This Friday Mmmmaven and Bowery Boston are teaming up to present one of the hottest new talents in dance music, Bakermat at The Sinclair in Cambridge. This show’s long since been sold-out, but here’s a few quick reminders as to why you guys snatched up all those tickets in the first place.
1. Bakermat is one of the leaders of the tropical house movement.
“Tropical house” is a nascent subgenre of house music that favors slowed tempos and emphasizes plenty of Caribbean instrumentation in its mixes. Bakermat’s emotionally-charged music features its fair share of horns, steel drums, and marimba in its rhythmic grooves, thereby crucially playing off the vibes without ever really topping out too high on the BPM scale.
2. This is probably your last chance to see him a small venue.
Bakermat is still a relatively young project for the Dutch-born Lodewijk Fluttert as he put out just his fourth release- the “Teach Me” single-under the moniker in early January. Bakermat has come a long way in just three short years, and as his curated stage at this past summer’s Tomorrowland suggests, dude is en route to blowing up around the world in a big way. That exposure hasn’t quite made it stateside yet, but this is just his first North American tour. We predict he’ll be at a much bigger venues on the next go-around, and they’ll probably sell out too.
3. You might just fall in love with someone there.
To say Bakermat’s music is romantic is an exercise in extreme restraint. This stuff is all vibes all the time: a near-perfect blend of soothing instrumental work and thumping 4/4 beats that never work itself up too hard. It’s the ideal soundtrack to making a new connection.
SBTRKT will be joining us at Royale this Wednesday October 29th. Hot off the heels of releasing Wonder Where We Land, case SBTRKT has garnered much deserved attention since releasing his self titled debut back in 2011 (when we happened to bring him to Together Boston at the teeny-tiny Great Scott club).
With a genre bending style all his own, you will surely be taken on a rhythmic journey.
Working together with Bowery Boston, we present you with Tycho tonight at Royale. As Tycho, Scott Hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon.
Known in the design world as ISO50, the San Francisco-based artist is famed for his warm, textured design style, which serves as a backdrop and mirror for his musical output.
Embedded here is his most recent album titled ‘Awake’. Let it wash over you with thoughts of days gone by and long car rides. To me this is a great album for the fall (even though it was released in March of this year).
If you want more of a taste of what to expect live then take a look at this video recorded at the KEXP studios in Seattle on August 1st of this year.
Tycho is a master of melodies and smooth pensive sounds. What’s even better is that these sounds are accompanied by very danceable beats, so come to Royale tonight and get lost in dance and memories with Tycho. Doors are at 8PM and tickets are $25.
Be sure to visit the Facebook event page for more information!
Tycho uses Ableton live to make his pristine sounds. Want to learn it too? Email Sarah today!