LAZERPOP:, Jupiter (DJ Set)

PopGun Presents


Jupiter (DJ Set)

Mighty Mouse, Speakerbot

Apr 06

11:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

PopGun by day, LAZERPOP by night. #pewwpeww
Jupiter (DJ Set)
Jupiter (DJ Set)
Jupiter is a French-English duo based in Paris, but they first met one night in London. An empty dancefloor, a one hit wonder (1982 funk classic Mama Used To Say), a band was born. Amélie and Quarles’ work relies on a common passion for a time when glitter and carelessness were kings. The impact of disco and electro-funk on their music is a clear one, yet the band happily quotes a wider range of influences, such as Sly & Robbie, Beach House, Alan Parsons Project, Siriusmo or even the Beastie Boys.

Their first single, Starlighter, caused quite a stir on the blogosphere when it came out in 2009. As a true underground anthem, it encompassed the fullness of the band: a rich blend of songwriting chic and dancefloor hedonism. Their remixes for Metronomy, Anoraak or Two Door Cinema Club all carried that same signature style. In the meantime, Jupiter dropped a cover of the song that started it all, Mama Used To Say, which got praised by its original author. This handful of tracks drove them to appear on compilations by Ministry Of Sound, Valérie and eventually Kitsuné. The Parisian label moved on to release their two following singles: the one and only Saké, which topped electro charts for weeks in spring 2011, and a couple of months later Kass Limon, an electronic take on a forgotten tropical disco tune by Kassav’. On stage, the duo turns into a love triangle involving a third musician.

Juicy Lucy, Jupiter’s debut album, compresses their sound into 11 tracks: heavy beats, light vocals, sober yet chiseled production, sharp songwriting and melodic generosity. The record seamlessly bridges the gap between many genres: boogie funk, italo, neo disco, arena rock, psyche pop with a hint of dub & reggae. A strong feeling of controlled carelessness runs through the album, carried by Amélie’s high pitched vocals. As a matter of fact, one could easily picture the singer working with more mainstream artists, as she seems to have found an unstoppable formula for melodic hooks. While Quarles takes over the microphone on two songs, his personal style is more reminiscent of that of Belgian band Telex’s vocalist, Michael Moers.

Their music is all about noble textures, cohesive soundscapes and a definite sense of enlightened melodies. Despite echoing past references, Juicy Lucy steers clear from the retro obsession typical of much of today’s music. It’s rather a modernist project, looking far ahead and beyond, and above all a successful attempt at putting songwriting back into a musical landscape spoiled by an overdose of gimmicks. It’s an easygoing trip of eleven songs, eleven potential hits travelling through time and style while reminding us that a bright future still lays ahead for pop music, be it electronic or not.
Mighty Mouse
Mighty Mouse
Mighty Mouse has never been pigeon holed in one genre and he's never conformed. The ability to seamlessly fuse multiple genres spanning the 70s, 80's, 90's and 00' set's him apart, although he'll be the first to admit his appetite for disco is insatiable.

Although he would classify himself as a DJ first and musician second, it's his productions that first drew the attention of the world. Aeroplane was the first to pick up on Mighty Mouse championing his very first remix. It was from here he went on to sprinkle his unique touch to tracks by the Gorillaz, Bent, Monarchy, Shades Of Rhythm, ABBA, Gill Scott Heron, Roy Davis Jnr, Beyonce, Kate Bush, Prince, Madonna, Moonlight Matters, Herve... the list really does go on.

From here he was able to pursue his love of DJing on a global scale performing at countless festivals, and across the world whilst scoring countless top 10 and number 1 positions on the Hype Machine and garnering support a diverse array of DJ's including The Magician, Mylo, Rob Da Bank (Radio 1), Dimitri From Paris, Eric Duncan, Andrew Weatheral, and Lemon Jelly, Aeroplane, Switch, Alex Metric, Horse Meat Disco, and M.A.N.D.Y.

The mainstream press picked up on Mighty Mouse thanks to his Disco Circus compilation series. They combine disco old and new, house, techno and 80's rarities. Mixmag lauded them putting the first two volumes in their top 10 compilations the year. Features and rave reviews followed in The Times, Guardian, London Metro and all the major dance press. Disco Circus 3 was released in April 2012 to further critical acclaim. Somewhere in the middle of all this he managed to release the concept album 'Song With No Word'.

His consistency continues with his original music, the 'Disco Battle Weapons' EPs features tracks including 'Junglefish', 'The Beast', Electric Moonshine', 'Rocket', 'Kids In Space' and 'Moments In Space'. His two most notable singles are 'Song For Ellen' and 'Between the Pavement and the Stars', both often labelled as future classics.

But it's 2013 that promises to be his most exciting year yet. He's teamed up with Matt Van Schie from Sydney band Van She for a new project called 'Du Tonc'. The first single 'Darkness' drops at the end of January 2013, closely followed by a new Mighty Mouse single; 'Love Is Gonna Lift You Up' on the 25th February 2013.

In March he releases the 4th instalment of his critically acclaimed Disco Circus compilation, then an artist album in October. Further singles and EP's are finished and scheduled for release throughout the summer.

This is one Mouse who will be entertaining us for years to come.
Speakerbot is the robot-DJ alias of New Jersey's Aashish Bansal. Aash has been producing his own blend of deep house, disco, and funk for the last 6 years and can be found playing his eclectic mix for crowds in house parties, venues, and festivals all over the Northeast. Backed by an incredible stage presence and almost encyclopedic knowledge of all things electronic, his shows are an engaging dance party that is sure to get any crowd moving.
Are you ready to get robotic?
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249