Welcome to another episode of Sonance Saturdays.
Today I have a few interesting musical items collected from around the corners of the internet just for you.
The first is a new track from one of my favorite Swedish producers, Mr. Eric Prydz.
This might be a bold statement, but…. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you- the first Summer Banger of 2015:
Mark my words, this track is gonna be everywhere.
He debuted it this past week at Miami's Winter Music Conference (well actually, I found an earlier performance of it on YouTube at Madison Square Garden in Sept. 2014, so I'm sure he's been biting his thumbs on it for a minute, but now it's "Facebook Official", lol), so look for it to be officially released April 13th on Pryda Recordings.
Second, speaking of WMC, the Maestro Himself, BT, is counting down the hours until he debuts his Electronic Opus TOMORROW at 8PM the Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts in Miami, FL. (You know, just in case you're actually IN Miami, and want to go... no no, it's fine, I'll just be over here...turning green with envy...)
This is a special thing, in the world of electronic music. Live musicians are expensive to hire. A whole orchestra, exponentially more so. And electronic producers who can compose and orchestrate sheet music for every analog classical instrument are rare, but BT is one of them. I'm personally very grateful to every other fan out there who donated on his Electronic Opus Kickstarter to make this project happen. Anyone who knows me knows I deeply admire this man's brain and love his music, but this is another level of cool.
I'm super-digging this trend of "Symphonic Electronic" Music, and it is something I keep in mind as I develop my own musical composition and production skills. But enough with the fangirling- I'll just embed the Electronic Opus promo video for you here so you can hear what I'm talking about:
Frankly, dear Reader, I am in the depths of despair at the thought of not being able to attend this prodigious concert myself. Unfortunately, making it there tomorrow is just not in the cards for me. Even more unfortunately, BT reported on his own Facebook wall that they will not be live streaming or recording this event, and it is the only live performance they have planned. (Okay, from a artist's perspective, I get why. I do. But... sad fangirl is sad, ok?)
BUT …. he also said the album will be released on iTunes eventually. ^_^
Plus, he hasn't said there WON'T be a tour… (If history's any indication, my beloved Above & Beyond did really well with their live acoustic tour, and my thinking is that now that BT's orchestra is practiced up/familiarized with the EO score, and the stage set & image mapping assets are all worked out with VolvoxLabs, and the logistics of shipping/setup/performance/breakdown are fresh in everyone's mind… I mean, now would be a GREAT time to take it on the road, strike while the iron is hot… I'm just sayin'…)
So…. I'm crossing my fingers. Maybe Electronic Opus will come out west. If EO hits Vegas, L.A. (more likely), or even Dallas (good excuse to visit family…) I'm all over it.
And now for something completely different:
Scott Bradlee and the Postmodern Jukebox are at it again, this time with a new video recording of their excellent cover of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass", which they threw together to celebrate the last week of their European tour.
These kids are on point! Sweet easy jazz music, tight harmonies, and more sensual attitude than you can shake a stick at. Lord have mercy!
...And with that wistful thought, I'll close for the day. Thanks for stopping by, Kittens.
And be sure to check back in next Saturday for more inspiring Sonance!