Sunday, June 2, 2013

INFAMOUS - Colin Mannex, LongArms, Kolby Wade, Manicanparty, Max Swan - Spike Hill

As I've transitioned from just DJing clubs to helping book, promote, and host parties I've gotten into taking photos and video from these events.  I'm very lucky to be surrounded by an incredible team and have made so many new contacts in the last month in NYC. Feeling GRATEFUL!


The night started with an all-vinyl set from Colin Mannex which centered on funk and soul classics.  The man claims I told him his records were great to chill to but I wasn't sure he could hold down a party, and I am sure that that whoever made that prediction was wrong to their core.


Max Swan came out from Philadelphia - where he recently released his OGEP album (stands for "Original Gangster EP" for the uninitiated).  He got started drumming a virtuoso hip hop performance complete with pad samples on his Maschine, and built climatically into a full band including a dynamic MC and some incredible horn solos. 


CLICK READ MORE FOR MANICANPARTY, LONGARMS, AND KOLBY WADE REVIEWS AS WELL AS THE LINK TO ALL THE PICS FROM INFAMOUS




The second band Manicanparty continued the party, with a lively duo of backup singers/dancers, an incredibly vibrant front-woman, and a backup-drummer/synth magician who came with an insane amount of energy.  I loved how loud this group was - and the harmonies fit perfectly in sonic space with higher pitched lead vocals cutting through the muted and effected vamping of an accomplished rhythm section.


LongArms was a highlight at Infamous, starting off with a dynamic and sultry custom intro, and managing to hold the audience towards the back half of his set by switching away from originals and towards new disco and house dance-floor killers.


To round out the night a super mellow and modded set from Kolby Wade went over nicely.  He reminded me a bit of Schlohmo with his focus on the APC40 and ableton-centric set-design, heavy with effects and emotion.  The music was a bit less hip-hop and more space-age funk, downtempo tech, and minimal.
 


Big thanks to everyone who came and supported, all of the artists for great sets, Our voluble and gracious host MH the Verb, Annie White of Audiofemme for always booking incredible artists and for being our spirit guide, Snarky Studios and the entire Spike Hill staff - here's to the next Infamous!

CLICK HERE FOR ALL OF THE PHOTOS FROM INFAMOUS ON DUTB FACEBOOK!

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