Hy-Tekk Productions is proud to presents SHLOHMO with XXYYXX and more!
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
[ The Granada Theater | Lawrence, KS ]
[ ALL AGES // Doors @ 7:00 PM // 21+ to Drink]
[ H8R Feelings / Hip Hop/ RnB/ Trap // Los Angelas, CA ]
An LA native, Laufer grew up listening to "stuff like DJ Shadow, Amon Tobin, M83stuff with some sort of cinematic vision." He started making beats when he was 14, but "didn't really do it with any sort of purpose until I was like 17 or 18. That was also around the time he and his friends, already fans of Flying Lotus, discovered Low End Theory. Shlohmo has rocketed onto our radar screen in recent months with his lo-fi, psychedelic mix of abstract hip-hop, bouncy synth-funk, breezy trip-hop, and what sounds like lost Mo' Wax gems from an alternate future.
His tracks swarm from dirty textures, strange sounds and obscured samples. It's not hip-hop what you hear, but the echoes are clearly there.
[ RnB/ Downtempo/ IDM/ Hip Hop // Orlando, FL ]
XXYYXX is Marcel Everett.
Marcel works out of his bedroom creating harmonious music that provokes emotion and transmits vivid images of peace and stillness. R&B rhythms and vocal samples are staples that propel the music forward, creating open environments that feed into moments of movement. Marcel has the ability to make you feel like you’re on multiple trains moving at various speeds. His sensibilities draw on musical elements that make for great pop music in a modern, if not futuristic context. You get the feeling that if aliens dreamed up a planet made of music, that XXYYXX would be one of its keynote residents. It’s meditative and calming, yet yields, separates, and bumps. From the expanses he creates to the polar opposite of pulsating breaks, contours are rounded by evocative vocal melodies and skill.
With XXYYXX, space proves predominant. This is otherworldly music has more patience than the average bear, as he seems to make BPM’s oscillate and breathe. He perfectly unites everything good about the last 20 years of R&B and electronic music. With vocals reeling you in, the rest is a question of scenery. Whether the hook is sped up, slowed down, or both, this music is all about juxtaposition. Broad notes of low end bass balance the way 4-6 percussion parts pull your ear in various directions, only to convene in pockets perfectly. What’s unique about this music is how Marcel Everett has blurred history. It’s clear from the resulting sounds that he’s versed, incredibly intentional, and is dead set on blending decades through sound. “I see my music being more experimental in the next 10 years… Music should be free-flowing and expressive.”
If XXYYXX’s music gets farther out than where it currently resides, then the future of music is in seriously deft hands. Between claps, snaps, and claves, XXYYXX makes for audio candy.
XXYYXX’s releases are available via digital download on Relief In Abstract.
[ Bass Music // Kansas City, MO ]
"Ben Hargis AKA Sigrah born and raised in Kansas City, MO has been a musician since the early age of 10 years old. He has played percussion in numerous bands and side projects throughout his musical career, but it wasn't until late 2009 when he first started playing bass music.
Having a keen ear for rhythm, his mixing skills quickly progressed and he was eager to prove so. With the inspiration and support of other local DJ's, he began to branch out rinsing everything from Hip Hop, House, 2-Step, UK Funky, Juke, Trap, Moombahton, Dubstep, and Drum n Bass. With his big track selection and unique blends, Sigrah will be sure to keep it fresh, and keep you on your toes.
As of 2011 Sigrah began producing original tracks, remixes and edits and has received local, national, and international support along the way. He is also 1/2 of the collaborative juke/footwork project, Druthers & Drips, with veteran DJ and Producer FSTZ.
In September of 2012, Sigrah saw his first release with a remix of fellow KC producer Andrew Sinclair's 'Nite Drift' on Think 2wice Records. Since then, Sigrah has been steadily cranking out tracks and has no clear intention of letting up anytime soon. 2013 is sure to be a burgeoning year for this young DJ and producer."
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