Ladytron (DJ Set) featuring Reuben Wu

Ladytron (DJ Set) featuring Reuben Wu

Reuben has remixed artists including: Gang of Four, Goldfrapp, She wants Revenge, The Faint, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, Sonoio, Indochine and Christina Aguilera and has written and produced tracks for Aguilera's 2010 album, Bionic.

Reuben first started DJing at house parties in Sheffield 1994 and spent most of his time making mix tapes for his friends rather than focussing on his design degree. In 1996 he began DJing with Danny in Liverpool and then under the Ladytron name from 2000 playing disco and electro and new wave.

In 2003 Reuben and Danny started Evol, a weekly club night in a basement which changed the scene in the North West of England and jumpstarted a movement of new musical projects in its wake. This in turn triggered the birth of Korova, a brand new Liverpool-based venue which the boys created in 2005, and which then burnt down in 2010.

Reuben doesn't use a laptop to DJ because he likes to watch the crowd rather than a screen, and the CDs make a nice gift to people who appreciate the music after he's finished his set.

Reuben will play splendid dance music seared with disco, new wave and the dirt from the open road.

Adventure (Live Set)

Baltimore and Wham City resident Adventure’s 2008 self-titled debut was an energetic journey through the outer expanses of a SID chip, an experience that took listeners whizzing over pixelated mountains and explored the darker corners of the most modernized urban setting. This limited tonal range and lack of human vocals (save for a few dialogue samples from Bladerunner) may have made the music of Adventure seem a bit cold or impersonal, but on his newest release, The Lesser Known, Benny Boeldt has brightened up his sound, adding soaring synth blasts and maximalist flourishes a la M83.

The airy snare and pulsing bass that open the album act as fanfare, like Boeldt welcoming the listener into the spacious new environment of The Lesser Known. His aesthetic remains grounded in the 1980s, but the songs sound more like retro-futuristic radio hits than the arcade-conjuring modulations of his first release. On tracks like “Fool’s Paradise” and “Smoke and Mirrors,” Boeldt splits the difference between New Order and Nu Shooz, creating a sound that could please even the most cynical bedroom moper while gratifying any party-goer who’s simply looking to dance. Those fearing a record of wistful 80s pop facsimiles will be pleased to hear tunes like “Relax the Mind” and “Lights Out” connecting the dots that link Giorgio Moroder and his modern hit-making scion Dr. Luke. Dance beats permeate the bulk of The Lesser Known, but the two closing songs introduce pensive atmospheres, perhaps laying the framework for Boeldt’s future musical ventures.

Prism House

Prism House is a Brooklyn-based collective of like-minded artists looking to create unique projects in a digital age. The group was originally founded in 2011 by Matt O’Hare and Pia Blumenthal with the goal of creating an immersive and engaging performance environment encompassing improvised live visuals and ambient electronic drones.
Within a short period of time, the group added Brian Wenner who has since taken on musical duties with O’Hare performing visuals at live events. The result is refreshing in an age of pre-arranged live performances and laptop DJ aesthetics. While the core elements of the group remain intact, the scope of Prism House has widened to include Wenner’s obsessions within field recordings and O’Hare’s affinity for found visual art.

$5.00 - $10.00

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Ladytron (DJ Set) featuring Reuben Wu with Adventure (Live Set), Prism House

Friday, July 5 · Doors 11:30 PM at Glasslands Gallery

Tickets Available at the Door