Mat Mania: The Revenge: an interactive gaming and music event

CEO Gaming and RandomBeats present

Mat Mania: The Revenge: an interactive gaming and music event

Mega Ran w/Lynx Kinetic, Sci Fried, EyeQ, Teek Hall, Jackson Parodi, E-turn, Ben Briggs, DJ O_Super, Thirstin Howl III, Smoke DZA

Fri · March 31, 2017

7:00 pm

The Social

$11.00 - $40.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

All patrons must have a valid form of identification present, regardless of age, at the time of entry for all 18+ and 21+ shows and events.

No backpacks, large bags or large purses allowed. Maximum Size 4.5″ x 6.5"

No professional audio/visual or any digital recording equipment will be allowed into the venue, without prior permission and arrangements. You must be on the artist photo pass list in order to enter with cameras with detachable lenses.

Mat Mania: The Revenge: an interactive gaming and music event
Mat Mania: The Revenge: an interactive gaming and music event
Mat Mania: The Revenge: an interactive gaming and music event

Fighting Game Tournaments and prizes

Meet and Greet many of your favorite pro wrestling stars

VIP gifts, refreshments and more!

MCS:
Alex Jebailey, Leva Bates, and Kaz

Live Music By:

Mega Ran w/Lynx Kinetic, Sci Fried, EyeQ, Teek Hall, Jackson Parodi, ETurn, Ben Briggs, and Sounds by DJ O_Super
Mega Ran w/Lynx Kinetic
Mega Ran w/Lynx Kinetic
Raheem Jarbo, aka Random or Mega Ran. Teacher/Rapper/Hero. People will remember Ran for his daring leap into video game remixing which led to a Capcom cosign, but Random's penchant for storytelling has impressed retro gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Random's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way into TV shows, movies, video games, and even coursework at several universities. That's Random.
Sci Fried
Sci Fried
Sci-Fried is a Geek Rock band from Orlando Florida. Music by Geeks for Geeks! Winner of the best metal band in Orlando award for 2011, 12, and 13, six albums and a DVD later, Sci-Fried is still the most fun geek rock band in central Florida!
EyeQ
EyeQ
Born in Montclair, NJ and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Residing in Orlando, Florida.

Artist, writer, poet, expressionist, visionary, photographer, videographer, MC.

Never to be classified by one specific type of music, my music is rooted in many things. It encompasses nerdcore because of my love for animation and video games. It encompasses soul music, world, classical and the golden age of jazz music because of my influences abroad. Being from Brooklyn I have a strong foundation and connection to hip hop and its many forms. I feel like the creativity of music is limitless, and without bounds I hope to explore all the possibilities throughout my musical journey.
I make music from the heart and I have always been attracted to music that makes me feel the passion and love for freedom of expression through music.
Teek Hall
Teek Hall
Detroit born and Arizona resident Teek Hall takes you on a trip down the Dark Side. Evoking the Spirit of one of the most influential Villains in history Darth Vader. Taking Vader on as his alter Ego he weaves a tale of a man tempted by the Dark side and ending up seeing that there is more when you close your eyes than the Dark there is also a Dream.
Jackson Parodi
Jackson Parodi
I play accordion, tuba, and also affiliate myself with electronic doo-dads. I am also a member of Random Encounter, and they are a video game rock band. They're fun people.
E-turn
E-turn
Bio
E-Turn’s diverse background in cultural music stems from a lifelong journey through Persian vocals, tribal drumming, Iranian poetry, and lyrical Jazz. With family members well versed in these arts as well as instrumentation, E-Turn was raised to bring a unique, well rounded, and worldly sound to the Hip-Hop culture. Greatly influenced by icons like Nas, Lauryn Hill, and A Tribe Called Quest, E-Turn’s sound echoes the essence of true Hip-Hop & masterfully bridges the gap between staccato rap and soulful vocals.

E-Turn is now in full bloom after releasing two full-length albums, “Dark Trust” (2013) & “ESP” (2015). Continuing to progress in creative projects and partnerships, E-Turn is in the forefront of Orlando’s female Hip-Hop artistry with Second Subject Recordings, (led by Solillaquists of Sound front man, Swamburger).

E-Turn has collaborated in the past with groups such as Solillaquists of Sound, Beautiful Chorus (a group of 12 women who harmonize to the frequency of positive vibrations for intentional world healing), & DJ SPS (a former member of the classic Orlando Hip-Hop group “Andromeda”, and a USA DMC Supremacy battle champion). She has toured with musical acts such as Blueprint (Rhymesayers), Dessa (Doomtree), Grayskul (Rhymesayers), The Chicharones (Oldominion), and has also performed at festivals such as: A3C, Van’s Warped Tour, SXSW, and The Florida Music Festival.
Ben Briggs
Ben Briggs
Video Game Remixer, Producer, Performer, Nerd.
Thirstin Howl III
Smoke DZA
Smoke DZA
Hip Hop is just a hobby for some but for Smoke DZA, it is a way of life Born and raised in Harlem, NY, DZA (real name Sean Pompey) was raised surrounded by music, though it wasn't necessarily hip hop, "My first exposure to music was through my Dad." He reflects, "He played his oldies every weekend and still does up to this day." DZA was introduced to and fell in love with hip hop at a young age and began a journey that would lead him from dropping out of high school to being one of the hottest, most sought after unsigned rappers in the game today. "I was way too popular in high school," DZA states, " I used to battle everyone whether it be in the lunchroom or in front of the school. I was way more interested in that, than attending classes." His early creative processes started where many rappers do, with the lyrical genius of Notorious B.I.G., "I remember learning all of Biggie's verses, writing them down and making my own renditions of the songs. After I got out [of] that phase I started crafting my own songs like "History" where I spoke about destroying any rapper lyrically and I wrote a song called "Music On My Side" which was an ode to any artist that influenced me to do music. Jay-Z, Biggie, Big L etc." As DZA's focus and talent grew, he began to release mixtapes, like the early Respeconize and even formed a group with a childhood friend call "Smoke & Numbers" before striking out for solo success and Cinematic Music Group in 2005. Though his musical journey is not far removed from his early days in Harlem, DZA has recorded with the likes of Asher Roth, Big K.R.I.T., Devin The Dude and Curren$y to name a few. In the past two years he has released a steady stream of mixtapes to critical acclaim, Substance Abuse (2009), Substance Abuse 1.5: The Headstash (2010), and his most recent project, George Kush Da Button which is quickly making it's way around the internet. DZA credits his longevity to creating laidback, honest music that people can vibe to and always staying true to the art of hip hop. With all of the disposable music threatening the culture of an art form he is trying to help preserve, Smoke DZA is a welcomed breath of fresh air that will make you grateful for the contact high.

Hip Hop artist based in Harlem, New York. Smoke Dza often references movies and marijuana with his slow laid back style of rap. His mixtape entitled "Substance Abuse" was released on December 1st 2009, Featuring: Devin the Dude, June Summers, Nipsey Hussle and many more. In the summer of 2010 he released another mixtape 'George Kush Da Button'
On April 11th he released another mixtape T.H.C. (The Hustler's Catalog)
Venue Information:
The Social
54 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801
http://www.thesocial.org/