with Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) – live, AYER, Powerslug DJs & presented by PopGun
Thu July 30th, 2015
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 7:30PM
Show Time: 8:30PM
Event Ticket: $13
Day of Show: $16
This is a general admission, standing event.
Moullinex – live
It’s not dance music. It’s just music. Despite being intensely active in that world, Moullinex, Portuguese DJ, producer and musician Luis Clara Gomes’s alter-ego aims to be – and succeeds at it – much more than a mere machine designed to make people dance. Not that he’s not good at getting crowds to move their bodies, it’s just that he navigates through various genres and contexts equally well, be it the dancefloor, the sofa or the street.
Elsewhere, his second full-length album, is a much more clear example of that. Here, the past’s soul, funk, garage rock, Brazilian music – especially when it comes to percussion and flutes, which have an increasingly important role in his universe – and psychedelic sounds come together and meet synths bursting with nostalgia for the future, all coexisting in perfect harmony and in such a way that never lets you forget for a second that the music is all coming from the same person. Not to mention, of course, the penchant for dance music and the focus on giving machines a human touch. What changes now is the way it distinguishes itself from Disco and House, which Moullinex has been linked with throughout the years – though it’s still present –, either in his own singles, DJ sets or remixes for artists such as Sébastien Tellier, Röyksopp & Robyn, Cut Copy or Two Door Cinema Club. This said, it would be a gross inaccuracy to tag him solely as Disco: his sound is much more juicy than that, squeeze it and a lot more will come out.
Moullinex on Soundcloud
Moullinex on Facebook
Moullinex on Twitter
Moullinex official site
Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) – live
A pulsating solo effort from electronic pop crooning man-child and Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning is the shiniest, newest addition to the Cutters stable of artists.
Prior to starting on Cut Copy’s most recent album Zonoscope, Ben Browning dug into his trusty mind-hole and began penning tracks for a solo release, culminating in the new 12-inch EP which is to be released by Cutters Records. I Can’t Stay is the lead single, taken from Browning’s forthcoming EP on Cutters records.
It opens with an almost calypso guitar lead, before opening up into bouncing bass driven club-pop, the likes of which wouldn’t have been entirely out of place on the recent Cut Copy album. The vocal is trademark Ben Browning: delicately strained melodic and harmonic stylings, with a seeming fragility which belies its true versatility.
The talents of Architecture In Helsinki’s Gus Franklin and Haima Marriott were enlisted to add production and shimmer, with Franklin even laying down live-drums on the final recording. Meanwhile, Cut Copy’s own Dan Whitford reached into his collection of vintage synths to provide keyboard programming, producing some of the the classic keyboard tones herein.
What’s that you say? You wanna dance? Never fear, the single is rounded out by two energetic remixes of the lead track I Can’t Stay. Cutters’ own Knightlife, who has made spacey disco bliss his stock in trade, has transformed this into and epic, infectious melodic house gem. And DFA’s Juan Maclean opts for an energized version, more faithful to the original, much like classic expertly finessed dance mixes of old.
Ben Browning on Soundcloud
Ben Browning on Facebook
AYER is a Brooklyn based vocalist, electronic recording and visual artist. The result of collaborations with an international roster of producers, his recorded music and live full-band performances infuse nostalgic disco, R&B and electro-pop. April 28th will mark the release of AYER’s independent debut six-track EP, In My Headphones, produced by Bram Inscore [Beck, Devendra Banhart, Sebastian Tellier, Twin Shadow].
AYER official site
AYER on Facebook
AYER on Twitter
photo credit: Eric Mooney Photography
Headband and Hooligan have made a name for themselves in New York’s sexiest dance clubs playing their unique brand of deep cuts to Gotham City’s young party scene elites. With decades of musical experience, these beat-mashers combine a welcoming stage presence with a Balearic sensibility to create unforgettable dance parties. With Headband and Hooligan at the helm, you’ll hear anything from Boys Noize to Cut Copy and likely be dancing in the booth with them by night’s end. Armed with musical weaponry, their call to the dancefloor is one of organic energy delivered with style and grace. So lace up those dancing sneaks and don’t forget to stretch, it’s gonna be a long night.