Heartsrevolution, Computer Magic (DJ Set)
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Sounding like the twisted illegitimate offspring of MIA and Diplo – as deliciously fierce as the former but as intelligently playful as the latter – Elliphant pulls the balls of this dancehall slayer through its own throat and ties them in a cherry knot the other side.
Ellinor Olovsdotter slowly morphed into Elliphant through the course of a long (and lost) summer travelling in the UK with only a dubstep soundsystem for company. After falling in love with the urban music sounds of London she returned home to Stockholm, on Sweden’s East Coast, boasting sizzling MC skills and some serious lyrical prowess.
Now, having already won over the likes of Dazed & Confused ["all abstract lyrcisms and cheap dirty beats"], NME “[amazing'"], Pitchfork “[Elliphant sound like nothing but the future"] and the Guardian ["strangely captivating"] from afar’, Elliphant is preparing a return to these shores.
Heartsrevolution, the digital punk, boy/grrrl duo from NYC are in the studio recording their debut album titled, RIDE OR DIE, to be released on French indie label, Kitsune worldwide (excluding N.America) The album, which the band describes as a “global call to arms” is due out fall 2010. The album will explore the bands dichotomy of childlike innocence and visceral revolutionary spirit. Drawing from Lo’s riot grrrl past, the album also serves as a platform for her often political lyrics. This is sure to be one exciting rock & roll dance record. While working on their upcoming full length studio debut, Lo and Ben have partnered with the sparkling couture-staple Swarovski Elements to completely bedazzle one of their infamous Heartschallenger ice cream trucks and make it the world’s first and only completely crystallized touring ice-cream truck! The duo is determined to continue with their DIY approach while inspiring the 21st century generation to think outside of the box. Heartsrevolution’s breakout EP, Switchblade, boasted their own unique brand of electronic neo-punk dance music and included the anthemic “C.Y.O.A. (Choose Your Own Adventure)”, the acronym serving as the mantra that has shaped their career-arc thus far. Born of a punk ethos the band has self released records and self funded tours all via the Heartschallenger ice cream trucks. The trucks operate as a nexus of their DIY self-empowered infrastructure by selling treats outside of shows and music festivals. It is then no surprise the band was described by NME as “the model for the modern pop group, One day all bands will be like this” The group formed in 2005 when Lo asked Ben to compose a soundtrack for the 1st Heartschallenger ice cream truck.
Their name name comes from a “Huggy Bear” song called “Her Jazz” which referenced boy/grrrl revolutionaries
Computer Magic (DJ Set)
Computer Magic began in the Winter/Summer of 2010, and is the solo project of 22-year-old DJ/blogger Danielle “Danz” Johnson.
Danz is originally from upstate New York, and now resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Currently, Danz is working on Computer Magic’s first full length album with Chris Egan on drums and percussion.