This month our Proton show falls on a special date, which happens to be Bonnie's birthday!!! For this special occasion we are bringing in Slow Hands (Wolf + Lamb), as well the other half of Opencloud, you know him as Blake. To start the night off right, Bonnie will throwing down a birthday set.
In addition to all that we will have Royal Highness and LDFD of Dub Assembly playing in room 2 with their funky dub sounds.
Come out and check the fresh sounds at Zubar. Will be an epic night.
Cover is only $5, and the party starts at 10:00pm.
Hailing from New York City’s underground house scene, Slow Hands, aka Ryan Cavanagh, makes deep house music to dim the lights to. His tracks are sultry, laid-back affairs, with atmospheres as balmy as midsummer rooftop parties. Behind the decks, he keeps it deep and weird, bumping through subtle but epic sets that have made him a favorite at Wolf + Lamb, the dark and soulful Brooklyn label that Resident Advisor ranked #3 of 2009. With only a handful of releases to his name, Slow Hands is one of house music’s newest virtuosos.
Slow Hands debuted in 2009 with “Fast Tongue,” a punchy slow jam that saw release on Significant Others EP, Wolf + Lamb’s widely praised mini-comp. Later that year, Slow Hands outdid himself with his remix of No Regular Play’s “Ladyluck,” a track whose warbled crooning made perfect fodder for his languid production style. Both tracks were praised in print and online, described by RA as “make-out disco” that “sorely longs to be played outdoors.” 2010 will see several more releases by Cavanagh, as Slow Hands as well as various other eclectic alter-egos.
For an artist with such distinctive style, Ryan Cavanagh is surprisingly new to electronic music. He studied classical guitar and composition until 2001, at which point he dropped out of school, bought a copy of Logic and dove head first into house and techno. He started DJing constantly around Baltimore and NYC, and eventually got noticed by Gadi Mizrahi of Wolf + Lamb, who gladly took Cavanagh under his wing. He still keeps busy with a number of different side projects, like Male Madame on Fade Records, and Worst Friends, his spastic experimental group on Moodgadget. But Slow Hands shows Cavanagh doing what he does best: working with sexy rhythms that take their time, letting the groove unfurl with ease.
Opencloud (Proton Limited)
In today’s electronic scene it has become increasingly more difficult to define one’s sound. Technology has simplified the process of making music, which in turn has increased the amount of music one can play. How does one break out of this future world of music and not get lost in the shuffle? The only way Opencloud did it was by countless hours of work because nothing in this world is given to you.
Opencloud’s sound is unique and can rarely be classified to one genre. You never know what style to expect with each new release, and the only constant is top quality productions and forward thinking music. Because of this, their tracks have garnered the support from the likes of Hybrid, Phil K, Nick Warren, James Zabiela, and have been dropped at some of the biggest club nights in the world. Their sound has been heard on some of the top DJ shows on Kiss FM, Radio 1, XM, and Proton Radio. The duo’s remix work is in high demand as well, with remixes done for Pole Folder, Kirsty Hawkshaw, Randall Jones, Royal Sapien, and Kriece to name a few. Their releases have made them the number one selling artist on Proton Music, and lead them to start their label, Proton Limited, with Sam Packer.
It is not only their productions that are turning heads, but Opencloud’s performances are not to be missed. Their energy is infectious, as they assault the crowd with low slung funk to massive breaks, and twisted genres in between. Until one has seen their show, it is difficult to explain the experience Opencloud provides to the club goers. Their performances have given them the ability to share the stage over the years with Phil K, Three, Spooky, Stryke, and Neil Quigley. As for headlining duties they push their sound across some of the best club cities in the world, ultimately creating new fans wherever they go.
In addition to a busy production and travel schedule, Opencloud hosts one of the top rated shows on Proton Radio called Open Up. The show began back in early 2005 and is yet another great avenue to help showcase their varying musical styles. With new DJ mixes provided every month from themselves and guest DJs, one can witness the influences currently affecting their music. It is easy to see why their show Open Up has caused so much attention.
Opencloud’s productions, remixes, and performances have received great praise from the industry and dance community since they came onto the scene in 2004. The pair has focused their attention on their debut artist album. Set to release sometime in 2010, the album will feature collaborations from highly respected artists and will push their music in a direction very few have heard, but before the album release expect Opencloud to continue to churn out mind bending remixes and few other surprises on the way. This is Opencloud.
Opencloud is Corey Spengler and Blake Potter
Bon Spengler (Proton Radio)
Texas native, evolved by listening to moms’ disco and early electronica synth pop records ... Continued grooving the electronic scene and refining her sound, by frequenting raves in the country side near Austin, Dallas, and Houston.
Satisfied her electronic tendencies by traveling all over the UK and Europe, ... Attending some of the most unforgettable early Cream Fields, Ministry Of Sound, Velvet Room Days, festivals and parties.
Inspired by 2006 WMC performances, she and friend music partner Sam Proton, begun to DJ and produce under the moniker Hello Humanoids. In 2007 she joined Proton Radio, becoming part of the AandR / Label crew.
In addition, she hosts “Bedroom Bedlam", Proton Radio's weekly program showcasing DJ talent from all over the world and galaxies beyond...Every Friday / Saturday @ 11pm CST, 12am EST, and 6am GMT.