The Swiss (DJ Set), VHS or Beta (DJ Set)
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 11:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Swiss (DJ Set)
In a time when everyone who isn’t Laidback Luke is claiming to be a “disco act”, there is an insurmountable wash of pretenders. Australian trio The Swiss, however, are a legit live disco band who’s existence is based entirely on flavour and good times rather than the Cobra Snake and fitted caps. (NERDY BIT: They are a band who are getting Giancarlo Meo tattoos rather than looking up Giorgio Moroder best-of tracklists)
The Bubble Bath EP on Modular Recordings is testament to what lies at the core lifestyle of The Swiss: crisp and snappy drums, quicksand laser-sludge bass, dizzy pops & flourishes, melody rays and synthesised strings that glide on the thermal currents of life. It’s as much a breathy telephone call as it is a mid-range Bordeaux shared between ensconced lovers. Beyond the raw and sensual output of the band themselves, the tracks have been remixed by international heavyweights Tensnake, The Glimmers & Knightlife.
Beyond signing to Modular, lighting up the Australian festival circuit, getting “Bubble Bath” added to rotation on national radio station Triple J, supporting Ladyhawke on her Australian tour and melting the faces of thousands of party-goers on a national tour of their own, the boys were invited to the old world to spend three weeks playing to packed rooms from Glasgow to Barcelona to Paris to Amsterdam. The Swiss’ journey to the centre of 4/4 has so far not gone unnoticed.
VHS or Beta (DJ Set)
The name VHS OR BETA has always meant dance. The band have been at the forefront of the dance-rock scene for nearly a decade. A natural segue from the stage was to the decks. Starting in the late ‘90s, the band’s Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy ran a weekly dance party in their hometown of Louisville, KY. Once the band gained international acclaim, they took their beat-matching DJ skills to the masses. In the last few years their mix of electro, house and disco has supplied the party at Lollapalooza, the LA Museum Of Contemporary Art, NYC’s Guggenheim Museum, Bangkok, Jakarta, Bogota, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lampur and all over the US and Canada. They’ve also rattled off a series of attention grabbing remixes for The Juan MacLean, Tegan & Sara, My Morning Jacket, Kinki, Tiger City and the Hussle Club.
Speakerbot is the robot-DJ alias of New Jersey's Aashish Bansal. Aash has been producing his own blend of deep house, disco, and funk for the last 6 years and can be found playing his eclectic mix for crowds in house parties, venues, and festivals all over the Northeast. Backed by an incredible stage presence and almost encyclopedic knowledge of all things electronic, his shows are an engaging dance party that is sure to get any crowd moving.
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