PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents: Detroit-based MGUN and Breezee One, along with Brooklyn-based Zebra Baby and Hieroglyph Thesaurus at Death By Audio on Saturday March 16th 2013. We are so excited to be bringing two of Southwest Detroit’s upcoming heavy-hitters to Williamsburg.
On his latest release from Resident Advisor,
Detroit’s Manuel Gonzales [aka MGUN, who has worked with Kyle Hall] is the latest to bring his frayed wires to Trilogy Tapes, Will Bankhead’s UK-based nursing home for frazzled house and broken techno. Like his past work, there’s a distant rooting in techno, but more than ever he lets his ear drift to more abstract places, starting with the imploded funk of “2.” Melting synths are smeared on a rhythm that sounds like it was lifted from a disintegrating record, a subtle chaos where elements double up and hats spit out almost at random.
All of these tracks offer heavily lo-fi takes on recognizable house and techno forms, a theme which by now is par for the course more than anything. But there’s something almost aggressively grungy about these tracks, and it’s the odd one out on the EP which best spells out why they’re so appealing. Mystifying, frustrating and tantalizing all at once, MGUN is a lot of things, but never boring.” -VIA RA Reviews: MGUN The Near Future EP
If you don’t know who Breezee One is, you probably should. The Detroit-based female MC, singer, and writer, went viral in 2011 with her music video debut of “Bike Chase,” which received over 20K views on YouTube and airplay. Back in 2008, Metro Times described her as a “buzzed-up lovechild of Ween, Peaches, TLC and Wu-Tang.” Self-described as a “Detroit Diva-Licious MC, vocalist, funny bitch,” Breezee One writes about sex and weed in a good-humored way, has amazing style (and awesome blog). After a short time in San Francisco, Breezee One is back in Detroit and her new album, Crème de la Femme is dropping this April. Check out the first single below, “Bike Chase” and get ready to do some booty-shaking.
“Get Ready Evolution Evolve Naturally!” is the acronym to GREEN in the tittle “Road to the Hidden G.R.E.E.N Village”, which is the title of their second with production from DJ Eddie Marz . Hieroglyph Thesaurus’s work has already lead to collaborations with Charlie Ahearn, director of Wild Style, Hieroglyph Thesaurus also put out an album in early 2011, “Ground Zero Generals,” with the help of record label Social Registry with production from Skeletons and Tim Dewitt (of Gang Gang Dance). -VIA their Soundcloud
Together, Brooklyn duo Ali Ramos, aka Milky and Char Johnson, aka BLACK ACCENT are Zebra Baby, “successfully creating & performing sexually charged, borderline offensive, and in your face music. It’s hot & to unique to classify! The band Zebra Baby formed in the womb of Urban Outfitters, two co-workers, Char Johnson of Simian Mobile’s Disco “Hustler” and Ali Ramos DJ/MC from Oakland, California, got together one day in Char’s Washington Heights apartment and started recording & then the duo quickly started booking all over NYC. Their style is a healthy dose of 2 Live Crew, Beastie Boys mixed with a little bit of the Talking Heads. Zebra baby has ongoing Skype shows with the band Tim and Puma Mimi. They have currently released their debut EP, W.A.R. through ITD. It’s now available on the iTunes Store.” -VIA their Tumblr
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