Cultivate: Organic, Homegrown Art and Music

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Since 2009, The 814 Bass Crew, and 8BC Imprint…curated and Championed by NatasK, has hosted some of the most memorable Electronic Music Events, Live comedy shows, Haunted Houses and Artistic Displays from a mixture of mediums and Genres… pushing the boundaries of entertainment in North Western Pennsylvania and now reaching a world wide platform with The weekly global mix show “The Electric Circuit.” www.twitch.tv/electriccircuitlive

This Saturday, December 2, 2017 a New Chapter is Launching to focus on sophisticated Electronic Music, Art, as well as the Culture it embraces,with a more organic and stripped down approach.  In a time of Hyper-stimulation, over production, and monotonous repetition: NatasK is back to host CULTIVATE SATURDAYS in collaboration with Interglasstic at The Interglasstic Studio located in the heart if Erie Pennsylvania 2402 Peach Street.  This weekly event will be a combination of visual art, and Deep Sonic landscapes breaking away from the norm, without all the glam and glitz of the typical outlets.  CULTIVATE will provide an up close and personal look at how the work is created and delivered in an enhanced setting for optimal listening, learning, watching and creating with a judgement free environment including some of the regions most established artists as well as brand new talent emerging.

Interglasstic Studio provides a private and intimate space where their Functional Urban Supplies and Wellness Store operates while accommodating space for musicians and artists to work and create. Interglasstic has been providing Erie Pennsylvania a first hand look at some of the finest hand blown glass from around the United States, while owner Zach Cacchione has showcased his own works for the last 9 years.  CULTIVATE now brings a dynamic confluence of Art, Music and People.

Saturdays Starting December 1…. 3PM until 6PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/310994226072585/

 

 

Broccoli Samurai + Shwizz Bring the Jamtronica to the 814

Back to Erie PA….. The JAMTRONICA SUPERSTARS Broccoli Samurai  will be at the Kings Rook Saturday night for another massive performance to take you to another level.  These guys throw a party every time they play the downstairs stage, with its personal feel and thundering sound system….. Then!!!  Speaking of parties, we’ll have an AFTER PARTY UPSTAIRS w/ NatasK spinning(DJ Set) an Exclusive Funky House Set surely to Keep you sweating it out until they close us down.  Don’t forget about ShwizZ, these PROG-ROCK MONSTERS will be kicking the night off! DON’T MISS IT!

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Since forming in the Rustbelt of Cleveland, OH in 2010, Broccoli Samurai has been taking the club and festival scene by storm. The band’s synth-laden, drum and bass influenced, progressive electronica has been thrilling audiences throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast markets, winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fanbase. Eager fans pack dance floors and late-night festival sets with smiles across their faces, waiting to get lost in the band’s ambient soundscapes, anticipating every bass drop that will force them to move with reckless abandon. Broccoli Samurai’s line-up includes founding member Ryan “Bruce” Hodson on keys and synth, Cameron Bickley on drums and percussion, accomplished bassist Zach Wolfe anchors the rhythm section, while guitarist Michael Vincent weaves in and out, exploring new sonic territory.

The band has played countless festivals such as Peach Music Festival, Electric Forest, Catskill Chill Music Festival, Aura Music and Art Festival, The Werk Out, BIG What?!, Domefest, Paradise Music and Art Festival, Rootwire, The Mad Tea Party Jam, The Ville, SummerDance, Disc Jam, Night Lights Fall Music Festival, The Gathering At Chaffee’s, Utica Music and Art Festival, and Hyperion Fest. Broccoli Samurai has directly supported and toured with many known bands including Dopapod, Papadosio, Lotus, Conspirator, The Werks, Ozric Tentacles, BoomBOX, Big Gigantic, Rusted Root, O.A.R., Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, and BIG Something. Broccoli Samurai’s extensive tour schedule has them playing high profile venues and major cities regularly, and the band will be increasing the number of performances and expanding their reach into the West Coast and Southern markets. This band is making big moves and the time to take notice is now.

