Saturday, November 21 2009
Phog Lounge 157 University Ave West, Windsor
KOUSHIK (Dundas, ON ::: Stones Throw)
ON HIS FIRST tour with a live band, the young Canadian producer Koushik will be performing songs from his lush albums Be With (2005) and Out My Window (2008), both released on Peanut Butter Wolf’s Stones Throw Records based in LA. Koushik’s sound can only be summed up as beautifully arranged downbeat hip hop songs that pay homage to the originators of the genre. Having collaborated with Dan Snaith (Manitoba/Caribou) and Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), Koushik’s works are renown as dually pretty but weighty, creating songs that are perfect for both hip hop beat junkies and lovers of warm string harmonies and airy vocals. His output includes over 16 releases, with collaborations and remixes for some of the most important artists in underground hip hop, including Percee P, Madlib, MF Doom and Peanut Butter Wolf.
Watch/listen: Koushik’s video for his song Nothing’s The Same from the album Out My Window.
VOWLS (features players Brandon Hocura, Adam Trozzolo, Naomi Hocura and Alex Janssen on a variety of intstruments including the ebow, moogerfinger, circuit-bent electronics, water, the sitar and glockenspiel to say the least — it’s all wrapped together with live programming and keyboards, drums and guitar. Vowls’ sometimes sparse and gentle vocals are backed by rich synths and accented with more classic hip hop beats, upbeat guitar and electronic beeps for a toasty warm West Coast effect.
Watch/listen: Click here for music video Vowls produced during the Monterey Pop Festival this past year.
Koushik and Vowls are a perfect match for a live performance that will make you forget all about the approaching cold as they share the stage with global electronic heavyweight DJ KERO (Detroit Underground) and the electronic 303 rhythms and layers of (wh)y.m.e(??). Contemporary visual ambiance will be provided by Citynoise of the Broken City Lab collective (brokencitylab.org).
Doors are at 9PM, 19 and up, $6 cover at the door.