Line-up /Com Truise (dj set)
Chrome Canyon (Live Set)
Airbird [Joel Ford of Ford + Lopatin](DJ Set)
Aaaand we are back for another round of #pewpewpew. PopGun Presents is proud to bring you Lazerpop V! Featuring the synth funk mastermind Com Truise as the guest selector for the night. Space disco cadets Chrome Canyon are bringing you a live set while BK's Airbird will be the opening DJ of the night. As always lazers and **OPEN REYKA VODKA BAR** from 12:30 - 1am will be provided.
-COM TRUISE (DJ SET)-
Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk”.
Haley’s been making music on the side for roughly a decade—going through pseudonyms like toothbrushes (Sarin Sunday, SYSTM, Airliner)—first as a DJ, and currently, as an excavator of softer, window-fogging synth-wave.
While subliminally informed by both parental record collections and hints of faded electronics product design, Haley’s Com Truise project isn’t just nostalgia capitalization. There are fragments (read:
DNA strands) of Joy Division, New Order, and the Cocteau Twins, but it’s like you’re hearing them through the motherboard of a waterlogged Xbox—demented and modern. He’s got a way of making familiar things sound beautifully hand-smeared.
The first Com Truise release was the Cyanide Sisters EP—distributed for free on the AMdiscs label—where mellow stone-outs like “Sundriped” and “Slow Peels” sat next to harder IDM bangers (“BASF Ace” and “IWYWAW”) and bumpy alt-funk trips (“Norkuy” and “Komputer”). After that came a single “Pyragony/Trypyra,” and a series of eclectic podcast mixes titled “Komputer Cast.” Now comfortably situated amidst the Ghostly roster, he’s prepping his next warped pillage, and hopefully not changing that name again.
-CHROME CANYON (LIVE)-
Chrome Canyon is the solo project of composer / producer Morgan Z, who was a member of the NY underground cult band Apes & Androids. Since their break-up Morgan has spent his time collecting a wide range of rare analog synths and gear in his Brooklyn studio while writing, recording and producing his brand of original soundtrack sci-fi / space disco. His remixes (for artist such as Phoenix, Passion Pit, Anoraak, and Erika Spring) have been widely circulated and praised, and his remix of Foster the Peoples "Pumped Up Kicks" was in the Top 20 downloads of 2011 for RCRDLBL.com and released as a b-side to the UK single. His first release "Body Music" was put out by the French label On The Fruit. His first full length "Elemental Themes" is due out later this year.
-AIRBIRD (JOE FORD OF FORD + LOPATIN)-
"It's pop, but don't expect it to be popular. Airbird's debut single, Part of the Game, features a vampy, faltering piano riff a la Elton John's Bennie and the Jets, over which Ford hisses a whispery vocal that sounds like Tyler, the Creator doing an impression of Debbie Harry, on Mogadon. We like the way it fades out then back in, in a Beatles-circa-Abbey-Road way. Really peculiar and lovely. It's chart music from an alternate pop universe where Toro Y Moi is No 1 for 19 weeks. Dania Shapes is one minute of luscious locked groove while KONMSTR does strange things to Luther Vandross's 1982 hit Never Too Much. Not so much chopped as cut up and covered in clicks and candy floss. "Body ..." is about the only word left from the original track, ironic as most of the 'human' has been erased from the music. And then you hear the irradiated shimmer-haze of Somewhere in a Field and you realise that, whatever he does, Ford is probably always going to be worth our time." - The Guardian