Matson on Music
Late notice: "Champion Sound" at Triple Door Wednesday 02/23, with Seattle's DJ Supreme La Rock (free)
Posted by Andrew Matson
Incredicrew (Supreme on the left); photo via The Flavor
"High-Powered Hip-Hop" (Original Demo Version) by Incredicrew
Check the photo and listen to the track, and you can tell DJ Supreme La Rock is old-school. His group Incredicrew helped pioneer Seattle rap back in the '80s.
Supreme is scheduled to perform tonight at the martini-bar-esque Triple Door for his every-fourth-Wednesday "Champion Sound," where he will be the equivalent of a legendary soul musician playing for a room full of people who don't know who he was. Or maybe I shouldn't underestimate the Triple Door's clientele like that.
Unlike most rap pioneers, Supreme still has a music career more than 20 years later. He DJs all types of music at nightclubs near and far — "Champion Sound" is billed as "electronica, hip-hop, everything, R&B" — and became known to a wider audience last year, when he prominently featured in the Seattle soul/funk documentary "Wheedle's Groove," as a vinyl archeologist and local music scholar.
Song via Supreme's blog
Dec 31 - 6:30 AM Premiere: 'Seattle Party' by Chastity Belt
Dec 31 - 6:00 AM 'Stop Biting' night at Lo-Fi now an album, mini doc
Dec 29 - 11:52 AM Were you there? 'The Rolling Stones' and Shabazz/THEESat
Dec 28 - 6:00 AM Top 40 of 2012, Seattle and beyond
Dec 27 - 6:00 AM Shabazz / THEESat: a history of high-concept Seattle shows