born in 1980s Moscow, Slava developed a taste early for the pop glamor slowly steaming its way through the Cold War door.
Stricken by the particular flair of Freddie Mercury, young Slava imitated his every dance move, complete with fake mustache, slicked-back hair and a broomstick for a microphone stand.
Slava | Girl Like Me
After moving to Chicago at the age of 12, Slava discovered a new object of obsession – House Music. At 23, Slava began creating his own productions inspired by the city’s musical legacy, tinged with bittersweet memories of a childhood spent in socialized housing blocks.
True to his cross-cultural identity, Slava’s production doesn’t fit neatly into a categorical genre. Rather, it surveys many and, Zelig-like, borrows freely from them.
Slava | Heartbroken
Slava dissects elements of pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Vogue House, British Bass and Ambient and refocuses them in almost sculptural form for the live experience.
Kingdom, Kelela and Slava are supported by djs Paypal, Murlo and Larry&Yong.
This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 1 tickets. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Creamcake: Kingdom” as the subject.
Kingdom with Kelela & Slava LIVE
Djs: Paypal, Murlo & Larry&Yong
Saturday, 27 July 2013 | 23:00 CET
Chesters | Glogauer Straße 2 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg