Vacationer

Vacationer’s Relief, the Philadelphia group’s second LP, is clear in both title and intention. If Gone, the sunny electronic-pop act’s 2012 debut, was about escape – whether through travel, photography or toasted sonic bliss – Relief unspools the strings of our wound-up existence with a cinematic wallop of positivity-oozing pop.

A collaboration between Kenny Vasoli and Body Language’s Matthew Young and Grant Wheeler, Vacationer returns tighter and more powerful after spending the last two years touring with groups like Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Naked And Famous, Tennis, and Niki And The Dove, as well as making numerous festival appearances.

“Playing so many shows is probably our biggest influence on this album,” says Vasoli. “Being out there every night with our wonderful fans and on the road everyday with Matt making beats next to me led to a deeper, more immediate energy in our music.”

Relief, which was primarily recorded at Body Language’s Landau Audio Design (LAD) studio in Brooklyn over the last year, is Vacationer gone widescreen. The kaleidoscopic, sampledelic world that intoxicated fans on original singles like “Trip” is still there, but the orchestration has become more muscular and expansive. Lead single “The Wild Life” mixes the influence of The Beach Boys, J. Dilla and LCD Soundsystem into a sonic mai tai. Animal Collective meets Hollywood’s golden age on “Heavenly,” while “Paradise Waiting” catapults the soulful chop of De La Soul into a club-ready summer anthem.

“Whether through love, exploration or relaxing, we all strive for relief,” says Vasoli. “It’s just a quick flip-of-the-switch away, and think it’s good to be reminded of that.”

NYIKO (“nee-koh”) is an American recording artist, producer, and visual artist.

Blending new wave, synth-dance, and shoegaze, NYIKO’s latest release Always Always, was described as a “delectable smorgasbord of songwriting and production aesthetics” by Seven Days Magazine. NYIKO has been playing regularly in the Northeast for many years, recently sharing the stage with touring acts such Beach Fossils, Alvvays, Pure Bathing Culture, Weeknight, and Priory.

Disco Phantom

DJ Disco Phantom (Brian Nagle) comes from Burlington, Vermont and has been blowing up local venues for the past six years. Disco Phantom is one of the busiest men in Burlington’s music scene. He is the DJ for every and all indie rock events in the Burlington area and a man with undeniable style and excitement.

A master of all things disco and champion of indie remixes, Disco Phantom’s crates are deeper than deep. His sets are beyond catchy and accessible and his track record is proof enough that he is the type of DJ that surgically implants a permagrin on his audience. Every performance guarantees flawless mixing, great track selection and making people dance.

Disco Phantom is not your ordinary deejay. He can rock a club or an art gallery, a diy venue or a private party. He has experience playing shows with music of every genre including electronic, rock, punk, hip-hop, folk, and noise.

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