Across The Sun
Speak easy deeper house music with good music bad people. Find you vibe here. Enjoy a musical warm up at Murasaki, located in Chicago downtown, before continuing to an warehouse afterparty near you ; )<3
NoteCodeLuv is an artist specializing in minimalistic speak easy hip-hop vocal overlaid on warm deeper house instrumentals.
Across The Sun is an artist specializing in deep groovy house. See soundcloud link on the right for his work.
Sets from our previous event in October:
Please note, we always strive to create a safe, positive, and supportive dance floor environment open to members of all genders and identities as well as electronic devices of all makes and models. This is a safe space for computer music to come together with humans. Members not adhering to this and being disruptive will be kindly asked to leave our events. We don't tolerate bullsh*t masochistic and sexist Top 40 club behavior. Our goal is to infuse the digital analog world with a touch of humanism through what humans call "dancing" and create magic. Our music is 1s and 0s. Let’s dance together to 1s and 0s.
It takes a certain brand of confidence to name yourself after three towering intellectual concepts. Note is an English term and the basis of music. Code is the association with computers, electronics, creating something your own to add to the existing world of machines. Luv is the derivative of the word Love, a universal concept that does not need explaining. Together these three concepts make up the ideal of the total or universal artwork, bringing together music, the visual arts, narrative and more into a single intoxica.
“NoteCodeLuv is an ambitious name,” he admits, “and it is something that just came to me when I was living in Toronto a few years ago. I want my music to be art, with something to say, but Notes and Coding is about details, massive music pieces, science and physics too. That means the small things, the tiny things that change everything, the detail. Just like a laboratory scientist who always keep questioning and refining their ideas. That’s what I strive towards.”
To mainstream audiences NoteCodeLuv is known for collaborating with local artists in Toronto, Lexington, and Chicago both on creating music and organizing avant-garde experiences both in night club venues and art galleries. This allows NoteCodeLuv to showcase his unique sound – dark yet light and fun, harsh but beautiful, sometimes brutal but always delicately structured – front and center.
“I don’t know why I’m drawn to dark sounds,” NoteCodeLuv admits. “It’s like when you make a movie about love,” he explains. “That’s not your life, it’s the art you have made. It’s a fiction. The music is exactly the same. Although there is nothing dark in my life, I have a facility to understand dark emotion.”
NoteCodeLuv is almost precisely as old as house music. He was born in 1989 in Moscow and discovered electronic music at the age of 16. He initially listened to dubstep, then moved on to drum and bass and settled in with deep house with periodic lusting for hard deep and dark underground techno. “I was almost too shy to admit that I liked this music. It was primitive but in a serious way and I really liked that. I kept it to myself for years.”
“I had to work again and again to find my proper sound,” he says. “The revelation came when I was listening to several artists (CINTHIE, Galcher Lustwerk, and Black Loops) over and over and I realized that my sound will come out of taking my life experiences, my musical talent and skill, and using these three authors as my musical mentors and guides. Together I will produce a unique deep and dark yet fun and funky playful Speak Easy Deeper House (SEDH). It was the first rock of my building.”
"It was a precise moment when I was standing on the dark dance floor listening to Galcher Lustwerk perform his incredible set at Hot Mass in Pittsburgh in January of 2018. The music touched my heart and soul in a way that it has never before. It was then and there that I decided that I want to write music." He admits, that he was both humbled and inspired by Galcher Lustwerk and looks up to him as a role model.
NoteCodeLuv has never been a hardcore record collector, or a gig-goer, or even a clubber. ”If the music is really good I have to sit down on my own and listen”. He doesn’t even watch much TV or movies. “When I see other people’s creative work,” he says, “sometimes it overwhelms me.”
But visual art is a different matter. NoteCodeLuv is equally inspired by the impressionist style of paintings, specifically because up close they are meaningless but from a distance they crystallize into an image. This also is a concept of “The whole is more than the sum of its parts” is an integral component of his music. ”I love the way impressionist artists control the power over people just through the paint.”
He approaches DJ’ing with the same meticulous way, playing uncompromising mood-driven sets that have earned acclaim. DJ’ing can be difficult, NoteCodeLuv explains, because he’s not by nature a clubber. When he goes out to a techno club he can find the music so overwhelming that he wants to sit back and listen, not dance.
“When I go out I have to forget the technical side of the music and try to have fun,” he says, “DJ’ing can be fun, especially if I'm doing it with my close friends like NFNITI or EI. We’re friends and it’s exciting to work together. But in the end, you are playing mostly other people’s records. I prefer to play live because I feel like it's my work."