I profiled Soul Clap, Boston's biggest edm export on the international scene, in today's Boston Globe.They've got a new album out this week "EFUNK", singles from which you can check out below on their SoundCloud page.
When Boston is mentioned to people around the world, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A city full of fictional Affleckian rogues? Tom Brady’s haircut? Our uniquely enthused sports fans? Possibly.More reviews and music below.
But if you bring the focus in a little closer to the world of electronic music, and start asking around the beaches of Ibiza or Miami, or in the clubs in Berlin and London, for example, the answer will most likely be the DJ and producer duo Soul Clap.
|still, somehow, has more of a hat on than the Soul Clap guys in this pic|
I reviewed the new Jason Mraz record the other day in the Globe as well. Surprisingly, I didn't like it that much. I'd embed a song but I like you guys too much for that.
For the skeptical, songs like “Living in the Moment,” yet another effective swallow of musical Prozac about the splendor of taking it easy, don’t sound so much like musical optimism as crassly cynical manipulation.
Mentioned of my favorite tracks of last year, "Another Girl" by Canadian producer Jacques Green in the paper as well. He's playing at Make It New at the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge on Thursday. Yikes.
One of the more exiting acts in underground bass music, Jacques Greene, comes to Make It New at Middlesex on April 26. The Montreal-based producer of Night Slugs renown is responsible for one of the most romantic singles of the year, “Another Girl.” He somehow manages to turn a repeated five word sample of Ciara’s “Deuces” (“You got me feeling like. . . .”) into one of the most fully realized minimal love songs in recent memory.
On April 25, Tony Williams, a.k.a. Addison Groove, the UK bass music star (who also records under the name Headhunter), comes to Central Square’s newest dance music venue, Naga, for a set of drum & bass, grime, and technical dubstep.
I reviewed this new LUXURY LOUNGE spot Gem the other day in the Metro. They didn't like what I was wearing when I went in.
As for the dress code, I suppose you wouldn't want scumbags like me in here bumming everyone out. It might pop the illusory luxury bubble created by spending up to $4,500 on bottle service. (That's for the Louis XIII de Remy Martin cognac.) Or $7 Coronas. At least that's what the bros on my left were drinking. The group of girls to my right were sucking down vodka sodas. I wonder why creative bartenders even try to swim against the stream of mediocrity sometimes. If only great-looking, potentially amazing spaces like this could put some of their money into improving the general public's drinking taste.Good day.