Blending disco, funk and soul with flowing pop melodies and hints of sugary Balearic music? Double tick. Doing this live in organic formation (with drums, guitars and keyboards) while totally focused on the dance floor? Two blue ticks.
The German artist Marius Lauber a.k.a. Roosevelt has spent his whole life collecting ticks at each step he takes. Before starting his own project he was already resident at the Kompakt Total Confusion night together with Superpitcher and Michael Mayer, but he soon discovered the glory of pop. With it he convinced the Greco-Roman label (co-founded by Joe Goddard of Hot Chip) to release that refreshing sip of iced tea, ie his debut EP, Elliot, in 2013. Three years later, now on City Slang, came his homonymous LP, that is from beginning to end like a delightful boat trip, underpinned by melodic nocturnal breezes, warm waves of synthesisers and rhythms that guarantee total stability.
With his second album, Young Romance, released last year, Roosevelt has reinforced his position in the first division of this genre that includes big names such as Hot Chip, Caribou and Metronomy. Marius Lauber’s band will give us the golden opportunity to get on board tonight at Razzmatazz 2,
After a seven year-hiatus and after reforming the band, Deep Dream is the first single from the upcoming Lali Puna album “Two Windows” to be released in September 2017 on Morr Music.
On the new recordings the band opted for a more dancefloor-friendly sound while not neglecting the pop sentiments rooted in Lali Puna’s sound. Taking its cues from a brand of music spearheaded by the likes of Caribou, Ada or even Mount Kimbie, Two Windows sounds lush and focused, balancing the emotional qualities of Trebeljahr’s songwriting with energetic rhythms.
Imarhan són un nou grup de tuaregs preparats per conquerir el món aquest 2016. Liderats per Iyad Moussa Ben Abderahmane aka Saddam, membre de Tinariwen (banda referent del tuareg blues), el sextet acaba de signar amb City Slang, el segell de Tindersticks, Arcade Fire, Calexico o Caribou per editar el seu àlbum de debut. Aquesta nit a La2 de l’Apolo.
Dan Snaith, àlies Caribou, torna a visitar-nos després de la seva última actuació al Sónar. El músic presentarà ‘Our love’ (2014), nova ració de melodíes electròniques camuflades de pop on aquest cop també hi incorpora sons més propers al dream pop i a la new-age. L’acompanya l’electrònica amb ànima soul de la canadenca Jessy Lanza, que precisament participa en l’últim disc de Caribou i que presentarà el seu debut, ‘Pull my hair back’ (2013). Aquesta nit a la sala Razzmatazz.