GENIASS PRESENTS: DJ Nu-Mark's "Toy Set" w/ Chachillie & DJ DLX
Nu-Mark began DJing at the age of 13 in Los Angeles. Over the course of the last two decades, he has amassed a collection of over 35,000 records and refined his production skills and performance to the point where he is widely recognized as one of the key figures in DJ culture.
As a member of the critically acclaimed, gold-selling Hip-Hop outfit, Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark graced the group with precision production and cutting edge stage routines. Best known for his production on the raw anthem "What's Golden" such creativity only hinted at the visionary creativity Nu-Mark has explored since Jurassic 5's breakup in 2006.
To date, Nu-Mark has been featured in the critically acclaimed documentaries "Scratch", "KeepinTime", "Coachella: The Movie," "Rock the Bells The Documentary" and most recently in Mac Grubber. He's also appeared on countless TV Shows with J5, including David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson.
Nu-Mark introduced himself as a solo artist in 2004 with Blend Crafters, an instrumental album created in the spirit of allowing beats to speak for themselves and Hands On, a mix CD that featured Mc's rhyming in different languages from around the world.
Today Nu-Mark experiments with children's music toys and constructs full DJ sets around toys most people dispose of by the time their kids are old enough to read. He has toured the world, remixed songs for Nas and Damian Marley, created songs for Saturday Night Live's Lonely Island and constructed the Tropical Funk Mix "Take Me With You," a breathtaking blend of Latin, Afro-Beat and Balkan Beat. Most significantly, after more than three years of brainstorming, experimenting and collaborating, he has finished his debut solo album Broken Sunlight, which reveals his influences and innovations into a jaw dropping collection of heart felt music.
"A lot of things in my life were broken, my group broke up, my long term relationship broke up, the music industry and economy seemed to be broken so It was time for me to take a break" Nu-Mark explains. "That's where the title of the record stems from. It's not so much I'm broken. I'm moving towards the sunlight these days. It's more like a tale of perseverance and forging ahead through tough times."
Broken Sunlight also mirrors the marketing behind the album. Instead of releasing all of the songs at once, Nu-Mark plans to post two songs per month for seven months. "At the end of the cycle, I'm going to release the full album with instrumentals, accapelas, and a documentary style DVD of my collaborations in the studio and on the road".
Charles Matthew Stewart, better known as Chachillie, was born into a musical home in Oklahoma City, OK, on June 1st 1983. His was a spiritual family as well, with his father being a minister of a small church. At the age of 2 his father moved their family to Memphis, TN to attend theological seminary. With Memphis being a hot bed for southern gangster rap as well as the home of the blues, this move would prove to be a significant factor in Chachillie's emergence as a musician. He recalls of his early days there, "I remember Mom asking me what I learned in kindergarten one day and started beat boxing. I didn't understand why she started laughing." Chachillie's mother was a teacher at an inner city elementary school in Memphis. She had a passion for making a difference, which Chachillie would later adopt, with music as his channel.
Chachillie developed an ear for music at a very early age, and by nine he was writing and recording his own rhymes into a fisher price recorder, and by 14 he'd acquired a and started banging out his own beats. During this time, in the fall of 1997, Chachillie's mother died very suddenly of acute Leukemia. His father, who had always battled with alcoholism, went understandably off the deep end, leaving him and his brothers alone and essentially fending for themselves.
From this point on he pretty much raised himself, and spent a lot of his time traveling the east coast and honing his craft as a wordsmith and musician. Sometimes homeless and sometimes selling drugs to eat but music was never forgotten. Some of this time on the road was spent touring with Funk/Hip-Hop fusion band GFE, where he was mistakenly featured in XXL magazine as their front man "Angry Andy" (not an actual member of GFE). After experiences like Erykah Badu telling him "you were incredible" after a cipher at a private party, and being pulled aside to be commended by Afrika Bambaataa after performing at a Zulu Nation event it was clear what path was unfolding.
At the end of 2010 Chachillie started working with Ben Gradison at D-Street Studios, recording other artists and working with Ben's non-profit to set up music studios in impoverished regions of the world. It was clear that the two shared a similar calling for helping to make the world a better place using music as their vehicle. It was here that he began work on his first official release, Goosebumps on Pangea. Chachillie's star power and drive are undeniable and there are truly no limits as to what this artist will achieve.
Asheville Music Hall (View)
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville , NC 28801
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|