Amherst College Spring Concert '17: Tritonal and Vince Staples

This year's Spring Concert on April 22nd is featuring Tritonal and Vince Staples!  To help you get pumped for the performance, here is a quick introduction to the two acts and helpful links to get tickets!

Tritonal

Tritonal is an American DJ duo from Austin, Texas composing of Chad Cisneros and David Reed.  The duo was first formed in 2008 and by 2012 were receiving recognition as #65 on DJ Mag's "Top 100 DJs of 2012" and MTV's Clubland "10 Artists To Watch in 2013." The group's fans are called Tritonians and their fanbase is worldwide.  

Their song "Now or Never" has over 11 million hits on YouTube and features a nostalgic beat with a female vocalist with a soft tone.  This leads to a beat drop that can get any crowd jumping!

 

Their song "Blackout" opens with a young woman talking about how she doesn't fit in but knows there is hope.  This song also features a female vocalist with a calming singing voice.  The lyrics "you and me against the world" echos through the song.  Another great song for a college concert!

 

The group also posts videos weekly on their YouTube channel TritonalTV.  Here is a sample of one of their hour long mixes:

 

Vince Staples

Vince Staples is a Californian 23 year old rapper that's part of the group Cutthroat Boys. He was discovered in 2012 with his cousin by Syd tha Kyd, Mike G and Earl Sweatshirt and would later feature on their albums.  Staples would later collaborate with Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Hardo and many more. For those of you who've seen Dope the movie, he plays a crew member of one of the movie's lead characters Dom played by ASAP Rocky.

 

His most well-known song "Norf-Norf" starts with a dissonant beat before Vince starts to rap.  His flow is smooth and natural and soon the strange noise and clap beat makes your body sway.

 

His song "Blue Suede" is his second-most popular and also starts with a unique beat but then is mellowed out by his rapping. (Lyrics in song may be offensive to some)

 

This is a freestyle by Vince Staples, also including explicit language, but shows his talent rapping on the spot.

 

You can still get tickets until Friday where CAB will be tabling in Keefe during lunch and Val during dinner.  The doors will open on April 22nd at 8pm and the performance starts at 9pm.  Have fun!