This is big news. Perhaps the biggest event KOXY will bring to Occidental College and the Eagle Rock community all year…
On March 2nd, L.A. native and Occidental alum Nite Jewel and Denver based dance-electronic act Pictureplane will perform at The Cooler at Occidental College. In between sets, enjoy a set from New York based DJ Funky Delano Roosevelvet.
Over the past few years, LA’s Nite Jewel has honed its pop-funk craft across releases from Italians Do It Better, Mexican Summer and LA’s own Gloriette Records. In that time, her airy but often distant voice has found new gravitas and charisma. Meanwhile, the synth lines have gotten more agile and the bass pops tighter and tighter. The stuttered 80s synth R&B melodies unfold into one another here in ways both giddy and deceivingly nonchalant. This maturation and evolution will all come to a head in early 2012 when Secretly Canadian will release Nite Jewel’s proper full-length follow up to her brilliant 2008 LP, Good Evening.
Produced and recorded by Travis Egedy and mixed/co-produced by Jupiter Keyes of HEALTH, Thee Physical is a celebration of human touch in a digital world. The album is also unquestionably Pictureplane’s best and most assured record to date: his vocals are confident and unnervingly sexy, the instrumentation is at once both purely electronic and surprisingly human. Pictureplane has managed to make electronic music deeply emotive—a synthesis of the human and the machine both in lyrics and sound.
And non-Occidental students, please RSVP here.
DO NOT MISS THIS. Check the facebook event page for details and let us know you’ll be joining the fun!