AM ONLY CMJ SHOWCASE | BEN PEARCE/ LXURY/ SAINT PEPSI/ SPAZZKID/ TOKIMONSTA
74 Wythe Avenue
New York, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
To many, Ben Pearce's name is synonymous with 'What I Might Do', his oddly anthemic deep-house debut that dominated club floors across the world in 2012, whilst garnering support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Heidi and Pete Tong. Whilst this is an easy correlation to make (the track went platinum in Europe after all), those who have followed him since the beginning can testify that he is so much more than that, and the coming months will definitely see him come into his own.
While most people will name-check Croydon as the birthplace of dubstep, this unexpected hotbed of electronic music continues to evolve and produce the unpredictable, and one young man breaking out from the South London borough is Andy Smith aka Lxury. While recording in a small studio under the Heathrow flight path Lxury’s imagination began to travel, conjuring up his own twist on melodious M4 techno and daisy age house music and embarking on the bizarre ride of giddying ascents, deep plunges, washed vocals and sampled licks that underpin this rich, well-travelled debut EP.
Title track Playground lays a nagging schoolyard chant over pitched down Bukem pads in a jump-up dystopian dance, Company swirls with discordant synths and whispered Swedish vocals while Raid loops Greek guitars over snarling bass and galloping, swung percussion. But just as the EP begins to really pick up pace he skillfully drops down again with closer Permanent Power offering two minutes of New York Nu Groove ambience before reintroducing those playful chants and tumbling basslines until its close.
His debut single J.A.W.S. – co-produced with Disclosure’s Guy Howard and released on Method Music to much fanfare – showcased cute synths and melodies tinged with pathos, hooking everyone from Annie Mac to Pete Tong to Hot Natured, resulting in a remix of their classic Benediction early 2014, swiftly followed by Never Love being snapped up for Kitsune’s New Faces compilation.
Now with this lxuriant debut on influential artist collective and record label Greco-Roman under his belt and another in the pipelines, watch out for Lxury’s textbook DJ sets over the school holidays.
You are the consumer. You are the brand. You are the Target. You are the image. Blessed be to you for living in the west. The security of falling asleep in your warm little bed because you were a good little consumer and bought everything you wanted. Andy Warhol would have loved you.
In honor of your material nature we are holding an event where you can "celebrate" your "individualism".
The theme is BRANDS. Which one do you hate? Love? Show it. So will we- and this is how.
DADT is pleased to announce we will be hosting the marvelous SAINT PEPSI on our stage!
Saint Pepsi is a young producer with the midas touch. Taking funk and hip hop samples to the next level he creates and performs infectious dance tracks. Such as his single "Better" which very recently was just played in a dance mix by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy out in LA. This boy is taking the music scene by storm. Being written up in blogs and music magazines alike, his popularity is on a sharp incline.
In the rolling green hills outside of Los Angeles, Spazzkid, the moniker of electronic producer and songwriter Mark Redito, finds refuge in positive beat driven melodies with a yearning to express his ever-evolving love of life and adventure. Once locked in his bedroom producing uplifting beats that made the world feel young, Redito has exploded onto the scene crossing genres and styles with a keen beat maker sensibility that has proven relatable for multifarious crowds, attracting fans of all ages and backgrounds. Following the international success from his debut LP "Desire" (2013), his upcoming EP "Promise" due out July 2014 on Magical Properties carries a reinvigorated sense of boldness, bringing his lyrics to the foreground while weaving uplifting melodies and ecstatic beats into beautiful works of pop.
Born and raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) was an unfocused pupil of classical piano. However, she has come to use this background to understand and create vast soundscapes and textures through the usage of live instruments, percussion, digital manipulation, and dusty vinyl. Through the creation of beats, she is able to fuse the sounds of the past with her musical prowess into something avant garde.
$15.00 - $25.00
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