lifeisnoise.com and http://icsscollective.com present:
Machine Drum (Planet Mu/Lucky Me - NYC)
Jacques Greene (Vase/Lucky Me/Nightslugs - Montreal)
With special guests:
Nik Ridikulas vs Ben Taaffe
Ylem vs Rachael Dease
Two Rooms @The Bakery
Easter Thursday 5/4/12
ICSSCollective (Don't Sleep) and Life is Noise present an Easter Thursday extravaganza, with Jacques Greene and Machine Drum alongside a mass of local action for your dancing pleasure.
Compared to the marbled elegance of Sepalcure, Room(s) is garish and cheeky, but you can't deny the album's utter audaciousness. - Pitchfork
Travis Stewart – better known as Machine Drum, or one half of bass duo Sepulcure – has been proclaimed as setting the standard “to which the next wave of imitators aspires” (Pitchfork). His catalog as Machine Drum over the past decade reveals a musical exploration between downtempo glitch hop to the sound he is now known for – a fusion of hip hop, juke, jungle and house. All releases feature a blend of acoustic and electronic instrumentation – his 2011 release on Planet Mu, Room(s), combines hypnotic vocal samples with large shifts in tempo and style, creating a unique and dissociative sound. 2012’s SXLND confirms his place in the top ranks of new fusion dance music. Having played alongside artists such as SBTRKT and Hudson Mohawke and remixing a handful of artists including Bonobo, Machine Drum has sent a fresh and innovative reverberation throughout the electronic music scene, which is sure to translate into an unmissable live show.
He makes decadent and perfunctory music for people cut of the same cloth, deliberately more at ease entangled in sweat and grind than built to challenge the anathema of the coming day. – Sputnik Music
Having been taught about electronic instruments by his father at the tender age of 8, it is little wonder that enigmatic Montreal house producer Jacques Greene has caused so much hype despite being only 21 years young. Last year saw Greene releasing two EPs, The Look and Another Girl, accompanied by a slew of remixes for the likes of Katy B, Jimmy Edgar and Radiohead. This year, Greene’s love of heartaching R&B has become prevalent on his latest release Concealer, in which vocal samples from near-forgotten R&B figures are craftily blended into a house DJ mix. The anticipation surrounding this house up-and-comer is heating up by the day.
Two Rooms at The Bakery
Two rooms will be rockin' on the night, playing host to a variety of local DJs and live acts including Nik Ridikulas vs BenTaaffe, Ylem vs Rachael Dease, Rok Riley, Kit Pop, Solar Barge, Clunk, Modo, Oni Cash and Sleepyhead.
Machine Drum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMKwXGsUMNc
Jacques Greene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79J58LlPiAg
Presale tix $29+bf from lifeisnoise.com, oztix, heatseeker, nowbaking and the usuals.