OK Deejays, Adaboi
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 11:45 PM)
This event is 21 and over
American Royalty is a psych-pop three piece that constructs an unlikely yet glowingly functional blend of dark psychedelic rock and poignant electronica. This creative soundscape is topped off by the vocal lead of Marc Gilfry, whose pipes both seem to fall somewhere in the realm of where blues and soul meet back on the other side.
The hard working trio spent most of 2012 on the road, from SXSW to CMJ, resting in LA only for a month to play a residency at The Echo and record their new EP. American Royalty's unique and seasoned approach to the stage is one of the reasons why KCRW highlighted them as one of the "LA bands to watch at CMJ 2012", and earned them support slots for a wide roster of talent including Metronomy, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Digitalism, The Presets, Ladyhawke, Hanni El Khatib and more.
In February 2013, American Royalty moved from Los Angeles to Brooklyn and released their new EP, Prismatic. The new EP showcases the band's distinctive style, characterized by forward-thinking electronic production, timeless blues rock musicianship and electrifying vocals. Prismatic received early support from radio outlets like BBC Radio 1 and KCRW, while Noisey described it as "a very special genre-hopping EP that'll never leave you bored, ...with R&B influenced vocals and tribal drumming".
Aaron Chadwell first discovered his love for playing records as a DJ at WLCV, University of Louisville’s student-run radio station. His talent for song selection was quickly noticed and he was picked up as resident DJ for the hottest dance party in town on Wednesdays at the Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot. Going by the name of DJ Narwhal, the parties got bigger and Chadwell became a regular fixture on the Louisville dance scene.
While finishing up a photography degree at the University of Louisville, Alex Bell, found himself spending less time in the dark room and much more in his bedroom with a mixer and two turntables, teaching himself the art of beat matching. After seeing what he could do, a friend talked him into deejaying a small house party and DJ A.Bell was born. It only took a couple of these parties until the house could no longer hold the crowd and A.Bell needed a new outlet.
It was around this time that the two met and started deejaying parties together. They quickly realized that working as a team would be the smartest career move, and would give them the best opportunity to build on the legendary music scene of this small city. Any digital form of music was cut out and the OK DeeJays have since made it their duty to resonate under-represented disco, house and indie tracks, performing frequently at local clubs such as Zanzabar, Headliners Music Hall, and Maker’s Mark Lounge. By hosting crazy parties and booking a variety of established bands and DJs under the name of OK Productions, Alex and Aaron have added a new level of energy and innovation to the city of Louisville’s nightlife. Now they are doing the same for the radio!
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