Proceeds donated to Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment
Born and raised in Minneapolis MN, Andrew Broder has dedicated the better part of his thirty-plus years to carving out his own singular path in music. Andrew has spent time as a cutting and scratching battle DJ, a snotty punk rocker, a challenging and thoughtful improviser, soundtrack composer, working sideman, producer, remixer, beat-maker, poet, beauty creator, brutal noise-monger and above all a fearless, restless and provocative songwriter.
His work is a study in surprise and defying expectation. With his records as Fog, he re-defined the turntable as a compositional tool, and his contributions since to avant hip-hop, rock, jazz and noise have been equally engaging, and envelope-pushing. His lyrics are cutting and evocative, his melodies poignant and tart, and his curiosity leads him to unexpected juxtapositions in sound and image.
Currently, he is producing new work for his solo project Fog, fronts the rock band The Cloak Ox, creates detailed and immersive electronic music under his own name, makes beats for rappers and has his hand in numerous other projects and collaborations. In whatever genre or medium he works, he takes the listener somewhere they have never been, or makes them more keenly aware of somewhere they already are.
BIG RED MACHINE
In 2008, Aaron sent Justin an instrumental sketch of a song called “Big Red Machine” for Dark Was The Night. This was before they had met in person. Justin wrote a song to it, interpreting the Big Red Machine title as a heart. 10 years of friendship later, there are 10 more songs. Big Red Machine.
Each song includes a large number of collaborators via the PEOPLE platform and the record was produced by Justin and Aaron with longtime collaborator Brad Cook and engineered by Jonathan Low primarily at Aaron’s studio Long Pond in Upper Hudson Valley, NY.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, DJ Keezy has been making waves in the Twin Cites for four years now. Through her years of DJ’ing and realizing that women are consistently being underestimated in their own talents and abilities, Keezy has a commitment to using her gift to highlight other artists. She is the founder of one of the first all female identified line-up dance parties to hit First Avenue’s Mainroom. She has won Twin Cities Best Club DJ of 2017. In addition, she is a curator of many other dance nights within the Twin Cities.