Confusing Mix Of Nations record release party w/ Jimmy Whispers, Image Man + DJs Jonny Mons and Josh Da Costa

Confusing Mix Of Nations record release party w/ Jimmy Whispers, Image Man + DJs Jonny Mons and Josh Da Costa

Sat · March 3, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$0.00

This event is 21 and over

Confusing Mix Of Nations
Confusing Mix Of Nations
CMON (Confusing Mix Of Nations) is Josh Da Costa and Jamen Whitelock, a duo that met in New York where they created the band Regal Degal in 2009. As Regal Degal, they released three EPs and two albums, while touring with bands such as Grizzly Bear, DIIV, and Real Estate. Shortly after their 2015 album Not Now was released, Josh Da Costa moved to Los Angeles where he played drums for Chris Cohen, Drugdealer and produced Dinner’s 2017 album New Work. Although Josh and Jamen were on opposite coasts, Jamen bounced back and forth between New York and Los Angeles, where they’ve been recording and performing as CMON. They combed through old demos, retooling them into spaced out dance music featuring twangy guitar riffs, analog drum machines and lush synth textures. CMON, uninhibited by the limitations of a typical rock band, embrace technology to construct a hybrid sound inspired by the past, present and future. CMON’s music is built for heady crate-diggers and the cutting-edge partygoers, perfect for both the headphones and the club.
Jimmy Whispers
Jimmy Whispers
"Jimmy Whispers is underground pop's next cult leader" -Entertainment Weekly

"The longing to be heard, and the desperation of admitting that to an iPhone and not to a person, makes Whispers' simplistic refrains like "Tell me that the love you have wasn't real" all the more raw." -Pitchfork

"This is the kind of music that embraces the introspective look at life, where mentally you feel like you're walking into a wall over and over and over again-until you widen your perspective and realize that, shit, there was a door right next to you the entire time." -Noisey
Image Man
Image Man
Image Man (Palmetto Arts/Sunal/Perabob/1080p)

"Primitively made sample­ based electronic music w/ drum machine, tracked live. Music which has no right to exist ­ sampled, then resampled. Second release and first widely distributed material by a project which fermented in the basement cave for a few years before going public. Music about loss and the developmental/gentrification hell which has blanketed once homely neighborhoods. Tricks of the eye, tricks of the mind, what was never to be again. --(press release for Excited Delirium 12" on Sunal/Perabob)

Illusory house and techno from NYC native Image Man, windy, paradoxical tracks built from loops and drum machine..“Glance” shifts further into a weirded out realm where he’s found looping the reflections of disco, soul and ancient pop samples into his own spaced and primitive euphorias"--- (press release for Glance 12" on 1080p)


Great, tripped out Ambient House EP w/ classic 1990s US/Detroit Techno reminiscences" -(Hardwax review of Glance 12" (1080p))

Image Man's discography may not yet be bulging, but it already includes a couple of killer 12" singles built around dusty deep house loop jams, and melodious, Motor City-influenced explorations. On Glance, the New York native's debut for Vancouver institution 1080p, he continues on this theme. There's much to admire, from the snappy drum machine rhythms and jazz-funk loops of "More", and spacey, Detroit inspired dancefloor dreaminess of "Else", to the glassy-eyed new age house positivity of "Glance". Closer "Goobye" [sic], with its' thick, sludgy, delay-laden drums, swirling sound effects and distant vocoder vocals, is reminiscent of the halcyon days of ambient house.--(juno records review of Glance 12")
Jonny Mons
Jonny Mons
A "consistently inconsistent" LA-based DJ with a flair for sun-tinged new wave, poolside dance and rare gems.
Josh Da Costa (DJ)
Josh Da Costa (DJ)
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/