Thu, Apr 25
Sat, Apr 27
The Disco Biscuits
SHPONGLE presents THE MASQUERADE, RJD2, DJ DRAGONDEER
2032 14th St.
Boulder, CO, 80302
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
The Disco Biscuits
Recorded in just two weeks not far from the band's Philadelphia homebase, the Disco Biscuits' sixth studio album Otherwise Law Abiding Citizens is their best attempt yet to capture the essence of their legendary live sets and distill it into a stereo-devouring electronic monster. On the heels of their powerhouse Fall 2010 tour, the Biscuits took over Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA with Grammy Award-winning producer Phil Nicolo to turn out these nine classic Biscuits tracks, many of which have been staples of their live sets for the past decade. The end result is a cohesive album consistent with the band's live roots – as eclectic and energetic as any of their signature shows.
Otherwise Law Abiding Citizens was unveiled to Biscuits fans for the first time with an exclusive stealth release at the landmark sold-out Camp Bisco 10 in July 2011. Fans gathered around car stereos to blast the collection of fresh jams before anyone else in the country could hear. The album was finally released worldwide to rave reviews as the Biscuits left the stage following their festival-closing Saturday night set. The band finished out 2011 with national appearances on the Identity Tour and a crushing five-night New Year's Run featuring their first ever New Year's concerts in Chicago.
While they continued to make only select appearances in 2012, including their debut City Bisco festival at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, the band is already off to a strong start in 2013. Fresh off another first – ringing in the New Year at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden – they concluded their traditional January Colorado run in thrilling fashion at the 1STBANK Center for the first-ever Bisco Inferno: Winter Edition. Fans and band alike look forward to continuing the momentum this summer at Camp Bisco 12!
SHPONGLE presents THE MASQUERADE
With over 80 years experience collectively Simon Posford and Raja Ram are more than qualified for the exploration into the unclassifiable music frontiers they have ventured into; 'SHPONGLE' is a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals and silver flute blended together with the computer wizardry of Simon Posford's studio production.
Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) has long had a reputation as the, 'Hallucinogenius' a imitable pioneer in sound experimentation, from his seminal first album, 'Twisted' which reached No.28 in the French charts selling over 50,000 copies worldwide, up to his recent Millennium hit, 'Mi-Loony-Um' with its up-to-the minute modem melodies. His international fan base has flowered from country-wide to world-wide in the last ten years, since his humble beginnings at Youth's Butterfly Studios in Brixton, this year alone he has played over 16 sell out gigs around the world, each with a capacity of over 1500 people, in Australia, Israel, New York, Pittursburg, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Moscow, Geneva, Montreal, Tokyo to name just a few. In Tokyo he has received a lot of TV and press coverage for their ambient project, 'Shpongle' which has intrigued the Japanese audience with its international blend of traditional world music and modern musical mastery.
Raja Ram, is the innovative sonic co-pilot producing alongside Simon and providing inspirational artwork for the album covers and the website as well as his unmistakable flute solo's in C Major. A founding member of the band Quintessence in the sixties Raja has many years of band experience in the music industry. Not only a band member but also the creator of TIP Records along with their infamous party sound and energy, he is not only a brilliant flautist but the inspirational man behind the 'Shpongle' concept.
Shpongle has been a working project since the release of the first album in 1998 filtered out into the underground in which Twisted Records is so renown for its dance music, having sold 30,000 copies without any noticeable press coverage Simon and Raja are now ready to hit the world with their unique sound and have been on a mission to express themselves since finishing the album over the winter, Raja has been playing a series of 16 parties in Brazil as well as tours in Japan and Simon playing all across the globe including his recent appearance in Tokyo. Now finally the UK has a chance to catch up on this worldwide phenomena with the forthcoming release of their second album, 'Tales of the Inexpressible' with its further explorations into diverse sound production they are ready to unleash the multiversity that is 'SHPONGLE'.
RJD2 originally began his career in Columbus, Ohio, DJing in 1993 with a pair of turntables bought from a friend. He went to high school at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center and graduated in 1994. He claims his name originates from another friend who referenced him as "Rjd2" in his raps, and the name stuck.
Originally working the role of DJ in the Columbus rap group MHz, he later signed to Bobbito Garcia's Fondle 'Em label, releasing the self-proclaimed "mix CD" Your Face or Your Kneecaps. A year later he signed to El-P's record label Definitive Jux and released his solo debut album Deadringer to much acclaim.
Rjd2 later collaborated with Columbus rapper Blueprint under the name Soul Position, releasing Unlimited EP in 2002 and 8 Million Stories in 2003. He released his second solo album Since We Last Spoke on Definitive Jux in 2004 and released Soul Position's second album Things Go Better with RJ and AL in 2006 under Rhymesayers Entertainment label.
He still continues to produce tracks, working with many independent rappers, such as Copywrite, Cunninlynguists, Cage, MF DOOM, Diverse and Aceyalone. He contributed a cover of "Airbag" by Radiohead for the 2006 album "Exit Music".
2006 also saw the release of the collaborative record "Magnificent City" with Aceyalone. In 2007, he released the solo album "The Third Hand" on XL Recordings, which he toured for extensively in '07 and '08.
2009 saw the launch of his label RJ'S Electrical Connections, and announcement of the forthcoming album "The Colossus".
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