SpringFest performers 2012

The leading acts of SpringFest are announced

Ian Benson

Features Editor

Now that April is here and finals are bearing down upon us, Springfest is on the horizon. This year’s Spingfest is April 28 and features performances from DJ Skeet Skeet, G-Eazy and XV. In contrast to last year’s rock sound, this year’s SpringFest is more hip-hop oriented.

DJ Skeet Skeet, whose real name is Trevor McFedries, was originally from Davenport, Iowa, before he moved to Los Angeles at age 16 and eventually started his DJ career. He lists a diverse group of genres as his influences, such as grindcore, disco, hip-hop, electronic and remixed artists such as Foster the People, Lil Wayne and the Black Eyed Peas. He has opened for Katy Perry on her California Dreams tour and has also played various festivals such as Lollapalooza and Coachella. In addition to his music projects, he also runs a website devoted to his love of foods, dishlicker.com, as well as hosts a monthly radio show for Scion AV. As for the name, Skeet Skeet originated as the nickname Skeeter Valentine after the Doug character. All of his music can be downloaded for free at soundcloud.com/skeetskeet.

G-Eazy is a rapper from Oakland who has released a couple of successful mixtapes, gaining attention for his most recent release, “The Endless Summer.” The mixtape included an updated cover of “Runaround Sue,” originally by Dion. He has opened for various artists including Drake, Lil Wayne, Big Sean and Snoop Dogg and was nominated for an MTV Woodie award in 2009 and in 2011 embarked on a nationwide tour with Shwayze.

XV is a rapper originally from Wichita, Kansas who began his rapping career at age 15, choosing roman numerals as his rap name. In his career, he has released 17 mixtapes, garnering attention for his twelfth mixtape, 2009’s ”Everybody’s Nobody,” and his sixteenth mixtape, 2011’s “Zero Heroes,” while citing artists like Andre 3000, Rivers Cuomo, John Mayer and Lupe Fiasco as inspirations for his music. He released his first major label album, “The Kid with the Green Backpack,” earlier this year.

In addition to these musical acts, this year’s SpringFest will also feature activities and festivities similar to last year’s event.



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