Sponsored by Line 6 in 2008, The Genie is an avant-garde guitarist, performing artist, and looping innovator from San Francisco. Among the most innovative and specialized live-looping artists today, he is the creator of a unique method called 'scratch guitar' and a live-remixing style called ‘g-mixing'. Refining his craft as a full-time performer for the past fifteen years, he brings together a hybrid of genres while utilizing unconventional live production styles and original looping techniques, creating a uniquely mesmerizing performance.
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San Francisco artist The Genie is among the most innovative, original, and specialized live-looping artists in the world today. Honing his craft as a full-time performer for the past 15 years he has created a unique style blending 30 years of guitar playing with contemporary DJ musical vocabulary. Among the many compelling aspects of his performance, his shows are characterized by his deft use of his toes to turn knobs, trigger a Kaos Pad, and DJ off of an iPod touch attached to the floor. He is also noted for playing the guitar flat on his lap, finger- tapping, and emulating DJ scratch techniques with a slide. Sharing the stage with legendary artists such as Kamasi Washington, DJ Qbert, and Beardyman, he is a seasoned professional of the highest order. Additionally he dons a custom-made mirror-suit that adds to the compelling other-worldliness of his world class performances.
San Pablo, CA
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