Line-up /LIVE : YACHT + GRAMME + SPECIAL GUESTS
DJS : ALLEZ ALLEZ + ACTH DJS
Eat Your Own Ears and Rough Trade Stores present Eyoe Take Over.
Portland, Oregon artist Yacht aka The Blow's Jona Bechtolt heads up this special summer party at Cargo.
His songs are wide and warm-hearted. What makes them so accessible - apart from their undeniable vigour, or their fractured, crystalline pop sensibility - is the strength of their objective. Behind the beats and the choruses, which come from left-field and bloom into frenetic dance breaks, are big ideas about how positive thinking, optimism, and luck can replace blind faith in a world without a lot of white gloves, or magic.
Bechtolt has been a promiscuous genre-smasher since his adolescence, when he decided that playing drums in the touring punk band he formed with his older brother was more worthwhile than attending a single day of high school. He has plied his unique breed of laptop wizardry and grunge intuition to endless collaborations, both as drummer and producer, with west coast mainstays like Devandra Banhart, Panther, Mt. Eerie, Bobby Birdman and E* Rock. Yacht shows are uncluttered inspiring sessions of improbable dance moves and synchronized crowd-waving; the songs shudder happily into the air, and any relation-ship to 'laptop music' is shattered by Bechtolt's own strain of shamanistic bombast.
"YACHT smells wonderful. I must say, all the time he spent in our bus, it was as if a cool breeze was blowing through my mind. and good songs, too!"
- James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem
"YACHT is a true renaissance man, feel his magic zap you with its lightning bolt made of awesome."
- Architecture in Helsinki
Gramme's last release was at the end of the millennium, hosted by Trevor Jackson on his Output label and was celebrated for it's energy and immediacy, with splintered grooves and dub menace. We're lucky enough to have the punk funk pioneers are back with their sonic assault.
"Pardon me, I feel some freaky dancing coming on." 4/5 - DJ
Rapidly gaining a reputation as two of London's brightest and most talented up-and coming producers / DJs, Sam Willis and Steve Nolan, AKA Allez-Allez play sets that are a mixture of all things weird, wonderful and danceable - think krautrock / minimal / industrial / house.
Their blog / podcast series features exclusive weekly mixes from Allez-Allez, plus carefully selected guest mixes from the likes of Hot Chip, Four Tet, Andrew Weatherall, Lindstrom, Optimo, Ewan Pearson and Joakim amongst many others
They have hosted parties for and played alongside the likes of James Holden, Michael Mayer, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Optimo, Four Tet, Shackleton, Hercules & Love Affair and Gui Borrato amongst others.
LIVE : YACHT + GRAMME + SPECIAL GUESTS
DJS : ALLEZ ALLEZ + ACTH DJS
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