Magic City w/ Jimmy Edgar at Elsewhere | Brooklyn, NY | January 12th, 2018
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MAGIC CITY w/ JIMMY EDGAR



  • Date:Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Venue:Elsewhere
  • Address:599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Age:21+
  • Artists:Jimmy Edgar, Jubilee, Volvox, Star Eyes, Doctor Jeep, Katie Rex
  • Time:11:00 PM

JIMMY EDGAR

After a two-year break, Detroit producer and wayward star-child Jimmy Edgar debuts on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings armed with an album full of futuristic sleaze. Known for his unique take on jacking house and electro funk, he’s recently been splitting his time between the US and Berlin, exploring transcendental meditation and the boundaries of the nonphysical. This offering is an extension of that journey, bringing eleven tracks of erotic robopop to the table. Titled Majenta, this LP is a departure from his past sound, marking a shift in his own ever-expanding consciousness, as well as another exciting chapter of his musical career.

Each track is an aural manifesto, giving well-deserved nods to his varied musical influences. Close encounters with Detroit legends Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Jimmy’s 2004 signing to Warp Records, and his early exposure to Kraftwerk have all acted as lynchpins in the cultivation of his sound. With a number of releases on Glasstable, Semantica, Nonplus and long player releases on both Warp and !K7, Majenta reflects Jimmy’s evolution as both artist and child of the cosmos.

According to Edgar, the making of the album was steeped in countless synchronicities, continuously reminding him he was on the right path. In contrast with his last LP, XXX, for !K7, which took five years to make, Majenta is more raw, more spontaneous and in his words, ‘more futuristic … than my other music, which played a lot with retro, especially R&B.’

From the outset, Jimmy’s flexing his Kraftwerkian muscle, with vocoder complimenting his own unadulterated voice and ‘80s synthlines bubbling away alongside jazz-funk keyboard riffs. From the raunchy and sexually explicit ‘Take Me on a Sex Drive’ (‘windows down, legs up high’) to the low-lit, hypnotic feel of ‘Attempt to Make it Last’, to the UK garage rhythms of ‘Let Yrself Be’, to the Kiss-era Prince vibe of ‘I Need Your Control’, it’s clear that the postmodern is Edgar’s domain. The Frampton-esque vocals of ‘In Deep’ close out the LP and further cement his envia le place in the intergalactic community.

Spring/Summer 2012 will see Jimmy playing a number of live shows across Europe and the US in support of Majenta (including major festivals such as Glade, UK), as well as his continued exploration into the world of LEDs and synchronized light technology.

JUBILEE

Everyone loves Jubilee. How could they not? The girl is full of positive vibes, from her bubbly DJ sets to her smiley demeanor. She’s long been known as ‘Brooklyn’s bass sweetheart,’ but she’s also an ace DJ, one who can capably move between upfront bass music, sweaty tropical jams, party rap, UK grime, house, techno, R&B, dancehall, and more.

Stylistically, Jubilee may be hard to pin down, but she’s always been a girl on the move, both literally and figuratively. Growing up in South Florida, she immersed herself in the region’s rave culture, dancing the night away at underground breaks parties while spending her days soaking up Miami bass on the radio. Eventually she made the move to NYC, where she quickly infiltrated the DJ circuit with her sticky grooves and comprehensive knowledge of all things bass.

These days, she’s still a regular behind the decks at various clubs and warehouse parties around the globe, but she also teams up with Mixpak label boss and serious badman Dre Skull to put on a banging party of their own called Mixpak Extended Play. Beyond that, she’s even managed to take her talents to the airwaves, hosting her own weekly show called Fireworks on Brooklyn Radio in addition to Mixpak’s new show on Radio Lily.

As if she wasn’t busy enough already, Jubilee has somehow found the time to steadily increase her workload as a producer. Last year saw the release of her Pop It! EP via Mixpak, and she just recently dropped a collaborative record with frequent partner-in-crime Star Eyes via the white-hot Unknown to the Unknown imprint. Throw in remixes of Canblaster, Hydraulix, Creep, and Zuzuka Poderosa, and it’s easy to say the Jubilee is quickly becoming a go-to producer, particularly when artists need to inject their tunes with some infectious energy and dancefloor flavor.

