https://soundcloud.com/leyouth https://www.facebook.com/LeYouth https://www.instagram.com/leyouth/ https://twitter.com/leyouth http://leyouth.com/ 90s sounds refracted through a thoroughly modern aesthetic. [...]
90s sounds refracted through a thoroughly modern aesthetic. Tracks that are serious about moving a dance floor full of people without coming on too strong. Breezy California vibes touched by a twist of European flair and an air of mystery. This is what Le Youth is about.
Wes James is the slightly enigmatic Angeleno behind Le Youth, a producer without a past whose music is steeped in it. His signature sound is a blend of Clinton-era R&B and the house music that was lighting up dancefloors and radio stations around the globe during the same period, and the leisurely grooves, airy synthesizers, and pop hooks of a song like his debut single “C O O L” that can easily pull a listener back to the pre-millennial, pre-Internet days when dance music offered a transcendentally blissful brand of hedonism that’s considerably harder to find on today’s macho-tinged EDM landscape.
Le Youth’s already attracted the attention of taste-making dance music bloggers and DJ’s the world over, and his music has continued to impress with each successive release including “Dance With Me,” “Feel Your Love,” “Girl,” and well-received remixes for the likes of Disclosure, RAC, The Knocks, SIA, Katy Perry and Chromeo.
As a performer, his effortless sets are a reminder of what is the true art of DJing; supreme track selection. In a time of hyper technologized DJ performance and access to limitless music, Le Youth manages to craft unique sets full of original, interesting sounds. The combinations of mind-blowing grooves and cleverly used samples that are intertwined in a hypnotic flow of beats, let Le Youth takes you on a journey where the music, not clever gadgets, do the talking.
Fall 2016 will see the beginning of a new chapter in Le Youth’s already illustrious musical story, kicking off with the HOMEWERK Tour across North America. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg… watch this space as there is much more about to be revealed!
(Thursday) 9:00 am
http://www.closetalker.ca/ http://twitter.com/closetalkerband http://facebook.com/closetalkerband https://www.instagram.com/closetalkerband Close Talker is the exalted indie rock trio from Saskatoon, Canada. Formed in [...]
Close Talker is the exalted indie rock trio from Saskatoon, Canada. Formed in 2012, the band has made great strides in a short period of time: two releases, numerous tours throughout North America, Europe, and the UK, and international attention from revered and critically acclaimed blogs and publications. Close Talker is a band born and raised in the Canadian prairies, made up of childhood friends Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud, and Christopher Morien. Since becoming a trio in the summer of 2015, the band has now honed their craft, creating a more vast and iconic sound that is turning heads and drawing crowds around the world.
Close Talker is set to release their latest recording Lens April 21, 2017 through Nevado Music (worldwide) and DevilDuck Records (Europe). The 10 song LP showcases the band’s maturity and poise, while entering new realms of pop sensibility. Produced by Matt Peters (Royal Canoe, Waking Eyes) and mixed by Marcus Paquin (The National, Arcade Fire, Local Natives), Lens unleashes musical talent and precision without sacrificing the raw energy, homegrown feel, and vulnerability of the band’s acclaimed live show. The more subtle track ‘Afterthought’ received high praise and regular rotation on NPR’s World Cafe, stating the song is “as intimate as it is earnest… it’s expansive and as a result, an invitation to lean right in.” While Lens remains an energetic and urgent blend of rhythmically driven grooves and spacious indie rock, the band continues to evolve as one of Canada’s mostinnovative and, according to Q Magazine, most exciting exports.
Over the course of the band’s existence, Close Talker has constantly refined their approach to music, composition, and poetry, focusing more on content that pries while still remaining accessible. Writing and recording Lens during the harsh desolate prairie winter lead the band to new depths of creativity while still trusting instincts and simplicity. Lens is to be experienced in a linear, introspective light, as the lyrics illustrate the sober bias (lens) towards one’s social life. Loaded with heavy drums, thick keys, and always-special guitars, rivalled only by sincere vocals, the band has now entered a state that forges an earnest expression from every vantage point. For Close Talker, Lens marks a new chapter: creating music more authentic than ever before
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission: $5 This is a 18+ event Commonwealth Collectors Club, is happening again featuring vintage clothing, local art, handmade jewelry, records and other interesting knick-knacks, our curated market has something for everyone; [...]
This is a 18+ event
Commonwealth Collectors Club, is happening again featuring vintage clothing, local art, handmade jewelry, records and other interesting knick-knacks, our curated market has something for everyone; including most of the original vendors from previous editions as well as some new great talent. DJs will be spinning records and the bar will be serving up mimosa’s, so there’s no better way to start off your Sunday!
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm