1320 Records & ArtNowSF are pleased to debut the first ever 1320 Records showcase, 1320.SF. This inaugural event will take place Thursday, April 1st at Temple in San Francisco and will feature 1320 artists including (members of) STS9, Nalepa Dub Orchestra, The Flying Skulls, Virtual Boy & Savage Henry as well as visuals by Kevlar. In addition to seasoned veterans STS9, these local 1320 artists represent the crème de la crème of the up-and-coming electronic music scene.
The intention of the 1320 Showcase is to celebrate music, bring to light local talent, and build an ever-expanding community; a musical support system. Look for more 1320 Showcases around the country in 2010.
Hosted by DAVID MURPHY (STS9)
DAVID PHIPPS (STS9) - LIVE PIANO SET
NALEPA DUB ORCHESTRA
LA-based electronic musician, multimedia artist, music tech professor and mad scientist collector Steve Nalepa combines deep dub bass, glitchy beats, bioacoustic atmospheres and beautiful rhodes melodies to create his patented brand of ambient glitch dub. Nalepa has produced tracks with such legends as Bill Laswell and Pharoah Sanders, performed with the LA Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and shared the stage with some of the most revered electronic musicians and video artists in the world. He is joined by an all-star ensemble of his former students to perform electro-symphonic audiovisual versions of his compositions as the Nalepa Dub Orchestra.
THE FLYING SKULLS
Straight dope on these Flying Skulls guys? They’re dirty. Big-ass gritty drums, grimy low-end, mucked up distorted synthesizers, dope West Coast vocalists, and dancefloor-rending beats with a cinematic depth meant for the very largest of soundsystems. They have shared billing with DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Les Claypool, Ghostland Observatory, Prefuse 73, STS9, Lotus, Amon Tobin, Bassnectar and Pretty Lights. Their latest release on 1320 Records was recently described as, "A heavyweight collection of nasty synths, wobbly basslines and crunked out glitchy beats so dirty you'd swear they robbed their MPC players off a crack dealer."
Hotwiring naughty synth lines and dancefloor-crushing beats with elegant harmonic textures and twisted, pop-cultured hooks, Virtual Boy craft a grimy, cinematic sound all their own on the group’s debut EP “How Long Does It Take To Get To Space?,” dropping July 21, 2009 on 1320 Records. But even before Virtual Boy had an official release, taste-making DJs spanning packed clubs to BBC Radio were spinning their atmospheric bangers, which owe as much to Bach and Mozart as they do to Justice, evoking Air as much as Virtual Boy’s heroes-in-glitch Nosaj Thing and The Glitch Mob. It may take Virtual Boy a minute to hit the cosmosphere, but they might reach the top of their game much, much sooner.
Savage Henry is a twisted new take on the DVJ performance, painting a kaleidoscopic picture where cross-genre dance music paces the chaos of life's movie. Created and performed by SF Bay Area artists James Christopher and Brodie Sullivan, Savage Henry works with an array of artists and producers to create custom sketches and original music videos mixed live on the dancefloor. Henry's stage show combines multiple screens of synchronized visuals with hysterical sound-bite laced songs to move audiences in laughter and dance. All together their show is awed & outrageous... a treat for both the eyeholes AND earholes!
Knowa Knowone is a musician, artist and community instigator. His influences are based in ancient culture and mysticism fusing with technology, graffiti, and urban life. As a Producer, DJ, Turntablist/Controllerist he brings HipHop, Breakbeats, Dubstep, and Dancehall all together into a style that is diverse yet distinct. Every song and performance is unique, with influences from all over the world, ethnic and tribal layered beats with bass heavy dance floor appeal.
BRODIE SULLIVAN & dje
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