Eclectic Vibes - February 2020

by Andrew Frey

Fitz & the Tantrums coming to The Sylvee on Feb 29, 2020

Fitz & the Tantrums coming to The Sylvee on Feb 29, 2020

See you on the other side of the amethyst rainbow!

Not limiting his music to the ‘electro-soul’ genre or any singular musical category, genre-bending electronic music producer Manic Focus (a.k.a. John “JmaC” McCraten) has been ramping up his releases and live shows by fusing house, dubstep, trap, hip-hop and soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that he has come to own. Feel the fusion when he brings his Lost in A Digital World tour to the Majestic Theater in Madison, WI on 2/22 with Daily Bread.  

Prior to coming to America, this Sydney, Australia based electronic dance group was simply known as RÜFÜS, but to differentiate themselves from an American band with the same name, they added the Du Sol to their name and never skipped a beat. Their debut album Atlas peaked at number 1 in Australia, while their second album Bloom debuted atop the Australian albums chart in early 2016. Come shake your Sol at The Sylvee on 2/27 with Crooked Colours.

Utilizing celebratory music as a way to break down social barriers and bring people together, Fitz and his Tantrum have found fertile musical ground by weaving together a diverse palette of musical influences including hip-hop, trap music, reggae, and world music rhythms played on 808s to ultimately catapult a number of their songs onto pop radio stardom. Come experience their widely renowned live performance when they offer up their All The Feels winter tour to the Sylvee on 2/29 with Twin XL. 
The Floozies playing with Sunsquabi? Get outta town! What a stellar lineup! The deep pocket grooves thrown down by the electronic funk masters the Floozies with the slick sliding electro funk of Sunsquabi? The walls will be quaking and booty will be shaking from start to finish on 3/7 at the Sylvee in Madison, WI with Late Night Radio.

This Month's Rating Scale is from 1 is Inapropos through 10 is Felicitous

Shpongle Static - Live at Ozra 2019

Shpongle Static - Live at Ozra 2019

Shpongle Static

Album title: Live at Ozra 2019
Record Label: Twisted Records Ltd
Rating: 9

If you were wondering if the name meant this was the phenomenal fusion of two visionary musical talents, SHPONGLE (Simon Posford) & EAT STATIC (Merv Pepler), you would be correct! Cross pollinating their globally appealing psychedelic electronic music is certainly a treat and if you were lucky enough to attend this legendary Psychedelic Trance festival in Ozra, Hungary you could have seen it take place in front of your eyes. For the rest of us though, this landmark release will tell the tale of their combined sonic wizardry.

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