4 Week Late-Night Residency
French Horn Rebellion Party Ensemble Featuring Special Guests:
Nancy Whang (DFA/LCD Soundsystem) DJ Set, JPatt (The Knocks), Ghost Beach (Guest Vocals), mems. of Savoir Adore, Hosted by Fat Tony
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 11:30 PM / Show 11:59 PM
This event is 21 and over
French Horn Rebellion
Written, produced and mixed by brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, The Infinite Music… is a debut album that warps the fabric of dance, electro, rock and funk and may just turn out to be a contender for this year’s most ambitious, multi-faceted and engaging debut album. Crucially, the album also follows an intergalactic narrative that tracks the physical and emotional journey of an unknown French horn player. “There is a story running through the album, it’s about the Universe. We’re pretty clear on what the story is, but what you take away from it may be something entirely different,” says David.
The Brooklyn-based duo already had an illustrious pedigree; David produced MGMT's indie release, Time to Pretend EP for New York indie Cantora Records, and with previous single “Up All Night” they scored a Record of the Week on BBC Radio 1 and an opening slot on the influential Kitsuné Maison compilation series. The band have also remixed the likes of Sleigh Bells, JD Samson & MEN, Two Door Cinema Club, OMD and Alex Winston.
The Great Apes (French Horn Rebellion Backing Band)
On the heels of their recent ‘Damn Dirty’ Live EP release, self-proclaimed ‘funk-blast warriors’ The Great Apes continue to solidify their place in NYC as a beacon for all inter-borough hip shakers. In June they were awarded the ‘Audience Choice’ award at WNYC’s 2012 Battle of the Boroughs after delivering a fierce performance repping Queens County.
Throughout the year the band’s live show remains a tremendous strength in their repertoire. The combination of J.Trom’s soul-man howl with the group’s electro-funk force consistently electrifies fans. “Obviously, your music has an emotional impact,” declared radio host Terrance McKnight to a roaring crowd at the band’s WNYC appearance. That emotional impact comes in large part from The Great Apes’ ability to marry the soul of the past to the raging pulse of today, sending their vibrations far off into the future.
In October 2012, The Great Apes released their first studio single ‘Dancefloor Democracy, which takes the band’s Beastie Boys no-holds-barred approach and dials it in with David Byrne-sian precision. With the release of an accompanying music video, the group plans to deliver gift baskets of sweaty dance wonders through 2013.
Nancy Whang (DFA/LCD Soundsystem) DJ Set
Nancy Whang is among the few who can lay claim to being a key figure in the heady early days of the rise of DFA Records, and her DJ sets remain faithful to the post-punk party aesthetic upon which DFA was founded. Nancy's contributions on early 12"'s by LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean quickly lead to her full-time involvement as a permanent member in each of those bands. Shortly after, guest appearances on Soulwax's seminal track 'E Talking' and Munk's 'Kick Out The Chairs' solidified her place as a highly sought after vocalist in the burgeoning alternative dance music scene.
It was this auspicious debut upon which Nancy has since built an electrifying career as a touring and recording member of LCD Soundsystem. Logging years of touring miles, Nancy was instrumental in establishing LCD as one of the decades most exciting live bands, headlining some of the greatest festivals worldwide in addition to endless club gigs. As if that were not enough, in LCD's downtime Nancy also fronted DFA act The Juan MacLean, again setting off on rigorous touring schedules of both festivals and clubs across the globe. Her appearance on The Juan MacLean's massive dance hit 'Happy House' once again solidified her place as a sort of hitmaking voice of underground dance music.
Of course, all of this live band action is only half of the DFA equation; DJ'ing has always been equally prominent. Like James Murphy, Juan MacLean, Holy Ghost, Shit Robot, Eric Duncan and other members of the DFA collective, Nancy found herself honing her skills as a DJ at various afterparties and special events. While many of her peers at DFA ventured out into the world of late night club-friendly dj'ing, Nancy has stayed firmly rooted in the eclecticism of what could now be considered the defining style of DFA. Her sets have an emphasis on fun, an echoing of the glory days of the NYC scene of the 80's in which disco, proto-house, postpunk, noise, electro, and latin influences all conspire to keep things interesting. No loopy late-night darkness here. Nancy's sets might feature dance party friendly tracks by Liquid Liquid, Deee-Lite, Nu Shooz, Annie, Sexual Harassment, Frankie Knuckles, Kraftwerk, Lipps Inc., and of course the newest and classic tracks from her own DFA label.
Nancy continues to fill her schedule with worldwide DJ bookings while working on the next full album by The Juan MacLean.
Ghost Beach (Guest Vocals)
Ghost Beach are the latest pop pioneers to set the internet ablaze with only a couple singles floating around and without any major label backing. The New York-based duo of Josh Ocean and Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn take their '80s influences one step further with Ghost Beach. Only a few months old, they've already perfected a retro-future aesthetic that sounds like the holy trifecta of The Police, Depeche Mode, and Daft Punk, with a little Passion Pit sprinkled on top for good measure. Josh plays the jilted lover with vocal panache as Eric's soaring synths, guitars and forever young harmonies are plucked right out of Neverland. Ghost Beach is more about a time than a place, and that time is now.
- Andrew Hwang (Neon Gold)
Hosted by Fat Tony
Fat Tony stands at the forefront of new generation of young rappers who get it themselves—a DIY hustler who's built his burgeoning career on a foundation equal parts smarts and swagger. The Houston MC owns the mike with a casual confidence, workmanlike in his delivery whether laidback or lyrical, embodying a new brand of enlightened Southern that's as likely to tip back some lean on your front porch as sit down and school you on Dadaism. Through his simmering solo work and boundary-busting collaborations with Das Racist and A$AP Rocky, among others, Fat Tony has already launched a legacy.
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