 

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FREE POOL, SHUFFLEBOARD & GAMES ALWAYS!

MEMBERS & GUESTS! MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE w/CURRENT MEMBER! AGES 21 & UP! NO ADMITTANCE AFTER 2AM! VALID I.D. REQUIRED FOR ENTRY! PARKING ON STREET, BEHIND WEBER ELECTRIC & ACROSS STREET IN EmergyCare LOT! DO NOT BLOCK GARAGE DOORS OR AMBULANCE EXITS!

 

Rumble With Style

Tonight the energy of NL is about to be released to the public once again for another edition of the AVE series, AVE II, presented by Avenue Collective. https://www.facebook.com/events/1040106629361960/permalink/1068811446491478/   Expect an artistic juxtaposition of street culture and fashion as NL highlights the aspects of Hip Hop their way, with their brand of clothing REDS 11 as well as through their Hip Hop crew and the Atmosphere they bring to the stage and venue.  The Event is being held in Erie Pennsylvania at The Basement Transmissions. With several local Erie artists opening the night, expect positive high energy along with some spitfire MCs.  Show starts at 7PM and is an all ages event.

Check Out the NL  Set List below:

http://m.audiomack.com/album/nl-2/nl-ave-ii-setlist

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What do you do when you see a Shooting star?

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Shine On Entertainment brings in the summer vibes with a loaded lineup of emerging Hip Hop artists from across the state in the Shine On Showcase. Also joining the festivities, Pittsburgh’s own Team Epic, RARE Nation and The Company Only come together to kick off their Epic Nation Only Tour right here in Erie, with feature performances from NATASK and GPisGoingPlaces.   Catch this unique event as Up and coming MC’s will be showcasing their talent for some of the Industries finest Judges for a combination of Prize packs.   One of the Erie MC’s currently making some head way in the regional Hip Hop scene that you will want to keep an eye and ear open for is William Weyes. 

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Tickets are now available:

Saturday June 4th  8-12 Midnight

 

Amplified Space Vol 16

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This weeks Amplified Space (Vol 16) features some choice Bass music at the 150 BPM range. With some notes of Trap, Hip Hop, Dubstep and Broken Beats This Mix will keep you moving through your day. Enjoy and please feel free to share. Catch NatasK this summer at the following events….
https://www.facebook.com/events/48217… Shine On Showcase June 4th
https://www.facebook.com/events/55728… PROM Do-Over Pitt PA
https://www.facebook.com/events/10126… Shipwrecked 2 Western PA

 

Northwestern Pennsylvania’s Heating up

Summer has not yet fully begun and temperatures may not have reached that warm blissful mark, but by the looks of it North Western Pennsylvania is about to get heated up with quickness as regional events go full swing announcing Line ups and calendar dates.  With an emulsifying mixture of sports, art, music and lifestyle some of the regions finest promoters and business owners are setting you up for some not to miss opportunities to see first-hand some of the best musicians and athletes performing for your entertainment.  Here is a rundown of some of these events so you can mark your calendar and get your tickets in time, as well as all the information you need.

JUNE 4th   9AM – 4 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1797598367135031/

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Celebrating their 4th year in business in a big way!  REAL FITNESS and TRAINING is going overboard giving back to the members and to the Erie community via a great charity in Grady’s Decision. Check out all the action as we are having our 1st annual Benching for Babies fundraiser for Grady’s Decision. Grady’s Decision is a great charity that helps families dealing with premature babies living in the NICU. So for every pound benched that day local companies will be donating 1 penny! We anticipate benching over 150,000 POUNDS! So do the math!!! Our live DJ(NatasK) will have the joint rocking as the weights are moving and money is raised! You better come hungry as we are going all out on the grub as we will be slow cooking some serious BBQ; beef brisket, whole chickens and pulled pork along with all the fixings! While you are here be sure to check out our new line of ELITFTS Strength Equipment, the new RTF Gear and our awesome vendors including Revolution Nutrition and Purus Labs!

