Andy “Wake Self” Martinez has worked to become a staple in Albuquerque’s Hip-Hop community, Martinez is always grinding. From his work with his Hip-Hop band, Zoology, to his project, Definition Rare (with fellow emcee Christopher “Def-I” Bidtah) to his solo efforts, his work is dynamic and ever-growing. A Native New Mexican, Hip-hop has taken Martinez on a nationwide tour with Evidence of Dilated Peoples and to Portland, Oregon where he participated in and won 2 Grindtime Battles. He has shared the stage with a slew of notable hip-hop acts such as KRS-One, Blackalicous, Del the Funky Homosapien and Souls of Mischief. Recently, Zoology was named “Best Hip-Hop Group” in the Albuquerque Alibi newspaper. And that’s just the beginning. Wake Self’s debut solo album, 2011’s Like ClockWork, is a brilliant showcase of his versatility as an artist: from melancholic, self-reflective lyrics to in-your-face, bass-heavy party anthems.
DJ Young Native has moved thousands of crowds with his progressive style and trademark scratching/mixing style over the past 10 years. His advanced turntable skills and tasteful record selection have earned Young Native opportunities to perform at multiple major venues across the country & internationally, notably, at the "Up In Smoke" Tour, in 2000, when (at age 15) Young Native mesmerized over 40,000 hip hop fanatics.
Young Native has performed at club events across the country with producers like Just Blaze, DJ Element, DJ Z-Trip, DJ Mathmatics, and A-Trak. He has also shared the stage with todays Trap/EDM stars such as: Sweater Beats, Lookas, Kennedy Jones and more.
Young Native continues to entertain with some of the biggest names in the music business: namely, Jurassic 5, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Chamillonare, Wu-Tang Clan, Twista, KRS-One and more. Young Native travels across the US as Wake Self's Tour DJ. He has proven himself among the most influential DJs in his market and is defiantly a star DJ continuing to rise.