Chaz Bundick, otherwise known as Toro y Moi, is a recording artist and producer signed to Carpark Records. He is well known for his releases during the rise of chillwave in 2010. His past albums include Causers of This, Underneath the Pine, and Anything in Return. Bundick is also known for his side project, Les Sins, and the release of his latest album, Michael. He recently revealed that his next album, What For? will be released on April 7, 2015! He will be performing at Coachella this year, but will also be making a pitstop in Los Angeles, at the Fonda Theater, on April 16th.
“While it is obvious that each song is crafted around a personally meaningful experience, Chaz seems to purposefully leave the lyrics just vague enough to let each listener mold it into something unique. Chaz presents you with a few themes: love, beauty, nature; and gently lets go of your hand so you can wander off on your own.”
Listen to his new track, “Empty Nesters” here.
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Los Angeles based producer Alfred Darlington, better known as Daedelus, has been taking the electronic music scene by storm since his first album release in 2001. Since then, he has released music on various labels, such as Ninja Tune and Brainfeeder; performed live sets big and small, from Low End in Los Angeles, to the depths of the jungles of Boracay, Philippines; and has recently invented his own music-making device. He is one of the most fascinating musicians – not just because of his Dandyist Victorian-era looks, but through his passionate outlook on the world of music, use of the monome in live performances, and inventive persona. Luckily, I was able to talk to him, in person, over a cup of joe at Go Get ‘Em Tiger.
Since we’re already in a coffee shop, how do you like your coffee? What’s your go-to shop?
Black or espresso. My favorite shops are Go Get Em Tiger, and G&B.
How did you choose the name Daedelus?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an inventor. I liked the idea of making things; I had this fascination in my childhood. I had the knowledge of real people but was also intrigued by mythology. Later in life, I like to think that I’ve been able to fill those shoes. I try to be an inventor as much as I can.
How would you define your sound for those who have never heard your music?
A lot of sounds. I used to say my sound was romantic – sick in your stomach because you’re so overwhelmed with feelings. I can go from playing at a cheesy EDM rave, to playing at a wedding, or playing in a tiny room. It’s not so much that I’m changing, but the sound is changing. We expect people we put on pedestals to be amazing artists, but very few people get rewarded for trying new things.
Photo by CJ Media
Bay Area native Micah Mahinay, also known as WICVH or Noodles, is a 22-year-old DJ, stylist, blogger, and FIDM SF graduate currently residing in Los Angeles. Since 2008, she’s been able to take over social media with her daily outfit posts, Soundcloud mixes, and lifestyle blogging. When not doing gigs on her own, she performs sets with her best friend Amanda, a duo they call Pistol Whip. Her mixes, which blend the latest hits in hip-hop with throwback R&B favorites, are sure to get a crowd hyped. Right now, she’s traveling with Kehlani and G-Eazy as a DJ for their “From the Bay to the Universe” tour. Luckily, I was able to talk to her a little bit about her experiences as a DJ and what she’s up to now.
Describe your sound in one sentence.
My sound is a mixture of “ayyy,” and “what it do.”
Who are some of your biggest inspirations?
I don't really ever look at celebrities or public figures as inspiration. I normally just get inspired by normal people and getting to know their lifestyles. I really like talking to random people at events and on the streets to see their outlook on life. People think I'm crazy when I spark up a conversation, BUT THE WORLD IS SO HUGE NOT TO GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER!
How did you first start out as a DJ? Did you always know this was something you wanted to do?
LOL I never thought I'd do djing full time but I felt if I ever wanted to pursue it as a career I had to start now. I mean I started it off as a hobby making random mixtapes which would go viral on Tumblr with random hyphy tracks mixed into one. But I always had love for music, so I decided to go full force with it.
With his dreamy, electro-pop beats, Spazzkid offers a world of positive, uplifting melodies. This Los Angeles based producer and songwriter, formally known as Mark Redito, debuted his first full-length album, “Desire,” in 2013. Since then, he has released his 4-track EP “Promise,” music videos, singles, and remixes on Soundcloud. Before he goes on tour this month with Giraffage, we decided to have a little chat with him about his creative mantra, musical influences, and what to expect at his shows.
How would you describe your sound for those who haven’t heard your music?
Pop-influenced emotional dance music. Futuristic and nostalgic at the same time.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you first start creating music?
I grew up playing in bands since I was a kid. In college is where I began recording demos using computers for the bands that I played in. I fell in love with the versatility and freedom of creating music using software and synthesizers and I have been doing that ever since.
Read more from our interview after the jump! Meanwhile, watch Spazzkid transform people, food, and animals into music using a special device called a MaKey MaKey.
Remember when Steed Lord performed here at Space15Twenty? Were you in the crowd?
Steed Lord released their live performance of their hit song "Curtain Call". Also check out the behind the scenes video they also released.
Kandle - Demon Music Video from Fh-Studio on Vimeo.
We've been keeping an eye on Canadian singer-songwriter Kandle. Ever since she released her debut album In Flames back in March of this year, we can't get songs like Demon out of our heads.
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We're giving a pair of tickets to the Sky Ferreira show at the Belasco Theater courtesy of our friends at Goldenvoice!
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We're giving away a pair of tickets to 94.7 the Wave presents Brian McKnight and Fantasia show at the Nokia Theatre. Courtesy of Goldenvoice!
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Show Date: October 24th
Doors open 7pm, Show starts 8pm
777 Chick Hearn Ct.
Los Angeles, CA 90015