Groovera Chilled Web Radio (http://groovera.com) presents an evening of live music at Harlot (http://harlotsf.com) with San Francisco greats Sutro and Artemis, and DJ sets from Groovera's founder Tim Lumen. Admission is free.
Honey dripped vocals of honest and ardent lyrics coalesce with infectious beats, layered synths and escalating strings on Sutro’s forthcoming LP. Their first EP “How Things Transpire” (mixed by Grammy winning producer / engineer, Joe Chiccarelli) and their two follow up remix EPs, have been featured on iTunes main page, Indie Spotlight (Dance & Electronic) and iTunes Staff Favorites. In addition, Sutro has held two top ten positions on the music discovery site OurStage, and have supported top artists including Thievery Corporation, Brazilian Girls, Dengue Fever, Brand New Heavies, Ghostland Observatory, Asobi Seksu, Calexico and Nuspirit Helsinki. Sutro’s music has been licensed worldwide for compilations, websites, preloaded mobile content (Nokia) and video games (Tap Tap Revenge 3) and continues to receive high radio rotation on top chill-oriented radio shows and stations.
If such a joyous sonic welter as the music of Oakland's Artemis needs a handle, then call it “pavement psychedelia,” or “urban robot raga” or “trip-pop.” Over the thump and shimmer, she croons with detached fervor, the production dissolving in a storm of pixie-dust disco until a rude riot of effects snaps the tether and she vanishes. Aesthetically, the band, which includes the likes of Daniel Berkman (aka Colfax, multi-instrumentalist), Cliff Tune (drummer) and Keith Crusher (producer, programmer and sonic theoretician), is a poppier variant on trip-hop, with layers of beats and synth effects providing atmospherics for sophisticated classic rock song structures and the velvet swoop of Artemis's vocals. The Auralei EP is an 8-song glimpse of future and past, including 3 tracks from the upcoming full-length release Body of Glass, 3 remixes of songs from Gravity, and 2 additional new tracks.
Groovera Chilled Web Radio (http://groovera.com)
"This nonstop mix of chill-out and ambient grooves form the perfect soundtrack to a long soak in the bath or a room-service déjeuner à deux." - Time Magazine
Groovera is the world's first multiple-channel web radio station dedicated to showcasing only chillout music. Hear Sutro and Artemis on Audio Popsicle at http://groovera.com.
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Added by groovera on May 3, 2010