515 Alive Freak Out Fest featuring Big Gigantic

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515 Alive Freak Out Fest featuring Big Gigantic

Waka Flocka Flame, DJ Whoo Kid, Kill OG, B. Well

Fri, October 27, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

7 Flags Event Center

Clive, IA

$30.00 - $100.00

This event is all ages

Big Gigantic
Big Gigantic
Big Gigantic established themselves as pioneers of live electronic music with the band's inception in 2008. Now, almost 10 years later, they continue to shape the genre by moving it forward with each new release. The Colorado-based saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, are veterans of blending electronic dance music with their live instruments to create Big G's truly unique sound, that is as thoughtful as it is danceable. Big Gigantic mixes musically mature melodies with addictive beats and samples, that are familiar to a Kanye West or LCD Soundsystem single, and crosses all styles of music from jazz to hip hop, funk to dubstep.

After graduating with a master's degree in jazz from the Manhattan School of Music, Lalli relocated to Boulder and began performing with Salken, experimenting with the idea of interpreting traditional DJ-based music with live instruments. The duo built up early hype in 2008 with local shows and one-offs and have since toured the country countless times enjoying a 90% tour sell out rate. Big Gigantic's transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and the tightly -- knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a contagious sound that keeps the crowd on its feet.

Over the years, the band has cemented themselves as a must see act on the US festival circuit, having performed at every major festival including: Coachella (where a local Indio, CA high school marching band joined them on stage), Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, Hangout, Austin City Limits, Governors Ball, Electric Forest, Outside Lands, and Bonnaroo (where they've appeared both on their own and as Musical Director of Skrillex's 2014 Superjam performing alongside Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Robby Krieger from The Doors, Lauryn Hill, and Janelle Monae, among others). Big Gigantic has also appeared internationally at such festivals as Lollapalooza Argentina and Brazil, and Mad Decent Block party India. In 2014, the duo made their debut at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City supporting Bassnectar.

Big Gigantic have released five full length studio albums to date and three recent singles that have taken the band to new heights including "Get On Up" (2015), "Good Times Roll" w. GRiZ (2016), and "The Little Things" feat. Angela McCluskey (2016). The latter, which is receiving national acclaim with over 1 million downloads, 20+ million streams and landing sync placements everywhere from Fox's breakthrough show 'Empire' to ESPN's Wimbledon 2016; NBA coverage; and Apple's recent release of their new line of MacBook Pros.

Beyond their five-year-running, two-night festival, Rowdytown, at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Big Gigantic is known for giving back to their community and created the Big Gigantic Difference Foundation. With strong partnerships that include local non-profits such as Conscious Alliance, The Kitchen Community, and national organization Electric Family -- the band, in coordination with their fans, have given back both monetarily and with their time through various their #ABigGiganticDifference events. Big Gigantic's most recent album, Brighter Future, reflects their commitment to working closely with the community to make the world a better place.
Waka Flocka Flame
Waka Flocka Flame
Waka Flocka Flame doesn't give a fuck about what you think. The riotous rapper, who penned hits like "O Let's Do It" and "No Hands," has undergone an artistic transformation since his 2010 bombastic debut "Flockaveli." He's experimented with his sound but always with the focus on growing as a rapper.

The Queens-bred, Atlanta-based MC is always thinking outside of the box on wax. When you hear Waka's scratchy voice over electro beats by Neon Dreams or Steve Aoki, it's his way of showing that trap music isn't his only trick. "I'm trying to open people's brains up," Waka says. "You don't have to be stuck in a fucking bubble. You don't have to do this kind of music because people say you are this kind of artist. I do electronic music just to get out the bubble."

