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Hey Bay Area – Here is a chance for y’all to learn How I make mixtapes – @CAAM Groove Salon at @somsf

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SFIAAFF has long celebrated the contributions of Asian American artists to the fabric of musical life. In the Groove Salon, we bring together two Directions in Sound artists to go beyond performance to talk life and shop. Here DJ Neil Armstrong and HOTTUB meet up in conversation/collaboration to create a song with the audience. They are from different parts of a musical spectrum but both are innovative musicians that challenge the boundaries of hip-hop. During the salon, they will play samples of their work, speak about their experiences as musicians, and give the attendees a taste of the creative process. This is a participatory event, so come prepared to ask questions and contribute to the song!


Neil Armstrong, Tour DJ for Jay-Z, Mixtape Maker,
Directions in Sound 2012
HOTTUB, Disco Rap Band, Directions in Sound 2009

Moderated by:
Jeff Chang
Writer, Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity
in the Arts + Committee on Black Performing Arts at
Stanford University.

Purchase Tickets Herehttp://festival.caamedia.org/30/guide/program/the-groove-salon/

The Groove Salon – MARCH 10th 2012, Saturday
6 PM @ Som Bar
2925 16th Street (near Mission), San Francisco
(415) 558-8521

3/9 – Friday – Bay Area I’m back @ Mighty for DIRECTIONS IN SOUND 2012 – 30th SFIAAFF

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Directions In Sound 2012 – Fri 3/9 9PM

CAAM presents a presentation of the 30th SFIAAFF
@ Mighty, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco
Friday, March 9 2012 | 9pm-2am | 21+

Member Presale $15, General Presale $20, Door $25
Tickets: http://festival.caamedia.org/30/guide/program/directions-in-sound/

Join us for the hottest night in town, as DJ Neil Armstrong, Blackbird
Blackbird, Hopie, Micropixie, and DJ Tap.10
guide us through yet
another genre-bending trip through the future-forward music scene
that’s blowing up the Asian American underground. Don’t blink…You
might miss the next big thing!

DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG // www.djneilarmstrong.com
Neil Armstrong has come a long way since his humble beginnings in New
York’s hiphop underground. A mere ten years into his career, Neil
finds himself as the Global Music Ambassador for Adidas and as Jay-Z’s
tour DJ (from 2008 to 2009). Catapulted to the highest-regard in
hip-hop, Neil is instantly becoming the most sought-after DJ in the

BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD // blackbirdblackbird.com
Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker/musical outlet of San Francisco
wunderkind Mikey Maramag, whose deep, textured, and hypnotic pop songs
have captured the ears of Pitchfork, Transparent, Prefix Magazine, The
Fader, and other musical taste-makers alike.

HOPIE // hopiespitshard.com
Rising Bay Area female emcee Hopie has powers on the mic and beyond,
with a doctorate from U.C. Hastings and skills in everything from
violin to spoken word to guitar. Her debut album, Diamond Dame,
garnered national attention and a nomination for URB’s Next 1000,
immediately making Hopie an artist to watch.

MICROPIXIE // micropixie.com
Made in Bombay, born & raised in the U.K., and based in San Francisco,
Micropixie (aka MPX) is an experimental recording artist whose style
can’t be confined to any one genre. Described as sensuous and
textural, look out for her new album, “The Good, the Beige & the

DJ TAP .10 // honorrollcrew.com
DJ Tap.10 is the official DJ/Remixer of the heavily buzzed-about Honor
Roll Crew, a Bay Area collective of rappers, producers, DJs, and
singers. He has been spinning coast-to-coast with the hottest
selections, putting it down with his own brand of R&B soul,
progressive hip-hop, and original tracks.


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