This is great time to come check out the only RESULTS BASED GYM in Erie Pennsylvania! Support a great cause, get in a great meal and get on your way to achieving the best body of your life.

JUNE 4th 8PM – 12 Midnight  https://www.facebook.com/events/482179838639149/

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Shine On Entertainment brings in the summer vibes with a loaded lineup of emerging hip hop artists from across the state with the Shine On Showcase, an event designed to let each performer have an opportunity to perform for Industry Judges for prize packs and the ability to network with other artists and fans alike.  Also joining the festivities, Pittsburgh’s own Team Epic, RARE Nation and The Company Only as they come together to kick off their Epic Nation Only Tour in Erie Pennsylvania. Do not miss out as this will be a night to remember,  get your ticket NOW!

Special Guest Performances By: GPisGoingPlaces & NATASK

Showcase Details:

– 12 Acts

– 10 Minute Sets Per Performer

– Order Drawn At Random

– Judged By Music Industry Guests

– Best Performer Takes Home Prize Pack

 

JUNE 25th  https://www.facebook.com/events/557283784445518/

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Pittsburgh’s most beloved Prom is back

Last year’s Galactic Do-over was a huge success and this year will be no different!

Prom Do-Over 2016;

10,000 Leagues under the City,

Presented by:

Get Nasty and Crown Royal

This year’s Do-over prom will take us under the sea where mystery hides behind every un  turned rock.

Mermaids and Jelly Fish will help guide you through three levels of the darkest parts of the ocean!

Be careful not to disturb any sea creatures and keep your eyes open for sharks around every corner!

The Team has been hard at work in the planning Pitt. The ideas have been flying and we’ve come up with some great plans for this year’s theme!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

https://www.showclix.com/event/Prom2016

One dollar from every ticket sold will go to :

Healcrest Urban Farm

 

KING and QUEEN contest link!

http://woobox.com/hqxcza

 

Submit your Name and get those votes contest sponsored by Pittsburgh Normll, Head Of The Glass, and Crown Royal

Crown Royal Menu and Drink Specials feature all night long!!!

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Beauty Slap

http://thebeautyslap.com/

Beauty Slap describe themselves as Future-Brass-Thunder Funk and I couldn’t argue a word of that if I tried.

They’ve been selling out shows all over Pittsburgh for the last year including a special event with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!

 

Walkingstick (Oakland,Ca)

Jungle Sky/Hip Step/TXP/Jungle Riddim

Social media: djwalkingstick.com IG: @walkingstick_79 & @graffrenzy Snapchat: Walkingstick79

http://www.djwalkingstick.com/

Ragga Jungle Dj and Producer. Internationally known and locally Grown!!!!

Pittsburgh’s OG Junglist is coming home for a special one night only performance!

 

Nect3r (Pheonix,AZ) Soundwaveradio.net

House – Jackin House – Electro House

Tune in sundays at 4pm to hear the best in house music mixed by Nect3rwww.soundcloud.com/nect3r

http://www.facebook.com/Nect3r

 

Local Support from:

 

RSK (All the BASS)

Doverspike (Dub/Riddim/Bass)

Robbie Rockso (Trap/Future/Bass)

Natask (Dub/Riddim/Hip Hop/Bass)

Lush b2b Rizzo (Hard/Trap/Style)

Status Jackers (DRUM AND BASS)

The Godfathers 5 man tag set

(House/Disco/Funk/Soul)

(Strobe, Ez Lou, Terry Kicks, Scuzzi, Bob Teagarden)

Speaker Spankers Crew

Miss J ( Drum and Bass)

Phunkphonic ( Breaks)

Brian Beat (Drum and Bass)

Syneater (Garage/2step)

Disco Dan (Tech House/House)

Mr Stitch (House/Tribal/Tech)

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Mr. Yukk b2b Tiko (Dubstep/riddim/jump up)

Holly Hood (Hip Hop)

