June 16th, 2010
Always one to hold it down for his city – producer/MC, DaveNotti, started The Neck Brace showcase series in Portland to both nurture and promote the city’s beatmakers and their work. Having thrown two successful showcases on his own already, Notti aligned with VTech for the third installment to bring out its first national guest – LA’s own, Exile. Along with Ex as the featured performer, Notti also still kept with The Neck Brace format with a showcase/roundtable discussion of sorts with 4 resident producers – DaiN (New Orleans/Portland), DJ Flip Flop (PDX), Theory Hazit (Cincinatti/PDX) and Xperiment (Denver).
In this first of 5 videos from the night, we introduce you to DaiN – an equally-talented MC and producer, originally hailing from New Orleans & currently holding it down in Portland. DaiN’s debut album, Listen, Learn & Live, was released last year on Vinyl Fluid Records and was produced half by his NBIII co-resident, Flip Flop, and half by devonwho of Klipmode. DaiN has also collaborated with the likes of illmaculate, Waajeed, Notti himself, Hi-Res and more. He’s currently working on his next solo album, to be released on Canadian label, Wandering Worx.
In the video above – directed by Paulius Kontijevas – we have just one of the many beats DaiN played that night, entitled “Believe.”
Curated by DaveNotti and KNNY FRSH
Produced by KNNY FRSH for Fresh Selects
Filmed & Edited by Paulius Kontijevas
Audio Mixed by Doc Adam
Hosted by DaveNotti
The Neck Brace III - Resident Producers:
DJ Flip Flop
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