Not sure why to ride the Red Line to Harvard Square tonight? Apart from saying “I saw them when” (that’s sort of our forte) or bringing the pals to a tasty night out, here’s three more reasons we can justify dipping into your hard-earned checking account.
1. Producers are the “new normal.”
Since the advent of singular talents like Giorgio Moroder or Nile Rodgers or Pauline Oliveros (or DJ Premiere or Arthur Baker), technology has allowed musically gifted minds and venturing experimenters the opportunity to create music as a kind of “one-man band.” Why sometimes struggle making a song with more than one person when you can do it all yourself?
Fast-forward to the future year of 2014 and you have names like Fourtet, Caribou and Jon Hopkins.
All these talents come from a background in band-dom but chose to throw themselves into the machine. If you like any of those artists, you’re going to love Jacques.
Because Greene is doing just that. With the debut of his live sound, we’ll see him pulling out all sorts of tips and tricks on drum machines, MPC pads and who knows what else. There’s no need to watch as much as listen, soak it in and feel the vibes.
2. It’s bound to be sexy.
When we say “bring a date” we meant it.
Our man Jacques tows the line between dreamy, subterranean R&B, future-forward hip-hop and lush somewhat ambient house. He can bring the heat just as much as anyone, but you’ll see a distinct lack of fist-pumping.
To get a taste, press play on his latest mix for Fact Magazine, which despite being a “DJ set,” is rife with his own music. It also features Holy Ghost, Tiga’s ever-present “Bugatti” and, yes, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
3. Yes, he’ll probably rock some type of VIP treatment of “Another Girl”
Mssr. Greene exploded into the musical realm via the famous Lucky Me family with his sample-heavy song “Another Girl.” It’s essentially what has brought him to the heights where he’s featured on BBC Radio 1. And while he’s going to rumble through his most recent EP, his collaborations with star vocalists and maybe tease some of the work he did with Radiohead, you’re almost certain to hear some part of this inevitably iconic classic:
Tickets are still available and will probably be on the door too, but maybe get two now just to be safe. Arrive early to groove to Yvng Paul of The Wave party as you get sufficiently ready to allow Jacques to take over your hips.
Your date will be quite pleased.