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This Monday, the independent record label Stereocure hosted a showcase at Brooklyn’s art gallery-practice space-music venue The Silent Barn, featuring a host of innovative and forward-thinking wunderkind producers with visuals from Devin Frenze from Real Boy Digital. After opening sets from flwrs + Maralisa and RYV, Los Angeles-based electronic producer and singer-songwriter A Sol Mechanic took the stage. A Sol Mechanic’s beats were pulsating, hip-shaking madness, laden with delicious soul samples, and his visual performance was just as dynamic. The expression he often wore, while twisting and tearing through each subsequent banger, was a viciously enthusiastic stank-face.

Shortly after, A Sol Mechanic’s set, which featured live vocals from the producer, electronic artist Flamingosis extended the fervent energy already established with glitchy, hyper-driven, astral vibes. With a higher BPM and an ostensible disposition for footwork, Flamingosis had a sweaty, moderately packed Silent Barn raging hard. The Brooklyn-based producer and singer-songwriter Rioux closed the night out with a DJ set, opening with the sexy behemoth of a rock song, “Little Girl” by Death From Above 1979 (seeming to commemorate the release of their first single in a decade). The growly, bass guitar-driven raucousness hardly sustained, though, buckling under the weight of dark, psychotropic, house beats like the harrowing, hell-bent “Lucifer.” Outside, in the enclosed smoking area, a modestly sized TV set flashes with a NeverEnding Story and the night is vibrating.

Angel E. Fraden

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