Northwest Strange Music fans get ready! Krizz Kaliko will be hitting the stage with an exclusive solo performance at the annual Portland Oregon Hip Hop (POH-HOP) festival. The special event, which spans four days, will be held at two separate venues, and includes performances by: Freeway and Jake One, Speaker Minds, OlDominion, and many more. Krizz Kaliko headlines the January 20 date of the festival at the BackSpace venue in Portland. Strange Music’s DJ Chill will also be in the building as the special host for the night. Don’t miss this special one night only headlining performance by Krizz Kaliko!
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During their time in Germany for the Roskilde Festival, Krizz Kaliko and Tech N9ne had the chance to sit down with DubCNN Magazine for an interview. Sharing one lapel microphone, Krizz has a humerous moment during introductions. Krizz and Tech break down the origin of their working relationship and Tech goes on to discuss the style of midwest rap and the importance of Nnutthowze. Click here or watch below for the interview.
Luckily for fans of Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko, Mixery Raw Deluxe was at The Splash Festival to capture the entire set of their German live-debut. The video production is high-quality featuring quality sound and dynamic camera movement. Click here to watch the Strange Music duo rock it overseas or watch below.
Pop Killer recently unvieled footage of the Krizz Kaliko and Tech N9ne performing at The Splash Festival. As you might recall, the duo performed at The Splash Festival, a German music festival that included the likes of Nas and Damien Marley, Missy Elliot, and The Wu-Tang Clan. Click here to watch the video of Tech and Krizz bringing the hottest live hip hop to Strange heads overseas.
Big Krizz Kaliko made a special appearance in La Pine, Oregon on July 31st for the first annual NorthWest Phuket Phest. The event is run by Paul Cardosi and Susan Owens Grubb of Portland, OR. The festival started on July 30, 2010 and continued through Aug 1, 2010. The festival included a three day camp out, daily musical guests, and vendors featuring many different kinds of foods and unique wares to purchase. On the first day of the festival most of our group tried to settle in, setting up camp and getting to know the people around us. We took time to check out the local merchandise and to find out who would be playing that night.
The night featured some local opening bands and a few highlights, like Bad Habitat, Big Hass, and St Dog from Subnoize. The excitement from the crowd was proving to be intoxicating and people really enjoyed the music and the laid-back style of the event. Music ended around 3 AM and most everyone called it a night. The next morning came quick for those of us who stayed up arond the campfire with St. Dog and Hass talking about that night’s set and how excited we were for things to jump off tomorrow and for Big Krizz Kaliko to play. After the sun came up we all called it a night and headed to bed.
Day two started off around 10 am. People slowly emerged from their tents and campers and a local couple played calming 60′s style guitar music on the main stage. My camp started making coffee and nursing the headache that comes with to much fun the night before. Many of our artists found that the first night may have been over done and settled in for some scrambled eggs and bacon that I began to make on the grill. We sat around in anticipation of the night to come. Tonight’s set would feature many acts that we had all traveled far to see. The night would start off with Public Drunkin sex playing a rap/hip hop set that brought the crowd to a roar. Six Feet Deep, from Bellingham, were next with some horror core rap sets. Then Tragedy took the stage and ended the night with an anthem to the festival, Fuck ‘Em all. At this time Krizz Kaliko had arrived and was getting ready to take the stage. People were in an uproar and were unable to contain their enthusiasm for this set.
Big Krizz Kaliko sprung on stage with an energy like no other I have seen. He commanded the attention of everyone in the audience and mesmerized all that looked on. I was filled with excitement and butterflies in my stomach as he started singing hits that I had waited all night for. Big Krizz gave the crowd a treat by singing a section of “City to City”, blew everyone away with “Anxiety”, and had me hopping up and down with “Back Pack” (one of my personal favorites). He also brought the crowd a taste of “Misunderstood”, a hit from Genius. Big Krizz’s performance on stage was inspiring and him and his hype man, Irv The Phenom, delivered the sound and choreographythat left you needing more. After Big Krizz came off stage the night finished off with incredible songs from Knothead and Dirtball (who is rumored to have wrote some of the songs he played just for the show).
All in all the show was a major hit and rumor has it that the show will be an annual event. A little bird told me that they are hoping to get Tech N9ne and many more Strange Music artists out for the show next year, but only time will tell. All I can say is if you missed it, you missed out big on the Kaliko set, but if you haven’t heard some of these incredible songs, pick up his latest album Genius now and get ready for more music from his new album, Shock Treatment, coming out September 14. This will be a must have for any Krizz Kaliko fan. To learn more about Krizz Kaliko and how he came to be with Strange Music check out the article “Krizz Kaliko: On his way to ‘Genius’”.
Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko will be performing at this year’s Frauenfeld Open Air Festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland on July 11th and 12th. This year’s edition of the hip hop festival will be headlined by Jay-Z and Eminem and features appearances by Nas, Big Boi, Clipse, Dizzee Rascal, and many more. For information or tickets visit the Frauenfeld Open Air Festival’s website.
Krizz Kaliko and Tech N9ne will be performing at this year’s Splash Festival in Germany on July 23. The festival is headlined by Nas and Damien Marley, Missy Elliot, and The Wu-Tang Clan, also featuring acts like The Boot Camp Clik, DJ Kid Cupri, and Brother Ali. For tickets and information check out the festival’s website.
Krizz Kaliko and Tech N9ne will be performing at this year’s legendary Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. Tech and Krizz go on the night of Friday, July 16th and will perform into the early hours of the next morning. The festival is in its 44th year and will feature acts such as Quincy Jones, Phil Collins, Norah Jones, Billy Idol, Tori Amos, Erykah Badu, Buddy Guy, Nas, De La Soul, Missy Elliot, Tricky, and many others. For more information check out the Montreux Jazz Festival’s website.
Krizz Kaliko and Tech N9ne will be performing at the Bêtes de Scène music festival in Mulhouse, France on July 10 and 11. Une bête de scène is a French phrase for an artist who fascinates his audience when on stage–who makes you enthusiastic rather than just being good player–aka, a “showman.” Tech and Krizz, on top of being masters of their craft, are definitely showmen, and should feel right at home when they take the stage for the French festival celebrating their 20th anniversary. Click here for tickets and more information.
Krizz Kaliko and Tech N9ne will perform at the NIBE Festival in Denmark on July 3 and 4. Featured acts include Aqua, Katy Perry, and Nephew. Go to the NIBE Festival’s website for more information.