Essence x Essentials: Jade De LaFleur with house band CoolNasty and DJs Chinua and Felice G

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Essentials Day 3
House Band: CoolNasty
Solo set by Jade De LaFleur
DJ sets by Felice G and Chinua

Originating from the soulful epicenter of New Orleans, CoolNasty's sound exemplifies the city’s non-debatable jazz influence, while incorporating contemporary, R&B & soul twists appealing to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. CoolNasty has relocated to Los Angeles to bring the groove of New Orleans to the mixing pot capital. We look forward to bringing good vibes and genuine smiles One Note at a Time.

Jade de Lafleur is a Louisiana-native whose passion for music started at 5 years old. It was then that her mother, a soloist with the local church choir, introduced Jade to the music of Whitney Houston. Eventually Jade would join the youth choir herself, where she also became a soloist. The singer/songwriter’s experimental mix of R&B, Jazz, Pop and psychedelic funk are on full display in her music, which she co-writes and produces. Jade’s first release was a critically acclaimed 9 song EP in 2014, entitled Jaded - with the title track being included on Solange’s 2013 compilation album “Saint Heron”. Jaded featured “Smoking In My Car,” a song co-written with master songwriter James Fauntleroy. She received her first big break when the title track was featured on Solange’s 2013 compilation album, Saint Heron. The LP featured a host of then burgeoning talent including Jhene Aiko, Cassie and Kelela. Centric named Jade one of “14 R&B Artists You Need to Know In 2014”. She has been praised and supported by such media outlets as Complex, VIBE, Billboard, Essence,CMJ, and Noisey. Jade also toured/performed with Solange and the Hadley street Dreams for 3 years internationally.

Felice G. is a DJ hailing from the historical district of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She specializes in high-vibrational music, strongly rooted in tribal, funk, & jazz beats. Outside of the DJ booth, Felice inspires and encourages new holistic ways of living through community organizing politically aware art events & elevating mind, body, soul as a yoga teacher. Motivating communal healing remains her so(u)le purpose in life.

DJ Chinua is a New Orleans based DJ and event curator interested in facilitating community and connection through the music and culture of the African Diaspora. His projects include collaborations with Solange Knowles as resident DJ for Saint Heron’s Proclamation dance party series, The Arcade Fire as resident DJ for their Krewe du Kanaval celebrations, and DOPEciety as resident DJ for Couches. He is also the founder and co-sound selector for Ascendance, a monthly zodiac themed dance party that exalts and centers the expansiveness of black and brown identity.

Fourth annual weekender featuring music, art and culture. 

Join the mailing list below for first dibs on announcements, tickets and specials.


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  • 9PM–Saturday, July 06
  • Details coming soon

Essentials Day 3
House Band: CoolNasty
Solo set by Jade De LaFleur
DJ sets by Felice G and Chinua

Originating from the soulful epicenter of New Orleans, CoolNasty's sound exemplifies the city’s non-debatable jazz influence, while incorporating contemporary, R&B & soul twists appealing to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. CoolNasty has relocated to Los Angeles to bring the groove of New Orleans to the mixing pot capital. We look forward to bringing good vibes and genuine smiles One Note at a Time.

Jade de Lafleur is a Louisiana-native whose passion for music started at 5 years old. It was then that her mother, a soloist with the local church choir, introduced Jade to the music of Whitney Houston. Eventually Jade would join the youth choir herself, where she also became a soloist. The singer/songwriter’s experimental mix of R&B, Jazz, Pop and psychedelic funk are on full display in her music, which she co-writes and produces. Jade’s first release was a critically acclaimed 9 song EP in 2014, entitled Jaded - with the title track being included on Solange’s 2013 compilation album “Saint Heron”. Jaded featured “Smoking In My Car,” a song co-written with master songwriter James Fauntleroy. She received her first big break when the title track was featured on Solange’s 2013 compilation album, Saint Heron. The LP featured a host of then burgeoning talent including Jhene Aiko, Cassie and Kelela. Centric named Jade one of “14 R&B Artists You Need to Know In 2014”. She has been praised and supported by such media outlets as Complex, VIBE, Billboard, Essence,CMJ, and Noisey. Jade also toured/performed with Solange and the Hadley street Dreams for 3 years internationally.

Felice G. is a DJ hailing from the historical district of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She specializes in high-vibrational music, strongly rooted in tribal, funk, & jazz beats. Outside of the DJ booth, Felice inspires and encourages new holistic ways of living through community organizing politically aware art events & elevating mind, body, soul as a yoga teacher. Motivating communal healing remains her so(u)le purpose in life.

DJ Chinua is a New Orleans based DJ and event curator interested in facilitating community and connection through the music and culture of the African Diaspora. His projects include collaborations with Solange Knowles as resident DJ for Saint Heron’s Proclamation dance party series, The Arcade Fire as resident DJ for their Krewe du Kanaval celebrations, and DOPEciety as resident DJ for Couches. He is also the founder and co-sound selector for Ascendance, a monthly zodiac themed dance party that exalts and centers the expansiveness of black and brown identity.

Fourth annual weekender featuring music, art and culture. 

Join the mailing list below for first dibs on announcements, tickets and specials.

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