SHOW ME: Funk Volume x Famous Stars and Straps Present: FVMILY Halloween Bash Ft. TRAVIS BARKER, HOPSIN & More at The Observatory OC 10.30.14 PHOTOS

Written by Marina Moreno

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WHAT:
Funk Volume x Famous Stars and Straps Present:
FVMILY Halloween Bash at The Observatory OC

WHO:
Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, Swizz, DJ Hoppa, Snow Tha Product, Jon Connor, Mod Sun, Xzibit and Travis Barker on drums.

WHEN:
October 30, 2014 10:30pm-2am

This past weekend was probably one for the books for many people coast to coast. Halloween landed on a Friday, which meant the festivities would carry on past one day. However, there is one crew who got things started a day prior. They are, Funk Volume.

On Thursday October 30th, the most notorious independent label, Funk Volume, held their first ever FVMILY Halloween Bash at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. In collaboration with Travis Barker’s, Famous Stars and Straps, FV founder Dame Ritter pulled off a magnificent, high energy show with performances from Xzibit, Snow Tha Product, Jon Connor, Mod Sun and FV signees, Jarren Benton, SwizZz, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, DJ Hoppa on the tables all night, and of course Travis Barker. Prior to jumping on stage, the backstage area was busy as well. Though many might think it’s always one big party going on behind the scenes, it’s not that exactly. With all the guys lending a few minutes to SKEE’s new series, The Calm Before The Storm, slapping hands with familiar faces and saying cheese for photographers, it was proven there’s always work to be done even before the final assignment.

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As the evening carried on and The Observatory filled up with barely any more standing room (upstairs and downstairs) with crowd favorites Mod Sun, Snow Tha Product, Jon Connor and West Coast veteran X to the Z. DJ Hoppa pumped up the crowd for the first batter up from FV – Jarren Benton. Jarren did one hell of a job as the first of the final acts not just because he jumped from one side of the stage to the other, interacting with the crowd, but he also brought out the next hitter – Dizzy Wright. The crowd seemed to get louder and louder with every song and got a hundred times more wild when Dizzy crowd surfed through the front and middle row. But it didn’t end there.

Next up was FV’s other emcee, SwizZz. As probably known as one of the most lowkey of the bunch, SwizZz didn’t act as anything close; dominating the stage and owning the crowd, it was evident that he felt right at home and Santa Ana was welcoming him with open ears. At the closing of his set, SwizZz began the chant for his next label mate, none other than, Hopsin. Face painted and suited up from the hat down to the shoes, Hop continued to feed the crowd what they came out for. However what ended up being the most notable part of his performance was when he put complete trust into the hands of his fans as he dove and had them carry him from the stage to the back of the venue, hold him up to spit a lyric or two, then help him jump to the second floor. But it didn’t stop there. Hopsin jumped from the second floor back down to the crowd! And with their assistance, made it back to the stage. Never in my life, and I could tell never in half of those fans lives, have we ever seen that be done. If fans didn’t believe they were in for a treat, they knew now.

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With the night coming to an end, and the lights dimming down, whispers began to flood the air; Where was Travis Barker? Before everyone could get riled up, out came one of music’s most legendary drummers – Travis Barker. Face painted just like Hopsin, the two closed out the show bringing out the whole crew. Backstage, fans were excited to see local hometown hero, Phora from the 714 hanging with the Funk Volume family, commenting in hopes of what would be a memorable collaboration. He mentions he is planning to release his new projects, “Nights Like These” in the next few months.

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Take a look at pictures from the show below and don’t forget to sign up for Funk Volume’s up-coming Hip-Hop Conference. Who knows, maybe you’ll be rocking alongside these talented guys one day and your name will be included in a review. Visit www.FunkVolumeConference.com for more details!

On behalf of Third Floor Network, a huge thank you to Dame Ritter, Brooklyn Martino, the whole Funk Volume family, Famous, and The Observatory – OC for allowing us to bring back to life this amazing bash. We’ll be back soon enough with all the great shows coming to the venue soon.

