Three emerging Brooklyn artists had the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a brand new crowd this past Tuesday at The Paper Box in Brooklyn. Featured as part of Red Bull Sound Select’s monthly Red Bull Sound Select Presents showcase, Dyme-A-Duzin, Jade <3 with Blind Benny, and Denita and Sene all performed in front of a sizable audience thanks to the draw of the event’s headliner: funk duo and members of Odd Future Records, The Internet. The energy in the warehouse-like venue was palpable, breathing confidence into the performers, whom all expressed their excitement and gratitude for being given the chance to perform. In a city where talent often gets lost in the sheer volume of performers out there, curated events like the Red Bull Sound Select Presents showcase can offer a measure of relief and platform for discovery.
Red Bull Sound Select was created to help bring artists and fans closer together. The program focuses on nurturing local music scenes, and does so by hosting monthly showcases in ten different cities across the U.S, each featuring two to three local artists and one big-name headliner to help draw a crowd. For fans, the shows are a great way to find the most promising artists in their own backyard for a small admission price of $3.