Matthew Dear - (dj set) (Ghostly | Spectral), Reade Truth (White Label, Planet E, Nyside Music | Brooklyn), Ivy Feraco (Brooklyn)
Last month, we relaunched our Summertime Rolls event series after a four year break. We fell in love with Loreley, a German beer garden in Williamsburg, on our first visit. With delicious, affordable German beers and food, a large outdoor area, and roomy dancefloor inside, it is the perfect place to pass a Sunday. If the weather is gorgeous, we'll roll up the garage doors to the outside area, and if not, we'll be inside under the skylight. Either way, we've got a phenomenal lineup and you probably don't have to go to work on Memorial Day on Monday.
You could throw around generous descriptors and any number of genre-locking terms – electronic pop, minimal house, acid techno – but you'd still fail to get to the center of Matthew Dear. With releases under no fewer than three aliases, including False (M_NUS), Jabberjaw (Perlon), and Audion (Spectral Sound), the Texas native has earned his international status over the course of a decade, getting his bearings on the DJ decks as a teenager to flooring sold-out crowds at venues like Fabric, and releasing critically acclaimed original productions. After meeting Ghostly founder Sam Valenti IV at a house party in the late 90s, Dear eventually produced the A-Side for the label's first 12-inch release, "Hands Up for Detroit." Since then, Dear issued his pop-infused debut album Leave Luck to Heaven and its counterpart Backstroke, which caught mainstream attention, as well as myriad releases under his club-oriented pseudonyms (including the omnipresent, chart-topping "Mouth to Mouth" as Audion). Further accomplishments include requests from the Postal Service and Hot Chip for his remix skills, incessant touring and constantly evolving DJ sets and live performances. He'll still tell you that his greatest pleasure is a quiet day of fishing, but with the release of his last full-length, the accomplished Asa Breed, it's clear that Dear has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.
New York native and Vienna globetrotter Reade Truth has been rocking the decks since 1990. His first of over a dozen releases came out in 1994. He is known for irresistible mixes in the house and techno genres Truth's influences range from Skinny Puppy to Derrick May. As a producer he has made his mark on many EPs for cutting edge labels like Direct Drive, Strictly Rhythm, Sonic Groove, Instinct, Pomelo, Planet E, Wurst Music Co. and of course his own imprints: Path Records and White Label. A key figure in the NY and Brooklyn scenes, Reade Truth has consistently provided an important source of edgy, often experimental electronics, always delivered with style.
Ivy Feraco (aka Unjust) is a native South Floridian who grew up with freestyle, bass, Kraftwerk and Cybotron on the radio. It was only a matter of time until she affiliated herself with the Miami-grown label Schematic and started playing and throwing parties to bring new music to the people. Eight years ago she transplanted to the LES, where she became involved in the techno community as an early resident at The Bunker and proved herself as a versatile dj. Above all, Ivy loves to bring different styles and beats into her sets to get the party started and a point across.