SofaKing is an experimental learning project by Evan Sheldon that started in 2010 in North Texas. With no musical background or experience whatsoever, he set out to learn to mix music with the intention of one day playing music for masses of people. He has since completed this goal and set his sights on much bigger and loftier ideas. This project will continue to grow and learn until it is ready to evolve into something that is educated enough to grow rapidly with no clear end in sight.
Since 2010 SofaKing has been blessed to share lineups with respected international artists such as Shogun, point.Blank, V.I.V.E.K, Casey Veggies, Trolley Snatcha, and Waka Flocka Flame as well as national artists like The Widdler, Travi$ Scott, Bames, Bird Peterson, Taso, Lil Texas, Sines, Eshone, The Hi-Yahs, Yheti, SwaggleRock, Snow Tha Product, Doughbeezy, and Paul Anthony. He also makes annual trips to the west coast in the summer to play at weekly bass events and underground festivals.
In the past SofaKing has held weekly residencies at Hailey's Club and Andy's Bar in Denton, Texas as well as playing regularly at other venues and bars around the North Texas underground bass haven. Currently he plays at The Garage in Denton every last Saturday of the month. He spends a great deal of time in solitude, however, mastering his audio/visual/promotional craft. Occasionally he ventures to Dallas or out of state for larger gigs.
SofaKing has been associated with the Denton Dance Collective as a performer, promoter, and booking agent, spreading his love of bass music to all of Denton. He was also the official DJ of MacBroadz Music, a hip-hop collective that played shows all over Texas. Sofa has a presence on the internet as well as part of the Future Screw Crew, who screw all your favorite future bass and hip-hop tunes and post them on the internet for free.
Venues/Events/Locations SofaKing has been blessed by based god to play at:
Hailey's Club (Denton) [PAST WEEKLY RESIDENCY]
Hotel Capri (Dallas)
Lizard Lounge (Dallas)
Ritual Dubstep @ Temple Nightclub (San Francisco, CA)
Andy's Bar (Denton) [PAST WEEKLY RESIDENCY]
Pubstep/BASSment @ Abbey Underground (Denton)
Bass Cellar @ The Cellar (San Francisco, CA)
Milsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi)
Public House (Denton)
Fry St. Tavern (Denton)
Club Envii (Denton)
University of North Texas (Denton)
Lost Society (Dallas)
Peace, Love, and EDM Field Rave (South of Dallas)
Cool Beans (Denton)
Empire Automotive (Austin, TX)
Spider House (Austin, TX)
Eternal Afterhours @ The Fare Room (Dallas)
Frenzy Afterhours @ The Fare Room (Dallas)
Filth of July 4 @ Stone Bear River Camps (Nevada City, CA)
Insomnia Afterhours @ The Clubhouse (Dallas)
Club Dada (Dallas)
The Garage [CURRENT MONTHLY RESIDENCY] (Denton)
Thin Line Film/Music Fest (Denton)
Krave Nightclub (Austin, TX)
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