The local electronic scene will coalesce downtown on Friday as Asheville Music Hall hosts an evening of trance-inducing dance music, featuring a who’s who of Asheville beat masters.
The packed bill features a wide array of digital marvels, including local electronic staple Playlow, and one of the scene’s newest additions, Brutal Wizards.
Playlow is the “collaborative musical project” of longtime Asheville producer DJ Bowie, who’s infectious melding of blippy beats, hip-hop rhythms, Latin-infused horns and eclectic samples have made him one of the region’s best-known electronic artists. More on Bowie from his bio, “Like a mad scientist skillfully blasting recombined DNA through speaker coils, Bowie van Ling seamlessly splices together a vast landscape of sound and style, ringing in a perpetually fresh approach to music. Whomp and glitch styles are anchored with the choicest hip-hop, latin, funk, dub-styles and that NEW new ‘ish’ into floor-stomps, pop-locks and grooves that don’t stop. Undeniable flow provokes a mass mutual love for the music and an overwhelming desire to at least celebrate life, if not tear the roof off!”
Brutal Wizards is the brand-spanking-new side project of RBTS WIN‘s Cliff B. Worsham and Javi Bolea. Although the duo has yet to post a recording (or even create a website), it’s fair to assume its sound will mirror the pop-friendly, melodic chillwave of RBTS WIN. However, fans will have to turn out to be sure.
Stay tuned to Xpress’ Facebook page for a chance to win tickets to the show.