Born Juaquin James Malphurs, the 28-year-old rapper rose to prominence as Gucci Mane's protégé and his flagship artist of 1017 Brick Squad. In 2009, Waka put trap back on the map, dropping the first volume of his street classic "Salute Me or Shoot Me" that caught fire with songs, "We On The Way, "Dreads N Gold" and his breakout single "O Let's Do it." The mixtape's buzz allowed Waka to release his proper debut "Flockaveli" in October, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100. Here, Waka's authenticity was a major selling point. None of Waka's stories about his struggle were fabricated. "When I was making 'Flockaveli,' I just didn't give a fuck," he says. "I didn't give a fuck about the awards. I didn't give a fuck about how people felt. I just didn't give a fuck 'cause I didn't know. I never knew the outcome of these words."

Together with Southside and Lex Luger's thunderous production, Waka helped revive street raps and his sound began to blow up. Following his sudden popularity, hip-hop's mainstream elite like T.I., Drake and B.o.B wanted to collaborate with him while he spread his influence to a host of new rappers like Wooh Da Kid and Frenchie. On Waka and Gucci's 2011 collaborative effort "Ferrari Boyz" and 2012's "Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family," Waka's high energy is the sole reason why he's earned the nickname "Turn Up God." That style translates into the EDM world Waka calls home now, where he fell in the love with the genre during a tour in Europe two years ago. "Music is like anger management," he says. "It's fun. You get to express yourself."

On June 1, Waka Flocka is ready to express a new musical direction in his Atlantic Records debut "Flockaveli II." Set to feature production from Southside, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, and more, Waka wants this album to return to the basics that made him a rap star. For "Flockaveli II," he's approaching his third studio album the same way as his previous projects: trap banger after trap banger. His laid-back demeanor makes him a fan favorite, and he's hoping that his straightforward creative process will please his core fans. "I'm cocky when it comes to my fans and my music 'cause I know my fans talk to me," he says, noting that 31 tracks are already laid down for the LP. "I want my fans to look at they haters like, 'Told y'all my boy was gonna go hard. Fuck y'all.' I want my fans to hear 'Flockaveli II,' and I want them to put a dread wig on and shake their head and rock with me."

While Waka Flocka has flooded the streets with mixtapes, including March's recent release, "The Turn Up Godz Tour," he doesn't want to place high expectations on "Flockaveli II." But, it holds a lot of sentimental value because the LP is also releasing on the birthday of his late brother Kayo Redd. Kayo was a firm supporter of Waka's music from the beginning, encouraging him to always put out his music to satisfy his fans. "That's like a birthday gift to my brother 'cause he's a diehard," he says.

With 1.3 million followers on Twitter (@WakaFlockaBSM) and a million followers on Instagram, he's become the second most active celebrity on social media platforms, as well as the second most searched name on Google. Waka Flocka Flame is also cultivating a steady EDM presence thanks to touring with Steve Aoki and appearing on songs by DJ-producer Borgore and Flosstradamus. While fans have to wait for his EDM album "Turn Up God" releasing sometime this year, they can anticipate that "Flockaveli II" will have his no-fucks-given attitude on full display.

"'Flockaveli II' is for the streets. It's for the people," Waka says. "'Flockaveli II' is just the savior of the party."
DJ Whoo Kid
DJ Whoo Kid
DJ Whoo Kid is a cornerstone in the American Hip Hop industry. He is a highly sought after DJ, producer, radio host, marketing professional and entrepreneur. As the CEO of Shadyville Entertainment, the official DJ for G‐Unit Records, founder of RadioPlanet.tv and spokesperson for several major brands, Whoo Kid has worked with a plethora of high profile celebrities and business moguls. His keen ear for music and undeniable eye for talent have influenced the entire urban music world.

Whoo Kid has been the program director and host of Hollywood Saturday's for Eminem's Shade 45 Channel on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio since 2005. This weekly 10-hour show features interviews with a wide array of movie stars and VIP's such as Donald Trump, Lebron James, Samuel L. Jackson and Eminem. Whoo Kid's dynamic personality and quick wit keep millions tuned in each week, and interviews from the show are posted on popular sites around the world.

