Michal Menert at Coda | Philadelphia, PA | December 30th, 2017
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PRETTY LIGHTS PRE-PART w/ MICHAL MENERT



  • Date:Saturday, December 30, 2017
  • Venue:Coda
  • Address:1712 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Age:21+
  • Artists:Michal Menert, Marvel Years, Wax Future
  • Time:11:00 PM

MICHAL MENERT

Colorado-based Michal Menert comes from a complex musical background of playing guitar, keyboards, and dabbling in a variety of other instruments giving him a unique approach to composing his own style. Menert co-produced the debut Pretty Lights album, Taking Up Your Precious Time, released his first solo album, Dreaming of a Bigger Life in the Spring of 2010, and most recently dropped the mega-LP, Even If It Isn’t Right in April 2012. He also performs with Paul Basic under the moniker Half Color. His sound combines obscure vintage samples from both Eastern European and Western vinyl with rich analog synthesis and organic hard hitting beats. It is a fusion of yesterday’s elements and tomorrow’s ideas.

MARVEL YEARS

Cory Wythe, the producer and guitarist better known as Marvel Years, has been making waves within the electro-soul hip-hop community. In just a short period of time, his progression has become impossible to ignore. Much more than your average DJ/producer, Marvel Years is an incredible guitarist that shreds well beyond his years. His approach to blending electronic beats and shredding soulful guitar on his original tracks and remixes creates a sound that is a unique hybrid of EDM combing glitch, retro-funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop. In the wake of his creation leaves listeners with the irresistible urge to get up and move.

Not only have the fans picked up on Marvel Years, he has also caught the attention of other prominent artists. His very first-ever live performance supporting Pretty Lights in Boston, MA (July 2013) has only been followed with an impressive amount of success and opportunities. In August 2013 he made a surprise guest appearance performing two of his tracks along side Mikey Thunder at Pretty Lights sold out Red Rocks show. Later that year, he was invited to hit the road on a multi-week bus tour as support for GRiZ’s Rebal Era Tour. Then, in the fall of 2013, Cory was offered an opportunity to do an official remix for Pretty Lights – “Where I’m Trying To Go” that was released on December 10 on A Color Map of the Sun Remixes.

Gaining wide notoriety from EDM blogs and social media, Marvel Years is a kid with a dream with the talent and the drive to make big moves. His releases, impossible not to love, are primed and ready to help you forget your troubles and enter into a happier state of mind. Keep your eye on this fresh artist who has those smooth funky grooves on lock and become marveled yourself.

WAX FUTURE

‘Wax Future’s name mirrors their sound. Vinyl records are colloquially called “wax”, and in the studio the duo fill their music with their own organic instrumental samples. The duo’s rendition of the blues, jazz, rock or funk is then throttled into the future with melodic synthesizer work and crisp, hard-hitting drum tracks. Their production style is progressive while also harkening back to original experiments into electronic production by conventional musicians i.e. Pink Floyd. Wax Future makes live electronic music with tasteful improvisation and deep roots in hip-hop and soul.’

The band is made up of Connor Hansell (synths & production), Keith Wadsworth (lead guitar & synthesizer), and Gralin Hughes (live digital art). They honed their live performances through slots at F.A.R.M fest alongside of Papadosio and Eoto, and several headlining and support slots in their hometown alongside heavy hitters MiTiS, Mat Zo, and Haywyre. They enjoy the daytime as well as late night where you may have recently caught them supporting Random Rab, and Tauk at Midsummer Night Dream. Their 2nd EP ‘Keep the Memories’ Drops 8.28 via Funkadelphia Recordings.