Hey Champ, Gemini Club
Friendly Greg (DJ Set)
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 11:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Recent signed to Seattle-based indie, Townie Records, Chicago's Hey Champ's debut album, Star, represents an amalgamation of several styles. The music incorporates influences from rock to the power-pop of Rockford's hometown heroes Cheap Trick and the synth-heavy productions of Giorgio Moroder and Trevor Horn. Their infectious sound is also reflected in their energetic live performances, which have led to them being named the "Best Discovery of Lollapalooza" by SPIN.
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.