Whoo Kid grew up in Queens, New York, and has been immersed in the hip hop scene his whole life. His first foray to fame began with his legendary mixtapes, which now include 200 produced mixtapes, showcasing A‐listers like Snoop Dogg, T.I., Chamillionaire, Lloyd Banks and The Game.

Whoo Kid also played an integral role in 50 Cent's rise to fame by featuring him on his mixtapes. In return, 50 Cent named him an official member of the G‐Unit team, and Whoo Kid has been 50 Cent's tour DJ for the past seven years. Whoo Kid is also the DJ for Lloyd Banks, and in the past he DJ'd for the likes of Juvenile and CNN.

In order to capitalize on his musical talents and to hone in on his business instincts, the budding music mogul teamed up with Nana Fujise in 2001 to launch Shadyville Entertainment, named after the neighborhood in Queens where Whoo Kid grew up. Shadyville manages and promotes bookings for several artists including the DJ Coalition featuring 150 of hip hop's top DJs, with Whoo Kid being the main attraction.

Artists such as 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, The Game, Soulja Boy and Snoop Dogg have all leveraged Shadyville to promote their music. Currently, Whoo Kid spins for over 80 clubs and events around the world each year. Over the years, he has had the honor of performing for notables such as Nelson Mandela, the Prince of Monaco, Shiek of Bahrain and Michael Jackson.

Highly driven and charismatic, Whoo Kid's ventures also include a remarkable career as a radio personality prior to his career at Sirius Radio. In 1997, Whoo Kid was the assistant DJ and host on the Stretch Armstrong Show on Hot 97. In 2000, he went on to host POW! Radio on Hot 97, which featured new music from top artists.

Regularly featured on MTV, VH1, BET and Fuse, DJ Whoo Kid's talent and focus to cross musical boundaries has not gone unnoticed. He was named one of the Top 10 DJs by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2005. He has also received five Justo's Mixtape Awards and numerous MTV Mixtape Mondays notable mentions. Whoo Kid is also sponsored by GUNNAR Optiks, KRSP and XXL Magazine.

Known for his Xbox "Game With Fame" appearances, Whoo Kid has made his mark on the gaming community. As a die‐hard gamer, he has been featured in Grand Theft Auto, Scarface, NBA2K10 and Midnight Ride. In 2010 he and Tony Yayo participated in a hilarious live session with fans for Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption, and 2011 will bring even more fun in the gaming world!

Undeniably, Whoo Kid is a force to be reckoned with. His energy, passion, drive and pure talent have launched him to the top of the American music industry where he will continue to thrive and influence others. POW!
B. Well
B. Well
Started with a thought, turned it into a vision, and now we’re chasing a dream. Born and raised in the vibrant city of Des Moines, IA. Moved to Las Vegas at the age of 13. Graduated with a bachelors degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Simpson College in Indianola, IA in 2013.

Music has always been a passion and overall love. It’s love, energy, movement and life, and I do my best to portray that same within my music. Always had a knack for creative writing, and a fascination with hip-hop music. The movement is why I write. It’s not about fashion, liquor, women or material possession. Hip-hop is a way of life, and it’s beautiful. But it’s also a weapon, which must be used wisely. There’s knowledge in my music and intelligence within my lyrics. Take your time and listen. I take my time with my craft, have found a lane, and will forever be progressing.

With the help of my brothers, family and friends I’ve had the opportunity to open for a number of talented artist and share my views. Kid Ink, Dizzy Wright, Riff Raff & Nappy Roots have all made there way through Des Moines, and I’ve been blessed to share the stage with them all. You can find my music on Soundcloud & Youtube : B.Well - (Twitter & Instagram : B_Well_)

Listen, learn, and share. This life is precious, so spread the positivity, listen to the music and remember to smile! Stay up!
Venue Information:
7 Flags Event Center
2100 NW 100th St.
Clive, IA, 50325
http://www.7flagseventcenter.com/