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EAST MEETS BEATS (EMB) IS AN ELECTRONIC MUSIC SHOWCASE DEDICATED TO CULTIVATING THE COMMUNITY OF UNDERGROUND PRODUCERS, DJS, AND MUSICIANS IN BOSTON AND BEYOND.
Gene Shinozaki is an extremely talented producer, multi-instrumentalist, beat boxer who journeys beyond the boundaries of human vocal percussion. A member of the BeatBox House Collective, Gene combines elements of hip-hop, dance music, and trap ultimately fashioning an original sound that might otherwise be indistinguishable from a digital audio workstation production.
With powerful dance feels and a penchant for DJ-ing irresistible booty-shaking sets, Ra Low AKA Richard Lopez, brought the bounce to **East Meets Beats #20 at Cambridge’s Danger! Awesome. Featuring EDM tracks that make it impossible to stay still, Ra Low had the crowd moving to brass tracks, remixed salsa club polyrhythms, and neo-soul vibes for days. A multi-modal artist, Lopez is also EMW Bookstore’s graphic designer.
Featured at East Meets Beats #18, SenecaB DJ’d a soul set comprised of downtempo grooves and old school hip hop. Hearkening back to the classic hip hop DJs of the ‘70s, SenecaB draws on old and new techniques in sample-driven hip hop. Her passion for navigating through and combining elements of RnB and jazz is beautifully evident in her Rascal EP and recent album, Friends. At 19 years old, SenecaB AKA Celin Carlo-Gonzalez, is making (chill)waves and doing it with steeze like no other.
Rascal EP - EP on Soundcloud
Friends - Album on Bandcamp
What You Need - Song on Soundcloud
From drumline to Indian and Western classical music, Neel Agrawal is a multi-dimensional musician who has embedded himself in a wide variety of musical styles. As a world percussionist, Neel is able to cultivate and foster a spiritual experience among listeners through his instruments without compromising expressiveness or technical expertise.
Currently based in Los Angeles, CA, Neel has been involved in speaking out against the 2015 LAPD shooting of Charly “Africa” Leundeu Keunang, a homeless man who resided on Skid Row