M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Helado Negro, Barbarossa
622 Degraw st.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
M.A.K.U was born between the years 2009 and 2010. Most of its band members are Colombian immigrants who live in New York City.
In a way, M.A.K.U is an extension of a strong movement of musicians in Colombia that are exploring with the textures of traditional music which involves the use of the native instruments.
The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropical heat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida. Pounding bass beats from passing cars, boom boxes bouncing down the block, and late-night parties called "peñas" provided a foundation for Helado Negro's interest in sound and lifelong quest to discover the unlimited variety of objects used to produce music. Most recently he created a new collaborative group with Julianna Barwick called OMBRE releasing their debut album in 2012 called Believe You Me. Helado Negro has worked with Bear in Heaven mixing their Pitchfork's Best New Music album Beast Rest Forth Mouth. He also produced Prefuse 73's 2010 album Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian.
"The song is wonderfully enticing, making nice use of shaken synths to set a recognizable mood. There's an echo of John Maus' more accessible work here, but Lange's frazzled, somewhat delicate voice makes him an ideal fit for midtempo burners like these." --Pitchfork
Memphis Industries are delighted to announce the signing of Barbarossa, aka London based James Mathé, and the release of his new single The Load on 8 April 2013
Having previously released music via the Fence Collective and toured as part of Jose Gonzales' live band, Barbarossa's new material sees Mathé combine dusky electronics with folk and soul to startling effect
By way of introduction, The Load exemplifies just why Memphis Industries are so excited to be working with Barbarossa. Making a virtue of minimalism, The Load is a sparse and delicate ballad, undercut by a distorted organ refrain, and constructed around Mathé's remarkable and tender vocals. All of which mark him out as an exciting emerging talent.
Barbarossa's debut album for Memphis Industries is set to be released later in 2013.
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