Played some heady tunes at the ongoing tradition on the river in Philadelphia. Listen for the vibes, follow the Angels:
Last mix before 3 weeks in Thailand (HONEYMOON!)! It’s a pretty short mix but with some nice, deep and energetic vibes. I may expand this series, the next mix could be two doses (around 1.5 hours), then three doses (2.25 hours), and so on. We shall see! Enjoy and check out the track list on Mixcloud.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1st
This month features a stacked line-up of acts pushing a wonderful spectrum of super creative, quirky, intelligent, and insightful electronic and dance music:
TLEILAXU – LIVE!
Unfoundsound Records, Multivitamins
Christopher Frank (a.k.a. dj crasta) was among the first djs in Philadelphia to play and promote experimental music and IDM in clubs, bars and warehouses. as the founder of Springlab Productions, he hosted events that started off as raves, and quickly evolved into something laid-back and sophisticated. In the late ’90s, he hosted Philly’s longest running trip-hop weekly event (called Grass) at Silk City along with Julian S. Process and Brad ‘Milkweed’ Davis. As a DJ as well as a live artist (a.k.a. Tleilaxu), he’s opened for Funkstorung, Amon Tobin, Mix Master Morris, Talvin Singh, Low, High Llamas, Morcheeba and others. Inspired by labels like Warp and Skam when these labels were fresh and new, he was producing heady, broken beat-ish IDM. after releasing compilation tracks on labels like Darla, tbtmo and Cloudwatch, Tleilaxu released his debut album, Gene Therapy, on Sean O’neal’s fuzzy box label in 2000. Musically, he has been on hiatus for the past several years to focus on opening and running his new café–Chapterhouse–located less than one block away from south street in Philadelphia.
WILLIAM FIELDS – LIVE!
Earsnake, Gears of Sound, Audiobulb, Hippocamp, Kikapu
William Fields is a self-taught electronic music composer and performer based out of Wilmington, DE. He has been writing music and experimenting with sound since 1993. His work covers a wide range stylistically, but is always warm and melodic.
William Fields was one of the runners up in the last Philly Laptop Battle. Come hear William do to sound what a gourmet pastry chef does to cupcake.
SQUAREWELL – DJ set
A purveyor of the best of what dubstep has to offer, Kyle Tush has been doing an experimental electronic music show on WVUD, 91.3fm for the last 7 years. He focuses on the fringes of the ever-evolving sounds of dubstep and UK bass music. You can catch Kyle’s radio show (theSquareWell) on Monday nights, 11pm-1am on 91.3fm or http://www.wvud.org.
SEANICUS – DJ support
EMC, B+M host
Seanicus became Seanicus in 1999 when he began creating what was dubbed “toy techno”; a hybrid between dance music and home made video game tunes. Sean moved to Philadelphia 3 years ago from Madison, Wi where he helped organize the Electronic Music Coalition events. Madison had just been hit hard with the “tesh” and “sexy time” (minimal techno craze) but his love for electronic music had always been in the melodic. Seanicus DJ sets can include everything from deep and spacey futuristic house to glitchy, minimal techno to party jams, pop remixes, live mash-ups, and beyond.
*This will probably be the best and THE LAST Body+Mind at the Tritone. It has served it’s purpose well, but it’s time to move onto a new venue. If you’ve been meaning to come to one of these events make this the one! I, for one, am really stoked about the line-up. Stay tuned for more info on this event as well as future Body+Mind.
Sunday, June 6th
21+ No Cover
Tritone Bar (South Street Philadelphia)
Please join me for another night of insightful, positive, groovy and slightly-eclectic electronic and dance music! We had a really great little crowd last time and I look for this time to be just as special. For the 5th installment of the Body+Mind series I welcome:
Bubby Folds (aka Williams Fields)
“While recently reborn under a new alias, Bubby Folds has been creating and collecting all manner of electronic music since 1993.
His love of the music transcends boundaries of time, genre, and tempo; selecting the best of all possible worlds. The common denominators are quality, groove, bass, and positivity.”
Stout Cortez (LIVE!) myspace
+ Captain Ridiculous (disco, house, electro, anything)
+ host/Seanicus (minimal, tech house, space, dub)
We’ll be bringing in some extra sound for this one!
Body+Mind #6 (August 1st w/Tleilaxu (LIVE!) + William Fields (LIVE!) + TBA.
BODY + MIND
Every 1st Saturday of the month
9:00pm $5, 21+
“Body + Mind” will showcase the intelligent, physical, technical and soulful sides of electronic music.
SATURDAY DEC. 5th 2009
As we move onto the second installment of this event series we’ll keep continue the focus on tangible, dancefloor-focused beats, both live PA and DJ formats.
CAPTAIN RIDICULOUS (Philadelphia) – Electro/Disco
Captain Ridiculous (aka Jake Yaster) will be bringing some fresh heat to the night with some heavy-hitting electro and disco flavors from the 21st Century. Expect to get fuzz-jacked.
KUMABEAR (Brooklyn) – LIVE! Electro Tech
I saw kumabear play a set at the November 2007 Broketronica event at the old Inciting HQ. His chunky, funky, and jazzy electro techno stylings reminded me of how important live hardware is to techno. What will kumabear bring to the table this time? I can’t say, but I’m sure it’ll be sweet and of course it will be live.
Come up and support this new night of organized electronic music!
E-mail seanicus.music (at) gmail.com to get on the mailing list, booking inquires, etc.