Braille (Friends of Friends)
Braille is better known as Praveen, who forms Sepalcure together with Machinedrum. He uses this new alias for his house orientated output, mixing influences from Chicago, Detroit and the UK effortlessly. His debut release on Rush Hour, "The Year 3000", ships April 25th.
Archie Pelago [Percussion Lab / Mister Saturday Night]
Archie Pelago is a live/production outfit emphasizing the fusion of instrumental textures and experimental beat landscapes. The Brooklyn-based trio is comprised of Cosmo D (cello/ableton wizard), Kroba (sax/fx) and Hirshi (dj/trumpet). Joining forces in late summer of 2010, Archie Pelago has been committed to producing powerful tunes inspired by contemporary bass music culture. Combining an electronic method with their unmistakable chamber approach, when the three guys get in a room together, magic happens-- with their productions and groundbreaking live experience. Having played with the likes of Shigeto, Ben UFO, Oneman, XI, Wheez-ie and more, Archie's unique live set has been praised for balancing their original music with live remixes of their favorite dance jams. Reeling off of their recent single released on Car Crash Set, Archie is poised to be dropping several original releases and remixes in 2012 including their unmistakable re-work of Distal and HxdB's "Booyant", out in January on the venerable Tectonic imprint.
The monthly Turrbotax parties have become a staple in New York’s underground electronic music scene, catering to dancers looking for a different club experience. At the head of the party/label, along with Rem Koolhaus is cofounder and resident DJ, Contakt. Throughout the years, the label heads have refined their parties to ban photography and withhold lineup information to remind people that, “Turrbotax is not an indie-rock concert; it’s a loud, banging, sweaty dance party.” With his far-reaching collection of electronic music drawing from UK influences, classic New York garage, Chicago house, and Detroit techno, he’s bound to curate a set that will get the party bumping.
Brooklyn-based, Hoosier-bred Nooka Jones is a DJ rooted in emotion and dancing. No regard for stereotypes or trends, he glides between house, disco, techno and beyond with ease. His parties range in venues, but his vibe never does-- always soulful and introspective, with a heavy lean on the groove. Nooka holds down the residency at Brookyln's eclectic Percussion Lab as well as a newly developed Thursday weekly at Cameo Lounge. While playing with Pearson Sound, Scuba and Francois K are some of Nooka's more notable moments, his late afternoon jaunts in SF's Mission Dolores Park and yearly stints at Boston's Together Festival rank among his favorite gigs.