Ad Hoc presents
Giraffage, Mister Lies, FLOTE, Knox
Brooklyn, NY, 11211-4119
This event is all ages
With a robust early following and organic online buzz, Giraffage offers a fresh, sample-rich sound of dreamy pop beats, sensual synths and lush experimental electronica. The creation of 23 year-old Charlie Yin of San Francisco, Giraffage is an exciting new producer with an intuitive grasp of modern music manipulation, delivering beats that are dripping with vibes and accessible to all.
Early supporters of Giraffage's screwed-down soundscapes, sample-based pop music and future R&B include such publications as Pitchfork, XLR8R, The Fader and Gorilla vs. Bear. After an extensive tour with the artist xxyyxx through Europe last year, Giraffage has big plans for 2013, with numerous upcoming performance dates including a Brooklyn Vegan showcase at SXSW and at Los Angeles' world-renowned Low End Theory club night. Considered one to watch by industry insiders and the online underground, Giraffage's newest release "Needs" is out for free February 26 on Alpha Pup Records.
"'Moments,' the first track from San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Giraffage's forthcoming full-length album, is a glitchy slice of bedroom dream-pop lushly constructed with layers of samples, sundry instrumentation, and tight percussion. Comfort, his first LP and the follow-up to this year's Pretty Things EP, will continue the hazy romp through looping guitars, 808 thuds and clacks, and diced-up vocals when Giraffage (a.k.a. Charlie Yin) self-releases it." --XLR8R
Mister Lies is the operational alias for producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Zanca. It was also the product of dorm-room insomnia, developing an odd family of friends in a city of strangers, and homesickness for places where one only feels homesick. Born in 1992 and raised by wolves in the suburban jungles of Connecticut, he learned to hunt his prey by means of basement shows and prolonged caffeine binges. Shortly after Zanca relocated to Chicago to attend school, he formed n pack with several other lone wolves aiming to create something greater. In the harshest parts of February winter in the Windy City equipped with a laptop, several controllers and whatever instruments were lying around his congested dorm-room, he released his first EP anonymously before eventually revealing his identity making rounds across the blog circuit. The trip-hop inspired Hidden Neighbors has been compared to the dark nostalgia found in acts like Boards of Canada, Burial, and Massive Attack.
Zanca now budgets time between his habitat in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and his hideaway at a cabin on a Vermont lake, preparing new material for his first full-length to be released on Lefse Records in early 2013.
While Philadelphia by way of Connecticut musician/producer FLOTE's recent releases have seen strong support from listeners and bloggers around the globe, FLOTE (a member of the Altered Ego Collective) has really been generating his biggest buzz on the stage. Best described by one writer as "Drawing from hip-hop and experimental electronic music FLOTE's live show creates a high-energy, chromed-out robo-sexual stew, balancing atmospheric attention to detail sure to please any audiophile with a spellbinding, frenetic live MPD performance that works crowds into a frenzy", his live show is certainly something special. Having played everywhere from electronic festivals/venues such as Camp Bisco, Club Love and Wonderbar to underground warehouse beat battles, FLOTE certainly feels at home in almost any live setting.
Instead of fighting over toys in the basement, this brother and sister formed an electro-acoustic duo (in the basement).