PopGun Presents... Connect: Explorations in Electronic Psychedelia
Kuhrye-oo, kuxxan SUUM
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Erin Rioux (pronounced ree-yoo) is an American electronic/psychedelic producer, performer, and curator. His work under his last name merges avant-garde with pop, and technology with organic instrumentation in a rhythmic and cerebral sonic environment.
A self-taught multi-instrumentalist and NYU-educated producer, Rioux casts a wide net of influences that include everyone from Krautrock Pioneers Neu and Cluster to pop perfectionists like Brian Eno and David Byrne, weaving organic instrumentals with tailored beats. A working-class Detroit area native, Rioux spent four months living in Berlin during 2011, where he wrote his 2012 record Come On All You Ghosts. The record was finished at his home in Brooklyn, making it the 5th studio release for the young, prolific producer.
In June of 2012 Rioux premiered the EP’s debut single “Find the Reason” (feat. Thurmon Green) on Prefix Mag, a shining example of the record’s eclectic dance tracks, pop hooks and smatterings of psychedelia. Months later, the song received a preliminary Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Single. Come on All You Ghosts stands to fulfill Rioux’s intention of creating music to simply make the listener feel good, employing vocal and lyrical contributions from a diversity of collaborators.
In July Rioux released his mixtape, Water Signs and in September he created an audiovisual web-installation titled “I’ll Give You A Hint (You’re Already There)”. The multimedia piece, made as a gift by request to his fans, harkens back to Rioux’s audiovisual album, Everything You Need Is Right Here (2011) and points towards his ever-present theme of self-realization. In our modern age of smartphones and social media, Rioux’s ambivalence to the material world comes as a breath of fresh air.
Rioux made his foray into live events with the debut of his series, CONNECT: Explorations In Electronic Psychedelia at Le Poisson Rouge during CMJ Festival in October. The monthly party serves to unite the performance-oriented electroniccommunity with which Rioux so closely identifies. In the following interview with the press, Erin describes his approach to live performance:
Derek: “How would you describe your band’s live show?”
Erin: “I am not exactly in what you would call a band. I perform with a rotating cast of guest performers. This includes Aaron Julian Raposo on drums, CRUX on vocals, Stephon Alexander on sax, etcetera. Aaron is always there. Not me Erin, I mean Aaron with an ‘a’ Aaron. He’s an excellent drummer and brings a great deal of energy.
Derek “And what is it that you do during your shows?”
Erin: “I sing and I play instruments such as the electronic drum pad, guitar, kalimba… I also move quite a bit and get very excited.”
Derek: “And what is the response like?”
Erin: “Well, I have been called a couple of things by the press that I really quite like. One is ‘soulful Brooklyn weirdo’ and the other is “a musical R2-D2 of sorts”. I’m not really sure what the latter means but aesthetically I like R2-D2. He is pragmatic. Is it a he? or she?”
Derek: “(laughs) I’m not sure.”
On November 27th, Rioux released Come On All You Ghosts (Remixed), a complete reinterpretation of the original record by the likes Phédre, AIMES, Beta Frontiers, and more. Rioux is completing two forthcoming albums for 2013, one of which is in collaboration with Trinidadian-American jazz musician and Dartmouth astrophysicist Stephon Alexander.
Kuhrye-oo is a luscious beat project from Calvin McElroy. Calvin is closely linked to Canadian bands Born Gold and Purity Ring. It could be the fact that he is a member of Born Gold and opened for Purity Ring in the past. Unlike his fellow hyperactive band friends, Calvin plays with chilling electronic pulses.
Deviating from the futuristic electro-pop fans have come to associate with Born Gold, Kuhrye-oo creates its own identity, constructing an eclectic sound encompassing aspects ranging from the soaring roves of experimental to the hip-swinging inducibility of R&B
New York's UNO released three electronic edits by Kuhrye-oo. One of the tracks include a dark moody take on Rose Royce's "Love Don't Live Here”.
according to discoveries about the Classic Maya, is what connects us to the sun/moon/stars, and thus, the galactic core, Hunab Ku.
In this day and age, it may be difficult for people to resonate, or meditate, deep enough to understand this tradition of galactic communication.
In fact, the mind and solar-plexis of the current human being may not be able to harness or comprehend the vibrations necessary to communicate with the galactic core.
The artist, kuxxan SUUM, is inspired by this mystic galactic tradition/human- communicative-trait.The artist puts contemporary and antiquated sounds of the human race in a musical space that reflects and raises awareness of this lost connection with the average person and Hunab Ku.
To contact the artist, kuxxan SUUM, for live performances, remix inquiries, film scoring, commercial usage, etc..use...
To contact/learn about Kuxan Suum and the mysteries of Mayan Civilizations/Mathematics/Astrology/Astronomy, investigate the works of Jose Arguelles and other Mayan Historians.
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