Pabst presents American Dream: ATLANTA
Tommy Wright III
DJ Jelly, DJ Princess Cut, DJ Hourglass, JSPORT, Divine Interface, Germs, Kashii, Josh Feigert, Hosted By: Young Byrd
Thu · April 12, 2018 - Fri · April 13, 2018
Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pmThe Drunken Unicorn
This event is 21 and over
Pabst American Pale Ale launch party for Atlanta is Thursday, April 12 at Drunken Unicorn & MJQ Concourse. To celebrate, Tight Bros Network and Speakeasy Promotions put together a distinguished lineup of artists featuring performances in the DU by Tommy Wright III, Gangsta Boo and Bbymutha, climaxing with a late night DJ set by 80’s electro futurist Egyptian Lover in MJQ.
Wait, there’s more! ATL’s legendary southern mixtape pioneer DJ Jelly keeps it lit in the DU with host Young Byrd, while DJ Princess Cut, Hourglass, JSPORT, Divine Interface, Germs, Kashii and Josh Feigert DJ throughout the MJQ complex
Pabst APA is made with All-American Chinook, Liberty, and Cascade hops for a refreshing, bright citrus flavor.
ADV ticket holders enter thru DU
NON ticket holders enter thru MJQ
Egyptian Lover records didn't start appearing until several years after the New York and Miami electro scenes were already in full swing, by the mid-'80s Egyptian Lover cuts like "Egypt, Egypt" were standards among club DJs, particularly in the breakdance scene. Early cuts such as "Computer Love" and "Dance" were among Egyptian Lover's most experimental, with the material appearing through the latter half of the '80s increasingly flirting with full-blown rap by adding more vocals and melodic hooks. While more of his material dates from the latter phase, it's his earlier releases that remain his most accomplished, and they're routinely namechecked by a new generation of producers such as Autechre and I-F inspired by electro's first wave. Also a member of Uncle Jamm's Army and the force behind a half dozen labels including Freak Beat and Egyptian Empire. After nearly a decade, Egyptian Lover released the digitally edited compilation "Pyramix", then hit the studio again and produced new tracks in the same funky electro style for the album "Back From the Tomb".
Wright began writing lyrics to let out his frustration during the early 90's. In 1993, Tommy put together his own rap group named Ten Wanted Men. Tommy's very first single was produced by Blackhaven's own DJ Paul (the future producer of Three 6 Mafia). Tommy Wright III eventually signed with Street Smart Records around 1994. A year later, Select-O-Hits bought Street Smart Records after the label's underground sound became big around Memphis. In 2000, Tommy was again sent to prison with a sentence of five years. Having spent five years in prison, Tommy Wright III was released in 2005 & released Ashes II Ashes, Dust II Dust on November 28, 2006.
- The Fader
Prior to Jelly, there were other DJs in the South doing mix tapes and some were even doing Southern mixes, but none of these DJs, except for Screw, were able to move units and impact the Southern market like Jelly. DJ Jelly began his illustrious DJ career when he was a teenager throwing parties in his home town of University City, MO. Jelly's natural ability on the turntables earned him an apprenticeship with U City's legendary DJ Kutmaster K, who took the budding DJ under his wing by letting him hang out with him on various gigs and would occasionally show him a few things about the fundamentals of DJing.
Jelly proved to be a quick study and a fast learner. It wasn't long before Jelly was rocking the wheel of steel at parties around the city.
