September 24th, 2007

Beat Research – Sept 07

As usual, DJ Flack & i&i & special guests will be conducting some weekly Beat Research over at the Enormous Room. Here’s our line up for the month of September —

Sept 3 :: Eggplant Xanadu

For this Labor Day we thought we would bring in party DJ Eggplant Xanadu to help keep those free-wheeling summer vibes flowin.

Expect lots of funky disco groovers mixed with classic 90s rap instros and other golden age gems from Herbie Handcock and Prince to De La Soul and Pete Rock.

Sept 10 :: Cozy Music Night feat. Tim O’Keefe & DJ Flack’s CD release party

Electronic music maestro, beat maker, and netlabel founder Tim O’Keefe will be in the house for the CD release party of Strictly Scientifical — DJ Flack’s new full length on O’Keefe’s esteemed Cozy Music.

Tim has been an integral part of the Providence music scene for years, he is an artist in residence at AS220, and is part of the new REVOLVE night at Cuban Revolution. He performs under his own name, as “tfo,” and also as his new solo project “Bloodless Coup” that specializes in a mixture of electronic, bhangra and arabic sounds. He is also famous for collaborating with numerous electronic and non-electronic musicians.

In the eclectic beat tradition of Cozy Music Flack’s “Strictly Scientifical” combines bouncey dubstep influenced beats with all types of sounds from Klezmer horns to Napalese Strings to his own punk rock guitar riffs. By this time the album should be available on iTunes and Emusic so tell all you friends to check it out.

Sept 17 :: Brian Kane

As one of the original members of EBN from back in their RISD days, Brian Kane has been experimenting with the relationship between audio and the moving image for years and as a software engineer has embraced the digital revolution for its many artistic possibilities.

Tonight he will be presenting some new works in which image and sound are integral to each other as well as providing a visual backdrop to the DJ sets. Click HERE to see pictures from his show last August at the giant UK multimedia festival Big Chill in which he and Garner Post were the “Concert Grand Masters.”

Sept 24 :: DJ Philomena

The gal who, according to legend, gave Diplo his first taste of “baile funk” will be bringing some special sonic treats to the Beat Research labs. Keep your ears peeled for eclectic, electric bangers.

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