Tag Archives: DJ RQ Away

Win Tickets: Soundclash 5th Year Anniversary Edition

Happy fifth anniversary, Soundclash! This Thursday night (October 17) at the Hi-Ho Lounge, New Orleans’ premiere beat battle and hip-hop showcase will celebrate five years in the game with a monster bill that includes spots from more than 10 of the city’s top producers, 3 DJs, an artist spotlight and sets from hometown heavyweights Truth [...]

PHOTOS: Uptown Saturday Night featuring The Honorable South, Mykia Jovan +sg

On Saturday, August 17, Tipitina’s and Hennessy presented the third edition of the new Uptown Saturday Night summer series. The USN shows seem to be bringing urban alternative music back to Tips on a monthly basis – from brass-funk and R&B to “neo” soul, afro-punk and hip-hop, local artists on the rise in these genres [...]

Photos: Honorable South, T-Ray the Violinist and DJ RQ Away at Gasa Gasa

Last Saturday night, Uptown’s newest live music venue Gasa Gasa held its official grand opening party with a free concert featuring soul rockers the Honorable South plus the tandem of T-Ray the Violinist and DJ RQ Away. OffBeat intern photographer Sierra Hudson attended the festivities on Freret Street and snapped the show… Enjoy!  All photos [...]

July soundCLASH Introduces Nino Purp, Audyodope, Lu1ce

For the month of July, the soundCLASH – New Orleans’ premier underground hip-hop showcase and networking event – returns to the Hi-Ho Lounge this Thursday for an open mic contest, followed by performances by AudyoDope, Nino Purp, and Lu1ce. As always, local MC/producer Wes Beez and resident DJ RQaway will host the evening’s proceedings, which [...]

The soundCLASH April Edition featuring Fiend, Joe Cool, Codac and More

New Orleans’ premiere beat battle, artist showcase and networking event, The soundCLASH has steadily proven over the past year that this monthly is one not to be missed – that is, if you want to stay on the cutting edge of who’s on the rise in NOLA hip hop. Host and super promoter, El “On-Point’ [...]

Streamlines: Basin Street Records, Never Records, Soundclash Podcasts

Now Streaming on OffBeat’s Look-Ka Py Py Podcast… BASIN STREET RECORDS, SWINGING STRONG Label founder Mark Samuels’ part-time hobby-turned-full-time endeavor swings steadfast, keeping time in an industry asunder, a true testament to the enduring—and evolving—nature of New Orleans music. Samuels tells of Basin Street’s plans to let loose for its 15th anniversary. NEVER RECORDS: HERE [...]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 7): Soundclash Rings the Bell

In the ‘90s, streetwise record labels No Limit and Cash Money put New Orleans hip-hop on the map, hustling stars such as Master P, Lil Wayne, Mystikal and Juvenile onto the mainstream radar. But as the industry evolved, the bling faded. Though it’s no secret that the game has changed, the grind, remains the same. [...]

DJ RQ Away Returns the Shout-Out with New Mix

In the current issue, Brian Boyles takes us through 72 hours with DJ RQ Away, and shows how some gigs are more glamorous than others. Yesterday, RQ Away posted his musical response to the piece on Soundcloud. Here it is, and you can hear more of his mixes at his Soundcloud page. His Tipping Point [...]