900 Art Rooney Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
10:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
VIA 2013 // AV Showcase
AUDIO: Jacques Greene, Lapalux, Sasha Go Hard, Wise Blood, Total Freedom, Banjee Report, POSTLIFE
VISUAL: h3D Space "Green Room" - in collaboration with TechShop, CMU Drama, LaTurbo Avedon, Kevin Ramser, Rollin Leonard
VIDEO PREMIERE: CASEY JANE ELLISON x MISS DADDIE
SCREENING: ACID RAIN REFLUX (2008-2013)
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Jacques Greene (CA/Montreal) In less than three years, this enigmatic young house producer and songwriter from Montreal has given the current musical landscape progressively deeper ideas of what house music can mean in the new decade. Beyond the sparkling original releases, eps and remixes, he has collaborated across various styles from Jimmy Edgar, Tenashe, and The XX to Radiohead. Playing top European venues such as Fabric Live, Plastic People, Panoramabar and major festivals like Sonar, MUTEK, the Bloc Weekender and Bozar Electronic Weekender, he steadily conquered each crowd with his undeniably potent songs and infectious demeanor. With "Another Girl", all the hype came to him. Tearing down the gate with two EPs on LuckyMe and Nightslugs, and nothing short of an anthem on the latter"s Allstar compilation, he grew as the best artists do: quality releases and unforgettable live shows.
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In a world where DiY talent consistently floods the gates of electronic music, few recent voices have been so strong as to be startling. Lapalux " AKA 25-year-old Stuart Howard " is certainly one. As the sole Brit signed to Flying Lotus" Brainfeeder label, Lapalux occupies an interesting place with the release of his debut LP Nostalchic. Joining the ranks of a "new breed of producers" who "chip away at and restructure the sound palette of the Dilla legacy with elements of jazz, psychedelic rock, r"n'b slowjams and Neptunes-heyday rap" (FactMagazine) Lapalux has quickly made fans out of Diplo and SBTRKT, remixed everyone from Lianne La Havas via Crystal Fighters to Bonobo, Tawiah, AlunaGeorge and Speech Debelle. He"s toured internationally, opening for FlyLo and holding down the main stage at world-renowned festivals like Sonar.
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Sasha Go Hard (US/Chi)
In the past 18 months Chicago rap has stepped out of that shadow with some young, hungry and confident rappers putting out their own brash sounds which are distinctly Chi-town"s own. Living up to her name, 21 year old Sasha Go Hard has come up with the likes of Chief Keef and Katie Got Bandz, and emerged into the media spotlight as a stand out female rapper. Featured on MTV Sucker Free Chicago, gracing the cover of Chicago's Redeye Newspaper, artist of the week for her 100,000 + view video on WorldstarHipHop, and the only unsigned artist on MMG, her star is quickly rising. Unrelenting in her street-level delivery and style, Sasha holds down her place in the ranks of emerging artists, and will undoubtedly be a name to reckon with in years to come. Why They Mad?
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"As an artist, DJ, and conceptual party-maker, Total Freedom (aka Ashland Mines) has been integral to some of the most exciting things to come out of LA's underground art and music scene over the past few years. Hailed for a seamless ability to unite a huge spectrum of contrasting sounds, his repertoire spans minimalized R&B refixes and Middle Eastern pop samples, to obscure narrative soundbites and elements of trap, UK grime, and Kuduro. His now-infamous LA party "Wildness" is cited as an inspiration for Venus X's GHE20 G0THIK phenomenon, and the subject of a new award-winning documentary by co-founder Wu Tsang. He's also one of the lesser-sung forces behind the "record label and movement" Fade to Mind, the US sister imprint of the UK label Night Slugs, home to artists Nguzunguzu, Fatima Al Qadiri, and Kingdom. As an avid collaborator, Mines is core to an expansive creative family, as demonstrated last summer with his New York-based exhibition Blasting Voice, where he invited nearly 30 friends and artists to perform, including Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos, Blood Orange Devont Hynes, and multimedia collective Thunderhorse" (Thunderhorse were VIA 2011, 2012 artists) - words, NOISEY
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Wise Blood (US/Pgh)
"You should never trust a kid that acts like me." Pittsburgh-based artist, cryptic personality, and sometime-limo-driver, Laufman crafts his music through sample manipulation complemented by his own voice, taking elements from rock, gospel, R&B, and funk and tying all of it together with a keen pop sensibility. Thoroughly difficult to categorize, listeners who can stop thinking about labels and just go with the flow will be rewarded.
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Banjee Report (US/Chi)
The Banjee Report is a movement documenting the gay experience in hip-hop and other modern music through a weekly podcast and party at Wang's Gentlemen's Lounge curated by Anthony Pabey aka aCeb00mbaP and Andrew Steckelmann aka 1wo (pronounced One Two). In an industry full of narrow sameness, we are at the vanguard, challenging norms by providing our real-life accounts which reflect the conflict of being openly gay in an often homophobic hip-hop arena.
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"We're just the internet / not internet kids from Pittsburgh. We have nekophiliac who's like our secret member. You know. We like eating cheez-its and hanging out at hoko sounds every now and again. Watching anime and making art." Postlife is currently an 7-person co-op of producers (Shisa, Trogpite, White Tuxedo), bands (Nic Lawless + His Yung Criminales), DJs (King K. Cool, Yung Moth), and graphic designer (Catsperm) who you may better know by their twitter handles, soundclouds, online releases, and threads.
Interview Magazine got lost deep in a chatroom and found out they existed, making them their first "Soundclouds From the Underground" feature, which was cool.
Showcasing virtual characters, figures, faces, avatars and audience members themselves in a playful exploration of narcissism, pseudo-celebrity, and remixing the body. Get a 3D scan of your face on-site with Tech Shop that will be incorporated into the mix. These will also be available for download.
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Pittsburgh"s largest exhibition of contemporary art from around the world that happens once every four years. With hundreds of works by artists from around the globe"including many commissioned specifically for the show"the 2013 International will be a catalyst for new ways to present, experience, and think about art. Exhibiting Artists.
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