Lexa Terrestrial (Hip Hop/Pop)

Chris Allen (Hip Hop)

Fortified Phonetx (Hip Hop)

Lazy JP (Hip Hop)

Barz Blackman (Hip Hop)

Corey Eaux (Hip Hop)

Grimey Click (Hip Hop)

Mac Cartel (Hip Hop)

Ally K (Acoustic)

Dj Joey Ruckus (Turntablist)

Special Guest Host ***Thelonious Stretch***

Sunday School, MC and DJ Battle CONTEST WINNERS

MC Freddo Filial (Hip Hop)

DJ N00neimp0rtant (Drum and Bass)

 

JULY 9th  https://www.facebook.com/events/1012631978775420/
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Presented by G.O.D Productions and Dirty Ramen

Ahoy There! Avast Ye, Matey! Do ye have a pirate’s taste for BASS and BOOTY? Are ye ready for the return of the LOUDEST and LARGEST Sound System treasure can buy? Have ye been searching the Seven Seas for the Legendary Pirate Vessel ,“SHIPWRECKED”?

Search no further!

WHITE SAILS ON THE HORIZON!

 

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—-14 – Hour Event

—–Indoor and Outdoor Stages

—–Over 25 Acts

—– 5 Headliners

Featuring

<<<<BARELY ALIVE>>>>>Both Members! [Mssachusetts] (Dubstep/Filth) {DISCIPLE}

Firepower Records, Never Say Die

facebook.com/barelyalivemusic

soundcloud.com/barelyalive

http://barelyalivemusic.com/

<<<<DACK JANIELS>>>>

Los Angeles, CA (Bass/Dubstep)

{40OZ CULT} {Rottun Records}

http://dackjaniels.us/

<<<<SLUGGO>>>>

Phoenix, AZ (Dubstep/Krunk)

{ULTRA GORE} {DIMMAK}

Slugstep.com

<<<<SCRVP>>>> Boston, MA (Bass/Trap)

{EXPLOSIVE AM}

<<<<SOULWAVER>>>>

Alabama (Trap/Twerk)

{1200 Hustle}

 

WITH LOCAL SUPPORT BY

(In Alphabetical Order)

Akuma

Andre Schrock

Black Daddy

Calladore

ChaoticStyle

Cypher

DJ Hattrix

Haji

Kilo

K-Ped

Mighty Mike Saga

n00neimp0rtant

NatasK

Potpocket

RSK

Slim Stanky

The Assassins

Tika

Tik0 Vs Dicey Vs Mr Yukk

The Kosmonauts

Wes Mantooth

 

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Event Features:

WALL of SOUND

The lost vessel “SHIPWRECKED” is being returned to use from the watery depths! Davey Jones himself has answered our call! Join us in celebrating a full comeback of the WALL OF SOUND Turbo Audio Sound System! Get ready for a Sound Experience like NO Other!

Louder, Bigger, Most Bad ASS!

**Ear Protection Will Be Available For Purchase at”The Galley”**

PIG ROAST

Drop Anchor! Grab your fork! Pull up a chair! Upon SHIPWRECKED’s glorious return to the mainland, we were blessed with its bounty from the tropics! FRESH Whole Pigs, born and raised on the isles, will be roasted outside ALL DAY in a variety of BBQ styles! Bring your extra dablooms!

**Vegetarian Options WILL Be Available for all ye Veggie Pirates! **

PIRATE VOLLEYBALL

Fire in the hole! When SHIPWRECKED landed, the wake dug up 2 Sand Volleyball Courts! Competitions will be held starting at 4PM, Free Play until then. Bring Your A-Game!

More Details TBA

“SHIPWRECKED” PIRATE SHIP STAGE

Our Master Shipbuilders have outfitted SHIPWRECKED with the finest new outfitting’s ever seen on such a stage! This year, we present a LARGER Stage fitted with integrated Laser and Lighting Systems; A project brought together by multiple companies working hand-in-hand to present a stage unlike any seen before! Be on the lookout for the 20-LB Laser Cannons!