As the word began to spread around town about Jelly's high-energy parties, he soon became one of the most popular club DJs in Union City. He also studied Kutmaster K's mix tapes intensely and after awhile he began doing his own and selling them to family and friends. In 1989, Jelly graduated high school and moved to Atlanta with the intention of pursuing a career in music. He won a scholarship to Atlanta's prestigious School of the Arts. At Atlanta's School of the Arts, Jelly was introduced to a whole new world of music including jazz and reggae. He continued mixing tapes in his dorm room at night while attending classes in the day. Eventually he landed an internship at Bobby Brown's studio which turned out to be a tremendous learning experience, but it didn’t pay any money. Jelly needed a job. As luck would have it DC of the infamous group Tag Team hired him as the house DJ at Magic City, a popular strip club in Atlanta. The dancers loved DJ Jelly's style because it was party oriented and put the patrons in a festive mood, which meant that they spent more money with the girls. Jelly went on to DJ at other upscale strip clubs such as the Gentlemens Club and Club Nikkis. In addition he also worked at some of the city's hottest nightclubs, including the Bounce, the Atrium, Club 112 and Club Zion, where he currently holds court every weekend. And in addition to all of this he still finds time to work at one Big Oomp Record stores and serves as the official tour DJ for Bubba Sparxxx, Baby D and Hitman Sammy Sam. Jelly has a syndicated mix show called Oomp Camp Radio which runs on six stations including V-103 and Hot 107.9 in Atlanta.
In 1990, DJ Jelly met MC Assault and the two started doing mix tapes together. "MC Assault came up with the idea that we wouldn't do all that talking over the record. Then I would bring in old school flavor of cutting phrases from different records for the intros. Then we added the 808 bass, and then we mixed in stuff like NWA with Too $hort, and then we'd take an old R&B record and add a funky bass line to it." If you've ever listened to a DJ Jelly mix tape then you know that it is nothing but one continuous mix. Its like a non-stop party with Jelly cutting, mixing and blending hot record after hot record. In essence, what Jelly does is remix records by taking the beat from old R&B or hip hop songs and match them with the verses from a current R&B and rap song. But the key to Jelly's success is his focus on Southern music, not East Coast music like so many early southern mix tape DJs were doing. The impact of DJ Jelly's mix tapes are felt all over the world. The Atlanta based DJ has a huge following in Germany, Japan, Korea, France, and the UK, where his tapes and club gigs are in high demand. In addition to being one of the Souths leading DJs Jelly also heads up the Oomp Camp production team, which has produced tracks for Baby D, Loko, Intoxicated, Pastor Troy, Too $hort, Youngbloodz, Young Jeezy, Crime Mob, Lil Jon, Rasheeda, Hitman Sammy Sam and TI's group P$C.
He also holds down an hour long mix show every Tuesday evening on V-103 with Greg Street. And if thats not enough to keep him busy, he hosts an entertainment TV show called Live With the Oomp Camp which broadcasts through out Central and North Georgia every Saturday at 2 AM.
Jelly is also one of the key DJs in the South that record labels go to, to break artists. In the past ten years he has been responsible for breaking Outkast, Kizzy Rock, DJ Smurf, Goodie Mobb, 112, Total, Faith, Jagged Edge, Lil Jon, Lil Scrappy, Trillville, Pastor Troy, TI, Baby D, and Young Jeezy. Over the years DJ Jelly has won numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding work as a DJ, including the 2001 Justo Mixtape Award for Dirty South DJ of the Year. He has won ten trophies from the Southern Entertainment Awards, including Club DJ of the Year, Best TV Show, Mix Tape of the Year, Best R&B Mixtape and Best Dance Mixtape. With all of these things going on, Jelly still remains humble and grounded, counting his blessing each and everyday. "I feel blessed to be in the position to do what I wanna do," says Jelly. "I'm blessed to be able to make an impact on hip hop as well as help create a form of hip hop called 'crunk'. So far its been an incredible journey, but its just the beginning.
Without any major backing, Hourglass worked her way into the dj booths of Atlanta’s most notable venues before finding a family in the collective WERC Crew. With WERC Hourglass has reached new heights, opening for artists Kaytranada, NAO, JMSN, Princess Nokia, Sango and others. Although performing is her true love, Hourglass also puts her business degree to use, working to plan and execute each WERC produced event with her team from beginning to end.
A concrete rose who has found her place in a community full of talent using her motto “Think Outside the Clock,” Hourglass’s style ranges from future beats and house to reggae, hip hop, top 40, and everything in between. You can find her performing at festivals, such as Afropunk and A3C, and at WERC's smash events WHINE, The Groove, and Smothered + Covered.
The Drunken Unicorn
736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA, 30306