Vice and National Musuem of Mexican Art Present Hola Indio Chicago with: Francisco Y Madero
Gemini Club, British Knights
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 9:00PM / Show 9:30PM
This event is 21 and over
Francisco Y Madero
The seeds for Francisco Y Madero were planted in 2010 when San Franciscan Jess Sylvester reached out to Carlos Pesina, a native of Guadalajara through MySpace. A mutual admiration of the others work grew. Their relationship budded when Jess visited Carlos while studying abroad and visiting family. Pesina invited Sylvester to record and play shows in his band Los Amparito. Pesina’s other projects include Pepepe, Pesina Siller, while Sylvester played previously in the bands Tiger Uppercut! and Good Girls and currently records as Marinero. Pesina and Sylvester found common ground in their love of vintage and modern pop, rock and psychedelia and decided to form a group together. Naming themselves Francisco Y Madero they built enough material via internet dropboxes and visits to Guadalajara to comprise their second EP which will be released Summer 2012. The EP nods to 60′s psychedelic pop from both the U.S. (in its harmonies) and Latin America (in it’s rhythms) but is built from a combination of live instruments, vocals and samples.
Gemini Club is Dan Brunelle, Tom Gavin and Gordon Bramli, a three-piece indie-electronic dance band from Chicago, Illinois. Their unique live shows have been tearing up the scene for the last two years. Far from the conventional live performance, Gemini Club have a specially designed rig that allows for on-the-fly remixing of their own songs meaning each Gemini Club show is different from the last. This has resulted in them being asked to the support the likes of Chromeo, A-Trak, Two Door Cinema Club, Flosstradamus, Dj Falcon and Chateau Marmont.
Their first single, Ghost "Ghost" came out hot in the blogosphere, which has resulted in remixes from Hey Champ, Barretso, Golden Bug and Only Children. The track has also been picked up for air play from BBC Radio 1's tastemaker show "In New DJs We Trust."
From the mid-west to the Orient, Gemini Club's own remix chops are in demand online and across the globe. Their remix for Australian band The Vanish went straight into the top ten of Hype Machine's charts. The band's spin on "Cold Dust Girl" entered the same top ten charts on five different occasions within a month - and their remix for Shinichi Osawa has been a mainstay on the iTunes dance charts in Japan. Most recently, the gents of GC's remix of Chilly Gonzales premiered on the RCRD LBL blog as the most downloaded track of the week.
After producing his first album at age 16, Britton Wetherald (aka British Knights) has worked professionally as a producer and sound engineer for almost 10 years, spanning music genres and styles.
He studied production at Full Sail University in Florida and honed his craft in LA under the tutelege of Norman Whitefield. He worked with Rico Lumpkins (TLC,Outkast, etc) and Machine Drum. Playing in b
ands that range from heavy psych jams to party-garage thrash.
In 2005 he arrived in the Windy City and began djing and creating remixes for the underground music scene, hoping to contribute to and evolve the style of Chicago's legendary dance scene.
British Knights has teamed up with djs like Flosstradamus, Willy Joy,Dillon Francis, Lucky Date, Ghetto Division, Million$$ Mano, Naledge, B.rich, LoL Boys, Cobra Krames, Ngunzugnzu, Huratron, Dances with White girls, Riva Starr, Jack Beats, Dubbel Dutch, Apt One, and Gant Man to put on epic dance parties.
He currently can be found at Evil Olive every Thursday for Wasted Bass as well as finishing an E.P. with Charlie Glitch and Playing for the Black Light Saints. He can also be heard with his latest single Business Casual or current mixes found on http://soundcloud.com/britishknights
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