To be fully prepared for Cubic Zirconia's live show this Friday, February 11 at Club Lambi, it'd be best to grab hold of the new EP of remixes their label LuckyMe recently made available for free online.
Frontman Nick Hook calls his group "live ethnic disco," but reworkings from club stalwarts Egyptrixx and Ikonika and left field G-Synth master Dam Funk spread and/or skewer the sound all over the dance music spectrum. The remixes come in advance of the NYC four-piece's upcoming album Follow Your Heart.
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LOOKOUT, LuckyMe & Dirty Gold present:
After an incredibly breakthrough 2009 that saw the massive critical and popular success of Hudson Mohawke, Rustie and Mike Slott with releases on Warp, All City and more, it seemed unlikely that Glaswegian label LuckyMe could top the level of excitement in the year to follow. However in the last year, they've expanded the label worldwide, adding several North American acts that have become some of the most talked about in the electronic music world, including Jacques Greene, Lunice, Ango, Machinedrum, and Cubic Zirconia. On February 11th, all of this monumental talent will be on display under Club Lambi's roof.
Friday, February the 11th
Club Lambi, 4465 St-Laurent
CUBIC ZIRCONIA (Live)
JAQUES GREENE (DJ)
Seriously, this band will destroy your club, your concernt hall, your living room. It's acid inflected pop music that hints towards a tradition of great new york loft parties and the vacious structure of punk bands like ESG and Liquid Liquid. But you know, Cubic's music is more than that. It's not trying to be anything else than Nick Hook, Tiombe Lockhart & Daud Sturdivant going in as hard as they can. I mean, what shall we call it? We have to call it something -- that's the way of music journalism. Let's go for ethnic disco.
New label mate Machinedrum will be present as well, riding off his stellar new releases on LuckyMe and on Hotflush as his new garage/future dubstep project Sepalcure. With a combination of the songwriting skills of Timbaland, the huge club sounds of Daft Punk and the crafty experimentation of Aphex Twin, Machinedrum will take us all on quite the musical ride.
Jacques Greene hails from Montreal, Canada, and you may or may not have heard some music he made under a previous guise. It doesn't really matter. His current focus is glistening house music with the perfect balance of reverence and idiosyncrasy, and an unashamed devotion to R'n'B. Releases with LuckyMe and NightSlugs have announced his arrival in the house music world in fine style, and hint at a pretty good year to come.
Lunice is just THAT dude. So cool, so easy. But at night he’s a monster making bedroom dance videos to Footcrab and Sex Intelligent (remix stoopid). It was just over a year ago that Lunice started bumping his own beats at the Turbo Crunk nights. To think that he’s since played two European tours and attended Red Bull in London, cheeeez, Dude is doing those big things already.
Joining Montreal's community of influential DJs and Producers, this R&B beat maker has just begun to do his part to help rebuild the landscape of alternative dance music in North America. Ango's music is uniquely melodic and hopeful, bringing boogie-era synth and drum sounds into context with contemporary R&B bangers, electro and bass music.
MIX FOR LUCKYME: http://luckymedia.s3.amazonaws.com/_MIXTAPES/81.mp3Read Less ↑
Cubic Zirconia's Nick Hook was kind enough to send over a mix full of jams that spell out why LuckyMe and Night Slugs were the labels that ruled 2010. The tape comes just in time for Cubic Zirconia's live performance alongside Jacques Greene, Lunice, Machinedrum, and Ango at the LuckyMe label showcase at Club Lambi Friday February 11th. Without further delay, the tracklist and mix is below:
mr. fingers- beyond the clouds
kim ann foxman- creatures
julio bashmore- battle for middle you
cassius- shark simple (l-vis and the neon dreams rmx ft shadz & cubic zirconia )
martyn and mike slott- all nights
jacques greene- (baby i don't know) what you want
kingdom feat tiombe lockhart- remember
panteros 666- x lova (cubic zirconia rmx)
lunice- fancy fortie (rustie rmx)