THEOPHILUS LONDON

POPSCENE CLUB NIGHT WITH

THEOPHILUS LONDON

Thu, October 20, 2011

9:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$13

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

THEOPHILUS LONDON
THEOPHILUS LONDON
Theophilus London is a rapper, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn. Fader magazine places him at the center of the borough’s new urban-pop movement, while UK music weekly NME goes in a bit further: ”... his patter is sumptuous, his look untouchable, his soundscapes plucked from mythical ghetto neverlands … he’s the real deal.” His first mixtape, JAM!, was a buzzy DIY effort that tipped off early adopters in the underground, but it was the independent release of This Charming Mixtape via his brand the Lovers in early 2009 that introduced London’s voracious pop appetite and minted him as an artist to watch beyond mere hype. Gliding effortlessly from clubby original productions to 90s rave throwbacks, afropop electrojams, Kraftwerk samples, a backbreaking bass refix of a Whitney Houston torch song—all of it stitched together with London’s breathy, unpredictable flow—This Charming Mixtape’s wildfire appeal soon saw London igniting clubs in Europe and America with stunning live performances. It’s possible this is the arrival of a once-in-a-generation talent: Theophilus London is very much in this moment but not of it. He is currently at work on his debut album.

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com