Negative Gemini and George Clanton
George Clanton, adab
13200 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH, 44107
After moving to Brooklyn in 2014, the Virgnia-native released her self-produced debut album on her record label (100% Electronica) earning early comparisons to the likes of Hope Sandoval and Gwen Stefani.
GEORGE CLANTON seems to have a similar uncanny knack as artists like John Maus and Ariel Pink for creating soaring, unabashedly dramatic classic pop, and it’s clear after one listen to legit anthems like “Bleed” and “It Makes the Babies Want To Cry” that ’80s MTV heroes like Tears For Fears and New Order are obvious reference points. But this is pop music refracted and warped through CLANTON’s singular and unmistakably modern lens, as he manages to turn vaporwave, chillwave, and other assorted internet-genre-waves on their collective ear, ultimately transcending all of it in the name of undeniable, timeless jams that could only exist in 2015, songs that can be at once subversive, funny, dark, poignant, and deeply affecting
As half of Cleveland party Heaven is in You, adab puts heavy emphasis on translating the unifying elements between us through djing. Characterized often by their palette of sounds, they made a niche for themselves in Cleveland, Ohio spinning a variety of sounds and venues alike. Having started djing dance music, primarily, as a result of finding Cleveland's techno party In Training and being a non binary black youth raised across a few states in the Rustbelt (IL/MICH/OH), adab seeks to unabashedly open up new perspectives and dialogues for both themselves and others.