Drama, Night Visions Radio
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Poolside began as a recording project in a converted Los Angeles backyard pool house in early 2011, producing sunny tracks of subaquatic indie dance music in this makeshift recording studio. Surfacing first in the form of a YouTube video for the catchy track "Do You Believe?" Poolside were soon gaining local and national attention, with DJs like by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, techno legend Derrick May, and disco don Todd Terje spinning these tracks at events and a growing online following. Throughout 2011 Poolside continued making waves with a sound called "daytime disco" through tracks like a cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" as well as original tunes. In 2012 Poolside worked on a remix for longtime disco punks The Rapture and held fans over with a new single and video for a song called "Slow Down" as they prepared to release their debut album. That album, Pacific Standard Time, was released in July of 2012 on their own Day & Night label.
After the album's release, remixes for artists like Matthew Dear, Little Dragon and Fool's Gold soon followed, rehearsing and touring with a live band, and doing DJ sets around the world. Eventually, as thoughts turned to a second album, Poolside went on ice for a year; to regroup. Beginning to work in earnest on another album Fall of 2016. While still revolving around the sunny, laid-back disco sound of PST, additions of uptempo dance songs and more guitars, and generally fleshed out the arrangements with more instruments and sounds. They surprise-released Heat in June of 2017 on Day & Night.
Drama is a dark and passionate musical collaboration between Na'el Shehade and Via Rosa. The Chicago-based duo are each established artists in their own right. She as a solo vocalist and member of the THEMpeople collective, he as a producer and engineer having collaborated with artists such as Chance the Rapper on his breakout mixtape "Acid Rap" and Kanye West's GOOD Music on the Cruel Summer compilation, the latter debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200.
Drama's moody sound has been described as soulful electronic combining influences of house music, indie, neo-soul, pop and R&B. Their melancholy lyrics are a reflection of their own personal experiences relating to love and heartbreak. Together they make what they love to call "Happy-Sad Music."
Drama is an independent band. They self-released their first EP, Gallows, in November 2016.