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(VIDEO) FVMILY Halloween Bash 2014 Ft. Travis Barker, Xzibit, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, Snow Tha Product, Jon Connor & more. 10.30.14

Funk Volume and Famous Stars & Straps teamed up to put on the FVMILY Halloween Bash with Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, SwizZz, Xzibit, Snow Tha Product, Jon Connor, and Mod Sun!

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For more info on the Funk Volume Hip Hop Conference 11/22 visit:
www.funkvolumeconference.com

SHOW ME: SSMF MURS 3:16 Stage Day 1 At Sunset Stip Music Festival LIVE On Dash Radio 9.20.2014 (PHOTOS)

Dash Radio was on site for their very first festival livestream at the first hip hop stage that the Sunset Strip Music Festival has ever had, curated by indie hip hop icon Murs. Toni Monroe, TayF3rd, Zion I and Joey Fatts warmed up the crowd in the already heated crowd (by the Cali sun.) Highlights included POS performing in the middle of the crowd, Mod Sun from Minnesota performing for the first time in LA after recently moving here and winning over the crowd with his amazing energy. Shout out to Propoganda giving props not only to West Covina, but the historic Project Blowed and DJ Hed keeping the bodies moving in between sets. Climax of the night belongs to headliners Dizzy Wright with his live band, Riff Raff getting braided while performing and Houston’s Bun B of UGK who had everyone leaving feeling like International Players rapping to their anthem. Looking forward to seeing the increase in hip hop to the annual festival on the infamous Sunset Strip.

Not in LA? Don’t worry, catch ALL performances on the #IndependentGrind station on the all new Dash Radio FREE streaming APP or online at dashradio.com

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Dash Radio To Live Stream The MURS 3:16 Stage At Sunset Strip Music Festival On “Independent Grind” Station On 9.20 & 21, 2014

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WHO: DJ Quik, Bun B, Killer Mike, IAMSU, Riff Raff, Dizzy Wright and others (Full lineup of both days below) Tickets are $79 with the code SSMF14MURS at: bit.ly/SSMFMURS

WHAT: Dash Radio will provide a live audio stream of the MURS 316 stage at the Sunset Strip Music Festival with exclusive interviews from performers via Dash Radio’s Independent Grind channel, powered by Tech N9ne

WHERE: Listen live at http://www.dashradio.com or download the app through iTunes App Store & coming soon to Google Play for Android Users

WHEN: Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21

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Dash Radio’s “Independent Grind” channel will stream the two-day event of live performances and exclusive interviews. “Independent Grind” on Dash Radio is the first all-independent hip-hop radio station and is powered by independent hip-hop king Tech N9ne.

DJ Skee says of the partnership, “I’m excited this year to partner with the Sunset Music Festival for the exclusive live stream of MURS debut stage at SSMF featuring the hand-picked artists he’s selected to perform. We felt it was a perfect match for our “Independent Grind” station powered by Tech N9ne and Strange Music, where MURS is also signed to. We’ll add this to the long list of things MURS and I continue to do to support the Independent Hip Hop community. On Dash Radio, we have a station called ‘The Strip’ featuring music you’ll hear being performed at the infamous Sunset Strip. I’ve always supported the Sunset Strip Music Festival and look to doing even bigger things together in the years to come.”

MURS also spoke on the collaboration, saying “DJ Skee and his team are always on the cutting edge. To have the opportunity to partner with them on their latest venture Dash Radio is truly exciting. I believe the MURS 316 stage will be leaving an indelible mark upon the Sunset Strip this weekend just as Dash Radio is already making a huge impact in the world of streaming music services and beyond. I think it’s absolutely amazing that fans from all over the world will be able to tune in and experience the MURS 316 Stage at SSMF with a swipe of a finger. And the fact that it’s going to be hosted on the Independent Grind station, which is powered by my label Strange Music, makes the union perfect.”

