“His credits as a producer and rapper can be found on Das Racist’s (Sit Down, Man) (Shut Up, Dude), TECLA’s (Strangers in Masks), and Iron Solomon’s (Monster) project’s. Also be on the lookout for Kassa’s debut self-produced project entitled “Coffee and Cigarettes”, his collaboration album with KOOL AD of Das Racist, and for the fans who are waiting patiently comes The Stargate Mixtape. A raw overnight mixtape contining solely stargate beats (wiz khalifa, katy perry, rihaana, neo, tinie tempah, j-lo etc…) .”
“As far as a drummer, in 2011 alone, Kassa has performed, toured or recorded with Geri Allen, Mayer Hawthorne, Steve Coleman, Francis and the Lights, Vijay Iyer, Gary Bartz, Wallace Roney, Tecla, Gordon Voidwell, Pegasus Warning, Das Racist, Iron Solomon, Peter Evans and probably a bunch of other people…“
Kassa Overall, drummer, producer and recording artist, is a rising star on today’s music scene. Encompassing all styles and traditions of music, he works with artists ranging from jazz to hip-hop, indie-pop to avante-garde. As a drummer, Overall has been an integral part of Geri Allen’s Timeline band which has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe for the past three years. You can hear their latest work on Geri allen’s latest release entitled “Timeline Live.” Being an extremely versatile drummer that can shine in any situation, he has also been making an impact on the indie-pop scene touring with artists such as Francis and The Lights, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and Mayer Hawthorne.
Utilizing the capabilities of laptops and samplers on stage is a key element to Overall’s signature sound. He has also toured extensively with his own band, fusing his jazz and instrumental training with his contemporary electronic passion. Overall received his Bachelor’s of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied under jazz drum legend Billy Hart. His mentors have also included the late Elvin Jones, Billy Higgins and Tutti Heath. Overall has also performed or recorded with Vijay Iyer, Das Racist, Francis and The Lights, Mayer Hawthorne and The County, Wallace Roney, Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen, Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Iron Solomon, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and many more. Not only is he a versatile drummer and artist, but he is performing with some of the most respected and sought after artists of every genre he is involved in.
He is currently focused on his own projects as a producer, rapper and singer. His credits as a producer and rapper can be found on Das Racist’s (Sit Down, Man) (Shut Up, Dude), TECLA’s (Strangers in Masks), and Iron Solomon’s (Monster) project’s. With a passion for growth, development and persistence, Kassa Overall is definitely one to watch as the music evolves. Also be on the lookout for Kassa’s debut self-produced project entitled “Coffee and Cigarettes”, his collaboration album with KOOL AD of Das Racist, and for the fans who are waitnig patiently comes The Stargate Mixtape. A raw overnight mixtape made of entirely Stargate Production.