Giraffage (USA) & Brenmar (USA) – Oxford Art Factory – Thursday 20th November 2014
Astral People pres.
GIRAFFAGE (US) + BRENMAR (US)
w/ Polographia + Mike Who
8pm Thursday 20th November
@ Oxford Art Factory
Astral People present a very special international double header with Fools Gold Records’ very own Giraffage and Brenmar with support from Polographia & Mike Who.
We’ve been vibin’ hard on San Francisco producer Giraffage for some time now, his 2013 album ‘Needs’ was on high rotation at Astral People HQ. Giraffage aka Charlie Yin has made quite a name for himself turning bedroom beats into dance floor staples as Giraffage. His beloved R&B remixes and vibe-laden solo tracks have won early praise from Pitchfork, The Fader, XLR8R and other tastemakers, all while he seals the deal live with lush, bass-driven performances at Low End Theory, Boiler Room and gigs around the globe. Giraffage is poised for even bigger things with an expansive new EP out later this year on Fool’s Gold. He’s also just finished up showcasing these brand-new tracks and more on Porter Robinson’s “Worlds” tour of North America.
New York City by way of Chicago based producer and dj, BRENMAR, represents a strange musical paradox. Somehow defying the odds, he marries the artificial gloss of commercial R’n’B and Hip Hop with the urban grittiness of underground dance music (Chicago ghetto house, UK bass, Jersey club). His remixes/edits/and productions have taken him to both coasts of the U.S., Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia and the EU – frenzying crowds with his up-tempo, neon-drenched tunes. Always difficult to define, the elements that make up Brenmar’s music contain an extravagant medley of influences. Take a pinch of Mannie Fresh snares, a handful of DJ Rashad toms, a dose of basslines from the UK, a generous portion of Hot 97 vocalists, poach it all in a synthesizer broth, and garnish with some Timbaland sheen. You’re getting close.
Supports on the night come from our very own Polographia in live mode and Mike Who on the decks.