Together 2014 has come and gone, but you can still relive your favorite moments because Red Bull Music Academy is now streaming select sets from the festival. In addition to sets from previous years headliners, you can now hear Robert Hood, Curses!, and Jerome LOL live from Boston.
Robert Hood delivers a classic minimal techno set that sounds like it emanates from the very heart of Detroit. If you haven’t heard his name before, he is no newcomer to the scene, instead he has been shaping the literal underground of techno since the early nineties. More on Robert Hood from Michael C Walsh here.
In dance culture, the city of Detroit is mythologized to no end and rightfully so. It’s birthed impactful founders, rightful torchbearers, and a recent class of upstarts worthy of upholding the burdensome tradition. But few have managed it with such impeccable longevity and class as Hood.
Curses! is the darker alter ego of Drop The Lime, playing and producing what he refers to as ‘Gotham House,’ a dark, ghoulish take on modern 4×4 club music:
“I am forever drawn to the mystery of black. Darkness. Night. Curses brings that sexiness, incorporating the New York/Gotham-inspired touch to house and techno. Gritty baselines, but slow and deep rhythms.”
As always, Jerome LOL delivers an eclectic mix of R&B influenced beats and futuristic house for his huge set at Together 5.
For more LOL, head to XLR8R:
“There’s absolutely a method to his madness, as the mix reveals a real talent for identifying and blending sounds, irrespective of whatever cultural baggage their source material may carry.”
Even if you didn’t get to see these excellent sets in person, have a listen and get excited for next year’s festivities by following the festival on Twitter, where they promote shows all year long.
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