Event-1238802

GHOST BEACH, ONUINU, popscene DJs

Thu. 02/07 | 9:30PM @ Rickshaw Stop (map)

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GHOST BEACH
"Ghost Beach are the latest pop pioneers to set the internet ablaze with only a couple singles floating around and without any major label backing. The New York-based duo of Josh Ocean and Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn take their '80s influences one step further with Ghost Beach. Only a few months old, they've already perfected a retro-future aesthetic that sounds like the holy trifecta of The Police, Depeche Mode, and Daft Punk, with a little Passion Pit sprinkled on top for good measure. Josh plays the jilted lover with vocal panache as Eric's soaring synths, guitars and forever young harmonies are plucked right out of Neverland. Ghost Beach is more about a time than a place, and that time is now." --Andrew Hwang (Neon Gold) "Ghost Beach are seductively good, with endless factors shaping their sound. In parts it sounds like synth-laden '80s pop, and on others resembles a punk-rock vibe with lengthy guitar solos, like on single "First Time". Their confused adolescent genre is a result of influences from the likes of Depeche Mode, Daft Punk and The Police. The American pairing are reminiscent of an early Hot Hot Heat, with a semi-fem vocal, unashamedly bathing in a pop bath – and I don't mean the bubbles. They produced something that's a lot more grown up. Saying that, they have the fun factor, the nonchalant attitude, and a contagious "let's not stop partying until we throw up" glitter factor." --Tim Osbourne (Obscure Sound)

ONUINU
Dorian Duvall is Onuinu. He's been crafting electro pop in Portland, OR for the past few years where the music community has been watching and waiting for this,his first full length album Mirror Gazer. Up til now there's been a release on an Ape Tapes compliation and a video for the catchy "Ice Palace" replete with kaleidoscopic, melted visuals – directed by Andrew Sloan (Tender Loving Empire). Dorian, a multi-instrumentalist, wrote and produced the album. Jeremy Sherrer (the Gossip, Dandy Warhols, Hockey) co-produced, recorded/mixed the record and played drums. Dorian calls the music Disco-Hop and is easy to cite influences like: Yellow Magic Orchestra, Michael Jackson, the Brainfeeder Crew and Stones Throw Records. The giant chorus of opening track Mirror Gazer, the 70's shimmer of Happy Home, and the roller rink ready Always Awkward, point to his foundation in the disco, power pop and hip hop worlds.

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