Mezzanine & Blow Up Present
Com Truise + Poolside + Bonde Do Role + Jeffrey Paradise
Poolside, bonde do role, Jeffrey Paradise
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12'-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls "mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk".
Haley's been making music on the side for roughly a decade—going through pseudonyms like toothbrushes (Sarin Sunday, SYSTM, Airliner)—first as a DJ, and currently, as an excavator of softer, window-fogging synth-wave.
While subliminally informed by both parental record collections and hints of faded electronics product design, Haley's Com Truise project isn't just nostalgia capitalization. There are fragments (read: DNA strands) of Joy Division, New Order, and the Cocteau Twins, but it's like you're hearing them through the motherboard of a waterlogged Xbox—demented and modern. He's got a way of making familiar things sound beautifully hand-smeared.
The first Com Truise release was the Cyanide Sisters EP—distributed for free on the AMdiscs label—where mellow stone-outs like "Sundriped" and "Slow Peels" sat next to harder IDM bangers ("BASF Ace" and "IWYWAW") and bumpy alt-funk trips ("Norkuy" and "Komputer"). After that came a single "Pyragony/Trypyra," and a series of eclectic podcast mixes titled "Komputer Cast." Now comfortably situated amidst the Ghostly roster, he's prepping his next warped pillage, and hopefully not changing that name again.
Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise are good friends who are inspired by California, mezcal, dancing, good food, and friends. Filip is a Danish producer now living in LA who plays bass in Ima Robot; Jeffrey throws the infamous Blow Up party in San Francisco and used to be in the hardwave band the Calculators with Luke and Vito from the Rapture. Poolside's debut single "Do You Believe?" was charted by Aeroplane and Dimitri From Paris, and Dazed & Confused praised the song for its "pop-tinged disco, brimming with optimistic vocals and retro acid synths," while NME lauded its "supremely casual decadence." Poolside is currently working on their debut album.
bonde do role
Everything they see is upside down. How else do you explain Bonde do Rolê? They turn Brazilian folk songs into dance tracks, and they make rockabilly replays into haunting taunts. In 2007, when their debut album With Lasers was released and Diplo and Pitchfork and the Fader and everyone else talked about how wild and weird and wonderful they were, it seemed like a stunt. In 2012, after having just finished their second album, they're even more wild, more weird, and more wonderful. Not many people know what Bonde are singing about, but everyone keeps singing along; they're the third world Black Eyed Peas. Bonde's new album – produced by Diplo and Filip Nikolic of Poolside – ushers in the wave of avalanche tropical (the bossa nova of modern Brazil) and is all over the place; they wouldn't have it any other way.
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