Much like X-Men character from whom she takes her name, Jubilee has got fireworks up her sleeve. We’re just lucky that she’s elected to use her powers for the good of dance parties everywhere.

VOLVOX

Volvox has been pushing the sound and spirit of underground dance culture since 2006. Her sensitive and energetic sets have made her a favorite among party devotees. No matter the situation she captures the crowd with everything from raw acid and EBM-flavored techno, to dreamy sensual deep house.

Based in NYC since 2011, she currently holds one residency in Brooklyn: JACK DEPT. NYC 1st Fridays at notorious underground hotspot Bossa Nova Civic Club with John Barera of Supply Records. Since moving to NYC she has skillfully risen through the ranks of Brooklyn DJs playing breakthrough gigs for The Long Count, Lost Soul, and S!CK parties, opening for dance luminaries such as The Hacker and Tony Humphries.

As a co-organizer and resident DJ of the industrial/techno crossover Black Magic parties in Boston (2007), she developed a series of events that were as much visual experiences as aural. Past guests included DJ duo Dethlab from Detroit, electro-maximalists Motor from London, and minimal techno giants Pan-Pot from Berlin. The Black Magic parties were even given a nod by DJ Hell, who commented that the atmosphere of the events were in the same vein as the work he has been doing himself for the past 10 years.

As part of the Basstown crew she helped bring the hottest live electronic acts and groundbreaking young producers from around the country and the world to Boston. Parties headlined by Gui Boratto, Drop the Lime and Diplo broke new ground for electronic music in Boston (2008). Local legends Passion Pit played their breakout show at Basstown’s Great Scott Residency.

Her former residency Make It New continues to be Boston’s premier party for new House and Techno. While at the helm she spearheaded bringing in an extensive list of international artists such as Marcel Dettmann, Roman Flugel and Sian to play the wonderfully intimate Middlesex Lounge. The weekly party celebrated it’s 10-year anniversary in 2014.

STAR EYES

The name Star Eyes is synonymous with raw underground bass music. A founding member of the world-renowned Trouble & Bass crew, this NYC bat girl causes mayhem around the world with DJ sets and original tracks that swiftly connect the dots between regional American bass sounds and the hardcore continuum—though her style moves across eras and genres, her aesthetic is continually inspired by jungle, old-skool hardcore, and the warehouse parties in which she was raised. Star Eyes is based in Brooklyn, New York, where she runs Chaos Clan—a record label and monthly party. She is also an alumni of Red Bull Music Academy, a radio host on RBMA Radio, and a noted music journalist and curator whose work has appeared in XLR8R, VICE, Spin, and beyond. She has played at EDC, Sonar, Fabric, Rinse FM, and at music festivals from Camp Bisco to Burning Man. With world-class skills and a troublemaker’s attitude to match, Star Eyes has definitely earned the title ‘Brooklyn’s queen of heavy bass.”

DOCTOR JEEP

Doctor Jeep is a 25-year old New York native known to most as Andre Lira. While attending college in Boston he quickly gained notoriety as one of the city’s most eclectic young selectors, blending upbeat house and techno with the global sounds of baile funk, dancehall, old-school uk garage, african percussionism and more. With DJ sets mixing the past, present, and future of dance music in some of Boston and New York’s best clubs, he has proven to adapt to any vibe and make it his own style of party.

Production-wise, Jeep’s music has been described as “a style somewhere between the tropical inclinations of Dutty Artz, the grinding 808 electro of Swamp81, and the breakbeat-heavy sound of 90_s UK rave music.” With three releases on NYC’s Trouble & Bass and DJ support from internationally known artists such as Claude VonStroke, Eats Everything, Shy FX, B.Traits, Hannah Wants, Addison Groove, and My Nu Leng to name a few, the future looks bright for this young producer.