The Catalyst

Felly

The Mermaid Gang Tour

Felly

Gypps, Rexx Life Raj, Healy, Zac Jones

Fri, January 27, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$15.00 - $50.00

This event is 16 and over

Felly
Felly
With nearly 40,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 12 million listens on SoundCloud, artist/producer Felly has experienced unbelievable growth since his introduction to the hip-hop world only four years ago. The 20 year-old's music, instrumentals and freestyles have racked up over 7 million views on YouTube in the process, with his most recent project This Shit Comes in Waves, demonstrating maturity surpassing any previous releases. Building off of his last four projects and nine beat-tapes from the past several years, his most recent This Shit Comes in Waves presents the epitome of the unique sound Fel has been developing for the past several years.

Born in Connecticut, Felly grew up surrounded by creatives and was heavily influenced by the independent hip-hop scene and reggae, shaping his wide range of influences, including Atmosphere, Bob Marley, Zeppelin, and Sam Cooke. Fel elevated his name after becoming well known for his beat making videos and "Bedroom raps", leading to him to him taking his craft more and more seriously. After graduating from high school, Felly moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California as a music industry major. During his freshman year at USC, Fel formed 2273RECORDS in his dorms with several other students, including often featured artist GYYPS and manager Jake Standley. Almost two years later he has managed to sell out local venues as a headliner, as well as open for well-respected hip hop icons like Madlib.

Big things are promised for the youngin' soon to graduate from college and his previous releases can assure this. Fel is determined to spread his positivity and hit the world with his wave.
Gypps
Gypps
Gyyps is a rapper, producer and songwriter from the Los Angeles area. In 2015, Gyyps took his career into his own hands and released both his debut Canoga Park EP and Darryl Mixtape, amassing over 3 million total Soundlcloud listens in only 9 months.
 
While studying drums at the USC Thornton School of Music, he co-founded 2273 Records in his freshman dorm room with collaborators Felly and Jake Standley. A serious drummer since the age of 8, Gyyps took his first step toward rapping by songwriting and producing for his friends. The dorm room and surrounding artists provided the perfect environment to hone these skills. 
 
The 20 year-old continues to gain traction with fans through performances across the country in this brief time period. Still a full-time student, his quick ascension and diverse musical background prove Gyyps is an artist with a bright future.
Rexx Life Raj
From the land of the Hyphy where slaps are king and going dumb is encouraged, Berkeley, California's Rexx Life Raj stands out by making music for the brain and the heart that's still pleasant to the ears. With his uncanny ability to shift seamlessly from rapping his ass off to singing his heart out, Rexx Life Raj has quickly become one of Bay Area music's most unique voices, garnering him cosigns from A-list music talents such by Nef The Pharaoh and YesJulz in the process. The release of his debut album "Father Figure" saw Raj praised on a national level, affording him accolades from publications such as Pitchfork, Pigeons and Planes, FADER, Noisey, SF Weekly, HotNewHipHop, and of course, Free Bread. Noisey called Father Figure "An album for anyone who likes breathing" and most recently, SF Weekly named "Father Figure" one of their Best 5 albums of the Year so far alongside Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" and Radiohead's "A Moon Shaped Pool". With the accolades piling up and his profile ever expanding 2016 is quickly shaping up to be the year of the Rexx.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/