The Catalyst

Dirt Nasty

Live in The Atrium

Dirt Nasty

Smoov-E, DJ Aspect

Sat, July 1, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$17 in advance / $20 at the door

This event is 16 and over

Dirt Nasty
Dirt Nasty
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dirt Nasty started rappin' on karaoke machines at the age of 14. He grew up listening to Too Short, Geto Boys, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Terence Trent D'Arby, and Sade.

Never having a father figure to look up to, he learned about the game, the streets, and the ladies from his record collection. Hollywood is now his home, where he found and started his 3 man group "Dyslexic Speedreaders" (which also includes Mickey Avalon and Andre Legacy).

Dirt Nasty produced and was featured on the cult hit "My Dick" which was featured on Mickey Avalon's debut self-titled Interscope release and has been licensed in numerous film and TV shows including: "Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay," HBO's series "Hung" & "Entourage", and the upcoming film, "The Rebound." Dirt has also produced tracks for The Living Legends, Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, Pittsburgh Slim and numerous others.

Dirt Nasty released his self titled, debut album in 2008 on the label he co-owns, Shoot To Kill Music. You can get it now on I-Tunes and all other digital outlets across the globe (c/o IODA online distribution) as well as through the CIMS network (Coalition of Independent Music Stores) of retail stores across the country.

For a quick lesson in the world of Dirt Nasty and to both see (his online videos have amassed millions of views) and hear his raunchy reports from Hollywierd, check out his MySpace (www.myspace.com/dirtnasty).

Look for Dirt Nasty playing a show in a town near you...
Smoov-E
Smoov-E
Smoov E aka Eli was born Eli Raphael Meltzer in Summertown, Tennessee on September 26th 1979 to Alan and Lee Meltzer. The youngest of 4 siblings, Eli, his three sisters, mom, and dad moved to Sebastopol when he was 4 years old. It was there that he grew up on the sounds of his parents' favorite records by artists such as The Talking Heads, The Police, Whitney Houston and The Pretenders. Along with his new found rap favorites such as Bay Area legends Too Short and Spice 1, Eli's passion for music began to catch fire.

By the time he attended Analy High School, Eli started harassing his parents incessantly for a drum machine until his mother finally broke down and bought him one with the stipulation that he not tell his father. From then on E knew he wanted to do dedicate his life to music and spent hours locked in his room mastering the timing and rhythms of his new found calling. He has since described drum machines as his first instrument and clocked more time on them than any other musical tool. His collection of both vintage and modern drum sequencers continues to grow and has been evident in all of his work.

As of 2010 Eli has signed with I-Khan Distrubution headed by his friend and mentor Andre Nickatina. In order to represent yet another new direction in his illustrious career he has dropped the moniker "Smoov E" and is now known simply as "Eli". He's currently putting the rapping aside and focusing his efforts on singing and songwriting. All the elements of Smoov E that define his persona and style are still there, just in a different package. With songs like "Cocaine Girls" and "Dick Like Mine", it's plain to see the old Smoov E of dirty raps isn't goneā€¦he's just become, as Nickatina put it, "The New Face Of Rock & Roll"
DJ Aspect
DJ Aspect
DJ Aspect has been highly regarded as a Bay Area tastemaker and crowd favorite for over a decade. Known for his infectious personality and relentless work ethic Aspect is the trusted DJ that is the perfect addition to any event. His signature blending and scratching techniques combined with his versatile music selection have landed him 3 residencies along with an array of live performance, private and corporate gigs.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/