Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, August 19th // Noon-2AM
The Turnt Up Crew will be bringing their dance party to the Nomad for a Block Party blowout. An entire day of DJ sets including DJs Low, Tek, Sophia Eris, Keezy, Espada, Mica Mary Jane and Willie Shu among others. The event will be indoor as well as outdoor, and will include food from Pimento and the Nomad’s house food truck. Take it from us, you definitely DO NOT want to miss this event. 21+ to get in and the door is $7 for the block party and $7 for the after party ($10 for both!), click the link below for more information.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, March 10th @ 8PM
The Turnt Up crew has a very special party set for tonight. They’ll be celebrating the birthdays of both Franz Diego and Gabe Garcia, so you know this shit is going to be extra live. A whole cast of DJs will be blasting heat rocks all throughout the night, if you’re looking for something to do this Friday, look no further. This one is 21+ and the door is only $5, make sure to get their early to ensure your entrance.
JessListen and Franz Diego took to Soundcloud the other day to release a new track titled, “Babyface.” Gotta love the energy as both artists go back and forth, line for line; not many MCs can pull it off this well. Solid punchlines all around, both artists do a good job enhancing each other’s next bar. Check out “Babyface” above and stay tuned for more from JessListen and Franz Diego.
Mike The Martyr and Franz Diego took to Twitter recently to release a new record dubbed “Wag Team Exclusive.” You ain’t from the south side if you don’t know about that Wag, it’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the Purple City Pioneer himself Franz Diego, definitely refreshing to hear him back. A nice 1, 2 punch, both artists deliver a pair of lighthearted verses; it’s clear that they had fun with this one. Check out “Wag Team Exclusive” above and stay tuned for more from Mike The Martyr and Franz Diego.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, January 9th @ 9PM
My Parent’s Bassment & Turnt Up Crew will join forces tonight at First Avenue’s main room. 2 formidable dance parties on their own respective nights, when brought together one can only imagine the energy. The night will feature sets from DJ Low, Noam The Drummer, DJ Gabe Garcia and Willie Shu, while Franz Diego holds down hosting duties. 80s and 90s music will fill out the night so come ready to get down and have a good time, 18+ to party and 21+ to drink; you can still grab advance tickets for only $5 by clicking the link below.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, October 9th @ 10PM
The Turn’t Up Dance Party will once again take over Honey this Friday. These have always been known to get rowdy, you never know who you might bump into and you never know who might take the stage. DJs Willi Shu and Gabe Garcia will hold down the 1s & 2s while Franz Diego takes over the hosting duties. These are 21+ and the door is only $5, make sure to be ready to dance when you get there.
Minneapolis’ own Franz Diego ended 2014 well with the release of one the year’s standout projects in Float. Filled with vibey bangers and lush depictions of the Twin Cities lifestyle, the above video embodies the project nicely. Directed by Alan De Leon Taverna, “Floatin” seemingily places Franz Diego in the middle of no where allowing his mind to drift. Enron Hubbard’s spacey production fits the record and visual perfectly, a well put together body of work. Peep the video for Franz’ single “Floatin” above and click the link below to check out Float in it’s entirety.
Franz Diego of Illuminous 3 recently dropped his project Float for all of our listening pleasure. The 13 track album sounds ultra wavey from front to back with Franz providing a unique sound throughout. From the city anthem “Wag Town Roll Down” to the reflective “White Sand”, this project is solid. Check out Float below and be on the look out for more from Franz Diego.
Location: 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Friday, October 17th @ 9PM
South side spitter and member of Illuminous 3, Franz Diego, is gearing up to drop his new project Float tonight. Kitty Cat Klub will host the event and the bill is looking pretty stacked. Franz will take the stage along with Greg Grease, 1990 & Connye (BLVCK SPVCE), Metasota and DJ Just Nine on the 1s & 2s, rounding out what should be an awesome night. The Equinox EP was pretty dope, so you should expect the same from Float, this one’s 21+ (sorry kids) and the door will only run $6.