Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Dr. Octagon Shares Area 54 From Upcoming Album

Kool Keith announced a few weeks ago that he was reviving his Dr. Octagon persona after putting it to rest 22 years ago. Moosebumps: an exploration into modern day horroripilation follows the 1996 critically acclaimed Dr. Octagonecologys. Producer Dan The Automator and DJ Qbert crafted the sounds for the first album and they have returned for the 2018 release. 

“Area 54”  is an aural peek into Moosebumps and it delivers the same kind of left field funkiness as the first album. Dan The Automator explains, 

Dr. Octagon is not a contemporary thing or a retro thing, it’s always looked to the future. 

The album will be released April 6th digitally and on CD and double LP. All physical versions of the album include an exclusive 12th track “Aviator Hype.” The official artist store will be carrying a special limited edition version of the double LP, with only 1,000 copies printed worldwide on blood splattered vinyl and alternate gatefold album art.

 

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Event Host Kevin Rouse Announces 2018 Party Calendar with Comedienne Luenell’s Birthday Bash

Los Angeles – After hosting “The Bootsy Collins Players Ball Hi-On-Heels House Party and Video Shoot,” deemed one of the flyest Hollywood affairs on Grammy Night, Kevin Rouse and his Rouse House Entertainment have announced a  2018-line up of events designed to keep Los Angelenos excited, engaged and entertained.  Next up is the  Comedienne Luenell’s Celebrity Black Carpet Birthday Bash 2018. The celebration will be held Sunday, March 11 at the historic Globe Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The Globe Theater is located at 740 S. Broadway and the event starts at 7:00 p.m.

 

Premier event host Kevin Rouse and comedienne Luenell

“The Bootsy Collins Players Ball Hi-On-Heels House Party and Video Shoot,” presented in association with Honeycomb Entertainment Productions and held at Ohm Nightclub in Hollywood this past January, launched the year in a big way for Rouse House Entertainment. In a rare West Coast appearance, the heroic bass god himself, William “Bootsy” Collinswas joined by the legendary hip-hop personality Bishop Don Juan, alongside celebrity friends and family as he shot a video for his new single release, “Hi-On-Heels.”  The video release will serve to memorialize the magic of that evening.

Rouse, along with business partner, Pernell Clark, is reputed for producing one of the largest “All Black Attire” events in the country, held for the past several years at the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This year, however, the duo will take a break from the Black Party and focus on Rouse’s “LA Night” event.  “LA Night” launches this year with the best of the best in comedy, live entertainment and DJ fueled dancing, offering what Rouse calls, “A Live Fresh New Perspective.”

Kevin Rouse, Rouse House Entertainment; Bootsy Collins and A’Queen Kaitina Lee, Honeycomb Entertainment Productions

Also, this July, Rouse and his lovely wife Schvone Rouse, along with business partner Jaysee Coney, will host their annual community affair, “The Light Bright Damn Near White Gala 2018 Nobody Parties like Pacoima” affair. This significant gathering honors Pacoima’s coaches, sports figures and community leaders and donates a portion of the event proceeds for uniforms and equipment for the community’s little league teams.  

Rouse has been successfully producing quality entertainment for over 20 years at some of Los Angeles’ premier venues, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, OHM Nightclub and the Globe Theater.   Plan to join him by checking out the links below for more event information: 
 

http://www.theloop411.com/eblast/luenellbirthday2018.html

  
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Listen: Ozay Moore-WSTCST Feat. Tony Ozier & Teeko Produced By Tall Black Guy

Ozay Moore starts 2018 with his new album, In The Wake Of O. “WSTCST” is the newest single to emerge from the collection. Moore, Tony Ozier and Teeko provide vocals in front of Tall Black Guy’s G-Funk inspired beat. The Lansing, Michigan by way of Seattle rapper promises his hometown that he will return one day. Moore explains,

In carrying out the theme of past, present and future on In the Wake Of O, it was important to follow up the notion of contentment heard on “Where You At?” with (of course) a statement of reflection and longing. In my case, that’s to one day return home to the WSTCST (West Coast)… namely Seattle… my birthplace.”

Listen to “WSTCST” and hear the whole album here

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