Tuesday, April 3. 8PM. $10.
Pamela_ is the solo music project of Alessandra Hoshor, an Atlanta-based multimedia artist, and 1/2 of evil dance project BIG DED. Their microtonal compositions build up from slow perceptual movements into heavy dance sets full of deconstructed vocals. Pamela_ is microtonal, cerebral dance music. Fragmented, off-kilter anxiety techno with an emphasis on texture, pattern, and rhythm. Familiar palettes are rearranged and presented in a form completely alien, opening new pathways to what is possible within the realm of electronic composition without ever underestimating the power of suggestion…effectively like looking into the eyes of your best friend for the first time again.
Protect-U is the studio project of Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko, who are associated with the new breed of dance music producers from in and around Washington DC, coming from a similar background as Ital, Innergaze and Beautiful Swimmers, with a history of playing alongside Mi Ami, Blues Control, Slava, Steve Moore & Pissed Jeans, among others. Mike is also co-owner of the very cool record label Future Times, alongside Andrew Field-Pickering a.k.a. Maxmillion Dunbar, who is also one half of Beautiful Swimmers.
The music they make is a bottom up take on dance music created out of sessions jamming on analog gear that got serious, resulting in a brittle, but soft & exuberant house music, thoughtfully pared down to the fundamentals and kissed by sunshine and good times. Their first two EPs on Future Times have attracted lots of the right kind of attention, and this three tracker follows in the same trajectory.
The garbled singe of magnetic tape ripped out of a cassette deck. Elegiac synth swells blasted through distortion. The incessant crunch of one lonely kick drum. Craned over his table of synths and electronics, Radiator Greys (Josh Levi) layers together expansive live sessions flecked with textural juxtapositions and torrents of mix-consuming disorder.