Euphonic Conceptions , Dj Dials & 1015 Folsom Present:
FRIDAY MAY 23
DJEMBA DJEMBA (Mad Decent)
Mikos Da Gawd (Soulection)
& More !
visuals by jake lion & teeps
@ 1015 Folsom
Adv tickets : http://xxyyxx-ec.eventbrite.com
XXYYXX is the electronic project of Orlando, FL’s Marcel Everett. Starting purely out of experimentation, Marcel’s taste for electronic music has evolved from the low-fidelity of vintage sounds to crisp and clean scenes of serenity. Improvisational jazz and abstract hip-hop serve as worthy emblems of inspiration. His productions take steps across a unique spectrum of bass-heavy sounds with experience in minimalist ambience. Provoking a myriad of images, the music is meditative and emotive. R&B rhythms and soulful melodies are staples that propel the music forward, creating open environments that feed into moments of movement. Marcel makes BPM’s oscillate and breathe, coalescing an experiment of the last 20 years of R&B and electronic music. Between claps, snaps, and claves, broad notes of low end bass balance the way his percussion pulls you in various directions. His overt productions invoke a sense of luxury, being anything but vulnerable.
Djemba Djemba is music born from a state of permanent contradiction, held together by one underlying and adaptive principle: rhythm. Experimenting with polyrhythms, 90’s FM synths, and the all-important 808 Kick, Djemba Djemba crafts a sound that is both intelligent as it is brain numbing. It’s easy to detect the influence of UK Bass music currently dominating clubs, yet at the same time feel altogether new, and in stride with the response taking place in New York, Chicago, Boston, and his home in Los Angeles. With releases on Mad Decent, his own imprint Rabbit Records, and Beat Team Supreme, Djemba’s music has been supported by the likes of Diplo, The Gaslamp Killer, Rusko, Baauer, Obey City, Major Lazer, Paul Devro, and BBC Radio 1. With exciting collaborations in the works with some of the biggest names in EDM, and his finger on the pulse of the latest dance music via his co-club night The Melt, Djemba Djemba certainly has a few surprises on the horizon.