Up Until Now
Jay Murphy of Up Until Now has so far lived his life completely centered and orbiting around music. He comes from a collective past involved in bands with genres of reggae, world beat, rock, hip-hop, funk, electro-pop, and even heavy metal. With this new project, he distills the pure essence in music that has always driven him, and channels it into electronic dance music with the sole purpose of making bodies move. When you get talent of this type with huge broad experience, and focus it into one vision, you best believe that it burns like a laser. Now, add human drumming machine Kyle Holly from jamtronica band Noise[Org], and you have a serious live electronic force to be reckoned with. Since playing his first show in early 2010, Murphy as Up Until Now has performed across the country from Portland to Jacksonville, and from New York City to Austin. He has been blessed to share the stage with such acts as Snoop Dogg, STS9, Big Gigantic, The New Deal, Bonobo, Two Fresh, and Emancipator, just to name a few. In the summer of 2011 he was featured at some of the top music festivals in the country such as Camp Bisco X, the Regeneration Music and Arts Festival, and the Blackwater Music Festival. After building up considerable momentum in 2011, Up Until Now is in the midst of a huge year in 2012. Don't miss his climactic show tonight at Highline Ballroom.
ZOOGMA combines the sonic diversity and precision of a DJ with the excitement and immediacy of a four piece rock group. Known for their energetic performances and retina pleasing light show, the band consistently dishes out heavy-weight beat-driven dance parties across the nation. Sets are kinetic, combining live improvisation with carefully crafted beats and melodic textures.
With the release of their debut album, Recreational Vehicles, along with a relentless tour schedule, the four members have already added their unique voice to the live electronic-rock scene. Evolving in Oxford, MS, ZOOGMA’s sound can be described as an eclectic fusion of Electronica, Rock, and Hip-Hop. This blend of genres results in a musical experience that appeals to a range of audiences, with a sound that is refreshingly original yet steeped in the dance music tradition.