John Roberts (Dial)
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On the cusp of releasing his second full length album Fences LP, John Roberts is always pushing towards house music innovation. It began back in 2008 after being asked by Carsten Jost, Pantha Du Prince and Lawrence to be the first American artist on the Hamburg based label, Dial. His first album Glass Eights was acclaimed for the incorporation of organic sounds in a minimal and refined form. Growing up in Cleveland, John had always been influenced by the Detroit and Chicago House sound and still finds inspiration between those elements and that of Berlin, where he makes his home now.
An up-and-coming blog on the NYC circuit, Brooklyn Bass is quickly making their rounds within the electronic scene. Hosting a monthly after-hours residency at Cameo Gallery, you can find DJs Judge Wise, T’Angelo and Evan Michael hosting the most current local artists such as Justin Miller, Point Break, and Juan Maclean. All three of these young editors take their time to carefully curate their blog with the latest reviews of international dance tracks and nearby happenings. Be on the look out for their monthly podcasts and weekly event listings as well. In a live context, expect these dudes to hold no bars. T’Angelo and Judge Wise throw down shaking bass music and Deep House, while Evan Michael stirs it up with house and disco classics.
WEBSITE: Brooklyn Bass