We’ve just added Jim-E Stack to the bill:
Hot Sugar (born Nick Koenig) eschews most standard recording techniques for a process he calls associative music: “Associative Music is a style of music that evokes those developed emotional and physical reactions to sound in tandem with the power of melody and rhythm.” This entails a production method that requires a lot of field recording and sample tweaking. Hot Sugar takes everyday sounds and turns them into a snare drum, or records drums under a bridge with a tape recorder and converts the audio into an Amen-style break. Nick has worked with The Roots on their latest album, Undun, and has produced a number of tracks for Das Racist. Hot Sugar’s not like most hip hop producers today; he detests traditional sampling, started his music career shadow producing for big name artists, and may or may not be working with Michel Gondry on a new music project.
His EP Moon Money is out now.
Raja aka Lord Raja aka InfinitiRock aka Chester Anand has been producing beats on tape since elementary school. Seriously. Listen to the 20min tape below, featuring all music produced before Chester could legally buy a beer. No surprise then that Raja is one of the most prolific beat wizards around. Follow his soundcloud and chances are you’ll hear at least one new beat a week. Brooklyn label Astro Nautico released not one, but three albums from Raja last year, all of which hit on different genres. Raja has talent for miles, and long career ahead of him, mark these words…
Lotide is one Devon Hansen, recent NYC resident after spending his formative years on the West Coast. He’s produced videos for the Wedidit Collective and remixes for Svetlana Industries, all the while working on a healthy amount of dubs that are in desperate need of getting pressed to vinyl. (ATTN good labels: reach Devon at firstname.lastname@example.org). He just performed at Free Candy in BK at the latest Astro Nautico party featuring FaltyDL – if you missed him then, well lucky you we’ve just added Lotide to our next Last.fm Live In NYC show.
Lastly, New York (by way of St Andrews, Scotland) electronic blog The Kort will handle DJ duties at doors and between sets. Expect lots of records ranging from hip hop to West African calypso to hit the needle as PT* & Cambo (Jaws vs Paws) helm the decks. Stream 20+ mixtapes from the crew here.
Tickets for the August 17th show at Spike Hill are on sale now.