NYC heavyweights FIXED and Let's Play House are, once again, joining forces, to bring back some talent they've invited to play in the past as well as a few new friends!
Tiger & Woods
A secretive duo that captures the moment when disco turned post-disco and folks like Prince and Evelyn "Champagne" King ruled the dancefloor, Germany’s Tiger & Woods perform their DJ sets hiding behind a giant picture of a leopard. Dubbing its sound “future boogie,” the anonymous duo made a name for itself around 2010 thanks to a set of influential live dates and a set of bootleg disco edits released on its own Editainment label.
The Dead Rose Music Company
Few and far between are the artists who manage to be both a producer’s producer and a party-goer’s DJ, but that’s precisely what the mysterious Dead Rose Music Company has managed to achieve.
DRMC creates face-melting, dance floor-destroying original compositions and sexy, sultry disco edits that are decidedly for big metropolitan nightclubs.
Emerging from a shadowy, fictitious narrative he himself crafted in 2010, DRMC has quickly risen to be one of the most sought-after talents on today’s circuit. Thanks in large part to his musical dexterity and versatility; one minute the guy is all reverbed-out, smooth and seductive, the next he’s the centre of the party, belting out bass-heavy, mesmerising house jams.
Underscoring his already diverse discography is a finesse and delicacy that is rarely seen in today’s market. Dead Rose reliably injects an air of the organic into everything he touches, whether it’s by virtue of dropping some fuzzy vinyl crackles and pops into a tune or simply sampling an especially buttery R&B vocal.
So far, DRMC has made records for a handful of lauded imprints; Let’s Play House, WOLF, Kolour, Sleazy Beats, Whiskey Disco and House of Disco and so it’s easy enough to gather that this selection of cuts is just the tip of the iceberg for this already prolific producer.
Canyons’ musical ensemble is hard to define. A theory of opposites attracting, a burgeoning front of beautiful contradictions. Their inspiration exists somewhere between sand dunes and icebergs, volcanoes and valleys, fiction and fact. Musically, Canyons never claim genres and more importantly, they don’t adhere to stereotypes. Striking the elusive balance between creativity, originality and pop sensibility, with an aural likeness to elements of psych, folk, house and everything deep, what is essential to Canyons is that their music evokes a sense of feeling and truth.
Canyons’ story is one of intrigue and mystery, one that can be traced back to the Nether Valley in the outer regions of the Western Australian landscape. Ryan Grieve and Leo Thomson began making music separately, under various guises, before coming together as Canyons. ‘Hole in the Sky’, the record label the two founded together, was their initial musical point of contact and the coming together of their creative minds. The label’s first release garnered two pieces of music individually crafted by Leo and Ryan, but it wasn’t until the label’s second release; ‘the Lovemore EP’, that their combined sound manifested, and the name Canyons was born. Interestingly release number three was the debut EP from a little known Perth band named Tame Impala.
The two went on to remix the likes of Ladyhawke, the Juan Maclean, !!! and of course, Tame Impala, causing a stir at home which was loudly echoed across the pond in the US and Europe. So much so that the band went on to release “Blue Snakes” on esteemed Parisian Label ‘I’m a Cliché, closely followed by their deep, jamming epic, Fire Eyess on the coveted DFA Records. Not a band to rest on their laurels, Canyons then signed with Australian label Modular and began recording their debut album in the zoo-like, sound ranch they call home in inner-city Sydney.
Taking a musical approach guided by intuition and feel, Canyons have forged their own identity amongst a sea of comers, goers and imitators. They traverse the obvious comparisons to whatever is on the radio right now, focusing on creating original music that could be from the past, present or future. Canyons unleash the first taste from their debut album in the form of My Rescuee. The track is an ode to the sun, enlightenment. It is positivity and musical freedom at its very best.
Close your eyes, feel the sun on your face, dance inside and outt Prepare yourselves for the sonic vision that is Canyons.
JDH + Dave P
JDH and Dave P, hailing from New York and Philadelphia respectively, are the duo behind the FIXED parties, which have been running for over nine years. The duo have toured numerous times with Simian Mobile Disco and Soulwax and have recently played Coachella, PS1, Camp Bisco, FYF Fest, and at Pacha Ibiza.
In addition, Dave throws the Making Time and Snacks parties in Philly as well as helping run the RVNG record label. You can catch his "Making Time RADio" show once a month on XPN.