RJD2

Fueled by Lagunitas

RJD2

Cloudchord

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

$22 in advance; $25 day of show

RJD2
RJD2
Dame Fortune is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2, out March 25th on RJ’s Electrical Connections. It’s a wondrous beast, recorded over the past year while living in Philadelphia, before returning to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Streaked with Philly’s rep for deeply felt soul music while maintaining a playful sense of adventurousness, Dame Fortune features guest vocalists Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston) and frequent collaborator Phonte, while also presenting the bombastic hip-hop sound that marked RJD2’s breakthrough album, Deadringer, and even an orchestral composition for the societal unrest experienced in this day and age (called “PF Day One”…the PF standing for “Post Ferguson”).

“Living in Philly provided a context for a lot of soul music that I had liked,” RJD2 says on the city’s influence on Dame Fortune’s sound. “I didn’t have any cultural context for this music that I liked—it was just music that I had stumbled across as a beat making nerd. Philly was a place where there were enough people who had the same musical vocabulary that I did, which made the music more than something I had just discovered on my own.”

The debut single, “Peace of What,” features Jordan Brown and draws inspiration from 1990s rap legends Main Source’s 1991 single “Peace Is Not the Word to Play.” “When I hear people talk of peace in America, the discrepancy between our words and our actions can get fatiguing,” he says on the inspiration behind the song. “I was trying to reflect the experience of people I know, which often feels like ‘We’re not ACTUALLY trying to do anything about this problem in our country.’”

Thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining all at once, this latest exhibition of musical virtuosity is a crystal-clear reflection of RJD2’s cinematic aspirations, reminding listeners that it’s always rewarding to expect the unexpected. RJD2 will tour throughout 2016 in support of Dame Fortune and his 20-year-plus-career.

Cloudchord
Cloudchord brings a refreshing vision of live guitar to
atmospheric dance music.

Since the beginning of 2016, Cloudchord has reached
#1 on the Hype Machine's popular charts 6 times.
As a producer, official remixes include Of Monsters
and Men, Magic Giant, and Autograf, Savoy/
Fatherdude, and Sunsquabi (All Good Records). As a
solo performer, festivals include Envision, Euphoria,
Middlelands and Camp Bisco.

His debut album "Imprint," is a tropical meets future
bass instrumental affair, out via Gravitas Recordings.
Recent Press:

CLOUDCHORD has developed a lightning-in-a-bottle
sound as he precisely associates, and synthesizes
separate genres with detailed production and skill." -
Beautiful Buzz

"Perfect for injecting some more energy into one’s
day." -Dancing Astronaut

"The airy effervescent, spongy soft future pop is
sublimely intoxicating.” -I Heart Moosiq

"What do you get when you combine elements of
shoegaze, jazz, low-fi, glitch and indie? ‘Forever For
Now’ by the Austin-based Cloudchord." -Indietronica
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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