Side two of our co-presentation with 92BPM is not an unusual bill of fare for the Drake Underground on a Thursday night.
Pursuit Grooves, Elaquent and Kaytradamus remix the building blocks of bass music into more body moving constructions. Their collective repertoire contains some of the finest sound design in electronic music today and elastic approaches towards tempo. This is music that pulls you in several different directions and you’d better believe you won’t sit still.
Vanese Smith is Pursuit Grooves and her motto is “Make Noise Like Your Life Depended On It”. She burst onto the worldwide post-dubstep scene with Foxtrot Mannerisms on Bristol’s Tectonic Recordings. Vanese was a graduate of the Red Bull Music Academy and is currently a prime mover of Studiofeed.com. As one half of GuShee, she performed at the Music Gallery as part of Dublab:Tonalism in June 2011. She is also an accomplished video artist and her work will animate all three sets in this concert.
Through a series of mixtapes and EP releases, Guelphite Elaquent has become one of the most respected producers in Canadian beat music. Above all, Elaquent is an elegant songwriter combining crystalline sounds, liquid bass, slivers of dissonance and thick lashings of rhythm into an unquantized slab of rhythmic heft. His first full length album The Midnight After (2011) is widely considered his best work to date.
Kaytradamus is a recent sensation from Montreal’s beat scene. Only 19 years old, Kevin Celestin has released 10 albums in the last 3 years starting with Kaytra Da Mouse. He blends disco, late 70’s and early 80’s funk, hip hop, electrohouse and techno with a uniquely bizarre twist. He has opened for Teebs (Dublab/Brainfeeder) and played Osheaga this year. Kaytradamus is currently collaborating with vocalist Krystale, with whom he released the EP The Good Fight.
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