Kehlani

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SweetSexySavage Tour | VIP packages available at ssstourvip.com | Due to an unforeseen medical restriction, Kehlani is forced to reschedule some of her upcoming "SweetSexySavage" US tour dates. The tour is set to pick back up late April. The Philadelphia show will now take place at Electric Factory on July 10. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date and venue. Please refer to your point of purchase with any questions. We are very sorry for the inconvenience & look forward to seeing you on an upcoming date.

OPENING ACT(s): Ella Mai , Jahkoy , Noodles

Mon 7/10

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30
Electric Factory
— $25 ADV - $30 DOS | All Ages
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Biography

Kehlani embodies the title of her 2017 full-length debut album, SWEETSEXYSAVAGE The GRAMMY® Award-nominated critically acclaimed R&B pop songstress breathes life into those three words, and they represent a moment of self-actualization. “On my first two mixtapes, I talked about getting hurt a lot, because I was in these shitty relationships where I kept being very naïve,” she admits. “A lot of things went down, and I grew up. I wanted to express everything at the same time on the album. SWEETSEXYSAVAGE came to me on a beach in Hawaii. I realized that’s what women are. We can hurt. We can also be hurt. We can go as hard as we can go soft. We can be as crazy as we can be sympathetic. We’re all of the above.” This sincerity has become Kehlani’s signature since the 2014 release of her debut mixtape Cloud 19. At 19-years-old, she opened up even more on 2015’s You Should Be Here. After bowing at #5 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and at #1 on the iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart, the mixtape garnered a 2016 GRAMMY® Award nod for “Best Urban Contemporary Album.” Upon release, Pitchfork praised how, “You Should Be Here’s dynamism and generosity is something to be amazed by,” while Billboard proclaimed it, “The year’s first great R&B album.” It landed on Complex’s “Best Albums of 2015,” Noisey’s “50 Best Albums of 2015,” and Rolling Stone’s “20 Best R&B Albums of 2015.” Meanwhile, everybody from G-Eazy and Zayn to Post Malone and Pusha T sought her out for guest appearances and she contributed her very first RIAA certified gold single “Gangster” to the platinum-certified #1 soundtrack of 2016, Suicide Squad: The Album. Almost immediately after You Should Be Here arrived, she began piecing together what would become SWEETSEXYSAVAGE, recording in Los Angeles as well as in Philadelphia. Her experience on the road made an indelible impact on the approach. In the end, SWEETSEXYSAVAGE sees Kehlani naturally sharing herself, her emotions, and truth. “I didn’t want to make an album based on the dark times I went through,” she leaves off. “I decided to leave all of that behind. I read this quote by Lao Tzu that really inspired me: If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. I’m taking it one day at a time. When people hear SWEETSEXYSAVAGE, I want them to dance, have fun, and enjoy it. That’s the vibe.”

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  • Ella Mai

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    U.K. native Ella Mai, an R&B singer and songwriter with a casually commanding voice, wasn't exactly an unknown artist before DJ Mustard signed her to his 10 Summers label. Originally raised in southwest London, Mai moved to New York at the age of 12, then returned to England after she graduated from high school. In 2014, during her second stint in the U.K., she competed on The X Factor as part of a trio, Arize, that didn't advance beyond the initial audition for the judges. The group broke up shortly thereafter. The following year, Ella Mai uploaded a four-track solo EP of originals to SoundCloud, but it was through her short clips of covers on Instagram that DJ Mustard found her. In January 2016, the producer announced that he had signed her, and the following month, she released Time, a poised EP of sleek, contemporary R&B. Featuring the Ty Dolla $ign collaboration "She Don't," the six-track release introduced an artist who could sing of fierce loyalty and ruthless spite in an incisive manner. Mai quickly followed up with two more EPs beginning with Change, followed in early 2017 by Ready, which completed the DJ Mustard-produced trilogy.

  • Jahkoy

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    Like all the most exciting new talents, 21-year-old Toronto-born JAHKOY seemed to appear from nowhere. Shared speculatively on his Soundcloud last June, the shimmering funk of debut single Still In Love – the first song he recorded after he moved to LA alone aged 20 – now sits at over one million plays on all platforms. Same with the skipping electro-throb of follow-up Hold Your Hand, the string of those songs presenting a new artist in absolute control of his craft while already looking to manipulate it into new and exciting shapes. Both songs have received plays and shout outs on Beats 1, most notably from Zane Lowe, Drake and JAHKOY's childhood hero, Pharrell. In fact, it's telling that from a young age JAHKOY was drawn to a constant shape-shifter and experimentalist like Pharrell. “I loved the fact he was in his own lane,” he explains. “There was stuff that was going on but he was creating new stuff. He didn't fit in and he stepped over the boundaries of music and made what he has today.” A brief pause. “It's something I want to do with my music.”

  • Noodles

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    Noodles (Micah Mahinay) is a 23 year old DJ based out of San Francisco, but now resides in Los Angeles CA. She was first exposed into the night life at age 16. Where she began sneaking into 21+ clubs to see her favorite DJs spin in the hottest clubs. In 2008 Micah discovered her fathers broken turntables and decided to get them repaired. She learned how to properly mix on vinyl records later transitioning into using Serato. Micah’s father had been DJing since the 80's and made Micah learn to be an open format DJ. She started to practice scratching and mixing for hours after class in high school, then began to record her mixes and would upload them onto the internet. Noodles brings the vibe of R&B classics, mixed with modern day rap, integrated with an electronic sound. In early 2014 an R&B singer who goes by "Kehlani" had approached Micah and asked her to be her tour DJ. Since then the 2 artists have been touring while hosting many after parties in different cities together. Micah throws a party in Los Angeles called "Recess" held at Lock & Key every 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.

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