For next week, Xpress has a big feature planned on the local electronic music scene. DJs, VJs, bands with electronic elements, promoters, festivals and the under-21 scene. Watch for all of that in our March 3 issue. But if you want to check out some great electronic sounds this weekend, the much-lauded Magical Properties tour makes a stop at Club 828 (64 N. Carter St., Asheville, 252-2001) on Friday, Feb. 26.
“It’s a mega line up of some of LA’s most exciting and critically acclaimed producers such as Daedelus, Nosaj Thing and Jogger,” says the show’s promoter. And they’re not just three randomly selected acts touring together: Magical Properties is also the name of Daedelus’ new record label which recently saw the release of Jogger’s debut full-length album, The Great Pressure
The show starts at 10 p.m. $10 advance/$15 at the door. Watch the Mountain Xpress Facebook page for a ticket giveaway to this show.
Here’s a bit about each performer:
Daedelus is, according to press, “The Victorian-clad electronic maestro who has released with labels like Ninja Tune, Mush, Plug Research, Friends of Friends, Alpha Pup, and many more.” He also has a release forthcoming on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder. As if that wasn’t enough, Daedelus — born Weisberg-Roberts, known as Alfred Darlington — launched his own Magical Properties label this year. Says Wikipedia, “Daedelus pioneered using the Monome in conjunction with Max/MSP for live performances.”
Watch an animated video for Daedelus’ “Fair Weather Friends” here:
Press for the tour reports, “One of the most highly touted electronic acts of 2009, Nosaj has already remixed The xx and Charlotte Gainsbourg in 2010 and looks to take his unique brand of dark, hard-hitting beats on the road!”
Click here to listen to the Nosaj Thing remix of “The XX.”
Jogger is part singer/songwriter duo, part experimental electronica.
Amir Yaghmai plays violin and guitar, Jonathan Larroquette handles the laptop and controllers and the two share signing duties. According to a review by The Examiner, “There are also incredibly beautiful melodies that easily stand on their own. To say that This Great Pressure is a marriage of electronic and rock music really misses the point. It is no more a marriage than the circulatory system is married to a human body. Indeed, the uniqueness of Jogger’s album is that electronic and traditional sounds become one. And this is a testament to the band’s tight-knit collaborative efforts.”
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter