The Satellite presents
Body Language, DWNTWN, yOya, Immigre DJs
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Fresh off the success of last year's Social Studies LP—which earned the approval of everyone from NPR to The New York Times to The Guardian, who compared the breakout release to early Madonna, the indie disco of Prelude Records and "CSS doing an impression of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band"— Body Language is ready to release their sophomore album, "The Grammar LP". Like Social Studies, this sophomore release embodies the band's restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B.
Or as multi-instrumentalist/producer Grant Wheeler puts it, "Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble; we're just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble's about to pop." As evidenced in "Lose My Head"—a floor-filler that's driven by late '70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys to the wobbly synth lines and Motown inspired chorus of "I'm a Mess", versatility and collaboration is the core of Body Language's creative process, which often starts in the home studio Grant shares with singer/fellow producer Matt Young, only to be fleshed out even further with drummer Ian Young and singer/glockenspiel player Angelica Bess.
"Everyone has their part," insists Matt. "In fact, certain people come to our shows to see different performers. I kinda like to think of it as a circus." Body Language's outside projects make that circus even more interesting, from Ian's live drumming for Matthew Dear and Angelica's vocals on Sepalcure's "Outside the Lines", which was featured in the critically acclaimed film 'Black Swan' to Grant and Matt's co-production/writing credits for such rising artists as Passion Pit, Machinedrum and Vacationer; a recurring collaborator Matt Young describes as "like Body Language if you stripped the R&B and soul parts out, took it down 30 BPM, and gave it a Mai Tai on the beach."
Body Language has long proven they are more than just a synth dance band. Live they keep you on the dancefloor and word of mouth spreads fast as they are now known to sell out most NYC venues. They have played shows with Sia, Janelle Monae and The Hood Internet. Their most recent tour with Vacationer was a blow out that included a sell out performance at New York's Brooklyn Bowl. With spring and summer dates lined up and numerous DJ sets sprinkled in the pipeline the band is sure to turn it up in 2013.
DWNTWN's debut single "See My Eyes" sparked a fire when trendsetting French label, Kitsuné, culled the track for one of its fabled compilations last summer. This past May the label featured another DWNTWN song, "Move Me" (a collaboration with Giraffage and Jhameel) on their newest compilation release Kitsune America 2. In the same month DWNTWN embarked on their first US tour supporting Capital Cities and Gold Fields and spent the rest of the summer working on new music for their upcoming EP. They also expanded their live lineup and just recently played as a foursome for the first time on a handful of west coast dates with Body Language. DWNTWN's first single "Till Tomorrow", mixed by Joe Zook (OneRepublic, Katy Perry), will be out soon and will followed by an early 2014 EP release.
- DWNTWN currently has over one million plays on Spotify.
- "See My Eyes" and "Move Me" reached #2 on Hype Machine.
Augmenting acoustic pop music with a beat machine isn't revolutionary these days with the likes of artists such as Ellie Goulding propelling the "folk-tronica" genre. However, L.A. band yOya still writes playful songs of chipper guitar riffs boosted by complex rhythms that tug their whimsical lyrics in memorably pleasant directions. Falsetto harmonies from Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich, who have been friends since their days in Corvallis, Oreg., before studying music together at USC, highlight the solid balance between their folk-rock roots from the past and urban influences from the metropolis they live in now. Their latest album "Nothing to Die" is a collection of intricately textured songs that sometimes recall past material from the Dodos yet also maintain accessible melody for even the biggest Coldplay fan. - Seraphina for Buzzbands LA
Immigré is a female DJ duo based in Los Angeles. After meeting in 2010, they connected instantly over their innate love of music, style, and international culture. The two were born abroad and are from families that immigrated to the USA in the 1990's. Val Fleury hails from West Africa and grew up on the East Coast, while JSMN was born and raised in the Middle East, and has spent the latter half of her life on the West Coast. They teamed up in summer 2012 to manifest their passions and experiences on the turntables. Immigré is quickly garnering a reputation as dynamic DJs, finding cutting-edge and exciting ways to openly mix music: indie rock, nu- disco, trap, electro pop, house & more. Their first MiniMix debuted summer 2013 and is available on Soundcloud.
Immigré has performed at clubs, bars, fashion events, and festivals, notably a BET Awards pre-party hosted by Angela Simmons, as well as events for Dangerbird Records, Wasteland Clothing, KXLU Radio, Capitol Music Group, School Night hosted by KCRW, The Roosevelt Hotel, and more. They are currently resident DJs for LA CANVAS Magazine, The LASH in DTLA, and The Short Stop in Echo Park.
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