Slow Magic with Giraffage at Vega
w/ special guest Lindsay Lowend
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WED DEC 2 | 9pm | 18+ | $14 ADV $17 DOS
A DIY project with worldwide scope, Slow Magic is universal and inclusive. It's cosmic electronic music culled from the ether, yet crafted with human hands. It's joyous, escapist, multi-disciplinary art that mixes transcendent performance with the nostalgic intimacy of two teenagers staying up too late on the phone.
After the release of 2012's beloved and critically-acclaimed Triangle, Slow Magic became an international movement after touring with artists like Gold Panda and XXYYXX. Crowds found a masked man in their midst, bathed in fantastic light, with electronic triggers and a drum. The future-primitive combination infused the project's electronic compositions with new life.
How To Run Away, Slow Magic's debut with Downtown Records, reflects this growth, oozing both otherworldly beauty and a mastery of production. Lead single "Girls" is deconstructionist house with an organic pulse and collaged, handcrafted samples. "Hold Still" sculpts elastic organs and jazz piano into an emotionally-pummeling finale, while the melancholy "Let U Go" merges watery dub with spectral piano and "Closer" plays like a '90s R&B fever dream.
Slow Magic is music by your imaginary friend.
Giraffage is San Francisco-based producer and beat guru, Charlie Yin. His signature sound of electronic pop has won him praise from musical tastemakers Pitchfork, FADER and XLR8R. He burst onto the music scene with his debut Pretty Things EP. It was immediately followed by his dreamy synth-pop debut album, Comfort, which XLR8R called "[an] ebullient slice of electronic pop [with] pleasantly ambient and sample-laden instrumentals." In February 2013, he released his lush Needs mixtape via Alpha Pup Records, showing his versatility as a producer and "omnivorous music lover," as noted by Pitchfork. Giraffage's staying power was fully cemented when he remixed one the sexiest albums of the decade, The-Dream's Love/Hate, and turned it on its head. FADER backed the project saying, "Trying to remember a moment of anticipation right before hitting the play button as happy as the one I just experienced." He most recently dropped his No Reason EP via Fool's Gold, the first release to ever feature Charlie's original work. He has toured with Phantogram, Flume, XXYYXX and served as the main support on Porter Robinson's massive "Worlds Tour." He has performed at staple music festivals such as Treasure Island, HARD Day of The Dead, Splash House, Lightning in a Bottle and Roskilde in Europe.
What do you get when you mix bass music with jazz fusion and a Super Nintendo? Meet Lindsay Lowend, a 20-year old bass music prodigy from Washington, D.C. Describing his sound as "neon music", this young artist is largely inspired by video games such as Dance Dance Revolution and Beatmania IIDX. His production methods prove to be just as interesting which stem from the demoscene/tracker music scene. While extremely computer and programming driven, each of the tracks on his debut EP pack an enormous amount of soul and depth. He has built his own unique soundscape of bright synthesizers, chords, and melodies overtop very rhythmic and often times unpredictable beats.