P.O.S. with Ceschi, Onry Ozzborn, Diveyede AT HIGH DIVE
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7.10 Saturday (Hip-Hop)
Nectar, Diveyede & SolidSound present AT HIGH DIVE:
At High Dive
$17 - $25
513 N 36th St
Doomtree co-founder, punk philosopher and lyrical bomb-thrower Stefon Alexander, aka P.O.S, makes tight, declamatory music that builds on the Minneapolis-bred rapper and producer’s penchant for grinding beats and radical lyrics. Known for welding hip-hop with guitar squalls, screamed vocals, and futuristic beats fit for a Berlin nightclub, P.O.S steps even further into genre- blurring territory with Chill, dummy, his first official release with Doomtree Records since his 2004 debut Ipecac Neat. The album reflects on the past three years since a near-fatal kidney transplant sidelined him from making music and deals with the the difficulties of trying to maintain peace of mind and navigate through a confusing world which is becoming increasingly more alienating. P.O.S’ production fingerprints are all over this one as he maneuvers through a wide range of sprawling beats contributed by himself, usual suspects Lazerbeak and Ryan Olson, and newcomers Cory Grindberg and Makr. Several friends touch down along the way to offer up biting commentary and varying points of view (Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Kathleen Hanna, Justin Vernon, Open Mike Eagle, Busdriver, and Lady Midnight to name a few), but the album never suffers from an oversaturation of scattered voices, instead using everyone’s individual ethos and strengths to build a unifying call to arms. The result is P.O.S’ most bold, honest, and daring work to date, so Chill, dummy.
Ceschi Ramos is a rapper and singer from Connecticut who has been hopping genres and spilling guts for the better part of two decades. He has been seen outside venues at 3am in Germany playing an acoustic guitar and singing to people that didn’t want the show to end. He has written poems to fans from behind bars whilst locked up on bogus marijuana charges. He has suffered a spiral fracture of the humerus while arm wrestling a marine in Hawaii. He has recorded with and toured alongside some of independent rap music’s most influential figures, including Sage Francis, Busdriver and Astronautalis. He has been in bands described as hardcore, crunk rap, lo-fi synth pop, Latin progressive and psych-jazz-rap. He has crafted abstracted and personal narratives mining the depths of depression and heights of hope. He has slept on countless floors when hotels weren’t in the touring budget and lost girlfriends and jobs all for the love of creating and performing.
Ceschi was born with four fingers on his right hand, which served as partial inspiration for the name of his DIY record label, Fake Four, Inc. Those who have worked with him describe Ceschi as one of the most artist-friendly labelheads out there, a rare breed who values art over profit almost to a fault. Since 2008, he has curated a roster of wildly original and critically praised talent and put out albums from the likes of Open Mike Eagle, Buck 65, Sister Crayon and Dark Time Sunshine in addition to his solo records The One Man Band Broke Up and Broken Bone Ballads.
An engaging, theatrical live performer, Ceschi Ramos has treated entire venues like a stage, viewing the middle of the audience or an empty barstool as good a place as any to perform a soul-baring folk song or tongue-twisting rap track. Ceschi once described himself in song as “a martyr at most… a failure at least” and said that, “In the eyes of history I’ll be no more than a leaf on a tree.” He knows what it is to suffer for his art and is aware that music exploring the ugliness and sorrow of the human condition will always exist on the fringes of a game dominated by disposable escapism and expensive publicists. Yet he still pours everything he has into his craft, and on any given night you can find him tracking vocals at his cousin’s New Haven studio, warmly greeting fans and friends at a dive bar merch booth or rapping double-time in Japan or Europe for audiences that often don’t speak his language, but are able to see the giant heart at the core of it all.
A founding member of the Pacific Northwest's Oldominion crew, Onry Ozzborn was born and raised in Farmington, NM, growing up with fellow rapper and Oldominion-ite Sleep. Ozzborn released his solo debut, Alone, on Portland, OR's BSI Records in 2001, followed by The Grey Area in 2003 on One Drop. Also a member of both Norman (with Barfly) and the Rhymesayers-signed Grayskul (with JFK and Robert Castro), Ozzborn performed at the Experience Music Project in Seattle alongside Kool Keith, and issued his third record, In Between, in 2005 on Camo Bear. ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi
Formally known as "Divide the Poet", the California rooted and now Seattle based, Diveyede, Labels himself a "Style of No Style" Poet with an Alternative, unorthodox HipHop uniqueness. He creates self-produced and self-written lyrical music that expresses each persona in his mind based on his own experiences and knowledge. From love and relationships, to lust and friendships, politics to humanity, to war and peace. Many subjects are talked about as Diveyede tries to establish calmness in chaos.
Having toured with Rhymesayers and Oldominion Duo "Grayskul" back in fall of 2015, whom took him under their wing and taught him the in's and out's of tour life, Diveyede's motivation grew to new heights! He started an EP series called "The Fallout" (which he had the Oldominion, production genius himself, Smoke M2D6 produce) and released the first of the 3 diverse installments, on March 16th, 2016, titled "The Fallout: Destroy". He has many projects in the works, but has put most of them on hold for his newest one called "Dēd.Wait.Exe" and his soon to be released EP called "there is no cure//they will be the death of me" where he has honed in on a new aspects of his art and is now molding his craft towards it.
He has shared the stage with Zion I, J. Lately, ill Methods, Dark Time Sunshine, Myke Bogan, Chisme, 2mex, Rob Sonic, The Knowmads, Sammy Warm hands, Blueprint, Homeboy Sandman, illmaculate, Cage and Mac Lethal, just to name a few.
Diveyede was integrated into Oldominion in 2016 and is the founder of the CA trifecta "The DynoNauts" (featuring his friends and artists Amaury C. and Belzar).
Diveyede is self-motivated and is determined to establish a name in the underground scene through his passion of music and passion alone.
412 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA, 98103