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Gem & Jam Preparty and A Light in the Attic
January 9, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - January 10, 2014 @ 4:00 am PST
Comprised of the musical talents of Matt Madonna and Ryan Anderson, Love and Light hails from the high desert region of the Reno/Tahoe Basin. Creating music that touches their hearts and elevates their souls, the duo’s goal is the uplifting of people across the world through melodic synth lines, complex chord structure, intricate rhythms, and funky, chunky bass lines. Though having a strong focus on midtempo bass music, their span of producing talents are limitless, crossing into the realms of melodic dubstep as well as half-time drum and bass and four-on-the-floor bangers. Whether it is sweaty club, a beautiful outdoor festival setting or enjoying a night at home in the lab, Love and Light music moves humans in a vibrant and deeply conscious way.Comprised of the musical talents of Matt Madonna and Ryan Anderson, Love and Light hails from the high desert region of the Reno/Tahoe Basin. Creating music that touches their hearts and elevates their souls, the duo’s goal is the uplifting of people across the world through melodic synth lines, complex chord structure, intricate rhythms, and funky, chunky bass lines. Though having a strong focus on midtempo bass music, their span of producing talents are limitless, crossing into the realms of melodic dubstep as well as half-time drum and bass and four-on-the-floor bangers. Whether it is sweaty club, a beautiful outdoor festival setting or enjoying a night at home in the lab, Love and Light music moves humans in a vibrant and deeply conscious way.Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.
Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govinda has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, SXSW and more. Govinda’s music has been licensed on shows like ‘Roswell’ WB, ‘Road Rules’ MTV, and ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ Bravo as well as many independent films.
The Govinda live show is truly a multi-sensory experience that features professional dancers, live projections, resonating vocals and a sonical sound-scape. His live experience is full of vibrant energy that plays to its crowd. Govinda performs on Ableton Live accompanied by classical violin. Govinda is currently touring in support of his album ‘Universal On Switch’ which was released independently earlier this year.West Coast Producer/DJ/Vocalist Nicoluminous is on a mission…His unique brand of ‘Glitch-a-delic Soul Whomp’ fuses melodic progressions, futuristic sound design and organic elements into sexy bass drops. His Dj sets are geared toward Dubstep and Glitch Hop with a psychedelic twist. As a Beatboxer/MC, Nico uses his custom effects pedal belt to live loop his beatboxing and vocals like you’ve never seen or heard before. Stay tuned to soundcloud.com/nicoluminous for free tracks and mixes. ????Oakland, California based electronic producer Matthew Suggett aka Insightful creates a lush off kilterd sound combining heavy bass with soulful melodies pushing beat music to new places. Insightful recently performed at one of the largest us festivals, Coachella. His latest remix album ‘The fondle package’ gained much priase from fans and collegues alike. it is hard to pin point a genre on this young up and coming producer when each track conveys a completly different emotion with nostalgic vocal samples and a futuristic deep grooves.
Experimental electronic music producer Matthew Suggett creates under the name Insightful. This 24 year old California native’s sound pallet can go from sexy to weird, real fast. His melodies weave with deep bass lines in turn, complement his groovy percussion. He creates a whole lot more than ‘beats’, he creates songs. He combines nostalgic melodies with drums patterns that leave the listener stuck in their head. Insightful has shared the stage with the likes of Tycho, fLako, Mr. Carmack, MatthewDavid, HeRobust, B.Bravo, and Sango. He has performed at festivals like Coachella, SXSW, and has performed countless shows in the US.
Everyday Insightful is learning and experiencing what it is to be human, he can do nothing else but to translate that experience into art.Check your radar good citizens, that blip you see fast approaching is none other than The Flying Skulls, a nu-school production team that plays live improvisational dub-step, breaks, and electronic music! The group brings the future-soundz of the modern dance music studio and interpolates them through the filter of live improv. With an old school jazz ethos The Skulls combine their tightly-honed electronic and hiphop infused sonic orchestra in a most dirty and crunked-out way.
The Flying Skulls first started melting dance floors in April 2008. Originally the brainchild of Lowpro Lounge co-founder Jeff Wareham (J.Tonal) as a way to bring the precision of the recording studio to the dance floor. J.Tonal had been creating music and throwing events in the SF Bay Area for over 9 years, sharing billing with musicians such as DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Shpongle, Ott, Jack Dangers from Meat Beat Manifesto, and UFO! Growing up in the foothills of Northern California, J.Tonal was forced at an early age to go in search of a different sound. After moving to LA and immersing himself in the Hip Hop and Electronic music scenes, he started producing in a style that crossed between those two genres. In 1999 he moved to SF and met up with James Christopher, founding the Lowpro Lounge, throwing over 200 events all over the world, and starting the innovative record label Lowpro Lounge Recordings. ‘The Skulls live is all crusher material. You’ve got a totally improv beat over here, a live bass line over here, and a funky lead in the middle with live re-sampling of the components… it really gives the listener a musical experience.’
Straight dope on these Flying Skulls guys? They’re dirty. Dirty beats, dirty grimy low-end, mucked up distorted synthesizers, live syncopated beats. The Skulls distill these elements through their battle-tested mix interface into dancefloor-rending sets of huge beats with a cinematic depth meant for the very largest of soundsystems. Chromekids described their sound as, ‘A heavyweight collection of nasty synths, wobbly basslines and crunked out glitchy beats so dirty you’d swear they robbed their MPC players off a crack dealer.’