Kruger James

rapper / beatmaker / instrumentalist


UPCOMING SHOWS


 Kruger James is a veteran. His resume reads like a 'how-to' in live band arrangement and leadership, freestyle performance and appreciation, and beat making utilising instrumental virtuosity.  He's a beatmaker that writes and plays samples, a rapper that sings, and a violinist that improvises, composes and arranges. Come see him and his band launch his solo album 'Slouching Toward Nirvana' on November 10th at The Rosemount Hotel. Supports from Silvertongue, Macshane, Beckon, and Kid Dingo.  Presales have a chance to win limited edition merch on the night.  This is an 18+ event.  Buy tickets here:  http://rosemounthotel.com.au/event/kruger-james-album-launch/   Pre-order the album here:  https://krugerjames.bandcamp.com/album/slouching-toward-nirvana

Kruger James is a veteran. His resume reads like a 'how-to' in live band arrangement and leadership, freestyle performance and appreciation, and beat making utilising instrumental virtuosity.

He's a beatmaker that writes and plays samples, a rapper that sings, and a violinist that improvises, composes and arranges. Come see him and his band launch his solo album 'Slouching Toward Nirvana' on November 10th at The Rosemount Hotel. Supports from Silvertongue, Macshane, Beckon, and Kid Dingo.

Presales have a chance to win limited edition merch on the night.

This is an 18+ event.

Buy tickets here:
http://rosemounthotel.com.au/event/kruger-james-album-launch/

Pre-order the album here:
https://krugerjames.bandcamp.com/album/slouching-toward-nirvana


PAST SHOWS


FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER
SILVERTONGUE 'BLACK SHEEP'
MIXTAPE LAUNCH

It's the final Hussle for 2015 and we will be hosting the mother of all parties to see this epic year off. Headlining is none other than the charismatic and gifted wordsmith known as Silvertongue. Launching his spanking new mixtape, 'Black Sheep', Silvertongue will be supported by freestryle/rap bosses Macshane, Beckon & Empty.

Facebook event here


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26TH
BISON LOW LEGS X EMPTY

The final Bison Low Legs gig of the month has us collaborating with one of the most amazing triple-threat creators we know: rapper/producer/musican Empty.

His dedication to furthering his mastery of craft is a near-intimidating inspiration to us all, so come through and see one of Perth's most skilled artists so close you can see the hairs of his well-manicured beard.

Beats @ 9pm; Rhymes @ 10pm.  $$$= 0.00, Proudly presented by The Moon Cafe.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20TH
MATHAS 'armwrestlying atlas'
ALBUM LAUNCH

Psyched to finally announce the supports for the PERTH LAUNCH of Armwrestling Atlas!
FEATURING: 
Prolific astral journeyman and upside-down, left-handed guitar noodler Diger Rokwell!
The enigmatic and supremely power-voiced Joni in the Moon! The swirling g-funk synth lines and violently tight snaps of Bison Low Legs featuring Beckon, Silvertongue, Macshane, Farren Wood & Archi! 

PLUS features from the album appearing in person: Abbe May, Mei Saraswati & Empty! AAAAND I’ll be performing with a band and back-up singers! There's also a super secret special guest host..

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6tH
THE COMMUNITY RECORDS WAM SHOWCASE

The Community Records presents an evening celebrating the successes of 2015 and the continual evolution of truly independent hip hop and electronica in our fair neck of the globe that we are damn proud of. 

The night bills the underground talent and characters that fall under our unique umbrella of friends and like minded artists, with intimate performances from: Diger Rokwell, Empty , The Boost Hero Man, Cash KRZMA, & DJ Silence!

The Community Records exclusives and fresh WA Apparel will be available on the night plus there will be giveaways!!!

Independence through collaboration since 2004, Part of the WAM Festival. Free Entry. 8pm-2am, and the Facebook event is here.

SUNDAY 25TH OCTOBER
OPENBARS 1

Welcome to Openbars, Perth's only Freestyle competition using home grown beats!

Using a round robin format (every participant versus every participant once), competitors take 4 & 8 bars each, going back and forth until the end of the round.

Freestyles are scored on being first and foremost, 'off the top'. If it feels like a written, then the judges will score it lower. So make sure you use what's happening as fuel for the fire.

All raps will be over beats from Perth, curated by Rae & Empty.

Featuring Archi, Silvertongue, Beckon, Macshane, Cruz Patterson, Wisdom 2th, Cash KRZMA, Adam Crook, Bluntfield, Split Figure & Powza. With Roc Walla, Optamus and Mathas judging.

3pm start, $5 entry, Facebook event here.

SUNDAY 13th september
COLAB

Colab September

Colab is Perth's longest running open-mic freestyle night and falls on the second Sunday of every month. You can expect some of Perth's best MCs to come down and present their amazing lyrical improvisations to an equally-extemporaneous band, which this month will be comprised of:

Alwyn Lewis: guitar/vocals
Gabe Fatin: keys
John Brown: bass
Bryn Stanford: drums

And our ever-present, ever-gracious, ever-impressive hosts Empty and Archi will be fearlessly leading and helpfully guiding the way to supreme lyrical mastery.

Colab is proudly presented by The Community and The Moon Cafe.
Table bookings STRONGLY suggested.
http://www.thecommunity.com.au/
http://www.themoon.com.au/

Facebook event is here.


Saturday 5TH September
MaTHAS ALBUM PREVIEW

Mathas Album Preview - Jack Rabbit Slims

Perth's own genre-bending MC/Producer Mathas will hit Slim's on Saturday September 5th to preview tracks off his long awaited sophomore album "Armwrestling Atlas". 

