Dr. Octagon, Ryan Lofty x Rich Jones & More to Play Oy Vey SXSW!

Oy Vey SXSW Events usually host a healthy handful of weirdos, quirky rappers and backpacker crew — but in 2016, Kosha Dillz and friends are pushing the envelope further recruiting Kool Keith as Dr. Octagon to lay down a headlining set at Sledgehammer on Thursday March 17th.   Allegedly his only SXSW performance of the weekend – the multi-monikered rapper said “I will not have a sledge hammer with me, but a gang of aliens will be accompany me.”   Read more about Kool Keith aka Black Elvis aka Dr. Octagon here.

To accompany Keith, Kosha recruited not just himself – but rising hip-hop acts Sir The Baptist, Fat Tony and Ryan Lofty x Rich Jones.    The latter offer the live premier (and only performance) of their debut project that features Chicago based vocalist Rich Jones crushing over Ryan Lofty‘s production to open up the night’s party with a 7:30 kick-off.   You may recall the pair from their collaboration in 2015 – “Universe + Me.”


As one of the few official SXSW events that gets live music bumping before 8, we’re suggesting an early arrival to catch Ryan Lofty x Rich Jones.   Rich Jones affiliations to The Social Experiment crew and Lofty’s rapidly rising status as a sought after tropical house producer and television composer make their collaboration a unique one that could pick up real steam.  If you fail on the early arrival – Lofty will still be spinning between sets and the duo will do a couple live tracks around 10:30 as well.  After Lofty x Jones 7:30 set, west coast artists take over for the early portion of programming (Mikey Pauker, Lance, Cash Lansky) before the international acts prime the stage for the strong independent hip-hop finish with the aforementioned rappers and Shinobi Ninja.

Ryan Lofty put together a mix featuring all of the above, including “Deja Vu” off of the new Ryan Lofty x Rich Jones release and an intro by Kosha Dillz, as well as all the other artists performing on the showcase – Mikey Pauker, Shinobi Ninja, Cash Lansky, Shi360, Lance and international artists Adil Omar x Talal Qureshi and Tesha.   Check out the show poster and full list of set times below and RSVP to Oy Vey SXSW here.   SXSW Badge holders will be permitted free access.  Non-badge holders who did not RSVP may be charged a small cover fee.

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1:30 – CLOSE                                              KOOL KEITH aka DR. OCTAGON

12:55 – 1:20                                                 SHINOBI NINJA

12:15 – 12:45                                               KOSHA DILLZ

11:40 – 12:05                                               SIR THE BAPTIST

11:05 – 11:30                                               FAT TONY

10:35 – 10:55                                              TESHA

10:25 – 10:35                                             RYAN LOFTY x RICH JONES

10:05 – 10:25                                             ADIL OMAR x TALAL QURESHI

9:30 – 9:55                                                SHI360

9:00 – 9:20                                                CASH LANSKY

8:30 – 8:50                                               LANCE

8:00 – 8:20                                              MIKEY PAUKER

7:30 – 8:00                                               RYAN LOFTY x RICH JONES



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