Together Festival: Jacques Green + Pearson Sound at TBA, Boston, MA | May 16th, 2014
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TOGETHER FESTIVAL: MARTYN vs PEARSON SOUND



  • Date:Friday, May 16, 2014
  • Venue:TBA
  • Artists: Jacques Greene, Pearson Sound
    Promoters: Together Festival
  • Time:11:00 pm

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Together Boston is an annual celebration of music, art and technology, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The festival was first held in February, 2010, with continually broadening scope of musical genres as well as a thorough exploration of the art and technology sectors.

Through a week-long series of educational and professional discussion panels, art installations, film screenings, and musical performances at venues around the Boston/Cambridge area, Together Boston attracts tens of thousands each May. Although historically based in Boston, the festival has found its footing across the Charles River in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts and expects to be working closely with Cambridge City Hall in 2013.

In 2012, Together hosted musical artists such as Photek, RJD2, Mala,Todd Edwards, Dillon Francis, Nero, Phill Niblock, 6th Borough Project and more, while hosting film screenings for the Chemical Brothers movie Don’t Think, as well as the Electric Daisy Carnival documentary.

 

OK so we can’t tell you much about this one yet, except that it’s at a secret location. Oh and that it’s going to be amazing because it’s Martyn vs Pearson Sound. It’s a pretty cool pairing, given how both of them have released music in pretty much every genre you can think of.

MARTYN

Martijn Deijkers’, aka Martyn’s, unique strand of bass defies easy categorisation. Yet no matter the genre, tempo or drum pattern, there always remains that immersive, intricately detailed and rhythmically precise sound: to his fans and admirers, it’s known simply as ‘Martyn Music.’ A unique character that’s become emblematic for all that’s forward thinking in dubstep and techno, a defiant out-of-the-box mentality is pushed into his every artistic venture, side-stepping convention and continually stepping forward towards what’s new. Or, more often than not, what’s next.

Throughout the many turns and layers of his winding career, the Holland native (and now Washington DC resident) has always stood in a scene of his own. Never a complete outsider but never quite one to fit in, each of his releases is a progression on from where he left off, and an evolution into where the electronic world is likely to move in the near future.

His first releases in 2005 (on Play:Musik and Marcus Intalex’s Revolve:r imprint), for instance, indicated a tendency towards the dub end of the spectrum. Drawing on his roots in techno and house, as much as a still fertile dubstep scene, his ‘Broken’ EP on Revolve:r in ’07 blurred the lines entirely. And though his releases that followed on Tempa, Applepips and Hessle Audio (including his scene-altering remix of TRG’s ‘Broken Heart’) made thorough rounds in dubstep circles, there was a distinct nod to future 4/4 explorations, and served as a tip-off that he was on his way to forming a new, uncharted genre altogether.

“I was always interested in the technology side of things – synthesizers and science fiction and lazers and transformers and robots…that was really my thing. I have been buying music for as long as I can remember, really; as soon as I got a weekly allowance I spent it on 7” singles and albums. When I was studying I went clubbing a lot, there were a couple of clubs that I used to frequent, and I just got drawn to the music, really. In the early 90s, I heard Chicago house and Detroit techno for the first time in a club; from then onwards that was kind of my thing, but I kept following bands as well, so for me not all music was electronic. I never thought I would play a role in music myself.” – Martyn

In summer of 2011, Martyn plans to take his performances – and his musical creations – to the next level, by merging sounds and visuals into a brilliantly interactive live show that will tour the festival rounds. With the album, ‘Ghost People,’ which is on the verge of being released on Brainfeeder this summer, Martyn takes his sound into astral heights, paving his way towards perhaps the most unexpected direction yet. Adjective-heavy journalists and genre-name creators be warned: that next sound is here.

JACQUES GREENE

In less than two years, this enigmatic 21-year old house producer from Montreal has given the current musical landscape progressively deeper ideas of what house music can mean in the new decade. With a slew of remixes and original releases that haven’t skipped a beat, the talented songwriter has already collaborated with Katy B, Radiohead, and Jimmy Edgar.

As new artists compete with each other so brutally for attention these days. Jacques simply toured. Playing top European venues such as Fabric Live, Plastic People, Panoramabar and major festivals like Sonar, MUTEK, the Bloc Weekender and Bozar Electronic Weekender, he steadily conquered each crowd with his undeniably potent songs and infectious demeanor. With “Another Girl”, all the hype came to him. Tearing down the gate with two EPs on LuckyMe and Nightslugs, and nothing short of an anthem on the latter’s Allstars compilation, he grew as the best artists do. With quality releases and unforgettable live shows.

As the initial disbelief at how young he was, his love of heart aching RnB, his mysterious appearance, and who/what he uses to record begins to sink further and further back into the pages of Google, the initial hype will be followed by better and better music.

Limited run white labels, a jaw-dropping analog live show, and the launch of his own imprint Vase Records will further establish his vision. This plan was a long time coming.

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