SPAIN-BROOKLYN MUSIC SERIES 

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KJCC | MAY 30, 2014 | 7pm-1am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* All the events are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

 

* All the events will take place at:

 

 

 

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER

 

New York University

 

53 Washington Square South

 

New York, NY 10012

 

T. +1 (212) 998-3650

 

www.nyu.edu/kjc

 

 

BFLECHA

Vigo

9:00 pm

“Beta”, the eagerly awaited debut album by BFlecha, is, without a doubt, one of the best recent releases to come out of Spain. Its funky R&B and colourful synth pop gems will be the stars of the show that Galician singer Belén Vidal will give at Sónar by Day, accompanied by her analogue synthesisers and sunglasses from way beyond. An expert lover of funk from across the years, 1980s synth lines, R&B from yesterday and today and the most sophisticated dance music (with 2-step and house at the fore), BFlecha kept a cool head after the runaway success of her excellent first two EPs, “Ceja de Carnival” and “Qvasi Naves” (both released on Arkestra, the label she runs with Mwëslee) and has come up with a mature, brilliantly finished work that can be read on many different levels and also boasts an impressive string of hits: “B33”, “Mundo Bizarro”, “A Marte”, “Finisterrae”… A small milestone in the history of Spanish pop that forges (or certainly ought to forge) new expressive paths and connects with a certain past sounds (1980s synth pop, Mecano) and new trends in Latin pop today (El Guincho, Javiera Mena).

 

www.soundcloud.com/bflecha

KIM ANN FOXMAN

NYC

10:00 pm

For the past few years Kim Ann Foxman has been brewing a club cult following across the globe; crisscrossing everywhere from Japan to Cologne and Chicago she’s established herself as one of the most sought after DJs and artists on the house scene. Splitting her time between her home base in New York City and her globetrotting schedule she’s released a single, Creature / What You Need as well as a raft of great remixes. She brings her loyal dance followers to the floor with her infectious, soulful DJ sets that intoxicate dance floors everywhere.  “I grew up in Hawaii, my dad is a hippie and my mothers dream was to turn me into a beauty queen.” In her own words, “I grew up with a love for Freestyle, R&B and House music. Technotronic changed my life and sent me straight to dance music. Kim Ann Foxman has not forgotten about her past, present or future fans. She is also keeping busy between New York, Berlin, and London working with other artists on collaborations that will soon be released. The “creatures” can’t wait to shake their bodies for her.

 

 

www.soundcloud.com/kimannfoxman

MWESLEE

Vigo

8:00 pm

Mwëslee has long been one of the most respected and admired names in the national electronica and hip-hop scene. Founder and head of the Arkestra collective and label (who have just released magnificent albums from BFlecha and Alizzz, both present at Sónar 2014), Diego Cobo boasts an impeccable career, with just a handful of high quality releases and remixes. As a dj he further expands his range of sound, from synth pop to electrofunk bass music through to post dubstep, abstract beats or early original house.

 

www.soundcloud.com/mweslee

ALEX PASTERNAK

California

11:00 pm

California native and current Brooklyn resident Alex Pasternak spent his teen years playing in a jazz quartet and in punk/hardcore bands. As a student of ethnomusicology in college, he fell in love with music from all corners of the globe, from Turkish Cifteteli to samba-reggae, and his eclectic repertoire combines international tastes and textures with the sounds of the modern dance floor. Alex plays drums for the band Lemonade.

 

www.soundcloud.com/malandronyc

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KJCC | MARCH 28, 2014 | 8pm-10:30pm

 

 

* All the events are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

* All the events will take place at:KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER

 

New York University

53 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

T. +1 (212) 998-3650

www.nyu.edu/kjc

 

SVPER

Barcelona

8:00 pm

Sergio Pérez (co-producer and collaborator of El Guincho) and Luciana Della Villa (ex-member of riot grrrl-inspired Bcore trio, Sibyl Vane) have, for over a decade now, been entrenching a backbone deep into Barcelo-na’s musical landscape. This eerie-pop electronic duo first emerged back in 2011 with only three demos on Soundcloud and a live video of ‘El Final de la Noche’, produced by the internationally acclaimed directing collective, CANADA. Now working on their upcoming sophomore album, with Primavera Sound as their international booker, the interest generated by this Mediterranean duo continues to grow far beyond the Iberian peninsula and on into the Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and most recently, SXSW in the US.

 

www.soundcloud.com/svper

SAU POLER

Barcelona-NYC

9:15 pm

Pau Soler, aka Sau Poler is a young musician and producer from Badalona, a town on the outskirts of Barcelona, which in less than a year, and has positioned itself as one of the brightest talents to follow in the field of national electronics. In early 2013 he released his first EP, " A Soundless Echo" which instantly became one of the promises of our country and immediately caught the attention of foreign media reputed as XLR8R, Pete Tong program for the BBC Radio 1 or Bandcamp Weekly. Sau Poler has been recently chosen at Make Noise Converse Rubber Tracks, not only as one of the ten bands that could remaster their songs at Rubber Tracks Studies in Barcelona but also as one of the winners to repeat this experience in Rubber Tracks Studies in Williamsburg, NYC.

 

www.soundcloud.com/sau-poler

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