Dance

J-Best - Hip Hop Artist to Perform at "Write-On" Songwriter Session 03.27

Comin’ up this month is the inaugural “Write-On” event where four emerging local songwriters will be on stage together telling their stories and playing their songs for everyone. One of the artists that will be performing at this particular event will be J Best. This multi talented artist not only writes and performs but also works in production and artist development. Learn more about J Best’s many projects along with Kyra Mastro, Trevor Larose and Emily Shultz at Supermarket in Kensington on Wednesday March 27th for “Write-On”. – Kris Gies

   

LEFTI celebrates the release new EP "Discoteca" 04.04

Nu-Disco continues its resurgence with artists like LEFTI whose new EP Discoteca is a full-blown ode to the intoxicating rhythms of '70s NYC Disco and '80s European dance music. Inspired by the colorful disco show posters he saw scattered across the streets of Spain during his childhood family vacations, LEFTI (real name Alex Suarez) injects a heavy dose of house and funk into each song. The lead single “Every Time” (ft. Spencer Ludwig) is a powerhouse of high bass harmonics, snappy snare hits, and of course Ludwig’s fantastic trumpet. New cuts of “Make You Mine” and “All Night” also bring LEFTI’s classic disco influences to light with percussive beats and guitar riffs that would make Nile Rodgers proud. LEFTI will celebrate the release of Discoteca on April 4th at the Toucan Sounds label launch party at Freehold in Brooklyn, NY. - Rene Cobar

   

Carlie "Spare Me"

Carlie (aka Emily Carlile Nichols) has release her first two singles, “Spare Me” and “Better Suitor”. This is powerfully minimal independent Pop, and follows up her previous work as Emily Nichols nicely.

You can catch Carlie tonight, March 8th, at Tonic Room with Gibbz and on March 24th at The Boxcar.

   

New Track: "Fall of '74" - Grimace Federation

“Fall of ’74” is the new single from Grimace Federation, which features original band member Zack Zweig on vibraphone, second drum kit and Fender Rhodes. It was recorded at Soma Studios by producer/musician John McEntire (Tortoise, Sea and Cake, Stereolab etc). A warped spin, as though a helicopter is hanging overhead, merges with the clarity of the vibraphone and the ramping up of bass, as drums launch the song into action. A free-flowing, jazz-prog aesthetic melds in the delightfully morphing, musical movement.

   

Butcher and The Florist

Butcher and The Florist is the Synth-Pop duo of Kendel Lester and Jody Miller. They recently released their debut single, “Ordinary Love”, which is a dance floor ready track, screaming for endless remixes.

Last year the duo drop a collection of covers, including a fun take on the Bee Gee classic “Stayin' Alive”.