Ken Leighton 8 p.m., Feb. 21
Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap
Sound description: Old school beat head with a ragga/drum & bass edge.
RIYL: The Gaslamp Killer, Aceyalone, Saul Williams, Run DMC, B Slade, Jurassic 5, Black Mikey
- "Gonjasufi Extended Interview" · Jan. 20, 2012
- "San Diego's Beat Scene" · June 6, 2011
- "The Awakening" · Aug. 18, 2010
Influences: Sun Ra, Gangsta Ern, Parliament-Funkadelic, Kurtis Blow, Jurassic 5, Run DMC, Bootsy Collins, Public Enemy, NWA, Ice Cube, Ice T, Tonex, Sugarhill Gang
Born in the mid-1970s and raised in Encanto, sci-fi rapper Orko Eloheim first made his local mark in the 1990s as Orko the Sycotik Alien. Working with underground hip-hop stars like Aceyalone and Saul Williams, he co-founded the (now defunct) label Fuk Da Industry Records. As part of the hip-hop collective Masters of the Universe, he came up alongside fellow locals like Johaz (Deep Rooted), Gonjasufi (with whom he runs the Air Records label), and Odessa Kane.
His solo full-length Audio Achetech Android Autistic [AEIOU&Y] was released in late 2011. In early 2012, he released new music from his instrumental hip-hop project 8-Bit+Basquiot, and his duo with Anti Citizens rapper Bazerkowitz, Left-Handed Scientists, released a full-length called Kill Your Present Future.
Bazerkowitz’s recording collaboration with Black Mikey, BB King Kong, also features Eloheim.