Sat, 23 Aug 2014
Starboard Hudson is proud to present a night of pure electronic music featuring the electronic trio band JAB and DJ's Kuato and Travmatic. Get ready to dance your asses off as the ship will be bumping with heavy bass and uncontrollable dance beats.
JAB was the very first band to perform at Starboard Hudson back at the opening in Novemeber. They return to the stage this time excited to play a much longer set and s...hare the stage with good friends Mike Jones (Kuato) and Travis Higgins (Travmatic).
Prepare yourselves....this ship is is about to bounce.
One week after Jeff Liffman (keys) met Andrey Kazachov (keys), the two gathered at Andrey’s studio with “human-drum-machine” Byron Avery, and “magic happened.” In that first session, the band developed many of its most epic songs in what they would later remember as a five hour marathon of completely improvised music.
Fate was on their side– the band has been playing gigs through out NYC and neighboring states. At Starboard Hudson’s Soft Opening on November 13,the trio tore-it-up. They set the stage for the entire night and when their set was over the crowd didn’t want them to stop!
This dynamic underground trio specializes in innovative electronic sound, and names inspirations including Deadmau5, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, and the New Deal.
KUATO (Mike Jones) is a NYC area DJ and producer. His sets are known for taking listeners on high energy rides through genres ranging from South African House (Kwaito) to underground UK bass music. While living in London in 2007, KUATO had the opportunity to perform at ledgendary venues such as Bar Music Hall, Dogstar, Sketch, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Since his return to NYC, KUATO has stayed active, performing at venues such as Cloak, CV, Greenhouse, Mr. West, and Pianos. He has shared the stage with the legendary Patti Smith and DJed events alongside celebrity hosts Justin Timberlake, Tim Gunn, and Nigel Barker. KUATO is often requested by corporate clients, ranging from GQ to Real Simple, to bring something fresh and innovative to the table.
In 2010, KUATO teamed up with DJ Haitian to form Party Guy Records, an American record label focused on bass-driven dance music. The label has received significant global support, with tracks being played on Rinse FM, Sub FM, KCRW, and BBC Radio 1XTRA. Look out for original production from KUATO in 2011.
Travis, DJ Travmatic, has been spent the past 3 years promoting and DJing across international borders. He cocreated the DJ collective BONJOUR-HI! between NYC and Montreal. He hosted parties showcasing DJ acts hailing from São Paulo to Toronto. The collective has been very influential on local music scenes in Montreal, Burlington, and Vienna and have opened up for notable artists Justin Miller, Kill The Noise, and Chromeo.
Whether it was a weekly at Blue Dog Motel (Montreal) or a weekly at Club Funky Monkey (Vienna), Travis has always been influenced by global dance sounds. Most recently his production has been picked up by DJ Craig Mitchell and a debut BONJOUR-HI! EP will be released later this year on Slanted Black Records.
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