2:00pm – 4:00pm
L.A. Takedown – Live Session
On their new album II, L.A. Takedown align the moody grandeur of a film score with the pure melodicism of pop. Led by Los Angeles-based composer/multi-instrumentalist Aaron M. Olson, the seven-piece band delivers a guitar-driven take on synth-pop that’s inspired its own genre. “Bjorn Copeland of Black Dice once described L.A. Takedown to me as ‘Baywatch Krautrock,’” Olson recalls. “I found myself saying, ‘Well, you know…it’s not not that—works for me!” Still, despite any association with oceanic hedonism, II ultimately leaves it to the listener to dream up their own imaginary movie for each beautifully sprawling track to live in.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
CALLIE w/guest Talsounds – CUTS 01
CUTS 01 / a melting pot of dark wave electronic, footwork, bounce, hip hop, jazz and textured instrumentals all linked together by a cacophony of samples which have been cut, chopped, and screwed from vinyls excavated from the depths of dollar bins around Los Angeles and beyond.
This episode of CUTS 01 features special guest, Talsounds.
Natalie Chami adopted the TALsounds moniker in 2009 for her solo explorations in the drone, ambient, and electro-acoustic improv disciplines. In live performance, Chami’s analog synthesizers weave together into drifting loops that evolve in tandem with her vocal leads and choral harmonies. Her meditative sessions stretch into hypnotizing depths of stream-of-consciousness multi-instrumental input, sinking into expanses of infinite sustain and cresting into bursts of noise from an arsenal of oscillators and effects pedals. After a series of tape releases on labels like Hausu Mountain and Moog’s own physical imprint, Chami released her first TALsounds LP, Love Sick, with New York’s Ba Da Bing Records. As a member of free music trio Good Willsmith, she has toured the country and released eight albums since 2012, including the LPs The Honeymoon Workbook (2014) and Things Our Bodies Used To Have (2016) on Mexico City-based label Umor Rex. Chami also performs as half of ambient duo l’eternebre. She is Lebanese, was born in Ontario, and lives in Chicago.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
DJ Rachael – Guest DJ Set
British DJ Rachael cut her teeth in the glitter filled gay bars of east London, peddling spangly disco, chiffon infused Italo and the campest hi-nrg known to man via her very first party Les Poppeurs at world renowned queer venue Dalston Superstore. Now based at South London record store Rye Wax, she’s started throwing the secretly feminist rave Il Telefono, highlighting amazing non male DJs like DJ Bus Replacement Service, Luz (Room 4 Resistance/Berlin) and iona (Field Manuevers/UK). This commitment to true underground music combined with a lasting affection for the roots of dance music in queer disco informs all her DJ sets and radio shows.
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Amirali – Guest DJ Set
Space, depth and texture are three words that truly capture Amirali’s sonic signature and characterize the intricate musical world in which he operates. Emerging onto the scene in 2012, it was this distinctive sonic style that gained his ‘In Time’ LP such enormous critical acclaim. Shortlisted for album of the year by Clash Magazine and hailed as “an example of perfect craftsmanship” by Resident Advisor, this young producer had created a ripple in the ocean which would transform into a tidal wave.
With a revitalized creativity Amirali has grand plans for 2018 and the beyond; he is conceptualizing a new live stage show which will be performed following the release of the album and Dark Matters will continue to cultivate, maintaining a commitment to unearthing and displaying new talent as well as exhibiting Amirali’s refined musical statement. Imagination and originality are key ingredients needed for Amirali to flourish, it is with these ideas and a fresh outlook that he mobilizes his creativity and presses forward.
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