DJ MIX COMPETITION

ATTENTOIN ALL YE ASPIRING DJ SWASHBUCKLERS!

Anyone can enter! 2 Winning DJs will be selected!

Winners Receive:

1-Hour Timeslot on SHIPWRECKED 2 WALL of Sound

V.I.P Package

More Details TBA

SHUTTLE BUS

A Pirate Shuttle will be picking people up in DOWNTOWN Pittsburgh for a round trip voyage! Shuttle Pass will be available ONLINE ONLY in May. More Info Coming!

TICKETING INFORMATION

17+ for General Admission

21+ for V.I.P Package

17+ GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

—Early Bird G/A Tickets: $15

(SOLD OUT)

—Tier 2 G/A Tickets: $20

—Tier 3 Door Price: $30

 

Pushing the Headspace!

Two New songs From NatasK….. A little Preview of some of the material coming up for spring of 2016.  NatasK has been hard at work all through the winter and has been formulating a whole new arsenal of tunes, and collaborations.  “Tight Rope” and “Parasitic”  both capture various sounds and tempos constructed around the 808 Kick Drum and Punishing Bass lines.

https://natask.bandcamp.com/album/i-keep-it-moving

Catch Full Length DJ mixes as well as all of NatasK’s material here:

New House Mix, Videos and More… NatasK

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NatasK’s Debut Album Making Waves.

NatasK – I Keep It Moving (DÉBUT ALBUM REVIEW)

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I love music that’s fresh and I love artists that aren’t afraid to mix it up and come with something new. I’ve got the début album from Pennsylvania producer and bass fanatic NatasK and that’s exactly what he’s brought here. A high end production, ‘I Keep It Moving’ is a genre straddling collection of Electronic Music that encompasses the sounds and vibes of a whole spectrum of musical fashions. NatasK takes influence from House to Hip Hop, Drum & Bass and UK Garage to Dubstep and beyond and uses this combined acquired musical knowledge to superior effect.

The album opens with a touch of Eastern flair infused with Hip Hop and Electronica, a chilled tempo and a commanding big orchestral drum beat setting the track up, laced with the harmonising of vocalist Lake City Fresh. The intro setting the pace for what’s to come. As the album moves on, the rate is stepped up and the bass brought harder; really kicking the record into gear. ‘Closer’ again features vocals from Lake City Fresh as well as a colab from 814 Bass Crew associate Ghost Alive.

‘Lose It All’ again steps the album up a notch and is one of the stand out tracks of the album for me. Impeccably produced and brilliantly conceived, that Future Bass vibe standing strong, an almost tropical drum line and Lake City Fresh this time spitting fire before serenading the beat with perfectly delivered vocals. Supported by an ethereal but domineering synth chorus and a haunting piano line, the track firmly cements NatasK ability and scope as a top level producer.

We’re next hit with a Drumstep destroyer that holds the bass cannon to your head and demands you move; we’re more than happy to oblige! Toned out and grimy, the tempo rises slightly as the album leads perfectly into the dark and moody Drum & Bass track ‘The Voodoo Speaks’ and features the second colab on the album from Ghost Alive. Another exceptionally crafted track and another firm nod to the producer. ‘The Stringer’, a hyped up, syncopated explosion, pace quickened again with a touch of the classical ringing through at the half way mark of the album completes the uptempo trio.

‘Bone Shaker’ features the third and final colab from Ghost Alive and is a Junglist revivalist masterpiece. The track is a homage to a scene that is enjoying a resurgence on both sides of the Atlantic and is yet another testament to the skill of the production team. ‘Funk’ warps the mind with its barrage of punchy bass hits and minimalist twangy rhythm whilst ‘Space Hopper’s fantasy like beat takes the listeners ears to another dimension completely.The penultimate track on the album see’s NatasK bring out the big guns again with yet another highly accomplished track. The deep, tonal bass reverbing through the system as a frantic but on point beat leads the atmospheric synthesized chorus straight into your musical receptors creating a feeling of satisfaction and full on musicaly derived, bass-lined joy! The album finishes how it started, with the intro of ‘Wasted Time’ used as a backing beat for rapper Mack Boyer to unleash over.

