Gavin Turek (EP release party)

As a singer-songwriter, producer and professionally trained dancer, Gavin Turek certainly knows how to get down. She has collaborated with some of the most electric names in music, from her features on some of TOKiMONSTA’’s biggest hits (“Little Pleasures,” “Darkest (Dim),” “Clean Slate” and “Foolish”) to an entire mixtape with Com Truise (Com Truise vs. Gavin (Re)mixtape).

The LA-based artist is at it again, with “Suffah,” the first single from her upcoming EP,The Break-Up Tape. The official version features M.I.A.-cohort Rye Rye and is a prime example of the high-energy break-up songs that comprise the EP. The project is a force to be reckoned with, and a great setup for Gavin Turek’s still-untitled debut album, which is readying to drop in the beginning of 2014.

Gavin likes to compare her shows to “Robyn meets Santigold beaming with Tina Turner’s energy” and she might actually be selling herself short. Her live performances aren’t to be missed. A lover of indie rock and disco, Gavin cites James Murphy and Giorgio Moroder as some of her biggest influences. While working on her debut album, Gavin continues to collaborate with producer/artists on the forefront of electronic music, including Paper Diamond (Paragon EP), Tropics (Home and Consonance EP), Gigamesh and Gold Room, lending her unique voice and intimate lyrics to their projects.

VIBES is a movement, a feeling, a place to stay.

Based in Santa Monica, VIBES is a project of varying influence, yet creating under a common umbrella: Pool Party Disco.

Comprised of G Templeton, Death House of Love, and Alex Slavin, VIBES is a project that bridges the gap between musical experiments and honest dance music. With soulful hooks, deep layers of disco synths, and a sunshine-like aura, VIBES is now building a small local following, with energetic shows to compliment their classic pop sensibilities. Not only do they bring live vocals to the table, VIBES also incorporates live synth and percussion into their shows, and has even been known to bring along a horn section on occasion.

With the release of their first EP, "Stone Floors and Calm Tigers", VIBES is able to showcase not only the sonic revolution that is the production skills of G Templeton and Death House of Love, but the one-of-a-kind vocal stylings of Alex Slavin. With a mix of Billy Joel-esque harmonies and a powerful delivery reminiscent of Huey Lewis, set to a soundtrack of driving and powerful disco, the sweet vocals and sublime lyrics really set VIBES apart from the pack of electronic dance groups.

Kauf self-released 2 songs, Relocate and When You're Out, in 2011, with heavy drum production, dense, cinematic synth buildups and his own high-pitched, echo-laden vocals. They found their way to Dan Whitford of Cut Copy, who soon after signed Kauf to Cutters Records for a 4 song EP. This led to DJ sets around his home base, Los Angeles, premiering his live show at Mexico City's M.N. Roy, followed by shows at LA venues like El Rey Theatre and The Roxy, a remix of Tony Castles for Lost in Records, feature film sync licensing, and scoring music for a video on Nowness.com. His first EP, As Much Again, was released on Cutters records in July 2013, and his full length debut is nearing completion . His first single, Relocate, has been remixed by Moons , Psychemagik (Psychemagik), Nile Delta, and Mind Enterprises.

"[Relocate] is dreamy, dirty and synthy in all the right ways, touting slightly yearning vocals and a neon-fused melody. " - Indie Shuffle

"[Relocate is] the best parts of SMD‘s “I Believe,” Caribou‘s last album and The Presets “Girl and the Sea” with a whopping dose of Italo Disco via Tangerine Dream." - Virgin Mobile Live

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Gavin Turek (EP release party) with VIBES, Kauf

Friday, September 6 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Bootleg Bar

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