Archive for the ‘band watch’ category

BAND WATCH: ONRA

August 21, 2008

ONRA

FILE UNDER: Electronic, Breakbeat, Hip Hop, Future Soul

Since our secret source passed along this guy Onra, we haven’t left his Myspace page all day. Mostly because of the instrumental “What’s Next”, and “My Comet”.

Onra, along with his partner pianist Byron the Aquarius, formed the group The Big Payback, a soulful and worldly sounding production duo where Onra programs drums and samples, and Byron plays the Rhodes and assorted synths. In 2007, Cinnaman & Jay Scarlett hand selected their track “Cosmic Travelling” for the Beat Dimensions compilation released on Rush Hour. A nice feather in the hat for The Big Payback in future electronic music.

What’s he doing now?
Onra is about to head out to Barcelona for his “2nd Term” of the Red Bull Music Academy, a place where we found other crazy talents like Clonius who produced the Rob Swift & DJ Equal intro for our show on XM Radio.

Make sure to check out the Youtube spot he did for Coca Cola on his page.
Look out for this dude.
MYSPACE.COM/ONRA

BAND WATCH: NOMO

July 2, 2008

NOMO

Nomo is like Holy Fuck VS. Toubab Krewe, which might not mean much unless you’re a Pitchfork regular, or a friend of ours for a long time.

Holy Fuck is a Casio modding indie rock group that pulls tweaked synth sounds from assorted and distorted electronics. Toubab Krewe is an Afro influenced rock group of Asheville NC which leans toward more traditional West African music… in the middle lies Nomo.

The band harps melodic horns and distorted keys, the thumb piano and drums of African descent, and the sound of a summer rooftop friendly album that pairs perfectly with some sangria and chaise lounge. Their new album out on Ubiquity made us open the office door and kick up our feet by the 2nd track.

Nomo hits New York City July 11, 12 & 13th.
Visit their Myspace for more info.

BAND WATCH: LETTUCE

April 22, 2008

When I first asked Deitch about Lettuce he gave me a look like I blew a huge surprise.
Well, cats out the bag! Today we got the first press release for Lettuce’s new release “Rage”.

We weren’t really amazed when we heard the music, it’s the same quality we’ve expected from the NY crew. We’ve seen them all in different projects around town, they all got it. This just gives us an excuse to let you know what’s out there.

Check out Lettuce soon.

BAND WATCH: C-MON & KYPSKI

April 7, 2008

LaMae has the best description for our friends from Amsterdam..
“It’s like Gogol Bordelo, Hot Chip, Electro/Hip Hop with 4 guys from Amsterdam and they all sing.”
(I would also add DJ Revolution and the Beach Boys.)

C-Mon and Kypski have one of the most entertaining live sets I’ve ever seen. Whistles and mpc’s, drums with turntables on top of them and a cast of 4 characters from the Netherlands who have a limited edition Nike Dunk designed for them.

The set ranges from heavy rocking out, to throwback hip hop breaks and turntablism, to something with farts and awkward key stabs. It’s really hard to explain actually, you kind of have to see it and lucky enough they’re out on tour with Lotus for the next few weeks.

Plus, we love the music videos.

MYSPACE.COM/CMONANDKYPSKI

FREE THE ROBOTS LIVE NYC DEBUT

January 8, 2008

CHECK IT OUT!!!!

Thanks to Seed, this week at 205 we get to debut the first East Coast show of FREE THE ROBOTS LIVE!!!!
Please RSVP asap for this VERY SPECIAL NIGHT!!!!

205 Club, Wednesday January 9th
We (& seed) proudly present…


FREE THE ROBOTS
ROAM & URTH LIVE SET
NYC DEBUT

“Free the Robots tread on that line like some tightrope
performers, and manage to pull of the trick on every track here, balancing
breakbeats, psychedelia, hip hop and electronic elements like it’s
nothin”
-Turntablelab

Free the Robots – “Free the Robots EP”
iTunes electronic best seller!
Available on

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In the basement…

BROOKLYN BOUNCE
STIMULUS & DHUNDEE
MANHATTAN EDITION
Breakbeat, Hip Hop, Electronic, Broken Beat, Dance
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Wednesday resident upstairs with taste….

DJ EQUAL

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This Wednesday at 205, Free the Robots brings the live set from
elsewhere…
The freshest crew with Taste continues on the weekly path of dancefloor
destruction with DJ Equal.
The Brooklyn Bounce fam takes on a Manhattan Edition with Stimulus & Dhundee.

Made possible by:

Please RSVP now with your guests, asap…
205@THETASTECREW.COM

EMERGENCY BAND WATCH: Fossil Fuel!

December 5, 2007

Yo this shit is so amazing… We had to get this out to all the A&R’s immediately!

GO HERE NOW!!!!

Band Watch: LuckyMe

November 26, 2007

Lucky you…

Lucky Me is “music, art and parties”. That is indeed what they do. After researching the Heralds of Change, I came across BTS Radio a few months back. Well, BTS Radio has been under construction from around then and I couldn’t get my fix. Lucky me, I found this…

Basically, this is a collective of super interesting and forward thinking artists across the map with friends in music, art and photography. This chart is awesome – it actually explains who’s involved. If you don’t know about these guys, do a bit of research and listen to the bugged out hip hop they’re dropping from Dublin to The Bay.

The whole design, all the music, the WHOLE damn thing is cool.

Thisisluckyme.com

Myspace.com/thisisluckyme