Nearly a decade ago the foundation of what is now one of the most well known and highly anticipated events in the US was started. Check Yo Ponytail kicked off with artists like The Wolverines, MSTRKRFT, Andrew WK, OK GO, Spank Rock and The Presets. After a brief hiatus, Check Yo was relaunched and grew to include an annual tour. This month the CYP2 Tour kicks off with one of our original performers, The Presets, along with Antwon, Chela and Franki Chan.

It’s hard to believe one of the first nightlife galleries I ever photographed was for the early days of CYP, all the way back in May of 2006 with The Presets, at a venue called Safari Sams in Los Angeles. This night was one of the few which set the wheels of Shadowscene into motion and led me to creatively transition from the streets to the clubs and party scene. 420 photo shoots later (for real) I was capturing press photos of The Presets for Modular Records alongside Cut Copy and now…. over 3,500 galleries, events, nightlife events and adventures later, we’ll get to reconvene for a night of high energy dancing and party vibe mashups. See you in DC on November 2nd for the CYP2 tour and stay tuned for details on ticket giveaways!