Labor Day Weekend is almost here, and that means one thing for Indianapolis. It’s time for WARMfest! This three day festival is going on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and features bands like Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Mayer Hawthorne, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Delta Spirit, JJ Grey and Mofro and several Rad Summer artists including; Andy D, Oreo Jones, Party Lines, PHNM, & Action Jackson! Tickets and full schedule available here.
Rad Summer and No Bad Ideas gear up for the release of their second collaboration hat with a new mix from Chicago’s Searchl1te!
Ryan Keesling aka Searchl1te made a recent stop in Indianapolis at the Melody Inn for Broke(n) Tuesdays and allowed us to record the set for Rad Summer Radio. His live mix is an eclectic mix that dives all the way into the deep end of the bass pool. While his depth is constant, Searchl1te rides the mix through varying rhythms including dubstep, moombahton, tropical bass, and jungle. No Bad Ideas presents Rad Summer Radio #020 is the perfect soundtrack for a night of fun amongst friends as the end of the season approaches! Watch for the new NBI x RS hats this fall!
Beat the heat in these classy tank tops. Available in Black or Charcoal Grey at our online bodega.
Kinrade of the UK makes his first contribution to Rad Summer with his 4 track deep house project, aptly named Sexy When Washed!
On the label’s thirty first release, Rad Summer takes a rare detour into the 4×4 world of deep house with Manchester, UK producer Kinrade. Kinrade’s ep features four lovely tracks that are deep house tunes at their core with touches of heavy bass throughout them. The project leads with the titular “Sexy When Washed” and closes out with chill, yet vibey, tune “Deer Stalker”.
Alan Cormode, better known as Kinrade, hails from the UK’s musical hotspot of Manchester. With a strong focus on music with heart & soul, his humble productions show depth and thought.After starting out, playing records in the early 90ís, it wasn’t until 2009 when Kinrade won DJ Magazines double whammy. Winning the publications Raw Talent for both DJ mix & production in consecutive months, the only artist to ever do this.For many artists these days, production is used as a tool to spread their name and bag themselves DJ gigs. For Kinrade, production is the heart of his musical output and by making a conscious decision to follow the studio path, it really does show.After gaining the DJ accolades, this opened doors for the up & coming producer. Whether it be down tempo or not, the vibe throbs from the beating heart.
Oreo Jones and DMA link up for the follow up to their legendary single “The John Wayne” with their new release Highway Hypnosis.
Highway Hypnosis picks up where “The John Wayne” left off with the two musicians combining DMA’s experimentations with hip-hop production and Oreo’s deft lyricism. For their EP, DMA and Oreo have crafted 4 new originals and 1 remix of Jookabox’s tune “FF” to go along with the aforementioned “The John Wayne”. For their first official collaboration project, Oreo and DMA enlisted Chicago’s ShowYouSuck and Indiana based spoken word artist Azieb Abraha. Oreo and DMA continue prove that they are a formidable emcee/producer pairing with their blending of hip-hop and indie rock.
The past few years have been extremely busy for Indianapolis emcee Oreo Jones. In the past year, OJ has orchestrated an indie rock collab EP, dropped his highly successful single and video “Cordon Bleu”, collaborated with Action Jackson on their smash Black Fabio mixtape, performed at several of the best indie shows in Nap, and most recently was voted the #1 hip-hop act in Indianapolis by Nuvo News. Oreo has several music videos, singles, and events planned for the next few months!
DMA is David “Moose” Adamson. Pure and simple. With DMA, Moose is now free to get as weird, creepy, and sweet as he pleases, in a lone wolf kind of way. Somewhat of a return to form, DMA explores the more meditative and fucked-up side of the Jookabox sound.
September 13th and 14th Wheelhouse Electronic Music Festival will be held in Opti Park in Broad Ripple. Featuring Wolfgang Gartner, Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method, Flosstradamus, Araabmuzic, Figure, Keys N Krates, Salva, and more. Tickets for this event are available now. For more information go here.
MOKB & Rad Summer Present
Turqouise Jeep w/ Rusty Redenbacher and Mr. Kinetik, DJ Action Jackson
August 22 @ Deluxe at Old National Centre / All Ages
Doors at 8:00 PM / Show at 9:00 PM
$15 Advance / $17 Day of Show – On Sale This Friday at 10 AM
Presale 10AM-10PM this Thursday > password SMANG
Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com, All Ticketmaster Outlets, and the Old National Centre Box Office
Keep the Jeep Ridin’
Keepin’ It Deep and Rad Summer team up with Indiana City Brewing Company for a July 4th music extravaganza.
Located at 24 Shelby street, less than 1 mile from downtown, Indiana City Brewing Company has a perfect view of the skyline. There is not a better location to watch the fireworks this year, so come on down and celebrate with us. This is a family friendly event.
SOUND PROVIDED BY OUR FRIENDS AT SAM ASH!
Entertainment provided by:
Food Trucks: Genie Mack, Nicey Treat and more TBA
Tickets on sale 6/20
or stop by the brewery and buy them without any ticket fees.
HaveThat makes his debut contribution to Rad Summer on RS029!
The Rad Summer crew continues to increase their catalog of trap anthems with their newest release from Chicago’s HaveThat. HaveThat’s Fresh EP features the title track and remixes from FootwoRk and Pop Rocks & Ear Candy. FootwoRk’s remix ratchets the energy of the original up a few notches while the PREC remix takes the tune in a chiller direction. All three provide a unique style and are a must have for your collection.
Matthew Black aka HaveThat is a 24-year-old producer and DJ residing in Indianapolis. As a touring drummer playing across the country, HaveThat is no stranger to the stage. He takes influences from folkloric afro-cuban hand drumming, New York drumming, and marching percussion. Since he expanded from drumming to DJing in 2009 he’s shared the bill with huge bass names like Mayhem, Protohype, Gangsta Fun, Mark Instict, Jantsen and many more. This rounded musician is educating the masses with a flavor that lends itself to heavy half-time bass music in a way that can only be described as… FRESH.