Younger Brother Productions & The Pour House Music Hall
Jumpsuit Records Showcase features The Polish Ambassador with Liminus + Wildlight, Saqi & Ayla Nereo.
Tickets $15 ADV/$18 DOS
THE POLISH AMBASSADOR
For the Polish Ambassador project, born on the richly-colored streets of Chicago and San Francisco, infectious melody is paramount. However, this never overshadows the depth and harmonic complexity that have made the Ambassador a favorite amongst festival curators and beat aficionados worldwide. Over the course of 6 years, his sound has dipped and swirled through a staggering range of styles, with each album exploring uncharted sonic territory. Warm, analogue dreamwave; mind-altering glitch; world-infused groove; bass-fueled breaks; sexified downtempo; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from the Ambassador’s soul into earbuds and ghetto-blasters across the galaxy.
Wildlight is the space between the notes, the earth’s undulating pulse, the modern echoes of ancient rhythms. It is a sound that will spark your body into motion and swing your soul into flight. An unlikely pairing of a folk songwriter and an electronic music composer has yielded a new sound; music that gracefully traverses human emotions, but can also jumpstart a party into a syncopated bounce.
The mad-musical scientist known as saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and
trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates deep and funky dance floor jams that rock the party yet still maintain a grace and musical sophistication to engage the listener. His sound is unique and eclectic, therefore it often escapes genre classifications and any current bandwagon caravans. Whatever it is, it has a way of making people get up and get down! The project takes on many manifestations from solo dj sets to full live-band shows under the moniker of "The saQi Ensemble". saQi has performed, collaborated and toured with a wide range of progressive artists including March Fourth Marching Band, Beats Antique, Emancipator, The Polish Ambassador, Bluetech, Russ Liquid, edIT, Rising Appalachia, David Block and The Everyone Orchestra. His music has taken saQi to Europe, Central America, Mexico, India, Canada and all across the 50 states. You can often find saQi performing at premier festivals such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Envision (Costa Rica), Burning Man and beyond.....
Ayla Nereo’s voice hits straight to the heart. Wielding an array of loop-pedals, she layers sweeping vocal melodies into majestic harmonies, weaving in syncopated rhythms and instrumentation to create an immersive soundscape of music medicine. Her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery are water for the thirsty soul; sounds embodying the many folds of our own selves. It is music both timeless and modern; circle songs and roots music meet folktronica. Each performance is a journey: an inspired, wondrous experience that holds you by the heart and doesn’t let go.
Since 2001, Liminus has spent most of his waking hours making paintings and interactive art. In the early months of 2012, however, he left behind most everything he knew and strapped himself into the Polish Ambassador’s space Escalade. Since then, Liminus and the Ambassador have performed over a hundred shows together, co-piloted more than 20,000 miles of American road, and spent untold hours scheming on art in poorly-decorated hotel rooms and desolate airports. This unusually deep collaboration between an electronic musician and a visual artist has propelled the duo into rich creative territory.
In contrast to most musical acts, the Ambassador and Liminus perform side by side, to feed off each other’s inspiration and to put the show’s visual dimension on par with the music. Being in such synergistic flow, and also so intimately acquainted with the music, allows Liminus to create improvisational visuals that are exquisitely attuned to the mood of the music.
When not on stage with Polish, Liminus can usually be found neck-deep in some geeky art shit. While normal people sleep, Liminus feverishly draws, programs, and hacks, endlessly looking for ways to make TPA shows more and more dynamic, immersive, and interactive. To witness the delicious madness he is currently cooking up, get your ass and your eyes down to the nearest Polish Ambassador show.
Younger Brother Productions