For more information about the Sunset Strip Music Festival visit ssmf.com
and Dash Radio: dashradio.com

DIZZY WRIGHT x CASEY VEGGIES At SKEELIVE

My ❤️s @dizzyhippy x @caseyveggies on #SKEELIVE on @AXSTV 5pm PST / 8pm EST today. #dizzywright #caseyveggies 👌#thirdfloornetwork (at SKEELIVE on AXS TV – DTLA)

CASEY VEGGIES & DIZZY WRIGHT To Perform At SKEELIVE

One of the longest #skeelive lines I’ve seen for @dizzyhippy x @caseyveggies today.😊 #dizzywright #caseyveggies 👌#funkvolume #thirdfloornetwork (at SKEELIVE on AXS TV – DTLA)

Popular Demand Presents Revolt Takeover ft. Diddy, Dizzy Wright & YG

The Third Floor Network team helped the Popular Demand team kick off their Revolt takeover with a special in-store party featuring booked guests Dizzy Wright, YG and Diddy with host DJ Damage of Revolt Live. Check out the recap video of the exclusive event below by EthnoNightlife.

See the Popular Demand official highlight video of the event below:


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(VIDEO) Diddy, YG & Dizzy Wright LIVE at Revolt TV Popular Demand Fairfax Takeover

Popular Demand | Revolt x Diddy Takeover from Popular Demand on Vimeo.

Third Floor Network was on site as LA based streetwear brand Popular Demand joined forces with Diddy’s multi-platform network, Revolt TV, to create a one-of-a-kind ‘Fairfax Takeover’ event series. The Revolt x Popular Demand Fairfax Takeover launched with the man himself, Diddy hosting a wild party at the Popular Demand Flagship Store. Hundreds of people showed up to witness Diddy’s first ever appearance on the famed Fairfax Avenue, and were surprised with performances by YG and Dizzy Wright.

YG performed a few tracks off of his new album, ‘My Krazy Life’, and Dizzy performed his new single ‘Everywhere I Go’ from his upcoming EP ‘State of Mind’ for the packed crowd. DJ Damage (Revolt TV host) and Jae Murphy (Eric Bellinger’s official DJ) were also enlisted to keep the crowd going. In a short period of time, the the Popular Demand Flagship Store turned into a crazed mini-concert venue.

The Revolt x Popular Demand Fairfax Takeover event series was created to highlight everything that has inspired both Revolt and Popular Demand: youth, passion, creativity, and the hustle. Diddy stood on the store’s built-in stage and spoke powerfully about his vision for the future of Revolt, and encouraged those in attendance to keep creating. In addition, Popular Demand’s 10 foot Square Flag sign was wrapped entirely in a Revolt graphic. Popular Demand and Revolt TV have been at the forefront of the music and fashion renaissance, and they’re partnership for the Fairfax Takeover has proven why.

For more information and photos, check out

@PopularDemand

@RevoltTV





New #dizzywright music live today & available tomorrow. 🙂 #thirdfloornetwork IG REPOST by @funkvolume “@dizzyhippy debuted his new song in @populardemandfairfax at the @revolttv @iamdiddy @populardemand party tonight! It drops tomorrow!!! #everywhereigo #stateofmind #stillmovin” via @PhotoRepost_app (at Popular Demand Fairfax )

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Rock the Bells Third Floor Radio

Rock The Bells Takeover 9.4.13

Talib Kweli, Dizzy Wright & Chang Weisberg (Rock the Bells Creator)

00:00- 00:24

Talib Kweli Mix by DJ Jay-P

00:24-00:35

Talib Kweli Interview

Talib discusses what inspired him to start rhyming in junior high, meeting and working with Mos Def on the Black Star album, his artist Res’ new project and production by Q-Tip on his upcoming album.

00:35-00:52

Drizzy Wright Interview

00:52- 01:07

Dizzy Wright Mini Mix by DJ Reneli

Dizzy breaks down his early days in Las Vegas, joining the Funk Volume family, being named one of the XXL Freshmen of the year, and performing at Rock the Bells Festivals for the first time this year.

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Chang Weisberg (Rock the Bells Creator Interview)

Chang, founder of Guerilla Union, the producers of both the Rock the Bells and Paid Dues Festivals speaks on getting inspired to create the events by attending club Unity in the 90s, how they pick the lineup every year and his favorite festival moments of all time.

Third Floor Radio Wednesdays

Connecting the 3 floors of the past, present and future on Skee247
9-11pm PST

www.thirdfloorradio.com

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Talib Kweli: www.talibkweli.com

Dizzy Wright – www.myfunkvolume.com
Rock the Bells – www.rockthebells.net