In celebration of International Women's Day, HGMNY brings you an all female lineup with some dope individuals killing the game right now in this male dominated industry. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Center for Young Women's Development
** ASTRONAUTICA **
(ALPHA PUP RECORDS)
"21-year-old Los Angeles native Edrina K. Martinez is Astronautica, one of Alpha Pup Records' newest artists. Bringing a unique style of lush electronica and a playful sense of exploration to the label, the young producer is a fresh face to the thriving local beat scene.
Learning to play guitar by ear at an early age, Astronautica soon began mixing her own samples and beats. After early encouragement by Daedelus and a chance encounter with Shlohmo in San Francisco, the amateur producer was drawn into the musical community and moved quickly from Garage Band to Ableton Live.
Quickly becoming addicted to the burgeoning beat sounds of the West Coast, Astronautica is now a full-fledge member of the movement. Her debut release on Alpha Pup Records is the dreamy LP Replay Last Night, a soothing instrumental album that glows warmly with intricate beats and a soulful sensibility."
** SOSUPERSAM ** (HW&W)
"SOSUPERSAM, born Samantha Duenas, is a Los Angeles native distinguished by her creativity behind turntables, and innate ability to curate music. Samantha seamlessly mixes a variety of genres, including 80s, 90s, Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, R&B and Soul. Her mixtapes have garnered significant attention, leading to clients such as Kiehl’s, Complex Magazine, Porsche and Vans.
She has had the opportunity to open for artists like Erykah Badu (Motown), Boyz II Men (Decca Records), Dam Funk (Stonesthrow Records), and has toured nationally and internationally as primary DJ support for rapper Childish Gambino (Glassnote Records).
SOSUPERSAM currently resides in Los Angeles and is part of Huh What & Where record label’s esteemed DJ roster."
** KITTENS ** (HW&W)
"In two short years Lauren ‘KITTENS’ Abedini has gone from djing in her bedroom, to touring with Kid Cudi and playing for Usher. Rising through the ranks of an industry dominated by men, she’s learned how to play to snobby Hollywood crowds and beat/hip hop heads alike. Her foundation was built during her teen years attending Low End Theory and digging for any proper hip hop she could get her hands on, now with an added mainstream sensibility sprinkled on top she’s gaining more and more notoriety. Her hustle game on lock, she’s now pursuing production while continuing to tour the US and rest of the world."
**SMASHELTOOTH** (BAD BITCH BRIGADE)
"There once was a dreamy-eyed lass and only punk rock and hardcore could make her shake her ass. One day she was walking around the block when she heard a boombox play hip hop. She started dancing and yelling YAAAAY but fell over and landed in a pile of dancehall-reggae. Reggae covered her eyes and face when she meandered into a basement playing drum and bass. This music made her dance and shake her back until she thought she'd have a heart attack. Then an unknown mysteriously deep bass sound led her into a secret room where dubstep was abound. Deciding she'd already fallen in love with enough musics in this one day, she finally went home and had dreams of getting thizz faced and riding the whip with Mac Dre.
Going stoopid doo-doo dumb on the stage with the likes of ___insert name dropping dopeness here____ Smasheltooth intends to integrate inner-city raps with privileged producer slaps and spread musical butter over rumps across the globe in the name of Furl! Yadadaholla?"
**DJ UMAMI** (PEACHES)
Dubbed "The DJ to watch in years to come (1)" Bay Area born Umami splashed into the local scene in 2008 at Fingerbangerz crew parties and the iconic defunct Poleng lounge. Bubbling with an infectuous passion for music and dance culture, her craft mastery and career grew organically and quick. Within a year of rockin' the turntables, she gained residency at Skylark with the prestigiously talented female DJ crew "Peaches" in San Francisco's hip Mission District. She went on to open for acts such as B.o.B., Talib Kweli, DJ Maseo and more. In 2011 Umami founded her own weekly party "Crush" at SOMA nightclub John Collins featuring local and national DJs. In 2012, she rocked sets at H&M, Macy's, 24-Hour Fitness and was thrilled to become a rotating DJ for the Golden State Warriors.
A crowd-reading music aficionado both versatile and professional, sought-after DJ Umami rips eclectic, party-starting dance grooves, Hip Hop, Moombahton, Neo Soul and R&B gems at clubs, weddings, and corporate events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
“A true woman warrior with a down-to-earth personality to match, DJ Umami is making herself known all over the SF hip-hop club scene. With a full-time job, regular DJ gigs, and as a mother of two, she exemplifies the balance between doing what you love, and handling life. A part of the Peaches crew, she shares with SF Station her journey through the DJ world.” - Christina Li (SF Station)
“From hip hop, soul, funk to party classics, DJ Umami craft fully blends records seamlessly together from beginning to end, guaranteed to get the dance floor movin” - Jonathan McDonald (Om Records– A & R)
"...As the wheels of steel continue to rotate she keeps the good vibes flowing and the party rocking. In my opinion she's one to look out for in the years to come, and one of bay area's hidden gems that light the night life." - Germel Boado aka GWREX (Finger Bangerz Crew)
**PONY P** (PEACHES)
$5-$15 Presale, 21+ venue