Saturday April 11, 2009
8:00pm – 4:00 / $5
Coco66, 66 Greenpoint Ave
The Future Is Beautiful’s goal is to bring a fine selection of live electronic music and visual performances to Brooklyn and NYC, spanning genres and styles. We curate our events based on the simple idea that music feels good, and if presented in the proper environment the feelings of the artists are broadcast and picked up by the listeners.
Early evening (from 8 – 11) we present down-tempo listening music. We curate the early evening to be a genre-spanning multi-media experience. All of the acts are selected not only for their musical content, but for the visual experience they provide as well. We set up chairs in the space so you can sit down and enjoy the sights and sounds without having to be distracted by standing. Things really do sound different when you can sit. You can even order food. It is a truly amazing experience – seating is limited, so arrive early.
As the evening progresses, the lights go down, and the music picks up. The chairs disappear and the night transforms. Around midnight everything is complete and the night is alive.
The whole experience is gradual, and wonderfully spiritual. If you haven’t been to a TFIB event yet than you really are missing something special. A pristine and clear sound system, visual stimulation, a respectful and attentive crowd, and a venue that is intimate.
Welcome to The Future Is Beautiful.
This month we bring you a fine selection of performances spanning the genres of drone and folktronic to hip hop and techno.
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
( ) – sheets of ecstatic drones / Parenthesis Music
Praveen – Harmonium and toy piano folktronica with Pandatone on visuals / Music Related & Moodgadget
Mon.key.pod – MPC laden hip-hop funk / Cook Street Elite
Mux Mool – grimey hip-hop & new disco / Ghostly International & Moodgadget
Atomly – first proper liveset this year / Atomiq & Wolf + Lamb
With TFIB RESIDENTS:
THIS MONTH’S ARTIST BIOS
( ) / Parenthesis Music
Sheets of ecstatic drones
( ) is a sound artist essentially, but also works with video and sound in performance and installation settings doing interactive and ambient-reactive installations. ( ) uses a laptop computer to create a variety of sound and image.
Praveen / Music Related & Moodgadget
Harmonium and toy piano folktronica, with Pandatone on visuals
Praveen Sharma has been making music for most of his life, and has contributed releases to AI, Neo Ouija, and Expanding Records. He also runs Percussion Lab, a hub for underground electronic music and exclusive DJ sets, in addition to being an avid live performer and event organizer in New York City. His most recent set of releases are based on a profound journey through his family’s native India. During his journey Praveen gathered a minidisk full of field recordings and voices. Upon his return to the US, Praveen accompanied by Kranky’s Benoit Pioulard crafted ‘Song Spun Simla’ based on these sounds. SSS, Praveen’s second album is available now, on NYC’s Music Related Records. In addition, this month marks the release of Songs Spun Simla remixes, on NYC’s Moodgadget.
Mon.key.pod / Cook Street Elite
MPC laden hip-hop funk
MON.KEY.POD is Christian Eric Reinhardsen, Justin Miller, and Ryan Casey. Utilizing a mix of analogue synth, wet bass, dirty drums and static laden samples, Mon.Key.Pod composes a cinematic blend of dark electronic rock and hard hip hop. The result is a mixture of science fiction monkeys, b-movie horror, psychedelic dance party’s, 8-bit crunk, and dirty south heavy metal. Add to this some gritty VHS video projection and Mon.Key.Pod’s live show is truly something to be heard, seen, and felt.
Mux Mool / Ghostly International & Moodgadget
Grimey hip-hop & New Disco
Brooklyn’s Mux Mool is set to blow it up in 2009. Mux rose to popularity after inclusion on iTunes’ best of 2006 list, with the classic “Lost and Found.” His hard work and productions solidified him as an iTunes triple-threat in 2008. With the help of a remix by Machinedrum he claimed: Best Track “Death 9000 (Machinedrum Remix),” Best New Artist” for the “Drum EP,” and a slot on the Best Instrumental Album, Moodgadget’s “The Synchronicity Suite”.
Atomly / Atomiq & Wolf + Lamb
First Live PA of 2009
Known throughout NYC, Berlin and Chicago, Atomly is a fixture in the dance music. He DJs regularly at underground techno weeklies and after hours parties, where he folds deep-grooved machine music into heavy doses of housey soul with ease. Releasing his productions on his own Atomiq Records as well as Brooklyn’s Wolf + Lamb imprint, Atomly is no stranger to making the music others play. Pushing boundaries and making weird sounds is his style, and we are honored to have Atomly perform his first LIVE PA of 2009 at The Future Is Beautiful this month.
Isomer Transition / Archipel & Moodgadget
Live PA & DJ Set, Mixed
With current releases on Pheek’s well-respected Archipel Musique and the Ghostly International subsidiary Moodgadget, and with an upcoming inclusion on Claude VonStroke’s Fabric mix CD, Isomer Transition is quietly and consistently making a name for himself. This month Isomer will be performing a special set, both DJing and performing a Live PA, mixed together. A genre-spanning mix of vintage, released and unreleased tracks combined with on-the-spot programming and new material. Definitely something to be heard.
Patrick Gallagher / SP9
Patrick has been involved with the Underground New York Dance scene since 98?. First and foremost as a fan, then visual artist, and finally an event promoter and DJ. Though all his endeavors its always been about the music. Believing that there are always only 2 kinds of music, that of good and bad. He is inspired by the sounds and sights of the NYC and the increasing ability to layer new and different elements together.
As a Brooklyn based digital artist, Patrick inhabits a place where the technology enhances reality and creative output. His DJ Style is layered with everything from Funk and Techno to Hard House and Tribal with accents and subtexts of Electro and Hip Hop.
Moving Image Visualist
CHiKA is a live media artist working in the international VJ and experimental music scene. Her performances vary from minimalist geometric patterns to unique compositions overflowing with a variety of forms and color.
Since CHiKA started performing live in the summer of 2004 she has performed at WMC2009, The Museum of Modern Art, Mutek, The Mapping Festival, Decibel festival, Eyebeam, Monkeytown, The Issue Project, Galapagos Art Space, Tonic, as well as private parties, festivals, events, galleries and night clubs.
And so that wraps up this edition of
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