Re:Fresh w. Blockhead & DeFunk
Haven Underground, Nevada City CA
Feb 23, 2018
Tony Simon AKA BLOCKHEAD was born and raised in Downtown Manhattan, in New York City. The son of an artist, he found a fondness for music at a young age. In particular, he fell in love with Hip Hop. Eventually, he and his friend Aesop Rock would meet and begin to make music together and release it on the internet. In 2000, Aesop’s album Float was released on Mush Records and quickly propelled both Aesop and Blockhead into notoriety. After that, Blockhead released a breakbeat album on Mush called Blockhead’s Broke Beats.
After a few years more years of making beats for rappers, Blockhead put out his first solo instrumental record on Ninja Tune records , titled Music by Cavelight. This was the first of four critically acclaimed albums he has since released on the UK based label. Blockhead has also been busy touring the last 8 years with groups like Aesop Rock, Dj Cam, Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Kid Koala, Cold Cut, Emancipator, and many others.
Hailing from the Canadian prairies, DEFUNK has made a profound name for himself around the world as a connoisseur of genre blending. Catching the attention of Pretty Lights, Griz, and Gramatik, his blend of funk, blues, soul, and bass music has taken the scene by storm. Innovating new ways to bring fans of all types into the modern bass music scene, he has made a niche for himself virtually untouched, combining different tempos and different sounds into a mash of musical ingenuity. His live show is an extension of this that allows him to keep the conventional methods of dj mixing with an experimental and spontaneous live performance through various instruments and synths on his keyboard. With a constantly changing set and rapidly expanding discography, it is impossible to ever truly see the same thing twice. This is part of the magic and allure of Defunk.
$10 presales available now and at the BriarPatch Food Co-op in Grass Valley