Benoit and Sergio, Dave Harrington Group, Justin Strauss

Benoit and Sergio

Benoit & Sergio produce dance songs that sometimes seem like musical open letters: editorials narrated in the voices of unidentified, yet totally recognizable colorful characters, read aloud against a backdrop of beautifully lush, warm and sensuous electronic pop music. The unexpected juxtaposition of such pristine production and lyricism exemplifies why Benoit & Sergio are one of the most unique and interesting outfits in dance music.

Not content to make DJ fodder, the duo draws from influences mostly uncommon to the house and techno zeitgeist; bands like Talking Heads, Pavement and Roxy Music are sources of inspiration, along with electronic acts like Daft Punk and Ricardo Villalobos. All these influences resonate clearly in their music, joined by a kind of sexualized melodrama that makes its way into lyrics about loneliness, French girls, wine and Ferraris.

While some of their lyrics might speak of loss or loneliness, the past year ushered in a room crowded with critical accolades: iTunes Breakthrough Electronic Artists of the Year; RA Top 10 Live Act; DJ Forum Breakthrough Artist. In addition, Benoit & Sergio had four different singles--"Everybody," "Principles," "Let Me Count The Ways," and "Walk and Talk"--variously charted in Top 20 year end polls, including DJ Mag, RA, iTunes, and Mixmag.

They are currently working on an album and are set to release the lead single--a cover of "Corinne"--on Metronomy's remix compilation of "The English Riviera" LP.

Dave Harrington Group

Will Epstein - soprano sax, synth
Tlacael Esparza - drums, electronics
Samer Ghadry - percussion, electronics, vox
Dave Harrington (DARKSIDE) - guitar, electric upright bass, electronics

Justin Strauss

Justin Strauss:
A real NYC veteran, Justin Strauss busted his chops early on at legendary clubs like Mudd Club,The Ritz, Danceteria and Area. Lately he’s really set fire to the scene, including opening for Thom Yorke at PS1’s last Warm Up Event of the year and also mixing a guest set on Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space Radio. His Whatever/Whatever DJ moniker with DFA’s Justin Miller has always been a sure fire thing around town as well.

$17.00 - $20.00

Tickets Available at the Door

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Benoit and Sergio, Dave Harrington Group, Justin Strauss

Saturday, May 25 · 11:59 PM at Cameo Gallery

Tickets Available at the Door