Revive Music Group presents
CANCELLED: Mark de Clive-Lowe's CHURCH w/ OP! + Tawiah
85 Avenue A
(between 5th St & 6th St)
New York, NY, 10009
Doors 10:00PM / Show 11:00PM (event ends at 4:00 am)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Mark de Clive-Lowe
MdCL is one of the most innovative producers and live performers you will find anywhere.
Whether you call him artist, producer, composer, pianist, performer, DJ, or selecta, titles are impartial to the marvel of Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL). Many try to classify this impressively fertile music journey, yet to identify with only one label belies the heavy scope of the ride. The piano set the course, the keyboard is the vehicle, and with the drum machine as the fuel, the relentless skill of MdCL is underscored by a rare sonic sensibility. He's an accomplished musician, originally sowing his oats in straight-ahead jazz, before taking the music far beyond. Anchored by the duality of his Japanese and New Zealand parentage and ignited by a love of playing piano at the age of four, it is no wonder this multi-national phenom has seen his explosive natural gifts blaze across the globe from NZ to the US, UK, Europe, Asia and Cuba.
A devastating live performer, the MdCL experience is marked by impromptu studio production created on stage from scratch, using drum machines, keyboards, accapella tracks and effects. The end result: live remixes birthed on stage for each and every gig. With bold chops like this, to call him "prolific" is an understatement, having contributed to over 250 releases and being a first-call collaborator for a wide range of artists, including Jill Scott, Jody Watley, Leon Ware (Marvin Gaye/Michael Jackson/Maxwell), Dame Shirley Bassey, Sandra St. Victor (The Family Stand/Chaka Khan), amongst a slew of others.
Currently based in LA after a decade entrenched in London, MdCL is ready to unveil his audacious new album, Renegades, with guest appearances that include Sheila E (Prince), Omar, Pino Palladino (D'Angelo/The Who), and Nia Andrews. It's the latest step in the evolution of MdCL, who has cemented his reputation as the go-to man for anyone wanting his unique take on club music, progressive soul and urban alternative. The new LP features club classics flavored from soul and funk, to tech-Afrobeat and Latin twists, all orchestrated by MdCL: a revolutionary Quincy Jones for a new generation, armed with the ability to meld the science of beat-making with the fluidity of composed music.
MdCL's potential is beyond convention. He's one who can take it all on the road like no one else, with a solid fan base that bridges cities as far reaching as LA, NYC, Atlanta, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Tokyo and Sydney.
"…the man behind a million great tunes" – Gilles Peterson/Radio 1 Worldwide (UK)
"A Herbie Hancock for the new millennium" - Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada)
"Call it what you want, I'm sticking with the words awesome and genius" – Wax Magazine (UK)
"…the illest dude I have seen live" – Karizma (US)
Hailing from South London, Tawiah has been a featured vocalist and collaborator with Mark Ronson for many years, having performed around the world with his group, The Version Players, as well as on the BBC documentary "Secrets of the Pop Song". She has also received an award from Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards as the Best Newcomer in 2008. She and MdCL have performed together many times over the years, including North Sea Jazz Festival, 2012. Tawiah is also one of the featured vocalists on MdCL's most recent album "Renegades" (Tru Thoughts) on the song "Under Orders".
Known in NYC and around the globe as a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! is a talented DJ and tastemaker who can hang on just about any dance floor. From hip-hop, house and classics to future soul, UK funky and South African house, OP! can finesse them all, adopting musical diversity and focusing it into a beautifully cohesive vibe. Through his longtime associations with I Love Vinyl, Suite903, Raw Fusion NYC, Haven Loft Party, Okayafrica and Party People South Africa on the DJ side, and Dubspot, Decon, Cornerstone Promotion/The Fader and Studio Distribution/BBE on the industry side, OP! has been instrumental in shining a light on underground and global soul, and continues to champion its relevance on the world stage.
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