Time to start training for summer festivals. Which ones near or far are you planing to attend?
STRENGTH OF ONE
Trevor Hall n Dirtwire put on a great show at the Majestic. Both had great sets that the sold out audience absorbed with intense diligence and desire. The best part thought is that their tour together has spawned a collaboration song called, “Strength of One.”
Online gaming just keeps evolving. Sometimes including music. Mega DJ Marshmello held the first concert ever in the gaming platform Fortnite in Feb, live from Pleasant Park, opening up a new musical avenue that has extraordinary potential for DJ and musicians in general. This event had millions in attendance and the extended set from the event has been at #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart since it was released. Way to go Marshmello!
The crazy cool party rowdy multi-dimensional funk, soul, hip hop, heavy bass, electronic musician known as Manic Focus (John “JmaC” McCarten) is coming back! He has toured through numerous times in the past several years and just keeps gathering momentum. Prepare to be impressed by his glove of power as you party forth on 4/20 to groove out this his show (with Russ Liquid) at the Majestic Theater in Madison, WI.
This Month's Rating Scale is from 1 is Enervating through 10 is Revivifying
Mindex - Sleep Deprivation
Album title: Sleep Deprivation
Record Label: Night Owl Collective
Russian born all original electronic composer, Mindex, touts a terrific topography composed of modern synthesizers and effects morphed into lush layers of melodic patterns and textures. While his other works are more upbeat and punchy, this release really takes the sleep deprivation aspect to heart and is dreamy, ambient and other worldly. He will be fully awake though on 4/26 (with Milwaukee’s own Deerskin) at Ruby Madison in Madison, WI. (8) www.mindex-music.com
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Poranguí - Poranguí
Album title: Poranguí
Record Label: Sol Creation Records
The red rocks of Sedona, AZ hold space for the musician, healer and creative spirit known as Porangui. He was cross culturally raised between Brazil, Mexico, and the Southwestern United States before training in ethnomusicology at Duke University, so his music draws from all of these. Poranguí’s signature World Soul style is created by using analogue hardware loopers, fx pedals, indigenous instruments and his voice to create mystical soundscapes capable of transporting listeners across space and time to a place of healing.
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Sunsquabi - Instinct
Album title: Instinct
Record Label: Sunsquabi
This Colorado based hydro funk trio really takes flight on their newest release. Each track instinctively takes on the name of a different animal or insect, led by a three-track series of singles “Caterpillar,” “Chrysalis,” and “Night Moth.” Technical wizardry shines on each track, propelled by signature wailing guitars, slithering synths and slap happy improvisational jams. Another blissful display of stunning sonic glory! Become part of their metamorphosis when you go see them (with Defunk) on 4/11 at Miramar Theater in Milwaukee, WI and 4/13 at the Majestic Theater in Madison, WI.
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