He'll be joined by a live harp band & special guests, plus performances from Felicity Groom, Empty and DJ Nathan J.


FRIDAY 14th AUGUST
FUSION HA!

Fusion - Defectors Bar

Have you ever wondered what Silvertongue would sound like collaborating with Beckon, Empty with Wisdom2th, and Melbourne's Clay Adams and Mister Litty? 

This Friday, a Super Saiyan line up of emcees are paired up for a night of collaborative sets at Defectors Bar. 

With FDEL headlining the night and DJ Silence to mix things up, their powers combined bring you Fusion Ha! 

Doors open 9pm, entry $10 on the door. 

Line up:
FdelSilvertongue + BeckonEmpty + Wisdom2thClay Adams + Mister Litty (Melb), DJ-Silence


SATURDAY 8th August
HAU Kill.I.Am tour

Hau Kill.I.Am Tour Poster

I've been busy working on a new set featuring a live String Section for all my Lowlights material... We'll be supporting Hau on Saturday 8th August at The Rosemount Hotel.

Other local supports include Aslan HiphopNatalie MaeDiger RokwellKrystel Diola & Marksman Lloyd.

Presales are $10+bf through rosemounthotel.com.au with limited walk up tickets available at the venue on the night for $15 from 8pm. Buy tickets here: http://rosemounthotel.com.au/event/hau/


Sunday 9th August
COLAB

Colab August

Colab is Perth's longest running open-mic freestyle night and falls on the second Sunday of every month. You can expect some of Perth's best MCs to come down and present their amazing lyrical improvisations to an equally-extemporaneous band, which this month will be comprised of:

Michelle Smith: harp
Bob White: saxophone
John Brown: bass
Bryn Stanford: drums

These incredible musicians will be joined by guest mumble scat virtuoso Diger Rokwell.

(Long-time Colab fans will recognise what a mega-Colab-O.G. lineup this is ...)

And our ever-present, ever-gracious, ever-impressive hosts Empty and Archi will be fearlessly leading and helpfully guiding the way to supreme lyrical mastery.

Colab is proudly presented by The Community and The Moon Cafe.
Table bookings STRONGLY suggested.
http://www.thecommunity.com.au/]
http://www.themoon.com.au/]


SUNDAY 12TH JULY
COLAB

Colab July features Jozef Stellios Grech, Luke Dux, & guest vocalist AJ Wigwams. With John Brown on Bass & Bryn Stanford on Drums, hosts Archi & Empty lead you through a freestyle cypher with a live band at The Moon Cafe.

Colab is proudly presented by The Community and The Moon Cafe.
Table bookings STRONGLY suggested - 9328 7474.
http://www.thecommunity.com.au/
http://www.themoon.com.au/


SATURDAY 30TH MAY
SOTA FESTIVAL

 Photo courtesy of  Matsu Photography .

Photo courtesy of Matsu Photography.

The Community 'Supergroup' are performing a one off set for the State of The Art Festival 2015. That's Empty, Wisdom2th, Mathas, The Boost Hero Man, John Brown, Bryn Stanford, & Diger Rokwell, all in one band.

Buy tickets here:

http://www.celebratewa.com.au/events/state-of-the-art-music-festival.aspx


THURSDAY 7TH MAY
BAKED OUT

Baked Out - Empty - The Community

Last Thursday night that The Bakery is open is shaping up to be killer: The Stoops, Naik, Silvetongue, Diger Rokwell, Empty, Maxybills, Eddystone - huuuge lineup! Tickets available from: www.nowbaking.com.au


THURSDAY 16TH APRIL
THE DEAD EDITS TOUR

The Dead Edits Tour to Melbourne to play The Laundry Bar, Supports from Bastian Killjoy, Clay Adams, Tumi & Gabriela Georges & WallaC. Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1617165328498855/


SATURDAY 15th april
EMPTY TOUR

Supported by Able8 and Clay Adams, this free show is not to be missed! Empty will be playing material of his forthcoming The Lowlights Release. Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/811076655614625/


Sunday 12th APRIL
COLAB FEAT. JONI HOGAN

Colab is forever a refresher. Whenever the Perth scene seems too competitive, or closed, or moves further underground, Colab brings everyone together. Colab April is hosted by Empty & Archi, curated by John Brown with guest vocalist Joni in the Moon, and features freestylers Silvertongue, Macshane, Halfbeast, Cuss Dat Villain and more. Starting from 8.30pm, make sure you book a table by calling The Moon on 9328 7474, or miss out!

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/427805667386928/


Sunday 29th MarcH
Hyperfest

Hyperfest - Empty

Empty shares the Main Stage with Illy, Slumberjack, & Coin Banks!! Tickets available from www.hyperfest.oztix.com.au


FRIDAY 20th March
TIMOTHY NELSON & THE INFIDELS

SINGLE LAUNCH

Timothy Nelson & The Infidels Single Launch

Timothy Nelson & The Infidels Launch their new single, "My Luck" at BamBOO (behind the Luxe Bar) on Friday the 20th March. Empty & Charlie Bucket will also be playing sets. Buy tickets at Oztix here: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=51186.


Friday 6TH FEBRUARY
Mattress Money

Mattress Money sees Perth's sees Perth's best hip hop acts performing one-off co-op sets with each other. Do not miss this chance to hear beatmaker / rapper combos like Kid Tsunami & Silvertongue, WallaC & Roc Walla, Nathan J & Archi, D-Jeong & Beckon, or Empty & Macshane!

Tickets are $15 and available from WWW.NOWBAKING.COM, Facebook event is here.