Patch Pulse: Ovrkast. & Demahjiae
Join us on February 19 for a night of cutting edge hip-hop at the very vanguard of lo-fi beats. Oakland’s own Ovrkast. and Demahjiae will be filmed live in the Grand Theater, samplers in hand, weaving an audio tapestry of sample flips, remixes and original beats.
Come hear what has made them such a staple amongst hip-hop’s forward thinking ilk as evidenced in their collaborations with artists like Earl Sweatshirt, Mavi, Zeroh and Navy Blue.
This evening is curated by Diego Mungia.
The event will be livestreamed online for free. All ticket sales go towards directly supporting the artists — please consider contributing what you can.
Like many young artists, 22-year-old Ovrkast. started making music at a young age. Fueled by curiosity, the Oakland native found solace in the beat world. Ovrkast started sharing his affinity for production in 2016, building an online fanbase through imaginative Soundcloud flips or original scores on Bandcamp. You can also find his nimble production on Earl’s Feet of Clay or Mavi’s Let The Sun Talk.
While Demahjiae might seem like an unlikely candidate, the East Oakland native is determined to be one of the next great exports the Bay Area has to offer. Although Demahjiae is a skilled rapper and producer, the multi-faceted artist acts like a composer on his latest offering. On And, Such Is Life, Demahjiae gracefully weaves unique samples and airy vocals to create an ecosystem of texture-rich production and wistful raps that is sure to please soon-to-be fans. If that isn't enough to make you a fan, maybe features from the likes of Navy Blue, Pink Siifu, and Zeroh is enough to convince you. You can find his nimble production and emotive raps on his debut full-length project, And, Such Is Life, and Ovrkast.'s Try Again.
Diego is an artist and event curator based out of Oakland. Having been raised in Mexico, he believes in the power of cultural exposure to connect and inspire people. Utilizing his experience in live performance, event production, and business marketing, Diego seeks to connect the eclectic diaspora of the Bay Area’s musical community through Gray Area. He is a member of the true indigo artist collective, has released music on San Francisco based record label 77 Rise and is one third of the radio show Transfigurations on bff.fm.