The album is an easy listen. Not one track is a chore to listen to and the flow and course of the album walks the right path. The album fuses elements of a whole mass of different genres; Electro, Dubstep, House, Drum And Bass, UK Garage, Jungle, Hip Hop into one hugely exciting mix. natask2Each track is a pleasurable listening experience, each equipped with its own unique elements and original charm. The mood effortlessly shifts back and forth from joyous and upbeat to dark and brooding appeasing a whole range of emotions and feeling. It’s what music should do, and it does it right! For a début album, the level of production is at a near perfect level. The album is a very worthy listen to for all our bass addicts out there and is a outstanding introduction to a music maker who is truly worthy of your support!

‘I Keep It Moving’ is released on record label 8BC Recording and available NOW through the BandCamp link below.

LISTEN & PURCHASE

NATASK
http://www.814basscrew.com
http://www.twitter.com/NATASK814

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http://www.ourbassaddiction.com
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Debut album from NatasK… I KEEP IT MOVING get it here!!!

After over a year in the making, the long-awaited debut album from NatasK I Keep it Moving is here. It’s loud, it’s heavy, and ready to throttle your speakers. Featuring his partner in crime from the 814 Bass Crew, Ghost Alive, resident Hip-Hop/R&B Artist  Lake City Fresh, as well as local Hip-Hop artist from  Erie duo Hollahou$se, Mack Boyer, I Keep it Moving is packed to the brim with talent, passion, and mad soul. From the signature (and new!) NatasK sounds of heavy bass, Dubstep and Trap, to the lush vocals of Lake City Fresh and the dark vibes from Ghost Alive, it’s pretty hard to be disappointed. Listen for yourself. Grab your digital copy from Bandcamp. Hard copies will be available in the Erie area tomorrow. Leave a comment below if you’re in the area and would like to purchase a copy! ENJOY.

Purchase the whole album for $10 through his Bandcamp site

OR

Chose from 11 tracks via digital download for $1 a piece.

PRESS RELEASE

Artist:  NatasK
Record Label: 8BC Recording
Releasing: Wednesday October 15th  2014
Hosting Digital Release: http://www.814basscrew.com
Album:  I Keep It Moving #IKIM

The debut album I Keep It Moving from NatasK (814 Bass Crew) is an emotional plunge into the deep world of Electronic Music taking influences from a wide variety of genres all expressed through Broken Beats, Bass, and Melodies that drive a dance floor and appeal to the every day listener. Born Joseph Louis Kodba, NatasK has some deep roots in the DJ culture spanning the last 16 years as well as being the founding member of the 814 Bass Crew. This is one of the first looks at this up and coming producers personal take on the music that has been a big part of his life and Electronic music all while trying to create new paths and sounds to broaden the previously type casted molds of individual genres. With a range of Tempos and Speeds, NatasK combines the sounds of Dubstep, Techno, Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, Trap and UK Garage to grab the listener’s attention and feel the mood and dynamic of each track. I Keep it Moving features the vocals of Lake City Fresh and Mack Boyer as well as Production features from Ghost Alive. The first official single from the Album, “Lose it All,” is a Carnival-style Dubstep song, featuring the powerful and inspirational lyrics and vocals from Lake City Fresh. It is a metaphorical rise and come up of a man growing up and discovering himself in a world seemingly hopeless at times. Choice breaks and pulsing baselines give this track a unique feel and sound. Every track has a special vibe, and the intricacies within each beat are sure you make you keep this one in your rotation. After worldwide charting success earlier in 2014 with EP single “Manowar” feat Akuma, NatasK is ready to deliver the driving energy that encompasses his live performances, and his production skills to the world stage.