Chester Watson - 'Fish Don't Throw Parties' Release Show

Resident DTLA Presents

Chester Watson - 'Fish Don't Throw Parties' Release Show

'fish don't throw parties' Release Show ft. Chester Watson, V.C.R. & Earoh w/ Vash Noir

Thu July 6 8:00 pm

Resident DTLA 428 South Hewitt Street - Los Angeles, CA 90013

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'fish don't throw parties' Release Show ft. Chester Watson, V.C.R. & Earoh w/ Vash Noir

At only 26, Chester Watson has seen enough for several lifetimes. But the enigmatic St. Louis-born rapper and producer (who grew up between Missouri, Georgia, and Florida) raps and produces as if he’s tapped into many more. After several years of highs, lows, and traumatic odysseys, he has been able to stare straight into the abyss and conquer it. This regained confidence is exhibited on fish don’t climb trees, the largely self-produced new album that reaffirms him as one of rap’s great auteurs.

The willingness to both expand his repertoire laterally and dive deeper down each rabbit hole has made Watson’s one of the most quietly rewarding catalogs in hip-hop. In the last five years, he’s released Project 0, the apex predator version of the style that he’d been tinkering with since his breakthrough a decade ago on the heady 10-million-plus streaming “Phantom.” There was A Japanese Horror Film, the full-length album from 2020 that sounds like a small team of assassins being trained in the art of hypnosis, and the following year’s glitchy, percussive EP 1997.

Any informed observer would have him on a short list of the genre’s most promising young voices. And they have: Complex hailed him as "one of the best new musicians." Pitchfork said he "so comfortably and skillfully amongst his influences that he already feels like their peer." Pigeons and Planes named him one of "Best 20 artists Under 20.”

Finishing fish don't climb trees has allowed him to see himself more clearly. If a lot of his older work was personal in a disconnected way—a confession cut into a jigsaw puzzle–on fish, he is more true to the emotions and experiences he’d endured. Right now, he's only committed to one set of standards: his own.

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V.C.R., born Veronica Camille Ratliff, is a world class multidisciplinary singer/songwriter, composer, violinist, and published author. The Memphis-bred recording artist blends cathartic lyrics combined with her powerhouse vocals that entrances the listener and leaves them breathless. As a storyteller, this transcendental soul-singer uses amalgamations of her rich southern gospel roots and classical orchestral training to produce songs rooted in vulnerability and truth.

Like her love of cooking, V.C.R mixes her eclectic musical background to carefully conjure songs that are not only healing and one-of-kind, but direct tributes to her favorite singers and composers such as Minnie Riperton, JDilla, Chaka Khan, and Tchaikovsky. The hybridization of her direct influences, gospel, soul, funk, and classical music combined to birth her own genre called “CINEMATIC SOUL”. Her dreamy movie-like approach to her music takes the listener on a journey transporting them to their own universe.

V.C.R is releasing her first single of the year "Blue Remix" via Sound.XYZ on March 21, 2023. This also will debut on Bandcamp for her VIP fans and supporters.

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428 S Hewitt St

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