Soul Clap, Voices of Black
Friday, May 11th
Before today there was yesterday and after tomorrow is the future. Elyte and Cnyce's paths were crossed for all time when a Sun Ra light beam sent from Saturn collided with the P-Funk Mothership and sent them tumbling to earth. Now, Soul Clap time travels on a musical spaceship of dopeness...
Soul Clap's training goes beyond history lessons to mastering all the elements of the DJ: knowledge, mixing, programming, performance and experience. They locked themselves in a basement until their mixing was flawless and traveled the universe observing the most advanced programmers. With their roots firmly planted in their hometown of Boston, they went out into the world to perform at places like The Marcy Hotel, Fabric and Bar25 and in smaller places in America, Europe, Japan, Mars and Jupiter plus dancefloors in other galaxies that you haven't heard of. They also believe in sharing the knowledge by teaching college courses about dance music, doing workshops on music production and always making sure to include forgotten classics in their epic DJ sets.
By harnessing the past Soul Clap looks to the future. After releasing their first records on Airdrop, they spread their wings with a series of game changing edits, originals and remixes for the Wolf + Lamb/Double Standard collective. The last year has seen The Clap release 2010's summer anthem, Extravaganza and mix an edition of the legendary DJ Kicks series which included the stand out single, Lonely C and a 2 month tour around the world playing 6+ hour DJ sets. Their reputation for timeless reworks has led to remixing legends Laid Back, Robert Owens, Raze and DJ Harvey as well as modern pop stars like Metronomy, Foster The People and Theophilus London. With summers spent touring the world and winters in Miami training at ping-pong and charting new musical territory, Soul Clap continues their quest to be the hardest working duo in the game.
Always pushing new boundaries, always traveling through time and space, The Clap is on a mission to change to world one dancefloor at a time. Free your mind, and your ass will follow.
VOICES OF BLACK
In 2009, Voices of Black self-released their first effort "Tomorrow's Today" (available on iTunes) which was an experimental departure from their hip hop roots. In 2010, after being introduced to the Wolf+Lamb family by Nicolas Jaar (a friend and fellow classmate of Baba Doherty at Brown University), they released what they called an "experimental house beat tape" entitled 'Plastic Dolls'. The effort displayed the group's eclectic inspirational sources""from underground hip hop, to disco, soul, ambient and electronic dance music. The album, they claim, was inspired by their
shared adoration for supermodel Anna Beatriz Barros, and their perceptions of the fashion modeling industry in general.
Their next release, on Gadi Mizrahi's Double Standard Records, is an EP that expands on their explorations demonstrated on their previous release,'Plastic Dolls'. The EP features two new tracks 'Have You To Myself' and 'Take Back Soho', with remixes from Tanner Ross and Ryan Cavanagh (aka Slow Hands). The duo are currently working on projects with a new discovered talent, Rap Lisa, and another full length album. They have also collaborated with different visual artists as additional promotion for their music. Additionally, they have kept busy playing dj-sets alongside their label mates and friends, and they also have plans on performing live in the very near future.
Voices of Black promotes and strictly adheres to a philosophy, which they came up with, called "Yarchism": Freedom of expression fueled by tapping into the subconscious mind and, as a result, projecting those free inner thoughts out as way to communicate and inspire. For Voices of Black, Yarchism is the key driving factor behind their strivings for creative innovation and true artistic freedom.
SOUL CLAP AND VOICES OF BLACK WILL BE PLAYING ALL NIGHT, 10 P.M. TIL CLOSE
$12 before midnight
$15 after midnight
$7 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID
21 & Over
Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM