40 Watt Hype, Clouded Vision, Sahab

Fulton 55 Presents

40 Watt Hype

Clouded Vision

Sahab

Fri, July 13, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

40 Watt Hype
40 Watt Hype
In the center of California, a culture that is the underbelly of LA and San Francisco. from the bass bumping out of the ’84 Cutlass to the backyard fiestas, the music of 40 Watt Hype is created—live Hip Hop cultivated from the seeds of a favorite dusty Soul record with a Latin b side.
Born and influenced by the streets of Fresno, 40 Watt Hype started (out of necessity) at a backyard party by front man Aaron Wall and as soon as the music started, the people danced and embraced this new sound. Wall—songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer—a second generation Dutchman from Holland, grew up listening to a multitude of styles and forms of music, from R&B to Hip Hop to Latin. When you hear and see Wall perform, you can feel the love and influence of the environment he is the product of, breaking stereotypes, as he states, “nothing turns heads quicker than seeing a white boy sing and rhyme in Spanish”. As a kid in Eastside Fresno, he learned to speak Spanish from hearing it throughout the neighborhood and from kids at school, and during high school in Fresno’s urban Westside, R&B and Hip Hop further impacted itself on his musical journey.
Clouded Vision
Clouded Vision
Sahab
Sahab
When most people think of Fresno, CA they think farmland, small town mentality…and while this may be true, our city has been known to cultivate much more than agriculture and individuals who live inside a preconceived box. The arts are as alive and well in the central valley as the agriculture.

As a child, he split his time between Fresno and Iran. While the Iranian revolution happened before he was born, it played a significant role in the artist he is today. The revolution is what drove his family to America, the love of their heritage and culture is what keeps them going back.

The dichotomy that embodies him is realized through his visual art and his music. As a visual artist, you can see the magical realism within which his mind dwells. As an artist/producer you can feel the angst of not knowing where he belonged in songs such as “NO?” and “If I Had A GUN!” The magical realism depicted in Sahab’s visual art comes to life through songs such as “Dastaneh Leyli O Majnun” and “Running” with the mixture of light happiness and inner turmoil, which collide to encircle stormy skies.

As you continue on this journey of exploration and magical realism with him you will see that his presence is unmistakable. His personality, sense of humor and intense passion balance a person who is, at his worst, genuine.

He is Sahab, and he welcomes you on this journey.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/