F*CK YEAH! NVO EP Release Party! With NVO, Gamelan X, DJ Phleck, and Cavalry!
Gamelan X, Cavalry (Flashbang SF), DJ Phleck(Motown on Mondays)
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Hailing from San Francisco, NVO is a new music collective dedicated to melting faces and rocking dance floors with original beats, remixes, visuals, and light shows. The group’s four-piece core features Greg Maximov on live drums, DJ/producer DUDHAUS (aka Justin Ward) on sequencers and synths, Chuck Jones on sampling, scratching and Kaossilators, and songwriter Mike Laglia laying down effect-driven guitar wizardry. With influences spanning genres and live shows featuring equal parts ethereal dream states, dirty warehouse raves, and sci-fi movie samples, NVO continues to amaze audiences with their unique approach to live electronica and club rocking bangers.
Drawing its inspiration from the clove and incense scented air of Bali, Indonesia, Gamelan X, “The Bay Area’s own Funkadelic of ethnomusicology” (SF Guardian), explores the sonic landscape of contemporary beleganjur gamelan to offer a wildly unique expression of both East and West.
From the resonating sound of the gongs to the explosive drum beats and interlocking cymbals, Gamelan X remixes the ritual of a Balinese procession with a decidedly west coast twist. The ebb and flow of the energy of a performance will transport you on a journey that will take you from dancing ecstatically, through moments of reflection and wonder.
Cavalry (Flashbang SF)
In just one year CAVALRY has been selected to play alongside talent from major labels such as UMEK's 1605 Music Therapy, Deeperfect as well as Germany-based Plasmapool Recordings. Early 2013 will see Ryan add Richie Hawtin's MINUS and PLUS 8 to the rapidly expanding list.
Having grown up just north of the Golden Gate Bridge Cavalry [Ryan Cavalier] identifies with Beatniks as much as BPM and holds fog and four-on-the-floor in equally high-esteems - maintaining a poetic undertone in all his work. An avid writer and event producer, Ryan is known to move people with the power of intelligent aesthetics.
Influenced by the Los Angeles & San Francisco rave scenes CAVALRY brings a powerful blend of techno & house to his sets. Having spent time immersed in London and Northern England music cultures, CAVALRY accents his performances with the perfect dose of minimal techno and deep house.
In 2011 Ryan co-founded a San Francisco based production company, FLASHBANG SF with the intent to provide a lattice through which local Bay Area artists, musicians and DJs can meet, form relationships and ultimately actualize their art on a legitimate stage. The inaugural FLASHBANG SF was received with an overwhelmingly positive response and paved the way for new parties such as: FLASHBANG SF PRESENTS and BOOBY TRAP.