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.
This is a great file hosting/sharing site.
I’ve a few new original demo cuts online, as well as streaming/download full sets, and older improv/random stuff.
I am pleased to reinstate the Body+Mind event series following a brief hiatus due to venue change. Please come enjoy some original electronic music and drink one back with friends at Tritone. Help me bring this event back into action!! Plus, this is the day of the Broad Street 10 Mile Run! That being the case, and with a full line-up, we may start things off mid-afternoon.
Kumabear – hardware electro, techno, house – Brooklyn
City Rain – lDM/pop – Phila
Time Ghost – metafictional experimental casio – Phila
Captain Ridiculous – party jams – Phila
Seanicus – ???? – MadisonWI/Phila
MORE TBA. Stay tuned.
1508 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146-1636
Coming off a rocking December installment (thank you again to Capt. Ridiculous and kumabear!) and a one-month holiday break, the “Body + Mind” monthly series returns on Saturday, Feb. 6th 2010. This month’s special guest:
zooz [aesop] – extended Live + DJ set
If you were at the 2009 Philly Laptop Battle you saw zooz (aka Dominic Martin) throw down. Crunched micro beats, cleverly evolving groove, and animalistic samples coalesce in zooz’s slightly abstract, yet grounded minimal techno style. I am very excited to have him kick this event series back into gear.
With support from your host/resident :
Seanicus [Madison, WI/B+M] – DJ set
Surprise guest?!? More info to come!
Facebook event page
LOCATION HAS CHANGED!
Body+Mind (first Saturdays)
BONOBO HOUSE (THIS MONTH ONLY!)
1122 Snyder Avenue
BODY + MIND
Every 1st Saturday of the month
9:00pm $5, 21+
Doc Watson’s Mile High Club
216 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
“Body + Mind” will showcase the intelligent, physical, technical and soulful sides of electronic music.
Event Premiere: Saturday, November 7th!!
To start this thing off right we’ve got TWO special guests:
VS23 (Philly/Florida) – Breaks, Electro
Originally the scratch DJ for the group Slimey Nuggetz, VS23 has performed on several television shows and massive festivals, performing all over the world. With original tracks and expert skills, expect big things from this “up and comer” who’s no stranger to the spotlight. A former Philadelphia resident, recently relocated to Florida, please welcome him back to Philly for this appearance.
BITCLIPR (Lancaster, PA) – LIVE!: Electrohouse
Bitclipr was born in the center of Pennsylvania to puritanical heritage. At age 7 he was given his first radio and a battle with pneumonia. Many nights he laid awake with fever and the sounds coming out of his radio. These sounds would later become hip hop and Baltimore house. Barely audible above the hum of a dime store humidifier, these sounds would serve as his inspiration to create a landscape of sound.
Funky bass lines and robotic grooves create the backbone for Bitclipr’s own take on electro house. I first saw Bitclipr when he opened for The Juan Maclean at Johnny Brenda’s last September. Great opening set! Very happy to have him help set the tone for this new event series.
Originally from Madison, WI, Seanicus produces midi and sample-based IDM, remixes, “toy techno” and dance tracks. Seanicus DJ sets traverse futuristic dance music, deep, progressive and classic house, electro, techno, glitchy and funky minimal, as well as breakbeats and drum & bass.
E-mail seanicus.music (at) gmail.com to get on the mailing list, booking inquires, etc.
So I basically dominated the first round with this freestyle Reason jam using a bunch of samples from the song Malchik Gei by the Russian girl techno duo t.A.Tu. on top of a power trance re-work of one of my originals “In the Place of the Moon”. Round 2 wasn’t as great, and I didn’t make it into the 3rd round (although there was much disapproval and disappointment from the audience :). Here is the live, room mic recording from my first round performance:
A re-release of a demo, self-release. fun stuff!
here’s what I thought at the time:
This EP was my resistance to one type of techno, idm, synthpop, whatever, but keep the upbeat feel. self-released, demos.
1. Snakefoot – experimental reggaeton idm
2. Pecta (Swoh Mug) – spasm electro punk
3. Haat’s Revenge – space mission bowling alley
a. self-governing; independent; subject to its own laws only.
b. pertaining to an autonomy.
2. having autonomy; not subject to control from outside; independent: a subsidiary that functioned as an autonomous unit.
a. existing and functioning as an independent organism.