Johnny Brenda's Presents
Moon Bounce, Tiedye Ky
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Flamingosis is the moniker of Aaron Velasquez, a New Jersey-based electronic music producer, beatboxer and DJ. The name Flamingosis is derived from a move invented by his father, a five-time free-style frisbee world champion. Flamingosis fuses together influence from beat scene pioneers like J Dilla with a deep love of vintage funk and disco to create new takes on old styles. in 2016, flamingosis released 2 records, "bright moments" and "great hair" and broke 15 million plays on soundcloud.
Moon Bounce is Philadelphia’s mutant pop pioneer, Corey Regensburg. Walking the fine line between creation and disintegration, his output combines soulful vocals, bombastic percussion and explosive synthesis; obsessed with groove, yet on the verge of falling apart.
Regensburg’s unconventional background spans about every performance style and genre imaginable. Classically trained in piano and a graduate of University of the Arts with a major in musical theatre, he quickly ended up disillusioned from the creative limits that were imposed on him in school. Using a friend’s pirated copy of Propellerhead’s Reason, a piece of software with a significant learning curve, Regensburg started creating samples and synthesizers completely from scratch. Inspired by early M83, bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Blood Brothers, and sound design progenitors such as Chris Clark and Aphex Twin, the Moon Bounce project soon had lift off.
Along with obsessively harnessing his production chops, Regensburg began unabashedly injecting his personality more heavily into his works, resulting in a eccentric take on electronic music that quickly stood out completely on its own. Gaining notoriety from a slew of EPs, including 2014’s acclaimed Dress Rehearsal, Regensburg’s ambitious compositions and sarcastic, often macabre lyrical content struck a chord with those sick of the sterile and predictable wave of producers hitting Soundcloud. The music video for lead single “Shake” was premiered by horror outlet, Fangoria, and nominated for The Berlin Music Video Awards, its depiction of a “puppet bloodbath” a jarring piece of black comedy.
Releasing additional singles on Secret Songs, Activia Benz, Heroic, and even a collaboration with The Bloody Beetroots on Dim Mak, Moon Bounce’s mutant pop had found its footing. Shows with Rhye, Slow Magic and Prince Rama affirmed Regensburg’s versatility as a performer, fans regularly approaching him wide-eyed and perplexed, exclaiming “I’ve never seen anything like that!” about his uninhibited sets. When friend and collaborator, Kyle Stetz, released the internet phenomenon, Typedrummer, samples from Moon Bounce’s single “Fool” were included and 3 million people around the world were introduced to his music. Coverage on tech publications like CNET, Wired, Boing Boing, and even support from Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee followed.
All roads have led to the present, as Moon Bounce has just released his first full-length LP, entitled Clean House, on his very own Grind Select, the label he started with his manager in 2014 as a necessary retaliation to the status-quo. This is the most exposed Regensburg’s songwriting has ever been. Songs like “Drugs” and “Empty Hole” put his voice more prominently in the forefront than ever before, as he reconciles serious relationships in his life with relatable neuroses. His most pristine sounding work, the record could not have been made by anyone but Regensburg, the lurching, obtuse rhythms, infectious melodies, twists and turns all integral parts of the Moon Bounce universe. As Clean House comes to a close, Regensburg fittingly proclaims “we’ve got to milk this thing for all it’s worth, now let’s enjoy the earth.”
Hailing from Medford, New Jersey, Tiedye was introduced to the electronic music scene at the age of 16 after experimenting with any instrument he could get his hands on. The quest to find an original sound propelled him into the dynamic and colorful place that he now lurks. This place is ruled by analog, lo-fi, and textural grooves that vibrate rooms all throughout the Philadelphia music scene at the age of 23. Embark on a warm and colorful journey that has only just begun for this young sound bender.