LAZERPOP:, Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) DJ Set, Bit Funk

PopGun Presents

LAZERPOP:

Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) DJ Set

Bit Funk

AIMES, Alan Blancato

Feb 23

Doors: 11:30 pm / Show: 11:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

LAZERPOP:
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Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) DJ Set
Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) DJ Set
A pulsating solo effort from electronic pop crooning man-child and Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning is the shiniest, newest addition to the Cutters stable of artists.

Prior to starting on Cut Copy's most recent album Zonoscope, Ben Browning dug into his trusty mind-hole and began penning tracks for a solo release, culminating in the new 12-inch EP which is to be released by Cutters Records. I Can't Stay is the lead single, taken from Browning's forthcoming EP on Cutters records.

It opens with an almost calypso guitar lead, before opening up into bouncing bass driven club-pop, the likes of which wouldn't have been entirely out of place on the recent Cut Copy album. The vocal is trademark Ben Browning: delicately strained melodic and harmonic stylings, with a seeming fragility which belies its true versatility.

The talents of Architecture In Helsinki's Gus Franklin and Haima Marriott were enlisted to add production and shimmer, with Franklin even laying down live-drums on the final recording. Meanwhile, Cut Copy's own Dan Whitford reached into his collection of vintage synths to provide keyboard programming, producing some of the the classic keyboard tones herein.

What's that you say? You wanna dance? Never fear, the single is rounded out by two energetic remixes of the lead track I Can't Stay. Cutters' own Knightlife, who has made spacey disco bliss his stock in trade, has transformed this into and epic, infectious melodic house gem. And DFA's Juan Maclean opts for an energized version, more faithful to the original, much like classic expertly finessed dance mixes of old.
Bit Funk
Bit Funk
Growing up in a small town on Canada's Atlantic Coast, this Brooklyn resident has quickly earned a reputation as one of house and disco's most respected artists. With breakout tracks like his 2012 crossover hits It Ain't Easy & It's My Love, Bit Funk has established an international fan base and lived up to the hype with a steady touring schedule in the United States, Canada and Europe.

With remixes for Viceroy, Treasure Fingers, GRUM, as well as other notable artists, Bit Funk has garnered support from heavyweights such as Alan Braxe, The Magician, RAC, Oliver, Jody Wisternoff and even Flosstradamus. His memorable hooks and smooth melodies weave a signature sound that delivers equally well on the dance floor, or as the soundtrack to your daily life. The former drummer's productions draw their influences from far and wide, paying respects to the classics while making their mark in the contemporary club scene.

As a DJ, Bit Funk has an ever increasing plate, playing crowds from Miami to Los Angeles, and Newfoundland to Vancouver. Fresh off his first European tour, which saw him fill clubs in London, Berlin, Madrid and more, Bit Funk is poised to capitalize on his momentum and break out internationally this year.
AIMES
AIMES
AIMES is the production moniker and musical alter ego of Alabama born, Brooklyn resident, Aman Ellis. Aman entered into the world of electronic music almost by mistake. After years of searching for his sound on the guitar, many of which involved him trying to make his guitar sound like a synthesizer, he opted to trade the two. Now armed with a plethora of gadgets and toys, Aman spends his time bridging the divide between the organic tones of his past and the lush oscillations in his present.

His adventuresome style of synth-wave space pop explores vast sonic territories, keeping a close affinity to other-worldly psychedelia and interstellar weirdness.
Alan Blancato
Alan Blancato is a rising DJ in the New York City dance circuit. He brings an intimate feel to his sets, playing the best of the most current tracks and classics ranging from house and deep house to disco and indie dance. Featured in a number of exclusive parties and events, Alan has played to crowded dance floors alongside the likes of Chris Malinchak, Goldroom, Justin miller, Ladyhawke and Flume to name a few. Whether it is at Brooklyn Bowl, Cameo Gallery, Le Poisson Rouge or a number of other top venues, Alan Blancato keeps the crowd on their toes and the floor moving all night long.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/