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[Future] Subculture- Subculture Vol. 1 (EP)

’Jack Nagz, Danny Green – Aquafinity (Original Mix)’

A few months back we covered a Hippie Sabotage show in San Francisco put on by Subculture, an up ‘n coming local collective. The crew have been bubbling in the scene here for a while now bringing cross-genre, forward-thinking artists including Kill FrenzyJai Wolf and Falcons to SF all the while presenting their own distinct styles as DJs in the process. As of late, the crew have been throwing down at 1015 Folsom, one of our favorite spots in the city, playing support at an upcoming show there this Friday.

Yesterday, Subculture stepped out of their encompassing role as DJs, tastemakers and promoters releasing their first official EP of all original tunes. Featuring productions from Jack NagzDanny Green and Justin WavesSubculture Vol. 1 fits perfectly with the collective’s dedication to progressive electronic music with a focus on bass-driven compositions. The project’s opener “Aquafinity,” sets the tone for the remainder of the project, which you can listen to below, creating a distinct atmospheric, ethereal vibe. As the EP progresses, though, you can hear an array of styles displayed–playful production techniques on “On My Mind” a straight trap banger with “IC$,” and finally a fitting culmination on the far-out, intoxicating closer “Project 1.”

Subculture Vol. 1 feels like a natural next step for the crew, who’ve clearly been paying close attention to the current direction of dance music, while displaying promise by simultaneously introducing a style all their own. If you’re digging the project, make sure to check out Subculture’s Soundcloud page where they also have some great mixes along with interviews with a number of the artists they’ve hosted for shows. You can grab a free download of their debut EP here.

’Justin Waves, Danny Green, Jack Nagz – On My Mind (Original Mix)’
’Danny Green, Justin Waves – IC$ (Original Mix)’
’Jack Nagz, Justin Waves, Danny Green – Project 1 (Original Mix)’
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Ahead of the Curve: Kill Paris and Louis Futon Shine at Mezzanine, SF 4/25 [Event Review]

KillParisWritten and photographed by Dominic Powell

Boulder-based Kill Paris‘ self described “future funk” sound has evolved as a result of his ability to adapt and remain at the cutting edge of the future electronic landscape over a 4+ year career under the moniker. His most recent album, Galaxies Between Us, truly captures his progression combining an atmospheric, other-worldly aesthetic with intricate, often playful, elements of electronic dance music. Over the weekend, Eye Heart SF brought both Kill Paris and Louis Futon, another ninja favorite, to Mezzanine in San Francisco for a night full of forward-thinking music that rattled the dance floor. LF

’G Eazy – Lets Get Lost Ft. Devon Baldwin (Louis Futon Remix)’
’Louis Futon – Sir Rock’

Since he first began putting out original productions in late 2013, Louis Futon has been growing his musically inclined fan base one smooth track at a time. His remixes of G-Eazy, Logic, and Future have served as a blue print for other artists who have jumped on board with the lyric-heavy future genre in recent months. Additionally, the Philadelphian’s original productions such as “Sir Rock” (featured prominently in Ta-Ku’s popular mixtape) and “Drnuk” have put to rest any doubt about Louis Futon’s artistic talents.  His set perfectly brought that sound to life captivating the audience with a unique fusion of future electronic, hip-hop and funk. Louis Futon’s remix of G-Eazy’s “Lets Get Lost” had the whole crowd singing along and his originals pushed the boundaries of club anthems.


’Kill Paris – Baby Come Back’
’Kill Paris – Operate ft Royal’

In a testament to his instrumental abilities, Kill Paris took the stage wielding an impressive array of devices: a Livid CNTRL:R MIDI controller, Pioneer CDJ’s, and a Roland AX-Synth 49-Key Keytar Synthesizer. He jumped right into his set, getting the crowd going with his own unique outer space blend of electronic music. His new material from Galaxies Between Us was well received by the crowd. At one point, he stepped out from behind his CDJ’s and began playing his Keytar while high fiving the frenzied crowd. He managed to play a healthy dose of his newer music while allowing the crowd to get involved and jump around to his older tunes, such as “Baby Come Back“. KP also mixed in some songs by his favorite artists – Cashmere Cat and Porter Robinson – before ending with his hit Royal-featuring single, “Operate.”

The combination of Louis Futon and Kill Paris made for a truly dynamic and inspiring night with a diverse representation of the future of electronic music. If either are coming through your city, we’d highly recommend checking them out–you can find upcoming dates for KP here and LF here. In the meantime, check out some more photos from the show below. Continue reading

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